Angela Smith

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25 Amazing Things for 2014

Products, materials and services that made us look twice.<p>The world is teeming with incredible stuff. Here, our highly opinionated list of products, materials and services that made us look twice — and that we totally fell for.

Scientific Research

How-To: Pretty Flower Pom-Poms

Take your pom-pom making to a whole new level with this awesome flower pom-pom tutorial from the Mr. Printables Blog!<p>In love? (I know, me too.) Head over to the Mr. Printables Blog to see how it’s done!


Arctic Animal Fans

When it’s hotter than hot, cool yourself off with an adorable DIY arctic animal fan with the help of Mr. Printables!

Sculptural Installations from Household Objects

Artist Edmond van der Bijl creates stunning sculptural installations by arranging household objects in unusual ways. Seems like a great use for extra hangers if you have the wall space!

How-To: Knit Log Cabin Washcloths

Knit your own little piece of bath time luxury with this log cabin washcloth pattern from Whit’s Knits on The Purl Bee!<p>Ready to get started? Head on over to The Purl Bee to see how it’s done.

DIY Dresser Drawer Hanger

How-To: Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet

Does the idea of starting a new crochet project with a foundation chain make you want to give up before you’ve even gotten started? You’ll definitely want to check out this chainless foundation method for single crochet from Maggie’s Crochet!<p>I’ve got good news for left-handed crafters too: In both …

How-To: Crocheted Mesh Bag with Contrasting Color Handles

Add a little color to your next shopping trip with this handy crocheted mesh bag with contrasting color handles from Stephanie at All About Ami.<p>Want to make one of your own? Head on over to All About Ami to see how it’s done!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: Honeycomb Wall Art

Add some geometric style to your home decor with this simple honeycomb wall art project from Hello Lidy!<p>Head on over to Hello Lidy to see the full how-to.

How-To: DIY Glitter Tabletop

You need a glittery table, right? (Of course you do!) Check out this fun glitter tabletop tutorial from Shannon at Madigan Made.<p>Ready to add some sparkle to your home? Head over to Madigan Made to see how it’s done.

Quilting Inspiration: 10 Lessons Learned

After finishing her gorgeous hand-quilted hexagon quilt this past winter, Michele from Michele Made Me wrote her future self a fantastic letter to remind her of all of the valuable lessons that she learned during the process. As a new quilter (and lover of hexies) myself, I found her reflections to …

How-To: Modern Colorblock Granny Square Baby Blanket

Is there a baby shower in your future? Hook up a modern gift for the mom-to-be with this colorblock granny square baby blanket tutorial from Live Modernly.<p>Crochet and modern are not necessarily two words you associate with each other. However, this colorblock granny square blank modernizes crochet …


Flowers and Plants from Beads

After her daughter started getting into beading several years ago, Esty seller Art of Beads became fascinated with creating these incredibly realistic beaded plants.<p>[via Talty’s Bakery]

Crochet Bicycle Skirt Guard

Lorna Watt of Knits for Life shared this attractive and effective Crochet Bicycle Skirt Guard Pattern.<p>[via Thread Party]

How-To: DIY Burlap Ribbon

Turn burlap fabric into your own ready-to-use ribbon with this smart and simple DIY method from Kristen at Ella Claire!<p>Ready to make some ribbon of your own? Head over to Ella Claire to see how it’s done.

Flashback: Rolled Paper Pendant

<b>By Ann Martin</b><p>Paper pendants composed of colorful quilling strips are fun and inexpensive gifts to make for young girls on your birthday or holiday shopping list. Children as young as nine or ten might also enjoy making them for their friends. The supplies are simple: a slotted quilling tool and …

Tutorial: Paper Poppy

Gardeners everywhere are enjoying the best of summer’s blooms. For those of us who lack a green thumb — or a garden — paper artist Jeffery Rudell has a book of paper flowers projects that mimic the real thing. Best of all, these blossoms don’t wilt, so you can have access to gorgeous flowers, year …

Chainmaille Collar from Jump Rings

Etsy seller skycubaclub creates incredibly elaborate chainmaille and Japanese lace necklaces and collars from aluminum and jump rings.

How-To: Terrycloth Stuffed Cat

Turn old towels into sweet, adorable toy kitties with this terrycloth stuffed cat tutorial from Doll Making by Runo!<p>[Via Dollar Store Crafts]

Decoupaged Lace Lamp

How-To: Foldable Paper Heart Garland

Make a string of colorful handmade garland that you can use again and again with this foldable paper heart garland tutorial that Ally Ebdon from Now That’s Pretty shared on Studio DIY!<p>Ready to get the party started? Head over to Studio DIY to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGawker]


Giant Macrame Owl

Artist Andy Harman made a small edition of these super-sized macrame owls, which are up to 15 feet wide and 35 feet long, using 1 inch jute rope, bamboo, and solid oak beads.<p>[via Lustik]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Mini Hanging Macrame Garden<br>• XL Modern Macrame<br>• Macrame, Cira 1977

How-To: Crocheted Rag Rug

Fabric scraps getting out of control? Use them up in a way that’s both beautiful and useful with this fantastic crocheted rag rug tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Ehow!<p>Making rag rugs dates back to the 1800s, when thrifty homemakers would reuse old clothes and fabric scraps as floor …

How-To: Rainbow Crocheted Nesting Baskets

In the market for pretty storage solutions? Check out this rainbow crocheted nesting baskets tutorial from CraftTuts+.<p>Ready to make your own? Grab your crochet hooks and head on over to CraftTuts+ to see the full how-to!

How-To: Skyscraper Cat Scratcher

Have feline friends? Make your kitties an awesome skyscraper cat scratcher with this tutorial from Karen at MAISON KUOTIDIEN.<p>Pretty great, huh? Head over to MAISON KUOTIDIEN to see how it’s done!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Mats from Salvaged Marine Rope

After making a mat from marine rope found on a sailing trip a few years ago, Sophie Aschauer started producing these spectacular mats from reclaimed marine rope under the name Serpent Sea.<p>Each mat is unique and woven by hand with reclaimed sailing ropes. The mats are woven with three different …

How-To: Upcycled Tire Table

Turn an old tire into stylish and useful piece of home decor with this upcycled tire table tutorial from Sarah at While They Snooze.<p>Such a perfect weekend project!<p>Head over to While They Snooze to see how it’s done.<p>[Via CraftGawker]


How-To: Fishtail Braided Friendship Bracelets

Add a bit of camp-inspired fun to your summertime crafting with this fishtail braided friendship bracelet tutorial from Carrots ‘n Spice!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Flashback: Sew a Sparkle Tutu

<b>By Brookelynn Morris</b><p>Forget wedding cake and champagne toasts and soup cans tied to the back of your car. Of all the classic wedding traditions, adorable flower girl ballerinas are the most essential. And they <i>need</i> pink sparkle tutus. Handmade pink fluffy ruffled sparkle tutus with giant satin bows. …