Posts tagged "crafts"

Fed Up Artist Turns Catcalls Into Needlepoints

It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women's complaints about street harassment, insistent that they're "only" giving compliments and flirting, as if it's completely irrelevant how such "compliments" actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler -- like many, many, many, many women -- was also sick of being catcalled and decided…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2014

8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made in sweatshops. A quick AOL internet search (#old) revealed that my boycott would actually be incredibly difficult — if not impossible — given that I…

By: Phylisa Wisdom / July 3, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 DIY Projects For Grown-Up Flower Girls

I am an unapologetic flower freak. I spend an exorbitant amount of money on bouquets year-round, post pictures of them on Instagram with captions like, "Spring blooms <3" (I know I'm the worst), and would decorate my house in a floor-to-ceiling floral motif in a hot minute if my boyfriend would let me. For now,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 26, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Crafts For Winos

It's a familiar occurrence in the life of any eco-conscious wine enthusiast: while putting out your glass recycling, you look down at the 10 bags overflowing with wine bottles and think, "Dear God, my neighbors are going to think I'm a fall-down drunk." The solution to this embarrassing problem? Don't stop drinking or recycling. Just…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2014

Cat Lady Craft Night Is My Actual Dream Come True

The heavens have opened and gifted us cat fanatics with a whole Saturday night dedicated to kitty-centered DIY projects. Cat Lady Craft Night is going down at the Brooklyn Craft Company in New York City this weekend and I will totally be there, presumably decked out in my favorite cat tights. This night of self-described "catlady…

By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Eye-Catching DIY Mirrors

There are about a million interior designer-approved reasons to add a fun mirror to your home decor -- it makes your space look bigger, catches light, reflects cool paint colors, and allows you to check your lipstick while lounging sultrily on the couch (as you do). All of these benefits get even better when you…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 26, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Lovely Ways To Use A Bit Of Lace

Want to reinvent a pair of jeans, spruce up a boring old sweatshirt, or turn a tank top into a feminine t-shirt? Want to create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or eye-catching necklace? Want to find a creative new way to organize your jewelry, or add a flirty detail to a basic scarf? To paraphrase The…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 25, 2014

Last-Minute Love: 5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts They’ll Actually Want

Valentine's Day is the day after tomorrow. You have yet to buy your significant other a gift. You're kinda broke. You're starting to think that carving a corny pun into a mushy banana is not such a bad idea after all. Stop right there! Here are five DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas that are cheap, easy to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 12, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 Awesome DIY Vases

Who wants to spend $300 on a fancy vase when it's bound to get knocked over during a dance party or minor earthquake? Just grab a basic vase (or any glass or ceramic container, really) from a thrift shop and use one of these fun, simple DIY ideas to make it your own. Your next…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 29, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 12 DIY Glitter Projects To Add Some Sparkle To Your Life

The attitude I have about glitter is the same attitude the dad in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" has about Windex: it fixes everything. Bored with your hair accessories? Put some glitter on them! Just found some ugly scuffs on your shoes? Cover them with glitter! Uninspired by your home decor? Whip out the glue…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2014

8 Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts On Pinterest, Ranked In Order From Least To Most Ridiculous

Thanksgiving turkey crafts: they're not just for small children anymore!  Thanks to Pinterest, now anyone with orange construction paper and a couple of google-y eyes can make a DIY turkey craft for their holiday hearth.  Some are the work of skilled artisans.  Others suggest that turkey crafts are best left to kindergarteners. Here are eight…

By: The Frisky / November 27, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Sweet Sweater Projects

Wondering how to spruce up last season's sweaters? It's super easy to breathe new life into basic cardigans and pullovers by adding sequins, studs, bows, and floral accents. Want to repurpose that cashmere v-neck you accidentally threw in the dryer? (I totally did that last night, by the way. Heartbreaking.) With a little crafting savvy, you ca…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2013

Crocheted Sperm Are Cuddly, Soft And There’s No Mess To Clean Up

Your relationship with ejaculate doesn't have to be as bad as Monica Lewinsky's to appreciate a cuddly little sperm friend! These crocheted Spermies are sold by Etsy shop Wonka's Willy Factor and are both custom- and hand(job-)made. One Spermie is $13, a three-pack is $30, and both would be enough to get you pregnant (if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

15 Absurdly Awesome DIY Projects That Are Actually Easy

DIY blogs get me every time, because they contain the promise that I can actually do it myself. Hours of clicking on link after link from one lifestyle blog to another will inevitably lead me to a soft-lit, delicate DIY necklace, beguiling in its simplicity, begging to be made. I become convinced that I have…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 13, 2013

9 Pinterest Wedding DIYs You Can Repurpose For Real Life

As a happily single lady, Pinterest can leave me feeling a little, well, left out. Amongst the $700 heels I lust after from afar and that spaetzle recipe I swear I'l get around to making, there's one major recurring  theme that has nothing to do with me at all: WEDDINGS! Wedding dresses. Wedding updos. Wedding…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2013

Weekend Project: DIY Glitter Vases

It's finally that time of year: stores are starting to fill with beautiful spring flowers. Do you have something beautiful to display your blooms? If your definition of beautiful is SPARKLY (as mine is), then you'll want to check out these super cute DIY glitter vases. In three easy steps, transform a plain ol' jar…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Weekend Project: Turn An Old T-Shirt Into A Tote Bag

Earth Day is just around the corner, so in the spirit of recycling (and the start of farmers' market season!), this weekend seems like the perfect time to dig up an old T-shirt and transform it into an easy-to-pack tote bag. Although I would never defile a Zeppelin t-shirt like they do in the tutorial,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 20, 2013

Weekend Project: Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs

I haven't decorated eggs for the past few Easters, but this tutorial for marbled eggs looks so fun, and the results are so gorgeous, that I might have to give it a shot this year. It's also a great way to use up some of the hundreds of mostly-empty bottles of nail polish that are…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 30, 2013

Weekend Project: Make An Awesome (And Easy) Origami Necklace

Looking for a super simple craft project to tackle this weekend? Check out this delicate origami necklace, which requires just a few bucks worth of supplies and some very basic folding skills. I'd love to wear this with a black v-neck sweater and coordinating bright orange nail polish. [How About Orange]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 19, 2013
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