DIY Projects

DIY 10-minute shoe bags

My mother has a whole slew of germaphobic-based suggestions including: -Never touch the comforter in a hotel room (hotels rarely wash them between guests). -Wash all clothing twice using the hottest water possible. -Lysol is the only acceptable cleaning product…

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DIY potted plush succulents

During the first two years that I lived in my house I don’t think I stepped foot in my backyard more than a handful of times. It was a real shame considering the fact that my house is fairly small…

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DIY Beaded Himmeli Earrings

  I’m almost tired of seeing himmeli everywhere…almost. Sure the days of being really impressed by glass geometric shapes are waning, and the time you found out that those coveted hanging himmelis were made from mere straws is long behind…

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DIY Custom Photo Night Light

Editor’s Note: We’re beyond excited to welcome Dear Handmade Life staff member LP Hastings to the blog. You may know LP as our photographer, event assistant and videographer (check out the video she made at Craftcation Conference 2015 to see…

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DIY Neon Painted Pencil Case

I’m not going to exaggerate. I love pencil cases. When I hear someone say they don’t need a pencil case, I can’t help but ask that person– in my own head, of course– “Are you a human? Do you have…

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DIY No-Sew Mini Rope Basket

Editor’s Note: We’re beyond excited to welcome Dear Handmade Life staff member LP Hastings to the blog. You may know LP as our photographer, event assistant and videographer (check out the video she made at Craftcation Conference 2015 to see…

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7 DIY Notebook Tutorials

I had just entered “noble silence” when a brilliant idea occurred to me but I had no way of telling anyone. I was one of a hundred people participating in a ten-day silent meditation session in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. Talking…

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DIY Paper Flower Wedding Arch

Last fall, I was hired to decorate and set up a small private wedding in Los Angeles. The bride was a fan of the big paper flowers that I had at my wedding and wanted something similar, except she wanted an…