SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2008 3:53PM PST 

*Attic24 shows us how to crochet covers for glass jars to make cozy vases.

*Apartment Therapy has a great post on how to hang a grid.

*How fun is this Instructable for an inverted bookshelf? Nope, it won't damage your books.

*Learn how to make a sweet kid's art smock on Don't Look Now.

*Apartment Therapy shows us how to make a platform bed on the cheap.

*The Purl Bee shares the crochet pattern for John's Favorite Bucket hat.

*Apartment Therapy has plans for Don & Betty Draper's Mad Men upholstered headboard.

*Craft Yourself Rich explains the split stitch. It's a great place to start if you're interested in embroidery.

*Ecolouge shows us how to make a recycled glass chandelier,

*And they have plans for a fabulous recycled bathmat using old towels.

*Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls shares an altered soap bottle how-to that is perfect for gifts.

*Curbly has a dirt cheap upholstered headboard how-to.

*Candle Tech has an impressive tutorial for water balloon luminaries.

*Cut Out and Keep user Candice shows us how to make a leather journal.

*Martha has an apple print tote tutorial.

*Schlosser Designs has a tutorial for easy paper napkin rings you can customize to any occasion.

*BHG has plans for three different DIY shelves.

*re-nest suggests tying used cans together to use as drawer organizers.

*Jewelry and Beading has a Key to my Heart pin tutorial.

*And visit Sue Daly Designs for a thread catcher basket how-to.

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13 Responses to “Daily DIY”

  1. Kellie Says:

    Hi thank you so much for the link to my blog! I am pleased that you like the smocks!

  2. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! Says:

    I have visited here many times but don’t know if I have commented yet. I love these ideas and I have many of them bookmarked in my Bloglines so that I can come back and try them when I have the time. GREAT blog! And thanks for visiting me too! :)

  3. Rane Says:

    I need to make a baby gift, what have you got on patterns for baby gifts. And cuttie Japanese
    style baby stuff is a +. Thanks a million. *I have 4 Kiddies of my own and dont have time
    to look for patterns myself.* I really don’t want to wait till the last minute then buy something. And when I had my last baby she gifted me Awsomely~~ I want to do the same.
    *gets down on knees, assumes groveling stance* ……pleeeeeeeeeeeessssssssse????
    pleeeeeeeeeeeessssssssse???? pleeeeeeeeeeeessssssssse????

    Nope ….*checks for pride* sigh* long gone….

  4. Linda Crispell Says:

    The chandelier reminds me of our baby food jar chandelier in our dining room.

  5. Michelle Says:

    I just found your blog…Great ideas. Thanks, Michelle

  6. ...loveMaegan Says:

    you find some seriously awesome stuff!!!!! I love the bath mat, the headboard and the inverted shelves. I had to see how they did that!!! …went through every step…genius!

  7. The Mommy Says:

    This DIY is so packed with goodness that I don’t really know where to start! That smock pattern is amazing…and she’s giving away the two from her post Woot!! Wish me luck! I have to try that bath mat, and I’ve been wanting to make leather journals for forever…Rachel…you do all the work to find these amazing tutorials and we reap all the benefit! YOU ROCK!

  8. admin Says:

    Thanks so much everyone! Your comments are the BEST! I’m so glad everyone was able to find something they’re interested in. And finding great gifts to make is a super bonus-love that!

  9. adult friend Says:

    adult friend…

    Cool topic…I thought about your points and must say I agree with a lot of what you mentioned. I’m going to share your blog with my loyal readers. …

  10. Katy Says:

    The Link for the split stitch is to a blogger that no longer exists.

    *Craft Yourself Rich explains the split stitch. It’s a great place to start if you’re interested in embroidery.

    PS: I love this blog, right now I am busy with twin 1 yr olds so I love looking at your blog in hopes that the future will see me crafting all these wonderful ideas. Thank you.

  11. admin Says:

    Aww, thanks so much Katy! I’ll see if I can hunt down that link. If you’re still looking for a split
    tute, Hand Embroidery Network has a great one!

  12. Burkins Says:

    cool pics

  13. bongs replacement Says:

    Great blog.

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