Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

@Home This Weekend: Pack a Perfect Picnic!

This weekend, pack up a picnic basket and have an adventure! jennique found a great little picnic basket at a thrift store, and then set out to furnish it up right. She purchased some plastic dinnerwear, and then made a utensil roll, some napkins and a blanket with a plastic back, perfect for keeping the dew […]

@Home This Weekend: Pallet Coasters!

This weekend, have some fun with wood and make some unique coasters. At first glance, one of these coasters by moosedoom looks just like a builder’s pallet, but this tiny version actually serves to protect your furniture from condensation. How cool is that?

@Home This Weekend: Removable Fabric Wallpaper

This weekend, liven up a bit of a hallway or kitchen by using fabric to create as an accent wall. schnerby found a fun fish print, and mixed up some wheatpaste to adhere it to the wall over the door in her hallway, and also in her kitchen. The best part? If you get tired […]

Ballerinas: Tutu Cute

It’s just about impossible to be unhappy if you’re waltzing around in a fluffy tutu! And they aren’t just for children, you know. Here are some fun projects featuring delightful versions of this enchanting little garment.This sweet little doll wears the tiniest of tutus. She was created by Scribble Dolls, who named her “Dandelion”. So […]

@Home This Weekend: DIY Dessert Tray

Got sweets? This weekend, make a handy tiered dessert tray to display your tasty holiday treats. ladypie created this one with three plates and a couple of flower pots. Follow her easy tutorial and make one of your own. Mmmm, cupcakes!

@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Walls

This weekend, take a note from violentjayne and liven up your walls using decoupage! For her sewing room, she painted the lower part of the walls a vibrant pink, and then adhered tissue dress patterns to the upper parts. It’s the perfect creative space! She also used tissue paper for an ombre effect on her dining […]

@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters

This weekend, protect your furniture with a set of beautiful tile coasters. Moderator meleriffic used spray glue to adhere lace to tile coasters, and then hit them with some bright red spray paint. Remove the lace, adhere some cork to the back of the tile, and voila! You’ve got coasters!

More Amazing Matchboxes

In last week’s “Matchbox Mania” article, I showed you some beautifully decorated matchboxes, with the promise of showing you even more amazing matchboxes this week. Here’s a collection of projects that used the matchboxes as mere starting points; these Craftsters were truly thinking “outside the box”. Chicken feet! cackle perched her matchbox up on chicken […]

@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light

This weekend, create a one-of-a kind drum light, like this floral lamp. jenihall created this using a embroidery hoops, a light kit, fabric and ribbon. Want to make one of your own? Click on the link for instructions!

@Home This Weekend: Transform Your Chandelier

This weekend, alter your chandelier to fit your decor! SheridanLA took a brass chandelier and revamped it as shown here to suit her apartment. Later, when she relocated and wanted a more formal look, she transformed it again! Check out her post to see the before photo, and to find out how the chandelier looks […]

What’s That On Your Head?

People don’t naturally grow antlers, but wouldn’t it be something if they did? Since we can’t grow our own, those of us that want them have to improvise. Here you go, this is how it could be: people with antlers.   lizzy.cos knit this adorable knit baby hat with ears and antlers. I would make […]

At The Beach

Don’t hate me, but I’m writing this article from a lovely rental vacation house at Ocean Isle beach. Of course, the beach is on my mind, so this week I’ve found for you a nice collection of summer goodness.  Protect yourself from the sun with a lovely retro sunhat. AlwaysInspired included a very good tutorial […]

Gifts for Grads

Graduation is upon us! Make your favorite grad a gift they can really use, whether they’re moving on to college or to “real life”. This pincushion in a jar is perfect for fashion emergencies and simple mending. Fill the jar with needles, tiny scissors, spare buttons and an assortment of threads. Use SuzNTX‘s great tutorial […]

Not Your Ordinary Pillows

I’m in the middle of remodeling my bedroom and bath, so of course I’m going to need new bedding. I’ve just recovered some pillows for the bed, which inspired me to head to the tag cloud and see what other Craftsters have done along the lines of making pillows. I’m not doing anything nearly as […]

@Home This Weekend: Decorative Coat Hook

This weekend, make a decorative and functional coat hook. cmarion3 made this with some scraps of wood, scrapbook paper, gears and buttons, and a couple of hooks. What a great way to get things hanging!