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.
Need some quality family time? Unless you have a house of game-night fanatics, try making a homemade toy with your child. From colorful playtime dough to musical instruments and bouncy balls, these 10 fun toy ideas are easy to make with your kids, plus they can provide hours of entertainment. Click through to find your kid's next favorite toy!
Along with finding helpful living essentials at your local flea market, you can also pick up really cheap home decorations. You might be surprised at how those $1 table vases and figurines can be transformed into seriously chic accent pieces. Here are a few tips for spray-painting your flea market finds:
- Search for ceramic or wood vases or plates to use for spraying. You can also spray-paint glass jars and containers with really cool results. Try not to be distracted by the colors of the original item, and concentrate on the shape and form of the figurine. We couldn't pass up these finds at our local flea market that rang in at $1 total!
- Before painting, wipe down with a damp paper towel, removing any grime or dust stuck in the grooves. Allow the item to completely dry, and then select a color to use for spray painting. White is elegantly chic, while using a pastel blue or green is fun and fresh too.
- Take the items outdoors, and lightly spray with paint. You'll need to apply at least three to four coats to get a nice and solid covering of paint. Don't rush, and do light coats; they keep the paint from dripping or pooling, which can alter the shape and design of your cool figurines.
- Let completely dry before handling, which can take several hours. Display the painted figurines on bookshelves, mantels, or special corners of your home.
This Summer, we're testing out our layering skills and piling on eclectic necklaces. With this episode of Designer DIY, you'll get that world-traveler feel without heading to a far off destination. All you need are wooden beads, a tassel, and clear invisible thread, so watch on to see how it's done. On Allison: Rebecca Minkoff.