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DIY: Creative Ideas To Express Yourself From 'O, The Oprah Magazine'

First Posted: 01/30/2012 5:56 am   Updated: 09/10/2012 5:02 pm

Remember when you were young and chunks of time were set aside just for you to experiment with your imagination? Who said creativity should be reserved for childhood? February's issue of O, The Oprah Magazine offers more than two dozen unique ways to get creative and express yourself in its article "26 Ways to Tell Your Story and Share It with the World." These DIY ideas will have you stamping your mark on everything from fashion to food to art.

View our slideshow below for five of our favorites and check out O Magazine for more fun ways to show off your creative side.

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  • Express Yourself!

    The latest issue of <em>O, The Oprah Magazine</em>, features 26 different ways to express yourself, from your fashion style to your food. Keep clicking to see five fun ways to get creative.

  • Express Your Sweet Tooth

    Channel your frosty creativity and make your own gelato. With just a few clicks, your delicious creation will be on its way to your door. From <em>O Magazine</em>: "If you've ever doctored a bowl of boring vanilla or mused aloud on the ratio of Chunky to Monkey, you likely have an answer to Becky App's favorite question: 'What flavor would you be if you were gelato or ice cream?' App herself had so many answers that she cofounded eCreamery, a create-your-own-flavor site that lets you turn your sweet-treat dreams into lush, scoopable reality." (Visit for more information.)

  • Put Your Creative Foot Forward

    Don't settle for the same boring shoes that everyone else wears -- show off your fun style on your feet. "You can kick up any outfit with a pair of heels that are perfectly you, thanks to the do-it-yourself site Shoes of Prey," says <em>O Magazine</em>. "Click through silhouettes, materials, colors, and embellishments, then scrutinize your design in the 360-degree-view tool. Purple leather slingbacks with silver edging in a size 6? Done. Glittery size 8 peep-toe T-straps with blue bows? In your cart in less than five minutes. All shoes are built by hand and can be returned for any reason." (Visit for more information.)

  • Make Photos More Fun

    Don't just look at your photos -- play with them! Try this creative photo activity from <em>O Magazine</em>: "Make family photos instantly interactive by turning 22 of them into Photo-opoly, a Monopoly-variation board game starring your snapshots. 'Do not pass Molly's first birthday party. Do not collect $200.'" (Visit for more information.)

  • Creative Downpour

    Wondering how you can make a gloomy day a bit cheerier? "Brighten your mood on a gray-sky day with a made-by-you umbrella," suggests <em>O Magazine</em>. "Use Artscow to print a photo -- your niece on a swing, your poodle in the tub -- onto the fabric. Or visit Over Our Heads to create images for your eyes only: Designs are handpainted on the underside." (Visit and for more information.)

  • Bring The Vineyard Home

    Toast your creativity with your own blend! You don't even need to leave your house with the Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Kit. According to <em>O Magazine</em>, "These make-wine-in-your-kitchen kits from selection estate include grape juice, additives, and easy instructions." (Visit for more information.) To see more unique ways to express yourself, check out the <a href="" target="_hplink">February issue of <em>O, The Oprah Magazine</a></em>.

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