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June 30, 2014

Fortunately for Hobby Lobby employees, they have all the craft supplies they need to replace their birth control with good ol’ arts & crafts!

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-4 decision that the Affordable Care Act requiring corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

Fortunately for Hobby Lobby employees, they have all the craft supplies they need to replace their birth control with good ol’ arts & crafts!


Knit Condoms

Product listing: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/flamingo-soft-secret-yarn-587147/
Supplies: Yarn Bee’s Flamingo Soft Secret Yarn, knitting needles
Instructions: A condom is a barrier device used during sexual activity to lower the probability of pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. For a feel that is softer than latex and more porous than lambskin, we recommend knitting your own!


The Glamour Glitz Pill

Product listing: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/glamour-glitz-clear-ab-hot-fix-crystals-854000/
Supplies: Glamour Glitz Hot Fix Crystals
Instructions: The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) uses a combination of estrogen and progestogen to inhibit female fertility. To make your own (minus the yucky chemicals!) place some glamour glitz hot fix crystals in an empty pack of gum you can get at the register. Who knew taking the pill could be so …glamour-glitz!


Clay Diaphragm

Product listing: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/blue-ice-quartz-fimo-effect-clay-201053/
Supplies: Staedler’s Blue Ice Quartz Clay
Instructions: A diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control, made of a shallow silicon dome with a spring molded into the rim which creates a seal when inserted into the vagina. How about zesting up that cervical barrier by using clay instead! According to the manufacturer Staedler: “Fimo Effect Clay is extremely easy to knead, making it the ideal oven-hardening modeling clay for the entire family! It bakes to a hard, durable product that can take daily wear.”


Pipe Cleaner Intrauterine Device

Product listing: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/15mm-bright-pastel-multi-chenille-stems-126664/
Supplies: 15mm pastel multi chenille stems
Instructions: A small t-shaped copper device inserted into the uterus, IUDs are one of the most effective long-acting reversible contraception methods. But what if instead of a boring old copper t-shape, you used pastel pipe cleaners to fold your IUD into any shape you wanted!

Note: none of these crafts prevent pregnancy, though studies show shopping at Hobby Lobby will make sexual intercourse less likely