Posts tagged "diy"

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

Weekend Project: Make An Old School Card Catalog!

One of my interior design dreams has always been to have an old school card catalog in my house. I'd love to use it for organizing recipes, jewelry, craft supplies, or just general storage. I could spend hours scouring garage sales to find an antique one, plunk down some serious cash for a reproduction, or…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2012

Weekend Project: Trophy Wine Corks For Champion Winos

If you're anything like us, your wine-drinking skills probably merit a trophy or two (examples: Most Improved Pallet and Best Balancing of Wine Glass On The Edge Of The Bathtub), so why not give yourself that trophy you deserve, in the form of a quirky DIY wine cork? If you still have your…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 1, 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! Friendshi…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Weekend Project: Whirled Yarn Lampshade

If you're in need of a new hanging lampshade and looking for an excuse to play with balloons and glue this weekend, do I have the project for you! This whirled yarn lampshade is not only a striking piece of home decor, it looks fairly simple to make (yes, really), as long a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 25, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Some Trendy Cap Toe Pumps!

I love the cap toe shoe trend that's happening right now: white ballet flats with black toes; black stiletto slingbacks with silver toes; pink pumps with yellow toes--I'll take a pair of each, please! For some reason the idea that you can DIY your own cap toe shoes totally blew my mind, eve…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 18, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Washer Necklace

My favorite craft projects involve taking a very ordinary material and transforming it into something totally unexpected. For example, maybe you take 10 washers (you know, those round discs found at hardware stores), paint them with a bright nail polish, and create a very of-the-moment geometric bib necklace that would look right at home i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 11, 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,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 4, 2012

Weekend Project: Teeny Tiny Book Earrings

In honor of Rad Reads Week, we thought a literary weekend project was in order. How about these adorable DIY book earrings? Craft yourself a pair that resembles your favorite book or make some with a sweet inscription for your bookworm BFF. Either way, they'd be a welcome addition to any book…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2012

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Embellished Headband!

Headbands are a great way to dress up a basic outfit and distract from crazy summer hair issues. like grease and frizz. Our friend Jamie from Do It, Gurl put together this cute video to teach you how to make the headband of your dreams--keep it simple with a pretty color…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 14, 2012

“Pintester” Is Messing Up Pinterest Tutorials So You Don’t Have To

I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by a writer named Sonja Foust, also known as the "Pintester." For the past six months, Foust has been testing recipes, crafts,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

DIY Louboutins Are A Boon For The Red Paint Industry

A real pair of Christian Louboutin heels will set you back anywhere from $800 to $2000 ("A stupid pair of shoes should never cost the same amount as a fair condition '95 Nissan Maxima!" -- my dad), which means they're not a realistic footwear option for most people. But hey, if the recession and crumbling…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 7, 2012

DIY: How To Make This Beaded Necklace!

We are huge fans of DIY projects that can make us look glam in under 15 minutes. This DIY necklace design (made by me and modeled by Amelia) is awesome for three reasons: 1) It picks up on one of the hottest necklace trends, beads and chain; 2) you can recycle beads and a chai…
By: Sophie Leon / July 2, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Wearing flip-flops and going barefoot whenever possible is a fun and refreshing summer tradition, but man, it makes for ugly feet. Why not treat your feetsies to a homemade strawberry scrub that will leave them soft, smooth, and smelling decidedly more delicious than sweat and sidewalk? All it takes is three ingredients--strawberries, olive…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 30, 2012

Weekend Project: Fabric Flower Rings

I get easily intimidated by Martha Stewart's craft projects, because Martha is a crafting goddess and I definitely fall into the "crafting mortal" category. That being said, these fabric flower rings look genuinely easy to make (as long as you're confident with a hot glue gun), and I love the result: so dainty and pretty.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 16, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Dip-Dyed Denim

We love the look of ombre anything, and these denim cutoffs are no exception. Want to customize a pair of your own this weekend? It's super easy--all you need is RIT dye and a bucket (or a sink, or an empty potato salad container, or whatever). We think a lighter colored denim would…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 9, 2012

Weekend Project: Jewelry Box From A Book!

If you love jewelry and books, well, first of all we should totally be friends, and second of all, you should check out this clever DIY project to combine your two passions in a gorgeous hollowed out book-turned-jewelry box. Crafty gal Jamie walks you through the steps in her patented perky style, and there's a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 26, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Striped Sandals

Looking to add a burst of color to a pair of drab summer sandals? Turns out all you need is embroidery thread, scissors, and a few drops of Krazy Glue. In just 45 minutes you'll have some totally trendy, one-of-a-kind kicks. Check out the video tutorial over at Daily Candy!
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 12, 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Vanilla Extract

Not only does this DIY vanilla extract look delicious, it's just about the easiest thing in the world to make, and if you have some vodka in your liquor cabinet, all you need to complete the recipe is a few vanilla beans. It takes a few weeks to darken up and bring all…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 5, 2012
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