DIY Projects & Crafts
Why buy when you can DIY? 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. Decorating for an upcoming holiday? We have craft projects for every holiday imaginable, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July. Redecorating at home? We have ideas to create simple home décor for the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room. And you don’t have to be an expert crafter: we have fun projects for toddlers, kids, and teens. All of these DIY ideas give you the tools and tips to unleash your inner crafter.
Spring WreathWelcome Spring with this beautiful, hand-painted wreath.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Chalkboard-Painted Herb Planters
If you thought chalkboards were just for schoolrooms, think again! Use chalkboard paint to transform your average terracotta planter, perfect for spelling out what plant is in which pot.
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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 Frankly, that's outdated thinking.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
Meet the Artist Behind These Colorful Modern Quilts
Introducing, Heather Jones: Her contemporary, one-of-a-kind quilts have caught the attention of the quilting community, including the national Modern Quilt Guild as well as numerous publications. She's also the author of Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday, a collection of 20 unique patterns. Recently, we asked her where she finds inspiration, how she turned her craft into a buzz-worthy business, and her personal tips on creating welcoming coverlets of your own.Gallery
15 Labor Day Decorations to Salute the End of Summer
It's the last hurrah of the summer season! We have everything you need to prep for your last summer party, including stars, stripes, and summery decor.Article
These colorful cardstock envelopes are the perfect way to reduce paper clutter. Categorically organize all of your receipts, shopping lists, memos, and more into these folders that double as decorative additions to your desktop or office wall.Article
A single sheet of paper can organize your desktop! These folded paper bowls take advantage of cardstock's sturdiness and bright hues to create cute containers to corral your smaller office supplies like paper clips, binder clamps, and push pins.Video
Looking for the perfect send off for your college undergrad? Why not a few of these candy-wrapped rolls of quarters, perfect for laundry day!Post
How to DIY a Party in a Box—Literally
Recently, my fiancé and I decided on a Southwestern-inspired wedding in Arizona. So when thinking about hosting my bridal shower, I wanted to present my bridesmaids with a "thank you" gift that was beffitingly festive and bright. My idea: a fittingly themed "fiesta in a box"! It's an all-in-one party box packed with margarita mixers, a pint-sized piñata, and everything else for a fun night.Post
How to Crochet Your Own Cozy Clutch
Silky, sleek, and marled to perfection, this handmade bag will become your favorite new accessory. Pair yours with high heels and a pair of jeans or a summery white sundress, and this easy-to-make crochet clutch will be so fab, you'll want one in every color.Article
Color-Blocked Storage Boxes
These painted wooden boxes add a pop of color to any table or desk, keep all of your supplies coralled in one container, and they couldn't be easier to make.Article
Gilded Animal Note-Holders
Is your desk looking a little wild lately? Kids will love these whimsical note-holders, helping them keep track of homework, projects, and school date reminders with roaring success.Article
Magnetic Desk Organizer
The secret to these desk containers? Hidden magnets! Keep clips, pins, and other loose desk supplies from getting scattered on your desk with this stylish stenciled holder that uses a magnet to keep them in place.Article
Perpetual Desk Calendar
This handy calendar can be used year after after, and the numbers -- stenciled onto inexpensive gift tags -- are easy to flip and rotate.Gallery
Rainy Day? 15 Awesome Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy Indoors
Stuck inside on a rainy day? Help kids beat the weather-induced boredom by having a few simple rainy day crafts and games at the ready, including toys, activities, and make-your-own candy.Gallery
Thinking Outside the Box! 16 Ridiculously Cool Cardboard Crafts
Have a cardboard box? Don't drag it out to the recycling bin just yet! With a little bit of creativity and a few basic supplies, you can turn that unwanted cardboard into toys, games, and home decorations.Video
Custom Cork Coasters
Embellished cork coasters are fun and easy and a great way to spend a crafternoon with friends. With only a few inexpensive supplies you can create a personal, practical hostess gift, or a set for yourself!Video
Dip-Dyed Pillar Candles
Elevate plain white pillar candles from blah to beautiful by dipping them in colored wax. They are a striking way to set a table or decorate a mantle.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
5 Elegant Eid al-Fitr Ideas We Love
At the end of Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims around the world, friends and family break their dawn-to-dusk fasting with the three-day celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Here, we share our favorite DIY ideas from Eid gifts to glittery garlands to make your holiday all the more special.Article
Leather Wrap Friendship Bracelets
Take a trip down memory lane with this grown-up twist on a cherished childhood craft: friendship bracelets! These bracelets are made with leather cord and colors of your choice.Article
Hand-Painted Tile Backsplash
Looking for the perfect tile pattern? Make your own! Install a kitchen backplash that showcases your own handbrushed designs.