Make a Macrame Wrapped Wall Light in Less than an Hour

I've been practicing macrame a lot recently and even though I'm still a beginner, I love creating unique projects with this basic twisted macrame pattern (as you may have seen in my DIY twisted macrame keychains earlier this week). Because I have a love for Edison light bulbs, I'd planned to create my own dangling wall light in our living room for months, and this simple macrame wrapped wall light DIY was the perfect solution.

 This twisted macrame pattern is simple to make through repetition, so it comes together in less than an hour. Continue Reading

Make This: Minimal Stud Earring Organizer

Minimal stud earring organizer you can make from a strip of leather

There's no shortage of organizers for earrings on the internet – that is, if you only wear dangling earrings. Me? I'm more of a stud woman. And since stud earrings are so tiny, it's even more frustrating when they get disorganized! Oh, the hours I have lost trying to find the other half of a pair of earrings. There aren't a slew of attractive organization options out there for purchase, which is exactly why I set to work making this stud earring organizer myself – and you can too!         Continue Reading

Craft Idea for Kids!: Miniature Fish Tank

Kids Craft: Make a mini fish tank!

School is out for the summer, and that means loads of down time. Need a kids craft idea to keep little hands busy? Making a mini fish tank is inexpensive and fun (even if you’re a grown up!). I actually pulled the idea for this project from my own childhood. When I was a kid, I made one of these mini fish tanks for my dollhouse. I remember being so pleased with myself, because it looked so real with the tinted water, and the fish could actually float! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Neon Fabric Coil Bowls

created at: 11/06/2012

I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid — it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin’ skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.     

Lisa from The Red Thread created a super detailed tutorial for creating your own fabric coil bowls — check it out right here! It’s so detailed, in fact, I’m feeling inspired and confident enough to maybe try a giant, over-sized version. Continue Reading

Make It: Colorful String-Wrapped Earbuds!

created at: 07/25/2012
Sure, there are earbuds available with a few pops of color on the ends, but the cords are always white or black. BORING. Add some personality and flair (and help keep them tangle-free) with this easy DIY project — you may even find yourself wrapping all your gadgets in string!    

Those fashionable kids at Refinery29 came up with this clever project that’s a throwback to the old friendship bracelet days. The process is super, super simple — check out the photo tutorial right here! Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Neon String-Wrapped Vases!

created at: 03/19/2012

In case you hadn’t noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately!  From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can’t get enough of ’em.  So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project — the pops of neon are perfect for spring!   

 

created at: 03/19/2012

Remodelista shares this tutorial based on a project by Laura Parke.  All you’ll need is the following:

  • glass bottle.
  • natural jute twine
  • neon twine
  • glue (try modpodge, like in this project)
  • small paintbrush

After you’ve gathered your supplies, hit up Remodelista for the full tutorial!   Continue Reading

DIY String-Wrapped Lamp: The Easiest Lighting Makeover Project Ever!

created at: 11/29/2011

It’s no secret, we love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly.  Whether that’s building your own from scratch or simply giving that old shade a makeover, we love lamps.  This particular project, though, is hands down the easiest one we’ve ever seen!  If you can tie a knot, you can make this (feathers optional).   

 

This string-wrapped lamp idea comes from Honest to Nod.  They offer up a tutorial if you want to check it out, but basically all you do is wrap embroidery thread around a lamp shade and tie a knot.   Continue Reading

How To: Make a Colorful String-Wrapped Branch Wreath!

created at: 11/23/2011

Simple, easy, and a bit like a friendship bracelet for your door, this DIY branch wreath from Duo Fiberworks is my new favorite thing.  Ye Olde Twig Wreath just got an awesome and colorful update, y’all!     

All you need is an assortment of embroidery floss in your favorite colors and a wreath (they made this one from grapevines but I’ve seen similar ones in craft stores).  Check out the full how-to right here.

created at: 11/23/2011

Meanwhile, let’s talk color.   Continue Reading