You have problems, we have solutions! Craft and DIY Tips to help you be more creative.
I am joining my very creative and smart blogger friends to share our very best craft and DIY tips with you! Over 80 tips found below!!!
Do you have a problem you need help with? Surely you will find an answer to your problem in one of the articles shared below.
Seriously, these ladies help me out on a regular basis with some creative solution to my problems. I have no doubt that you will glean many ideas from their best craft and DIY tips.
All the great tips will be at the end of this article. But first, I will share the crafty tips from my friends that I think are most valuable for you!
First, let's take a look at a few tips you may remember from My Repurposed Life!
Easy Emery Board Distressing
I love, love, love using an emery board for simple distressing. If you just want an outline around the edges, THIS is the way to go!
How to get a Smooth Paint Finish on Projects
Because I order a lot of stuff online, I have a bunch of this around the house! Brown craft paper is great for between coat sanding to get the perfect smooth finish on your furniture and repurposed projects.
Old School Trick I Learned from my Mom
Do you know about this old school trick? My mom taught me this while I was still living at home, and I've never forgotten it. Use bar soap to easily drive tough screws.
If you regularly shop thrift stores or yard sales, you have no idea exactly what grime may be on your project piece. How To Prep Furniture for Painting will give you my best tips to insure that paint adheres nicely to your piece.
Now, as promised, some tips from my favorite thrift store bloggers!
Easy Furniture Distressing
First, let's talk about Kristin's #1 Tip for Easy Distressing Furniture. Isn't this a beautiful side table makeover? Whether you're flipping a thrift store find, or updating a piece of furniture you already have, Kristin will help you do it beautifully.
Fake Rusty Screws
Oftentimes we need to use new screws on old or existing hardware. Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods has the answer to your problem of matching screws to hardware. She never ceases to amaze me with her creativity!
Vaseline Paint Resist Technique
I love this trick, and have used it myself. Christy shares how easy it is to use Vaseline as a paint resist technique. It's a really easy way to distress projects without sanding.
How to Stencil Like A Pro
I am always amazed at how well Kathy stencils! She often embellishes her projects this way, and she makes it look so easy! Be sure to hop over to see How to Stencil Like a Pro.
How to Paint a Buffalo Check
Painting layers of paint and using painter's tape may make this seem impossible. But! Maryann will walk you through the entire process and help you have YOUR buffalo check project done in no time!
Tips to Get a Vibrant Color on Dark Wood
Suzanne loves bright colors, don't you? If you've struggled getting just the right look, she will show you how to get a vibrant color to turn out perfectly on dark wood.
80 Best DIY and Craft Tips
- Best Tips & Tricks for Crafting
- Upcycling Tips, Tricks, and Craft Essentials
- Expert Craft Tips to Help You
- Upcycling Tips for the Home
- Crafting Tips You Will Absolutely Love
- Favorite DIY & Craft Tips
I hope this list of Best Craft and DIY Tips has been helpful for you! Won't you pin this post so that you will always be able to find it when you need it.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.