As the holidays edge ever closer, the DIY gods smile down upon us ever often. Or such is the case so far this month. There have been more creative DIYs than I can keep track of, but these ten have stuck in my mind. Have you seen any great projects lately?
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01/ Make a modern DIY playhouse!
02/ Doilies + driftwood.
03/ Turning stubby old pencils into fun toys.
04/ The couple I saw spooning on the gate floor at McCarren Airport this week needed the Blandito.
05/ Matchbook is all about bikinis and books and pairing the two together.
06/ Fabric-covered soccer balls.
07/ A multicolor sprinkler that paints rainbows.
08/ Water tower turned townhouse.
09/ Preciously tiny, these Olympian Meals are representative of what a few athletes actually eat.
10/ Smart folding Piegato shelves.
01/ a super simple way to display your magazines
02/ ingenius lemon juice sprayer
03/ 12 bottles every home bar should have
04/ planetary chocolates of the solar system
05/ love this artwork/secret storage box
06/ make your mason jar glass a travel mug
07/ cat questions answered in song
08/ modern DIY pasta art/jewelry
09/ learn how to make graphic paper pencils
10/ make an iPad case from a notebook
PHOTO: Gabriela Da Costa
01/ a papercraft nativity set to print and assemble
02/ the most attractive way to store firewood – ever
03/ I like big buns and I cannot lie
04/ this paper tree looks so fun
05/ gorgeous agate windows
06/ magic beans to keep your coffee warm longer!
07/ great gift idea for a cook
08/ make hot cocoa ornaments
IMAGE: PUBLIC SCHOOL
01/ looking forward to hoarding apples and making these apple ring fritters
02/ a mini version of this garden wall would look so good on a back porch or patio
03/ this hanger shelf is a brilliant use of space
04/ pretty DIY thread-wrapped hair combs
05/ Joy knows how to throw a cat a birthday party
06/ off-the-wall silkscreened paper masks
07/ typeface birdhouses!
08/ help the wildfire relief efforts in central Texas with these graphic tees
09/ all receipts should be this beautifully organized
10/ make an ombre denim button-up shirt
Wine racks are one of those objects that make unleashing your creativity a breeze (as does the wine they hold). Crushing on the hexagonal drona, each modular holds seven bottles and completely protects them from light.
I’ve finally found it, the perfect canister. I love that these would be perfectly at home in my kitchen, my bathroom, or my studio.
After visiting friends in San Francisco and New York who lived in the standard small apartment, furniture maker Chris Brigham saw a need for well-designed bike storage and took it upon himself to create the Bike Shelf. The solid wood conceals a steel square rod mount for hanging a bike, doubling as shelf space. It’s now a permanent addition to knife & saw’s shop.