The 1 Fun Thing I Always Make Room for in My BudgetLiving
Especially when I'm trying to save.
Mar 20, 2023
5 Fun Crafts to Try Even If You Don't Think You're CraftyLiving
Embrace your inner artist.
Jan 15, 2023
These Viral TikTok Paper Bag Stars Are the New Paper Snowflakes
Try this instead.
Dec 2, 2022
20 Simple DIY Crafts to Try at Home (That You Can Do in One Day)Living
Marble trays, mirror boxes, and macrame, oh my!
Jul 26, 2022
7 Fun and Unique Crochet Patterns to Try for YourselfLiving
What to make when you're tired of scarves.
May 10, 2022
The One Thing an Expert Knitter Says You Need to Know to Get Started Living
This advice, plus four other tips, will set you up for success.
Apr 26, 2022
As It Turns Out, You Don’t Actually Need to Be Good at Your HobbiesLiving
I'd been misunderstanding hobbies for years.
Apr 25, 2022
Twitter Is Loving This Crocheted Monstera PlantNews
Those of us who don’t have a particularly green thumb may find it difficult to give plants the TLC they deserve—even those that don’t need too much attention, like a Monstera plant. But if you’d rather steer clear of the real deal altogether, Twitter has a solution that brings in the greenery AND the wow factor without ever having to worry about watering or nurturing anything.
Apr 23, 2022
This is the Best City for Crafting, According to One StudyNews
The study ranked 2022’s best cities for crafting in honor of National Craft Month.
Mar 20, 2022
Add a Personal Touch to Your Decor with These Fun Paint-by-Number KitsStyle
You'll love making — and displaying — them!
Mar 15, 2022
Jennifer Garner’s Crochet Struggles Are Oh So RelatableNews
"I feel like I should have a sweater by now."
Oct 17, 2021
Pasta Lovers Can Now Crochet Their Own NoodlesStyle
Pasta enthusiasts can now enjoy the pantry staple in yarn form.
Sep 6, 2021
These 15 Fabric Wall Hangings Will Instantly Jazz Up Your SpaceHome Projects
Wondering about the wall art that’s totally having a moment right now? Look no further than fabric wall hangings. From macramé to those cute little boho pom poms, fabric wall hangings not only add texture to your walls, but are also super easy to hang (and make!). Textile hangings work in almost any space (think behind the sofa or above the bed), and can be more affordable than framed art, too. And the best thing?
Jul 10, 2021
Geriatric Millennials, There’s Now a “Friends” Crochet KitShop
Ahead of the highly-anticipated reunion special, you can quench your thirst for all things “Friends”-related through this collection of gifts designed for geriatric millennials, gen X-ers, and young millennials who watched the hit sitcom.
May 24, 2021
TikTok Hack Shows How To Recreate These $140 Vases For Only $12Home Projects
That is, if you don't already have these common supplies at home already.
Apr 21, 2021
7 Reasons Why My Paper Collection Is My New Favorite Hobby Living
It's getting me through the pandemic
Apr 7, 2021
Target Is Launching a Design-Forward Crafting Line for Kids and AdultsStyle
You're next creative hobby is covered!
Mar 15, 2021
These Tiny Kitchen Animations Are Mesmerizing
Somewhere at the crossroads of fiber art Instagram, culinary Instagram, and animated Instagram are a series of super-cute and cozy "Cooking With Wool" videos.
Mar 11, 2021
The $16 Etsy Gift Our Readers Can’t Stop BuyingStyle
You have a choice of seven adorable houseplant patterns.
Dec 8, 2020
20 DIY Christmas Ornaments That'll Make Your Tree Look Like a Real Work of ArtHome Projects
They're easy to make and full of personality.
Nov 16, 2020
Picture It: This Book Will Teach You How To Crochet The Golden GirlsLiving
The book is actually part of a kit that includes all the materials needed to make Sophia in crochet form.
Sep 27, 2020
From Juggling Fire to Knitting Sweaters, Here’s How to Find a Hobby As An Adult From Redditors Who’ve Done ItLiving
To find out how people get started with hobbies as adults, just look at Reddit. After all, a great way to start anything is to get some inspiration from others first.
Aug 10, 2020
Amanda Seyfried Is Crocheting the Cutest Food—Here’s How to Get the PatternHome Projects
It turns out you don’t need to have a green thumb to "grow" an impressive garden.
Jul 30, 2020
A Brief History of Tie-Dye, The Trend That’s Never Really Gone AwayStyle
From ancient times to now, tie-dye just won't quit.
Jul 21, 2020
Tie-Dye Is Taking Over Home Decor—And These Are the 7 Most Popular TechniquesStyle
There's more to tie-dye than spirals!
Jul 20, 2020
Amazon Just Launched Virtual Crafting Classes So You Can Learn a New Skill This SummerNews
Use this summer to master a new skill.
Jul 17, 2020
This 12-Year-Old Boy Is Crocheting For An Incredible CauseNews
Jonah partnered with Roots Ethiopia soon after he realized he could do something great with his craft.
Jun 18, 2020
Get Creative with Google’s “Do It” DIY InstructionsHome Projects
“Do it” is an art project with a difference—the idea is that the viewer makes the art as per the artist's instructions.
May 25, 2020
Amanda Seyfried’s Quarantine Hobby Is Full of Grandmillennial StyleHome Projects
It took her a month to finish.
Apr 16, 2020
A Woman Knitted a “Temperature Scarf” to Reflect January’s Fluctuating Weather—and It’s Going Viral on TwitterNews
One woman took to her knitting needles to reflect the daily fluctuating temperatures in January.
Feb 6, 2020
7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather BeltsHome Projects
There's life in them yet.
Dec 29, 2019
Crochet Your Very Own Baby Yoda, Now You CanNews
Thanks to the power of crocheting, you can now create your very own baby Yoda.
Dec 3, 2019
Michaels Has a ‘Bulk Buy’ Section That Will Change the Way You DIYLiving
Michaels is the place where all ambitious crafting projects are born. Who hasn’t sped off to the store to gather supplies after spending five hours down a Pinterest rabbit hole? Okay, maybe just me, but I can’t help it if I get over zealous about bullet journals, chevron canvases, and DIY fake floral arrangements. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, any artsy person knows these trips to crafting heaven can easily take you over budget.
Mar 7, 2019
The 60-Second Solution to Your Tired Home DecorHome Projects
“I’m sick of my temporary tattoo,” said no one ever. Unlike real tattoos, you can wear one around for a short while, without worry you’ll get tired of the image and rue the day you put it on your skin. Perhaps even better, you can put them on stuff around your house as a playful, low-risk way to experiment with design, color and pattern. Use them on decor items you already own for a quick, easy—and potentially reversible—home upgrade.
Feb 8, 2019
The Huge Pinterest Trend You Can Easily Pull Off YourselfHome Projects
In terms of recent trends, it doesn’t get much bigger than ceramic pottery. Inspired by the 1970s, sculptural clay vases, planters, and decor are everywhere these days—either adding subtle texture or bringing a full blown color explosion to our homes. Handmade ceramic pieces from the pros can be quite expensive (understandably, given the skill and work required to make them), but don’t let that sway you from loving and getting the look.
Feb 3, 2019
The Best Macramé Planters You Can Buy or DIYHome Projects
Plants and macramé go together like white fur blankets and Scandinavian homes. With the reemergence of Boho and trending #plantlady tags, it’s only natural that macramé plant hangers are popping up everywhere. They were big in 2018 and we predict they aren’t go away anytime soon. Macramé is such a beautiful craft that can be the perfect finishing detail to a room and we’ll kickstart your hunt with some of our favorite DIYs and buys.
Dec 23, 2018
These Curtain Tie Backs Let More Natural Light into Your Dark ApartmentHome Projects
We’ve all lived in that unfortunate dark apartment that is both on the first floor and faces a brick wall. And sure you made the best of it, but maybe now you’re living in a place that has, wait for it, multiple windows! (You’re truly on your way to the top!) But even with more windows, there’s still one thing you can do to eke out as much natural light as possible.
Nov 24, 2018
16 Beautiful, Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gifts For Everyone on Your ListHome Projects
Making your own gifts to give can be beautiful and thoughtful—and a meditative way for you yourself to make it through the season.
Nov 15, 2018
9 Things That Will Make Your Home Feel Like HogwartsHome Projects
Did you stand in bookstore lines for the newest releases, dress up in robes for midnight premieres, and take every single House quiz? The Harry Potter series enchanted the world when it first came out, and the phenomenon continues to grow through its amazing fandom. We’ve summoned up the best DIYs to keep the magic going. (Just make sure to invite us to your next Harry Potter movie marathon.) The Deathly Hallows mark is so striking that it lends itself to any kind of DIY.
Nov 14, 2018
Calling All Crafters: Here’s How You Can Be on ‘Making It’ Season 2Home Projects
Want to hang out with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman? Of course you do. But if you also have some serious crafting cred, you can hang with them and possibly win a big wooden check for $100,000 while you’re at it. Yes, NBC is officially casting “Making It” season 2, and here’s how you can apply. “Do you thrive on creating? Armed with a hot glue gun or a hammer, can you make just about anything?” the casting website reads.
Nov 12, 2018
12 Cozy Ways to Add a Little (or A Lot) of Boho Flair to Your LairHome Projects
Boho decor is so inviting and cozy, with its eclectic, free-spirited look and textured, layered elements that beg you to relax and stay awhile.
Nov 6, 2018
30+ Creative Painted Pumpkin Ideas for Those Who Hate CarvingHome Projects
Filled with Halloween spirit but don’t necessarily want to trash your apartment with pumpkin goop and seeds? Here are 35 ways to paint your pumpkins that are just as festive as traditional jack-o-lanterns—maybe even more festive, with way more possibilities and way less mess. The smart folks at Think.Make.Share invited a bunch of @hallmark artists to create a pile of pumpkins in an exceedingly pleasing palette.
Oct 12, 2018
Here’s the Secret to Getting Anthropologie’s Beloved Look for LessHome Projects
Oh Anthropologie. We gape at your prices one moment, then swoon over your sumptuous decor with our next breath. Anthropologie delicately balances luxury with a well-worn feeling, making each piece feel like a little treasure. While we love the retailer’s home decor and gifting finds, it can be a bit hard to deck your whole home out in Anthro when you’re on a budget.
Oct 11, 2018
Four Ways to Decorate Your Terracotta Pots for Halloween This YearHome Projects
We have a lot of love for terracotta pots. They are a no-brainer choice for your plants: They’re cheap, blend in anywhere, but they are also easy to customize and make your own. We recently came up with a whole new way to use them at home, and we’re pretty chuffed about it. Carving pumpkins is messy, requires tools, and then they just turn around and rot on you. Here’s another suggestion: Forgo the jack-o-lantern and decorate your plants and planters instead.
Oct 10, 2018
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for People Who Are Lukewarm on HalloweenHome Projects
When September hits, suddenly it’s a constant holiday push. The stores keep putting out seasonal decor earlier and earlier, and I for one don’t love turning over my whole home to Halloween decor each October. I’d much rather use general pieces that are “fall” and then just sprinkle in a bit of holiday themes here and there. One easy way to do that is with decorated pumpkins that don’t scream Halloween.
Oct 7, 2018
Stencils Are the Secret to Amazing Halloween PumpkinsHome Projects
The toothy, triangle-featured jack-o-lantern is a classic for a reason, but perhaps this year you’d like to push your carving farther. Here are a bunch of stencils—emoticons, constellations, demigorgons, porgs, puppers, and more—that will make your pumpkins look amazing, regardless of your skill level. Pay homage to the superhero movie of the year/decade with this fierce template.
Oct 6, 2018
Clever Ways to Reuse All Those Used Toilet Paper Roll TubesHome Projects
Toilet paper is a fact of life, as are all the tubes that pile up as you go through it. Sure you can recycle those used rolls, but there’s a much better use for all that cardboard. Here are a bunch of ways to stretch out their humble little lives a little further. If you have a ton of gift wrap in your closet, take a break from buying more and find other ways to package presents. These fruit-themed ones are adorable.
Sep 28, 2018
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Cricut Cutting MachinesHome Projects
When you’re an occasional crafter (i.e. not quite ready to star on a show like “Making It“), a cutting machine is a big investment—the newest Cricut retails for $399! But the allure of these machines is real. With a cutting machine like the Cricut or the Silhouette Cameo, you can precisely cut through most materials (even leather and thin wood!), tackle simple sewing projects, draw intricate designs, make complex stencils, and create elaborate logos for apparel.
Aug 22, 2018
NBC’s Craft Show Making It is What We All Need in 2018Home Projects
Making It, hosted by Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope… I mean Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, has received a lot of comparisons to the Great British Baking Show. And I totally get it: The hosts and judges are there for support and comic relief, not to critique contestants and bicker with one another. Making It is exactly what 2018 needs. Like Poehler says in the intro, “life is stressful enough—let’s make a show that makes you feel good.
Aug 2, 2018
Could This Be the First DIY Fail of the Trading Spaces Reboot?Home Projects
The fun of Trading Spaces, when compared to all other home shows that came after it, is that it sometimes goes wrong—really wrong. While Twitter wasn’t exactly feeling the room designs of the reboot’s debut episode, we haven’t yet seen an actual fail. This week, we just might get it. In a preview clip from Saturday’s episode, Vern (who else is excited for a Vern room??) and his homeowner have a ball—literally.
Apr 19, 2018
You Have To See This Amazing Quilt Jonathan Van Ness’ Mom Made For His BirthdayLiving
Can you believe? Today is Jonathan Van Ness’ birthday, and the Queer Eye star turned 31 with an incredible gift from none other than his momma. Aside from the show being renewed for a second season, the star got quite the impressive birthday gift. Jonathan shared on Instagram Stories last night that his mom, a talented quilter, had made him one of her creations.
Mar 28, 2018
Ever Wanted to Learn to Knit? We’ll Show You How It’s DoneHome Projects
At first glance, knitting looks pretty complicated. All those hand motions, not to mention an endless number of knots. It definitely takes some practice, but once you’ve got the basics down, it’s really quite straightforward and simple. Not only is it a soothing meditative activity —a break from the outside world — it’s a portal to handmade scarves, sweaters, blankets and other home decor and accessories. Plus, there’s all that beautiful, colorful yarn to buy!
Mar 16, 2018
Low-Risk Ways to Layer in Some Art Deco At HomeHome Projects
Art Deco feels incredibly old-school glamorous while also being beautifully modern. Thanks to the clean lines and timeless color palette, it can fit right into any home. You don’t want your place looking like the set of The Great Gatsby, however, so try a few of these inexpensive projects to get the feel without becoming too theme-y. An easy way to bring incorporate the style is through wallpaper! Wallpaper doesn’t have to be a whole room.
Mar 12, 2018
Before and After: Another Gorgeous Use For a Cheap PlacematHome Projects
What a lovely placemat! It would be great for protecting a table or beautifying a table or . . . that’s pretty much it. A throw pillow, you say? Well, now I’ve heard everything! This is so pretty! I’m now convinced that placemats (which I generally have no use for) are made to be pillows. They’re generally nice and sturdy, as well as being just the right size.
Feb 24, 2018
Mini IKEA Dollhouse Furniture is What’s Missing in Your Life Right NowHome Projects
Dollhouses are experiencing a revival right now, as busy people turn to them as a type of therapy, lovingly spending hours designing and crafting decor, albeit on a small scale. We’ve had our eye on some of the envy-inducing, jaw-dropping miniature houses out there. So imagine our glee when we stumbled on a cache of little IKEA furniture and decor to make all of our tiny Scandinavian dreams come true.
Feb 15, 2018
Leftover Wrapping Paper? This Woman’s Gowns Will Make You Do a Double TakeLiving
My Aunt Gloria used to save every bit of wrapping paper she could get her hands on. It would reappear on next year’s round of Christmas presents, and the cycle would repeat until the paper would eventually give out. Unconventional upcycling or re-using wrapping paper is nothing new, but cosplayer and costume designer Olivia Mears has taken the wrapping paper game to a whole new level.
Jan 4, 2018
The Pinterest Trend That’s As Easy as Tying a KnotHome Projects
Today we’re talking about a popular project that’s burning up Pinterest these days, for good reason. It’s cheap, so easy to make, and turns into fantastic home decor in minutes. It’s knotted cord decor and it brings great texture and life to your home, no matter what your personal style. According to the Pinterest 100, saves for “paracord” are up 275% this year — which means people have caught on to the beauty of this basic material.
Dec 20, 2017
Craft Your Way to Calm: How Pottery and Painting Are Helping People Relieve StressLiving
It has been a year, so if you find yourself looking for new ways to relax, you’re not alone. Crafting has become a new form of stress relief for many people looking for a way to soothe their anxious souls. While crafting itself is nothing new, it’s use as a therapeutic activity is on the rise. Like adult coloring books before them, pottery, crochet and painting have become new go-tos for stressed out folks looking for new ways to wind down.
Dec 5, 2017