As a serious crafter, I always have two recurring problems: I ruin my clothing (thanks to paint/stain/glue splatters), and I'm also always running around the house looking for tools as I'm trying to finish my project. So I made a crafting tool belt with detachable apron, and it solved both of these problems! Now I can gather all my tools at the start of the project and literally keep them on me as I work. Continue Reading
Still have a few ill-fitting belts left over from that drawer pull project? Put ’em to work as part of a reclaimed wood bookshelf!
No belts? No problem! Hit up your local thrift store or the weekend yard sale circuit — you’re bound to find a few old leather belts for cheap! After you’ve gathered your supplies (belts, wood, nails), head over to Design*Sponge for the full scoop on this simple DIY project!
This project was first featured in the August/September issue of Budget Living Magazine, (now defunct, as far as I can tell). At least one crafter was so smitten with it, she began saving up soda can tabs.
The maker tells us she used about 150 tabs in all and wove them together with nylon cord. Two 7 foot lengths of cord were used for the weaving part, with about 1/3 left over. Of course both the amount of tabs needed and length of cord would depend upon your waist size. Continue Reading