• Feather DIY

    Free flyin’ feather D.I.Y

    tisdag, oktober 16, 2012

    I’ve been experiencing somewhat of a writers block lately, meaning no posts on the blog for a while. However, I’ve been pinning daily doses of D.I.Y onto Pinterest and Facebook, so make sure to connect over there to stay tuned! Anyways, what better way to celebrate ridding the shackles of writers block than with some [...]

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  • Cross Stitch DIY Ideas & Tutorials

    Itchin’ to be stitchin’

    onsdag, september 19, 2012

    Oh boy have I gotten the itch for cross stitch! In my quest to find a cure, I’ve stumbled across the most amazing Cross Stitch DIY projects and tutorials, 10 of which I’ve gathered below. As awesome ideas tend to come from equally awesome people, tapping in to the stories behind the ideas comes highly [...]

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  • Cut-in-half table DIY

    The great DI(-Y)VIDE

    tisdag, september 18, 2012

    I gotta tell y’all, the D.I.Y blogosphere is indeed where the magic happens! The round-up of ideas in this post aims to prove my case by gathering of bunch of projects that I refer to as 2-in-1 magic makeovers. The featured projects shows how to make the most out of less (with a little help [...]

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  • Hacky hanger

    Hacky Hanger D.I.Y

    fredag, september 7, 2012

    Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, am I right? Instead of leaving them to that drab destiny, plunge into the pool of inspirational D.I.Y ideas featured in this post! The [...]

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Inspiration

DIY Dresser Ideas
Apr
25

D.I.Y Dresser Dress-up

Storage in our homes is often a challenge…and finding storage options that are both practical and personal even more so! Old dressers and chests are abundant in attics and thrift stores, but more than often dingy and uninspired…This post features 15 doable D.I.Y ideas & tutorials on the crafty tricks that will dress up any [...]

duct cover diy
Apr
18

Duct Tape Delight

Stick to your D.I.Y dreams and make them a reality! Today’s post is a tribute to sticky Duct Tape and to all the crafty dreamers out there, serving you a virtual smorgasbord of hacky Duct Tape D.I.Y ideas that will amaze and inspire you. I picked 10 ideas that I know got my hacker juices [...]

cover button bling
Apr
17

D.I.Y Button Bling

More D.I.Y dash than cash! Bold Button D.I.Y Bling adds instant attitude to an outfit and makes great gifts for friends too! Today’s post features a selection of awesome Button D.I.Y Bling projects (bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings…) spotted around the D.I.Y Blogosphere. Hope you’ll find a little something in the mix that gets your D.I.Y [...]

Sneaker DIY Special
Apr
16

Pimp your Sneakers!

Pimp your sneakers! Get crafty and create your own personalized expression inspired by this Top 10 pick of awesome DIY Ideas & Tutorials for Sneakers, brought to you by from crafty corners of the DIY Blogosphere. Embark on a voyage of DIY discovery of studs, polka dot, super sparkly bling, chevron and budget versions of [...]

Chevron on wood
Apr
13

D.I.Y Chevron & Wood

The trend for graphic chevron is still going strong! Hacky D.I.Y adaptations are all over the web, covering anything & everything from painted rugs to upcycled furniture. I’ve previously featured a round-up of DIY Chevron Ideas as well as a post full of ‘Half-painted DIY’, with some chevron thrown into the mix. For this post [...]

copper cover
Apr
11

10 Copper D.I.Y Ideas

Copper has been hot for a while now! New shiny pipes and fittings are available at your local hardwear store but local dealers of used pipes often offer way better deals with that vintage’y patina as a bonus. Thanks to crafty folks out there, inspiration on cool copper D.I.Y hacks are all over the blogosphere. [...]

Get organized for spring
Apr
10

Spring Cleaning D.I.Y Ideas

Spring means time for spring cleaning & high time to make those dreams of organized bliss come to fruition! Living in a creative home, you probably know that documents, clothes and craft supplies don’t organize themselves…To get things sorted out and organized you need to set a storage infrastructure! I’ve gathered a bunch of DIY [...]

Twiggy DIY
Apr
7

Gettin’ Twiggy with it

Spring brings new beginnings…and spring cleaning…Clearing up back yards and gardens is hard work, and will leave many of you with huge piles of debris from fallen trees like branches, sticks and twigs…This post features a selection of doable twiggy DIY ideas from the blogosphere. Hope you’ll be able to find one or two nuggets [...]

DIY Egg Carton Ideas
Apr
4

Egg Carton D.I.Y ideas

Easter celebrates rebirth, so what better way to celebrate than to inject new life into the often overlooked Easter leftovers; the egg cartons? This post proudly presents 10+ D.I.Y Egg Carton hacks from around the blogosphere. First out in the Egg Carton D.I.Y round-up are the awesome egg carton stools by Andrew Wagner & Jen [...]

Graffiti Furniture DIY Inspiration
Apr
3

D.I.Y Graffiti @Home

They say the history of scribbles started about 42000 years ago, in a Neanderthal cave in Spain. Since then, scribbles and graffiti (from the Italian word graffiato, ”scratched”) has made its way via the caves in Lasceaux, the ancient Roman empire, the art world (with art stars like Jean Michel Basquiat) into our day an [...]

chunky-copper-bracelet-cover
Apr
3

D.I.Y Copper & Neon Bling

I think copper is really cool, it’s one of those darling materials of mine. When browsing at my local hardwear store find myself admiring the shiny copper pipe, having that brief moment in the spotlight before disappearing into anonymous plumbing infrastructure. I’ve always had a weak spot for neon too. So, It’s perhaps not that [...]

Easter DIY Inspiration
Apr
2

Easy Easter D.I.Y ideas

How do you take your eggs? Today’s post serves a delightful dish of 10+ hacky Easy Easter DIY ideas brought to you from the blogosphere. The selection features a range of doable DIY egg hacks with Neon Dip Dyed Eggs, Chocolate Birds’ Nests, a ready-to-download-and-print Easter Bunny Garland + lots of other awesome ideas to [...]

Jonathan Adler
Apr
2

Jonathan Adler D.I.Y Ideas

Today I’m happy to share some of my snapshots from interior designer Jonathan Adler’s N.Y.C Soho Store (47, Greene Street). Adlers signature bright’n’quirky ”Happy Chic” style might not appeal to all of you… However,  I think the 10 DIY décor ideas I have extracted from from my snaps can be tweaked into suiting your own [...]

DIY Candles
Mar
31

D.I.Y Candle Hacks

Today is the day when electric lights go out over the world during Earth hour. So I figured I’d gather some hacky D.I.Y Candle Ideas from crafty corners of the blogosphere. I found 5 awesome ideas where old-school candlelight meets new-school creativity, involving everything from plastic dinosaur toys to satsumas. Links to awesome D.I.Y tutorials [...]

Josh Blackwell - Collage
Mar
29

D.I.Y Plastic Bag Craft

Get crafty with plastic bags! Today’s post explores DIY Plastic Bag Craft, a fusion of traditional craft techniques like embroidery, crochet and braiding with the everyday plastic grocery store bag. I’ve gathered a pick of 6 awesome ideas to get your hacker juices flowing…First out are the awesome embroidered grocery bags by artist Josh Blackwell. [...]

Vegan Taxidermy DIY
Mar
28

Vegan Taxidermy D.I.Y

So…yeah, I know, this trend has been around for quite while. Yet, seeing bits and pieces of ideas everywhere around the blogosphere I decided to make a sort of Greatest Hits of DIY Ideas for Vegan Taxidermy. I’ve done a lot of browsing and ended up with a selection of 10+ Awesome ideas involving everyday [...]

Pom Pom DIY Ideas & Inspiration
Mar
27

Pom Pom D.I.Y ideas!

The D.I.Y blogosphere has gone gaga for Pom Poms – the cheerful fluffy balls are everywhere! Depending on the look you’re after, you can either get to D.I.Y action using Pom Pom trim/Pom Pom fringe or make your fluffy Pom Poms using yarn and a clever Pom Pom Maker (or just go for the old [...]

Hacky Type, D.I.Y Inspiration
Mar
26

D.I.Y – Creative writing

It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it! I’ve gathered a bunch of crafty typography ideas to get your D.I.Y ideas flowing. Why not create your quote art, your own hand-stitched greeting cards or write with neon rope on a wall? These hacks merges the  hand-written and hand-made into one creative stew [...]

Castor Designs
Mar
22

Dumpster Dive Deluxe

We need more scrap hacker heroes, you know those people/designers/bloggers whose hacks inspires a new playful perspective on the stuff that would otherwise have ended up in landfills. Add some aesthetic and a splash of color and you’ve got hacker heroes at Castor, a Canadian multidisciplinary design firm. An example of their hacky mindset are [...]

DIY book recycling ideas
Mar
21

10 Awesome Book Hacks

Although a lot of us have welcome digitalized reading, most of us still have mixed feelings about hacking books. They way I see it, hacking books and renewing their raison d’être in our homes is a way to pay thankful tribute to their legacy as bearers of culture, knowledge and amazing experiences.  I’ve gathered 10 [...]

half painted hacks
Mar
19

Half-painted DIY Hacks

Graphic Black/White and natural exposed surfaces of wood and leather has been a coveted combo for a while. ”Half-painting” stripes, triangles and chevron pattern is a doable DIY adaptation of the trend, just paint whatever you’ve got lying around! Adhesive tape is the ”hero” of the hack, as it allows you to create pattern easily [...]

DIY SHOES
Mar
17

Party Shoe D.I.Y – 11 Ideas

Spring is the time of re-invention, of ourselves, of our wardrobes and of our dreams. This post features 11 awesome Party Shoe DIY ideas from the blogosphere that will re-invent and inject instant Wow! into old un-loved shoes. The hacks are sure to leave both you and your shoes sparkly & reinvigorated, ready to dance [...]

Window Shutter - Upcycling DIY Inspiration
Mar
16

Upcycle Shutters – 10 ideas

Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action! Shutter [...]

Sequin Art by Theresa Himmer
Mar
16

Inspired by Sequin Graffiti

Delicate sequin detail in a rugged urban environment has instant surprising wow-factor to it, that’s why it might not come as a big surprise that the work by Danish/Czech artist Theresa Himmer is being pinned like crazy over on Pinterest. Himmer lived in Iceland between 2005-2009, and Reykjavík is the venue of her awesome ‘street arty’ [...]

diy chevron
Mar
15

Chevron D.I.Y – 10 ideas

Charming Chevron has been a dear DIY favorite for a while now, so project browsing the web and Pinterest could easily become a month long enterprise…To get you started on your own hacks ASAP I’ve gathered my Top 10 picks of Chevron DIY awesomeness from blogosphere – enjoy! Ps. You might get slightly dizzy from [...]

Embroidery on wood - DIY Inspiration
Mar
14

D.I.Y Embroidery on Wood

Who said embroidery has to be a textile affair? These three hacky ‘DIY Embroidery on wood’ ideas show that embroidery on wood is an equally awesome idea. Blogger & Etsy vendor Curious Doodles makes DIY kits for embroidery on wood, such as these brooches below (they have a glued-on pin on the back). Her designs [...]

Chair Back Benches - DIY Inspiration
Mar
14

D.I.Y Chair Bench

Odd chairs are a dime a dozen, add the thousands (and thousands…) of chairs every year discarded due to broken seats and you’ve got yourself a mountain of scrap chairs to hack. One excellent idea is converting the scrap chairs into sculptural ‘chair benches’. What you do, basically, is evident from the pictures below. You [...]

Jackson Pollock DIY Inspiration
Mar
13

Splatter Paint D.I.Y ideas

Channel your inner Jackson Pollock and let some DIY ideas inspire hacking action! The legendary artist and his action painting technique provides a creative vision and a DIY friendly idea on how to transform an old pair of shoes, an old cupboard or a leather chair from basic to boldly beautiful in no time. Here’s [...]

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