Wendy Gedanken

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Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine

If you’re drowning in fabric scraps and offcuts, this is the perfect project to upcycle them into something practical.<p>It’s an idea that came to me while I was in the process of tidying up my sewing space. I tend to keep all my fabric scraps (just in case!) and all those really long, thin pieces …

23 Insanely Creative Ways to Recycle Plastic Bottles Into DIY Projects

Plastic bottles and glass bottles alike are leaving the environment in thousands of years if thrown away, never fully decomposing without harming the …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …


19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

Paper Hellebore Tutorial by Kate Alarcón

When I had the opportunity to prepare a flower-making workshop for a Carpe Diem Collective event in Seattle, I knew the hellebore would be perfect. …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

How to Make a Giant Yarn Throw

Learn how to make your own giant wool yarn throw. Post shares yarn source ideas as well as info on hooks & needles.


DIY Holiday Gifts Advent Calendar

Making your own food gifts for the holidays not only saves money but is a real expression of generosity. Every day we’ll reveal a new DIY food gift …


Summer Meadow Vase

Ever dreamt of having your own field of summer flower indoors? Let's create one in less than half an hour! (in swedish with translator)<p>292<p>1012

Magazine Rack by Chuck Routhier - Dwell

This simple and practical magazine rack by designer Chuck Routhier not only stores your latest issues of Dwell but holds your coffee, too! Built from 1" square Baltic birch plywood and sporting a 100% wool eco-felt sling, the rack comes complete with a removable laminated birch-ply tabletop.


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Grow Your Own Microbial “Leather” in Your Kitchen (DIY Tutorial)

Photos from <i>The Next Black</i>Growing your own clothing is easier than you think. BioCouture’s Suzanne Lee has been spinning whole garments with little …

Eco Fashion

Winter DIY Idea: Painted Mugs

These DIY painted mugs are perfect for hot chocolate by the fire or your morning coffee. But my favorite part of this project is how easy and …

Weekend project: Homemade and Greek-style yogurt

Ever thought about making your own yogurt, but thought the process was too involved, or that you might need special equipment or supplies? A while back, cookbook legend Marion Cunningham did a piece on quick fruit-based desserts for Food. She included a simple technique for homemade yogurt, no …


DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner

If you had to come up with a top 10 list of uncomfortable situations, being stuck inside on a hot day without air conditioning is probably on there. …

38 Anthropologie Hacks

Ever walk around Anthropologie and think "I could make this stuff myself for so much cheaper"? Here's how you can!

Try This: Textured Planter Project

This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It's getting chilly over here! I've got quite a …


How to Make a Sweater Lamp

Introduction: How to Make a Sweater Lamp<p>Hey you all lovely citizens,<p>I missed instructables and all the awesome you guys have. So I am back after a …


15 Awesome Jewelry DIYS (that would make great gifts!)

• 05. Dec. 2014<br>• /<br>• 11 Comments<p>Christmas is now officially less than 3 weeks away friends! That means if you haven’t started on your holiday making yet …

Recycled Tights Necklace • Recyclart

I made this necklace from 3 pairs of tights by twisting the legs into thick ropes and stitching jersey straps …

How-To: Arm Knitting a Scarf In 20 Minutes

If you need a scarf in a hurry and you’ve got a few skeins of chunky yarn handy, then treat yourself to this hypnotic arm knitting tutorial video from Wool And The Gang, which gracefully demonstrates the making of an entire arm knit scarf in 20 minutes.


How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

Whenever I work on a sewing or quilting project, I always end up with leftover bits and pieces of fabric that I simply can’t bear to throw away. (I mean, it might be useful someday!) As a result, I have almost as much scrap fabric in my stash as actual useful yardage. And, it would seem that I’m …


Style Me Quick – DIY Kimonos

I Love this new style as it is very forgiving and allows me to be comfortable and at times frumpy but still be in the “fashion”. I need to take a …

The Brass Paperclip Project

Welcome to Day 1 of my Handmade Hanukkah series! I'm so excited about today's project which is a simple, but dramatic DIY menorah made from …


DIY - bead chain bracelet

Thursday, 16 January 2014<p>Another tutorial for the week, this time its my latest for Henry Happened. Using up loads of old necklaces I made these …