Posts tagged "diy"

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 DIY Throw Pillows To Dress Up Your Couch

Does your boring couch need a little spicing up? Is your bed begging for a few more decorative pillows that will confuse and confound the men in your life? Does your pillow fort need a roof? If you answered yes to any of these questions, girl, you need to make yourself a new throw pillow.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 3, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950’s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and growing their own kale. Your cousin is raising chickens in her backyard. Your mom is making her own pickles and selling them on Etsy. And…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2013

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: Thanksgiving Wreaths, Banners, And Centerpieces

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, looking for a unique gift to bring your Thanksgiving host, or just want to add a little autumn ambiance to your apartment, these DIY Thanksgiving decorations will do the trick. Grab your glitter, light a fall candle, and get crafting!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 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

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY “Wallpapered” Kitchen Shelves

When you are a renter and also kinda lazy, your humble abode can feel like it’s not really your home.  That’s how I feel, at least. My tea towels hang from the stove but there isn’t much I can do about the color of the walls or the tiles on the  bathroom floor. That “generic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

Weekend DIY: 7 Beautiful No-Carve Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins is ambitious and messy. You set out to create a masterpiece like this, but once you start hacking away your pumpkin looks like thisFail.

We suggest you skip the mess this year and try one of these easy no-carve pumpkin decorations. No Band-Aids required.

By: Sophie Leon / October 26, 2013

Covering Up Naked, Immodest Barbies Is Apparently A Thing

There are people who are worried that Barbies give little girls unrealistic expectations about their bodies.

Then there are people who are worried that when Barbie’s clothes come off, she is naked.

Justin and Cassity, the bloggers behind the DIY remodeling blog Remodelaholic*, are those people. I came across their “No More…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013

13 Halloween Decorations That Are Truly Terrifying

If you want to decorate your house for Halloween, hang up a few fake cobwebs, plop a pumpkin on your porch, and call it a day. If you want to scare the shit out of your Halloween party guests and any costumed children who dare approach your house in search of candy, you’ll probably want…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2013

Frisky Eats: 6 Flavored Butters To Take Your Food Up A Notch

Let’s face it: Butter makes everything better. I keep praying for the day quinoa is tossed aside and butter is labeled the new miracle food. My favorite part of going to brunch at a nice restaurant is the flavored butter they serve on freshly baked bread. Cracking open a warm doughy roll and watching the…

By: Sophie Leon / October 7, 2013

20 Pinterest-Inspired Pickup Lines For Dirty DIYers

Are you trying to woo a Pinterest-obsessed lady? Not sure how to approach her? Take a page from her book and use one of these Pinterest-inspired pickup lines! Some are tame, some are downright dirty, but all of them are guaranteed to get her attention…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 17, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Ways To Paint A Plain Dresser

Got a drab dresser in dire need of a makeover? Turns out all it takes is a few coats of paint to turn that boring old bureau into an eye-catching work of art. Whether your style tends toward funky, modern, feminine, or retro, click through to check out 10 gorgeously painted dressers to inspire your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 16, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 7 Ways To Jazz Up Your Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple for a reason: they’re comfortable, flattering, and go with everything. But if you’re looking for a way to add a little more pizzazz to your denim wardrobe, well, look no further. We rounded up seven denim DIYs featuring lace, studs, paint, and polka dots that will take your jeans from…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 3, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo Vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let’s just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 19, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 Awesome DIY Hair Accessories

Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 19, 2013

This DIY Bow Tie Defends Your Personal Space Bubble

The next time you hit up a formal event, repel chronic close-talkers and interrupt lingering hugs with this DIY bow tie. When someone gets within 19 inches of you (or whatever distance you prefer), the tie flashes four red lights until the person vacates your space bubble. I don’t typically have personal space issues, and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 16, 2013

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get To Know Nathaniel P., Lay Down With “Luther” & Trick Out Your Bathroom Wall

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: The Frisky / August 4, 2013

Weekend Project: Whip Up Some Yummy Lip Balm

When it’s hot and humid, I’m a big believer that the best makeup routine is a bit of mascara and a constantly reapplied sheen of lip balm (although if you want to add in a couple more products, our beauty guru Rachel has some great tips). I’ve never made my own lip balm before, but…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 22, 2013

Home Inspiration: 10 Crazy Cool Bookshelves

I am of the mind that there is no such thing as an ugly bookshelf. As long as it has books on it, preferably a few old ones that I can open and smell shamelessly, any collection of books — whether messy or organized, displayed on an antique or an IKEA — is beautiful. That…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen (Early!) To Kanye West’s Yeezus, Make Cut-Offs And Coasters, Suck On A Boozy Popsicle & More!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2013
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