AUGUST 22ND, 2008 3:55PM PST 

*Create your own photo journals and notebooks with this how-to from PhotoJoJo.

*Ivory Blush Roses has a tutorial for creating a beautifully decorated pin cushion on a CD base.

*ReadyMade tells us how to achieve this gorgeous faux-bois wall treatment.

*Create your own cosmetics case or travel kit with this tutorial from three bears.

*Threadbanger linked to a fantastic tutorial for creating DIY invisible shelves.

*Over on Restyled Home, Linda covered her dishwasher in faux tin ceiling tiles for a unique look.

*Martha shows us how to make a terrycloth curtain out of towels. LOVE this idea!

*Sunberst has a fantastic Linoleum print tutorial. I see a lot of cute prints and naprkins in my future!

*How unique is this bookshelf makeover featuring WASHERS?

*If you like the idea of book-pages-as-wallpaper, but you're not ready to commit, how about covering a large piece of plywood or foamcore with sheet music pages and propping it against a wall?

*Never Bored has a great wristlet tutorial.

*Apartment Therapy tells us how to create a useful vintage suitcase table.

*I love this paper umbrella and upholstery tack wall treatment spotted in the new Free People store. It would look great in a child's room.

*Preserve memories and cut down on "stuff" by creating a book using your child's artwork.

*This Is Me posted a free baby bib pattern that would be great for gifts.

*Over on Skip to My Lou, Alice shows us how to make Where The Wild Things Are inspired monster plushes.

*Beth has a tutorial for a stunning explosion box which is a gift in itself.

*Make your own flowering outdoor umbrella stand.

*Myles of Style has a great DIY lampshade makeover. Dramatic!

*Creative Juices Flowing has another photo project, this one involving a Michael's plate rack!

*Little Birdie Secrets has a novelty pillowcase tutorial.

*Moda Fabrics has 35 free patterns available to print out, including this Funky Monkey quilt.

*The Anyone Can Quilt Blog has a tutorial on machine quilting for beginners.

*Build a fun and sturdy rope swing with directions from Curbly.

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And the website I'm excited about today is My Deco File over at Domino:

Here's how it works: Create a My Deco File Image Grab bookmark in your web browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc). Then whenever you are surfing the web and you see a picture of something you like, you can click the bookmark at the top of your browser and save the image to your My Deco File Image Library--it's much easier than it sounds.

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Happy Friday everyone!

5 Responses to “Daily DIY”

  1. Sandy in Oz Says:

    Rachel, just wanted to let you know I ADORE One Pretty Thing! In under six weeks you’ve created a fantastic site that has replaced most of the craft blog subscriptions in my favourites! Even (dare I say it?) Craft! Thank you so much for putting this together and sharing with us all those wonderful links. Just want to let you know I really appreciate it.

  2. Ann Marie Says:

    I love the idea from Free People about using the drink umbrellas in a collage piece. I’m always looking for interesting paper items to use in my work.

  3. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Sandy! I’m so thrilled that people are enjoying the site! I’m having so much fun putting it together and meeting everyone!

    Ann Marie-that’s a great idea! I think I’ll save my umbrellas from my next vacation and create a travel shadow box using the same technique!

  4. Jeff Fisher LogoMotives Says:

    Rachel – Thanks so much for including my flowering umbrella stand in your list. (and for leaving me the note on bLog-oMotives!) – J.

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