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If you're anything like us, you tell yourself every year that you're going to give more homemade holiday gifts. And then every year, time runs out. Well we have good news. Here are 7 easy-to-make holiday gifts you still have time to make before the holidays. Almost all of them are not only customizable but also relatively inexpensive and quick. So hit up your local craft store, step away from your phone, and spend some quaity time with your own two hands!  PHOTO: JULIA STOTZ, STYLING: JESSICA...
Sewing your own clothes is life-changing, and I truly believe that anyone can do it. The main reason to make your own clothes is because most garments you buy just don’t fit very well. If your body is anything but what the fashion world considers standard then you’re left with poor-fitting clothes. Let me get you started on sewing clothes that actually fit your body. 1. A Simple Sewing Machine If you are just starting out and need to buy a machine, a basic sewing machine is all you...
Did you ever make potholders as a kid? If so, you were probably given a metal loom and a pile of multicolored loops and were taught the basics of weaving: over, under, over, under. Unfortunately, the completed project usually came out looking like rainbow barf. So it might come as a revelation that loom-woven potholders can actually look pretty profesh, as long as you follow some centuries-old weaving patterns. Make a set for yourself, or match a friend’s kitchen colors for a perfect housewarming gift. For...
Are you gourd to death by regular ol’ jack-o’-lanterns? Get creative with fall décor that’s more sweet than spooky by turning this year’s pumpkin into a tiny home fit for fairies, gnomes, or wee woodland creatures. This project was inspired by the pumpkin house displays at the pick-your-own farms my son and I visit every year. We decorated ours with found natural elements, so start by taking a seasonal foraging stroll around your own neighborhood. –Ashley Koshimizu (@woodlark) Materials Pumpkin Serrated knife Metal spoon Thin, straight sticks Hot glue gun Natural items such...
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...