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Spring WreathWelcome Spring with this beautiful, hand-painted wreath.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Monogrammed Leather Coasters
Pair with a signature drink and you're done. Cocktail hour, solved.
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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 Frankly, that's outdated thinking.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.
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.Article
Felt Tech Case for Dad
What better way to present your Dad's shiny new tablet than inside a customized sleeve? This one can be a full family effort: you stitch it together and let the kids decorate with cut-out letters and designs.Video
DIY Graduation BannerThis simple, handmade banner is the perfect decoration for a graduation party. Match the colors to those of your graduate's alma mater and hang. It's that easy!Video
DIY Bath SaltsAfter a long, busy day, there's nothing better than a hot bath - except, of course, a hot bath enriched with fragrant bath salts. It's surprisingly easy to prepare your own blend at home.Article
Pennant Cake Topper for Personalized Messages
Raise your party flags for this teeny-tiny cake decoration. Paired with shimmery gold tassels and fringe, it ends the celebration on a guaranteed sweet note.Article
Custom Painted Shoes for the Graduate with Personality
How do you tell one graduate from another in a sea of identical gowns? You let his or her personality shine through other ways!Article
Graduation Cap Party-Card Box
At your graduation party, leave this themed box by the door. The guests can tuck their cards signed with best wishes and congratulations to the newly-minted graduate into the slot as they arrive.Article
Graduation Party Sign (and Guestbook)
"Congratulations, Class of 2016!" Have your graduation party guests leave a message on this oversized sign -- painted in school colors and decoupaged with favorite photos!Post
This Pretty-in-Pink Mother's Day Bouquet Will Wow Mom
Spring is wonderful for so many reasons. Perhaps one of the best reasons is we get a day to celebrate the women who brought us into this fine world. Show mom how much you care with perfect Mother's Day flowers.Post
How to Make a Gift-Worthy Candle in a Vintage Tea Tin
At antique markets, these collectable tins come in all kinds of charming prints and lettering. In your home? They get a second life when upcycled into one-of-a-kind candles.Post
Using Decoupage to Beautify Your Empty Bottles
Looking for a beautiful new vessel in which to display your flowers? All you need is some inspiration and a few empty bottles, glasses, or jars.Article
Miniature Mexican Star Piñatas
No sticks or blindfolds required to bust open these small pinatas -- they easily break open in your hands! Present one to each guest as a take-home party favor, filled with treats and candy.Post
Try Your Hand at Lettering (and Get the Tricks to Look Like a Pro)
In these modern times of instant messaging and email, it's especially sweet to receive a handwritten and heartfelt note -- even more so when it's adorned in a way that has it bursting out of your mailbox. On these pages, learn how to unleash a simple skill and easily embellish cards and gifts, as taught by a professional.Article
Mexican Chocolate Candy Wrappers
These edible party favors are fingerprint stamped with fun motifs like maracas, tacos, cacti, and sombreros and give your guests something sweet to nibble on long after the fiesta is over.Gallery
5 Reasons You Should Try a Flower Arranging ClassFlower arranging may look easy, but it's something that comes with practice -- and a little know-how. Pinterest and online tutorials are a great introduction to the basics, but sometimes you really need a professional to show you the way.Video
Sticky Note CalendarMake a monthly calendar that is as changeable as your schedule using sticky notes. Instead of crossing out plans as dates shift, just move the notes or stack them up on busy days.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
An Easy Little Log Cabin Your Kids Will Love Making
All you need is paper and a few simple art supplies! My young son Eddie is a very creative crafter, and one of his favorite activities is constructing things from sheets of printer paper, including this makeshift cabin.Article
Flower Beaded Bracelet
Here's a way to put those freshly-picked backyard blooms to use! String them into one-of-a-kind bracelets. They are perfect for Mother's Day, a kid's birthday party, or any day that needs a colorful pick-me-up.Article
Floral Papel Picado: A Classic Mexican Paper Craft
This example of traditional Mexican folk art is a must-have party decoration. It looks elaborate, but with a paper-punching tool, this paper craft couldn't be easier! It's perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any other kind of fiesta.