DIY Projects

DIY Painted Clay Tassel Necklace

Summer is our slow time of year here at Dear Handmade Life. It’s the time we finally get to take a break from back-to-back events and do some reflection as well as get back into our self-care routines. One of…

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DIY Fabric Bucket

6,045 pounds. If you took all of the scraps of fabric that I’ve accumulated over the years and weighed them, that’s the number you’d get. Okay, so I totally made that up. But it sounds pretty compelling. I recently cleared…

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Fall in love with Creativebug

Editor’s Note: This is the time of year when I get really jealous of people who don’t work for themselves. You know, people with health benefits and 401k’s… the kind of people who actually leave work at pretty much the…

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7 DIY Necklace Tutorials

By the time this post is published, I’ll be living on a tropical island. My own tropical island, which I will have flown to in my own private jet. Along for the ride will be my new entourage: a personal…

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DIY Jewelry + Accessories Organizer

I’ve never been a big fan of jewelry. Bling, fancy crystals and precious stones just don’t do it for me. However occasionally at our Patchwork Shows or another design or craft shows I run across a jewelry maker that catches…

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How to Make a Yarn Chandelier

Every year at Craftcation our décor team headed up by my partner Delilah and Lisa Rios of The Makery conceptualizes, designs and creates all the décor for the conference. I’m always blown away by the clever and budget-friendly ideas they…