So you wanna grow your own veggies, but you tend to be... super impatient. We get it. The good news is, you don't have to wait all summer to score homegrown greens for your dinner table. Here are our fave fast-growing vegetables you can harvest in less than two months.
No Saturday morning is complete without a cozy, handmade afghan to keep you warm. Add coffee (or tea!) and a little stitching, and your weekend vibe is complete. These picks are as much fun to make as they are to snuggle with.
You can’t grow greens without having the right gear. And sure, some are no-brainers (where would your garden be without a shovel? Or sturdy gloves?). But there are a handful of other tools you might not have thought of that will instantly raise your gardening game and make life so much easier.
There’s A LOT to love about giant yarn. It’s super cozy, it knits up really (like really, really) fast, and it has to-die-for texture. So when Anja Johnson from Peony & Thyme wanted to show us how to use it to make a throw pillow, we were quick to jump on board.
Inspired by the signature pieces from Anna VonRosenstiel of Carter & Rose, these clay planters are an instant upgrade for all your favorite little air plants. Keep this project manageable by using oven-bake clay — no kilns required!
Stamp printing, which is sometimes referred to as block printing, is one of the most incredibly satisfying crafts you can tackle. After all, once it's done you'll have a totally customized fabric in your hands. Use it to make pillow covers, curtains, bags — or just hang that baby up as cool piece of wall art. The options really are endless, and no matter what you do, that project will look super original. Rock on!
I'm a firm believer that marble makes everything look more elegant. So why not add a touch of the iconic stone to your vanity or bedside table with a little jewelry dish? The gold rim and blush-and-white color combo is a minimalist’s dream. Plus, you'll never waste time hunting around for your rings in the morning again!
Talk about a breath of inspiration! These super-fun ornaments began their lives as humble leftover toothpaste packaging. So break out the glitter and the glue: it's time to recycle and decorate, all at the same time.
Moving in with your significant other is a big deal. For us, it required many conversations, some back-and-forthing, an acknowledged relinquishment of our existing beloved spaces, and a full-blown commitment to making the whole “living together” thing work.
This wreath throws all the rules out the window — and that's why I love it. Instead of pine, try fragrant eucalyptus. Instead of predictable pine cones, go rich and romantic with peonies (don't worry, they're fake). And best of all, this DIY shakes it up shape-wise with a totally modern triangle.
When the weather turns colder, you might have to bring your green babies in from your garden and transplant them into pots. Or maybe you just love weaving plants into your home decor year-round. Either way, these six instagrammers are here for you with awesome DIY ideas you'll want to try asap.
Make your holiday home decor fresh ...in the most literal sense: fresh flowers! And lucky for us, Carly Cylinder (the flower master herself and star of The Flower Kitchen) is here to show us how to craft a DIY wreath just in time for the holidays.
If your kiddos love animals, this is the perfect way to light up their creativity (and their room!) This DIY lamp is incredibly simple to make, and you can customize it with your child's favorite critters and color.
There's no need to get away when every day's a staycation in a tropical destination. Even if you aren't swimming in sweet humidity, per se, you can still turn your home into a relaxing jungle paradise by making some room for these exotic house plants.
That green thumb of yours says a whole lot more than just "I'm good with plants." The potted companions you pick can actually hold the secrets to your personality! Are you a carefree spirit? A private type? Let's read the leaves...
Most of us have a sense of what colors we prefer, and can even name a favorite or two. But when it comes to floral decor, there’s a whole lot more to creating a gorgeous color scheme than just pointing to the hues you like best.
Pro floral arrangements might look like complex, intricately crafted works of art, but if you know the right techniques they're much easier than you’d think. Carly Cylinder from The Flower Kitchen is here to give us some pointers just in time for party season.
We love a good mashup, and this DIY fall wreath/chalkboard is no exception. It's easy to make from a repurposed picture frame, and brings that cozy vibe we're all craving hard right now. Think of it as a pumpkin spice latte for your walls.
Orange pumpkins will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we're ready for something a little more original. These faux-marbled pumpkins totally do the job, and they're incredibly fun to make. Get in there and play around with your color scheme to make a Halloween palette that's 100 percent fresh.
Get ready to go small or go home. Ever since Chip and Joanna Gaines brought their modern farmhouse style to a dollhouse, the world of tiny home decor has been blowing up on social media. These insanely skilled makers are filling dollhouses with everything from furniture to artwork to hand-woven rugs that you’d SWEAR are right out of a West Elm catalog. Follow these 5 miniature accounts on Instagram — you’re going to wish you could move right in.
Carving pumpkins? Tons of fun and certainly time-honored. But there are so many gorgeous ways to doll up the humble gourd, why settle for what you've always done? These pumpkin pros broke out the Mod Podge, craft paint, faux pumpkins and even real plants to level up this year's crop. Get ready for some serious fall feels!
Ceilings are getting some serious design love these days! Abandoning boring-old-white, homeowners are going big and bold with this so-called “fifth wall.” (Pinterest even named “statement ceilings” one of their home trends to watch for this year, since saves are up over 310%.) Just look up and you might see crazy-cool wallpaper, a surprising pop of color or even beams installed in an interesting pattern. We asked the pros for their dos and don’ts on this trend, so check out their tips before you climb up that ladder.
More than ever, we're hungry for pops of green in our décor by way of lush, thriving houseplants. There are definite health boosts to having 'em around (better air quality + better mood!) and they’re just so soothing to look at. Here are five plant aficionados who are greening up our Instagram feeds, along with their words of wisdom for fellow plant lovers.
When you think of origami, your mind might go straight to complex cranes and other intricate designs. But origami doesn’t have to be difficult. This DIY is SO easy and such a fun way to bring color and texture to a bland wall. Consider it the ideal origami project for beginners!
Do you dream of buying flowers from a Parisian street corner and creating effortlessly artful arrangements? Well, we can't send you to Paris, but we can help you out with the blooms. With just a few secrets from floral designer Carly Cylinder, owner of Flour L.A. and author of The Flower Chef, impossibly stylish displays are within easy reach, even if your only flower resource is the neighborhood supermarket. Gather your roses (and more) and get started!
If it were up to me, every blank wall in my house would be overflowing with fiber art ( #HomeGoals). The traditional art of weaving is having a major renaissance, as woven wall hangings take the decor world by storm. And with good reason: These incredible works are modern, gorgeous, and play remarkably well with all different kinds of decor. Here are just a few of the weavers I'm joyfully stalking these days...
When it comes to displaying your art in your home, you automatically think of picture frames. Am I right? While we love a pretty frame, we can't resist the other creative options that are all over IG. Your artwork and photos have never had it so good!
We love traditional embroidery, but lately our fiber radar has been focused on the beautiful textures created with needle punching. Uh, what's that, you ask? We'll fill you in: Needle punching (aka punch needle) might look like embroidery when you just see the tools — you need embroidery floss or yarn, a hoop, fabric, and scissors to start. But there's one extra tool that makes a big difference: a needle punch.
Every single Tuesday night when we watch Making It, it's like a creative light bulb goes off in our head. And speaking of lightbulbs, ICYMI, on yesterday's episode the crafting crew was challenged to make a lighting fixture from scratch. Here's our version, made entirely of — wait for it — straws! Not too shabby, huh?
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," wrote William Shakespeare. True story, unless your rose bush has mildew, is being eaten by pests, or gets a virus (yup, it happens). Not to be a total downer, but the most beautiful heirloom varieties are also the most susceptible to issues. The best way to prevent problems is to spring for a variety that has been bred to resist disease if the first place. Too late for that? Read on to learn how to play rose doctor.
The big, bright blooms of gerbera daisies make them an easy pick at the garden center. But to keep them happy and healthy back at home, you'll need a little know-how. Even though it's usually sold as a houseplant or garden annual, this flowering plant is actually a herbaceous perennial that's native to South Africa. (Yes, that means you may be able to plant it once and enjoy it year after year! Woohoo!) Make sure your green thumb is ready to take on these daisies with these tips:
There's little in life that's more satisfying than the crunch of fresh veggies grown right outside your door! Whether you're a gardening newbie or have a seasoned green thumb, raised beds are a great way to make that happen.
You don’t need lots of space or even a seasoned green thumb to have a totally insta-worthy greenspace. You just have to think small. A DIY terrarium lets you create an entire garden — a whole mini ecosystem, even — within the walls of a glass container. Plus, it’s super easy to make and care for. Win!
The next time you see a great deal on plain kitchen towels, you should snatch them up. (Thank you, Ikea!) Why? Because it's easy to upgrade inexpensive linens with some DIY action. There are tons of ways to dress them up, from paint stamping to embroidery to iron-on appliques. Here are five of our favorite ways to bring new life to plain dish rags.
If your hometown was turned into a miniature terrarium, what would it look like? That was one of the challenges on this week's episode of Making It (which, in case you haven't heard, is our favorite new crafting competition show). Check out our take on the terrarium challenge — can you tell we borrowed a little inspiration from contestant Amber?
Take a page out of this: Whether you have a small collection or one that rivals that of the local library, your bookcases can and should be a focal point of your home. (Just type #shelfie into Instagram and you'll see what we mean.) From bookshelves that are perfectly color-coordinated, to monochromatic ones overflowing with greenery, to overcrowded shelves that somehow still look flawless, the possibilities for this one utilitarian piece are seemingly endless. Here, some of our favorite ways to take your cases from simple storage to simply gorgeous.
Did you catch the premiere of Making It this week? We were so inspired by the Faster Craft challenge that we just had to make our own. We borrowed a little inspiration from contestant Amber to make a taxidermy-style unicorn head made entirely of felt. What can we say? Unicorns are definitely our spirit animal.
Home may be where the heart is, but it's also where you can show off your style in a big way. So when it's looking outdated, you feel it. Whether you're ready for a big remodel or just have the time to throw up some new art, start by exploring these eight hot home trends. Happy decorating!