DIY Infused Vinegar Makes Great Gifts. I posted in December about what were my favorite gifts to give, and I mentioned flavored vinegar. It’s super easy and very cheap to make. I also added that I dipped my bottles that had corks in red wax so the cork and some of the bottle neck were coated. I also printed out labels with ingredients, and other info. Tutorial and recipes at Design Sponge here. *The one I made with raspberries and blueberries in red vinegar was gorgeous looking.
DIY Ear Cuffs with Charms. The ear cuffs were bought on Etsy (they run about $.50 to $1 a piece here and most come drilled with a hole so you can easily add a charm, chain, etc…). Pretty basic how-to from Hello Whimsy Blog here.
I am madly in love with this tidy herb garden made from a shoe organizer - perfect for city dwellers like myself. Imagine growing all sorts of delicious herbs even on the smallest of urban balconies! Perfection.
Learn how to make your own here.
DIY You Spark Up My Life Electrical Wire Ring. I love electrical wire because it’s cheap, flexible and user friendly and I’ve used it in several of my collages for texture and color. Extremely detailed tutorial by Grain for ecouterre here… or buy it for $19 from Grain here.
Two DIY Air Plant Chandeliers. I like both of these but they use different materials and techniques. Top Photo: Tutorial and photo from The Zen of Making here. Bottom Photos: Tutorial and Photos (plus links of where to buy air plants) from Miss Modish here (thank you to The Zen of Making for the link). *What is expensive are the plants but people who have them love them.
DIY Nail Polish Color Coded Keys. Practical and so useful. Found at A Bubbly Life here.