Artists. Innovators. Problem solvers. Tastemakers. Meet 16 brilliant creatives who boldly push boundaries and challenge the status quo, inspiring others to follow their hearts and pursue their passions.
How to fill a big blank wall? In this Bluprint original series, designer James Worsham helps homeowners and businesses around Nashville transform blank walls into unforgettable installations. It’s your one-stop shop for DIY tips, tricks and the occasional dad joke.
You don't have to be a celebrity to surround yourself with beautiful blooms! In this Bluprint original series, floral artist Carly Cylinder demonstrates easy, approachable methods to building breathtaking bouquets in your own kitchen. You'll learn how to visualize arrangements, pick the perfect blooms and expertly style them.
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.
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.
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.
DIYing a clock that both matches your style and gives you an excuse to craft beats buying one any day. Whether you're painting one or stitching on fabric, it's easy to show off your fave hobby and use up some scraps with this fun tutorial.
Add a little more love to your home — literally. This table runner is perfect for Valentine's Day, and it features the best of sewing, quilting and machine appliqué so all your skills get put to good use.
Forget dropping cash on a new vase — you can DIY one using all those yarn scraps you've got lying around. Grab 'em, along with some Mod Podge and a circular container that you'll use as a template. Before you know it you'll have the perfect holder for that Valentine's Day bouquet!
If there's one party rule we follow, it's to never underestimate the power of handcrafted coasters. They're perfect for using scraps, they stitch up in a flash and the customization opportunities are endless — making 'em conversation starters for your next get-together. And if hosting isn't your thing, DIY coasters just so happen to be a functional and fun quick-stitch gift any host or hostess would love.
Whether you're hosting a whole crew of friends or simply serving your favorite dishes for a relaxing night in, there's nothing cuter than setting said meals on top of trivets that totally speak to your personality. These pig's head and lamb's tongue designs from our Maker Knows Best series are easy to make using basic punch needle techniques. Grab the templates, thread your needle and start punching!
Swapping pillow covers might be the fastest (and easiest) way to revamp your space. But if you don't get the fit just right (like the pillow above on the right), your corners can end up sticking out and looking weirdly pointy. To make yours look more like the one on the left, follow this step-by-step for perfectly fitted pillow covers.
Fitted sheets can be pricier than flat ones and, depending on the material you want and the place you're shopping, they can even cost more than double. What's worse: sometimes fitted sheets aren't even included in bedding sets, and they can be hard to find in luxury natural fibers like durable cotton wovens or linen and hemp blends.
Give your room a whole new personality just by changing up the curtains. Whether you're making new curtains from scratch or simply adding the tab tops, this design is perfect for stationary panels — and you can customize the look with mix-and-match fabrics or embellishments. Here we go!
Woven yarn baskets are stylish storage solutions and so simple to make! In this short project tutorial, designer Anne Weil walks you through weaving a yarn basket with chic leather handles using oversized yarn. It's perfect for holding everything from magazines to craft projects and comes together in a snap.
A major reason to fully line your curtains: lined drapes block out way more light than their unlined counterparts, meaning your room stays nice and dark — and you (or your kids!) get plenty of zzzs. But that’s not all: lining also protects the main fabric of your curtains from fading in the sunshine, and adds an extra touch of elegance that makes the whole curtain look more polished.