189 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 5 Followers | @ivanlooi | Keep up with Ivan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ivan”

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.

Portrait of a Dog Made From Salvaged Cardboard

Artist Ali Golzad used nothing but recycled cardboard to create this amazingly expressive portrait of a dog. Somehow this seems like the perfect material to capture the personality of a lovably scruffy pooch.<p>[via Laughing Squid]

Portrait Photography

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 …

Star Wars Woodcuts

There’s a wonderful contrast between materials and subject matter in these Star Wars-themed woodcuts by Zac Benedict. There’s just something great about carving a robot out of wood.<p>[via Neatorama]

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]

Escape from Life into a Private Movie Theater - Technabob

Life getting to be too much for you? Get away from everyone and everything by escaping into this DIY personal movie theater. It’s like a trip to the …

How-To: Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lathe

If you happen to be a lathe-less tea lover in need of a wooden cup, this resourceful wooden tea cup without a lathe tutorial from Instructables user mulrich125 is clearly the project for you.

Monogram of branches

Hello Little House shows us how to put a rustic spin on the monogram game by creating one with some of the many sticks her sons collect, and included it in their room make-over.


How-To: Make an Edible Apple Swan

Impress your guests by making some elegant swans out of apples with this sweet tutorial from The King of Random.


Hostess Gift Idea: Etched Wooden Spoons

This holiday season, thank your host or hostess with something stylish and handmade. Make a set of lovely etched wooden spoons with this project idea from Design Mom!<p>Ready to get started? Head over to Design Mom to see more photos, tips, and tricks!

diy project: paper “leatherbound” books

Due to my husband’s profession, we have a constant influx of absurdly enormous books. While some are aesthetically acceptable enough not to disturb …

20 Festive (and Free!) Holiday Printables

There’s no turning back now — the holidays are here! And with the holidays come parties, gifts, cards, and more. So, let us make some of your holiday planning easier by sharing 20 of our favorite festive holiday printables from all over the web. Oh, and you might want to stock up on some card stock …


How-To: Stylish DIY Hand Warmers

Stay cozy and cute with these stylish DIY hand warmers from Armommy!<p>Ready to sew up a set of your own? Head over to Armommy to see how it’s done.

Tennis Ball Redo: A DIY Stuff Holder

Having an item that is not restricted to one narrow use is always a good thing. Being able to make this item yourself on the cheap is even better. …

Craft to try: These paper gift packets make wrapping a present almost as much fun as opening one! Learn how to make your own: http://cntry.lv/6182joPy

16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

If you’re gunning to win best gift wrapper this Christmas, there’s one other thing to consider besides beautiful gift wrap, and that’s awesome gift toppers! Let’s just say, it’s the equivalent of a cherry on top of a scoop of ice cream—it’s a simple addition that makes the moment feel instantly …


25 Entertaining Decor Ideas for the Holidays

6 Comments<p>Someone told me yesterday that Christmas is only a month away, which made me freak a little bit and thinking I need to get my act in gear! …

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

Wall Art

Simple Christmas Food Gifts

Better Homes and Gardens shows a few fantastic ways to combine your love of food with your love of crafts and give the combo as gifts this holiday season. I know a few people on my list who would love to receive a ‘smores kit under the tree!

Photo inspiration from OneWed

Love this! DIY wedding favors love themed matches #Diy, #Favors, #Romantic, #Wedding Styles, #Love, #Matches, #Themed, #Wedding

Personalized Dog Bowl and Placemat

Oh how we love this cute little placemat and dog bowl set that fits right in with our snowflake holiday decor around the house! Not to mention these …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …


Miss You Mugs

September 6, 2013 | by Sibylle | Blog, DIY, Valentine's Day<p>Ever had your loved one far away, or maybe not that far away, but still miss him/her? Why …

How-To: Transfer an Embroidery Pattern onto Any Fabric

If you’re itching to stitch but have trouble getting your designs to show up where you want them, you’ll definitely want to check out this ingenious tutorial from Mollie at Wild Olive that will show you an easy way to transfer embroidery patterns onto any fabric!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m …


Breaking Bad Bud Vase

If you watch ‘Breaking Bad’ you are probably still reeling from Sunday night’s episode. (!!!) What is a Walter White-obsessed crafter to do? Make a ‘Breaking Bad’ inspired bud vase, that’s what! Via Whimseybox

DIY: Quote Napkins

<i>Text and images by Amy Christie for Design Mom</i><p>I adore the Downton Abbey series, you too? For those who are unfamiliar, Downton Abbey is a British …

How-To: Pretty Paper Flowers from a Trader Joe’s Bag

Turn extra shopping bags into pretty West Elm-inspired paper flowers with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Meghan at Happiness is Creating!<p>Ready to add some color to your home decor? Head over to Happiness is Creating to learn how to make your own bouquet of paper flowers!

Pop-Up Pencil Holders 3 Ways

You might recognize these containers as straw holders normally found in retro diners. But we thought they’d be great as chic desk accessories instead. Of course we can’t just toss in a few pens and call it a day. Instead, we came up with three easy DIYs to make your pencil holder really stand out. …

Personalised Honey Jar | Design Sponge

Here’s a very easy and quick project with a big impact. The stamps are put on using solvent ink. The one used in the project is called StazOn which is a permanent waterproof ink. You can find it on eBay for about $17. This would be a great way to decorate your cups or vases too!

39 Easy DIY Ways To Create Art For Your Walls

Who says art has to mean anything, or require any creativity whatsoever? Here are some cheap, simple ideas to decorate an otherwise boring wall.