You can make anything really pop by adding beads, or sequins, or BOTH! Know what you want your garment to do, and you can use bead work to make it happen. Here is your sweet and simple tutorial on doing bead work (and being AWESOME).
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Do It Yourself posts.
How-tos, photos and topics of DIY discussion.
This project is quite easy, and it's also immensely rewarding. It let me keep old (unwearable) clothes without cluttering my drawers. It gave them a new, useful and pretty life. It's easy and quick enough to get actually finished in a few days. It leaves behind minimal craftermath. And my favorite part — since it seems I'm getting old and lazy — for the most part it can be done while sitting on the sofa, watching reruns of Grey's Anatomy.
My favourite souvenirs from travel seem to be booze-related. I have a bunch of corks that I've saved from vineyard tours; bottle caps from my favourite beer at a brewery tour; and paper pub coasters from Hofbräuhaus. They're sentimental and touristy at the same time (not to mention cheap and easy to bring back home) — but right now they're just packed away. I want a way to display them that's tasteful or even useful, and I'm inspired by this quote from Suzanne and Tim over on Offbeat Bride…
This is my bike. It is a good bike that performs all of it's bikely functions. It was a gift from my in-laws, they got it at a garage sale and I really do love it. I just wish it were more, errr, stylish. Does anyone have any ideas for how I could spruce it up?
I remember when I took my first class at college, the first thing the professor did was show us how to use an X-Acto properly and how to cut a mat board. She went over every detail, told us to be extra careful because they are sharp little bastards. And what happens? Not five minutes later, a girl cuts open her hand and, as I later found out, had to get stitches and couldn't work with that hand for a while. So here are a few little tips for other DIYers. I'm mostly just wanted to address common things I've seen done that end in injury.
My fiancé and I finished making our very own Mandrake to use as a centerpiece. I'm pretty stoked on how he turned out, and I thought I'd share with you how we did it.