50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most of […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its best! […]

10 Bedroom Design Rules

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As a follow-up article on “how to create a flow of color and pattern in your home” I want to feature this amazing bedroom photograph.   Photo credit:  hhbrady, houzz.com   10 Bedroom Design Rules All these interior design rules are demonstrated in this single picture. This bedroom follows all the design rules that I […]

Embroidered Rugs :: DIY Pattern

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Embroidery on rugs!! The new rage for flooring.   Get yourself an cross-stitch designer rug by simply embroidering your own or a new area rug. A coarsely woven cotton rug makes just a great embroidery canvas to add splendor to your floor. This rug is perfect for a sunroom, living room or bedroom.   Design yourself a […]

DIY River Rock Mats

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:: Splendid entryway organizing idea : mess and clutter control at the kitchen back door mats made with pebbles :: Spring is usually wet and rainy. We all know how wet boots make water stains.  And how water stains are a nightmare to get rid of. No worries no more. If you haven’t made yourself […]

Craft for Humanity: Crochet a Plastic Sleeping Mat for the Homeless

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Creativity with a mission. While the creative process may feel good to us, it can also be useful to others. Crochet Plastic Sleeping Bag Design These plastic crochet sleeping mats for the homeless are a project by humanitarian and environmentally concerned Dawn Warmbold from Arkansas that has warmed many hearts and bodies already. Dawn has […]

DIY Suzani Rugs

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Can you imagine this gorgeous suzani rug being a DIY IKEA hack? Me neither. Yes, it’s a bit advanced, but 2013 we can handle a bit more advanced projects, can’t we? I have about a dozen of unique articles on this blog on ‘how to make your own rugs’. These are easy rugs. Click link […]

DIY Eco-friendly Bath Rug … now a Design for Kitchen Rugs?

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Featuring a reader’s work today. Miranda here took the original featured eco-friendly bath rug project into another direction by changing colors row by row, working in around the edges inwards, rather than taking the project row by row, and so created a perfect kitchen rug design.       This is the result. I think […]

DIY Pompom Rugs

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Can’t really knit nor crochet? Then this is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. In pastels this might be a baby room rug or a bathroom rug. But in bold bright reds, this certainly is the kind of rug to cozy up at in front of the fireplace. And in tiny blue-white balls or even sisal […]

Teenage Girls Bedroom Makeover

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Ok.I’ve done dressers for boys rooms. Lots of kids furniture ideas for their bedrooms & playrooms. But what if your girls are teens?  OK. Here’s your inspiration for the year. This teen girl attic cum bedroom makeover will blow you away. Probably. I am showing you the ‘before’ picture first…. They went from this barren […]

DIY Zebra Rugs

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On a $25 budget, who wouldn’t like to get this wonderful bohemian (or is it chic) faux zebra rug? I love animals and would not hurt them, but second hand fur is fair game for me, as is this fabulous faux zebra rug. OK. Let’s all make a faux zebra rug! Yeah..   Here’s my […]

Best Crafts 2012

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I asked a friend what she thought were the best craft & DIY projects we posted at FineCraftGuild.com in 2012. This is what she came up with. Valentine Pop-up Greeting Cards.   How to Make Succulent Wreaths.   Cupcakes with Hydrangea Flower Frosting.   5 Last Minute Easter Ideas (incl. this delicious angel food cake […]

DIY Recycled Cork Floor Mats

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Keep wet boots and shoes from making a mess, and protect your flooring with homemade recycled cork floor mats. Cool, heh?! Now that the weather definitely has become WET, many of us are scouring around for rugs and solutions for wet boots and snow shoes near the front door. Here’s a way to make that […]

DIY Woven Table Rugs

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My forecast for 2013 is that weaving will be the next hip thing. Among some Avant-garde designers* and recyclists it has already began. Next will be Anthropologie and friends, and then the you and I. How to Weave?   image credit, woven table rugs: http://sodapop-design.de/2011/01/diy-untersetzer/ (website in German language) Today might as well be ‘wordless’, […]

3 DIY Home Decorations

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:: Featuring Top 3 Best Posts from last week’s Linky Party   1. Amigurumi Crochet Elephant by Phil’s Wife I am starting to really like Phil’s wife, and all her various projects that she shows us. This thing she just made now is soooo cute, I just HAD to feature it. What do you think?? […]

Bathroom Mats : Mat with Cushion, Great for Knees

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This bath mat is made for new moms and wool washing – crafters alike. We have to spend endless hours on our knees in front of the bath tub to get our lovely ones cleaned. A new mom has a baby or a toddler in the bath, while the wool spinner a load of dirty […]

Paint a Rug

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Rugs & Flooring You can do it. Everybody else is doing it, so I dare you. Here are two amazing examples of DIY hand-painted rugs that came out marvelously: one features blocks, the other chevron stripes. Take your pick. Both easy print designs to add to your plain sisal rug. credit: Midwestliving.com Hand-painted Area Rug […]

50+ Gifts for Her to Make

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to Make. 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers Day Gift […]

Kids Furniture: 5 Travel-Theme Bedroom Decor Ideas

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Pulling a travel-themed bedroom together with kids furniture requires more than a vintage map in a picture frame, a map-covered wall, or a cool travel piggy bank. Here are 5 interior design tools to help you create that air travel or cruiser look. Use rugs, pillows, storage and bedding with fun travel-themed detail to transform […]

How to Crochet Front Loops, Video Tutorial

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  Many people have asked me for help with the crochet grass mat (see picture), so I thought to look into it. Crochet Grass Mat I have to say, the pattern instructions are confusing, if you are not familiar working with ‘back loops only’ or ‘front loops only’. As a picture tells a thousand words, […]

Handmade Ruffle Rugs

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: easy rug-making technique that even kids can do. This handmade DIY ruffle rug offers a great way to blow new life into the mountain of unused or outgrown t-shirts in your family’s (and your neighbors’) closets. (Qui vedete come usarle per fare un tappeto da casa.) Fabulous and colorful, they would make hip and […]

14 Amazing Bathrooms

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I’ve been looking through bathroom designs for inspiration for our new to-be-built Italian country farm house. I find it all a bit daunting to get my mind around that I get to design every element of that house from scratch, so I need your help. I’d love you to comment on which bathroom you consider […]

Handmade Rugs

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One of many tutorials for beautiful creations made from recycled materials

Most visitors to this blog have found our feature of this eco-green towel-recycling DIY bathroom mat. I’ve noticed however, that not everyone has good ‘bathroom mat treatment’ habits, so I thought to share a few tips with you today, to begin with, and then I’ll give you an overview of the various rugs I’ve featured […]

DIY Burlap Bedroom Rug

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Pin It Coffee bags and other burlap products have been recycled in just about anything. I’ve seen Victorian chairs and poofs upholstered with them. They’ve been made into anything from Easter bunnies to Christmas tree ornaments, and most of all, been transformed into other kinds of bags.  However, today’s burlap idea is way easier: transform […]

DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL Linky Party :: STAIRS

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This idea of link lists instead of pages and pages of image is growing on me. Now I feel it’s time to start building some categories, so that it’s easy to find things and to borrow ideas from each other. So, as of today, we’re going to do things a bit differently, as follows: 1. […]

Area Rug: Contemporary? Handmade? .. Crochet??

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No kidding. Recycle a bed sheet, a few t-shirts, a sweater or 4, buy durable nylon rope,… or simply crochet with some wool yarn…. and make a modern area rug in a dash.   I am sure you’ve all seen the grass crochet rug that we’ve featured a while ago?!! Today, I am going to […]

Grass Crochet Rug Free Pattern

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  Pin It How cool is that? Perrrfect for your own home, as a gift to someone, and particularly, as a Fathers day gift. Lion Brand is the designer of this amazingly fun, modern or manly rug. I can see it in so many settings. The free crochet pattern for this rug / mat measures […]

Eco-Friendly Bath Rugs DIY

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Recycle & Be Creative! Make some fabulous DIY bath rugs! You are actually doing something back for Mother Earth with this eco-friendly home-decorating craft. And you’ll end up with a luxurious rug to adorn your bathroom. Towel Bath Rugs Give old towels a second life by knotting them into super-soft, eco-chic bath rugs. Pin It […]

Inspiring Aran Knit Area Rugs

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I just Twittered about this designer, and thought to share her work some more here on the blog.  (yes, … you can follow me at http://www.Twitter.com/Freecraft)   It is amazing what gets you tickled.   Look at this! Is this the front panel of my latest knitted cardigan? Nope, nor is it my table runner. Look […]