Why fabric gift envelopes? Because they're fun and easy to make and anything slim and flat can fit into them. Folded scarves, ties, gift cards, photographs, a DVD, stuff like that. In this tutorial I'm not going to give specific measurements. That's not because I'm trying to be difficult but because you can make the envelopes of any size using whatever you want to put into themContinue Reading
If you're looking for a fun, easy bedroom element to customize yourself, your headboard might be it. Sure, you can make your own upholstered headboard if you have lots of time and patience, but there are plenty of other, simpler ways to give your headboard some custom style. Click through to check out ten of my favorites.
Tea towels provide a great opportunity to add some artwork to the kitchen - the perfect way to infuse a bit of character into your space. Here are ten of my favorite DIY tea towel projects; make one for yourself, or make a whole batch as hostess gifts for all the holiday parties you'll undoubtedly soon be invited to.
When dinner is about to come off the stove, chances are the last thing you want is to be scurrying around, trying to find a pot holder (and preferably one that's not stained for when guests come over). If there's one thing I know to always be true about cooking, it's that you can never have too many pot holders. Liz from Say Yes thankfully shared an easy tutorial for making your own!Continue Reading
Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's time to start thinking about the centerpiece for all that scrumptious food: the dining table. From napkins to table runners to placemats, we've rounded up 20 easy DIY table linen ideas for Turkey Day this year. Continue Reading
Tassels are popping up everywhere. They've been on Curbly recently, and there seem to be more every time I scroll down my Pinterest feed. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite DIY tassel projects for your home.
Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading
If I had to pinpoint one aspect of the holidays I loved, it would be the decorating. The lights, colorful bulbs, the smells, and everything else in between! Not that I think my partner would agree, but I would put a tree in every room of my house if I could. So instead of being the tree lot's favorite customer, I decided to make this modern tree hanging to go up in my office.
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In my mind, tassels are cool. Some people think they're too out-dated or traditional, but I'm telling you, the tassel trend is on the rise. And it's even more cool if you make your own. And then you can put them on everything. Like throws, pillows, bags, and art!
When it comes to DIY, dip dyeing is a great way to transform fabric for various projects. But, there are a couple of big downsides to this technique. It's super messy, it takes a while to boil the water to the right temperature, and you have to carefully mix the ingredients, etc. So, when I decided to dye plain pillowcases for a recent room makeover, I experimented with a couple ways to streamline the process until I found the perfect way to dip dye the faux way. Continue Reading
I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own. Continue Reading