Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Book Review: The Sewists: DIY Projects from 20 Top Designer-Makers

I was recently sent a copy of the new book The Sewists: DIY Projects from 20 Top Designer-Makers by Josephine Perry to review for my blog. It’s a super-cute, handmade take on the DIY movement, chock-full of neat techniques and profiles of 20 makers. The projects range from a handmade pincushion to a gathered waist [...]

15 DIY Ideas for a Do-It-Yourself Summer Wedding

Summer is wedding season – and there’s no better way to save some $$$ than by DIY’ing certain aspects of your ceremony (plus it adds an oh-so-important personal touch to everything!) Here are some great ideas for some DIY Summer nuptials (many of which can be used instead for any fancy party or get-together on [...]

11 DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Will Make His Day

Happy June! Father’s Day is coming up soon, and I’m in a DIY mood. What better way to show that special Dad in your life some love than something handmade you’ve put your time and energy into? Here are a couple ideas to get you going:

The 12 Must-Have Tools for Sewing DIY’s

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 Earlier I shared my must-have list for jewelry DIY projects. And now I’m following up with this list for sewing DIY projects! (These Must-Have Tools for DIY lists are on my DIY [...]

Chic Steals x Wander and Hunt DIY Kits Available Now!

I’ve just completed a super-fun collab with DIY kit shop Wander & Hunt – and designed 2 special DIY projects just for them.   The first, the DIY Radiant Rhinestone Belt, was actually inspired by a rhinestone belt I spied on Anthropologie.com this past Winter, and figured it would be a snap to re-create. For [...]

DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Macaron Coin Purse

While I was in Tokyo last year, I picked up another felt macaron coin purse kit. (I think I’m a little addicted!) I made a cute little half-and-half cookie macaron coin purse the year before, and within 6 hours of hanging it from my handbag, I promptly lost it somewhere on the streets of Tokyo. [...]

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