crafting projects

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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Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home & gifts.

The holiday hustle is upon us! If you’re feeling a bit scrambled getting your lists, your home and your overall plan of attack in order, you’re not alone! Check out our easy ideas for giving decorations and gifts some creative flair. Thoughtful touches for table linens, and lots of ways to use Dritz® iron-on letters for no-sew personalization. 

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No-Sew Project: Make a Passport Cover

Travel in style.

We love this passport cover because it is easy to make, it looks great, and isn’t too big or bulky. It’s a perfect no-sew project for this time of year, when both travel and gift gifting are top of mind. Although no-sew, this cover has a polished look thanks to the addition of a Dritz® snap and rivets. So whether this handy accessory is for you, or someone on your gift list, it’s a must-make project.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Set of Cord Wraps

Handy to have. Great to give.

Today is a great day for making! You can craft a bunch of these cord wraps in a flash, and be guaranteed that they’ll be put to good use. Organize all of the cords in your household – give every family member a different wrap color and say bye-bye to cord squabbles. Make a bunch for gifts – they are great gifts for BFFs, teachers, colleagues, or pretty much anyone on your list! Use a variety of Dritz® snaps and pliers to apply the snap fasteners – super easy with no sewing required at all.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Fabric Camera Strap

Dritz® hardware + a fancy camera and you’re looking all kinds of pro.

Photography aficionados are smiling right now. Finally! A quick and easy project for making a great looking, and functional camera strap. Make it yours with fabrics that suit your style, and sturdy Dritz® hardware that provides utility, as well as a professional finish. This is a perfect project for this time of year … whether you’re wearing it, or giving it!

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No-Sew Project: DIY Fabric Mobile

Easy-to-create art with a clean modern look.

Is it possible to be minimal and impactful at the same time? We think so! Our DIY fabric mobile is proof of that! You can add instant wow to your home using fabric scraps and simple cutting techniques with this no-sew project that really delivers. The addition of Dritz® matte gold eyelets is a nice touch. 

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Easy Crafts: Make a Mother’s Day Vase Cover

Personalize your blooms with a Dritz® leather label and show mom the love!

Mother’s day is right around the corner – are you ready with some love? If your mom is a fan of simple blooms, here’s a way to make them extra special. Make a quick and easy vase cover to dress them up! Personalize the fabric cover with a Dritz® leather label, and proclaim your love – there are several sayings to choose from.

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Easy Crafts: Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

Where’d you get that cool jewelry?

Isn’t it great to get a compliment about something you’re wearing? Isn’t it even better when that something is handmade?! These DIY cuff bracelets are so cool, and so easy to make, you’ll want more than one. You’ll use a Dritz® awl and embroidery floss to create the designs on the cuffs. Heavy duty snap fasteners are the perfect closure – easy to install, with a professional finish. 

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