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Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens, a main attraction in the state park, glow beneath a starry sky. Photograph by Royce Bair, National Geographic Your Shot

How-To: Mother-Daughter Spring Skirts

Susan Beal shares her tips and tricks for making customized mother and daughter spring skirts over on the Coats & Clark Sewing Secrets blog!<p>You can also check out Susan’s super-fast kids skirt tutorial over on her blog, West Coast Crafty.

How-To: Cross-Stitch Papier-mâché Suitcase

Does summer weather fuel your travel dreams? Add some vacation-inspired style to your home decor with this lovely cross-stitch papier-mâché suitcase tutorial from Craft & Creativity!


Sewing Tip: Clipping vs. Notching

When moving beyond sewing in straight lines, knowing when to clip and when to notch can definitely confuse new sewers. Luckily, Megan Neilsen shared this handy guide to clipping and notching—with plenty of tips and photos—to help keep novice stitchers on track!


How-To: Ladder Stitch

Thanks to the well-timed combination of my recent English paper piecing obsession and some necessary mending, I’ve definitely been feeling the love for the nearly-invisible ladder stitch. I must not be the only one, since Mollie just posted this incredibly helpful and clear ladder stitch tutorial …

Confetti Dipped Balloons


How-To: Make A Paper Airplane Fly Forever

Take your paper airplane skills up a notch with this incredible trick from Viral Video Lab to make your airplane fly forever using the heat of an electric stove!<p>[via Laughing Squid]

Viral Videos

How-To: DIY Bandana Back Shirt

Emma of A Beautiful Mess combines a classic bandana with a shirt in need of repairs in this delightful DIY Bandana Back Shirt tutorial.<p>[via Wattlebird]


How-To: Chilled Monkey Brain Cake

If you grew up in the 80s, then you probably had the image of chilled monkey brains seared into your own brain by Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. Well, now you can recreate your childhood horror with this spectacular Chilled Monkey Brain Cake tutorial by Instructables user BubbleandSweet, …

Indiana Jones

How-To: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Jewelry

Make your own colorful shrink plastic sugar skull jewelry for Dia de los Muertos with this tutorial and printable template from Vanessa at Tried & True!<p>Head on over to Tried & True to see how it’s done.

How-To: Embellished Bubble Tights

Add a bit of whimsical personality to your wardrobe with this lovely embellished bubble tights tutorial from Park & Cube.<p>Ready to get started? Head over to the Park & Cube to see the full how-to.


Recipe: Breaking Bad Cocktail

Having trouble saying goodbye? Drown your series finale sorrows with this Breaking Bad cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess!

Breaking Bad

How-To: Sew a Half Slip

I’m a gal who wears dresses and skirts almost daily, so I’m just a little bit obsessed with proper foundation garments. (They make all the difference!) So, I couldn’t pass up this half slip sewing tutorial from Christine Haynes on Craftsy!<p>Ready to make this your weekend project? Head over to …

DIY Fleece Flower Petal Pillow

<b>Image Source: sunscholars</b><p>To make this beautiful pillow first you have to sew two round cut shapes of fleece to a long piece in order to form a …


15 Glam Pumpkin Designs For A Glitzy Fall And Halloween Décor

We’ve already shown you a bunch of great ways in which you decorate pumpkins for a funny Halloween and for an artsy or scary Halloween but we haven’t …

How-To: Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Pumpkin Carving

Instructables member Luis Linares shared this magical-looking Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Pumpkin Carving tutorial, which involves the use of a hot knife, artificial saw, and hand drill. The project includes the silhouette template for Tink.

Tinker Bell

How About Using Vegetables to Stamp Greeting Cards?

<b>Image Sources: Martha Stewart 1,2</b><p>Vegetable stamping is a great technique to create beautiful patterns on paper just in few minutes. That is why here …


"Adults, Halloween isn't about you. It’s about cavities and happiness. Please put your terrible costume ideas in a safe place like the top of the fridge next to the cookies (yeah I know about those)." More LOL costume commentary from the honest toddler:

How-To: No-Sew Lace-Embellished Dress

Take a simple dress from plain to pretty in true DIY style with this no-sew method for adding lovely lace embellishments to your favorite frock from Sam at The Pretty Life Anonymous!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to The Pretty Life Anonymous to see how it’s done.<p>[Via CraftGawker]


How-To: Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo

Usually finding a spider in your hair is a pretty harrowing experience, luckily the folks at Simple As That have conjured up a way to make finding a spider in your hair a much nicer experience with this delightful Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo tutorial.<p>[via knitted bunny]


How-To: 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow

Add some giant squid to your abode with this excellent 8-foot Giant Squid Pillow tutorial from Philadelphia Weekly.<p>[via Laughing Squid]


diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!


Seven Ways to Make a Ruffle

If you’re looking for a few new ways to add personality to your next sewing project, try some new takes on ruffles. Check out See Kate Sew for seven different ways to make ruffles.


Yarn and Leather Bracelet

Sometimes at the end of a long day, a simple craft project is just what the doctor ordered. Check out Nellie Bellie to see how she transformed a set of basic leather bracelets into a cozy collection of cuffs.

How-To: Chalkboard Calendar

I’m loving the rustic-meets-industrial look of this DIY chalkboard calendar from Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane!<p>Want to make one of your own? Head over to Lolly Jane to see the full tutorial.

DIY Ombre Plum Blossoms from Paper to Petal

Our team has been obsessing over our copy of Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell’s new book, <i>Paper to Petal</i>. Not only is it chock-full of simple and …

How-To: 30 Minute Stretchy Tube Skirt

Send your little lady back to school in style with this 30 minute stretchy tube skirt tutorial from Ashley at Make It & Love It!<p>Ready to start sewing? Head over to Make It & Love It to see the full how-to.

DIY Beach Glass Photo Transfer

How-To: DIY Glitter Tabletop

You need a glittery table, right? (Of course you do!) Check out this fun glitter tabletop tutorial from Shannon at Madigan Made.<p>Ready to add some sparkle to your home? Head over to Madigan Made to see how it’s done.