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  • DIY Wood Bead Keychains

    These hand-painted wood bead keychains are as easy to make as they are cheerful. Whether you’re making one for yourself, or a dozen as party-favors or gifts, they’re a great way to add a little pattern and color to the everyday. Painting the beads is a therapeutic process, and totally open to customization. Paint on any color or pattern your heart desires, dry overnight, and assemble your keychain. Ta da!  Read more ➜

    DIY by Clare McGibbon and the Etsy Studio Team.

  • DIY Marbled Candles

    Want to add some personality to your space? An eye-catching pair of marbled candles and vintage candlesticks will add excitement to your dining room or mantle.

    As a fan of all-things marbled (including cheesecake), today I’m sharing my latest discovery: a DIY swirling method that allows you to easily marble three-dimensional objects (!). With the right paint and an organized workspace, you can easily create a swoon-worthy set of marbled candles in your own home.  Read more ➜

    DIY by Clare McGibbon originally posted on the Etsy Blog. Editing by Aleksa Brown. Photography and styling by Clare McGibbon.

  • Custom Metal-Stamped Keychains

    I’ve always wanted to work with a metal in a more creative way. Last year, I finally splurged and bought a metal stamp set: the alphabet letters, steel bench block, and leather sand pad (which helps keep the noise level to a minimum – stamping metal can be loud!) added up to around $60. Since then, these supplies have opened up a whole new world of experimentation: custom jewelry, hand-stamped leather goods, and these totally custom, totally easy stamped brass key tags.

    This project is an easy introduction to working with your metal stamp set, and the end result is a gorgeous brass tag with any word or phrase you can think of (that fits, of course). Make a few and switch up your keychain to suit your mood, or give some away as small gifts or party favors. Let’s get started!  Read more ➜

    DIY by Clare McGibbon originally posted on the Etsy Blog. Editing by Aleksa Brown. Photography and styling by Clare McGibbon.

  • Create an Agate Slice Art Wall

    My grandmother likes to collect rocks and gems. She displays them in bowls around her home, and I always love admiring her collection when I visit, especially the agate slices she has carefully propped up on various shelves. I’ve been wanting to start my own collection of these slices for several years, but only recently found a simple way to display them on the wall, or in the window as a suncatcher.  Read more ➜

    DIY by Clare McGibbon originally posted on the Etsy Blog. Editing by Aleksa Brown. Photography and styling by Clare McGibbon.

  • Wood-Burned Cutting Board

    I love preparing a home cooked meal, and with harvest season upon us, there is no better time to pull out the family cookbook and dream up a feast. Step up the presentation with a beautiful personalized cutting board that will last for years to come, or keep it in mind as a wonderful housewarming, wedding, or holiday gift. You just can’t go wrong with a thoughtful item like this!

    This project is a fun and easy introduction to pyrography. There are a lot of pyrography tools on the market, and some even cost less than $20. For this tutorial, we will be using a solid point burner, which you can find on EtsyRead more ➜

    DIY by Clare McGibbon originally posted on the Etsy Blog. Editing by Aleksa Brown. Photography and styling by Clare McGibbon.