Posts tagged "craft ideas"

Weekend Project: Make Some Rad Recycled Gift Bags

I try to be as eco-friendly as possible in most areas of my life, but sometimes my penchant for procrastination overpowers my desire to be green. Example: pretty much every Christmas eve, when I realize I forgot to get any kind of gift-wrapping materials and end up buying a pile of made-in-China plastic gift bag…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 1, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Macaron Coin Purse!

OK, this week's project does require a bit of sewing knowledge (or a friend with some sewing knowledge who will help you out in exchange for a mimosa), but  if you can pull it off, the end result is the most adorable little coin purse ever. I'd love to whip up a colorful batch of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 10, 2012

7 Grown-Up Versions Of Childhood Craft Projects

The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. "It's like papier maché for adults," I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell "papier-mâché," which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Fabric Wall Pocket!

In my endless quest to de-clutter my house and become more like one of those minimalist Danish people that get featured in O magazine, I'm trying to keep household surfaces clear. Despite my best efforts, there are always a few necessities--sunglasses, pens, save-the-date cards, etc.--floating around my living room. This adorable fabric wall pocket i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 7, 2012

Weekend Project: Travel Map Bulletin Board

This project was originally created by a mom who wanted to help her young daughter learn geography and keep track of the places she'd been, but I think it would work just as well for adults looking for a whimsical way to chart their travels and plan upcoming adventures. You can choose your own colors,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 31, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Custom Light Switch Cover

Today's weekend DIY project comes courtesy of our friends over at Gurl.com, who show us how to add some pizazz to a basic light switch cover using decorative paper or even celebrity photos. Because really, why just turn on the light when you could be turning on Ryan Gosling? Check out the step-by-step tutorial and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 17, 2012

Weekend Project: Add Some Sparkle To Scuffed Flats

Even though "glitter" and "flats" are two of my favorite words, I must admit I initially gave this project the side-eye, since I assumed they would leave a little trail of glitter wherever you walked (which might be kind of magical in its own way, but mostly annoying). However, the brilliant Sues from We Are

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 10, 2012