12 DIY Valentine’s Wreaths!

Who Else Loves Beautiful Valentine's Day Decor? Have you fallen head over in heels in love with Valentine's Day decorations? We certainly have! Showcasing our adoration for all things red, pink and lovely requires bedecking our homes from the walls to the mantle to the front door and we're just tickled pink over all of it. Why not try one of these eye-catching DIY Valentine's wreaths? Let passersby know you are ready for love month! 1/Yarn and Posy Wreath - Craftaholics Anonymous 2/Pom-pom Wreath - Design Improvised 3/Paper Curls Wreath - Better Homes and Gardens4/Paper Heart Wreath - Frugal Frontier 5/Pipe Cleaner Rosette Wreath - Shaken Together Life6/Heart Argyle Wreath - Mine For The Making 7/Candy Heart Wreath - Thrifty 101 8/Rosette Wreath - Our Best Bites 9/Ribbon and Felt … [Read more...]

14 DIY Flower Crafts for Weddings or Spring

Spring is in the air! The days are warming little by little and the showers are preparing the May flowers. In the meantime, why not brighten your days with some pretty floral crafts? From paper to felt to napkins to pineapple, we have just the right flowery craft for you! This gorgeous centerpiece is created with several styles of paper flowers (all tutorials and patterns provided for free!) and arranged into a lovely setting. Perfect for any event - garden party, wedding, or your springtime kitchen table! Watercolor Paper Flower Centerpiece - Heart of Light          This paper orchid is absolutely stunning. It's not nearly as complicated as you might expect, and it is certain to impress your guests and friends! How To Make A Paper Orchid - Elli These simple felt flower puffs … [Read more...]

Six Best Free Patterns For Fingerless Gloves

The season of cold weather is upon us, which means it's time to pull out the knitting needles and yarn and prepare to warm your hands this fall and winter with a cozy fingerless gloves. Knitted mitts keep wrists and palms warm, keeping fingers free for typing, texting... or knitting! We've gathered six of the most beautiful patterns for fingerless gloves and cozy mitts, whether you're knitting for your best friend, favorite guy or yourself. /1/ Fetching Beauty Fingerless Gloves - Knitty Light cabling and a scalloped edge give these mitts a simple elegance. /2/ Ethnic Explorations Fingerless Mitts - Independent Stitch This lovely Fair Isle pattern offers a simple chart as well as written instructions. Perfect for your first foray into Fair Isle, or a quick and easy project for … [Read more...]

Teach Yourself To Knit!

A friend recently asked if I would teach her daughter to knit. I knit rather simply as a stress reliever and can't imagine I'd be very good at teaching anyone else, but I started thinking about the books I pored over as a teenager teaching myself knitting and crocheting. I wished back then that I had someone to actually show me the stitches as I attempted to master them. So since I can't teach the skill, I've found five easy to follow videos that should set anyone up with the basics of knitting! With a ball of yarn and a pair of needles (try a worsted weight yarn and a needle size that matches the number on the yarn label) you'll be practicing your knits and purls in no time. The Basics - a knitting overview: Starting Your Project - casting on: The Next Step - the purl … [Read more...]

10 Gorgeous Ways To Remake A Shirt

Let's talk about those plain ol' t-shirts hanging in your closet! Wouldn't you like wear them with more than your faded jeans and sneakers on Saturdays? Why not spruce them up with a bit of gorgeous upcycling? Whether your personal style is lacy, cute, or funky, we have a simple DIY to remake your new, well-loved or thrifted shirts into eye-catching wardrobe items! Are your favorite old shirts tighter than you'd like? Maybe you found the perfect band t-shirt in a thrift store but it's a size too small? Using a bit of lace edging, remake it into a flowy, boho style and enjoy the shirt in a beautiful new style! Crocheted Lace Side Seam - Trash to Couture Simply cut four slits in the back of a shirt, wrap small bits of lace or ribbon around each fabric section and you've got a quick … [Read more...]

12 Fantabulous Dr. Seuss Crafts

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! This March we celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka the beloved Dr. Seuss. And since there isn't a child around who doesn't love the flamboozed woozled rhymes of the fantabulous storyteller, why not celebrate with a few Seuss-y spectacular crafts? //1// They're everyone's favorite mischievous sidekicks! Make a set of Thing 1 and Thing 2 peg dolls! - Zakka Life //2// This little Lorax cup figure will remind everyone to think carefully about our actions. - Danielle's Place // 3 // Felt and a hoop team together to make this perfectly adorable Lorax storyboard! - Mod Podge Rocks //4// This quick and simple Lorax hand puppet is sure to entertain your little one. - The New Home Ec //5// Play away your rainy day with a Cat In The Hat finger … [Read more...]