What an incredibly easy project! Fabric + embroidery hoop = Cute little hanging pocket! Use it for mail, or just things you may need to keep nearby.
One of those things that’s so simple I can’t believe I haven’t done it before: sewing 101: fabric boxes | Design*Sponge
I know Instagram gets a lot of crap from people who think those of us who use it think we’re ~geniuses~ or ~artistic~ but really it’s just fun. For those of you who are just a little bit addicted (like me), check out Stitchagram! They will take your Instagram pictures and make you pillows out of them!
So simple! Mix with baking soda and coconut oil for a non-toxic version of “Goo Gone.” Get rid of those tacky labels stuck to mason jars so you can get to reusing those suckers!
How freaking simple is this?! Thrift store wine glass + free printable + votive = adorable mini “lamp!”
I want to say I don’t like this idea as a frequently repeatable option, since it would cause a lot of waste. But, if you live in an apartment and you’re not looking forward to having to scrub out your rented fridge when you move, this is a pretty handy idea:
Buy saran or press’n seal wrap, line your fridge shelves and don’t worry about the little drips and spills that happen every day! Simple and much easier than spending hours with vinegar or bleach to get back your apartment deposit at the end of a lease!
(via The Virtuous Wife)
It’s not quite summer yet (and I’m not ready for it to be summer, yet) but that doesn’t mean I’m not enchanted by this Martha Stewart how-to for seashell candles.
Deep shells like scallops, clams, and quahogs work best and burn longest.
First, clean the shells in a weak solution of bleach and water, and let dry. Melt paraffin wax or existing candles in the top of a double boiler (use one with a lip, if possible; it will be easier to pour from). We mixed the melted wax of pink, mauve, and yellow candles to create coral tones that complement our shells.
If a shell has a tendency to wobble, stabilize it by resting it on top of a cup. Cut the wicking to 2 to 3 inches, and attach it to a metal wick holder; set aside.
Pour the melted wax into the shell, then place the wick and holder in the bottom of the shell, being careful not to burn your fingers. If wick droops, trim slightly. Let cool until hardened, about 30 minutes.
And be careful: The top layer of the wax hardens first, but the melted wax underneath will spill out if the candle is moved before it has had a chance to cool completely.
Yes, it’s another mason jar post- don’t shoot me. This one is definitely more complicated than I can manage but I love it, regardless. It’s sort of a mason jar chandelier, if you will. (via MaryJanes and Galoshes)
This is one of those “so simple, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself” ideas. I have been really getting into baking, lately, and my measuring tools are getting scattered because ow how often I cycle through them. Once Husband and I find a house, I’m definitely doing this.
(via Infarrantly Creative)