A step-by-step guide to making multipurpose wooden housing for external hard drives (or similar equipment) with a filing tray on top. It's designed to protect equipment on the desk (and to stop the cat from knocking them over every time she jumps up to get to the windowsill).
A mandala is a geometric design that appears in both Western and Eastern cultures and is used in many decorative items. This wall hanging is a fun project that can to add color and cheer around your home.
Teabags are incredibly versatile as craft paper. I didn’t realize how many times I could repurpose teabags until I started using them in my art projects. Faux teabag leather was certainly not on my radar, but I love how this art hack turned out.
This article explains the basics of a venturi propane forge burner, as well as some design tips and suggestions. Understanding how a venturi burner for blacksmithing is designed and made will help you decide if it is right for you.
Looking for the best washi tape ideas and ways to use your tape? In this guide, we're going to take a look at creative ways you can use your washi tape!
Wood pallets are a popular design trend for decorating your home in a rustic or farmhouse style. This tutorial shows you how to use a wood pallet to create a charming welcome wreath for your home.
Step-by-step instructions for building an interesting little elephant planter box from scraps of mahogany.
These are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear on blacksmithing.
This is a DIY guide that shows you how to make a book nook. You'll create a half-portion tiny house with a 3D built-in forest scene. Included in this simple-to-follow guide are printables as well as measurements and accessories. This book nook would look good in any home library.
It is easy to make a forge from a propane, helium, or freon tank using these instructions and some fairly inexpensive and common tools.
Add a pop of color and a little bit of sparkle to your home with these charming Valentine's Day pieces! Learn how to make wreaths, wall hangings, and more.
Here's a unique idea for turning a plastic soda bottle into a gift box. These step-by-step instructions will help you upcycle an old plastic bottle into something special.
Make a beautiful wine bottle gnome with these instructions. The gnome is removable so it can be used over and over. This wine bottle gnome is a great gift for friends or family.
This charming little ornament gives you a cozy winter view without worrying about the weather. This Christmas tree decoration is a fun project that can be embellished in many ways. This project involves some detail work and cutting of materials, but the assembly is easy.
This cheerful Santa Claus ornament is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and to get you in the Christmas spirit. This cute tree decoration is easy to make with some polymer clay and a few household tools. This is a great beginner project if you'd like to start working with polymer clay.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to make a Harry Potter-inspired Cupboard Under the Stairs book nook or bookshelf insert.
Built for the birds, this interesting birdhouse design has three separate units and has fledged several families of bluebirds and wrens. A few repurposed and salvaged bits add whimsy and transform a basic birdhouse into a unique piece of yard art.
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a book nook for beginners. It includes patterns and printouts you can use to create the bookshelf insert of your literary dreams.
DIYing a paint can forge is a great first forge to figure out if blacksmithing is for you. It is inexpensive to make and will work for small metal projects. You can use a propane torch to heat.
The short answer is no, you should not forge your first knife from a lawnmower blade. Instead of using a found lawnmower blade, use 5160, 1084, or 1070. I will go over the reasons in this article, along with other basic blacksmithing tips.
This colorful fall sign features a collage of different autumn textures and a festive greeting to welcome visitors to your home. Each block of this sign is built with a different material that creates a rustic look, perfect for the fall season. This project is adaptable for other sizes and shapes.
Looking to find out how you can repair broken glass, ceramics, or pottery with kintsugi? In this instruction guide, you'll learn how to do just that.
Follow this simple step-by-step guide and make a cable management trough from recycled wood. It's designed for easy and versatile use, and it fits on the back wall beneath your computer desktop (to keep all the cables off the floor under the desk).
Combine old and new to create a stunning clock wreath in celebration of National Book Lovers Day! All you need is a book or two, some craft supplies, an old smartphone if you happen to have one, and this step-by-step tutorial.
Learn how to use recyclable and discarded plastic packaging to mold fiberglass and cast resin objects.
Join me in this simple task of retrofitting two additional shelves to an existing built-in DVD/Blu-ray storage unit, closely matching the existing hewed wood effect (medieval-style) and wood stain colour of the existing shelving unit.