12 Foolproof Ways to Sell Your Stuff Online

12 Foolproof Ways To Sell Your Things Online

If you need a little extra cash, a great place to look is in your own home. Today I want to share 12 foolproof ways you can sell your things online. My goal is to give you enough details so you can find which way is best for you. I love selling stuff so I also want to share 12 tips I’ve learned to help me present my stuff as something others will want. Ready to sell your stuff? Continue Reading

25 Handmade Gifts You Should Buy, Not DIY

25 Handmade Gifts That You Can BUY Instead of DIY

Whether you’re crafty by nature, or prefer to buy your gifts for your friends and loved ones, this gift guide is all about the handmade gift! We’ve rounded up 25 of the best that can be bought but are still handmade! It’s a win-win for all! 



1. A perfect present for the textiles fan! Geometric Print Linen Throw Blanket – $127 from Loft Studios on Etsy 

25 Handmade Gifts That You Can BUY Instead of DIY
Photo: BON 

2. For the friend who loves pottery and other handmade clay goods! Continue Reading

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here’s a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   


Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

1. This beautiful wooden board is customized with the monogram of your choice. Head over to MRC Wood Products to check out their vast selection.

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

2. I’m loving the shape of these handmade ceramic mugs. And the colors. And the texture. Check them out here.  Continue Reading

Gift Guide: 15 Unique Handmade Gifts from Etsy

created at: 11/04/2012

Every year, the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster than the one before. Did you notice that? So, let’s get a head start this year. Here are 15 handmade Etsy gifts that even your coolest and most-difficult friends to buy for will love.   

etsy notebook

1. Perfect Bound A5 Notebook $6.25

modern felt iphone case

2. Felt and Leather iPhone Case $14


3. Handmade French Rolling Pins $58

artist made 2013 wall calendar

4. Leah Duncan 2013 Wall Calendar $32

handmade scarf gift for the holidays

5. The Petworth Cowl in Storm $45

small modern votives

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Modern Home: Geometric Tea Towels

triangles tea towel

How are your dish towels? If they’re anything like mine, they could use a little sprucing up. Toronto-based Avril Loreti has created a series of beautiful tea towels with a modern edge. Keep looking…

lattice tea towel

houndstooth tea towel

spin wheel tea towel

Aren’t they pretty? Almost too nice to wipe up spaghetti sauce with. In fact, they’d look great in an Ikea Ribba frame as an art collection for a breakfast nook.

Which one is your favorite?

Check out all of Avril’s Modern Home collectionContinue Reading

DIY Idea: Make a Steampunky Pipe Book Shelf

Bookshelf Industrial Lighting Level 3

When I see stuff like these bookshelves, I am overcome with the desire to dismantle my office and steampunk it up. From Etsy seller Stella Blue Designs, the bookshelves are made of iron pipes and, in the case of the style above, Edison-type light bulbs. I particularly like how together with the books they create an art piece. To check out all of Stella Blue Designs creations, visit Stella’s shop on Etsy.

Bookshelf Industrial Pipe 2 Way


Curbly Gift Guide: 23 Fine and Fabulous Hand-Crafted Gifts!

created at: 11/17/2011

If your DIY skills aren’t quite up to snuff, but you’re still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you’re in luck!  We’ve rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet.  Enjoy!   


created at: 11/17/2011

1. Wallets and Accessories by Sewlutions

2. Handmade Soap by Revive

3. Wood and Leather Home Goods by Peg and Awl

4. Felt Tech Accessories by Byrd&Belle

5. Ceramic Housewares by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

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Book Turned Lamp

Hardback Book Lamp - Reading Light

Etsy seller, typewriterboneyard, turns hardback books into table lamps. The bulbs used are ‘Radio’ reproduction bulbs (like this one). The maker notes that that bottom of the books are intact, which means you could stack the lamp on other hardbacks to give it some verticality. 

Hardback Book Lamp - Radio Light

For more information about these creations, go here and here.

A wink and a nod to the ever-entertaining Like Cool.


SupermarketHQ: Buy Design Straight from Designers

Everybody knows Etsy is the giant when it comes to buying handmade goods, and it’s not hard to find a wealth of good stuff there with which to decorate your home. But sometimes it’s hard to filter out the regretsy from the good stuff. This week I stumbled upon Supermarket, which is a marketplace for great design, direct from the designers. Read on to see some of the good stuff I found with very little effort:

Tetrad Flat Shelving
This bookshelf isn’t cheap (at $2,600), but it’s pretty inspirational. Continue Reading

Repurposed Ikea Furniture: Tabletop Clock and Leg Light

created at: 12/14/2010

It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture.  Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table lamp.  

created at: 12/14/2010

The clock is hand-painted and hand-lettered, while the funky light utilizes a brightly colored textile electrical cord for a bit more pizzazz.  You can purchase either through the CCS Modern Etsy shop.

created at: 12/14/2010

That’s not all, Charles took his Lack hacking skills a bit farther when he created this fabulously modern bench from the token Ikea table, “insulating foam, paint, two 3/4 inch steel rods, and lots of sweat.”  Continue Reading