DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

This is probably my favorite DIY, period. Making my own dryer balls was probably one of my first zero waste switches.  My skin is very sensitive to synthetic fragrances.  Dryer sheets makes my skin very itchy, so I've always opted not to use them.  Also, there are some debate out there that dryer sheets might [...]

DIY Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

This is my all-time favorite body butter recipe.  I make big batches of this over the holidays as handmade gifts.  You can buy all of the ingredients in either minimal packaging or simply package free.  It's so luxurious and it has improved my skin drastically.  The great thing about this is that you can customize [...]

Dresser & Nightstand Re-Do

Dresser & Nightstand Re-Do

  So I've been doing a bit of DIY all over the house.  Another major project that I took on was the spare guest room.  Unlike my room which screams out "girl's room", I tried to make this one a bit more gender-neutral.  One of the tasks I did was repainting the dresser and nightstand. [...]

Re-Upholstered Chair: Zebra Edition

Re-Upholstered Chair: Zebra Edition

  After the success of the last reupholstered chair, my mom quickly requested that all the shabby chairs in the house be reupholstered.  This project was a lot easier than the reupholstered armchair project.  The chair pad was held together by four screws.  So all we had to do was unscrew the chair, reupholster the [...]

Fabric Upholstered Headboard

Fabric Upholstered Headboard

Over the course of the past week, I've been doing a lot of DIYs around the house.  First, I repainted my room!  I wish I'd taken a before photo so you guys can see the drastic difference!  But the picture below should give you an idea of the color my room used to be!  It [...]

DIY: Re-upholstered Armchair

DIY: Re-upholstered Armchair

  A few months ago, my mom's trusty leather armchair began tearing.  Over the course of a few weeks, the tear got so big that it became unrepairable.  My mom was about to throw out the chair, when I suggested that we try re-upholstering it.  I've seen so many design blogs that did such amazing [...]

Twine-wrapped Wine Bottles

Twine-wrapped Wine Bottles

  It's been a while since my last DIY!  My roommate and I are moving out in a few weeks and since I'm taking a lot of decorations with me, I thought it would be a nice gesture to make her some new ones for her new fancy bachelorette pad! I've seen these DIY twine [...]

Loom Knitting: Turban Headband

A month ago, my friend requested a knit turban headband.  So i tried out a few patterns, and found one that I liked.  Since winter is seemingly never ending, I started knitting more and more headbands for my friends here. Like I've said before, loom knitting, for me at least, cuts down knitting time by [...]

Laser-engraved Bananagrams

Laser-engraved Bananagrams

Technically, this is a DIY.  Technically, if you have access to a laser engraver.  Over winter break, my friend Joyce got hooked on Bananagrams.  You know, the game that is essentially speed scrabble.  She got so addicted to Bananagrams that when she went back to school, she made homemade Bananagrams out of paper and laminated [...]

Loom Knitting: Ultra-Soft Beanie

Loom Knitting: Ultra-Soft Beanie

I often feel like grandmas are living vicariously through me.  One of my hobbies is knitting.  My favorite time to knit is while watching TV/movies or at the gym.  Yup, you can see me on the elliptical machine, getting my sweat on ... and also getting my knit on.  Last summer, I discovered loom knitting, [...]