crafting projects

Quick, Colorful Tassel & Pompom Fobs

Give bags & totes an instant update for spring.

If the last dreary days of winter have got you down, start planning for spring with these colorful little gems. Learn how to make quick and easy tassels and pompoms. Turn them into fobs by adding some hardware, and you’ve got a great looking add-on to bags and totes. Hello, sunshine!

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DIY Home Projects: How to Attach Dritz Furniture Legs

What you need to know to install wood and metal furniture legs.

We’ve put together this quick tutorial to show you how to install Dritz Home wood and metal furniture legs. Each leg style is a bit different, and thus requires a specific approach to install. Because ottomans are the “it” accessory of the day, we used a DIY tuffet kit as our starting point to explain the attachment of both wood and metal legs. However, note that you’ll use these leg installation techniques regardless of whether you’re attaching the legs to the flat base of a bench, chest or other piece of furniture or home accessory.

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DIY Home Projects: Easy Upgrades with Dritz Campaign Hardware

Beyond basic – boxes & frames made better with trendy hardware add-ons.

See how to transform boxes and frames with clever, on-trend hardware details. Our Dritz campaign hardware is brand new and can be added to all kinds of craft surfaces, or accessories that need a new look. Check out our installation tips and placement ideas, and get inspired to use the hardware to achieve high-end looks.

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Refashioning: How to Embellish a Collar with Eyelets

Use simple details with big impact to transform your clothes.

In preparation for NY Fashion Week last month, our guest blogger Laura made this eyelet embellished top, and we just had to share. It’s so simple, but wow, doesn’t it look great? She added a combination of sizes of Dritz eyelets to the collar of her top, transforming a basic white button-up into a real statement piece. Little details with big impact – see how!

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No-Sew Project: DIY Luggage Tag

A fun summer craft that’s functional, too.

If you’ll be traveling this summer, make sure you’ve got a luggage tag or two handy to identify your bags. This is an easy craft project that comes together quickly using basic supplies and fabric scraps. Add a special finishing touch: personalize your tag with Dritz iron-on lettering. Great for backpacks and summer camp gear, too.   

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No-Sew Project: How to Make a Macramé Dreamcatcher

Easy DIY that delivers great looks for your home: doors, walls, gallery wall collections.

Looking for some easy DIY to fill the long days of summer? Maybe even something you can get the teens in on? Done and done – this macramé dreamcatcher fits the bill. To make one you need just a few simple supplies (primarily Dritz cable cord and some kind of a hoop or ring). You’ll use a couple easy techniques to weave and knot the cable cord. Finishing options include greenery, or paper flags, which we personalized with a “hello” greeting. 

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No-Sew Projects: Easy-to-Make Father’s Day Gifts

Thoughtful and functional, yet oh so easy to make.

Father’s Day is this coming weekend, and you’ve still got time to show you care! Give dad a gift he’ll love, not only because it’s handmade, but because it’s something he’ll really use. Our DIY accessories are all no-sew, and can be personalized based on the Dritz hardware and fabrics you choose. They are super functional and will help dad get organized and travel well!

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DIY: How to Make Mini Macramé Accessories & Jewelry

Make a bunch of macramé minis and hone your hand-knotting technique.

If you missed out on the macramé craze of the 70s, never fear. Macramé is back and it’s better than ever. The good news is, it’s really fun to make macramé, and you need only a couple basic supplies – namely the cording, and in the case of these minis, the hardware that you’ll use to hang the macramé from. Our Dritz® swivel hooks and carabiner came in super handy for these little guys. Added bonus: the hardware makes it easy for you to hang your macramé minis from a bag or necklace.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

A perfect gift for the love on your Valentine’s list.

Here’s a project that does double-duty: it’s thoughtful, but also serves the purpose of getting that love of yours organized. Say bye-bye to tangles of cords laying around on the counter or stashed in junk drawers (sounds familiar, eh?). But really, it is a very kind gift – you can personalize it with your choice of fabric and vinyl. And no worries on its functionality – sturdy Dritz® rivets and elastic work together to keep cords and plugs in place.

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Refashioning: Create New Looks with Elbow Patches

A hip update that gives garments new life.

These aren’t your grandpa’s elbow patches! Yes, these patches of old are a hip add-on to sweaters, button-ups and jackets. They’re all over ready-to-wear this season. And, guess what? If you’ve got something in your closet begging for a fresh look, we’ve got the patches! For a fashionable look, choose Dritz® sew-on suede patches. If whimsy is more your thing, twill iron-on patches in bright colors add a whole bunch of fun to clothing.

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