As I have discovered over the past few years, at times, it’s hard to make dorm rooms and apartments feel like home. The smaller space, combined with knowledge that this is not a permanent residence constantly brewing in the back of my mind, sometimes keep me from decorating to my hearts content. One thing I have missed whilst moving from dorm to dorm is plants. I grew up in a home where indoor plants were abundant and there is something soothing to me as a Pacific North-Westerner of being constantly surrounded by green. This craft trend of DIY Planters (especially the ones of the smaller variety) may be the perfect thing to ensure that the apartment I’m moving into in the fall can be another home away from the ones of my childhood.
This House Number Planter is the perfect way to customize the outside of an apartment or home and also provide a welcoming look. I love the idea that this is both a great decoration and a practical way to make it easier to recognize your apartment or living space from the others in the area.
I am a big fan of dogs. In fact, they may be my favorite thing on the planet. Though I do not currently have a dog of my own, there are many dogs in my life who I hug on a regular basis. Making crafts for my friends has always been something to make me happy and it seems crafting for your pets has become a new trend in the crafting community. Here are some great projects I’ve found to give the dog in your life a present.
This is necktie is adorable and slips easily over your dog’s collar. It could make a great costume or even a funny addition to a family photo. Plus, it’s easy to make and a great way to re-purpose an old tie. It will look better around your furry friend anyways.
While spending too much time on Pinterest the past few weeks I have noticed one craft trend that I did not expect emerging to the foregrounds, tassels. I have become surprised with all of the possibilities for these colorful additions. Whether it’s jewelry, home decor, or sprucing up old accessories and clothing, tassels are becoming a craft trend that I can full-heartedly get on board with.
This Fringed Yarn curtains uses tassels in a new and inventive way. An easy way to add color and some personality to any door way. I love the shape it creates, and that it gives the perfect excuse to buy more yarn.
With the 4th of July finally here, it’s the season for outdoor barbecues and long summer nights. I love spending whole days outside and I love the idea of adding some personal touches to make your backyard more cozy and more entertaining. I’ve spent many 4th of July’s at block parties where children were left to roam free and adults were left to talk about politics and other important adult topics. I’m entering a time when I’m looking more at home decor than I ever have before. Here are some great crafts to spruce up the outside environment in your life.
This upcycled chair is a fantastic way to create a chair you’ll be proud to take to the beach, camping, or to any outdoor activity. The how-to video and step by step instructions make this professional looking final product look like a both a fun activity and one that won’t be too difficult to make or customize to your own style and colors.
Upcycling has become a recent craft trend. Finding things that may be inexpensive and changing them to create a better product is both a good way to save money and to keep yourself entertained during hot summer days. One of my favorite things to shop for is shoes and at times I cannot find the exact pattern or design I’m looking for. Luckily, crafting exists and these fun ideas will give both the opportunity to revamp your old pairs of shoes and get exactly what you want.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, I went on the hunt for affordable and crafty ways to celebrate the occasion. Through my search I found these fantastic ideas that Dad will be sure to appreciate. As someone who has made a lot of coupon books and terrible versions of breakfast in bed, these crafts bring a clever way to celebrate the father in your life. Not to mention, he won’t have to pretend to like the burnt toast and coffee grounds you’ve brought him, or is that just me?
As a universal truth, I believe that all dads love socks. This is a clever way to present his brand new pairs that will be sure to enlist a smile. Make sure they are washed and new before you tell him to “smell the roses.”
As summer sets in and the heat seems unrelenting, I am finding myself disregarding good hair days in an attempt to keep cooler. Long hair on a hot summer day often means a very sweaty head and rather than subject myself to the heat, my hair ends up in some sort of up-do. As someone who struggles finding the perfect balance between fashion and function I can say that DIY Summer Headbands make this a much easier task. As a current trend, DIY headbands are perfect for the summer season. Stay cute on the beach and accessorize your top-knot with these great ideas!