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I’d like to explain how to make a real mobile. By a “real” mobile, I mean one in which the balance of the different parts depends on those parts, which results in much more interesting...
I’d like to explain how to make a real mobile. By a “real” mobile, I mean one in which the balance of the different parts depends on those parts, which results in much more interesting...
DIY Project: How to Make a ‘Kokedama’ String Garden
The first time I saw a wonderful display of kokedama, a variation of Japanese bonsai, hanging against a stark white wall, I never imagined how easy it would be to create this plant-and-string look. “Kokedama” means “moss ball” in Japanese;...
The Easiest, Most Versatile Cake Stand You'll Ever Make
Why should cake have all the fun? Cake stands can display many other foods, such as fruits, cookies, candy and cupcakes, serving as great centerpieces and dishes for your parties. So whether you're hosting a holiday buffet, birthday party or baby shower,...
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
The right cabinet color can transform your kitchen or bathroom's look. And because replacing cabinetry can be expensive, a fresh paint color could be the best bet for your budget. But before you start in on this seemingly simple DIY, keep a key point...
Wake Up Tired Furniture With Paint, Paper and Fabric
Not the DIY type but still hankering for a creative interiors project? The answer could be style hacking — shorthand for taking an existing piece of furniture, be it a tired old chair or an off-the-shelf bookcase, and adding some quirky, crafty personality....
8 Inventive Ideas for Your Unused China
Whether you have inherited your grandma’s collection of china or, like me, have amassed an eclectic secondhand collection of your own, there are more ways to make use of these delicately crafted beauties than to occasionally pull them out...
DIY Project: Teacup Planter Pots
During our last house move, heavy-handed movers succeeded in wrecking our coffee table, a bookshelf and a box of dishware. We were left with three surviving cups and saucers and a good excuse to go furniture shopping. For us, apartment living meant a...
See Winning Modern Quilts on Display at QuiltCon 2015
Relationships with family and community. A ghostly face. A neon-green computer processing board. Geese in flight. These are some of the diverse themes and images seen on winning quilts on display through Sunday, February 22, at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin,...
35 Makers Show Us What They Do With Their Favorite Tools
Tools don’t make the maker, but boy, they can be fun to use. Recently we asked you to show us the tools and materials that inspire you to create....
Handmade Valentines: Kid-Friendly DIY Corsages and Boutonnieres
Candy hearts and chocolates are great and Valentine’s Day cards are always welcome, but why not help the kids in your life take their valentines to the next level with a personalized, handmade corsage? Some flowers and leaves plus floral tape, ribbon...
Bean There, Done That: Coffee Table Alternatives
Tall or short, strong and bold, or with something special on top, your coffee table is something you should be proud to call your own. If you’re in the market for a new one, take a look at these surprising alternatives. Some offer versatility, others...
Are You a Maker? Show Us Your Favorite Tool or Material
Mastering a craft requires practice and time spent honing technique and developing a style and perspective. Throughout that journey, tools are our constant companions. We rely on them to cut a straight line every time, produce the same color and bring...
20 Creative and Colorful DIY Ideas for Kids’ Spaces
Looking for an alternative to cartoon character decor? There are tons of ways to put a personal stamp on a kids’ space, and they don’t need to be costly. From a bunk-bed fort to wall art, these projects and ideas are sure to get your creative juices...
See a Complete Kitchen Remodel for $11,000
Norma Rushton and her partner, Randy Dyke, really wanted a waterfront property in the Vancouver area but were quickly priced out of most places. When they lucked into a mobile home on the Stave River about an hour east of downtown Vancouver,...