July, 2018

  • 3 July

    How to Make a Modern Geometric Quilt to Hang on Your Wall

    geometric Let’s start by saying I’m not a quilter and I’ve never hand-quilted a single thing in my life. But I do like to sew straight lines and shapes together, and create simple modern quilt patterns. Today I’m going to show you that making a quilt is much easier than you …



  • 3 July

    DIY Fall-Inspired Body Scrub

    inspired One of the joys of fall is the comforting scents it brings, like warm apple pie and pumpkin spice. Follow this recipe to create your own autumn-inspired body scrub. This homemade indulgence is perfect for unwinding after a long day. (Image: Claire Brody) Things You’ll Need 1 cup white sugar …



  • 3 July

    How to Create Your Own Fabric Wall Art Using Stencils

    create Art has the potential to make or break a space, but it can often be hard to find and usually comes with a hefty price tag. With this simple tutorial, creating your own art is both inexpensive and easy. Even better, you can totally customize it to fit your personal …



  • 3 July

    Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark

    chocolate This decadent treat is sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet and salty cravings. With a toasted Ritz cracker base, our chocolate bark features a crisp honey-comb crunch, pretzels, almonds, chocolate coated malt balls and a sprinkling of flaky salt. You can also customize it to your personal taste preferences making it …



  • 3 July

    Sewing 101: Basic Clothing Alterations You Can Do Yourself

    alterations The secret to looking and feeling your best is wearing clothes that fit. No matter what your body shape or size, if your clothes fit you well, you’ll look like a million bucks. Before you hire an expensive tailor, check out these alterations. You’ll be surprised at how easy some …



  • 3 July

    DIY Modern Upcycled Sisal Planter (Out of Cereal Boxes!)

    boxes Sisal rope is a great tool for adding a natural, earthy feel to your home. Follow these simple steps on how to make a beautiful upcycled planter out of rope, moss and a cardboard box. (No one will ever guess that it used to hold your favorite cereal!) (Image: Ashley …



  • 3 July

    3 Multitasking Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own

    brushes A good makeup brush can make the application process easier and quicker, and also give a better result. However, most high-quality brushes tend to be expensive. If you plan on investing in a few good makeup brushes, you can get the best value for your money by purchasing multitasking brushes, …



  • 3 July

    How to Make Lightweight Industrial Marquee Letters

    industrial Weathered industrial metal can be a great gorgeous accent for your home or business. But it’s hard to work with metal and can be even harder to find some with that beautiful patina. A simple, cheap alternative is to give paper (yes, paper!) a faux vintage metal paint job. (Image: …



  • 3 July

    Make This Favorite Pumpkin Pie Family Recipe

    family The advent of fall brings some of the best feasts and treats of the year. One of my personal favorites is good, old-fashioned pumpkin pie. While this recipe has been in my family for years, I’ve updated it with a fun twist by adding a jack-o-lantern face. Cute and delicious. …



  • 3 July

    How to Build a Space-Saving Bar Cart

    build It can often be a challenge to find gender-neutral bar carts on the ready-made market. So take matters into your own hands by making your own version of this DIY solid wood rolling bar cart using pre-cut wood rounds, a drill press, hardware and stain. The results are one-of-a-kind and …



  • 3 July

    10 Delicious Game Day Eats That Rival the Game

    delicious There’s no denying that fall is one of the best times of the year for many sports fans. Whether you’re geared up for football, patiently waiting for the next NBA season, or even preparing for the impending MLB playoffs, you’ll definitely be craving some munchies during those nail-biting moments of …



  • 3 July

    11 Pumpkin Recipes That Are Perfect for Fall

    perfect Fall is in full swing, which means it’s time to enjoy everything we love about the season: Football, crunchy leaves, cooler weather and pumpkins! Everyone’s favorite gourd is slowly making its way back onto food and drink menus, and for good reason – pumpkin is rich in fiber and vitamins, …



  • 3 July

    29 Super Creepy Foods Your Halloween Party Needs

    creepy Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about decorations, costumes and, of course, food. This year, impress your guests with disgustingly easy recipes to get into the Halloween spirit. Don’t worry, these tricks and treats are just as tasty as they are disturbing! …



  • 3 July

    How to Make a Suede Skirt With a Scalloped Hem

    scalloped Autumn is the best time of the year for suede clothing. This lightweight leather is thick enough to keep you warm without the bulkiness. For a fun and flirty way to wear suede, create a DIY version of this $99 ASOS skirt with a scalloped hem. With this tutorial, you’ll …



  • 3 July

    DIY Feather Trimmed Floppy Hat

    feather When it comes to autumn pieces, a felt floppy hat is a must-have. For the ultimate fall touch, sport an embellished piece, like this $98 feather trimmed hat from Anthropologie. However, instead of spending a pretty penny, create your own DIY version with inexpensive supplies and a plain floppy hat. …



  • 3 July

    Make These Super Cute Shrinky Dink Cake Toppers (With Free Printables!)

    printables Do you remember playing with Shrinky Dinks as a kid? They were one of the best craft supplies to experiment with because of their versatility — in just a few minutes you could create fun jewelry or holiday ornaments. Plus wasn’t it magical to watch them shrink before your very …



  • 3 July

    DIY Gratitude Lumbar Pillow

    gratitude Fall is upon us, which means spending more time indoors with loved ones and relaxing by the fire in a nice easy chair. Adding seasonal pillows and throws to cozy up your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. This DIY “gratitude” lumbar pillow can be made in just …



  • 3 July

    DIY Pleated Fabric-Back Sweater

    fabric Instead of throwing away those catalogues filled with expensive clothing that you don’t think you can afford, keep them for inspiration and make similar outfits for way less money. All you need to make this cute Anthropologie top is a turtleneck sweater from your own closet and some pleated fabric …



  • 3 July

    Ikea Hack: DIY Rustic Cube Shelves

    rustic When you want the look of custom furniture but don’t have the time, money or maybe the desire to start from scratch, an Ikea hack is the way to go. It’s also a good route to take if you like the look of modern furniture mixed with the rustic industrial …



  • 3 July

    DIY Edible Halloween Cupcake Toppers

    cupcake These spooky cupcake toppers are the perfect treats to help get you in the Halloween spirit. With just a few simple tricks, you can turn licorice into spiderwebs, coconut into monster fur and gumballs into eyeballs. (And everything’s edible!) It’s the perfect way to decorate your favorite homemade cupcakes or …



  • 3 July

    17 DIY All-Natural Beauty Remedies That Really Work

    beauty Looking to pare down your beauty cabinet to a collection of all-natural products? Many effective, luxurious and cost-effective beauty remedies can be made at home from common pantry staples like oatmeal, coconut oil, cucumber and apple cider vinegar. Get ready to glow with some of our favorite tried-and-true DIY beauty …



  • 3 July

    How to Make a Fairy or Bird Perch

    fairy If you want to attract birds and potential fairies to your porch or garden, give them somewhere pretty to land by creating a perch made from natural items, some found in your own yard. With a grapevine wreath, branch, pinecones and moss or other yard findings, you can fashion a …



  • 3 July

    How to Make an Outdoor Candle Chandelier

    candle This simple DIY outdoor chandelier will instantly add warmth to any outdoor space. The soft glow of the candles will make your gatherings seem intimate and cozy, and it only takes a few basic supplies and an afternoon to create. (Image: Bethany DeVore) Things You’ll Need Chandelier Pliers Scissors 1/8-IP …



  • 3 July

    How to Make Decorative Herringbone Wood Letters

    decorative Large scale letters lend a dramatic element to home decor, especially when used in gallery walls (as shown here). Luckily, creating your own DIY version is much easier than you may think. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a herringbone pattern, which adds interest to the silhouette …



  • 3 July

    10 Jewelry Making Basics Everyone Can Master

    basics DIY jewelry is an excellent way to showcase your creativity, and the more you make, the more your creativity grows. In order to have a solid understanding of each project, it’s important to know the basics of jewelry making. Here are the top ten jewelry project essentials to get you …



  • 3 July

    DIY Black Cat Watercolor Painting

    black Black cats, harvest moons and the color orange are synonymous with Halloween, and this watercolor tutorial festively combines all three. You will use elements such as lifting to enhance highlights and layers to deepen lowlights, creating a moonlit autumn scene befitting All Hallow’s Eve. (Image: Lucy akins) Things You’ll Need …



  • 3 July

    Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup

    chicken Nothing says “comfort” like a piping hot hearty bowl of chicken and rice soup during the chilly fall and winter months. For those who are busy, this easy slow cooker soup can be prepared in the morning before you leave for the day. Simply set it and forget it! You’ll …



  • 3 July

    How to Make an Obi-Wan Costume for Kids

    costume Whether you want to dress up as your favorite Jedi master or you favor the Dark Side, a good floor-length robe is what you’ll need to create an authentic Star Wars costume. You can easily make a hooded robe in any size, using your winter coat as a pattern. Step …



  • 3 July

    The Healthiest Blueberry Pancakes Ever

    blueberry Up the health benefits of blueberry pancakes by using protein-packed almond flour (or nut flour of choice), non-dairy milk, and serve the stack with pure maple syrup. This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free, and provides a few options for egg replacements. You’ll love the fluffy texture and naturally sweet …



  • 3 July

    How to Make a Cinnamon Roll Wreath

    cinnamon This showstopping cinnamon roll wreath conveys all the comforting flavors and feelings of the holiday season. It’s incredibly delicious, makes an excellent hostess gift and is the ideal show-stopping centerpiece for your holiday table. The bonus? It’s surprisingly easy to make. (Image: Thalia Ho) What to Expect This recipe is …