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.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
How One Dad Transformed his Son Into a Little Jedi Riding a Tauntaun
It took over 100 glue sticks, some fur, and a goat mask.
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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 Frankly, that's outdated thinking.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.
36 Paper Crafts Anyone Can Make
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.Post
Men v. Women: Who is More Likely to DIY?
The answer even surprised us.Post
See How This Dad Made a "Star Wars" Costume Out of Household Supplies
He used foam board and paper cups.Article
Unicorn Hoodie Costume
Transform into a mythical creature — glittery horn, mane, and all! We repurposed a simple set of pajamas using a few household supplies to transform a trick-or-treater into something of pure magic.Post
1 Mask, 3 Ways: Make Your Own Woodland Animal Disguise
We used a unique crafting material to give them an authentic "woodsy" look.Post
There Will be Hundreds of People at this "Gilmore Girls" Knit-a-Thon
And it's happening this weekend.Gallery
13 Spooktacular Ghost Crafts to Make for a Haunted HalloweenWe aren't afraid of ghosts — and you shouldn't be either. Turn your home into a haunted abode by creating these ghost-inspired Halloween decorations, party favors, sweet treats, and photo backdrops to get into good spirits during this spooky season.Article
Hanging Paper Ghosts
Made from text-weight paper, a whole horde of ghosts can be unleashed to greet trick-or-treaters.Post
Can't Decide on a Halloween Costume? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions
We're here to help you narrow down on that one "perfect" idea.Article
This dancing duo of Halloween haunts utilizes DMC Light Effects thread to add a menacing metallic quality.Post
See How We Transformed a Plain Set of Window Curtains — 4 Different Ways
Stamp them, dip-dye them, or embellish them with tassels and pretty trims. The choice is up to you!Article
Ash Ketchum Costume
Ready to be a Pokémon trainer? We repurposed a set of kids clothes using a few household supplies to transform a trick-or-treater into the cartoon hero.Article
Make one bee — or a whole swarm — and you'll be buzzing with ideas on how to use them: dangling from monofilament for a party display, hanging from a garland, party favors, and more!Article
Poké Ball Costume
Know a little boy or girl who loves Pokémon Go? We repurposed a set of kids clothes using a few household supplies to transform a trick-or-treater into a Pokémon-inspired ensemble.Post
See How This Artist Transformed the Streets of Madrid Into a Cross-Stitched Work of Art
Heard of extreme knitting? Meet another textile art trend in the making.Article
Who's that Pokémon? We repurposed a simple set of pajamas using a few household supplies to transform a trick-or-treater into everyone's favorite Japanese cartoon character.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Colorful Leaf Decoupage Pumpkins
To make these decorative pumpkins, we cut out leaves using our templates and layers of bright tissue.Article
This metallic leaf design is made using an easy-peasy foiling technique. More sleek than spooky, these pumpkins will look at home on your front porch or dining table.Post
This Crocheted E.T. Costume Cost Less Than $10 to Make
We think it's pretty out of this world.Gallery
12 Ways to Personalize Terra Cotta Pots
If you've been keeping your terra cotta pots unspruced, and been limiting their use to hosting flowers, herbs, and small shrubs, then chances are you’re not really realizing these planters' full potential. From dressing up the basic plant pot and incorporating terra cotta planters into your decor, to using the pots for purposes other than planting altogether, these projects are sure to help you see just a few of terra cotta’s possibilities. (Hint – there are a lot.)See More