Why should storage be boring and drab? Recreate department store fabric storage baskets for a fraction of the cost with this awesome tutorial. All you need is some cute fabric (think bright colors, fun patterns, gingham, or mod solids for summer style), reinforcement for the box, and a needle and thread. These can look super cute sans handle in shelving unit or under the bed. They also make a great graduation gift for your recent grad, (trust me, we need as much storage as possible in the tiny dorms).
Summer is the perfect time to start working on a garden, but what about those of us who just don’t have the time? Modcloth offers a really cute and easy solution, with no green thumb required. Make your own decorative plant terrarium to jazz up your patio, front porch, kitchen counter, wedding centerpiece or party favor. The possibilities are really endless and this is the type of project which you can put as much (or as little) creative juice in as you want! Let your imagination run wild as you watch this video.
Don’t let your peeling summer tan-line ruin your beautiful skin! This easy and organic recipe for lemon salt scrub will keep your skin exfoliated and radiant at all times. There’s nothing better than that lemony scent and you will feel great after using it too! Homemade salt scrubs make a great gift or favor, just add a pretty label, a ribbon or a pretty tissue paper wrap. And after you play around with the recipes for a while you might wind up designing your own line of beauty products!
This is a great kid-friendly craft just for summer. Water toys can get expensive, but these will cost just a few dollars to make, and they are gentler than the typical Nerf Gun or pool noodle, so it’s a good pick for kids of all ages. Make these with your family for the next poolside gathering or birthday party and they will be an instant hit.
As far as men’s formalwear goes, its all about the Skinny Tie. Billy Joel may have rocked it first with his classic Ray Bans, but then the modern fashion revolution brought the skinny tie back and its here to stay. But you don’t have to go to Express to get one, you can make one out of a tie you already have! This great tutorial will show you how to give your closet an upgrade today.