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33 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know

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Living Rooms

12 All-Natural Hair Moisturizers That You Can DIY

An extreme seasonal shift not only cues a drastic change in your wardrobe, it also means that it’s time to adjust your beauty routine. During the winter, it’s all about moisturizing (after you exfoliate with face and lip scrubs, of course!).<p>While we all know that the brisk bite of cold weather does …

Hair Care

Build a Storage Ladder

Cut List<p>1x2 boards cut 55 3/8" long (front legs, ends cut at 15 degrees off square) (2)<br>1x2 boards cut 531/2" long (back legs) (2)<br>1x3 boards cut 25- …

Woodworking

Tutorial: How to make leggings

Tutorial: How to make leggings<p>Erin from Francois et Moi shows how you can recreate a favorite pair of leggings over and over and over. You’ll use a …

Moss Graffiti: The Coolest DIY Project Ever

Contemporary artists have discovered that street art is not only beautiful to look at, but that it can also be soft and smooth to the touch. Moss …

Streetwear

How to Make a Leather Holder for Your Headphones

<i>Our favorite DIYs are easy to follow, inexpensive, and produce something that feels polished enough to give as a gift. (Though there's no shame in making things for yourself.)</i><p><i>Today: Laura Kaesshaefer shows us how to make an easy, elegant holder for your headphones, so your cords stay clean and</i> …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Decorations

DIY Ziggy Stardust Costume

Blogger friend Be Cool, Mom reminded me of one of my all-time favorite Halloween costumes, Ziggy Stardust. My husband rocked the look years ago in one of my Threadbanger videos, and this new tutorial on Nasty Gal is making it look like a great option for the ladies. I’d spend 5 years stuck on Mars …

DIY Ombre Journals

The last two week’s have been jam packed with bookbinding know-how, and if you’ve followed along, you are a pro by now.We only have two bookbinding …

DIY Vintage Tennis Racket Mirrors

Vintage tennis rackets look really great, but aren't very practical to keep around... until now! We love this simple DIY project that will have you …

Cute

Failynn Fox Cowl pattern by Heidi May

Welcome to The Velvet Acorn, here you will find purely original pattern designs in knit and crochet. Inspired and crafted with my love of nature and …

Yarn

Leather Cuff, Lace Bracelet - 'Bird in Flight' Silhouette - Leather Bracer - Boho Jewelry

The silhouette of a bird in flight descends upon a bare arm.<p>I was inspired by the arabesque motifs and swirling tendrils of Art Nouveau though it does resemble the Karakusa designs of the Japanese.<p>The leather cuff can be laced up through small black eyelets on the sides. The size of the leather …

15 Books to Inspire Little Makers

If you’ve ever watched a little one ditch their toy to turn the cardboard box it came in into a space ship, you have seen the proof that kids have crazy imaginations. You’d better strike while the iron is hot and inspire them to stay creative. This whole creativity thing is something we believe …

Kids

How-To: Watercolor Fabric Painting

Learn how to paint lovely watercolor-style designs on your own fabrics with this watercolor fabric painting tutorial that Kris from Technoplastique shared on How Did You Make This?<p>As Kris suggests in the tutorial, if you’re planning to wear or wash your project, you’ll definitely want to use a …

10 Cute Bookends to Get Your Bookcase in Order

Don't you love the look of a nice set of bookends? Of course, they keep your books from falling over, but they can also turn a boring shelf into a …

Chemicals

5 Tips for Accurate Sewing

When it comes to sewing, accuracy plays a huge role in your final outcome—it’s hard to fudge things like straight seams and neat hems. So, if you’re looking for a few simple techniques that could make a huge difference in your next project, you’ll definitely want to check out these 5 tips for …

have it all wallet pattern. . . : LBG STUDIO

I made my first wallet way back in 2009 and used it for almost 2 years. I liked it so much that when it came time to make a new wallet, I made the …

Personalized Jewelry Bowl

It’s so easy to turn a thrift store bowl into a personalized gift for Mother’s Day. It also makes a great gift for a special teacher.<p>Get the …

Crafting

How to Watercolor Paint on Fabric {tutorial} - Tidbits

Shares 90<p><i>I am bringing home this tutorial for “How to Watercolor Paint on Fabric”, which was originally shared on Ella Claire, here.</i><p><i>If you are</i> …

DIY | Graphic Pillows by Arren Williams

Guest post by <b>Arren Williams</b><br>Today we're thrilled and honoured to have <b>Arren Williams</b> joining us all the way from Portugal with this really rad pillow …

DIY

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 …

Knitting Tip: How to Read Color Charts in Knitting Patterns

Even the most straight-forward multi-color knitting patterns can look complex, especially if you’re not familiar with how the information is being presented. So, if you’ve ever turned down a knitting pattern due to chart-related stress, there’s hope! Learn how to interpret your patterns like a pro …

HOW TO make a terrarium

Neat! Jill over on inhabitat has a handy guide- <i>I’ve always coveted my friend Melissa’s fabulous terrarium, which is the centerpiece of her stylish, cozy Brooklyn apartment. I’ve secretly wanted one of my own for ages, and recently realizing that some artsy terrariums can sell for thousands of</i> …

Neat

Summer Wardrobe: City Gym Shorts for All Ages

I spend all day every day poking around the crafty internet, looking for great projects to share with you guys, and it’s pretty darn rare that I come across something that makes me stop right in the middle of writing a post to download a pattern and raid my fabric stash. But, I’m so excited about …

31 Days of Painted Pumpkins from the MSLO Staff

Get inspired by handmade pumpkin designs by Martha Stewart crafters and staffers using Martha Stewart Craft paints!<p>A jewel-toned, geometric masterpiece.

How to Make Perfect Pom Poms - Gina Michele

A quick glance at my Knitting Patterns will tell you I’m a big lover of Pom Poms! I’ve always used the cardboard disc method to make them but it was …

Knitting

Wardrobe Basics: Sew a 3/4 Circle Skirt

Circle skirts are one of those rare, magical wardrobe staples that are both easy to sew and flattering on just about everyone. Because of the drape of the fabric and the fullness of the skirt, you don’t generally need to worry about pulling across the hips, stretching over backsides, or other …

Clothing

malachai cowl pattern by britt schmiesing

Crafting

Asymmetrical Color Block Totes Tutorial

Marni Weaver of <i>Haberdashery Fun</i> shows you how to make easy Asymmetrical Color Block Totes! Take a new bag on your spring adventures, or whip up …

Sewing