This would be a great gift for a new mom: DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf. It only cost $5 to make.
Sometimes I grow too many melons and didn’t know what to do with them all. I’ll have to remember this for next summer: Watermelon Fruit Leather. Apparently it’s just watermelon juice and sugar.
I’m 5’3″, so jeans are frequently too long for me. I’ve thought about hemming them, but didn’t want to ruin the look of the jeans. But if you’re braver than I am, here’s a tutorial for How To Shorten Your Jeans And Keep The Store-Bought Look.
So you like the look of the pearl bobby pins from the recent Chanel fashion show. What do you do? Pay $350 for Chanel’s bobby pins? No! You make your own. It’s an easy project using wire, bobby pins, beads (or pearls), and glue.
This is giving me lots of new ideas for my beading supplies…
Check out this DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp. It’s made out of a $4 ceramic owl from the thrift store that has been spray painted white.
I used to have a little ceramic owl like that–kind of wish I’d kept it now.
Check it out: A Tutorial For Installing Baseboard Drawers in the kitchen. Pretty cool.
The clock in my son’s room broke. I’m considering turning a book into a clock. Here’s some tutorials that tell you how to Turn A Book Into A Clock:
Also this one.
I’m considering knitting socks. I found this post on the Anatomy of the Sock, a handy beginner’s guide in breaking down exactly how a sock is knitted.
The Gathered Home took inspiration from a $1,200 light fixture and made their own for $50 out of copper pipes.
You know what? I like their version better.
As part of my New Year’s Resolution to organize my house, I brought some spring-loaded drawer dividers that let you add custom-made compartments to any drawer. The ones I bought were 4 dividers for $17, which adds up fast.
Still, dividing drawers up into compartments proved to be so useful that I’ve been trying to divide every drawer I have. I’ve done well with Dollar Tree compartments and boxes, but nothing has worked quite as well as a customized drawer divider.
So why not make my own?
They turned into this:
It seems like you can do a lot with wood, a saw, and glue. For example, check this one out.
But if you can’t do something permanent, you can do the same thing with cardboard. For example:
It’s a cardboard insert!