Category Archives: home dec

DIY leather napkin rings

My parents have a bin of several dozen napkin rings, and whenever the family visits, we each pick out a napkin ring to keep track of our napkin. (My favorites are the carved wooden animals that we got on a … Continue reading

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Fabric Flower Bouquet

Four years ago tomorrow(!) Ryder and I got married. Yay! I didn’t DIY much for our wedding, but I did make our bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages with fabric flowers. It ended up being a fun but time intensive project (I … Continue reading

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Floating Pencil Holder

Every now and then, my husband dreams up a very specific project, and immediately makes it. There’s usually not much ruminating or “hmm, what should I make”, but rather “I’m going to make a pencil holder and this is what … Continue reading

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Quick Cloth Napkins

I’ve been on a cloth napkin kick lately. They’re quick to make, and dress up our everyday table nicely. This set was made for dear friends who just got married. To make: Cut a 17″ square of fabric Fold the … Continue reading

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Maga-trash: recycling magazines into a trash can

I don’t know about you, but every month we get several catalogs from companies we ordered one item from three years ago, and “magazines” that we barely read (I’m looking at you, AAA Magazine). I feel bad chucking them, but … Continue reading

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Custom-made wall-hung bookshelf

Last time on La Casa de Crafts, we were cutting lots of boards. We’ve finally turned those boards (which we purchased almost 2 years ago!) into a custom-made, wall-hung bookshelf. For the almost-3-years that we’ve lived here, this entire wall above … Continue reading

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How to make magnets from a map

A few months ago, I saw a pin of a map turned into magnets, and thought it was a pretty nifty idea, especially in our geography-deprived country. However, after reading the article about this project, I realized that the map in … Continue reading

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Denim Patchwork Pillow

One of the craft blogs I read is hosting a “scrap attack” quilt-along. Theme projects like that have never really struck a chord with me, but for some reason, I was inspired to pull out my scraps and make something. I have … Continue reading

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Paper Snowflake Stars

These 3D snowflakes/stars look suprisingly nice for being made out of printer paper and leftover wrapping paper. And they’re really easy to make, too – just paper, tape, and staples. The one on the left is about 10″ wide and made … Continue reading

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Handmade Ornaments: wire letters

Another easy handmade ornament – this one from wire. I used a heavier wire to make the outline of the W, then wrapped the letter in a thin-gauge copper wire. Another loop of wire makes an easy hook for the … Continue reading

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