I made my own powdered laundry detergent and it was not a disaster! I recommend it if you are bored — or maybe cheap. Sometimes, the Internet gets into my brain and compels me to attempt A Project. I’m particularly susceptible to “efficient” or charming domestic capers like making my own Irish Soda Bread (such a bad idea!). When I … Read More
I have a good friend who is the perfect example of a “girly girl.” Her favorite patterns are floral, she loves the color pink (especially pale pink), and she loves frilly dresses. She is the definition of delicate and feminine. But when her birthday came along, I was clueless on what to get her. Giving gifts is not my strength, … Read More
Recently I’ve discovered several tutorials on how to make gift bags out of newspaper. I thought these bags would be a perfect way for me to waste my summer nights as the holiday season approaches. I’ve always been a big fan of recycling and buying bags or notebooks made out of recycled materials, so the DIY projects made sense. The … Read More
My name is Allie, and I love to make things. I am also cheap, lazy, and have the ability to injure myself with safety scissors. So when I say that if I can do this, anyone can, I mean it. In this first of many craftacular adventures, I’m going to show you how to paint and re-cover chairs.
I am pretty much exactly like Banksy, minus the artistic vision, the huge fan base and gigantic amount of nerve it takes to do what he does. Okay, I’m really nothing like Banksy, but I really, really love spray painting things. That counts for something, right?
It felt like I looked everywhere for flower girl outfits. Online, the mall, boutiques, thrift stores, everywhere. Everything was just too freaking frilly, too expensive, just too much. Nothing matched the idea in my head of what I wanted them to wear. This will be a running theme you will notice with me, the impetus for all my DIY- I … Read More
When I told people that the main decorations at our wedding were going to be tissue paper poofs, the false enthusiasm I was met with was painfully, brutally transparent.
Originally, I was trolling Etsy for winter holiday decorations of all kinds, but after wading through thousands upon thousands of offerings (most of them very good, I must add), I realized that whenever I came across something that made me spontaneously giggle or retch or roll my eyes, it was a Christmas tree ornament. So without further ado, the best … Read More