When you're pregnant, it's exciting to buy everything you might possibly need for the new baby, but once your little one is born, you realize just how quickly these kids outgrow their once-special items. Some of us don't really think about holding onto baby jars, cribs, puzzles, or even kids' shoe boxes, but other moms have found crafty ways to reuse them. From swinging benches to cute votive candles, we're sharing 48 amazing (and easy) things to make from the outgrown baby or kid stuff you may have considered tossing. Take a gander before you call the garbageman for an extra pickup — you won't be disappointed!
When your dishwasher isn't wafting the freshest scent or cleaning your dishes as it should, giving it a good cleaning may fix your problems. Instead of spending hours scrubbing, make these supereasy dishwasher baking-soda bombs that do all the work for you. Along with being eco-friendly, this just-about-free cleaning solution does an amazing job freshening your dishwasher while cleaning all those nooks and crannies that collect bits of food, harbor mold — and all that other icky stuff.
There's nothing like some good arts and crafts to get kids using their imaginations — and keep them entertained for hours. Before you think it's too much of a hassle (the supplies! the mess! the cleanup!), consider these genius ideas straight from Instagram. They're creative, they're fun, and they're low-maintenance; it really doesn't get much better than that.
The weather's warming and that means one thing — no, not blooming flowers, but kids' lemonade stands. They're happening everywhere across the country, and while we love a really good one, we can't help but think of all the other cool things kids can sell. Check out some creative ideas that don't require a single lemon squeeze. We have a feeling they'll be a hit because, really, who can turn down a budding entrepreneur?
Are you on the hunt for the perfect oversize clutch? Today we're going to show you how to make your own. And the best part is that it's entirely customizable. All you need is some fun fabric, felt, and a hot glue gun. Let's get started! On Allison: H&M top, Zara vest and pants.
Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY shares an easy tutorial on how to create your own floral centerpieces, complete with hand applied glitter table numbers. It's easier than you think, cost efficient, and serves as a beautiful finishing touch to any wedding table. So grab some glitter and let's make this vase sparkle!
There's nothing better than stamping your personal touch on your sweetest occasion. With projects, party tips, and colorful ideas, Wedding DIY will help inspire, create, and celebrate your special day. Be sure to check back for more tutorials on POPSUGAR's Girls' Guide channel on YouTube.
Although your kitchen is meant for cooking, it's great for crafts, too. With a little DIY magic, you can spruce up your space with everything from painted tea towels to ombré chairs. The recipes (or in this case projects) are easy enough to tackle over the weekend and won't break the bank. With over 10 to choose from, there's bound to be something for the "heart of your home."
Little girls and linen sundresses are a sure sign that Summer's arrived. But what if you could actually make your little one's sweet dress yourself? And what if you could make it out of a beautiful tea towel you found at your favorite home store — or better yet, an antique one packed away in a box somewhere? It's an easier project than you would think.
Inspired by her granddaughter, Jude, and some vintage towels she had stacked away in her attic, Martha Stewart and her staff at Martha Stewart Living created five simple patterns that require little more than a sewing machine to create. These no-zipper, no-snap projects (they just require a button or two and some bias tape for the most intricate of the patterns) are so adorable, that like Martha, you won't mind giving new life to antique fabric that can be enjoyed by a new generation. Click through to see the designs up close and get the patterns, which can also be found in the June issue of the magazine.
Have a few hours to spare? Consider a simple bedroom DIY. Without spending a lot of money, you can revamp your space on the fly with a homemade project that is anything but kitschy. Roll up your sleeves with DIYs like tufted headboards and graphic art — it's time to satisfy your craft fix!
This weekend, take your DIY skills beyond the craft room into your living room! Always on the lookout for new ways to spruce up our space, we found homemade projects that will freshen up your digs in no time. Whether you're looking to fill your walls with art or add a few custom pillows, let your creativity roll with it. Even if your living room isn't due for a little something new, these projects can be easily adapted to any space. So what are you waiting for? Check out the 24 options that leave those daunting DIY rumors behind.