How To Sew by Hand: 6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects

There are many amazing DIY projects that require a bit of sewing, but that doesn’t mean you have to run right out and purchase a sewing machine! Much can be done by hand, so we’ve rounded up six common stitches that can be used on a myriad of projects for home decor, complete with step-by-step photo tutorials. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 of the Best Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

Over the years, we’ve shared a lot of money-saving projects, large and small. If you can make something at home easily and cheaply, why wouldn’t you? Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn archives. Your wallet and your home will thank you. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Warm Cozy Winter Projects to Help Stomp Out the Cold

I often limp towards winter’s finish line with a runny nose, dry skin, and numb fingertips. To help myself make it through the season in one warm piece, I went looking for projects specifically suited for the cold. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Slam Dunk Ways to Help You Stay Organized in 2018

These projects will corral all the little bits, make sense of your mail, display things prettily, stash things out of sight, organize your entryway, or sort your stuff. They are the key to a productive year ahead. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Leftover Wrapping Paper? This Woman's Gowns Will Make You Do a Double Take

My Aunt Gloria used to save every bit of wrapping paper she could get her hands on. It would reappear on next year’s round of Christmas presents, and the cycle would repeat until the paper would eventually give out. Unconventional upcycling or re-using wrapping paper is nothing new, but cosplayer and costume designer Olivia Mears has taken the wrapping paper game to a whole new level. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Craft Your Way to Calm: How Pottery and Painting Are Helping People Relieve Stress

It has been a year, so if you find yourself looking for new ways to relax, you’re not alone. Crafting has become a new form of stress relief for many people looking for a way to soothe their anxious souls. While crafting itself is nothing new, it’s use as a therapeutic activity is on the rise. Like adult coloring books before them, pottery, crochet and painting have become new go-tos for stressed out folks looking for new ways to wind down. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

13 Weaving Projects to Welcome Colder Temps

Though there are few things more perfect than a sunny summer beach day, we’ve long been ready for the cooler (read: less sweaty) weather. Right now, we’re in the middle of changing over our wardrobes, our decor, and even the craft projects on our want-to-try lists in anticipation of the coming winter. The one technique that’s been topping that list has been weaving, which has surprisingly risen in popularity. While we have seen handcrafted textiles and macrame wall hangings trend in the decor realm, the appeal of woven textures in the fall and winter is obvious — it’s all about Read More

10 DIY Trick-Or-Treat Bags to Make For Your Little Monsters

A successful trick-or-treating excursion means you might not have to buy any candy until next, say, August. Make sure your kids can carry all their loot — and look Halloweentastic while doing it – with these 10 DIYs. And don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get these done by the 31st! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Surprisingly Simple Air-Dry Clay Projects to Try — Material World

(Image credit: Design Love Fest) We’re very much on board with the elementary yet sophisticated look of air-dry clay projects. There’s obviously a reason why this material remains to be popular among DIY enthusiasts, and we agree that this is definitely a materials you should keep on hand for your projects. Need a new planter? Grab some air-dry clay. Want some new serving dishes? More air-dry clay. Not sure what to buy your friend for their birthday? Why not make them something custom out of, you guessed it, air-dry clay? The options are endless, and they results are almost always Read More