DIYs for Dad


Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!


If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

DIY: Wire Silk Headband


Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
DSC_0064 Materials:

2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine


 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.


DIY: Father’s Day Keychain


This Father’s Day make your dad something he is sure to love! If your dad has a habit of losing his keys, make them harder to misplace with a guy-approved keychain. No rhinestones or baubles here! We created a braided faux leather keychain that has an edge of rustic masculinity.


Leather Braid

Key chain clasp

Needle and Thread


Sobo glue

DSC_02111. Take your leather fold over to create a loop. Make the loop as long as you desire. Cut excess leather.

DSC_02132. Slip the leather through the metal clasp opening.

DSC_02153. Sew the edges of your trim together.

DSC_02174. Glue the edges of the trim with your Sobo glue so it does not fray. Let dry.DSC_0259

DIY: Cord Necklace


This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!


6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings





Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

Braided Metallic Cord Necklace

DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.


Favorite DIYs of May 2015


Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!


There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail


This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece! DSC_0039

Plain Beach Hat

1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain



DSC_0040 1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.

DSC_0042 2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.

DSC_0044 3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.

DSC_00464. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.




DIY Beauty Ideas for Mother’s Day


Looking for a great DIY gift for Mom? After a long day there’s nothing like pampering yourself with small indulgences. Whether it’s a piece of crazy-good chocolate, a light-hearted book, or a bubble bath with filled with your favorite fragrances. This post is going to tackle the latter, with a collection of DIY-able bath goodies that are sure to make your mom, friend, grandmother or anyone for that matter, smile during their luxurious soak.

Strawberry_Coconut_Sugar_ScrubA sweet strawberry scrub is the ticket to summer-ready legs!

DYI-coconut-oil-massage-barsRough day? Massage it away with these massage bars using herbs and flowers with medicinal properties!

content_il_570xN.420569209_tnkdAdd fizzing-action to your spa day with these bubbling bath bombs!

22-april13Make beautiful galaxy soap that is out of this world!

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DIY Keychain Roundup




If you’ve ever accidentally mixed up your keys with someone else’s, if you find yourself struggling to find your keys at the bottom of a big tote bag, you’re in need of a key chain. Key chains are the perfect DIY because they are small, can use a number of different materials, and don’t take very long to make!
Key-Chain-Inspired-by-Anthro-1024x1024Make this cute letter key chain that can be customized with different statement beads!


1c4a0d80814755f7d94b40b0c0939168Armed with some basic sewing skills and fun ribbon, you could make these adorable key fobs!

12105868654_4809f3fd9b_bGuard your precious keys with these fearsome painted beast keychains!

62a829466f8b236e765cd1d0d112c6c5Wood you be able to say no to these charming wooden key charms? Yeah, we wouldn’t be able to either.



Give your Jenga pieces new life by making them into Mod Podged map piece keychains!

Outdoor Activities DIY Roundup


The weekend is coming up and the sun is finally shining, which means that we’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors! Add some fun to the sun with these outdoor DIY games that are cute, crafty and entertaining for the whole family! They also make great activities for parties or weddings.
Rainbow-Paver-Hopscotch-Hop-ScotchHop the day away with this rainbow hopscotch board made from paving stones!

Checker-Game-Table-05376-1Play some classic board games, and then have a delicious dinner outdoors with the flip of a table tile with the outdoor checkers table!

DIY Lawn Game, Iron & Twine, Glidden PaintRevive an old classic game on the lawn with these bright and colorful lawn dominoes!


mackie-climbing-header-picUse your shed to create an epic rock wall for little ones!


horseshoesUpdate your average horseshoes with colorful pastels!

Doormat DIY Roundup


If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!