Featured DIY: Temporary Tattoos by The Homesteady

(Image Credit: Sara Fenerty)

(Image Credit: Sara Fenerty)

Have you found yourself constantly going back and forth between whether or not you should get a tattoo? If you’re a commitmentphobe like I am, you probably often find yourself wondering whether or not you would get sick of something permanently inked into your skin and wish that there was a way to test out your new look before going under the needle. Well, great news! The folks over at The Homesteady have come up with a great DIY method to do just that. My sister and I have both been contemplating getting tattoos and were eager to test out this do-it-at-home version. Continue reading

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DIY: Circle Shelf from The Merry Thought

(Image Credit: The Merrythought)

(Image Credit: The Merrythought)

There comes a time in a person’s life where they head to the internet (e.g. Tumblr or Pinterest) for decoration inspiration. My latest inspiration comes from The Merry Thought. I was introduced to the idea of a DIY Circle Shelf which looks extremely complicated at first glance but it’s really not! Continue reading

Paint (Image Credit: Robert S. Donovan)

Simple Home Improvements Anyone Can Do!

Paint (Image Credit: Robert S. Donovan)

Paint (Image Credit: Robert S. Donovan)

A lot of home renovations take all kinds of time, money, and professional talent. And let’s face it: most of us don’t have those things on hand. But you don’t need to do a complete overhaul on your house to make it look good. Even the smallest improvements can make a huge difference and get your humble abode looking a little less humble and a little more like the home you’ve always wanted. There are lots of do-it-yourself projects that will spruce up your home in no time. We’ll take a look at each part of the house for some ideas to get you started. Continue reading

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs by Life in Mod

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

I always find it funny when magazines recommend jewelry pieces that cost upwards of $50 as items that can be afforded on any budget. I don’t know about you, but as a recent college graduate who has yet to begin her career, there is no way I can drop $50 or more on a necklace or bracelet, no matter how cute it is.

That’s why I love these DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs from Life in Mod. Blogger Camille Dipaola created these gorgeous and affordable bracelets with just a few supplies you can find at your local craft store. She walks you through the project step by step, and once you know the basics, you can take your own creative spin with designs of your own.

These cuffs would be a great addition to any wardrobe. They’re great pieces of statement jewelry for your next girls-night-out or date night. To get crafty, check out the Full DIY over at Life in Mod.


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Cupcake Mini-Mason Candy Jar (Image Credit: The Daily Sugar)

DIY Cupcake Mini-Mason Candy Jar by The Daily Sugar

Cupcake Mini-Mason Candy Jar (Image Credit: The Daily Sugar)

Cupcake Mini-Mason Candy Jar (Image Credit: The Daily Sugar)

I have always felt that January was the middle month, separating two of the best parts of winter: Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Though the Christmas festivities are long over, we can now begin building excitement for the next holiday in line. Even if you don’t have a significant other this Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the Hallmark-created day of love. The best way to show someone you care about them is through a good old-fashioned DIY present. Continue reading

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock by Handmade Charlotte

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

Practical décor is the best kind of décor, isn’t it? While paintings, posters, and shelving can add some excitement to otherwise drab walls, there are perhaps few decorative pieces more important for our everyday functioning than a clock.

That’s why this Printable Cuckoo Clock, created for Handmade Charlotte by Sarah Neuburger of The Small Object, makes a mighty fine DIY project that is worth the effort. Conveniently, the site offers a template for the clock. After printing (preferably on a stock card or watercolor paper), you can be on your merry way making your cuckoo clock with the help of a few items you probably already have like glue, tape, and a X-Acto blade, and some you may not (like a Quartz Clock Movement Kit). Continue reading

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt by House of Earnest

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt (Image Credit: House of Earnest)

DIY Infused Sugar and Sea Salt (Image Credit: House of Earnest)

Lately, I’ve been on a DIY binge, especially with Christmas around the corner. To me, there is nothing more special than giving a gift that is unique to the person receiving it and was crafted by my own two hands. It makes my heart smile just thinking about it. After weeks of searching, I think I’ve found the perfect gift to try out this year, and it’s so simple you may not believe it: infused sugar and sea salt. Continue reading

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornaments by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament by Tiny Apartment Crafts

DIY Golden Snitch Ornament (Image Credit: Tiny Apartment Crafts)

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, behold: the perfect excuse to throw a Harry Potter holiday party. Round up your closest friends, kick back with a frothy mug of butter beer and get crafting on these adorable DIY Golden Snitch Ornaments, brought to you by Tiny Apartment Crafts. Perfect for distributing as gifts to friends and family. The best part is that anybody can appreciate these golden snitches, not only Harry Potter fans. They’re festive and gorgeous and go well with any Christmas ornaments and decorations. Continue reading

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

DIY Galaxy Necklace by Oh the Lovely Things

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

Galaxy print items have been popping up all over the place for a while now, especially in fashion. You can get everything from leggings to t-shirts to shoes with a galaxy print design.

The blog, Oh the Lovely Things, now presents us with a DIY necklace with this popular trend. It’s super cute, and, better still, easy to make! All you need is a charm, a chain, a cosmetic sponge, and nail polish. Oh the Lovely Things takes you step by step through the process of how to make this astronomically cool necklace with easy to follow directions and helpful pictures. Continue reading

DIY Monster Tote Bag by My Poppet

DIY Monster Tote Bag (Image Credit: My Poppet)

DIY Monster Tote Bag (Image Credit: My Poppet)

Can you ever really have enough tote bags? I hope not because if you can, I probably do, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting more. Buying all those tote bags can get expensive though, so it’s good to see a cheap, easy way to get a cute tote. And the Monster Tote Bag from My Poppet is just that. Continue reading

DIY Pet Pillow by Yellow Brick Home

DIY Pet Pillow (Image Credit: Yellow Brick Home)

DIY Pet Pillow (Image Credit: Yellow Brick Home)

Like most pet owners, I spend way too much time and money on my cats. Technically, they aren’t even my cats. They’re my boyfriend’s. But that doesn’t stop me from spoiling them with toys, constantly taking pictures of them and inserting their names into popular songs. Continue reading

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candles by The Happy Housewife

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

Wondering what you should do with those expired coffee beans? We’ve all got coffee stashed away, behind the aging mac ‘n cheese, gradually filling up our cabinets. It’s terrible. As a former barista myself, I know how coffee can accumulate. Perhaps you haven’t opened it because you don’t drink decaf. Now it’s several years expired, you can’t bring yourself to drink it, but you can’t bring yourself to toss it (in case one day you’re really desperate). Well I’ve got the perfect way for you to clear your coffee clutter: quick and easy DIY Coffee Bean Candles, from the The Happy HousewifeContinue reading

DIY Mason Jar Shelf by With Lovely

DIY Mason Jar Flower Shelf by With Lovely

DIY Mason Jar Shelf by With Lovely

DIY Mason Jar Shelf (Image Credit: With Lovely)

Lately, my interior design interests have been skewing very “country” and “rustic” feeling. I’ve been on the lookout for small ways to add those kind of design elements to my home, without breaking the budget or any major renovations (knowing my past M.O. of wanting to move onto a whole new theme way too often). My searching recently brought me to With Lovely where I found this wonderful DIY Mason Jar Flower Shelf. Continue reading

DIY Mod Podged Map Art by Punk Projects

DIY Map Art (Image Credit: http://www.punkprojects.com)

DIY Map Art (Image Credit: Punk Projects)

I have a thing for map art. Something about viewing a depiction of the continents is just as appealing to me as gazing at a van Gogh. Perhaps it’s my traveler’s soul, or maybe I’m just fascinated by the notion that we’re all slowly drifting together and apart at the same time. Either way, I like map art and it always catches my eye when I come across it. This DIY Mod Podged Map Art by Punk Projects peaked my interest right away for two reasons (beyond it’s mappy subject matter), I love its whimsical feel and I am all about using Mod Podge.
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