crafting how-to

DIY Makeover: Basic Wood Cubby Turned Stylish Shelf

Oh the things you can do with Dritz campaign hardware.

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to DIY a really great looking piece of furniture, here it is. With just a few ingredients and a little elbow grease, we transformed a raw wood cubby into this stylish shelf. Best of all: it’s a totally unique piece, with “decorator” written all over it. Customize its paint color, get creative with campaign hardware, and even choose its orientation based on the placement of the metal furniture legs.

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10 Tips and Tricks for Applying Dritz Campaign Hardware

Learn how to design, place and install this on-trend hardware.

If you’re excited about using this fashionable hardware on your DIY makeovers and start-from-scratch projects, you’re in luck! The Dritz collection of campaign hardware includes some fantastic shapes and finishes for you to choose from. In addition, we have many resources for you to utilize to make sure your installation is successful. Read through the 10 tips below, then be sure to check out the links at the end of this post. You’ll find full product details, an inspirational lookbook, and lots of project and end-use ideas.

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Cosplay Inspiration: DIY Steampunk Hats

Your look needs one of these hats.

Looking for the perfect finishing touch for your steampunk costume? How about one of these hats? They are really easy to put together using an inexpensive purchased or thrifted hat as the base, and your creativity as the wow factor. Using a variety of Dritz® hardware fasteners and other soft, textured materials, you can make a bespoke steampunk hat that crowns your costume, or that IS your costume. (Yes, they are that solid.) Take a peek: see all eight looks, and plan some DIY hat action.

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Easy Crafts: “Homework Time” Door Banners

A clever – and friendly – way to tell friends when not to knock.

These personalized banners are genius – what an easy way to declare it study time or nap time! Use basic craft materials and easy cutting techniques to make the banners. Personalize them with the message of your choice using Dritz® iron-on lettering – easy, peasy! A super subtle way to say no knocking, without actually saying no knocking.

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DIY Home Decorating: How to Use Decorative Nails & Nailhead Trim

Tips & inspiration for application, spacing and design.

Decorative nails and nailhead trim accents are everywhere! If you’re in the market for new furniture, you’ve seen decorative nails and trim adorning chairs, ottomans, headboards, couches and more. But did you know you can purchase the nails and trim and try adding them to projects yourself? You can! The Dritz® Home line includes a variety of nails, trims and application tools that you can use to DIY unique furniture or other accent pieces. Before you get started, consider these tips and inspiration.

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Easy Crafts: No-sew Clothing Repair with Iron-on Patches

Bring on the fun.

Do you have a little one who plays too hard in his or her pants? Do you hate the thought of investing in new ones when shorts weather is right around the corner? I do! The good news is, there’s a solution for that. Have you ever used Dritz iron-on patches? They’re easy to use, and they’re more than functional. Combine them with patch templates and there’s a whole lot of fashion going on, too. My little guy couldn’t wait to wear his new kicks!

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Easy Crafts: DIY Flowers Now in Bloom

Beautiful things are always in season.

Have you seen the Dritz Flower Loom yet? It’s a handy loom that you can use with a variety of materials to make all kinds of flowers. These blooms are great for adorning anything: garments, accessories, gifts, pillows, jewelry and more. Flower making is an easy craft to master and we’d like to show you how it’s done.

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