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  • Writer's pictureMegan Weller

My FAVORITE crafts I've EVER made (you have to try these!)

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Hey guys, it's Megan!

In this video I'll be showing you my FAVORITE crafts that I've made on my channel over the past few years. I always watch "DIY" videos and wonder if people actually use the stuff they make.

My favorite type of crafts to make are things that I can actually use in my day to day life. Everything on this list is either something I use or look at often.

How to improve your photography with a cardboard box. How to make a DIY portable folding photo studio. How to improve your product photography.

One of my FAVORITE projects that I’ve made is this light box.

I showed you guys how I made this in my recent “cardboard crafts” video, and I’ve been using it A LOT lately.

It’s essentially a box with 3 sides cut out and covered with white fabric to diffuse the light.

I use poster board inside the box to create a seamless backdrop, stick in whatever I want to film, and the quality is instantly so much better.

This project is super useful if you do any kind of product photography or make any type of videos. It's been awesome during the winter when there's not as much natural light!

The BEST part is that when you're done, everything folds flat for easy storage!

How to make a DIY Paint Puck Paintbrush cleaner. DIY makeup brush cleaner. Hot glue gun crafts.

Another thing that I made that I use ALL the time is this paint water dish.

This was inspired by a product called a "Paint Puck".

I thought they were kind of overpriced, so I made my own “redneck” version.

This is just an old plastic container with random dots of hot glue on the bottom, but it works SO well. It helps me clean off my paintbrushes a whole lot faster. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works.

Paint water dish with blue paint swirls. How to make a paint puck paintbrush cleaner. How to clean your paintbrushes. How to clean your makeup brushes.

How to make a wall organizer from old jeans pockets. Things to do with old jeans. Sewing projects for beginners.

This “denim pocket organizer“ was something I made in my “craft room makeover” series.

I had just cleaned out my closet, and realized that I was keeping a bunch of jeans that I wasn’t going to fit into again anytime soon.

Instead of letting them collect more dust, I figured I might as well turn them into something useful!

I cut off all the pockets and sewed them together. I made the trim/loops at the top from the waist bands, and hung the organizer from a wooden dowel.

It’s a little uneven, but it’s functional. I keep all sorts of random stuff in here. The belt loops along the sides are perfect for storing scissors, and the pockets hold miscellaneous items.

White Bathroom cabinet customized by painting purple flowers on the doors. The flowers were inspired by ktscanvases on tiktok.

This project involved more “decorating” than actually making anything, but I’m still obsessed with it.

When I was in middle school, I bought this medicine cabinet to use as a makeshift vanity.

I originally had it hanging lower on the wall, and had a big mirror above it.

At the time, I decorated the cabinet by gluing on a bunch of magazine cutouts. I wish I had taken better pictures before I redid it, but here is a potato quality clip from a 2012 room tour.

I think the new version looks SO much better. It took me about 3 days to paint, but it was definitely worth it.

Chipboard gnome decoration made with a Cricut Maker, chipboard, and the Cricut knife blade. Painted with acrylic paint.

A project that I made recently that I was really proud of was this gnome decoration.

I made this for my mom for Christmas. It’s a gnome with hands that you can change out depending on the season. I designed the whole thing with images from Cricut Access and cut the gnome/hand pieces from chipboard. I painted everything by hand, and covered each chipboard piece with UV Resin. The hands stick on with Velcro.

I made another one for my Grandma too. I used the same hands but I made hers into an angel. I forgot to take pictures of it, but you can find the design space file here.

These bin labels for my craft room have been SO useful. They’re the simplest thing, but I use them every day.

Purple cube shelf organizer in a craft room. Fabric bins have labels that say what craft supply is inside each bin.

The first version of the labels was a little more complicated. I cut circles out of cardboard, punched a hole at the top, and covered them with marble contact paper. Then I added words with black vinyl.

These have held up well, but I wanted a design that would be faster/easier to make.

Purple Fabric storage bin with a label made with cardstock, a Cricut maker, and a Cricut pen.

These ones were made 100 percent with my Cricut Maker.

I cut the circle from cardstock, and added the word with a Cricut pen.

These took a lot less time to make, and they look just as good.

It sounds like “common sense”, but I barely had anything labeled until a few years ago. I save so much time actually knowing where things are!

Yarn Room Decor

DIY Purple Aesthetic Teen College Bedroom Decor. Whiteboard wall, yarn tassel garland, embroidery hoop wall pockets, floating night stand, DIY headboard, LED lights, bed with drawers, grid bedding, wall mural.

Spending so much time at home last year, I decided my bedroom needed an update.

Practically everything in my room was a DIY project (even the bed - my dad built the base and I made the headboard!)

One of my favorite things I did was using yarn throughout the room.

The main thing I made was this yarn tassel garland. I love the way this looks, and it was a cheap/easy way to fill up a blank wall.

Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters inspired yarn tassel garland. Things to do with yarn. Yarn crafts. Wood beads.

I used some leftover yarn to make this basket.

The basket I thrifted and spray painted a few years ago. I updated it by adding small yarn tassels.

White basket decorated with small purple, gray, black, and white yarn tassels.

I made these “curtain ties” with more yarn and leftover beads:

I also made this rainbow wall hanging:

Rainbow wall hanging made from rope, yarn, and pom pom trim.

how to make a bulletin board/pin board using recycled cardboard, fabric, and a hot glue gun. The pin board was attached to the wall with Command Strips. I used pins and binder clips to hang acrylic paint from the board for vertical storage in my craft room.

I’ve mentioned this project quite a few times, and it's still one of my favorites!

I made these pin boards for my craft room from a cardboard box and some fabric. All I did was glue 3 layers of cardboard together, covered it with fabric, and hung it up with Command Strips.

This is where I store all of my small paint tubes. I used to have these in a drawer, which made it hard to find what I needed.

Now that they're organized, I can quickly find what I'm looking for!

How to make a nightstand using a wooden crate from Michael's, chalk paint, marble contact paper, and a basket from Target.

Inside of a DIY nightstand made with a wooden crate from Michael's.

I have a bed with drawers on the bottom, and a traditional night stand makes it hard to access the third drawer.

To solve this problem, all I needed was a $10 wood crate from Michael's.

I painted the whole thing with white chalk paint, and put black marble contact paper on top. I added 2 extra pieces of wood to the crate (see video) so the top would be flat and I could slide the basket in and out easier.

How to organize scrapbook paper in your craft room using a cardboard box and duct tape.

This was another "craft room organization" project, and it was SO easy.

This is literally just a box covered with Duct Tape. What makes it special is the way the paper is stored.

How to organize scrapbook paper in your craft room.

With this method, the paper pads are stored upside down. I can quickly flip through and see what I have instead of pulling everything off the shelf like I used to!

So those were my top 10 favorite crafts that I’ve EVER made! Well, at least that I’ve made in the past few years anyways. What's your favorite thing that YOU'VE ever made?

1 Comment

Yuval Israel
Yuval Israel
May 03, 2021

This is the best diy site iv ever visited:))))

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