Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

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!

Anthropologie DIY

Anthropologie has such great merchandise. Much of the things they sell are so creative and wonderful, but unfortunately, can be very expensive. Leave it to clever Craftsters to get the same great looks for less; here are a few diy Anthropologie-inspired projects that look great and saved a lot of money.   It’s hard to […]

Color Me Rainbow

I love seeing a rainbow on a dreary rainy day. Bright colors always cheer me up. It’s easy to find rainbows of all types on Craftster; look at the many happy projects I found!   julibooli made several brightly colored fabric bowls in rainbow colors. I think this photo of all her bowls together is […]

@Home This Weekend: Chocolate Bowls. Mmmm.

This weekend, treat your valentine to scrumptious chocolate bowl, filled with beautiful ripe strawberries or other tasty goodies. Make yourself one (or more!) as well, following these easy directions provided by milkmaid01. Hey, it’s ok to have chocolate at every meal, right? Happy Valentine’s Day!

@Home This Weekend: Patio Luminaries

This weekend, make up a set of stunning patio luminaries to brighten your evenings! Follow this simple tutorial by Balatong, and using Dollar Store materials, create a beautiful ambiance for your indoor or outdoor events. I’d love to see these lining a sidewalk on the night of a get-together with friends. So welcoming!

@Home This Weekend: Decorative Earring Holder

  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.

Jackalope!

Ah, the elusive jackalope, so very difficult to find in the wild. However, there have recently been several sightings here on Craftster.  I love the expression on this milky white jackalope, expertly crocheted by sarach. He’s crazy, I tell you! At first glance, it seems as if Crafty.Canadian actually bagged a wild jackalope, and had […]

@Home This Weekend: Tiny Bud Vases

This weekend, recycle something and make it beautiful. teaandcraft wrapped empty test strip bottles with washi tape to make these adorable bud vases. I just love the look of these; it’s like a welcome breath of spring. Happy crafting!