18 of the Best Lace Necklaces

18 of the Best Lace Necklaces

Lace used to bring to mind pictures of curtains, tablecloths, and fancy dresses. Victorian gloves and doll’s clothing, but never necklaces. I mean, I’ve heard of delicate lace collars, but necklaces were new to me. Which is tragic, because I am in love with them. They can add a bit of elegance to any outfit. […]

20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

20 Inspiring Book Sculptures

In 2010, a number of anonymous book sculptures began to appear around Edinburgh. They were left as gifts in libraries, museums and cultural institutions, attached to brief notes that said some variety of “thank you.” The artist is still anonymous, but the artwork continues to amaze and inspire. Book sculpting isn’t just a Scottish phenomenon. Check out some […]

16 Ways to Upcycle Brown Paper Bags

Paper grocery bags are often reused as lunch, trash, and recycling sacks, but there are many more creative, longer-lasting options. If you have a pile of paper bags to whittle through, here are some awesome upcycling ideas. The Best Ideas for Upcycling Brown Paper Bags 1. Hair Bow via Neat Bows For Cool Kids 2. Origami […]

15 of the Best Ways to Upcycle Old Maps

If you travel frequently, you eventually find a pile of maps sitting in a drawer or box somewhere. They can be hard to throw away, even if they’re way outdated and worn out. Instead of getting rid of them completely, you can save their beauty and nostalgic value by upcycling the map pages into something […]

The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

One of the most versatile party decorations are cupcakes. With the right cake toppers, they can match any party theme. Best of all, you don’t have to pack away the decorations once you’re done. You just eat them. Plus, have you ever met anyone who hated cupcakes? I’m pretty sure that’s right up there with hating puppies. […]

16 of the Best Things to Make with Acorns

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Acorns are a wonderful source of beauty, and they’re plentiful enough for you to try anything with them. Of course, you might use them as food–e.g., by making acorn flour or coffee–but even then, you’d have the acorn caps to create things with. Here are sixteen great ideas to start with: The Best Crafts Made Out of Acorns […]

Finding the Perfect Ring: 16 Etsy Shops with Beautiful Rings

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Whether you’re looking for an engagement/wedding ring, or just a special gift for someone you love, looking for the perfect ring can be an overwhelming task. For a good start, check out the beautiful work of these sixteen jewelry artists on Etsy: 1. Peaces of Indigo Artisan rings made from recycled silver and gold. 2. Laonato Lovely, affordable rings. […]

19 Ways to Use Birch Bark for Crafting

Birch bark is often used as tinder for camp fires, but if you’re stuck in the city or have too much bark on hand, there are dozens of other ways you can use it. The bark’s flexibility and beautiful pattern make it perfect for decorating objects, especially for weddings or parties with a rustic theme. […]

16 Unique Embroidered Hoop Art Designs

Embroidery is an old hobby that has changed considerably in the past 200 years. Modern embroidered art is full of variation—different materials, techniques, and styles. You might be surprised by its versatility and uniqueness, and decide to create your own hoop! Wonderful Embroidered Hoop Art Designs 1. Reindeer via Three Red Apples 2. “Let’s Go” via Three Red […]

15 of the Best Creative Key Holders Around

15 of the Best Creative Key Holders Around

The best decorations are sometimes the most useful. Key hooks, for example, are quite handy practically-speaking, but they’re also a great opportunity for art. Here are some key holder that are a little bit quirkier than your usually key holders. Maybe there will be one that catches your eyes. The Best Creative Key Holders 1. […]