I think wrapping and decorating holiday gifts is half the fun of giving them. I like to turn on some festive music, sip mulled wine, and get my craft on. Here are 15 handmade tag ideas that are bound to make your presents look special.
Simple, pretty, and inexpensive to make — what's not to like about the paper snowflakes of our youth? Whether you decide to use old packaging paper, cupcake liners, doilies, or even junk mail, check out these 10 crafty ideas to get you started on your holiday decorating.
Repurposing pallets is something of a cottage industry these days; all you need to do is open your Pinterest feed to see myriad ideas both for reusing them and acquiring them. This project, though, is by far the most aesthetically pleasing one I've seen.
I might belong to the last generation who grew up using these touch tone style handset telephones (aka, the Trimline). I see them pop up regularly at thrift stores, yard sales, and on eBay. They're commonly found stored away in garages, attics, and closets, disconnected and forgotten. But check out this DIY reuse project, which transforms them into a useful decorative accessory with just a little spray paint and drill worthy of display today...
For those of you who are fans of mason jar lights, consider branching out and adding a light bulb to a variety of other pretty vintage glass designs. See below for some creative ideas, from glass candy bowls to decanters. You can purchase one of the designs below, or get inspired to make your own.
With Halloween coming up two weeks from today, we thought it might be a good time to start thinking about costumes. (Please comment below with your ideas!) Today's One Minute Tip comes from John Gleeson Connolly (who can also tell you how to make a Pirate Key in case your dragon needs one.)
We do a lot of DIY projects around the house. Which means my toddler is thoroughly familiar with hammers and nails and screwdrivers and compound miter saws and, well, you get the picture. So, it's no wonder that he wants to do some hammering of his own. Not wanting to add another off-the-shelf toy to the household, I decided to make him a hammering toy with an oatmeal box (a remarkable DIY material in and of itself, actually). It took about two seconds to make. Here's how:
I've been there: You don't want to toss that abandoned, half-knitted scarf, and that extra fabric from that one project doesn't match anything else you have in the works. Well, waste not, want not! Grab a group of fellow DIYers and artsy folk, and swap your supplies for new-to-you ones. Here are our tips on how to host a fun, successful craft swap:
Olive from Mr Printables created this haunted doll house for Halloween. He suggests plywood or recycled cardboard for the house, and uses clothes pins for the spooky peg dolls. See more pictures and find the tutorial below.
Kaylei McGaw, Associate Editor at Lonny, inherited this ripped vinyl saucer chair from her Great Grandmother. Not wanting to get rid of it, she decided to hand it over to the talented folks at Chairloom. She picked fabric, they reupholstered it, and now the chair's got another fifty years of life. See the transformation next….