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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.
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
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 …
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]
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]
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 …
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.
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.Rustic
Impress your guests by making some elegant swans out of apples with this sweet tutorial from The King of Random.Tutorials
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!
Due to my husband’s profession, we have a constant influx of absurdly enormous books. While some are aesthetically acceptable enough not to disturb …
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 …Vintage
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.
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. …
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 …Wreaths
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! …
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
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!
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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 …
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 …Crafting
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 …
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 …Sewing
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
<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 …
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!
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. …
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!
Who says art has to mean anything, or require any creativity whatsoever? Here are some cheap, simple ideas to decorate an otherwise boring wall.