Book iPhone Dock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:05 am on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Lovelies turned a pile of books into an iPhone dock for her bedside table. It’s not too hard, either–you cut the shape of the USB cable out of the book like so:

Then you plug in the phone at night to charge it. Looks great. [Lifehacker]

How To Stencil A Pillow

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:07 am on Friday, July 13, 2012

Here’s a tutorial that goes over How To Stencil A Quote On A Pillow. Rather than spend $159 for a throw pillow with a quote already one it, Wit & Whistle got a blank pillow cover, a fabric marker, and some letter stencils and set to work.

Great way to get the look that you want without having to shell out all that cash.

Make A Google Maps Throw Pillow

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:10 am on Monday, July 2, 2012

Spoonflower has a tutorial on how to Make A Google Maps Throw Pillow. You make a graphic from whatever Google map you choose, have it printed on fabric, and sew it up. The result is an original and geeky throw pillow for your couch. [Craft]

Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:24 am on Thursday, June 28, 2012

This Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap from Fine + Feathered looks great. It’s just wood-grain contact paper that has been wrapped around a laptop.

It really looks like it is made of wood:

I especially love that the contact paper comes from the dollar store.

DIY Felt Dahlia Flower Brooch

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:44 am on Monday, June 25, 2012

Holidash has a tutorial on how to make this fabulous Dahlia Flower Brooch out of felt. Looks like it is a matter of gluing the “petals” on the base, like so:

The brooch is supposed to be for Mother’s Day, but I don’t see why you can’t make it any time of the year.

Embroidering A Map

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 11:13 am on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Martha Stewart had the great idea of embroidering a map for a simple art project. Actually, artists have been doing this for awhile, but there’s no reason not to try it yourself too. It’s a great way to commemorate a trip across country or a meaningful move or any other map-oriented project.

10 DIY Father’s Day Presents

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:47 am on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father’s Day is on Sunday. It’s hard to find good male-oriented presents you can make yourself, especially ones that most men would actually want. But they do exist. Here are 10 DIY Father’s Day presents to make for Dad this year:

Homemade Bay Rum Aftershave

Eyeglass Case Made From A Tie

Roll-up Tool Organizer

Pocket Watch Photo Album


Homemade Car Kit

Comicbook Coasters

Belt From An Old Tire

Chalkboard Mug

Three BBQ Rubs

Want more? Here’s 101 Handmade Gifts For Men.

Hand-Painted Deer Print Tee-Shirt

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:50 am on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Here’s a simple project to jazz up a tee-shirt, or any other piece of clothing, with your own deer print. The idea is pretty simple: make a stencil of the deer on a piece of cardboard, paint it on the shirt with fabric paint, let it dry, and give the shirt an iron.

I like this idea because it has so many possibilities. You can use any animal and do it on any piece of clothing you want. And if you can’t draw a deer, try printing out an animal shape from the Internet and transferring it onto the cardboard with a good old piece of tracing paper.

Make A Doily Lamp

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:14 am on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here’s a DIY lamp made out of a doily. All you do is wet the doily with wallpaper glue, paste it on a balloon, wait for it to dry, and then pop the balloon.

Then all you do it insert the shade on the lamp. To be fire safe, use a cool LED light bulb.

This is a great way to put those vintage doilies that great aunt so-and-so made to good use. And it’s pretty, too.

DIY Laced High Heels

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:15 am on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Craft has a tutorial on how to add lace to your high heel shoes. You use an eyelet setter to insert eyelets into the shoe so that a ribbon can be laced through it.

There’s no need to just stick to high heels, either–you can make your own pair of laced up ballet flats this way or make your own pair of Grecian sandals. The creative possibilities intriguing.

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