Scissors get dull. Fast. Getting them professionally sharpened can cost a pretty penny, too. Rather than shelling out for a sharpening session or for a brand new pair of shears, I decided to learn exactly how to sharpen scissors on my own. I did a little research, and here's what I learned:
Can you believe this stunning DIY clock costs less than $10 to put together? A simple decor element that is both striking and functional and inspired by the David Weatherhead's 'Primary Clock'.
Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is reflected
Instead of "Foodie Friday", I thought I'd have some fun today and go with what I'm calling "Fabulous Friday" because, hey, it's the weekend! Why not? And also, this disco ball helmet is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen all week; I simply had to share!
As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty glasses!
This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet woes!
I've been obsessed with the idea of making a succulent wreath for years now and you know what? I say 2012 is the year I finally make it happen! Who's with me? The weather is turning nice, after all... the timing couldn't be better!
First, um, I didn't know you could eat dandelions! Hibiscus, yes, but dandelions?? You learn something new every day, I guess. Anyway, this new knowledge has made me fiercely curious about trying this flowery frozen treat!
If you've seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more! We've got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor -- for cheap!
Spring is in the air, people... I can feel it! All this lovely weather and optimism is making me want to get outside and make something. Perhaps this cheerful wooden door mat is just the project to channel all this springtime energy?
First: three cheers for peanut butter! (Because it's awesome.) Also, let's throw in an extra cheer for the fact that making this delicious spread is insanely easy. Want to learn how?
Hey, when I see an alliteration, I run with it! And to be completely honest, these porcelain plates ARE pretty. They're also extremely easy to make and affordable to boot!
The whole rustic industrial trend is pretty popular these days. And when the high end stores get in on the act, you know it's here to stay. Inspired by pricey Restoration Hardware shelves, Shannon and Dean set out to DIY them and save a couple thousand bucks in the process.
This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!
I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up. Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome! Here's how.
After under-ordering the wallpaper for our little half bath a few years ago, I was super paranoid about not having enough when we put up this bold, colorful pattern in our guest room. Turns out, I completely over-ordered and now we have practically a whole roll sitting unused in a closet somewhere. I've been itching to put it to use in a fun and creative way--and I think I may have hit the jackpot with these five DIY ideas!
Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus. This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)! Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid. Heck, I'd love it now!
It's a strangely warm and sunny winter day today and I've got the itch to get outside and grill something. A personal-sized mini grill made from items around the house seems like the perfect lunch-making tool to me! Just throw on some fresh veggies and you've got yourself a tasty treat.
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!
You may have noticed that there are a lot of goofy and cheap clocks out there. If they're goofy, they're probably outdate and if they're cheap, they probably lack personality. Here are five makeovers that tackle both kinds of problems to GREAT effect.
Above is clock purchased for $4 at Walmart. A dollar for scrapbook paper and we have a cute timepiece with personality. The creator used