Make It: Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes for your Valentine

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day quite like conversation hearts. They’re colorful, they’re graphic, and they say something (sorta) meaningful in ten characters or less. But, they taste kinda icky, so this year, I’m combing the classic conversation heart with something we all actually want to eat: chocolate. 

 

Not only is this approach budget-friendly, but it’s a very simple project that you can easily customize for your Valentine, no matter your level of experience with crafting. Continue Reading

$1 DIY: How to Make Fun + Colorful Easter Baskets from Dollar Store Pots

Dollar DIY: How to Make Easter Baskets from Dollar Store Pots

I love a good bargain! With Easter coming up, it’s time to start shopping for Easter gifts and treats to fill Easter eggs, but that can get expensive fast. My family hosts an Easter egg hunt every year, and I think these simple dollar DIY Easter baskets made from Dollar Store plastic pots are the perfect way to get a homemade touch without a lot of money or work. Use them to hunt for eggs or fill with grass and goodies for a homemade gift! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Painted Glass Holiday Tumblers

created at: 12/19/2012

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea or just want to spruce up some older drinkware for the holidays, this easy project is for you!     

Glass tumblers and a few glass painting pens are all you need to bring a little holiday cheer to some plain drinkware. What you draw is up to you! We love this simple tree idea from Young House Love — take a peek at their tutorial for more info and ideas!

DIY Idea: Handmade Clay House Pots!

created at: 05/06/2012

Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it’s so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother’s Day gift, too!   

The materials required are pretty basic and this project is open to a lot of creative interpretations. So, get your hands on some oven-bake clay (the first item on the supply list) ASAP and then head over to Say Yes to Hoboken for the tutorial as well as a downloadable house template! Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

created at: 12/05/2011

Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh).  So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot!  It’s a regular ol’ trend explosion up in this joint–but classy, of course.  Always classy.   

This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it’s more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y.   Continue Reading