DIY Projects & Crafts
We have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you, plus all of the crafting tools and techniques to help you get started. First, pick a project! Whether it’s paper crafts, fabric dyeing, sewing, or painting, we can introduce you to a variety of techniques.
Spring WreathWelcome Spring with this beautiful, hand-painted wreath.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Look Closely: This Bench Comes With a Hidden Compartment for Storage
Whether your dressing area is tiny or you just firmly believe that there should be a place for everything, this trick will be music to your ears.
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12 Simple Ways to Reuse 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 Frankly, that's outdated thinking.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.
36 Paper Projects for All Ages
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.
15 Charming Patterns and 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.
DIY Phone Case IdeasGive 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.Post
Lush's Valentine's Day Collection is Here — and We're in Love
These are the four picks we can't live without this February.Post
Did You Know? There's a Secret Underground Market for DIY Slime
And guess who's running it? Kids.Post
See How We Repurposed a Vintage Dress Into a DIY Bomber Jacket
Iron-on patches and embroidered details are officially cool again, so here's how to give 'em a modern spin.Post
5 Small, Indoor Projects to Tackle This Weekend
Looking to make better use of your Saturday and Sunday this week? These projects are all you need to get that taken care of.Post
Take a Closer Look at These Vivid Paintings — They're Embroidered!
Wait until you see the carefully stitched version of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night."Post
Watch What This Artist Can Make Out of Knitting Shredded Paper
Movana Chen's work has garnered international attention.Post
This 88-Year-Old Man Donated 10,000 Pairs of Socks Using His Own Knitting Machine
And it works at 90 stitches a second.Post
Oooh! These Bath Bombs Come With a Hidden Sparkly Surprise
Try one and yours could be worth up to $5,000.Article
This Bedazzled Cashmere Hat is the Perfect Winter Accessory
The usual winter forecast: you in the same hat, every single day. That's why we brightened this basic beanie with vintage bullion appliqués and iron-on metal studs.Article
Make Your Sweater Look New Again with Beaded Rhinestone Appliqués
Transforming a seasonal sweater from plain to oh-so-pretty is as easy as ironing or sewing on a beautiful mix of appliqués.Post
This Embossed Roller Paints a Repeat Pattern in One Smooth Motion
Use it on wood, fabric, or your living room wall.Post
Your Weekend To-Do List: 5 Things That Will Leave You Feeling Super Accomplished
Looking to shake things up and make the most of your weekend? These ideas are sure to take your Saturday and Sunday to the next level.Article
6 Different Appliqués to Prettify Your Pillows
Another reason to love removable covers: You can create any pattern imaginable with appliqués.Post
Here's a Sweet Idea: Knit for a Cause and Help Animals in Need
Get your needles out and ready.Post
Stony Creek Colors: 2016 American Made Honoree
At just 34 years old, Sarah Bellos is trying to revolutionize the fashion industry, starting with the most ubiquitous piece of clothing around: your denim.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
A Surprisingly Romantic History of the Sewing Bird Invention
Fun fact: They have a special significance for Valentine's Day.Article
Watching the Golden Globes? Let's Play This Bingo Game!
Watching the awards show this weekend? Roll out the red carpet for your friends and pass around these bingo-style game cards. Score enough star-studded moments in a row on your card ("Meryl Streep, anyone?"), and you're the winner! (Champagne optional, but definitely preferred.)Article
Transform Your Shoes with Pretty Patches, Trims, and Other Appliqués
Here's a brilliant, budget-friendly way to indulge a shoe fetish: Use leather glue to add chic details to new pairs — or older ones.