Sara Palmer

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How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag

Tote bags are a way of life in NYC—I’ve always got at least one rolled up in my purse for shopping emergencies or a quick trip to the grocery store. For you fellow knitters out there, I’m loving this simple knit tote bag pattern from Laura’s Loop on the Purl Bee.<p>Such a great alternative to the …

Mini Video Game Cartridge Jewelry

Etsy user Jess Firsoff crafted these geeky pieces of jewelry featuring little versions of video game cartridges made from polymer clay.<p>[via laughing squid]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Gilded Geode Ring<br>• MAKE | How-To: Perler Bead Earrings<br>• MAKE | Diamond-Shaped Rings From Old Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Paint Chip Placemats

I love paint chip crafts. When I first saw the headline “paint chip placemats” flash across my screen, I assumed they would be made out of paper. I was wrong. These placemats, created by Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, is made from Ombre Solid by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics. The finished …


Simple Tips for Professional-Looking Craft Photography

In a world where pin-worthy projects can generate huge amounts of traffic, professional-looking craft photos are a top priority for many craft bloggers. Lucky for us, Kristen Magee from Paper Crave stopped by CraftFoxes to share some simple tips for professional-looking photography, no photo degree …


How-To: Carve Rocks with a Dremel

Every crafter should have some basic carving skills under her/his belt, and this rock carving tutorial from Lil Blue Boo is a great place to get started. Just think of the creative possibilities!

How-To: Rosemary Topiaries

Liven up your fall table with this cute rosemary topiary tutorial that Victoria from A Subtle Revelry shared on Project Wedding!


How-To: Mini Copper Planters

Add a touch of nostalgic shine or steampunk style to your home decor with this mini copper planter tutorial that Ashley from Sugar & Cloth shared on Poppytalk!<p>[Via craftgawker]


How-To: Wire Crown

Make a simple wire crown for your favorite little price or princess! This DIY wire crown tutorial from Dotcoms for Moms will show you how.


Cord Storage Idea

Now this is a good way to organize your cords! I have a lot of cords starting to pile up in my craft room thanks to a variety of craft gadgets and machines I have – this colorful cord storage solution over on Organize Your Stuff Now is something I’ll be trying this weekend. I think I might add some …

Gear & Gadgets

Three Crafty Uses for a Ceramic Tile

You might be thinking, “Um, I know a LOT of uses for a ceramic tile.” And you do! I just happen to appreciate this collection of why-didn’t-I-think-of-these tips from the Whimseybox staff. And off to the hardware store I go!


Knitted Power Cord

Etsy user Nguyen Le created this clever knitted power cord, which she suggests could be useful for a number of things.<p>This is a fun knitted power cord! It can be worn as a decorative skinny scarf, or even a decorative belt. Use it to pull back your curtains or replace that boring old tie. Whatever …


How-To: Turn an Old Sweater into a Knitting Basket

Upcycle an old sweater into a beautiful storage solution with this felted knitting basket tutorial from Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart

How-To: DIY Cat Toys

As you’re wrapping up your holiday gift making, don’t forget your feline friends! These DIY cat toy tutorials that Kate Pruitt shared on Design Sponge will make your kitty happy without ruining your living room’s design aesthetic. (Hooray!)

Living Rooms

How-To: Kids Crafting Station

Make a dream crafting nook for your little creatives with this kids crafting station from Handmade Charlotte!<p>I’m cur­rently in the process of set­ting up a new craft stu­dio to cor­ral all of the projects that have slowly begun to take over our house. The inten­tion was to cre­ate a space for …

Home Depot

DIY Jewelry Tree

Got a craft show coming up? Check out this beautiful DIY jewelry tree idea from Ashlee at My So Called Crafty Life!


Creative Business Card Roundup

WOW. This roundup of business cards collected by Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel is fascinating. Cards ranging from embroidery hoops to wooden cooking spoons are featured with their crafter. Very inspiring. If you have a business card, what does it look like?

How-To: Clean a Large Houseplant

The good folks over at apartment therapy put together this great tutorial on what to do when your filthy houseplant is just too big to fit into the shower anymore.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | HOW TO – Make plants talk! They’ll Twitter you when they need to be watered (and more)…<br>• MAKE | How-To: Create a Simple …


Maptote’s String Art Sign

I’m in the mood for some string art now! Take a look at this time lapse video from Maptote as they created their booth sign for the New York International Gift Fair.<p>They’ve also got a great blog post about the process, too.<p>Making the Maptote Trade Show Sign from Maptote on Vimeo.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: …

Time-lapse Photography

How-To: Gumball Machine Fish Tank

Instructables user aloew has put together this great tutorial for turning a gumball machine into a fish tank, if that’s the sort of thing that strikes your fancy.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Tiny Terrariums<br>• MAKE | Miniature Fingertip Aquarium Ring<br>• MAKE | HOW TO – Make cool aquarium wallpaper


Gold Leaf Canvas

The Design Pages took DIY gold leaf to a new level with this gold leaf canvas. What a big and bold statement piece for a room that needs a splash of design!


How-To: Mini Oven Bake Clay Planters and Bowls

Use plastic Easter eggs to form your own cute mini oven bake clay planters and bowls with this fun tutorial from Stephanie at Henry Happened!<p>I love it when items that are usually crafting supplies and decor pieces end up being the perfect tool for a totally different job! Head over to Henry …


Tips for Faster Knitting

Supercharge your weekend yarn crafting with these helpful tips for speeding up your knitting from Glenna on Craftsy!<p><b>More:</b><p>Quick Knitting Tip: Pick Up a Dropped Stitch<br>• Tips on Using Stitch Markers


How-To: Crochet a Rug with Yarn & Old T-Shirts

Learn how to make your own colorful floor coverings with this tutorial for crocheting a rug with yarn & old t-shirts from Olga at Olino Hobby!<p>The tutorial is in Russian, but the photos make the process pretty darn clear. But, if you’d like to see a full translation, you can always run the site …

Crocheted Tortoise Cozies

Etsy user Katie Bradley wondered if her tortoises were keeping warm enough when they wandered around the house or garden, so she started making crocheted cozies for them!<p>[via Archie McPhee’s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | A Sweater for a Snake<br>• MAKE | Sweater Penguins Are All Set – Craft For Another Charity …


Crocheted Hanging Air Plant Bowls

Since crochet yields a sturdy, solid stitch, it’s the perfect yarn craft for home decor. Example: these fun and colorful crocheted hanging air plant bowls from airyobsessions on Etsy!<p>[Via One Sheepish Girl]

How-To: Concrete Cylinder Vase

I can’t resist a project that looks like lab glass, so this concrete cylinder vase from Rebecca at A Daily Something immediately caught my eye. It’d be perfect for outdoor picnics and windy days!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Molded Concrete Planters<br>• Stitching Concrete<br>• How-To: Lace Cement Votive


The SkullKerchief

Telma Costa of Knitty or Nice posted this fiendishly popular SkullKerchief design.<p>This neck-kerchief will keep you warm on brisk days as well as allow for your little “evil” self to shine through every now and then.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | DIY Skull Cookie Cutters<br>• MAKE | 3D-Printed Filigree Skull<br>• MAKE | DIY Skull …


How-To: Polka Dot Copper Tape Planter

Gearing up for some springtime gardening? Make a pretty new home for your favorite plants with this polka dot copper tape planter tutorial that Tempest van Schaik shared on Design Sponge!<p>Tempest is an electrical engineer, so she works with copper tape on a regular basis. It’s a great material …


How-To: Knit T-Shirt

Looking for a warm weather knitting project? The Purl Bee has you covered! Check out this breezy, lightweight knit t-shirt pattern from Laura’s Loop.<p>I love the bright burst of orange at the pocket opening, don’t you? Head on over to the Purl Bee to make your own.


5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Megan O. Andersen

Los Angeles-based crafter and maker Megan O. Andersen—aka RadMegan—is one of my favorite voices in the DIY community. As far as crafty credentials go, I think the first sentence on the “About Megan” page on her blog sums it up perfectly: “Megan O. Andersen has been crafting, baking, cooking, …