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DIY: Trinket holder

DIY: Trinket holder

Mariah Woelfel and Jessica Villagomez

April 6, 2016


Filed under DIY, Focus, Multimedia

This DIY dish only looks like it's from an expensive gift shop. Simply paint a plastic animal with a strong jewel tone, like gold, and create a simple way to store rings, necklaces and other small trinkets. What you’ll need: 1 Terra Cotta pot holder White acrylic crafters paint Metallic...

DIY: Terra Cotta plant pot

DIY: Terra Cotta plant pot

Jessica Villagomez

March 28, 2016


Filed under DIY, Focus, Multimedia

Pinterest and sales at Michaels all encouraged me to spend my free Spring Break days crafting and falling into a DIY wormhole. As a seasoned crafter and firm believer that I can make anything, I wanted to test out and create some DIY spring projects and fill The DePaulia office with some homemade...

DePaul dropout-founded Treehouse Records rooted in DIY

DePaul dropout-founded Treehouse Records rooted in DIY

Jaycee Rockhold

May 24, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

[slideshow_deploy id='12222'] Once a gym full of meatheads, one West Side warehouse has been transformed into a homey, eccentric and welcoming studio space. Read More »...

DIY on a dime: Turn a dull apartment homey for cheap

DIY on a dime: Turn a dull apartment homey for cheap

Carolyn Duff

May 17, 2015


Filed under Apartment Guide

I moved into my first apartment almost one year ago and as soon as I signed the lease, I couldn’t wait to start decorating. I’m pretty good at crafting, if I do say so myself, so I’ve managed to create several things that I can hang on my wall without shame. For those of you who don’t share ...

Young punk’s paradise: House shows in Chicago offer a unique space for underage music fans

Young punk’s paradise: House shows in Chicago offer a unique space for underage music fans

Gabriella Lewis

October 12, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

On a chilly September night, about 30 young adult punk rock fans gathered in a basement in Pilsen. Inside, splashes from the bright yellow walls peek through the mass of hundreds of fliers from previous shows, punk rock posters and ironic signs. Read More »...

Redefining DIY: Chicago’s basement scene

Redefining DIY: Chicago’s basement scene

Parker Asmann

May 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Artists need their own space: a place where they can go and feel welcomed without the fear of being judged for their work, a place that brings them into a community of like-minded individuals who have the same goals in mind, a place where everybody comes together and you just DIY (do it yourself). R...

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