With the help of some 4″ square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coasters is easy. To make a set of 4 coasters, you’ll need: 4-4″ square ceramic tiles (you can find these at your big box store for about 15 cents a piece) Mod Podge small paint brush […]
A splash of wine, or deglazing with a broth or stock, can take an average home dish to saucy deliciousness. But, it’s impractical to open a new bottle or carton just for a few tablespoons. So watch this video for a fresh idea.
Brrrr… We’re certainly in the dead center of winter, and for those of us north of the Mason-Dixon line (and for many of you below it), that means lots and lots of shoveling to keep sidewalks, porches, and driveways clean. But, as any 12-year-old kid can tell you, after the first few minutes, snow and […]
This easy no-sew, no-knit hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. And since they cost under $2.00 to make, you can create one to match every coat and outfit in their closet.
Danish woven hearts are part of every kid’s childhood. (Or they should be.) If you were like me, your hearts ripped as you wove them or as you filled them. Either way, they lead to heart ache. Making them out of fabric, however, will save you countless tears. They’ll last for many Christmases and Valentine’s […]
A piece of paper. A scissors. A scant five minutes. The results? Holiday magic! The paper snowflake is nearly everyone’s first Christmastide craft, and its elegant aesthetic keeps folks creating ’em, year after year. But my elementary-school snowflakes never really captured nature’s precise geometry and symmetry…they really looked more like crude doilies than lilting […]
If you have a bin of nuts and washers and things, you’re half-way to turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp. (And even if you don’t have a nut and washer bin, you can pick a few up–plus the other items you’ll need to complete this project–at the hardware store for pennies!) The supplies […]
I have a thing about windows. Especially barn sash windows, one of which just happened to be lying around. It was too good not to turn into something, so kicked around some ideas and came up with a wall art/light fixture idea and went to work. What we used: an old barn sash windowscrap 1″ […]
My sister Barbara was shopping for a zen rake, and it occurred to her that I should make a zen garden for Curbly. Well, here it is…a zen garden on a budget. (Thanks for the idea, sis!) Stuff you’ll need: A thick-ish picture frame; 8″ x 10″ works well. (I found the perfect specimen at […]
Skreened.com fulfills not only the American, but the ultimate, international dream of all humankind: to have anything you could ever desire printed on a t-shirt. Skreened’s technique is efficient and durable full-color process that lays soft, water-based prints right onto the garment. So you can get just one, just for you, with no setup fees, […]