DIY Friday

Okay my crafty peeps. I have a ton of amazing DIY projects lined up for you today. If you can't find one thing you'd like to try this weekend, well...I still love you. :)

So I've seen lots of stuff put onto candlesticks as of late, but until now I haven't seen someone used jars in a way that's, how can I put it, successful? I love this little trio from eighteen25, especially because she reused pickle jars to make them. They kind of remind me of old-school gumball machines. Oh, and if you're digging the subway art on the left, you can hop over to their blog and download it for free!

I know this project is already making its rounds in the blogosphere, but I love it too much and have to post it! It's super inexpensive (virtually free!), and it looks so beautiful when you string it in gradations like that. I myself am hitting up the hardware store this weekend to grab supplies to make my own. Hopefully they won't think I'm some sort of paint chip nut. :) I found this via Amy Atlas, who spotted it over at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Can you believe this gorgeous necklace is made from coffee stirrers? I love it for it's modern style, and you could go crazy with color combinations here. Kirsten over at Studs and Pearls is the genius behind it, so hop over there to check out her full tutorial.

I'm currently obsessed with collecting a lot of the letter S so I can hang them grouped together on a wall, so when I came across this marquee letter DIY on DesignSponge, I was very excited at the possibility of making my own. Just harness your Lite-Brite skills from childhood and you'll be an ace!

How About Orange was kind enough to wrangle four bag tutorials over on her blog this week, and perfect timing, too, as we're all thinking about warm weather, bathing suits, farmers' markets and the like. I love the one on the top right. Which one would you like to make?

I think I stared at this photo for a good five minutes after coming across the tutorial on papernstitch. The creative mind behind it is Lauren Elise Crafted, and she used thrifted books to make photo frames, wall pockets and overall beautifully functional wall art. I tip my had to you, madam. Job well done.

These little guys are too cute, and they're made from poms-poms! I know they might be more practical in a nursery or kid's room, but I might just make a couple for my room! They come from the ever-amazing mind of Sweet Paul (photographed by Alexandra Grablewski).

And, to send you soaring into the weekend, I leave you with this beautiful paper butterfly mobile, spotted via Kiki Creates and made by Rebecca from Simple at That. I love her color choices, it's ability to be customized, and I think it's perfect for any room where you want to add a little whimsy.

Hope you're leaving here inspired to try one of these babies. Let me know how it goes! 

{Images courtesy of named blogs}


  1. What a great set of DIY inspiration! Thanks!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my butterfly mobile. So happy for the chance to come take a peek at your lovely blog! :) Rebecca


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