Posts Tagged ‘home decor’

@Home This Weekend: Stenciled Rugs

This weekend, enhance your outdoor living space with a custom stenciled rug. Does your deck or patio need some style? TheMistressT purchased a couple of inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpets, and then made them extra special by creating a stencil and applying a mix of UV safe craft paint and textile medium to create this great arrow […]

@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Coffee Table

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 […]

Upcycled Home Decor

It’s so rewarding to decorate using upcycled materials. It’s good for the earth, it’s economical, and you can create one of a kind pieces to enhance your home. Luna1375 transformed this bright and cheery cabinet using scrapbook papers. Click on the link to see the original piece. You’ll be amazed at the difference a little […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Needle Felted Rug

This awesome and unexpected gift would be a great way to inject a little art into someone’s daily routine. You can see the full tutorial here: For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for Children Gifts for Crafters Gifts for Men Gifts for […]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: A Perfect Summer Garden, a DIY Home Makeover, and More

The Week in DIY: A Perfect Summer Garden, a DIY Home Makeover, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. Is Your Sunscreen Giving You Cancer? With beach season officially underway, make sure your skin stays healthy […]

Pink Flamingo Chandelier

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Can someone make this for me? Pretty please? I love it! The people behind Bindle Art & Design are selling these truly fab chandeliers in their Etsy. Don’t need a whole flock? They have a single bird as a wall sconce! via Apartment Therapy Chicago

Handmade Gift Ideas: How To Make A Covered Switchplate

Here’s a great quick project that will add some oomph to any room. This would be a fun one to do with your kids. Make a boring switchplate fun with this tutorial from HornSister. You could take this one step further and collage meaningful images or phrases on your switchplate. Make one that matches every […]

Pirates Ahoy! Pirate Costumes and Crafts on Craftster

Arrr, Matey! Pirates are one of the most popular themes on Craftster. We have seen everything from baby pirate costumes to both knit and crochet pirate beard and hat combos. If you are planning a Halloween Pirate Party or Pirate Costume, or want to decorate your kid’s (or your own!) room in a Pirate theme, […]

How to Choose Paint for Your Home Project -from Mother Earth News

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Paint can be the most affordable way to make a big-impact change in any room of your house or apartment. Going from a neutral to a bold color or vice versa, or even a very subtle change in shade or tone can make a dramatic difference. Add in a […]

Book Introduction: Crochet Adorned

Crochet Adorned by Linda Permann just might change your life. OK, maybe not your life, but definitely your wardrobe and probably your appreciation of crochet. It is absolutely chock full of awesome ideas to revamp your clothes and your home with crochet embellishments. Linda includes easy instructions and plenty of background information, so even a […]

I Wanna Have Another Baby Just So I Can Hang This In It’s Room*

LOVE. Thanks Steen! {source} *Not really. I would rather skewer my eyes with rusty knitting needles than have another baby. Wait, do knitting needles even rust? Well you know what I mean. I’m too old to be pregnant again. or deal with sleepless nights and diapers and wipes and sore boobs and cracked nipples. I […] Sew Much Fun Sweepstakes

As a Craftster, I’m always looking for great supply resources. is one of my favorites! Their website offers a plethora of supplies from notions, to patterns, to fabric. Even though the supplies are vast, the site is very easy to navigate. The site is organized into five main categories: Apparel & Fashion Fabric, Quilting […]

Craft Challenge #27 – Light Me Up

This month’s challenge was to create any kind of “light fixture” you could imagine. You could have revamped an existing light fixture or created one from scratch! We had 79 entries and over 550 votes!! 😀 The winner of this challenge is froufroufreak with her entry titled, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream Light” froufroufreak created this […]

Craft Challenge #27 – Light me up! – Due May 1 – May 5 2008

It’s time to enter Craft Challenge #27! If you haven’t started crafting, you still have time! Read all about it here: