Craft projects that don’t look like a preschooler did them

I have a confession to make. I am craft-challenged. Just ask my sisters about December’s gingerbread house competition (spoiler alert: I lost), or the graveyard of self-made wreaths in our basement.

Now hold the phone. (Yes. I realize that expression shows my age.) 😉 I know what you’re thinking. How can I be craft-challenged when I write a blog filled with DIY decorating, organizing and home improvement projects?

Well, I’ve discovered there’s a big difference between gluing microscopic eyeballs on a snowman ornament versus remodeling a room. One requires fine motor skills and the other simply requires a high tolerance for drywall dust and public meltdowns. That’s my theory anyway. 😉 If any of you have insight on the difference between crafters and DIYers, I’d love to get your feedback.

Despite all the disappointing craft projects I’ve attempted over the years, I have managed to squeeze out a few good, craft-ish ones. So I thought I’d showcase those today. Click on the project title to be taken to the full tutorial.

1. DIY laundry room sign


2. Driftwood candle holder


3. Pottery Barn knockoff DIY birch candles


4. Family Rules sign from scrap wood


5. Wooden block letters


6. Faux metal wall letters


7. Stenciled table runner


8. Hair accessories holder


So would you say you’re a better DIYer or a better crafter? 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. Donna Gibson says:

    I was wondering, since you did the “FALL” block letters, have you done a SPRING, SUMMER, and WINTER one too?

  2. Peggy says:

    And I thought I was the only one! Love the laundry sign! And I may get brave and attempt it.

  3. teresa says:

    Love those birch candles and the driftwood holders. How did I miss those? thanks for the reminders.

  4. Heather G says:

    I think to be a DIYer you have to be a bit crafty…have the vision. But I think I’m a crafter for the enjoyment and a DIYer out of necessity, meaning I’m just too frugal (er, cheap) to pay someone else when I know I can do it.

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