Friday , 24 October 2014

DIY By Hand

DIY Custom Candles in Leftover Jars and Glasses

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Candles are among my favorite things in the world. And although I love buying fresh candles off of the shelf, I’m always left with empty glass containers when the candles have burned out. Did you know that you can actually melt down those wax remnants and reuse those glasses to start fresh with your own DIY candles? For example, I ... Read More »

5 FREE Downloads – Printable Décor


Handmadeology readers have a special offer from Historical By Design for five free downloads of printable décor. DOWNLOAD HERE Don’t overspend at Restoration Hardware to print a Paris street map for over $1,400, when you can DIY and print your own for only 97% off! Use these images at to turn free images into DIY décor!   Read More »

DIY Restoration Hardware-Inspired Pipe Shelves – Step-by-Step


I love the look of these pipe and reclaimed wood pipe shelves.  Check out this step-by-step pipe shelf tutorial by 7th house on the left. Here are some handmade pipe shelves just in case you don’t want to make your own! The Elevated Single Walnut Towel Rack by vintagepipedreams Cameo Pipe Shelf // INDUSTRIAL Style // NATURAL CEDAR by: SmokestackStudios Industrial rustic pipe ... Read More »

DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays


DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays How many times have you walked through a craft store and wanted to buy some of the creative and colorful painted frames but had to keep walking when you saw the price tag? Fortunately, making your own customized DIY frames is easily within your reach if you have the proper tools and a little ... Read More »

Simple Picnic Table Makeover

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Give your boring backyard picnic table a simple unique update. With just some tape, a sander and some stain, Jamie was transformed this table! Check out the entire tutorial - Visit Vintage Revivals  Photo: Vintage Revivals Photo: Vintage Revivals How about a smoothie to go after all that hard work?!  Photo: Crafting Chicks Read More »

How to Clean Copper Jewelry in 60 Seconds


Personalised Copper Cuff by Elfen Hardd Woah! That’s quite a claim, right? For anyone who’s sat with a yucky, tarnished piece of copper jewellery and wondered how on earth they’re meant to clean it, this post is for you. I promise you can get fantastic results for your copper jewellery, cuff bracelets or otherwise, in a minute. This is a ... Read More »

DIY – How to Make Your Own Kitchen Soap With Coffee

Craft your own natural kitchen soap made with real coffee beans to neutralize odors! If you suffer from allergies you know just how unbearable some fragrances can be. So I decided to craft a kitchen soap using fresh, real ingredients from my herb garden rather than fragrances. The idea was to make a soap that would not only clean great, ... Read More »

Funky Photo Stands How-to

Funky Photo Stands By Christine Lehto Supplies: Wire cutters Pliers Wire, 14-guage galvanized Masking tape Apoxie® Sculpt Small amount of olive oil or latex gloves Glitter Clear glaze Beads Super glue Use a wire cutters to cut three pieces of wire: two pieces each approximately 14″ in length and one piece approximately 24″ in length. With a pliers begin to ... Read More »

Hot Stamping Tutorial – Brand Your Products

After contemplating how to get my logo onto some wooden scoops I recently purchased (to go with an up and coming product), I came up with this little tutorial to show you how I turned an ordinary wooden scoop into a customized product. The medium: wood What I wanted to do: adhere my logo on each scoop But how? I ... Read More »

20 Min Upcycled Tshirt Scarf How-to

Description: This tutorial was inspired by this original post by Erin at Cut out & Keep. I’ve named my scarf the Bacon Wrap. Read on to see why! I must have been hungry while preparing this first ever tutorial for TrashN2Tees. Donut train and Bacon Wrap!? This project takes 20 minutes, and all you need is an old tee and ... Read More »

Rethinking Concrete – 5 Cinder Block DIY Projects

I would love to incorporate more concrete in our indoor and outdoor spaces.  Cinder blocks are cheap and you can even find them for free on Craigslist!  Here are 5 diy cinder block projects you can tackle this weekend! Diy cinder block centerpieces DIY cinder block birdhouse : DIY cinder block small space planter: DIY cinder block ... Read More »

10 Modern DIY Lighting Projects

I love unique lighting!  I did a little digging and found 10 amazing modern DIY lighting projects you can can tackle this weekend! 1. Woven wood veneer lamp diy from Poppytalk. 2.  Orb-lando : DIY wire orb chandy by 3. How to make a Globe Pendant light from Apartment Therapy 4. DIY Trendy Plexiglas Hanging Lamp from Shelterness 5. DIY ... Read More »

DIY | How to Make a Headboard

DIY | How to Make a Headboard Guest post by: Laura of Plant Eat Create See it. Want it. Buy it Make it. This is something that we at PEC we are quite fond of. A few years back, Kristin made her own headboard and did an amazing job (home tour here). She is mighty inspiring when it comes to taking on big ... Read More »

You can do it! DIY Kits Found on Etsy

‘You can do it!’ by summittdesigns The Slouch Hobo Style Bag PD… alifoster $6.00 8 Wood Peg Dolls – DIY Paint… snugglymonkey $7.20 The Fat Sparrow & Terrific T… ThePaperShed $7.40 Sun Hat Pattern Baby Toddler… tiedyediva $8.00 Baby and Toddler Pinafore Dr… OwlyBaby $10.00 men’s bowtie PDF sewing … IMakeItYouMake… $6.00 CROCHET PATTERN PDF: Rusalka… MsWeaversPatte… $5.50 Sewing pattern ... Read More »

Rustic Chic, DIY Farmhouse Wedding

‘Rustic Chic, DIY Farmhouse Wedding’ by craftsbymerle Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Chair S… wedology $26.00 woodland wedding, farm weddi… rusticrevivals $33.00 Wedding Flower Petals Hand … mybrokenart $3.00 White and Gold Gift Bags set… tabachin $6.50 Sterling Silver Necklace and… SouthwestCraft… $38.00 Bird in a Cage Gift Tags/ Se… valburgesscoll… $5.50 Personalized Ribbon -10 yard… TheLonelyHeart $25.00 Mud Room Hook ... Read More »