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 bouquet of flowers will thank you for the sweet new digs, and you won’t have to disown your brother if he breaks it during a rousing indoor football game.
Squeedorable calico cat Pudge is far and away the world’s best Internet cat and that is not up for discussion. So you can imagine my thrill that Pudge and her human now have a DIY series on YouTube called “Pudge It Yourself!” The first DIY is cute kittycat nail art, which work like temporary tattoos. All you need is a printer, adhesive paper scissors, and light nail polish colors. If you don’t own a printer, you can also get your Pudge nail art decals for $5 straight from the Pudge store. Yes, there’s a Pudge store. [YouTube]
As I mentioned, 2104 is the year of the DIY afghan. In an effort to rouse my inner knitter for what will be an arduous project, I’ve been browsing afghan patterns online. I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed by the talented women (and men) knitting and crocheting around the web. They’ve inspired me to brush aside my doubts, pick up a pattern, and learn a new trick or two.
Get ready to pin these eight afghan projects for later!
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 and glitter, girl! Here are 12 DIY projects guaranteed to add some sparkle to your life…
Cute coasters are a cheap, easy way to spruce up your table top and prevent those dreaded moisture rings your mom always flipped out about. Making your own coasters is even better, because they’re also a conversation piece. Can’t think of anything to talk about with your party guests or your awkward friend who invited herself over for dinner? Just hold up a cute coaster and say, “Check this out: proof that I am crafty and clever.” OK, maybe it’s not the most enthralling conversation starter, but it is a start. Click through for eight DIY coaster ideas…
Does anyone know how it’s possible that Christmas is now just over a week away?! It snuck up on me even faster than usual this year. If you’re still scrambling to get all your gifts together, don’t fret: you’ve still got time to whip up a cute homemade gift that will save you money and help you avoid the soul-sucking craziness of the mall. My criteria when seeking out last-minute DIY gift ideas are as follows: Supplies/ingredients that are either in your house already or easy to track down, can be finished in no more than an hour, will actually be used/eaten/worn by recipient. Click through to see what DIY gifts made the cut!