Words are awesome. Scarves are awesome. Together they become a beautiful accessory that warms the neck and stimulates the mind. Ready to get crafty? All you need to make your own is a simple scarf, fabric pens, and a favorite quote, lyric, or poem (excellent penmanship also comes in handy). Love this as a gift idea for a sister or best friend — just grab a (fake!) pashmina in her favorite color and a few lines from her favorite song. Check out the tutorial over at Stamp 48.
Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a disturbed mind.” They’re available for sale on her site, and they’re going fast, so act now if you want your very own embroidered version of Kenneth the Page and Tracy Jordan as Raphaelite angels. Click through to see some of her other awesome creations!
Candy necklaces are OK, I guess, but if you’re looking for a more sophisticated jewelry project, look no further. We’ve rounded up 6 DIY necklaces that look so good your friends won’t believe you made them. Click through to check ‘em out…
If you’re like me, your last attempt at a Do-It-Yourself picture frame involved macaroni and Elmer’s glue during the Reagan years. I think it’s time we gave it another go, don’t you? And luckily for us there’s this new thing called the internet to help us find inspiration. Check out these creative ideas that utilize materials like yarn, branches, and even old gift cards–and save your pasta for dinner…
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 »