Why is it after the holidays we go into cleaning and reorganizing mode? It is like a little light switch clicks in our head, we freak out and start cleaning. I know I am not the only one who does this. This year will be the year we control our crafty projects! How will we […]
Archive for the ‘Home Sweet Home’ Category
This weekend, transform an unused frame into a beautiful new earring holder. ChameleonHound found a suitable frame at the thrift store, and then backed it with stiffened lace. Perfect for keeping your earrings organized and accessible.
This weekend, grab some old magazines and some magnetic backing, and whip up a bunch of alphabet magnets, like these by Emu. Pop them on your fridge, and spell out things like “Happy Friday” or “take out the trash!”. What fun!
This weekend, make a home for wee people! Sunbala painted a small wooden birdhouse in bright colors, and added it to a pot filled with succulents. A tiny garden fence, some sweet little stepping stones, and a whimsical fairy garden is created. Such fun!
@Home this weekend, make a gorgeous blinged out mirror using recycled materials. bookstorebabe makes the greatest upcycled mirrors! For this one, she used a piece of cherry cabinet, bits and pieces of old jewelry, a few charms and odd earrings, and iridescent glass tiles from the craft store. A mirror like this would be a […]
This weekend, make some fun storage jars for craft supplies. teaandcraft glued plastic toy soldiers to the lids of recycled jars, gave them a quick coat of spray paint, and voila! Inexpensive storage with a sense of whimsy.
Here’s a simple way to add color and fun to a plain coffee table using decoupage! Emu painted the table top white, and then used panels from a Moomin comic to give this once-boring table a one of a kind look. The entire project took less than a day and looks fantastic. You can do […]
This weekend, take an ordinary thrift store painting and make a personal sign for your home. chezlin cut out letters and used spray adhesive to temporarily adhere them to the painting. She then covered the entire piece with a rough coat of white acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, she removed the letters to […]
Could there be a better way to display a succulent plant than in a crazy dino planter? I think not. OhNoJoJo takes hollow toy dinosaurs, cuts an opening in their backs, and paints them bright colors (in this batch they’re all gold!). These ferocious planters would look great anywhere: a kid’s room, your back porch, […]
Welcome to our new blog series “@Home This Weekend”. Each Friday, I’m going to spotlight a fun project that will make your home more you, more unique, more… you know: “homey”. Love glass cloches? Balatong created this bell jar with a simple wine glass. Use the instructions in her tutorial and create your own. This […]
Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Although Craftster member coloringmyworld admits she had the paint for this room for a long time before she got around to the project, I definitely think it was worth the wait! The blue paint with the faux finish and the yellow rugs would be cute enough, but it’s […]
tatobuggy7 transformed an old suitcase into a fun and colorful table with just a few steps. Using paint chips and Elmer’s Glue, she embellished the suitcase with a mosaic-like pattern to make it quite a conversation piece. Check out her tutorial to make one for yourself! To see this project on Craftster click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195750.0 […]
Sometimes chickens need their very own home sweet home. Member dzyn made the perfect A-frame coop for her feathered friends. As an added bonus, it’s even created from recycled materials! To see this project on Craftster click here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340757.0 To see related projects on Craftster, check out the coop tag here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=coop
isfive created this pterodactyl dresser for her son’s nursery. It’s a great solution for the common challenge of how to add color to a room when you can’t paint the walls for one reason or another. She used vivid paint colors and homemade stencils on the dresser, which will not only serve as storage, but […]
Ut oh! Your adorable baby had decided he is on a mission to chew his way out of the crib. Instead of rushing out to retail to purchase plastic rail guards, why not make a custom fabric set to match the nursery? evilSabina shares her son’s colorful owl rail guards. Make matching curtains and wall […]