Seanna Miriah

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Fanis's Sanctuary in the City

<b>Name:</b> Fanis <b><br>Location:</b> Financial District, Manhattan, New York<p>This is my sanctuary...a studio in the heart of the Financial District, in New York city, …

New York City

Marinated Olives Are The Ultimate DIY Holiday Snack

<i>By Sheela Prakash</i><p>photo by Diane Fields<p>A bowl or two of marinated olives are an essential part of any good cocktail party, whether it's your annual holiday bash or just a casual gathering with friends. You can find olives marinated in everything from garlic to herbs to chili peppers at the grocery …

Spices

Colorful DIY Boho Chic Ornaments

Ready to decorate your Christmas tree? Or perhaps add a few embellishments? These <b>boho chic</b> ornaments are miniature versions of my DIY wall hanging …

How-To: Twig and Ribbon Tree Ornament

Looking for a relatively mess free craft to do with the kids? Try this wonderful twig and ribbon tree ornament from Fireflies and Mud Pies.<p>I love this craft for three reasons:<p>– You can take the kids on a nature walk to collect the perfect sticks to use, and it will make the ornament that much more …

How-To: Donut Elbow Patches

Add some sweet and sprinkled fun to plain shirts and sweaters with this cute DIY donut elbow patches tutorial from Kelly at Studio DIY!<p>This project was made using an electronic cutter, but you could certainly cut something similar by hand if needed.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see the full …

Homemade Apple Butter (and Giveaway!) (CLOSED)

Oh man, guys, today we’re talking about apple butter. Are you excited? You should be. This is the easiest and most delicious apple butter. You’ll …

DIY Holiday Garlands — 5 Ways

Garlands are a great way to instantly add holiday cheer to every unsuspecting surface or ledge in your home. The fireplace mantel? Well, it probably …

Try This: Dried Citrus Ornaments

Citrus season is upon us! You know what that means, don't you? Elsie will be whipping up some tasty cocktails featuring the tart fruit, and I'll be …

Closet Hacks: 15 DIYs to Tranform Your Hangers

With spring cleaning season come and gone, your closets are probably in good shape (and if you’re still a little late doing that, check out our closet organizing tips, um, ASAP!). So now is the time to think beyond organizing and toward adding personal touches to make your closet as beautiful as …

Chemicals

Reuse + Recycle: 10 Upcycled Dressers

Book Shelf and Toy Storage from Apartment Therapy<p>Do you have an old dresser that is missing a drawer or two? No problem. Check out these 10 dresser …

Recycling

How-To: Animal Keychains

If you’ve got some keys that need some organization, then why not sort them by species with this playful Animal Keychains tutorial from Ginger Snaps.<p>[via Wattlebird]

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How-To: DIY Yarn Chandelier

If you’re a knitter or crocheter whose stash has reached a certain size, now is the perfect time to take your yarn obsession public! Turn unused skeins, leftover yardage, or inferior fibers into a seriously crafty decor statement with this yarn chandelier tutorial that Alix Adams from A Ruffled …

How-To: Geometric Floating Flower Wreath

If you’re about ready to get back into the pool again, then why not commemorate the occasion with one of these stunning Geometric Floating Flower Wreaths from this lovely tutorial by Paper & Stitch.<p>[via wattlebird]

Denim Do-it-All Bins

<b>By Betz White</b><br>Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way? Put that denim to good use by making up a few Denim Do-it-All Bins. They’re great for organizing your yarn stash, magazines, or craft …

How-To: DIY Drink Umbrellas

Up your tropical cocktail game with this super easy DIY Drink Umbrellas tutorial from Food52.<p>Using just a few household materials, including paper, scissors, wooden skewers, and scotch tape, you can quickly dress up a drink and make it into something really special.

Crafting

How-To: Polka Dot Block-Printed Sweater

Print your own bold patterns and shapes—and give a few basic tops a makeover while you’re at it—with this fun polka dot block-printed sweater tutorial from Fine Little Day!

IKEA Hack: Fabric-Covered Nightstand

As we fabric hoarders know, there are some lines that just beg to be to used for ALL OF THE THINGS. Can you relate? Then this lovely fabric-covered nightstand tutorial/IKEA hack from See Kate Sew will be right up your alley. (She used Liberty fabric!)<p>The trick: For less hassle, apply the fabric …

How-To: Fifteen Minute Skirt

If you need a skirt in a hurry, and you’ve got a little extra fabric and elastic on hand, then you might as well go ahead and whip one up with this quick and easy tutorial shared by Tumblr user No Synonym for a Synonym.

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How-To: Jelly Bean Garland

Easter is all about the sweets, so why not use them as decorations as well, with this charming Jelly Bean Garland project from Oh Happy Day?<p>[via Wattlebird]

How-To: Make A Notebook From a Paper Bag

Photos: Trisha Zemp<p>Need a place to jot down some thoughts? There’s no need to go to the store for a new notebook with this conveniently simple paper bag notebook tutorial from The House That Lars Built. Not only can you make a notebook from materials that you probably have around the house, but …

How-To: Vintage Wallpaper-Inspired Botanical Wall Decals

There are tons of options for buying beautiful decorative wallpaper right now, but what if you’re a renter? Turns out, you can still get the rich, luxurious look of vintage-inspired wallpaper while preserving your security deposit! If you’re an apartment-dweller, you definitely won’t want to miss …

How-To: LED Umbrella

Make rainy days a little bit brighter and a whole lot more fun with this awesome FLORAbrella LED umbrella tutorial from Becky over at Adafruit!<p>You’ll be a rainbow in any storm with the FLORAbrella. With its NeoPixel LED strips and color sensor, you’ll be able to match your clothing, or display …

How-To: Embroidered Postcards

Add an extra touch of awesome to your future correspondence with this embroidered postcard tutorial that Clare from Etsy shared on the Etsy blog!<p>Ready to start stitching. Click here to see the full how-to.

How-To: Watercolor Meringues

Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff<p>Try your hand at some edible watercolor painting with this splendid Watercolor Meringues tutorial from Project Wedding. Using gel food coloring, instead of actual watercolor paints, gives these cookies a delightfully subtle tint.<p>Make store bought meringues feel like custom …

Gardening Without a Yard

You need zero square feet to grow food.<p>I frequently nag friends, family, and strangers to start gardening. “I’d love to have a garden, but I don’t have a yard” is by far the most common excuse I hear. No more! Here are some of my favorite DIY designs for growing food that require not even an inch …

Flashback: Colorful Bunting Card for Any Occasion

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>Send out a cheerful greeting for any occasion with this colorful bunting card with string writing!<p>It’s always nice to have a handmade card or two tucked away, ready to pull out for special events or handwritten hellos. So, inspired by the beautiful summer bunting that’s been …

Custom Embroidered Notebook Paper Love Notes

Etsy seller Ruggles Made combines the charming sponteneity of a hand-written love note with the endearing patience of a hand-stitched piece of embroidery in this series of custom made embroidery pieces.<p>[via So Super Awesome]

Crafting

Recipe: Flower and Herb Shortbread Cookies

Turn edible flowers and herbs into a springtime dessert that’s sure to impress with this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own gorgeous flower and herb shortbread cookies that Heather from Sprinkle Bakes shared on the Etsy blog.<p>These cookies are absolutely gorgeous, yet surprisingly easy to …

How-To: Chocolate Dirt Pudding Cups

Bring your gardening skills into the kitchen with this amusing Chocolate Dirt Pudding Cups tutorial by bethcakes.<p>Spoiler: The dirt is actually crumbs from pulverized Oreos!

Dessert