Handmade cards are lovely, but why stop there when you can DIY the envelope, too? Fabric envelopes are super cute, resuable and so much more personal than their store-bought cousins. Not to mention they're a genius way to use fabric scraps left over from your latest project. Slip in a small gift, an extra-special photo or, obviously, a card that truly sends a heartfelt message.
Mama and baby birds are a first sign of spring — and the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day. This card is fun to customize to your family, and it'll come out great even if you've never tried watercolor before. Tweet!
Needle (or thread) painting is a truly artful way to embroider. Here, Jessica shows you how to use this technique to create furlike stitching for your second project, a bear cub design. She also shares tips for making expressive animal features including eyes, ears, a snout and couched mouth.
We're firm believers 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 again!
In case you haven't noticed, this cool speckled stone is totally taking over the jewelry market. These faux-terrazzo earrings are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, but the final product looks 100 percent gallery-worthy. Make two sets at at time, so there's one for you and one to gift!
Chocolate isn't the only way to show someone you care this Valentine's Day. Stitch up a bunch of crochet hearts — you can make 'em using scrap yarn — and attach them to whatever gift your loved one would like best.
There's nothing sweeter than baking fun cookies with your little kitchen helper. Unless, of course, you're rocking matching aprons! This reversible option is a cinch to sew, and fits kids who are between ages 3 and 6. If your kiddo is older, don't worry: you just have to add length or width to your pattern and you'll be good to go.
Dive into your first project, a colorful runner that can be used for any occasion. Gudrun shows you how to prepare the batting before assembling the runner from the center out. Finish your project by adding a neat, simple binding using Gudrun's foolproof tips.
If you’re like us, you hate to throw away scraps from your latest craft. Luckily, we’re always coming up with ideas to use our leftover supplies. This project is a fun way to use up any pieces of felt you have lying around. Go ahead, let your creativity bloom!
There are a few things to cover before you start your pillow project. Find out how to work with a pattern, use an iron, transfer pattern markings, safely cut layers of fabric and prepare fabric for sewing by pinning it.
Let's talk about a good Belgian waffle — crisp exterior, tender inside and deep pockets for catching maximum syrup. Who can resist that? Sadly, these brunch wonders get a bad rep for being hard to make. But not anymore. This recipe only calls for one bowl and simple instructions, meaning you're well on your way to waffle stardom.
Talk about a dynamic duo: this brunch dish combines flaky, buttery puff pastry with deliciously runny eggs. Plus, the recipe is easy enough to scale up for a crowd at your Easter or Mother’s Day celebrations.
These subtly sweet almond scones are delicious on their own, or you can turn them into strawberry shortcakes for an over-the-top brunch treat. Nicki shows how to roast the berries, mix your batter and bake the scones to perfection. Planning ahead? The unbaked scones can be frozen days or weeks in advance.
At peak season, why mess around with "strawberry-esque" or "strawberry-flavored" recipes when you can treat your taste buds to the real deal? It may take an extra step or two to make these oh-so-authentic beauties, but we have a sneaking suspicion that you'll never use another strawberry cupcake recipe again.
It's pretty. It's fun. Best of all, you can eat it. These are just three reasons to make a cupcake bouquet for your next baby shower, bridal shower or birthday bash. Prepare the base in advance, get yourself some buttercream tints to match the party's color scheme, and you're good to go.
Vintage birdcages are oh-so-pretty for flower arrangements, party decor and more. But we think they’re extra sweet when turned into cupcakes. Here’s how to make ‘em for your Mama Bird, or anybody else who makes your heart take wing: