Shari Andrieux

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DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Stars

These wooden stars created by Jaime from That’s My Letter were inspired by a Pottery Barn product. This is a fantastic example of why DIY totally rules and can be a big money saver. To make this project you will need access to a miter saw for accurate cutting.<p>Jaime called upon help from her fellow …

Woodworking

How-To: Personalized Home Welcome Mat

Welcome in the new year—and your friends and family, of course—with a new personalized home welcome mat with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Laura at A Beautiful Mess!<p>Even though you may not think about it much, the welcome mat to your home is pretty important. Do you consider your home a fun …

DIY Wood Cabinet to Stash Your Trash

Need a place to stash that unsightly garbage bin? Dawn Nicole created this one seen above using these plans from Ana White, seen below.<p>If you are handy with a table saw, or can get someone to cut the wood for you, this would be a great project to tackle if your New Year’s resolution is to level up …

How-To: Make Rubber Texture Stamps for Artist Trading Cards

Artist trading cards are neat little pieces of handmade art that artists and crafters can swap with other artists and crafters. And, if you’re ready to start making and trading some cards of your own, you’ll definitely want to check out this new video tutorial from Mark Montano for making rubber …

Kid Crafts: Rainbow Jar Science Experiment

Is there a mini scientist in your house? Encourage curiosity and creativity—and introduce kids to the idea of density—one colorful layer at a time with this fun rainbow jar science experiment from Jen at Playdough to Plato!<p>Such a great project for a chilly winter afternoon!<p>Ready to give it a try? …

Science

How-To: Clean and Restore Old Tools with Common Household Items

Whenever I head back home to the Midwest to visit my family, my dad and I always schedule at least one afternoon to spend together, scouring local antique stores for beautiful old hand tools. Why? Because, beneath years of dirt and grime, we’ve found files, planes, screwdrivers, and hand-drills …

Woodworking

How-To: Upcycled Cardboard Lanterns

Have a stack of cardboard boxes leftover from holiday gift orders? Turn that trash into unexpectedly lovely pieces of home decor with this upcycled cardboard lantern tutorial that Rachel from Handmade Charlotte shared on the Etsy blog.<p>It’s amazing what a little bit of paint and tissue paper can …

Two Ways to Organize with Zip Top Baggies

If you like food and crafts, there’s a chance you have a lot of both in the house. The trick to being able to hoard even more of these wonderful things is to keep them organized.<p>Today I show you how I keep my paper scraps under wraps with the use of zip top baggies and a pair of sturdy magazine …

Kid Crafts: Removable Picture Frame Coloring Sheet Wallpaper

When is coloring on the wall a good thing? When that gleeful scribbling is happening on awesome DIY removable picture frame coloring sheet wallpaper made with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Agnes at Hello, Wonderful, of course!<p>Such a great way to let kids have fun while personalizing their own …

DIY Smart Phone Mittens

Trying to text while out in the cold? You certainly wouldn’t be long getting frostbit digits without these handy smart phone mittens from Becky Stern over at adafruit! Of course, DIY smart phone gloves exist already, but if you prefer the comfort of mittens over gloves while handling your phone, …

Printable Vintage Can Labels

Love the look of vintage cans, but don’t have the time to spend hunting them down in antique shops? Well now you can print your own and glue them to your can of beans from last nights dinner.<p>Here’s a collection of labels courtesy of Nancy Baumiller’s Flickr page. Please only use for personal …

Vintage

Flashback: Chalkboard Hangers

<b>By Jessica Wilson</b><p>I’ve been using skirt and pants hangers to hold works in progress (WIP) for a half-dozen or so years. Because I lack pretty wall space, the projects that hang from the hangers generally end up in the closet where they are quickly forgotten. It’s that whole out of sight, out of mind …

How-To: Foiling with Rubber Cement and Stencils

Want to add a new technique to your paper crafting toolbox? Learn how to foil using rubber cement and stencils with this helpful tutorial from Julie at Balzer Designs!<p>Pretty neat, right?<p>Give it a try today! Head on over to Balzer Designs to see how it’s done.

Crafting

How-To: Upcycle Plastic Bottles into Flowers and Beads

I’ve seen a lot of water bottle crafts, but this one created by Lori Allred of Allred Designs is really quite beautiful. She’s taken this set of simple string lights from snore to snazzy in just a few simple steps! This is a fantastic way to dress up a Christmas tree light set, perhaps using gold …

Crafting

Robin Indar’s Incredible Custom Mosaic Tiles

Robin Indar is an incredibly talented and creative mosaic tile artist living and working in Chico, California.<p>There was something about her work that caught my eye, something that seemed so different than any of the mosaic art I had seen before. After closer inspection I realized that she was using …

13 Crafty Ways to Use Egg Cartons

Egg cartons are the ultimate free craft supply. Their shape and ability to be easily manipulated lends themselves nicely to a myriad of functional and decorative items. I hope you’ll be inspired by this roundup to save the carton in your fridge and use it for your next project. Kudos to Mr. Joseph …

From Pantry to Paint: DIY Watercolors for the Family

Looking for an awesome family-friendly weekend project? If you’ve got creative kids who love painting, surprise them with an afternoon of color-filled DIY fun! Make your own set of homemade watercolor paints using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen with this easy-to-follow …

How-To: Doggie Silhouette Shrinky Dink Charm

Here’s a great reason to start taking even more pet photos! This awesome project comes to us from Kia at With Lovely.<p>Take a clear contrasted image of your favorite four legged friend, and use it as a guide to create a jewelry charm through the crafty magic of Shrinky Dinks, a.k.a. shrink plastic # …

How-To: Sewing Pattern Decoupage Box

I have a rather large collection of sewing patterns that I know I am never going to use. Most of these are patterns have been donated to me, and I just can’t bear to throw them in the recycling. If you have the same hoarding tendencies like I have, and are seeking out ways to give these patterns a …

Pop Secret: Easy Paper-Bag Microwave Popcorn

When it comes to homemade snacks, nothing beats a freshly popped bag of popcorn. But if you don’t have the time or wherewithal for the stovetop variety of this crunchy delight, then why not make your own microwave popcorn in a brown paper bag? Says Daniel Gritzer of Serious Eats:<p>Recently one of my …

Indoor Gardening: Forcing Hyacinths

If you’ve ever seen gorgeous flower arrangements with bulbs blooming early or entirely off-season and wondered how it was done, here’s your chance to trick Mother Nature! Learn the art of forcing hyacinths with this step-by-step tutorial that Melanie Falick shared on the Creativebug Blog and enjoy …

Printable Mad Libs Valentines

If being super thoughtful and picking out the perfect card is not quite your forte, well consider this your lucky day. Caroline from Made Vibrant has got you covered with this totally rad printable mad libs valentine!<p>All you need is access to a color printer, a pen, scissors and glue. She’s even …

Upcycled Globe Art

Turn an old outdated globe into this wonderful statement piece for your home. I simply adore the font used in this project. The easiest way to achieve this look is to cut out some vinyl letters from your trusty digital cutting machine, but this can also be done by hand. Use the vinyl as a mask when …

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>materico Magenta – paper mache, by Djaliforyou<p>5/325 Quilt, by Entropy Always Wins<p>Free Headband Pattern, by The Little Treasures<p>tiny city, by Natalia Araya<p>Snowflake 1, by Polly’s Lady

How-To: Rope and Wood Tree Ladder

Have good climbing trees in your backyard? Make those first few branches a bit easier for your little acrobats to reach with this fantastic rope and wood tree ladder tutorial from Brianna at Adrift in My Mind!<p>Instead of going out and buying a ladder I decided to make one. This isn’t my typical …

Woodworking

How-To: Carve a Rubber Stamp

If you’ve had stamp-carving on your crafty to-do list for a while, only to feel overwhelmed by the many different block materials and cutting tool choices available once you get to the craft store, this project is for you! Learn to carve a rubber stamp with supplies that you almost certainly have …

Crafting

Artistic Altered Tins Roundup

Altered tins are a wonderful way to practice your assemblage skills and create something three dimensional. It can be a functional item, or something purely for decoration. This art form is a great way to use found items and combine mixed materials. There are a myriad of ideas out there, and I’ve …

Beauty Basics: DIY Tea Tree and Activated Charcoal Soap

If you’re new to DIY beauty products, making your own soap can seem like a really intimidating process that’s probably best left up to the professionals. And, while some soap-making techniques can include complex recipes or require special safety equipment to handle tricky raw materials, you don’t …

Skin Care

How-To: 4-Step Leather Tote

Creating your own durable custom leather bag might seem like an intimidating idea, but it’s actually pretty darn easy. Armed with a leather-specific needle and a sewing machine, even beginners will find it quick and easy to stitch up a simple tote!<p>Despite sometimes having the reputation of being …

Sewing

Text Resist Watercolor Cards

Remember that magical moment when you learned how to create crayon resist paintings in school? Well now you can take this technique to a more sophisticated level with pencil crayon on watercolor paper, and turning it into a set of hand lettered cards.<p>This project comes with a template for a very …

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