DIY Creepy-Crawly Halloween Snake Wreath

DIY Halloween wreath with snakes
Photo: Rachel Jacks

Maybe it's my childhood spent catching garter snakes, but I've never been afraid of snakes. I know I'm in the minority in thinking that some of them are even downright cute, so I won't be surprised to hear that this snake wreath might evoke slithery nightmares for many. If plastic snakes don't creep you out too much, you can whip up this DIY Halloween wreath in no time.          



How to make your DIY Halloween Wreath 


Lay your plastic snakes out on the wreath, then glue them in place with hot glue. Continue Reading

Last Minute Gift: Do-It-Yourself Marble Tray

DIY Marble Tray
Photo: The Happy Tulip

It’s my belief that everyone should have a piece of marble something in their home. Countertops, furniture, something! This is the perfect way to introduce a friend to the world of marble and it doubles as a DIY gift that takes seconds to make!      

 Careful! You might want to make one for yourself after seeing how simple it is. Visit The Happy Tulip for the full tutorial! 

DIY Marble Tray by [The Happy Tulip]

Make It: Do It Yourself Copper Edged Mirror

DIy Copper Edged Mirror

Did you know that copper tape – that’s right, TAPE – exists? And that it can be used for all sorts of projects and purposes? My mind is spinning with possibilities. For now, wrap the edge of a mirror in this trendy trendy tape!       

We all know that copper is the front runner right now. And now that it’s easily accessible with tape? I’m practically unstoppable. Visit Makers Society to get the full how-to!      

DIY Copper Edged Mirror by [Makers Society]

How To Make Your Own Japanese Printed Bowls

diy japanese printed bowls

Japanese printed bowls are the perfect vessels to hold jewelry and other small trinkets. You can buy them at shops like Anthropologie and West Elm, but why not give it the old DIY try?      

 The author of my new favorite blog, The Lovely Drawer, shares how she created Japanese printed bowls by painting on different patterns. And they’re stunning! And the tutorial looks really easy! Visit The Lovely Drawer for the full how-to with step-by-step pictures! Continue Reading

Goodwill Hunting: DIY Recyclable Roundup

created on: 08/07/08

There have been gobs of juicy good finds at Goodwill in the past couple of weeks.  Maybe it’s hot August doldrums and people feel like purging, but I’ve been hitting the jackpot on every visit.  Since my garage is overflowing with all kinds of  recyclable furniture, I decided to focus on accessory items for crafting and design for my weekly DIY newspaper column.   A few photos and some ideas are included for sparking your own creativity.  Continue Reading