From DIY Projects

DIY Geo Doormat!

3d Rug-6a

It’s a DIY geo doormat! I was inspired by a cool German product I saw featured on Swissmiss and decided to whip up my own this week with a plain rug and some black spray paint. Then we ran around the block and stuck it in front of a nice looking townhouse to shoot it because our doors/carpet/tile at Whimseybox are, well, not very photogenic. Fortunately no one noticed and came out to ask what the heck we were doing.

3d Rug-5a

Want to make your own? Here’s the step-by-step!


DIY Etched Glassware for Father’s Day (+ a contest!)

Slider Dad

First I have to tell you that you (you!) should totally enter our DIY for Dad contest! It ends this Friday (so don’t delay!) and you can win $100 in Amazon giftcards. Here’s how easy it is to win. And if you need a DIY idea for yur dad this Father’s Day, check out these etched glasses we whipped up last week! You can find the full step-by-step project on Whimseybox.

DIY Father's Day Custom Glasses


Three Things: A new DIY, a new set of keys + a trip to…

…GREECE! I’ll get back to that in a second.


First, you should check out the new DIY leather card case project posted on Whimseybox. It’s the updated leather card case project I taught at Craftcation, and you can download the pattern for free.

Second, this morning I picked up the keys to our NEW OFFICE! Wouldn’t it be awesome if I saved up that news until we were moved it and it was decorated like some kind church of DIY and technology? Maybe, but there’s no way that was going to happen. I’ll do a longer post soon once I take some pictures and we move in. Can. Not. Wait!

Third, I’m going to GREECE to speak at a conference next month. How awesome is that? It’s great to look forward to, since this my house looks like this right now…

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New DIY! Leather Button Coasters + A Fiskars Fuse Giveaway!

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared these leather coasters I found in the Ace Hotel shop? Well, I set out to make my own.

DIY Leather Letterpress Fiskars Fuse Button Coasters (12)

And they came out pretty awesome! I used the new Fiskars Fuse die cut and letterpress machine and it actually cut the suuuuuuper thick leather I chose. Amazing.

DIY Leather Letterpress Fiskars Fuse Button Coasters (6)

You can find the full DIY and win your own Fiskar’s Fuse on Whimseybox so go check it out! What will you make?

DIY Leather Letterpress Fiskars Fuse Button Coasters (1)