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Make some easy, inexpensive art with a shadowbox, scissors, and colored paper! I'm always looking for ways to add a little color and variety to my walls, and it always helps if the materials are super cheap — or even better, just laying around my house! I've been really drawn to these rolled paper art pieces from Lee Gainer (seen on Rag & Bone's blog) , so I decided to see what I could come up with on my own. Materials:
Fixing things up or giving them a fresh look doesn't have to cost a fortune. Sometimes it seems like a project can snowball, but these simple diy activities won't break the bank and, in fact, will barely have you breaking a sweat. Everything on the list is sure to cost you less than $20 and very little of your time. TOP ROW • 1 How To Print DIY Patterned Fabric • 2 DIY Faux-Paneled Rooms • 3 DIY Small Space Pallet Garden • 4 How To Make a Block Print Rug Using a Welcome Mat • 5 Blueprint File Cabinet Makeover
Happy New Year! Cardboard boxes are part of our visual vernacular — trash to shopkeepers, treasure to eBay sellers, an annoyance to blade-wielding stock boys (and girls) around the world. Whether we're breaking them down or taping them back together, we are awash in a sea of these multi-sized corrugated work horses. The list below is a love-letter to the cardboard box — 30 tips to reinterpret, reinvent, and reuse it either temporarily or permanently. Take some tongue-in-cheek, take some to heart, and the next time you can — take a few home from the curb. 1.
Turn your free TJCC membership into your online crafty resume! That’s right, everything you upload to the site will remain here beautifully stored, forever. It’s all in one place and easy to share with friends, customers, and family!
With all the attention we’ve been giving to rope and pendant lights, this DIY tutorial from stylist Raina Kattelson couldn’t have come at a better time. We featured Raina’s gorgeous Hudson Valley home a couple years ago, and we loved the palette so much that we also created a Simply Color inspired by Raina’s kitchen. Recently, Raina finished fully renovating a rental home that she purchased a while back. There are many lovely details, including this awesome hack for a simple Ikea Foto lamp that hangs over the kitchen table. The rough, textural cord is a stunning complement to the well-worn chairs and the mottled metal table base.
Rope is one of our current obsessions , but it’s also one of those items that will never leave my love list. It’s just a fantastic material, one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Rope owes all of its strength, durability and beauty to its structure. One simple knot can look as beautiful and graceful as many intricate layers of knots. I know I’m beginning to sound exactly like Portlandia ‘s Jeff Goldblum, with his artisanal knot store, but I have a sincere love for and fascination with the beauty of rope, no matter how much of a hipster parody that might make me. We’ll be bringing you more rope and knot-related projects in the coming weeks, but first, I wanted to share some of our best DIY projects from the archives featuring rope, twine, knotting, knitting and the like.
Sitting on my dining room table, I currently have half a dozen projects in various states of doneness. Some involve vivisected computer parts, others will eventually be wearable and a few are just cool things I’ve ran across on the internet. I like doing things myself — I think the DIY bug is one of the best communicable diseases in the lifehack community. These eighty sites are the places I turn to when I’m trying to figure out how to accomplish any particular goal. Any time I’m facing a new project, I start searching for how-tos that will help me figure out how other people did similar things and how likely I am to finish the project with all ten fingers still intact. I’ve broken them up into a few different categories, just to help you narrow down what you might be looking for.