After you've gotten over the cuteness of our bow model, Phantom the Frenchie, sit back, watch, and learn how to make homemade bows! It's the perfect topper for all those great gifts you've purchased, and it's a good skill to have in your arsenal. Who needs store-bought bows when you can make ones that look this good?
If you're a sucker for a natural green garland, you're not alone! Fresh, woodsy, and festive, it can almost suffice for a tree and is surprisingly versatile. While a natural garland can be purchased, it's easier to make than you may think.
Stephanie Schur, who owns the LA-based floral boutique Botany, happily agreed to share her garland-making secrets. Her chic, European-style shop is a favorite among A-list celebrities and high-profile fashion brands. Check out Stephanie's foolproof steps to creating a jaw-dropping garland!
Start by gathering your elements. Stephanie used pine, fir, eucalyptus, pepper berry, and viburnum berry.
Set aside the pine, seeded eucalyptus, and fir to use as your base.
Wrap strong wire around two to three pieces, and repeat. Keep reading for the rest of the steps!
Don't settle for store-bought gifts when you can give your loved ones these one-of-a-kind DIY presents. Making your presents yourself really reflects how special the receiver is to you because of the time, effort, and love spent on these gifts. Read on to see over 100 different types of DIY presents for every person in your life!
It's the time of year to look back and reflect on accomplishments — and the stuff that didn't really go so well. We're focusing on the positive side of things by counting down our top 18 posts shared on Pinterest. From helpful tips to easy DIYs, we're so happy you enjoyed the top-pinned content this year. And don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more awesome posts in 2014!
18. Eco-Clean Your Sheet Pans
With just over 2K pins, this eco-friendly cleaner tackles baked-on pots and pans without abrasives or chemicals. Simply mix together, coat pans, and wipe clean.
17. Easy Sharpie Mugs
We love how this easy DIY is also a fun way to decorate mugs. Follow the easy directions for creating your own personalized coffee cup that is dishwasher safe — and will have you smiling every morning.
16. Tub and Tile Rock Star
This eco-friendly cleaner makes your bathroom sparkle — and basically costs nothing to make. You can't beat that.
15. Sparkling Bling
We totally get why this post has racked up so many pins! Make for your bridesmaids, your best friend's birthday, or just for yourself. Check out the simple directions for this easy bracelet bangle.
14. Coffee-Filter Soap
Don't toss your coffee grounds! Use them to make this invigorating soap that makes a great gift for any coffee-lover.
13. Lotion Bars
Once you make these lotion bars, you'll want to make another batch for your best friend, another batch for your mom, and then another batch for your work mate.
12. Sweet Dreams
We totally get why this post has over 3K pins! Who doesn't dream of a good night's sleep? This sleep salve helps calm the body, easing you into a blissful slumber.
11. Keep Things Clean
With over 3K pins, these helpful eco-friendly cleaning wipes do a great job of wiping away messes while looking so chic on your kitchen counter.
You don't have to be a crafting queen to whip up charming Christmas decorations. This enchanting shadow box DIY reminds us of stargazing on a cold Winter night. The best part? You can summon your inner Martha without even breaking a sweat!
Keep reading to see what you need to create this look in minutes.
Although December and January aren't considered the prime time for weddings, we're starting to disagree. Between the foliage, colors, and readily available holiday decor, Winter is starting to look like the perfect season to get hitched. If you're not convinced, here are several ideas that can be adapted to any budget — not to mention, leave you inspired!
Turning a cramped, high-rise condo into a cat-friendly oasis (on a budget) isn't a job for everyone, but for interior designer Courtney Lake, it's a dream gig. Armed with an arsenal of impressive painting techniques and a skill for bargain shopping, Courtney transformed this downtown San Francisco space into something his client (and cat) could happily call home. Keep reading for the design tips that made us do a double take!