If you're dragging your feet on starting a get-fit-for-the-summer exercise routine, maybe this is just the push you need. Take your tunes with you on the road or treadmill with this DIY cell phone arm band made using a plastic place mat and a pair of hair bands. The arm band can be customized to fit even the tallest and smallest cell phone or music player, all without any sewing. Hurrah!
As recycling becomes more of a norm versus flash-in-the-pan novelty, new DIY ideas are increasingly common. Which is great for those of us constantly on the search for projects around the house. Here are ten great ideas for repurposing leather belts you no longer wear.
For years Etsy has dominated the web as the go-to source for small business, handmade, unique and one-of-a-kind goods. But to say the site's number of options can be overwhelming would be an understatement. To help streamline the search for eco-friendly and natural goods, a new website has popped up, Eco Market, which has branded itself as the "Etsy for Eco." The online retailer has focused not just on handmade, but the story behind the product — the who, what and why behind every item and business featured on the site.
I am a firm believer that cleaning tools do not need to be expensive or ugly, so I was excited when I found this simple duster tutorial over at 3191 Miles Apart. Made from wool scraps, which naturally attract and hold dust, it can be thrown into the washer once it gets dirty.
Last Saturday morning started like any other. I woke first while my husband snoozed away in bed, set up camp in my favorite wing back chair with a cup of coffee and my laptop and then started browsing around the internet. A couple of hours later, I had bought a big old mantel and I had to figure out how to get it home. You know, just a normal ol' Saturday.
To turn a "splurge" into a huge "save," you have to be a little lucky. Finding the right vintage elements to repurpose for DIY projects is a tough challenge, to be sure. But if you're in the right place — Craigslist — at the right time — constantly — you just might make a huge score.
We've all got the bottle/can/paper recycling down-pat, but what about fabrics? What do you do with the sheets that got so wonderfully soft that they finally shredded? Or the beloved t-shirt that was demoted to house-cleaning garb and then again to rag status? Or the legs of your jeans when you chop your annual cut-offs? Fortunately, all of that fabric is still very much in demand.
This luggage has functional storage with vintage style. No longer practical for jet-setters, old world suitcases can have second lives as handsome sources of storage for the home. Their easy portability makes them especially handy for things that need to be moved from one room to another, like toys, craft supplies and magazines.