How cute. Full instructions and template available here.
My munchkin has her books all over the place. On the bed, under the bed, next to the bed. This crafty DIY project from Ohdeehoh is such a good idea. Complete instructions here.
A very easy, beautiful DIY project from Notebook Magazine.
Ohdeedoh has a very easy, $35, DIY project for kids. Very cute.
Do you like this (Tord Boontje anything)?
Then skedaddle over to ReadyMade's project center and get the super easy instructions for making this beauty - a combination window covering/art piece.
Very nice DIY paper cranes from the Selby. Very pretty.
I wish we hadn't just finished our valentine's cards, because these would have been super cool. I'll keep it for next year...Design Mom has instructions on how to make these easy, but fun classroom valentine cards using mad libs, paper and string. All the instructions and templates are here. Very creative. Love it.
This is a great idea from Danny Seo...simply paint some river rocks along your path with glow-in-the-dark paint (available from any craft store). During the day, the rocks charge up, and at night they create an illuminated pathway from the stored sunlight.
Zakka Life has a cute tutorial for making your own beautiful floating flowers from recycled magazine pages.
These unusual crayons are made from mineral powders and soy wax, so they go on paper like pastels or paint. The shape is ideal for little hands and encourages the proper tripod grip for future writing. They come in lots of gorgeous colors.
Why buy wreaths and decorations when you can make them yourself? Now, I'm not sayin' they will look exactly like Martha's, but you get the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself and saved a little money. Below are the glitter wreath kit, poinsettia wreath kit, and glitter snowflakes from MSLiving. You can't go wrong with glitter.
My Little Pony (we have a fan in our house) is celebrating their 25th anniversary with the My Little Pony Project. Check it out here.
Celebrities such as Courtney Cox, Amy Grant, John Stamos, and many more are designing one-of-a-kind ponies for the charity.
Spoonflower custom fabric printing is a really cool idea. I have GOT to learn how to sew so I can do something with this. This beta site (you need to join the community - kinda like Etsy) allows you to upload your own fabric design and they'll make it for you. You can get a $5 sample before you commit to a lot of yardage. It's $18 per yard, printed on 100% cotton, and no minimum orders. Here's a grab from their website:
Make your very own cuckoo clock for $20! From Cut + Paste...
This collage was created by Nathalie Goldberg of capture.create using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch
and a variety of different scraps of paper: junk mail, scrapbook paper,
pages from old books, etc. Her white sheet of background cardstock was
cut to 10x8 to fit into the mat of the black frame. She used tiny foam dots as adhesive. Very nice.
My sisters and I used to make tons of Pompons at my grandmother's house. I have no idea what became of them and I couldn't make a pompon now if my life depended on it. Luckily, there are kits!They are super easy to make. What you do with them afterwards is up to you...although Decor 8 had a nice photo of a pompon bedspread.
The people at D.I.Y. have come up with a children's version of their book, called D.I.Y. Kids by Ellen and Julia Lupton (Princeton Architectural Press - October 2007).
Here are just a few samples of the fun projects inside the book.