Add a Daily Dose of Art to Your Life

You’re busy. I get it. But you have this bug of creativity that keeps biting you, and day after day you regret not being able to satisfy it. So do it. Make the time and the space, and add art (back) to your life. Here are some ideas to get you there, from the author of Daily Painting.

Knitting Is My ‘Happy Place’

I knit everywhere ... waiting for the car to get its tires changed, at school events, at restaurants, at the doctor’s office, at the airport, you name a location and I’ve probably knitted there! When I knit I am peaceful: it is quieting, almost instant meditation for me. I think more constructively, concentrate better, and converse more fluently when I knit. In fact, my knitting is next to me while I write this!

Make This Adorable DIY Phone Case

So easy, so fun ... this case will put a smile on your face every time you use your phone! From Adventure Time Crafts, flippin' adorable stuff to make from the land of Ooo: projects for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor & stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom.

Free Project! Make a File Folder Sketchbook

Maybe you've bought one of those super-thick sketchbooks home from the store and then been too intimidated by all those blank pages to open it. I’ve got more of them than I care to admit! Making your own sketchbook means you can control the size, the type of paper, and how many pages your sketchbook will have.

Free Project from The Knitter’s Book of Socks

You could call Clara Parkes a Yarn Whisperer. Whether you're new to knitting or you're a seasoned knitter, you'll find the step-by-step instructions and gorgeous patterns you're looking for in The Knitter’s Book of Socks. With Clara's help, you’ll be boot-ready in plenty of time for fall!

9 Easy Steps to Make a Terrarium

A terrarium is a luscious, unique way to display nature in your home. Horticulturist Tovah Martin shares her step-by-step technique for making a moss terrarium - so easy and fun, and the result is a real conversation piece.

How to Make A Blooming Tire Planter

My friend Kimberly grew up in a family that grew or raised everything they ate. Through her store, she tries to give urbanites a chance to revel in nature—and her own two young children a feel for how their grandparents lived. To that end, she taught a class on making a tire planter—something she remembers seeing all over front yards in the 70s.

Cool Summer Project: Tie-Dye Scarf

Tie-dye has grown up and resurfaced as one of today’s most inspired looks. From runway collections to celebrity style, the modern twist on tie-dye is more sophisticated, but making it is still as much fun as ever. We have an easy summer tie-dye project for you: the Crystalline Scarf. Gorgeous!
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