DIY accessories

Learn to Knit with Quince & Co.'s Gorgeous Beginner's Kit

Want to learn how to knit but don’t know where to begin? Quince & Co.’s gorgeous starter kit will help you master everything from winding a skein to casting off. The…

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Make a Tassel Necklace for Valentine's Day (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES String or yarn scraps One long necklace chain An embroidery needle A bead A washer STEP ONE Cut your scrap string to roughly the same length. This length will…

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10 DIY Gifts You Can Make With Leftover Nail Polish

FRINGE BENEFITS Gussy up the fringe of a plain handbag or clutch with pops of statement-making color. + DIY Painted Fringe Handbag + The Storibook LITE BRITE Add a faux-marble finish to…

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Wool and the Gang Launches DIY Homewares, Crochet Collection

HOOKED ON A FEELING Like all of the firm’s offerings, designs come in two tiers. You can have the company’s community of at-home crafters (a.k.a. the ‘gang’)…

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Another Use for Your Kid's Lego: Wacky Face Masks

CHILD’S PLAY Despite the rigid nature of the materials, Ffrench’s masks have an organic feel. Rather than interlock the bricks like they’re designed to, Ffrench used…

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Knit Wool and the Gang's Stuffed Mouse for National Cat Day

The jig is up: We’re just a bunch of crazy cat ladies here at Ecouterre HQ. So of all the made-up holidays to embrace, it’ll have to be National Cat Day. Our friends at Wool…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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Make a Veggie-Printed Tote for Trips to the Farmers' Market (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 1 yard fabric (we used unbleached muslin) 1 yard ribbon or twill tape Vegetables (try corn, bell peppers, celery, and carrots, and anything else that strikes your…

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Knit, Crochet Katniss Everdeen's Cowl-Neck Wrap From "Catching Fire"

If you’re champing at the bit for Katniss Everdeen’s one-shouldered cowl-neck wrap from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the odds are in your favor. Lion Brand has released…

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Upcycle Vintage Jewelry Into a Ladylike Camera Strap (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old purse strap with a swivel clasp on each end Vintage necklace Vintage brooch Jump ring (or other jewelry clasps as needed for your necklace…

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Darby Smart Takes the Guesswork Out of DIY Fashion Projects

If you’re crafty but too busy to get to the art supply store, then Darby Smart is for you. The adorable web store collects all the best DIY home and fashion projects, and translates…

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5 Ways to Recycle an Old Necktie Into a Last-Minute Father's Day Gift

GUITAR STRAP MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Necktie Ruler Fabric scissors 1½-inch wide slide and tri-glide Needle and thread or sewing machine DIRECTIONS 1. Cut off the tip of your tie 4.5…

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Michigan Web Designer Turns Canadian Quarter into a Wedding Ring

Making a ring from pocket change may be an old-hat concept by now, but for a web designer with no metalworking experience to take on the task of outfitting his fiancée? Now that takes…

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14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials)

MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES Add instant oomph to an ordinary pair of pumps or flats with a set of shoe clips that fickle pickles can swap at will. + DIY Ruffled Shoe Clips + Capitol…

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Quirky's Conductive Push Pins Make Any Glove Touchscreen-Compatible

Sure, you could splash out a wad of cash on touchscreen-compatible “texting gloves.” Or you could spend less than 10 bucks to convert a pair of mitts you already own. A…

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Lasso: A Flat-Pack Wool-Felt Slipper You Assemble Yourself

Gaspard Tiné-Berès’s “Lasso” house slipper is a shoe you assemble yourself. Made of a single piece of die-cut wool felt, the shoe is shipped flat with a single…

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Customize a Silk Scarf With Textile Arts Center's Plant-Based Solar-Dye Kit

Natural dyeing might feel confusing. From mordants, pH levels, and various fibers—there’s a lot of information to absorb. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Enter the…

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Make an Upcycled Fabric Necklace as a Last-Minute Gift (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Fabric strip (about 4 x 40 inches, depending on size of marbles and desired length) Embroidery floss Glass marbles and/or smooth stones Scissors Sewing…

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