7 Projects to Try from Etsy's How-Tuesdays

7 Projects to Try from Etsy's How-Tuesdays

Abby Stone
Dec 15, 2010

What is it about this time of the year that jumpstarts our DIY spirit? We're making cookies, stringing popcorn, cutting out gift tags from last year's holiday cards — even those of us who are all thumbs get into the crafty spirit for the holidays. If you're looking for a few last-minute gifts and dealing with the stores or the mall just seems overwhelming, check out Etsy's How-Tuesday Video series. Their latest one shows how to create mini-terrarium in a blown light bulb (use a spaghetti sauce, jam or pickle jar if you don't have a blown light bulb).

Here are some other ones I'm loving:

  • Stenciled Handwriting Art: I'm always looking for fun art that's inexpensive and personal. Use your toddler's first sentence, a line from your boyfriend's love letter or a few lines from your mother's signature recipe.
  • Weekly planner: Yeah, I know, we've all gone digital. Not completely. Sometimes, you just need to write it down to get it out of your head. For those times, here's a little book that won't take up much more room than a credit card.
  • Parchment Flowers: These would be a beautiful addition to a tree or a package.
  • Embellished Frames: A photo in a beautiful frame is always a welcome gift for family.
  • Wood Wall Hanging: I'm loving a rustic vibe lately. Try this project and turn fallen branches into a cool piece for your walls.
  • Felted Eyeballs: Sans eyeball details, how cool would these be piled into a bowl on our coffee table?

To check out the rest of Etsy's How Tuesday videos, see Etsy | How Tuesday.

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