Pack up your keys, headphones, cords, spare change, and other necessary odds and ends in these pretty little no-sew pouches. Constructed from durable microsuede—available at fabric and crafts stores—they look luxe but stand up to daily use. The best part? They are, quite literally, a cinch to make.
Basic accordion folders take on a cheerfully brilliant disguise, one that should help you distinguish files from one another, to boot. Follow the how-to to make a set—you just might find yourself more motivated to tackle some paperwork.
There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.
Remember what your favorite toy was growing up? Maybe it was a doll or a stuffed animal or a board game. Sadly, many of these once-must-have playthings have faded into obscurity over time. That's why we're advocating for a retro-toy reboot ... starting with these classics. (And we bet your kids will love them too, which is why one comes with a set of DIY instructions.)
Curtains establish the mood of a room: Sheers seem to emit airy freshness; cafe curtains communicate stylish flair; tab-tops are ever so modern; and heavy velvet drapes connote traditional formality. With some careful measuring and a bit of patience, you can make a very attractive pleated valance to enhance simple sheers. Here's three ideas for sewing your own curtains.
Think of your scrapbook as your novel. The scope can be small or large, focused or loose, a chronological narrative or a visual montage. At the most basic level, a scrapbook is a place to collect anything you don't want to lose, from musings on a particular experience to recipes and postcards. Here are some creative ways to customize the pages and covers of your scrapbooks.