DIY Crafts

DIY Gift Bag Tutorial

Two Dozen Ideas for Eco-Friendly Gift Packaging

Think outside the (brand-new, laminated cardboard, single-use) gift box when it comes to ideas for eco-friendly gift packaging. Upcycled papers, stash supplies, and cardboard from the recycling bin can all be of service to create gift packaging that’s unique and fits your personality way better than anything you can buy new.

Homemade Candles

Homemade Candles are the Way To Go

Whether you’re rolling beeswax candles with kids or pouring a multi-color, multi-layer jarred candle, homemade candles give you the power to fill your home with exactly the sensory experiences you want, with no mysteries and nothing unexpected.

You can make some really great things out of old playing cards.

20 Altered Playing Card Crafts

Whether you’ve got a deck of playing cards that are past their prime or just a partial deck of survivors, I’ve got plenty of ideas for upcycling them! Playing cards are one of my favorite craft supplies to alter, and once you find your perfect project among the tutorials below, I think you’re going to like altered playing card crafts just as much as I do!

How to Repaint Wicker Baskets

The Upcycled Home: Eighteen Wicker Basket Makeovers

Don’t let a wicker basket’s unfortunate appearance blind you to how versatile it can be for containing and organizing your clutter in an attractive way. Read on for a selection of easy tutorials that remake, remodel, and otherwise transform any ugly wicker basket into the perfect home accessory.

Darned Socks

Two Dozen Ways to Upcycle Socks That Have Lost Their Mates

Fortunately, that mate-less sock doesn’t have to live the rest of its life alone in my Socks Sans Partners basket, only to eventually be tossed out, years later, when I’ve finally admitted the truth to myself. There are SO many cute ways to upcycle orphaned socks.

broken dishes

20 Ways to Upcycle Broken Dishes

Instead of tossing it into the waste stream and feeling bad about yourself because of it, give that broken dish a second life by upcycling it into something fun, beautiful, and useful.

diy sewing table plans

18 DIY Sewing Table Plans

Whether you make your sewing table from scratch, or modify it from an existing piece of furniture, DIYing it is a great way not only to avoid buying something else new that will one day end up in the waste stream, but also to make yourself the exact custom sewing table that you need, exactly the way you want it.

wood star template

How to Design and Create a Wood Star from Scratch

No matter how big you want your star to be, or how many points you want it to have, you can make the pattern for it completely from scratch, and the assembly is the same no matter which type you create.

diy napkins

How To Sew Fat Quarter Cloth Napkins

Everybody knows that paper napkins are a wasteful use of resources, and we ought to ditch them for mealtimes. But the solution isn’t just to wipe your hands on your pants!

corrugated cardboard

30 Clever Corrugated Cardboard Crafts

Corrugated cardboard is one of my favorite craft supplies, and after you check out my list of favorite corrugated cardboard projects, below, I think it’s going to be one of your favorite craft supplies, too!

hexagon quilt

Two Dozen Hexagon Quilt Ideas

If you think the hexagons, themselves are cute, wait until you see all the absolutely adorable things that you can make from them.

pressed flowers and book

36 Dried Flower Crafts

Whether you pick a project right from this list or use it to inspire you to create your very own project, you’ll find lots of wonderful ways to use dried flowers right here!

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