Extension cords are, well, pretty universally ugly. Making them more attractive is also a tough job, because of the electricity involved, which could lead to a fire hazard. Enter rope...specifically, firesafe rope.
I'll bet you wish you could afford a sleek and stylish brass chandelier like this one. Well, guess what, lucky ducks? Those crazy geniuses over at One Kings Lane DIYed this beauty, and they'll show you how to do the same.
Assemble Shop & Studio is one of those sites you'll want to bookmark for future gift giving needs. Curated by Andie Powers and Emily Grosse, this online shop stocks adorable handcrafted gifts and housewares, as well as assemble kits, which are pre-packaged craft projects that are perfect for the DIYers in your life.
I've always admired people with a knack for repurposing, the ones who can go to an antique store or garage sale and see endless potential in somebody else's old stuff. Kasey and Jordana Henke, the co-owners of an Etsy shop selling vintage goods, are two such people, and they've generously shared some of their ideas with us. From our video archives, here are three fun (and really simple!) repurposing projects.
By now you know I'm immersed in all things related to children's parties. This week, whilst searching for other things, I came across some DIY projects to share. I'm not doing a piñata for my niece Lu's birthday, but I sure do love these miniature ones...
It's almost summertime, and the season's catalogs are no doubt flooding your mailbox. Chances are also very good that each contains at least one product involving rope — a summer go-to that signals warm weather, hanging out on the beach, and relaxed outdoor living. It's also a readily available, affordable and durable material, which makes it perfect for projects to create at home.
We're big fans of furoshiki, the Japanese art of fabric wrapping. While it's often promoted as an eco-minded method for wrapping gifts, we can't think of a better way to put some colorful fabric to use than as a carry-all for a little vino and a simple picnic!
Once a month, friends Nicole and Kelli hang out, get their creative groove on, and collaborate on a DIY project together. The past fruits of their labor include beautiful handmade watercolor paper flowers, seen here. This April, they created an equally gorgeous fabric wall hanging using an age-old batik dyeing technique.