Thursday, May 30, 2013

"D" is for Drop Cloth Coasters

Sew: personalized drop cloth coasters

Make quick personalized coasters using drop cloth scraps.

The drop cloth canvas will absorb any condensation from 'sweating' glasses.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"E" is for End of Year Teacher Gift

Build: teacher chalkboard gift

Make your end of the school year teacher's gifts one they are sure to enjoy with this super fast build.

Monday, May 20, 2013

"T" is for Terry Towels Roundup

Sew: diy personalized terry towels

Easily make your own personalized towels to keep or give using terry cloth towels and nearly any cotton fabric.

Stay simple and go with the single letter in black:

Friday, May 17, 2013

"U" is for United House Wrecking

Stamford, CT

If you're looking for old architectural salvaged items that are truly unique and have tons of character this is the place.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"C" is for Counter Stools

Bar stools become counter stools:

Head over to Pretty Handy Girl where I'm sharing how to cut down your standard wood bar stools to counter height:

And I'll also show you how to paint the star pattern on the seat:

Thanks to Pretty Handy Girl Brittany for allowing me to contribute.

I'm linking up to:

SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

Monday, May 13, 2013

"L" is for Lazy Susan (tabletop)

Build: divided lazy susan

Make a tabletop divided lazy susan for less than one-third the cost of the inspiration version.

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Z" is for Zippered Pouch Roundup (25+ ideas)

Sew: 25+ diy zippered pouch ideas

I finally pulled together most of the zippered pouches I have shared on the blog so readers have one easy reference page.

All the styles, fabrics and variations complete with links to the tutorials

Monday, May 6, 2013

"C" is for Croquet Food Labels

Buid: mini croquet mallet food labels

Summer is just around the corner and these food labels or table placecards would be perfect for a backyard BBQ or special event.

Pie anyone?

Friday, May 3, 2013

"W" is for Wood Bead Necklace

Craft: wood bead necklace

Easy kids craft: painted wooden beads strung onto leather cording makes a great teacher appreciation gift or Mother's Day gift too!

I borrowed this idea from Laura Parke at A Girl Who Makes and did the craft with my son's Montessori class.  

His class has kids ranging in age from 3 to 6 and all the kids were able to complete the necklace with little or no help.
If you don't mind painting the beads ahead of time this project is great for a school class.

And it's even one necklace you just might be able to actually wear out in public!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"A" is for Armrest Pincushion

Sew: drop cloth armrest pincushion

A quick and easy gift made using drop cloth and blue gingham binding.