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Shitty Happens I’ve watched comedian Sam Reece turn plastic cutlery into a crown, wear a bedazzled Tums bottle as a bag, and add tiny disco ball tiles to a tissue box (“I just made sobbing a lot more fun”)—her “low-stakes, high-impact” DIY antics (@shittycraftclub on TikTok and IG) are hilarious and heartwarming. Plus, New Yorkers can attend her IRL Shitty Crafting events! –Lisa Butterworth   @shittycraftclub A love letter to @ROMMYDEBOMMY 😂 #shittycrafts #crafttok #craftersoftiktok #diybag #diydesigner ♬ original sound - Shitty Craft Club   Doll Parts Any doll could be...
Look, we love a fancy vase. But if you’re not actually living the cottagecore life, cut flowers cost enough without having to house them in something special, too (and don’t get us started on the storage ish). Paper sleeves solve these problems and more; slip one over any old vessel—from a mason jar to a cut-off plastic water bottle—to turn it into a stunning setting for your stems. Wallpaper samples or scraps are the main material in this DIY, making it nearly waterproof and especially...
The Royal Treatment Plant Kween Christopher Griffin shares their best tips for growth—Your Greenery's, and Your Own  No one exalts in the joys of plant parenthood like Christopher Griffin aka @plantkween. “When I water my green gurls, I make it a party! I blast music, I put on a fun outfit, I pour myself a lil’ cocktail,” they say. “It’s a whole entire mood.” And it’s infectious. They may have nearly 200 houseplants now, but a single Marble Queen Pothos, and the legacy of their garden-loving grandma, set...
Turn any old piece of furniture into a total tile icon Whether you’ve got a boring table or an ugly nightstand, a little mosaic-style tile and grout is an easy way to give just about any piece of furniture a brand-new look. And it’s way easier than the dramatic finish would have you believe. Tiles are available at just about any home-improvement store, but it’s worth a visit to your local independent tile shop—they typically have more interesting options and will often have leftover tiles from...
Tired of the store-bought status quo? Unleash your inner artist this holiday season with these easy and affordable DIY gifts for everyone on your list.  1. Feminist Power Necklace Why say it when you can wear it? This statement chain necklace by Karen Kavett is the perfect present for any jewelry-loving nasty woman in your life. While Kavett uses “Feminist” as her example, feel free to use whatever phrase or word (preferably of the girlboss variety) that suits your fancy. 2. One-Braid Knot Necklace Goddess of macrame, Windy Chien,...
In need of a last-minute Halloween costume? Don’t worry we've got your back.  With Halloween coming up this weekend, check out our 10 easy D.I.Y costumes.  1.Queen Bey         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) Who wouldn’t want to dress up as Beyonce? Just pick your fav look of hers and you’ll be good to go. You can don pregnant Bey by shoving a pillow under your dress and draping yourself with a beautiful bold colored cloth or be mama Bey by grabbing a giant purple...
One of the easiest ways to make some artful magic is by creating a talisman—an object we can enchant by calling upon natural energies, including our own, to charge it with our desired intention. Combined with the power of symbols that speak to the subconscious mind, this piece becomes a physical representation of the changes we wish to call into our lives. Creating a talisman through embroidery isn’t just about making something that looks nice—the act of making in itself can be calming and meditative....
Turn your kitchen into a living room by growing your own sprouts What you need: Seeds for sprouting (try sproutpeople.org, where a pound can run $6 to $30, depending on the type, or get smaller amounts at a natural foods store or co-op)  Clean and sterilized wide-mouth mason jars and lids or rubber bands A shallow cake pan or Pyrex dish Cheesecloth or dishcloth (cut to size) For alfalfa and smaller sprouts: Pour about a teaspoon of seeds into your mason jar. Fill the jar halfway with water and...
If you swoon for the moon and can’t stop fanning over flora, then celebrate the spring equinox—the day honoring Ostara, the Germanic goddess of spring and the dawn—on March 20 with this DIY wreath. The moon symbolizes female energy, fertility, and change, while spring is a time of renewal, abundance, and flowers, flowers, flowers. And since these beauties are fake, this dope wreath springs eternal.  What You'll Need Floral wire A mix of faux flowers (of various sizes), vines, and leaves Hot glue gun Long nose pliers 14” grapevine wreath (wire...
This super simple and very pretty DIY elevates any envelope, whether you’re sending holiday wishes, thank yous, or an extra-special love letter. Enclose your card in an envelope, and seal. Using a hot glue gun, squeeze a dime-sized blob of glue where you want the sealto be (the glue will expand, so less is usually more). Using tweezers, carefully pick up a tiny dried flower (like those used for nail art,available online, or dry them yourself using a flower press or heavy books andnewspaper) and center it on...