Category: DIY

4 Fireworks Inspired DIY Projects for an Explosive 4th of July

This 4th of July, amp up the fun with these fireworks inspired craft DYI projects for kids and adults alike.

10 DIY Paper Projects for Kids

Summer is here and the kids are home. If you’re looking for ways to entertain them or keep them from zoning out in front of the TV, try some of these paper crafts. You can use scraps of recycled paper or magazines and let their little imaginations do the rest!

DIY Animal Head Wall Mounts Made of Paper

The taxidermy-wall-mount craze has swept the design world, but some of these animals can get pretty pricey. Have no fear. We’ve compiled a list of DIY tutorials that will look just as good as the wall mounts you find in stores. Plus, they’ll be one of a kind. Decoupaged Antelope The creator of this animal […]

This Holiday, Make Your Own Lego Ornaments

Big into Star Wars? Why not decorate your tree with Star Wars ornaments you can make yourself? These iconic ornaments, Lego’ized by Chris McVeigh, are available in build-it-yourself kits. If your house is already replete with plastic stackables, his site offers tons of free downloadable building guides that you can create with your kids (or […]

10 DIY Holiday Stockings

Christmas stockings are so much more special when they have your personal touch, but just because they’re a classic favorite, doesn’t mean they have to be traditional. This post features our ten favorite DIY Christmas stocking projects, along with links to their tutorials. Happy holidays and happy crafting! Transformers Great for the kids (or the […]

DIY Upcycled Jewelry

If DIY jewelry projects discourage you because you think they come out looking cheap (or like you did it yourself), fear not. This compilation features jewelry that has been upcycled from other materials and looks just as, if not more, fabulous than what you’ll find in the stores. Have fun and let us know how […]

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decor

Looking for some inspiration for this year’s Thanksgiving table? You’ve come to the right place. Thanksgiving is about being thankful and celebrating with friends and family, but no one says you can’t do that in style. Gold Table You’d be amazed what you can do with a can of gold spray paint. Rustic Modern Thanksgiving […]

Chicago Couple Pulls Their Luck on Their DIY Floor Project

Looking to redecorate a room in your home, but need some inspiration? How about giving yourself penny flooring? That’s what this Chicago couple did and now they’re walking on money (literally). It took Ryan Lange and Emily Belden almost 130 hours over three months to lay and glue down 59, 670 pennies (almost $600 worth) to […]

Last Minute Homemade Halloween Costumes

Maybe you forgot that Halloween was this week or maybe you’re just suffering from compulsive procrastination. Either way, we’ve got you covered with fast, easy DIY costumes.   Medusa could be as creepy or as tame as you wish. A little heavier make-up could definitely vamp this up. Via Martha Stewart.   Ceiling fan! Get […]

DIY Paper-Inspired Halloween Costumes

This post features a compilation of the best DIY costumes we could find that are made out of paper or a paper product (or that actually attempt to be paper). You can click on the titles of each project to see their full tutorials.  Rock, Paper, Scissors: Lauren Conrad We pulled this one from Lauren’s blog. […]

DIY Arts 'N' Crafts Ideas

Well, we can’t all be Picasso, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy exercising the right sides of our brains. For those of us that like to get arts-n-craft-y, but don’t want to spend money on expensive art supplies, here is a compilation post from BuzzFeed with some DIY tricks. These money and time-saving tips […]

Crayons just for coloring? Think again!

Everyone is familiar with crayons, right? Everyone knows they are used for coloring and are made of wax. Well, why stop there? The level of creativity that can be achieved with something as simple as a crayon is really extraordinary. As seen in the image above, some artists like to take crayons to the next […]

5 Useful Ways to Upcycle Old Business Cards and Credit Cards

Recycling is great, and when it comes to those outdated business cards, expired credit cards, old room keys or gift cards, recycling is usually the way to go. Unless you can put those old cards to new use (and that means actual “use”- not just using them to create origami birds!). Here, we’ve compiled the […]