Crafty DIY Round Up – August 3, 2011
Crafty DIY Roundup
This adorable project from Poppytalk is not only eco-friendly, but a great outdoor accent piece for your garden, back deck, front porch, or patio area. Build your own hanging garden from the side of your house using soda bottles, some string and some paperclips. Your neighbors will be so jealous. So simple, creative, and beautiful! You can even bring the bottles inside to give your kitchen or dining area a pop of color! A must-try project for late summer and fall flowers.
Think hipster with this keychain. Recycle some old leather from your closet or a thrift store, or if you want a fresher look, pick up some at your nearest fabric store. Use the simple pattern to sew this geek chic keychain that will definitely win you a ton of compliments. It makes a great gag gift for a friend or boyfriend and it’s a much more tasteful way to rock the stache without sacrificing your good looks.
Chalkboard paint is making a name for itself as a viral trend in DIY blogs this summer, and this project is the perfect way to try it out. It’s easy and useful and will add a personal touch to your home garden. Trendy, cute, and functional, it looks great in the garden or sitting on the patio or kitchen window sill. Simply paint some onto your typical terracotta pots and label your herbs with chalk. I think it would also be great for an elementary school classroom as a great way to decorate for the first day of school. It’s never too late to start an herb garden!
These awesome fridge magnets repurposed from vintage tea and gum tins are not only a cute addition to the front of your refrigerator, but they also double as adorable storage units. A perfect place for your shopping lists, pens and pencils, important phone numbers, reminders, ect. Give your kitchen a cottagey makeover with these cute decorations, or use them for a school locker or the side of your desk at work!
This project is time consuming, but produces unique, funky, mod results. Stores like Home Goods are producing baskets, bowls, frames, and boxes like this in mass quantity, but who can really afford that kind of thing for 60 bucks and up? Next rainy day sit down with a pile of old magazines, cut them into strips and get weaving! These baskets make a great housewarming gift or home accent for yourself. Great for teens and college kids who are into crafts as well!