I Love These Artisan Block-Printed Textiles From IndiaStyle
Here are three ways to style them.
Aug 1, 2022
11 Hanging Planters You Can Make YourselfHome Projects
Because we know you want plants EVERYWHERE. (We do, too.)
Jun 15, 2021
A Disastrous Duplex Was Transformed into a Warm and Artsy Montreal HomeTours
When David and Ara bought this house in 2015, it was a duplex, and, more importantly, a complete disaster.
Aug 8, 2020
We Just Discovered Overstock’s Hidden Section of Handmade DecorStyle
It's giving Etsy and Amazon Handmade a run for their money.
Aug 21, 2019
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
Amazon Handmade is the Retailer’s Answer to EtsyStyle
Amazon Prime is perfectly great for two-day shipments of everything from granola bars to hairdryers to toilet paper. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique, or even handmade, you’ve probably turned to independent artists on sites like Etsy. In a move to fill this void, Amazon launched its Handmade section last year with more than 80,000 items—and we have to say that we love what we see.
Apr 29, 2018
My Artwork Appeared on an Episode of Fixer UpperHome Projects
Seeing your face on TV can be an exciting and surreal experience — but if you’re an artist, seeing your work on TV might possibly be even more exciting. Apartment Therapy reader Lauren Williams is a textile designer and artist, and she recently had the honor of seeing her artwork featured on HGTV’s most popular show, Fixer Upper. Here’s how it all happened: Back in August 2017, Lauren was doing a little networking.
Apr 27, 2018
6 Artisan-Supporting Companies That Will Make You Feel Good About Your PurchaseStyle
In these visually stimulating days of Pinterest, Instagram, and oh too many platforms to name, it’s hard to know if that cool little dress or unique brass necklace you’re happily sauntering home with, is actually supporting the original artist or artisan who made them. Companies, big and small (ye shall not be named), are more and more on the hook for ripping off designs and art from artisans and designers who often don’t have the manpower or funds to fight back.
Apr 21, 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
This Unique Home is Our Most Popular House Tour EVERTours
A million people have "visited".
Dec 20, 2017
The 2-Ingredient Handmade Gift That’s As Beautiful As It Is EasyHome Projects
Soap is one of those DIYs I thought would be more complicated than it turned out to be. All the soaps on Pinterest are so beautiful — there was no way they could be easy as well! But with my rapidly growing essential oil collection, and need for some quick holiday gifts, I thought this would be a good way to use them. Before even preparing the soap base, mix your essential oils to preference in a non-reactive container (like glass).
Dec 18, 2017
Easy Gifts to Make That Your Furry Friend Will Flip Out OverHome Projects
This is my first Christmas with a puppy and I have to admit, I’m in full blown, crazy puppy mom mode. Every time I’m out, I can’t help swinging by the pet section, just in case something begs for me to take it home for pup. But I’m also the do-it-myself type and am excited to make something for my pupper this year. If you are too, take a look at these ideas (for cats, too!) The holidays are full of treats and pets don’t have to be left out.
Dec 15, 2017
Super Simple Holiday Decor To Make In 30 Minutes (Or Much Much Less)Home Projects
December is flying by and I, for one, still don’t have my apartment fully decked out with boughs of holly. I am running out of time! Luckily, the DIY bloggers of the world are never short on inspiration and have a myriad of quick project ideas for us to steal. Just look at The Merrythought’s light garland! I love the idea of combining the usual garland pieces with string lights so you’re not left trying to remake a garland each year.
Dec 14, 2017
13 Quick & Effortless Twists on Classic Pinecone DecorationsHome Projects
Make naturally festive decorations using what's right outside your door.
Dec 10, 2017
9 Festive Uses For Coffee Filters This Holiday SeasonHome Projects
An unexpected and festive use for an everyday product.
Dec 8, 2017
Mini Cocktail (or Mocktail!) Kits For Everyone On Your ListHome Projects
Mini cocktail kits make perfect gifts because they’re just the right amount of thoughtful, and can be adjusted to fit both the giftee’s tastes and the gifter’s price range. The added genius of this gift is that, the more of them you give, the cheaper they get per unit — if you buy the supplies in bulk. So gift away, and make sure none of your friends (or 30 coworkers) go thirsty this holiday season. To go high end, use top shelf liquor and beautiful boxes.
Dec 7, 2017
Deck the Tree With These Non-Traditional & Unexpected DIY OrnamentsHome Projects
Tired of decorating your tree with candy canes, snowflakes, and ornaments from the Hallmark Store? This year, deck the halls with piñatas, gumball machines, unicorns, s’mores, and Princess Leias, all made by your own talented hands. Get started on these 14 tutorials now so you can adorn your tree—or presents—with the most creative projects ASAP. Why shouldn’t unicorns be part of the Christmas mythos!
Dec 3, 2017
Give the Gift of Booze (But Not Before Zhushing Up Your Bottles)Home Projects
If you’re giving the gift of a bottle of something delicious—wine, beer, homemade syrup, fancy sparkling water—consider sprucing it up with a bit of handmade cheer. These 10 projects range from the classic Wrapped-In-A-Tea-Towel to the delightfully unnecessary Transformed-Into-A-Pineapple… These are so unbelievably gorgeous. You could wrap a case-worth of bottles and use them as decorations until it’s time to give each one away.
Dec 2, 2017
Seasons Greetings: How To Make Your Own Custom Greeting CardHome Projects
Liz Corkery is a Sacramento-based artist who founded and runs Print Club Ltd., an online source for fine art silkscreen prints. Through Print Club, Liz works with other artists to create and sell limited edition works on paper. She has shared some simple instructions for creating your own set of festive greeting cards for the holidays — using a technique that can be used for any kind of design.
Nov 26, 2017
Treat Yo’ Self: 10 Luscious Gifts to Give Yourself This HolidayStyle
Who says you can’t sneak a gift to yourself in the midst of all the selfless shopping for everyone else? Before you choose that next perfect, thoughtful gift for your second-cousin-once-removed, head over to Etsy for a sweet little treat for yourself. For a tiny treat with big impact, pick up this luscious-smelling tube of coconut-oil infused bath salts and soak away the holiday stresses. Is this meant for kids? Maybe. But come on.
Nov 25, 2017
30 Really Great Gift Ideas From Etsy For Every BudgetStyle
Looking for special gifts that will leave the giftee all warm and fuzzy? Skip the usual big box retailers and flashy tech items and consider the flipside of holiday shopping: the handmade, artisanal little guy. Etsy has more fantastic store fronts than we can even begin to count, so there’s basically something for everyone. If you want to save time by scrolling through countless regretsy-type products and go straight to the good stuff, read on for 30 of our favorite finds.
Nov 24, 2017
Talented Makers Share What’s on THEIR Wish ListLiving
Last week I asked favorite makers, designers and tastemakers to share their recommendations for splurge-worthy tableware to create the perfect holiday table setting. (And I want each and every item they suggested!) But I also asked them to share some gift-giving recommendations for those interested in giving the gift of handmade and well-made items. Below, some great suggestions to consider this weekend in between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy!
Nov 23, 2017
The Easiest & Cheapest DIY Art Project (Using Your Phone)Home Projects
When it comes to making your own art, there is no shortage of project ideas. If you have artistic tendencies, you can likely take any idea or inspiration (online or IRL) and turn it into something worthy of that much-coveted spot on your gallery wall. However, if you have less-than-artistic tendencies, those ideas may be more likely to become Pinterest Fails than framed masterpieces. And that’s okay. My advice when it comes to DIY art is this: know your limits.
Nov 18, 2017
Learn How to Block Print (The Easy Way)Home Projects
Meet Liz Corkery, a Sacramento-based artist who founded and runs Print Club Ltd., an online source for fine art silkscreen prints. Through Print Club, Liz works with other artists to create and sell limited edition works on paper, but she also has a deep love for cooking and entertaining so has combined those interests in this beautiful set of hand-printed napkins.
Nov 15, 2017
Pull Back the Curtain With These Beautiful DIYsHome Projects
Not everyone is a fan of curtain pull backs and that’s absolutely respectable. I myself am a fan of straight hanging panels. But if you’re drawn to this look or want to give it a try here are 7 DIY projects to inspire you. (Above) Let’s kick things off with these wood bead tie backs. They fit in with the popular Scandi design trend and will cost you less than $15 for the set. If you want to add a little more color, you can always paint or dye the beads before stringing.
Nov 7, 2017
DIY Holiday Gifts That Look Luxe (Not Lame)Home Projects
Get an early start on the gift giving this year.
Nov 3, 2017
Yes Your Home Can Smell Like SoulCycle, Here’s HowHome Projects
If you’ve ever stepped foot into a SoulCycle studio (it’s okay to admit it, this is a safe place…), you’ve been hit with the alluring, invigorating, and obviously soulful scent of Jonathan Adler’s citrusy grapefruit candle. If you’re more like me and consider your daily exercise doing lunges with bags of groceries up 6 flights of stairs at the end of each day, then maybe you haven’t experienced this tantalizing scent…at least not yet.
Oct 26, 2017
Stylish DIY Projects To Make Your Dog Feel Right At HomeHome Projects
If you’re one of the many who adopted a shelter animal this month (or even if you’ve had your trusty pal for way longer), it’s important to make sure your new family member feels at home. If you’ve got a crafty bent, you don’t have to rely on what the pet store has to offer — take a look at these diy projects which add style to your home and bring comfort and fun to your pooch.
Oct 25, 2017
Get Your Flower Fix Any Time of Year with these Faux TutorialsHome Projects
Fall is a time to pile on comfy textures, introduce richer color palettes, have fun with Halloween decor or just fill your home with pumpkins. The downside? Fresh, seasonal flowers are now few and far between, unless you have a strong passion for mums. Ruffled This stunning paper magnolia bouquet by Lia Griffith was originally made for a summer centerpiece. However, the muted colors definitely are fall-appropriate.
Oct 22, 2017
Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps (No Tools Required!)Home Projects
When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the Boxcar Children or Huck Finn – completely not realizing that probably wouldn’t happen in suburban Florida. But I was always drawn to how people could create things with minimal supplies and loads of inventiveness.
Oct 20, 2017
20 DIY Halloween Costumes We’re Totally In Love With This YearHome Projects
Every year, Halloween just gets bigger and bigger. Maybe it’s the subtle pressure of social media that makes everyone want to outdo each other, or maybe it’s just because Halloween offers an endless amount of creativity. Regardless, this October is your time to shine, and we’ve got the most creative costumes to help you live your best life. Above, who wouldn’t want to dress up as a greenhouse like this DIY costume from The House That Lars Built?
Oct 10, 2017
Welcome All the Witches This Halloween with this Felt Banner DIY ProjectHome Projects
When it comes to Halloween, you can truly never go wrong with the classics. Black and orange decor, hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, and fall foliage are the ultimate nostalgia-inducing elements this time of year, and we’re okay with that. So if you’re into tradition, this project is for you. Make your own no-sew felt banner to welcome all the neighborhood witches, warlocks, and monsters for some good old fashioned trick-or-treating!
Oct 6, 2017
Modern Chic Halloween Decor: DIY Moon GarlandHome Projects
For the minimal and modern decorator, Halloween decor doesn’t have to scare you. Go for muted tones and more understated details, like this easy to make a celestial moon garland that can easily stay up way past the last trick-or-treater. Air dry clay in white Circular cookie cutter Rolling pin Parchment paper Gold paint Toothbrush Gold jump rings for jewelry 1. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out your air dry clay using a rolling pin. The clay should be about 1/4-inch thick. 2.
Oct 5, 2017
Make This Gothic-Glam Skull Garland from an Ice Cube MoldHome Projects
What do you get when you mix Edgar Allen Poe and a bit of glam? A bewitching style that’s all about rich blacks, candles, and skulls. And if you’re into skulls, you’ll be into this quick and easy DIY. Using silicon skull molds and plaster, you can add the perfect garland accent to your Halloween spread, or leave it up and keep your glam goth game strong all year long. Plaster of Paris Silicon skull ice mold Eye hooks String Bucket Paint stirrer or similar 1.
Oct 4, 2017
From Beginners to Experts: DIY Wall Weaving Ideas for EveryoneHome Projects
Wall weavings have certainly made their way around the DIY and craft circles the last few years, and for good reason. Whether weaving is your job (I mean, just look at the craftsmanship over on Etsy), your lifelong hobby, your meditation device, or just a one-time thing, the results are often stunning. And that, to me, is reason enough to give it a go. If the word “weaving” intimidates you, not to worry.
Oct 1, 2017
Make This: Chic Semi-Circle Fringe MirrorHome Projects
Spice up your entryway, bedroom, or hallway with a bold statement piece that’s sure to mesmerize and beautify. The blush pink fringe is the perfect pop of color, and the sleek shape has “chic” written all over it. See how to make your own, from cutting your own custom mirror to dip-dyeing the perfect fringe, with this helpful tutorial.
Sep 29, 2017
Show Off Your Storage With Stylish Baskets You Can DIYOrganize & Clean
Don't let your storage bore.
Sep 23, 2017
Balancing Act: A Simple & Fun Game Even DIY Rookies Can MakeHome Projects
One of the greatest intersections of design happens when function and taste meet. Even more so is finding the sweet spot between functional kid-friendly toys and tasteful decor. In an age full of plastic, heavily-branded games, and now fidget spinners and glitter slime, it’s hard to imagine a world where toys and games can double as home decor. Unless, that is, you purchase an expensive artisanal alternative, or make your own.
Sep 16, 2017
Cyanotype Fabric: The Easiest Abstract Art Project You’ll Ever TryHome Projects
I’m seeing blue everywhere these days – kitchen cabinets and islands, sofas, and curtains, to name a few. What about adding those stunning blue hues to your walls? And no, I don’t mean with paint. You may have heard of an old technique called cyanotype printing. It’s been around, well, since the 1800s, and has since stretched from a practical means of making blueprints, all the way to various forms of art in the printmaking and photography world.
Sep 15, 2017
Make a Renter-Friendly Magnetic Photo Display in 3 Easy StepsOrganize & Clean
I love hanging on to old photos, heartfelt cards, and fun prints and postcards from my various travels, but it’s hard to figure out how to display them without buying a dozen different frames, or haphazardly attaching them to my wall with washi tape. But that doesn’t have to be the case — thanks to magnets. With a handful of supplies and 30-minutes or less of your time, you can dress your walls up and display all your favorite prints with this easy photo display tutorial.
Sep 12, 2017
How To Make a Leather Bench with Only One Power ToolHome Projects
I have a confession: Sometimes using power tools scares me. I know – that’s embarrassing for a DIY-er to admit. But I also know, deep down, I can’t be the only one who feels this way. So, what if I told you that you could make this bench with minimal tools and minimal upholstery skills? Seriously, there is no sewing involved.
Sep 7, 2017
Surprisingly Simple Air-Dry Clay Projects to TryHome Projects
We’re very much on board with the elementary yet sophisticated look of air-dry clay projects. There’s obviously a reason why this material remains to be popular among DIY enthusiasts, and we agree that this is definitely a materials you should keep on hand for your projects. Need a new planter? Grab some air-dry clay. Want some new serving dishes? More air-dry clay. Not sure what to buy your friend for their birthday?
Sep 2, 2017
Punch Needling Abstract Art: A Modern Twist On A Not So Modern CraftHome Projects
If you’re the kind of person who loves the look of embroidery, but “can’t even“ with the time it takes to tediously work every single stitch into a project, punch needle might just be for you. Lazy crafter? Punch needle. Can’t ever seem to color inside the lines? Punch needle. Enjoys crafting while sipping a bottle of wine? Pick up a punch needle. Punch needle has been around for a very, very long time.
Aug 29, 2017
Terrazzo Attraction: Super-Easy DIY Magnet TutorialHome Projects
Terrazzo is coming back in new and exciting ways! Love the modern takes but just want to take a tiny dive? Add some Terrazzo to your kitchen or desk with a mix of DIY Terrazzo magnets! Materials Polymer clay Wax paper Magnets Gel Superglue (like Loctite Gel or Gorilla Glue Superglue Gel) Tools Geometric cutters Step 1. Roll out your base color to approximately ¼-inch thickness on wax paper.
Aug 22, 2017
A Solar Eclipse Experience For Everyone: DIY Wall Sconce Using HEAT TrivetsHome Projects
Whether you’re in a prime location to see the solar eclipse or not, this easy wall sconce is a sight to see, and it doesn’t require any protective eye wear. This project is the perfect way to add layers and depth to your home lighting (can anyone say hygge?!). To top it off, it requires absolutely no wiring, and no outlet. Count me in. With the simple push of a button (or remote) you can enjoy your own “eclipse of the home” for far beyond 2 minutes and 40.1 seconds.
Aug 21, 2017
Fake It Til You Make It: Faux Brass Finish DIYHome Projects
There’s a lot to be said for DIYs that meet the ultimate trifecta of projects: affordable, customizable and efficient. I’ll take all three, and I’ll show you how to create custom brass-look decor for your home that won’t break the bank, despite it’s more luxury appearance. So head over to the local craft store, toy store, or Amazon (let’s be real, we’re all headed to Amazon) and make this project in just four easy steps!
Aug 11, 2017
13 DIY Ideas to Chic-Up Any KitchenHome Projects
Don't let a blah kitchen get you down - pretty it up with one of these DIY projects.
Aug 5, 2017
Yes, You Can: Make this On-Trend Terrazzo ClockHome Projects
It’s about time to try a new DIY project using a glorious old Italian technique: terrazzo-ing. Is that an official word yet? I think what makes terrazzo so appealing – aside from making great use of remnant materials – is its convertibility and variety. You can customize it numerous ways, from color choices to the scale of the pieces, to the materials you use, which is a dream for creative types.
Aug 2, 2017
Made for Your Shades: A DIY Display for Organizing SunglassesOrganize & Clean
On any given week, I’ll see anywhere from one to seven pairs of glasses and sunglasses make their way onto my kitchen island. (Why is the kitchen island the ultimate catchall for junk?) Coming in or going out, it’s the landing pad for shades.
Jul 24, 2017
Plant Love: Colorful DIY Boho Fringe Planter MakeoverHome Projects
Plant ladies – and gentlemen – unite! Every houseplant is unique, so shouldn’t their planters be unique, too? With some simple supplies, a spare hour or two, and an itch for creating cool color combos, you can easily craft a playful new look for all of your plants. The coiled cotton piping offers the ultimate neutral base for all of your favorite embroidery floss hues, and it makes this DIY perfect for pairing with all things textured, natural and bright.
Jul 17, 2017
10 Beautiful (& Handmade!) Etsy Finds for Your KitchenStyle
Though we can totally see the appeal of mass-produced goods (easy to come by, usually pretty affordable), no space is really complete without a dash of the handmade. The character that an artisanal product lends to an interior far and beyond outdoes anything you can find at a big box store. Hence, why we love Etsy and all its indie makers, particularly those making goods for the kitchen.
Jul 14, 2017
A Portrait of Home: Custom House Illustrations from Etsy ArtistsStyle
A house portrait is the perfect gift for so many occasions: housewarming parties, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, moving parties, and Mother’s/Father’s day. You could commission an illustration for your BFF of the building you lived in during college, give the parents of a new baby a portrait of the first house the couple shared, or commission a drawing for your parents of the first home you remember.
Jul 4, 2017
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Arm KnittingHome Projects
Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I’m 100% on board with giant knit everything.
Jun 14, 2017
The Bun Style and the Hair Fork That (Mostly) Eased Me Off Hair ElasticsLiving
Last year I came across a video of a young woman repeatedly wrapping her hair into a specific bun style — a nautilus bun — and securing it with a single hair stick. It was transfixing, and it seemed to promise an old-fashioned solution to the modern-day I-don’t-have-a-hair-elastic problem, as well as a potential solution to the hair-elastics-have-been-tearing-my-hair-out-for-decades problem.
Apr 28, 2017
Stitch, Please! 9 Embroiderers Serving Up Instagram Eye CandyHome Projects
Crafting trends ebb and flow just like decor trends come and go, and at the moment, embroidery is enjoying its time in the spotlight—and showing up on everything from jean jackets to tennis rackets. Whether you choose to pick up a needle and thread, or prefer to admire these beauties from afar, we’ve pulled together a sampler of Instagram accounts offering endless stitch-spiration.
Apr 9, 2017
Small Space Solution: Double Duty DIY DaybedsHome Projects
The daybed has fallen in and out of favor over the years. It may remind you of lavish palaces and paintings of nobility lounging about, waiting to be hand-fed grapes. However, the piece has made a resurgence in recent years, thanks in part to the popularity of small space living. This versatile piece can seat several people, hugs close to the wall to maximize square footage, and can even be used as a bed at night.
Apr 2, 2017
Today is International Tatting Day (And It’s Not What You Think)Home Projects
Maybe it’s just because I’m a Brooklynite who didn’t grow up during the Victorian era, but when I heard that April 1st is International Tatting Day (don’t laugh), I assumed it was a day to finally get that tattoo you’ve been talking about. As it turns out, the holiday has nothing to do with getting inked, but is actually a day to celebrate lace tatting. That’s right, the art of creating the elegant lace found on dress collars and old-school doilies.
Apr 1, 2017
Should We Be Wearing More Shawls? 17 Questions for Knitter-Designer Stephen WestHome Projects
Yes: "Everyone needs a big pile of shawls."
Mar 27, 2017
No Needles Needed! Finger Knit Projects You Can Finish in a FlashHome Projects
If you grew up as a craft-loving kid, then finger knitting probably reminds you of middle school and summer camp crafts. The process is every bit as easy as you remember (no worries if you need a refresher course, the sources ahead offer plenty), but the projects have gotten a tad more sophisticated. Put down the needles, pick up some fabric yarn, and you’ll have a finished project in under two hours.
Feb 8, 2017
The Handmade Home: 15 Favorite Etsy Decor Finds Under $25Style
A personable home is made in the unique details that bring it to life: a quirky art piece; the one-of-a-kind vase you picked up from a local artisan; the hand-painted bowl adorning the center of your dining table. No matter how small, these little details are the supporting cast to your furniture protagonists: Without them, you’d still have a show, but probably not one juicy enough to want to binge-watch.
Jan 26, 2017
Inside the Designer’s Mind: Get to Know This Brooklyn-Based House Tour Contributor and Textile Designer ExtraordinaireStyle
Textiles are pretty powerful—they can completely transform a space by infusing freshness and interest wherever they’re applied. For uber-cool textile designer Nasozi Kakembo (who also happens to be one of our super talented House Tour contributors), it turns out they can be life-changing in other ways, too. Her array of handmade textiles from her xNasozi brand combine artistry with philanthropy in one fell swoop.
Jan 17, 2017