Posts tagged "diy projects"

Weekend Project: Polka Dot Your Jeans For Spring!

Polka dot jeans have been popping up on all my favorite fashion blogs and stylish ladies I see on the street, and it’s causing me to have some pretty major polka dot jeans envy. I have a big move coming up, so I’m trying not to buy too many new clothes. What’s a trend-obsessed girl…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 2, 2013

Weekend Project: Make A Cozy Sweater Pillow Cover

It’s waaaayyyy too cold to leave the house this weekend, so make the most of your indoor time by transforming an old sweater into a cozy new pillow cover. The process is surprisingly easy, and when you’re done you can cuddle up with the fruits of your labor and take a nice, long nap. [Brassy

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 26, 2013

DIY Holiday: 8 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Plain Brown Wrapping Paper

One way to streamline your holiday to-do list (and save money) is to wrap all your presents in simple brown butcher paper. The minimalist look can be fine on its own, but just in case you want to add a little something extra, I rounded up eight simple DIY projects to help spruce up holiday…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 21, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Christmas Ornament Chandelier

This whimsical ornament chandelier would be a great way to display those extra ornaments that are rolling around the bottom of your Christmas decorations box, but it would be even more fun to hit the thrift store and craft a chandelier out of the most ridiculous ornaments you can find. Can you imagine a sparkling…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 8, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Sweater Leg Warmers

The best thing about fall (besides new TV shows and crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes) is stepping out in a cute pair of boots, and what makes a cute pair of boots even cuter? A chunky cable knit sock peeking out from the top. Get the layered look without the bulk by cutting the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Chalkboard Notebook!

The other day, my friend Becca and I were talking about how much we miss being in school sometimes, particularly those moments when you’re sitting in class and have some huge epiphany about society or media or social justice and you’re like, “Oh my god, I have to tell the world RIGHT NOW.” Although I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 22, 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 Your Own Himmeli Mobile!

I love adding 3D design elements to a room but I hate adding clutter to surfaces, so I’m totally on board with any cool thing that hangs from the ceiling. Pretty sure this himmeli mobile is the definition of “cool thing that hangs from the ceiling.” Commonly used as Christmas decorations in Finland, these unique…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 4, 2012

Weekend Project: Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

I know it’s super easy to go out and buy a lifetime supply of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and it may be a little Pinterest-y of me to suggest that it’s always better to make something yourself than buy it premade, but in this case, I’m pretty sure the extra work is worth it. First of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 24, 2012

5 Creative Ways To Reach Your Goals

One of the most important aspects of goal-setting is writing them down, but I think it’s even better to go a step further–turn your goals into pretty pictures, interactive lists, and tactile objects and you’ll be much more motivated to make them happen. Here are five simple and crafty ways to help organize, envision, and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 13, 2012

DIY Ideas: 14 Home Improvement Projects That Cost Under $10

Believe it or not, redecorating your home doesn’t need to be a massive and expensive project. Simple touches like adding a decorative tray or changing your pillow cases can have dramatic effects. To help you get inspired, we pulled together 14 easy decorating ideas that will update your home without breaking your budget. In fact,…

By: StyleList Home / January 21, 2012

A Fierce New Way To Spruce Up A Filing Cabinet

Nobody has filing cabinets anymore. I mean, well, most people don’t! Who has papers, after all, when everything’s stored conveniently on hard drives? But that doesn’t mean you should throw your bulky home filing systems away just yet. They can be handily re-purposed as raw surfaces for the kitchen or living room. Shown here, a…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2011

Craft Time: Makeup Magnet Board

My makeup organization system has always been some variation of “toss it all in a drawer and hope for the best,” which works out okay until I’m late for work and realize my only tube of mascara is buried somewhere beneath an impenetrable layer of apple-flavored lip glosses I haven’t used since seventh grade. Crafty…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 1, 2011

10 Rad & Easy DIY Home Projects

Whether you’re one to dive into weekend projects with enthusiasm and a power drill or prefer to admire others’ industriousness from afar, Do-It-Yourself projects are always a good source of creative inspiration. From homemade clocks to suitcase coffee tables, we’ve rounded up of some of the coolest (and cheapest!) DIY projects the Internet has to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 21, 2011

A Chandelier From Your Recycling Bin

Lonny, our favorite online home magazine, just put up its April/May issue, and it’s chock-full of fun stuff, from editor-in-chief Michelle Adams’s apartment (she has ostrich wallpaper!) to a chic soup recipe from Katie Lee. We’re especially keen to try the instructions Erica Domesek of P.S. – I Made This … shared for creating a…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 13, 2010

I Tried To Live By HGTV Rules

I tried to make an upholstered headboard once. I got the idea from an episode of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime.” Armed with an oversized piece of fiberboard, soft batting, a staple gun and a bolt of fabric, I set to work measuring, cutting, padding and stapling. Hours later, I was the proud owner of…

By: Stylelist Home / April 7, 2010