Macrame has recently made a comeback, so I was excited to learn some of the basics for making macrame pieces myself at home. It's surprisingly easy to make these twisted macrame keychains with colored beads and a fringe bottom, and you can whip one up in as little as 15 minutes. Customize them with colorful wooden beads and make this beautiful twisted look simply by repeating the same knot!
If you're struggling to figure out what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year, take a page from your childhood self and make something for her, with your own two hands. I'm not talking about macaroni art or a homemade card written in marker, here. These are adult gifts that she will actually use (and enjoy). Here are 20 DIY gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day.
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag! We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to delight!
It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips?? (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?
I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't. Or could I? Oh snap, I just did. Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to. (I'm so sorry, I can't stop.)
Holy cow, it's December 22nd and you don't have a gift for that person who has everything!! First, take a deep breath; fret not. And then bust out some basic sewing skills and make them a two-toned gadget case!
These simple leather journals or sketchbooks would make great holiday gifts for the writers, doodlers, list-makers, or note-takers in your life. I don't know about you but I want to make a hundred of these and give them to everyone I know!
Sure, we've shown you how to make actual tree stump coasters, but isn't everything better in cozy cutesy felt form?? At the very least, this won't require a saw or have any potential for serious bodily injuries (unless accidentally poking your finger with a fat embroidery needle counts). So, ready to get the faux tree stump party started? Read on!
This DIY project has "Scandinavian Modern" written all over it! It's also one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. The white and wood combo is at once classic, modern, and trendy. For color lovers like myself, I'd suggest experimenting with bold hues - maybe even neon if you're feeling crazy!
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
Megan, whose thriftastic office we featured last week, has created some of the most clever - and prettiest - magnets you've ever seen!
It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters. Never ever. A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody! Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts. If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt coasters.
Only if you live in a house full of laminated tabletops do you not need coasters. I've been known to pull a hamstring while darting over to slide a coaster under a guest's drink. It's not that I'm a big old fuss budget with my house, I just can't stand to see those white circles left by watery drink glasses.
The best gifts are the ones you get to fiddle around with all day long on Christmas day and beyond. After figuring out this brilliant formula for gift giving success, it almost seems too easy. Whatever the interest, buy a gadget, a book, and materials or tools to go with it. You get tons of mileage out of one theme and the recipient can't help but get completely engaged in the activity it provides. Check out tons of links