Sewing by Hand Is the "Adulting" Skill Everyone Should HaveProjects & Improvements
Learn these six common stitches and you can apply them to a myriad of projects.
Jan 31, 2024
9 Cute Embroidery Kits & Patterns to Try While You Embrace the Indoors
These beginner-friendly kits will jump-start your new favorite hobby.
Dec 1, 2023
Try This $6 Time-Saving Hack for Making Those Pretty Orange GarlandsLife
Here’s how to avoid getting juice absolutely everywhere.
Nov 20, 2023
I’m in Love with These Cute Ghost Crafts
Here are five (super simple) DIYs to try.
Oct 3, 2023
8 Easy Pumpkin Carving Designs No One Else on Your Block Will HaveProjects & Improvements
Stand out from the crowd with one of these easy DIYs.
Sep 30, 2023
How To Frame Your Art on the CheapProjects & Improvements
I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college, I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls like a life-size scrapbook. Post-grad, I’ve slowly started framing my favorite pieces. Custom framing is expensive, so I scour thrift stores for well-made frames with glass and hit up my local art supply store for the rest of what I need to do my own custom framing. Ready to get started?
Mar 30, 2023
The 1 Fun Thing I Always Make Room for in My BudgetLife
Especially when I'm trying to save.
Mar 20, 2023
5 Fun Crafts to Try Even If You Don't Think You're CraftyLife
Embrace your inner artist.
Jan 15, 2023
DIY Printmaking: How to Make Your Own Linocut PrintDesign Ideas
image:c8d311ba7ad5355a925e26dd9cd5682f2c477829 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" With just a few relatively inexpensive items from your local craft shop, you can try your hand at printmaking — a fun process that begins with carving a design into linoleum, and then transferring the design onto paper. Channel your 11th grade art class and set up your own little printmaking studio at home; here’s a quick tutorial!1.
Jan 2, 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)Life
Marble trays, mirror boxes, and macrame, oh my!
Jul 26, 2022
7 Fun and Unique Crochet Patterns to Try for YourselfProjects & Improvements
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 Life
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 HobbiesLife
I'd been misunderstanding hobbies for years.
Apr 25, 2022
Twitter Is Loving This Crocheted Monstera PlantPlants & Yard
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 StudyReal Estate
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 KitsDesign Ideas
You'll love making — and displaying — them!
Mar 15, 2022
Jennifer Garner’s Crochet Struggles Are Oh So RelatableReal Estate
"I feel like I should have a sweater by now."
Oct 17, 2021
Pasta Lovers Can Now Crochet Their Own NoodlesLife
Pasta enthusiasts can now enjoy the pantry staple in yarn form.
Sep 6, 2021
Geriatric Millennials, There’s Now a “Friends” Crochet KitLife
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 $12Projects & Improvements
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 Life
It's getting me through the pandemic
Apr 7, 2021
Target Is Launching a Design-Forward Crafting Line for Kids and AdultsDesign Ideas
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 BuyingDesign Ideas
You have a choice of seven adorable houseplant patterns.
Dec 8, 2020
From Juggling Fire to Knitting Sweaters, Here’s How to Find a Hobby As An Adult From Redditors Who’ve Done ItLife
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 PatternProjects & Improvements
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 AwayDesign Ideas
From ancient times to now, tie-dye just won't quit.
Jul 21, 2020
DIY Room Decor: Lace Doily BowlsOrganizing
I’m an accessory junkie, it’s true. I like to make, buy and hunt for new accessories and it’s very hard for me to part with old ones. This simple DIY project is a great way to organize some of your trinkets, and also a great use for all those old doilies floating around in the universe. Whether they’re from your local thrift shop or passed down from your family, this project is a great way to give doilies a new fresh life.
Jul 17, 2020
DIY to Try: How To Make Your Own MudclothProjects & Improvements
My love affair with mudcloth is well documented. If you are unfamiliar with the stuff, mudcloth is a somewhat heavy fabric, sewn in strips, and dyed naturally with mud. It usually has a graphic pattern of geometric lines and dots, in high contrast black and white. Given the process of making it, it’s no surprise that the real deal is also somewhat expensive.
Jul 17, 2020
Could This Be the First DIY Fail of the Trading Spaces Reboot?Projects & Improvements
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.
Jul 17, 2020
10 Things to Make With Felted WoolOrganizing
As spring winds down, bringing the oh-so-hot temperatures of summer all the closer, we are knee deep in cleaning. In the midst of purging and decluttering, we’ve come across a handful of wool sweaters that really don’t need to make an appearance as apparel ever again. Here are 10 things you can do to reincarnate those tired old wool sweaters.Felting wool is as simple as washing an old 100% wool sweater in hot water.
Jul 17, 2020
10 of the Best Things You Should Make Instead of BuyProjects & Improvements
Over the years, we’ve shared a lot of money-saving projects, large and small. If you can make something at home easily and cheaply, why wouldn’t you? Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn archives. Your wallet and your home will thank you. Household cleaners. Ban chemicals from your home once and for all, and save pennies too with these recipes for eco-friendly cleaning products.
Jul 17, 2020
DIY For Dad: 15 Father’s Day Gifts To MakeProjects & Improvements
Sure, you could buy him a tie or golf ball cufflinks or whatever, but wouldn’t he rather receive something made with love by his talented offspring? Here are 10 Dad-worthy projects from our archives, plus 5 imminently edible and giftable recipes from The Kitchn… TOP ROW: How To Make a Mid-Century Style Dog Bed: Just face it, you’ve been replaced. Your inbox is full of dog updates and your dad’s wallet is full of puppy photos instead of your old school portraits.
Jul 17, 2020
10 Impressive DIY Wall Art Projects from Our House ToursProjects & Improvements
“Decorative art isn’t necessarily created just by bona fide artists. Everyday folks can get in on the action too, and make custom work for their walls. We asked our house tour residents to tell us about their DIY art projects, and the results are endlessly impressive. 1. Above, a Southwestern rug-inspired painted canvas from Kathryn & Perry’s “Have Less Do More” Apartment: My proudest DIY has got to be our little dining nook/statement art wall!
Jul 16, 2020
Blank Walls No More: Quick Wall Decor Ideas To Try this WeekendProjects & Improvements
Do you have a blank wall in your home you’re still struggling to fill thanks to budget or time constraints? Are you entertaining in your home this holiday season and are looking for fresh decor ideas to update your walls? These eight ideas are cute and clever — but most of all won’t take up a lot of time or money to complete.
Jul 16, 2020
This 12-Year-Old Boy Is Crocheting For An Incredible CauseLife
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 InstructionsProjects & Improvements
“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
5 Easy Scandi-Inspired Holiday Projects for a Cozy, Happy HomeProjects & Improvements
What’s our formula for the coziest, happiest winter ever? Inspired by the Danish concept of hygge, we made some easy DIY decorations that embrace minimalism, natural elements and warm flickering candlelight. These five seasonal DIYs can be put together in minutes—and will make any size space feel festive.
Apr 14, 2020
Every Color & Pattern: 15 Online Sources for Washi TapeDesign Ideas
You may have noticed that we’re big fans of washi tape around here. You can use it to dress up walls, decorate your tech, create custom bottles and much, much more. If you love this Japanese decorative tape as much as we do, you’ll love this resource list.
Mar 11, 2020
27 Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Easter EggsProjects & Improvements
What do you do with those treat vehicles, post-Easter? Transform the ubiquitous plastic eggs into geodes, jockeys, minions, monsters and so many other adorable creations and awesome critters. Here’s hoping the bunny brings me plenty! FIRST ROW: 1. Mini Bullet Planters by Apartment Therapy 2. Crystal Egg Geodes by Martha Stewart 3. Easter Egg Birdseed Ornaments by Redeem Your Ground 4. Easter Egg Maracas by Kiwi Crate 5. Skull Treat Boxes by Martha Stewart SECOND ROW: 6.
Mar 11, 2020
What To Do on Thanksgiving Day (Besides Eat & Watch Football)Life
I’ve been known to splay out on the sofa on Thanksgiving Day in my unbuttoned jeans, with a glass of wine in one hand and a plate of food in the other. Guilty as charged. But if you’ve got an acute case of cabin fever, or are itching to do something more productive, there’s much to offer beyond football.
Mar 11, 2020
5 Little Projects for the Long WeekendProjects & Improvements
Everyone loves a long weekend. That extra day gives you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine, spend time with family — and maybe start a project or two. We’ve rounded up some projects from our video archives that would be lots of fun to create with kids, with friends, or just on your own. And the best thing is, these are all quick projects, so you’ll definitely be able to finish them before Monday night.
Mar 11, 2020
25 Creative DIY Ideas + Decorating Tips for Your Dorm RoomDesign Ideas
Living in a tiny dorm room (and being on a tight budget) doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish space. We’ve rounded up 25 creative DIYs and dorm-friendly decor ideas that will make your room the envy of everyone on your floor. 1. Put IKEA’s RÅSKOG cart to work for you as a bedside table, for shoe storage, or as a catchall for books or art supplies. 2. Hang a tapestry or colorful rug behind your bed, like Chris and Jenny did in their Williamsburg home. 3.
Mar 11, 2020
Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas: 10 Inspiring Succulent & Cactus GardensPlants & Yard
In lieu of buying my Mama cut flowers this year, I am thinking it would be fun to make her a sweet plant arrangement. Below are 10 potted garden ideas using succulents and cacti, which I especially like because not only are they pretty, they are also low maintenance. TOP ROW 1. Cactus Garden from From Ezter With Love 2. Pretty Lace Flower Pots, DIY from A Beautiful Mess 3. Hanging Kokedama Plant, DIY from Free People 4. Vintage Planter Cacti Garden from A Beautiful Mess 5.
Mar 11, 2020
Go for the Gold: 15 Gold Leaf DIY ProjectsProjects & Improvements
The extreme cold temperatures gripping much of the country this winter have many of us going a little stir crazy (yes, I am hands down one of them!). Fortunately, the Winter Olympics are right around the corner, which will at least offer up some entertainment in my self-imposed house confinement. In the spirit of the Olympics, here are 15 gold-medal worthy DIY projects to try your hand at while taking in a few skiing or figure skating events. 1. Gold Leafed Ikea Desk Hack from Style Me Pretty.
Mar 11, 2020
Natural & Beautiful: 5 Simple Wreath DIYsLife
‘Tis the season for pretty wreaths. Last year I did this roundup of pretty twig wreaths, and this year I went searching for some easy and natural wreath tutorials. If you’re looking for inspiration for making your own wreath, here are 5 easy projects that do not require a lot of time or supplies. 1.
Mar 11, 2020
Cheap, Easy DIY Decorating Idea: Craft with Painted Fall LeavesDesign Ideas
Here’s an easy DIY craft for you: grab some leaves from the backyard, whip out some craft paint or thread, and go to town. If your budget doesn’t allow for buying store-bought decorations, this is a cheap alternative that do-able and fun. TOP ROW: Alisa Burke painted a series of leaves, then strung them up as festive garland. Try painting leaves still on the branch, for a great centerpiece like Rachael’s. Or, simply tape up a collection of leaves like Elsie Marley did.
Mar 11, 2020
Easy DIY Project: Making Your Own Cloth NapkinsProjects & Improvements
I’m not quite ready to go off the grid but I try to be eco in small ways, like turning off the faucet when washing dishes, keeping lights off in rooms I’m not using, and not using paper towels. Using cloth napkins is just one of those things that I’m hooked on. A few stats from Earth911 help put things into perspective: 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used in the U.S. every year.
Mar 11, 2020
Before & After: TV Tray Table Gets Decked OutProjects & Improvements
As part of my ongoing quest to add some color to my grey living room, I picked up one of these inexpensive tv tray tables at Target and decided to give it the before and after treatment. Yes, there is spray paint involved. And lamp finials. And rope. Intrigued? Click on through to see my nautically-inspired end result.The goal was to transform this $9 table from ‘college girl watching sitcom reruns and eating popcorn’ to something a little more yacht chic.
Mar 11, 2020
Homemade Home: Great DIY Projects for Bedrooms from Our ToursDesign Ideas
Searching for some new solutions for your bedroom? Take a look at these projects from our house tours. Ideas include DIY artwork, making a pallet bed and building your own closet and nightstand.1. Hang old window panes 2. Make a pallet bed 3. Create your own collages and frame them4. Build your own closet5. Hang wall planters6. Put jewelry on display7. Use pegboard behind your bed to add texture 8. Turn an old mantel into a headboard9.
Mar 11, 2020
Stretch Your Budget and Your Space: Clever DIYs for Small HomesProjects & Improvements
Don't let your square-footage, or lack of, scare you.
Mar 4, 2020
Reuse & Recycle: 10 DIY Pendant LightsLife
image:219c23bd3f85382cd7afde339f549b83a530f559 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" These budget friendly pendants were created from things you just might have laying around your home: terra cotta pots, cardboard, wire baskets, hanging planters, pretty paper. You can find the tutorials below. I’m adding a couple of them to my fall to–do list.TOP ROW:1. Globe Pendant Light, DIY from Apartment Therapy2.
Feb 27, 2020