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!
Some Christmas gift ideas you can make yourself.
If you’re fast with knitting needles, there’s still plenty of time to make pot holders as a Christmas gift.
These DIY Fruit Christmas Ornaments are cute. The tutorial shows you how to turn clear glass ornaments into strawberries, watermelons, pineapples, and oranges. They would be a great gift, too.
I kind of like this Himmeli-Style Christmas Star Tree Topper. You can make it yourself using round metal brass tubing and brass wire.
This is a pretty cool project: DIY Copper Pipe Ipad Holder.
If you know someone who is into yoga, here’s a great gift idea: Knit a Pair of Yoga Socks.
Free pattern: knit A Blanket For Seriously Cold People. I could use one of these right now.