How to Finish an Old School Desk?

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Friday I had to go to the doctors to do my favorite test: the mammogram (who loves this, honestly!) and I treated myself a round along all the charity shops and vintage furniture shops on the way bag home. Needless to say, I had a great time and soon forgot the reason for my escapades. […]

DIY Christmas Tree Topper Star

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Can you believe that this gorgeous Sparkling Star is a DIY Christmas Tree Topper?! Well, it is. Learn from our wonderful home decorating expert Tammy Henderson just how to make this quick, in no time, with just a few dollar store supplies and a hot glue gun.     Hello everyone, Tammy here from One […]

Easy Fall Mantel Decorations : Silver + Mercury Glass

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:: Easy Fall Mantel Decorations with Silver and Mercury Glass ~ a How-to :: Today, the home décor team from OneMoreTimeEvents.com is taking Fall mantel decorations more serious than ever. Tammy and her mom are mixing real and faux silver items such as mercury glass in their fall décor on the mantel. Use store bought […]

Easy Fall Centerpiece in Pastels

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:: Easy Fall Centerpiece in Pastels ~ an Elegant DIY with Tammy Henderson :: Whether it still feels like hot summer or like early autumn where you live, a new decorating season is upon us. Join us today and let Tammy’s DIY décor project with end-of summer flowers and fall harvest finds bring elegance and […]

DIY Natural Arrangement

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Showing off what’s in the garden is just so easy for  a joyful summer table flower arrangement.  Tammy from One More Time Events shares another table centerpiece using recycled glass filled with greens. When I do this myself at home, I usually aim for lots and lots of color. However, seeing how classy ‘all green’ […]

How to Hang a Floating Shelf

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I hope you all have been enjoying may past few post as much as I have creating and sharing them with you here on Fine Craft Guild. While I have been sharing a lot of outdoor centerpieces using recycled items.   Today I would like to share something I have found quite challenging, until now. […]

DIY Seashell Centerpieces

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Happy Monday! Time for a gorgeous home decorating DIY by Tammy Henderson. Tammy gave me a big surprise when I showed me photos of the DIY home décor tutorial that she had prepared for us. Lots of photos of splendid DIY Seashell Centerpieces, made with w/ capiz shells, sand and glass! Again, these beautiful summer […]

Easy DIY Bottle Vase Centerpiece

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I am sure you saw this guest post yesterday about How to create a Spring Vignette with layers of glass? Such an elegant but homey style. Recycled glass can take on so many different styles however. A while back, I posted these lovely DIY walnut-stained wooden sconces with bottle glass, as vases or candle holders.  […]

Beautiful Free Crochet Patterns @ my Pinterest Board

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You know, once you start sharing and opening up to others, particularly with these Pinterest boards, something miraculous happens: like babies, they start a life of their own. This is particularly the case with my Free Crochet Patterns Board, the first board I turned into a group board, and have been marketing since as such. […]

DIY Decorative Throw Pillows Sewing Tutorial

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Free Ruffle Pillow Sewing Pattern :: This is for a different sort of ruffle pillow: a zigzag ruffled pillow.  Unique and, as far as ruffles go, not too frilly. You know what I mean with that, don’t you? A lot of ruffled stuff is way to frilly to my taste. Anyhow, girly as I am […]

DIY Nautical Dresser

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:: How to paint seaside cottage with nautical colors :: nautical dresser DIY :: recycled furniture :: Nothing says summer so much as a nautical display in the house. I happened upon this nautical dresser DIY project by Denise, and thought to share it with you today before it is permanently removed from blog-world. Denise’s […]

Top 10 Most Fabulous Interior Designs

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Here are my top favorites out of Architectural Digest’s top 50 most pinned photos for the year. Don’t expect a DIY manual or craft tutorial for any of these interior design ideas today. Let’s call this top 10 the ‘Ultimate Inspiration’ instead for how to create our own Fabulous Interior Designs. Perhaps we can find […]

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 […]

Painted Furniture How to: Hutch – Desk

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I love ‘closet’- home offices, that have your entire workspace neatly packed into one single corner of the house.  How to Paint a Desk I realize that while I don’t have deep closets to covert into offices, I need not despair. I just spotted this DIY painted hutch/desk project that transformed this simple, boring beige […]

How to Mount a TV on the Wall

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OK. This isn’t a craft, but a worthwhile DIY project with a big impact on your livingroom’s overall appeal and tidy look. And, oh… it benefits your neck!!! Q: What’s ‘this’??!! This is a tutorial on how to mount that new flat TV screen on the wall, and hide those ugly TV cords while you […]

Picture Frames :: Free Crochet Patterns

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Ahh… too cool. I should have made these ages ago. In fact I did, but then I lost interest, went on vacation, and could not be bothered anymore. But when I find that half finished project, I shall finish it and share the crochet pattern with you.

Hexagon Quilt Clock Tutorial (Ikea Hack)

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Jodi calls this an Ikea Hack, but her version is more like an Anthropologie-find than a cheap Ikea-type thing. Although the base is really the (dare I say …. ugly) Ikea Smycke Wall Clock, which Jodi used as the base in her quilt clock kit.   But then, Jodi covers the front of the hexagons […]

DIY Wooden Ceiling

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  Who would not love to have a gorgeous wooden ceiling like this. It’s fit for a European castle…. What a stunning piece of wood work. source | photo credit : Andrew  & Rachel Ashmore Follow the link to find the complete tutorial on how to make your own wood ceiling as splendid as theirs. […]

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! […]

DIY Built-in Benches

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  Oh, today I have something that will inspire you all. Imagine, just imagine, that you’ll have enough storage space for all your craft projects in your living room and have the best light coming over from your shoulder as you are finishing that quilt or crochet project. Oh may, and have enough seating to […]

How to Create a Flow of Color and Pattern in a Home

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Am THRILLED to feature a free home decorating tutorial by celebrated interior design veteran, published author, and loyal Fine Craft Guild-reader, Betsy Speert. This free interior design tutorial on living room colors is to celebrate Betsy winning the fourth ‘A Stitch Above’-award for superior DIY & Craft blogging. After a successful interior design career, Betsy, […]

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 […]

Pet Bed from Old TV :: Recycled Furniture

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This royal pet bed befit a little prince, dog! An adorable recycled furniture makeover.  photo credit: Sara Allaman We have all seen unsightly TV’s by the side of the road. Giant monsters! Well, self-acclaimed Pinterest-‘addict’ Sara Allaman knew just what to do with it!!!    The 1,2,3 how-to DIY instructions There’s not an official how-to, […]

:: Join In!!!! Party 65 :: LINKY OPEN NOW ::

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  Hi all. Welcome back. Before we start partying, some announcements: 1. We have a winner for our Mothers Day Gift giveaway. Go check it out. 2. Please be so kind so as to link back to the party. Ideally from within your post. 3. Do visit others and leave comments. This is what virtual […]

Drum Ottoman – DIY Designer Furniture

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Two ‘identical’ designer ottomans. One ottoman costs $1650 + tax + shipping + surcharge. The other costs $12. Which do you want? Can you tell the difference??   Elegant Ottomans image credit | tutorial | source: FeralTurtle.com The incredibly low price for this homemade piece of furniture is the use of recycled materials. Yep, your […]

Decorative Pillows – Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

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  Fabulous! is the word that came to mind in response to Brooke’s  paper-pieced kaleidoscope-quilt-pillow. photo credit | quilting pattern : by Brooke from Pitter putter stitch Quilting and patchwork can be so granny-ish, while this happy and bright kaleidoscope quilt pillow is ultra- modern! I totally adore it.   Making a kaleidoscope quilt pillow […]

Gorgeous Easter Flower Bouquets

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Another Easter Party. I look forward to see what you’ve made, and as a reward for you I have 5 Easter flowers for your table that are a real treat. Easter flowers, bouquets, centerpieces, little dashes of flowers here and there are inspiring. My kitchen, living room and office are filled with fragrant hyacinths and […]

Frame Hanging Tool

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Wonder what this cloth pin with a nail in it is all about?? I tell you, I did not get it either until I saw the awesome result of its use. It’s the handy-dandy super-simple DIY variety of a real estate agent/home stager’s device to hang up an entire wall photo gallery within say 15 […]

Pompom Rugs to DIY

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Can’t really knit nor crochet? Then this DIY pompom rug is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. In pastels, this pompom rug could be a baby room rug or a bathroom rug. But in bold bright reds, this certainly is the kind of rug to get cozy on in front of the fireplace. And in tiny […]

DIY Decorative Pillows with oh-so Pretty Sequins

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Even when it is not exactly ‘the holiday season’, who said that you could not have sparkles around ??!! This sparkly sofa throw pillow, designed by Holly from My Sisters’ Suitcase blog, inspired me today.   photo credit | source : My Sister’s Suitcase   Sequins are cheery and brighten up rooms. These silver sequins […]

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