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17 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

While flowers are great and all, there’s something about a handmade craft and sweet Mother’s Day card that really makes Mom swoon. Little-kid crafts are art that comes straight from the heart, so make sure you have some QCT (quality craft time) on the books before Mother’s Day. If you’re on the …

Make Sunny Buttercream Daisy Cupcakes

These just might be the sunniest cupcakes ever. Lemon cake holds the sweet surprise of lemon curd filling, and it’s all topped with a cute grassy knoll of lemon buttercream. A piped buttercream daisy makes the display even more cheery. They’re easy to make — you’ll just need a couple of inexpensive …

How-Tuesday: Wooden Block Family

<i>Wooden you like to learn something new? In this week’s How-Tuesday post, Australian designer Beci Orpin shares a tutorial from her bright colorful new book,</i> Find & Keep: 26 Projects to Spark the Imagination. <i>Read on for her creative tips on making painted wooden blocks full of personality to use as</i> …

Paper Flowers - Design Crush

Make This: DIY Fabric Sandal Makeover - Paper and Stitch

Have you seen any of those summer sandals at Target recently? I usually don’t find shoes there that I like, but as I was wondering through the …

Watermelon Pinata DIY

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been eating a lot of watermelon around our house lately. It’s such a huge part of our summer, so I couldn’t resist …

20 DIY Easter Centerpieces That Will Make the Easter Bunny Jealous

When you’re decorating eggs for your Easter brunch and filling those baskets with handful upon handful of candy, it’s best to keep in mind that your table will be at the center of it all. This pastel and egg-filled holiday calls for an epic centerpiece that will be worthy of the fun and additional …

Decorations

Turn a Terrarium into a Miniature Egg Hunt With This DIY

Who said a terrarium has to look the same all year round? We are firm believers that there are no rules, meaning all sorts of seasonal treats and trinkets are fair game for your teeny green arrangements. To give our indoor greenery an Easter upgrade and satisfy a mean craving for chocolate, we’re …

10 Easter Basket DIY Ideas That Will Make You Melt

🐰🐤<p>We're just going to come out and say it: Easter is our favorite holiday. Not only does it signify the beginning of spring, but it means weekends filled with chocolate and adorable bunnies.<p>This year, instead of shelling out cash for easter decorations and baskets, why not try to make them …

DIY a Monogrammed Ring Dish to Add a Personal Touch to Your Wedding

Some couples are choosing to use wooden ring boxes or vintage dishes to transport their rings down the aisle rather than using a traditional ring pillow. So today, we’re going to teach you to make a monogrammed ring dish that’s perfect for your precious wedding rings. Even if you’re not planning to …

11 Wedding DIYs That Are the Definition of Shabby Chic

Do you love mason jars, burlap and lace? Flea market finds, baby’s breath blooms, and chalkboard details? Then, a shabby chic-inspired wedding is right up your alley.<p>Check out these eleven wedding DIY projects that are totally vintage and rustic inspired.<p><b>1. Rustic Burlap Bunting Tutorial from Polka</b> …

DIY This Hanging Storage Bag and Keep Your Home Office Organized

Spring cleaning can be an intimidating task, especially when it comes to your work space. There’s your craft closet where you just throw everything all winter long and your desk that is starting to look a bit messy. So let’s take a deep breath, download a cleaning checklist printable and take the …

Sewing

Get Inspired With This DIY Watercolor Sketchbook

When we combine two of our favorite things — watercolor DIYs and sketchbooks — beautiful things happen. This simple DIY makes it super easy to customize your sketchbook to match your personal style. Those of you that came to Re:Make 2015 are no strangers to this awesome project. We invited …

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DIY This $328 Anthropologie Wall Organizer for Less Than $50

You know that moment when you have so much work to do and somehow you spend hours cleaning instead of actually working?! We’ve all been there. A messy desk can increase your stress levels and distract you from being the #girlboss that you are! That’s why this Anthropologie Hanging Desk Organizer …

4 Steps to Creating a DIY Cupcake Bar Guests Will Love

If a traditional cake just isn’t gonna cut it at your bridal shower or big day, and you’re looking for a more creative confection, we’ve got the dessert for you… Oh, and did we mention it’s DIY?<p>Get your guests in on the fun with a make-your-own cupcake bar that friends and loved ones of all ages …

19 DIYs to Add to a Creative Kid’s Birthday Party

Hosting a DIY party is *so* fun because kids <i>love</i> to get creative, and when they get to be creative with their besties while getting their DIY on, it makes birthday parties that much better. Come to think of it, it sounds like a party we adults would want in on too ;) If your mini maker has a …

Crayons

And the Winners of Our DIY Wedding Contest Are…

Weddings, whether they’re big or small, are the perfect excuse to pull out your expert skills in all things DIY. We asked you to share your best Do It Yourself Wedding tricks and how-tos with us, and you did NOT disappoint! From beautifully crafted paper mache centerpieces to gorgeous wedding …

Weddings

‘Forest’ Things First: A Terrarium DIY for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, planetary pals! To give props to one of the Earth’s most vast and valuable resources, I’m making a miniature forest you can bring inside to serve as a reminder to nurture the nature around us.<p>Terrariums are totally low-effort (and low-cost), so even the most plant-weary person can …

Win Best Child Award With This DIY Sunglass Case for Mom

Whenever I ask my Mom what she would like for Mother’s Day, the answer is always, “Oh, I don’t need anything!” But let’s be real, Mom’s an all-star and she still deserves something. We decided to create a chic DIY leather sunglass (or glasses) case for mom this year. It is the perfect personal gift …

Remix This Brit Kit for a Thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Nothing beats a homemade gift, but tackling a DIY project with the expectation of gifting it away can be a wee bit overwhelming. Nevertheless, what they say about the “thought that counts” is definitely true, and you should start a tradition of DIY Mother’s Day gifts (even when you’re genuinely …

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Popular Buying Guides<p>Create A Festive DIY Holiday Wreath Using Candy Canes<p>10 Vintage Toys You Probably Owned That Are Now Worth A Fortune<p>7 Things That Prove Xbox Beats PS Every Time<p>Put Those Mason Jar Lids To Good Use With This Creative DIY Photo Magnet Project<p>6 Smartwatches To Match Your …

Here Are the Top 24 DIY Spring Projects According to Pinterest

It’s (finally) spring, which means that a whole slew of new DIY inspiration is blooming on Pinterest. Not surprisingly, all of the pins revolve around organization hacks, wardrobe updates, spring decor ideas and a few crafty ideas for keeping the kids entertained. Trends come and go, but you can …

Crafting

DIY Hanging Flower Pot Chandelier

<i>Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru Lynn Lilly – are creating fun,</i> …

Pour Your Own DIY Outdoor Citronella Candles

Hexie Pincushion {Free Sewing Tutorial}

I am so appreciative of the lovely comments from my wonderful readers about my first book, A Spoonful of Sugar. During the Book Tour Blog Hop (which …

13 gifts for the mom who's super hard to shop for

With Mother’s Day fast-approaching (May 8th, FYI), we’ve been thinking long and hard about what we want to gift all the moms and mother figures in …

Rose Gold

18 cool homemade Mother's Day gift ideas from the kids -- or you.

What would Mother’s Day be for without a heartfelt, homemade Mother’s Day gift from the kids? Well it would be missing something for sure. So next up …

Homemade

How to Make Candles

Making your own candles sounds much more complicated than it really is. With just a few supplies (available at craft stores or through online …

Candles

DIY Mid Century Inspired Planter

Believe it or not it’s easier than you think to make your own Mid Century inspired planter that’s perfect for your porch or sunroom! Plant with …