Strung Garden Lights Made from Cupcake Papers

cupcake lights

string lights made from cupcake liners

Camilla from the Family Chic blog was looking at Ikea’s cupcake liners recently and they reminded her of pretty little lampshades so she made strung lights out of them for her garden! Check out her blog entry for the step by step instructions. (Discovered via DollarStoreCrafts)

P.S. If you’re wondering if these would be a fire hazard since the liners are paper, Camilla points out that since they’re safe for the oven, there’s probably not a fire risk.

P.P.S. These would be an awesome and unique decoration for a baby or wedding shower! Especially if you’re serving cupcakes!


Ikea Billy Shelf Unit Shaped like a Doll House

ikea billy dollhouse shelf

ikea billy dollhouse shelf

Damn. Just when I finished painting the hallway and making a new fabric wall hanging for my stairway, I was feeling all caught up on DIY projects. And now I see this new idea!

It was made out of a 3′ Ikea Billy shelf unit. The genius behind this idea is Andrew at IkeaHackers and you can find the step-by-step instructions here

Brooch Display

brooch display

The talented Mena Trott from has shared a step-by-step tutorial for making a display for your brooches which you can hang on your wall. You basically just staple some fabric to a wooden frame. And if you have embroidery chops, you can embroider it like she did. 

I love the idea because it’s instant wall art and it helps remind you of the brooches you own so you remember to wear them! You could even hang earrings and other jewelry on this kind of display (with u-shaped jewelry pins to help out).