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
5 Neat Things You Could Do This Weekend
In the need for a weekend upgrade? Make the most of your Saturday and Sunday with these food, home, and craft project ideas that are as productive as they are fun!
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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 Frankly, that's outdated thinking.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
How to Keep Kids Safe During a Holiday Craft Party
There is no better time for DIY crafts than during the holiday season where homemade gifts are the special touch a gift needs. But, if you have little hands around during your holiday craft parties this year, you want to keep some safety tips in mind.Article
Goat's Milk Glycerin Soap
Melt hearts with a gift that's pretty and practical: a set of powder-room soaps that mimics a box of petit fours.Video
3D Christmas Tree Card
As this Christmas card opens, a 3-D tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift, and you can make it yourself with only a few on-hand materials.Article
Christmas Gift Jar Toppers
Giving a gift in a jar? Embellish yours with a fringed tassel made to look like a tiny star-topped Christmas tree.Article
Fringed Cocktail Napkins
These no-sew napkins are already a fun upgrade on the paper variety. Add a stamped monogram in the corner for extra credit, box up four, and you've got an A+ holiday hostess gift.Article
Two-Tone Beaded Necklaces with Tassels
Remember how proud you felt handing Mom macaroni jewelry back in the day? Our handmade necklaces are made with the same amount of love, but produce a more refined result — and they might be even easier to craft.Article
Painted-Fabric Gift Wrap
This holiday present is really like two in one — a beautifully painted scarf that is used to wrap and bundle the package, and the gift hidden inside.Post
Play This DIY "Build a Snowman" Game with the Kids
It's like "pin the tail on the donkey" but our version involves placing the felt pieces right onto the white Velcro snowman.Post
5 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts You Can Make in One Weekend
When you've only got a few days left before Christmas and have yet to check off several people on your holiday shopping list, it might be time to whip out some serious DIY skills. Make sure everyone has a special gift come December 25th with these easy-to-make last minute ideas!Post
5 Kitchen Upgrades You Can Get Done in a Weekend
Kitchen in need of a mini makeover? These projects let you upgrade your space in 48 hours, without biting off more than you can chew!Post
5 Fabric Crafts to Crank Out This Weekend
When you've got extra fabric around, the trick to making use of your scraps, big and small, is to get a little creative. This weekend, give one of these projects a go for a fast and unexpected way to use up that extra cotton.Post
This 12-Year-Old Boy is Using His Sewing Machine to Make Toys for Sick Children
And you can help him.Gallery
Introducing: 31 Days of Gratitude, Our Daily Calligraphy Project
Join us in our 31 Days of Gratitude challenge! From now until Christmas, check back every day for a new word — beautifully handwritten in watercolor calligraphy — that describes something we are thankful for. And the best part? Our month-long campaign will culminate in a surprise art project.Gallery
Easy Decoration Ideas That'll Holiday up Your Home
When decking your own halls, consider these charming touches. Classic in inspiration and modern in execution, they bring cheer to nearly every room in the house and are as easy to implement as one, two...tree.Post
7 Kitchen Items You Can Use as Creative Gift Packages
Look for things like cookie cutters, cocoa mugs, or festive burlap sacks.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
3 Gift-Wrapping Tricks to Give Them Extra Shine
All you need is a dab of gold paint.Post
5 Yarn Projects You Can Wrap Up in a Weekend
Got (endless) yarn? These super fast projects will make use of your overflowing supply while unleashing yarn's full potential.Post
You Have to See This Pac-Man Inspired Cat Complex
It's made with makeshift scratching posts and wall vinyl art.