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DIY Jewelry Organizers: 11 Ways to Untangle Your Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings
The next time you're getting ready, prevent the all-too-familiar hunt for accessories by recreating one of our DIY jewelry organizers. Not only will they keep your jewelry organized and neatly stored away, they're even pretty themselves.
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Drink Up! 12 Clever Ways to Reuse Empty Wine BottlesAs if you needed an excuse to drink wine, here are some DIY ideas for repurposing your emptied bottles.
15 Genius Ways to Reuse Common Household ItemsLeftover plastic bottles, coffee filters, an empty tin can; they all share a secret: There's more than one way to use them all! Here are our best tips on how to get the most of the goods in your home.
10 Upcycling Crafts with JarsInstead of tossing old jam, jelly, and pickle jars, turn them into simple sewing kits and one-of-a-kind birthday gifts. Here are 10 quick-and-easy projects everyone can do.
The Teacup: 8 Ways It Can Declutter and Spruce Up Your LifeHow do you like yours -- with milk and sugar? Frankly, that's outdated thinking. The vintage set tucked away in your cupboards collecting dust deserves to be displayed proudly and put to use. We'll show you how one teacup can enhance your life by meeting your organizing, entertaining, and gift-giving needs.
14 Things You Didn't Know You Could DyeBeyond fabrics, what else is there to dye? You'd be surprised. From candles to corn husk wreaths, lampshades, and stationery sets, take on these one-of-a-kind dyeing projects. Suddenly, your entire home will be awash with new colors.
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make -- and fun! Here are some ideas guaranteed to inspire.
15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with a Tree Branch
How to Knit Playful Mittens Using Leftover YarnOur classic hand-knit mittens cheer up chilly days, thanks to playfully mismatched color-block patterns. Buy at least two skeins of yarn in different but coordinating colors (two skeins are enough to make one pair of women’s and one pair of kids’ mittens), or use leftover yarn from your knitting basket. The mittens make sweet holiday gifts, so start now—and let your imagination dictate the design.
Knitting Ideas: Charming Patterns and Creative ProjectsYou have everything you need to take on a new knitting project: a pair of needles, several skeins of yarn. Now all you need is a brilliant idea! Here are some ideas for inspiration.
6 Ways to Decorate Your Phone Case and AccessoriesGive your cellphone a handmade makeover with washi tape, patterned fabric, and any other craft supplies at your disposal!
How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes into Heirloom Tea TowelsSpoonflower, an American Made winner, is an amazing resource for crafters and designers alike -- you can print any design of your choosing onto fabric, wallpaper, or wrapping paper! In this tutorial, Spoonflower shows us how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels -- perfect for gifting (or keeping!).
4 Weaving Crafts We Are Over the Loom AboutIn medieval times, woven tapestries were hung from the interior walls of castles to insulate kings from the cold, and they were a status symbol of wealth and prestige. Today, they come with a modern twist -- showcasing bright colors and playful patterns -- in the form of decorative throw pillows, personal accessories, and even more recently, wall hangings.
Wood Carving: The Secrets to Making Your Own Kitchen Tools, Home Decor, and MoreIn his upcoming book, "The Artful Wooden Spoon," Joshua Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. shares more than 100 handcrafted pieces from his workshop. In this interview with the master woodworker, we chip away at the mysteries of this discipline and whittling functional wonders of your own.
7 Ways Chalkboard Paint Can Change the Way You Live and EntertainA simple coat of chalkboard paint can turn a bulletin board into a party menu, a plain old nook into an organized office hub, and a dinner party into an unforgettable soirée. Plus, a chalkboard in the home offers a layer of functional charm with a hint of school-days nostalgia. Try these seven simple, brilliant DIYs -- we've even included a quick chalkboard paint tutorial for A+ results.
A Charmed Life: Tips on Creating Your Own Charm Bracelets and NecklacesWe’ve reimagined the charm bracelet as a necklace with new combinations of chains, ribbons, and jump rings, all found at crafts and bead shops. The handmade jewelry isn’t just easy to produce en masse. It’s also tailor-made for customizing. So go ahead and mix, match, loop, and string to your heart’s content.Article
Paper Punch Luminaries
Punch and fold a sheet of paper -- that's all it takes! A set of these decorative boxes will light the way to any party.Video
Mason Jar Sewing Kit
Do you have mason jars lying around your apartment or home? Why not give them purpose by making them into a sewing kit! Create a simple pincushion lid and fill with sewing notions.Article
Stenciled Paper Parasol
This pretty acccessory will help you stay cool (and look pretty cute to boot). Personalize yours with stenciled shapes and colors of your own design.Article
Palm Leaf Table Runner
Things are about to get wild at this party. This tropical-inspired table runner is perfect for any summer bash.Article
Paper Pineapple Party Decorations
These pretty-in-pink tropical fruit are easy to cut and fold. And a room full of them will make any get-together -- beach party, pool party, or birthday party -- wildly fun.Article
Etched Wine Glasses
Your own personalized set of wine glasses? We'll drink to that.Article
When setting up for your next dinner party, don't forget these personalized placemats! They will add a pop of color to your summer tablescape.Post
How to Sew Your Own Vintage-Inspired Apron
We all know how expensive storebought aprons are, but did you know how easy they are to make? Sewing your own one-of-a-kind apron not only makes a practical, personalized accessory for yourself (you can match it to your kitchen colors), but they also make a fabulous gift for any home cook.Post
Trend Alert! 2017's Hottest Paint Colors Show Us How to Use Color in Whole New Ways
The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast has just unveiled 2017's must-have paint colors for your home, and even if a home makeover wasn't on your to-do list, it's probably about to be.Gallery
18 Balloon Ideas That'll Give Your Next Party Extra Pop
A bouncing bundle of floating balloons says, "Time to party!" But if you have loftier aspirations, try one of our DIY balloon ideas: it's all you need to take your celebration to whole new heights.Gallery
How to Make and Care for a Succulent TerrariumPotted plants and flowers can instantly transform a dull room into something exciting and alive. But let's face it, not all of us have the greenest thumbs. Succulent terrariums are perfect for those of us who tend to forget about watering plants or those of us without time to tend to a garden. Drought tolerant, vibrantly colored, and slow growing -- this fool proof terrarium recipe is perfect for anyone looking to add a little more green to their home.Video
Perfect for Ramadan, these elegant paper-bag luminaries merge two significant symbols: the carnation and the eight-pointed star, both of which are commonly seen in Islamic art and architecture.Post
A Paper Flower Artist Shares Her Secret to Magical Blooms
It's eternal summer in Susan Beech's world. As a contemporary paper artist known for A Petal Unfolds, her portfolio is awash with blossoms: fluffy pink peonies, sunny yellow daffodils, and blushing cherry blossoms -- all of which are made to never ever wilt. What started as a private passion soon became a blooming small business and a following that continues to grow. We spoke with her to learn some of her tips and tricks, plus an exclusive garland idea you can make at home.Article
Paper Flower Garland
Look what's in bloom! This lightweight garland draped in jasmine flowers makes a lovely backdrop for any party.Article
Gemstone Stud Earrings
All you need to make these custom earrings is a pair of semiprecious pebbles, some craft glue, and a couple of earring posts. The best part? These rock stars cost less than 10 dollars each to pull together.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Father's Day Picture Frame
How can kids spell out how much they love Dad on Father's Day? By making him a paper picture frame using the letters of his name! Standing proudly on a desk or bureau with the assistance of bent paper clips, the photos peek through the holes of the letters.Post
Presenting: The Ultimate Party Accessory for Your Fourth of July
Want to really spark excitement with the crowd? Bring out this patriotic tray -- made with decorative paper straws -- at your next outdoor summer party.Video
Shadow Box Jewelry Organizer
Some baubles are just too pretty to put away at the end of the day. But with a jewelry holder made from a shadow box, you'll have less clutter and more chances to admire your favorite pieces!Gallery
10 Awesome Ways to Keep Yourself Busy at the Beach
Summer is fast approaching, which means barbeques, picnics, and, if you’re lucky, lots – like lots – of beach time. But just because you like the beach doesn’t mean it can’t get a little boring sometimes. Here are a few ideas to help sitting-around-and-doing-nothing a little more interesting this summer.See More