- Published on Friday, June 01 2012
- Written by Rita Korkounian
Fearless DIY-ers (Do-It-Yourselfers) and fearful crafty naysayers, do I hear a DIY exchange party in the making? You betcha! Sorry, no alcoholic beverages will be served during “working” hours for everyone’s well being.
Folks, if you're itching for something crafty to do this weekend, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, because I have the niftiest project ideas that will appeal to a wide range of palates (even the DIY-challenged... ahem). Easy to follow, step-by-step directions, these crafty projects will be done in no time! And best of all, you’ll have semi-homemade products, that are completely tote-worthy! Here are my 10 craft ideas that you can whip up for someone's birthday or keep handy for yourself:
DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter -- I currently reside with a mouse, my sister, who loves a whole array of cheeses. Mild to the most pungent, you name it, she’s tried it. This is perfect for the most discerning cheese connoisseur. Don’t forget the bottle of wine! Makes for a great gift too!
Tile Coasters -- Calling all my fellow closet-hopeless-romantic-cheesy-cornballs. This one is right up our alley! Personalized coasters? Really, does it get any cuter? The gift that keeps on giving! From wedding favors to birthdays and holiday gift ideas. These are sure to be a hit!
Washi Tape Laptop Keyboard -- Long ago, there lived a scarecrow in Munchkin Country. He joined Dorothy on her way to Emerald City, in hopes that the Wizard would grant him a brain. Hey wizard, can you hook a girl up too? Jeez Louise, the creative minds out there! It’s astonishing! I can’t wait to order my washi tape and dress up my lonely keyboard!
Mosaic -- Do you happen to have a set of broken plates lying around? Ready to delve into an intense DIY project? Ever made a mosaic... from scratch?? Well, talk about upcycling at its finest! This project is definitely time consuming, but offers quite the rewarding end result!
Wine Bottle Light -- That empty wine bottle no longer belongs in the recycling bin. It has a new home now, a permanent one... as a light fixture. I’m just in awe! How cool are these? You have to display these at your next party! Your patio (and guests) will love you!
Wine Cork Candle Holder -- I’ve practically planned the decor for your wine and cheese night (stay tuned for THAT article on Monday!). Chalkboard serving platter, wine bottle lights, and wine cork candle holders... please make sure to send me an invite! Start collecting those wine corks for this beautiful display!
Instagram iPhone Cover -- Have you joined the Instagram bandwagon? Are you addicted? I feel like a salesperson with all these questions. Well, this project will sizzle your bacon and flip your pancake. Is it breakfast time yet? This personalized Instagram collage is just rad!
Magnetic Make-up Board -- I’m always digging through my make-up bag for my eyeliner, blush brush, and mascara. No more! I’m one step closer to de-cluttering my life with this magnetic make-up board. Such a neat way to keep everything tidy and organized!
Stencil Pillow -- Take your favorite quote and stencil it on a pillow. Then, stare at it, admire it, proceed to hug it, maybe kiss it, and fall in love. Great gift idea with sentimental value. And you’ll be saving yourself over $100!
The Best Of Times -- For those of you who have a child or children, this clever idea will become a treasured keepsake in your household. I would definitely take on this project, but my motherly duties extend so far as my wiener dog.
See, I told you they would be easy-breezy-piece-of-cheesy! Hope this gives you some bonding time with your loved ones. Happy crafting, creating, DIY-ing, whatever you want to call it!
- Rita Korkounian, YH Staff
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