DIY Projects & Crafts
We have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you, plus all of the crafting tools and techniques to help you get started. First, pick a project! Whether it’s paper crafts, fabric dyeing, sewing, or painting, we can introduce you to a variety of techniques.
Spring WreathWelcome Spring with this beautiful, hand-painted wreath.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
1 Denim Jacket: 3 Beautiful Ways to Customize it as YOURS
With an embroidered motivational quote on the back, this statement piece is all about girl power.
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Drink Up! 12 Clever Ways to Reuse Empty Wine BottlesAs if you needed an excuse to drink wine, here are some DIY ideas for repurposing your emptied bottles.
15 Genius Ways to Reuse Common Household ItemsLeftover plastic bottles, coffee filters, an empty tin can; they all share a secret: There's more than one way to use them all! Here are our best tips on how to get the most of the goods in your home.
10 Upcycling Crafts with JarsInstead of tossing old jam, jelly, and pickle jars, turn them into simple sewing kits and one-of-a-kind birthday gifts. Here are 10 quick-and-easy projects everyone can do.
The Teacup: 8 Ways It Can Declutter and Spruce Up Your LifeHow do you like yours -- with milk and sugar? Frankly, that's outdated thinking. The vintage set tucked away in your cupboards collecting dust deserves to be displayed proudly and put to use. We'll show you how one teacup can enhance your life by meeting your organizing, entertaining, and gift-giving needs.
14 Things You Didn't Know You Could DyeBeyond fabrics, what else is there to dye? You'd be surprised. From candles to corn husk wreaths, lampshades, and stationery sets, take on these one-of-a-kind dyeing projects. Suddenly, your entire home will be awash with new colors.
36 Paper Crafts Anyone Can Make
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make -- and fun! Here are some ideas guaranteed to inspire.
15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with a Tree Branch
How to Knit Playful Mittens Using Leftover YarnOur classic hand-knit mittens cheer up chilly days, thanks to playfully mismatched color-block patterns. Buy at least two skeins of yarn in different but coordinating colors (two skeins are enough to make one pair of women’s and one pair of kids’ mittens), or use leftover yarn from your knitting basket. The mittens make sweet holiday gifts, so start now—and let your imagination dictate the design.
Knitting Ideas: Charming Patterns and Creative ProjectsYou have everything you need to take on a new knitting project: a pair of needles, several skeins of yarn. Now all you need is a brilliant idea! Here are some ideas for inspiration.
6 Ways to Decorate Your Phone Case and AccessoriesGive your cellphone a handmade makeover with washi tape, patterned fabric, and any other craft supplies at your disposal!
How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes into Heirloom Tea TowelsSpoonflower, an American Made winner, is an amazing resource for crafters and designers alike -- you can print any design of your choosing onto fabric, wallpaper, or wrapping paper! In this tutorial, Spoonflower shows us how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels -- perfect for gifting (or keeping!).
4 Weaving Crafts We Are Over the Loom AboutIn medieval times, woven tapestries were hung from the interior walls of castles to insulate kings from the cold, and they were a status symbol of wealth and prestige. Today, they come with a modern twist -- showcasing bright colors and playful patterns -- in the form of decorative throw pillows, personal accessories, and even more recently, wall hangings.
Wood Carving: The Secrets to Making Your Own Kitchen Tools, Home Decor, and MoreIn his upcoming book, "The Artful Wooden Spoon," Joshua Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. shares more than 100 handcrafted pieces from his workshop. In this interview with the master woodworker, we chip away at the mysteries of this discipline and whittling functional wonders of your own.
7 Ways Chalkboard Paint Can Change the Way You Live and EntertainA simple coat of chalkboard paint can turn a bulletin board into a party menu, a plain old nook into an organized office hub, and a dinner party into an unforgettable soirée. Plus, a chalkboard in the home offers a layer of functional charm with a hint of school-days nostalgia. Try these seven simple, brilliant DIYs -- we've even included a quick chalkboard paint tutorial for A+ results.
A Charmed Life: Tips on Creating Your Own Charm Bracelets and NecklacesWe’ve reimagined the charm bracelet as a necklace with new combinations of chains, ribbons, and jump rings, all found at crafts and bead shops. The handmade jewelry isn’t just easy to produce en masse. It’s also tailor-made for customizing. So go ahead and mix, match, loop, and string to your heart’s content.Post
17 Things We Can't WAIT To Do This Fall
And quite honestly? We've already done #14. Add these to your own seasonal bucket list!Article
Pumpkin Spice Candles
Fall's signature scent is the inspiration for these homemade candles. And when poured into tinted orange mason jars, they're given an especially autumnal glow.Article
Rain Cloud Costume
Get ready to take the world by storm! This paper pom-pom headpiece is light as air, and stands out as a nod to Prince's "Purple Rain."Post
This Dad Surprises His Daughter With a Lunch Note Drawing Every Day
He's drawn more than 600 custom cartoons so far, including a magical Mickey Mouse.Article
Pineapple Baby Costume
For this sweet no-sew idea, all you need is a onesie, some paint, and some imagination.Post
This Artist Made Over 3,500 Birdhouses for a Beautiful Cause
We're cuckoo for his colorful works of art!Post
This Couple Built a HUGE Bed to Share With Their 8 Dogs
It features two mattresses, storage space underneath, and built-in stairs.Article
Decorative Jam Labels
Made from scratch with the season's ripe harvest, jam seems to capture the very essence of summer. Dressed in pretty stickers, jars of homemade preserves make delicious gifts long after the weather turns cool.Article
Mushroom Prints: How to Print Mushrooms
Mature mushrooms are rich with spores, and you can make several prints with a single cap.Article
America's Party-Perfect Pattern
Brilliant inspirations from that old-fashioned icon, the bandanna.Post
Would You Choose More Money or More Time?
It's the eternal question. Are you the kind of person who would skip a trip in order for save for something else -- whatever that something else may be? Would you take a higher-paying job if it meant longer hours? A recent experiment dives into what picking one or the other may mean.Post
6 Martha-Worthy Instagram Accounts That You Should Follow Now
To get you inspired on all things home, food, entertaining, and décor, we searched the web for the most creative and talented bloggers and crafters who embody everything Martha.Video
Personalize your sharpened pencils with two shades of craft paint and a technique that's pre-K easy but AP-art impressive.Post
See How This Woman Built a Tiny Room Under the Stairs For Her Dog
You have to see the miniature gilded bed. (It's pawesome.)Post
4 Quick Tips to Never Lose Track of School Supplies Ever Again
All you need is a roll of tape and some paint.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Blooming Flower Letters
Made with foam letters, this bright floral decoration is lightweight enough to hang from a doorway or even float in a swimming pool. Make a single standalone letter, or craft an entire sign.Gallery
16 DIY Decorating Ideas That'll Cozy Up Your Home for Fall
As the weather grows cooler, it's time to retreat indoors -- which means you'll have to face your indoors! Does your fireplace need a facelift? Is your entryway looking downtrodden? When the weather gets tough, the tough tackle DIY house projects.Gallery
Easy DIY Projects for Instant College Dorm Chic
The essential college questions: "How can I make my 100-square-foot dorm feel like home?" We can help! Crafty solutions to decorating can make even the dreariest of spaces feel cozy.Post
Crochet Your Own Terrarium (Including 7 Different Succulents)
And yes, that "soil" base is crocheted too.See More