DIY Design

Unique Gift: Hand Dyed Custom Placemats

October 6, 2017

Looking for a unique gift or simply seeking to update your own dining decor? Our custom placemats highlight the beautiful effects of hand-dyed fabric. Our placemats are crafted in muslin, a plain-weave cotton fabric that can withstand countless washes. Prior to the cutting and dyeing process, we pre-wash the fabric to soften the fibers. Our distinctive[...]


Silk Painting Kit

May 29, 2016
Silk Painting Kit | DivineNY.com

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new silk painting kit! In this kit, you’ll learn how to design a silk scarf using gold metallic outliner and silk paints. The color palette incorporates orange, midnight blue and black. The floral pattern is one of my exclusive designs. It’s fun, lively and …

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Silk Painting Tip: Using Metallic Outliners

April 9, 2016
Silk painted design with metallic outliner | DivineNY.com

If you are looking to enhance your silk painting techniques, I suggest you try designing with metallic outliners. This is now my new preferred design technique! When I learned silk painting (many years ago!), I learned to create patterns and designs with traditional water based clear resist. Resist is a glue-like substance that blocks …

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Celebrate National Craft Month

March 2, 2016
Celebrate National Craft month with this penguin craft kit | DivineNY.com

If you’re thinking of starting a new craft, this is the month to begin because March is National Craft Month! To help celebrate, I’ve launched a new DIY Penguin Craft Kit! What’s included: • 2 pieces of 5”x5” black felt • 2 pieces of 3” x 3” black felt • 2 pieces of 5”x5” peel […]

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The process to finding the perfect creative hobby

February 4, 2016
The process to finding the perfect creative hobby | DivineNY.com

I encourage everyone to have a creative hobby – but the process of finding that perfect creative activity that suits your lifestyle and budget takes time and patience! If you don’t find it right away, don’t despair or give up – keep looking, keep experimenting and eventually you’ll find that one creative activity that …

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How to make a banner with Cricut Explore Air

November 22, 2015
DIY Burlap banner | DivineNY.com

Disclosure: Please note that some links in this post are affiliate/referral links. This means if a reader makes a purchase based on this post, I may earn a small commission. Be assured that I only support companies, products and services that I truly believe in. I do not endorse products or services that I personally […]

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Improved Methods for Organizing Craft Supplies

September 18, 2015
How to organize craft supplies | DivineNY.com

Ensuring your craft supplies are kept in an orderly manner can not only make finding them easier, it can also create a more pleasing aesthetic for your crafting area. To this end, the accompanying infographic is brimming with great methods for effectively organizing your essential creative items, no matter what they may be. Many of […]

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Repurposed décor: giving old ceramic urns a new life!

August 10, 2014
Repurposed ceramic urn | DivineNY.com

It’s always fun to repurpose old décor accents transforming them into something new! I had the chance to do just that for a recent client project. The scope of work: transform five large jewel-toned ceramic urns and make them look more like cement with marble-like texture. I mixed black …

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Party Favors: Fabric Fortune Cookies

January 7, 2014
Party Favors Fabric Fortune Cookies

I love any craft that involves fabric so I was especially inspired by this party favor idea: turning scrap fabrics into keepsake fortune cookies (as seen in the January’s Better Homes & Garden). January 31st marks the beginning of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration. Give this holiday a playful twist with fun fabric …

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Fun Holiday Craft Ideas

December 11, 2013
Burlap Own Urnament

Don’t you love holiday crafts? Over the past year I collected my favorite craft ideas on my Fun Craft Ideas Pinterest board.   So when I was ready to start crafting this season, I simply browsed my Pinterest board for inspiration.    Here’s what inspired me: Burlap Owl Ornaments (Inspired by FleaMarketTrixie.com) Supplies: Burlap Fabric remnants (cotton, […]

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Easy DIY window treatment with handmade paper

May 1, 2013

Spring is in the air! At last, we’re starting to enjoy consistently warm temperatures here in New York–and summer is right around the corner. One of my first projects this spring is to install new window treatments throughout my home. I attended the Architectural Home Digest Show in March, where I discovered (and was inspired […]

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