Melissa Lee

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33 DIY Ways to Deck the Halls in Gold

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s no secret we’re stoked to get trimming the trees, decking the halls and lighting the lights. Get crafty this season with gold and generous amounts of glitter. From gilded frames to sequined letter garlands, here are 33 clever ways to incorporate gold into …

Christmas Trees

19 Enchanted DIY Autumn Decorations to Fall For This Season

Fall is here along with thousands of colors, hundreds of fruits and vegetables to harvest and most importantly great elements of coziness and warmth …

Sweaters

How To Macrame (And Create A Wall Hanging!)

I’ve always loved macrame and its intricate beauty, but whenever I think about trying it, it just seems to complicated and difficult. It’s true that …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

25+ Homemade Holiday Gift Projects To Start Right Now

One of my favorite things to do once the holiday season hits is make homemade gifts. Sometimes I plan ahead if the project takes longer, but mostly I …

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

Skin Care

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Cough Remedy

Our entire family has been sick. It's been awful. Harvey got it first, and he had a nasty little cough that would keep him from getting a good nap, …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

DIY Lavender Room Spray

Last year, when I was working as a flight attendant, one of my favourite things about our hotel in Brussels, was that they put little tiny bottles of …

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Family Business

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Vegetables

How To Make Fruit Butter in the Slow Cooker

We've already talked about making apple butter this fall, but let's revisit the topic and talk about our favorite shortcut for making fruit butters. …

How-To: Push Pin Wall Art

Make your own eye-catching signs and wall hangings with this push pin wall art tutorial from Metal & Mud!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Metal & Mud to see how it’s done.

How-To: Lemon Dessert Bowls

It turns out that lemons are just the right size to make a set of charming dessert bowls, as illustrated by this tutorial from The Proper Pinwheel.<p>[via knitted bunny]

How-To: Embroidered Notebook Tote Bag

Hit the books in style with this fun embroidered notebook tote bag tutorial from Liz at Say Yes to Hoboken!<p>Ready to stitch a tote of your own? Head over to Say Yes to Hoboken to see how it’s done.

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

Eggplant

How To: Make Your Own DIY Concrete Countertops -- The Easy Way

I've always loved the look of concrete countertops but am, admittedly, a bit intimidated by the intense mold making/concrete …

Tutorial: Recycled T-Shirt Canvas — Modern Art

I have been a crafter my whole life. Growing up, my grandma would watch my little sister and I before and after school, and once my homework was done, I could go into her craft room and make whatever I wanted. She would always have old cans, toilet paper rolls, scraps of yarn, buttons, and just …

How-To: Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet

Does the idea of starting a new crochet project with a foundation chain make you want to give up before you’ve even gotten started? You’ll definitely want to check out this chainless foundation method for single crochet from Maggie’s Crochet!<p>I’ve got good news for left-handed crafters too: In both …

5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!<p>1. Use …

Weekend (Foodie) Project: How to Make Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

Well, it's officially August, and the summer ice cream recipes are still flowing pretty steadily around the web (and on Pinterest). Honestly though, …

Ice Cream

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

Hard Disk Drive Midi Scratch Controller - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Check out this cool Hard Disk Drive Midi Scratch Table. It uses the sensor from an optical mouse to look at the movement of a hard drive platter. …

How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I …

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

Today on Maker Camp: Making Plucky Musical Projects

Today Maker Camp continues with the DIY Music theme as we meet three artists who build their own unusual instruments and coax beautiful sounds from them. Starting at 11am Pacific Time we’ll hangout with Walter Kitundu who makes nature-powered, hand-built record players; Krys Bobrowski, creator of …

Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects for a Creative Space

There’s nothing like a good DIY project! That’s why we at Decoist love rounding up the best and the brightest. In fact, today we take things in a …