I love a good lazy-girl Halloween costume. This super-cute iPod dress from Instructables.com is so easy that even I can handle it. All you need is a tube dress, iron on sheet transfers, a printer and an iron. You can download the iPod dress’ images straight from the Instructables site (which features lots of other DIY Halloween costumes as well). Grab the nearest fella in a black turtleneck, tell everyone he is Steve Jobs and – presto! You’ve got yourselves a couples costume. [Instructables.com]
We’ve seen a lot of creative iPhone cases, but this one, DIY-ed by the creative ladies at BleachBlack, wins the prize for most…dangerous looking. Not only is it fashion-forward, it looks like it could be quite effective as a weapon. Anyone who dares to mess with you risks getting a face full of iPhone, and man, that wouldn’t be pretty. Keep reading »
There’s nothing worse than a tangled mass of necklaces and earrings crammed in a box. Do your lovely accessories justice with these unique jewelry display ideas that range from understated (a pretty vintage frame) to eye-catching (antlers, anyone?). The best part: you can make them all yourself for just a few bucks (no pun intended). Keep reading »
I am a fairly hopeless seamstress. It’s not for lack of trying: I have a sewing machine, a number of how-to books, and I even took sewing lessons from my great aunt for awhile (which ended when I broke her sewing machine for the third time and she started not-so-accidentally poking me in the legs with pins). If you have access to a sewing machine but lack the skills to do much more than sew a (mostly) straight line, here are few easy project ideas that can safely fulfill your crafting needs. Good luck!
Yesterday, I kind of fell down a major DIY rabbit hole. No, I wasn’t actually doing Do-It-Yourself projects all day; I was just reading about them on the internet. I tend to file DIY projects in three categories: 1) cool projects I would do if I had the time (a custom headboard made from scrap wood!) 2) stupid projects I would never waste my time on (why would I make my own laundry soap?), and 3) cool projects I actually DO have the time for. I came across this particular trick on the blog Obsessionist, and while it’s not exactly DIY, it’s still cool and not time-consuming. Because who doesn’t want to know how to make scrambled eggs still in the shell, especially when all you really need is a pair of stockings?! [Obsessionist] Keep reading »
Before the Internet took over our lives and blogs and Tumblrs were the common parlance for self-indulgent self-expression, there were fanzines. And I had one. Actually, a few.
It’s hard to imagine a time before the Internet was able to connect people with like-minded obsessions so quickly and easily, but 20 years ago, when dial-up was the only way to get online, blogs weren’t an option. Instead, creative types — social misfits and weirdos, artists and writers — made hand-crafted magazines, called fanzines, relying on scammed photocopies and cut-and-paste aesthetics to express themselves. Keep reading »
So, a few weeks ago, when the Greatest Wedding of All Time happened and all those classy British people got to wear crazy things on their heads, I got a little bit obsessed with fascinators. You know, like the weird toilet seat cover Princess Beatrice wore, and then auctioned off. I had a dream, and in that dream, I was directed to make a fascinator myself. Out of fake nails and hair weave. Thirty dollars worth of supplies later (it takes a lot of money to look this cheap, as Dolly Parton says), voila! My hair creation has come to life. And this is why I don’t DIY. Keep reading »
I love nail art—been doing it for years, um, been getting it DID for years. I had the raddest, weirdest nails waaaaay before Willow Smith was on the scene. Swarovski crystals, 3D designs that were painstakingly done one petal at a time, multi-color hand-painted scenes, etc — all done by my amazing nail artist Thomas. I had it all. Or so I thought! Enter the totally DIY-able nail marbling technique. Keep reading »