Category Archives: DIY or Buy

DIY or buy book iPhone charging dock

Crafty folks: Always on the hunt for your misplaced phone? Gather up a few hardcover books and build a clever tiered iPhone docking station using this BlogHer tutorial.

Not-so-crafty folks: If you don’t have the stomach to chop up some beautifully bound books yourself, then head to Rich Neeley Designs for a guilt free selection!

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diy or buy animal place card holders

Crafty folks: Don’t call the food inspector if you see these critters prancing around on the table! Learn how you can add a few fun loving animals to your tablescape over at Confetti Pop.

Not-so-crafty folks: These bunny place card holders from BHLDN are a perfect alternative if you’re thinking “Who the heck has time to craft during the holiday madness?!”

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DIY or buy leather strap shelves

Crafty folks: This tutorial for leather strap shelves from Camille Styles will make your home a wee bit chicer AND you’ll get more storage space to boot – a double whammy!

Not-so-crafty folks: Afraid that a lone paperback book will send your homemade shelves crashing to the floor? This sleek set over at Lightly looks mighty sturdy.

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diy or buy mason jar pendant light

Crafty folks: Take those mason jars cluttering up your closets and transform them into pretty lights with this easy tutorial from A Beach Cottage.

Not-so-crafty folks: Let there be light instantly with this pendant lamp over at Earth Sea Warrior – the neon orange cord pairs perfectly with the tinted blue glass!

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diy or buy tassel garlands

Crafty folks: Throwing a fabulous party and have a few movies saved up in your Netflix queue? Then gather up some tissue paper, sit your butt down, and head on over to Linen Lace & Love to start churning these babies out.

Not-so-crafty folks: Get festive without the effort with some beautiful pre-made garlands from The Flair Exchange!

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diy or buy a zebra rug

Crafty folks: I’m pretty blown away that this super fun zebra rug is made from a few yards of felt – genius! Learn how to make your own with this Dorm Decor tutorial over at Etsy.

Not-so-crafty folks: If you would prefer not to spend several hours cutting up bits of felt on the floor, fork over some cash for this luxe llama wool version by Jonathan Adler.

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