Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses http://www.thezenofmaking.com

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Windows Dressed to Impress: Pleated Pom-Pom Curtains

When it comes to home decor, there are few things I like more than a pretty pop of color on a clean white background. So, of course, these sweet DIY pleated pom-pom curtains immediately caught my eye. Made with inexpensive curtains and a fun pom-pom trim, these stylish curtains are... Read more »

Exterminate the Chill: Knit Doctor Who-Inspired Dalek Mittens

With springtime weather starting to warm things up, it’s possible that mittens are the very last thing on your crafty to-do list right now. That said, I think my fellow Whovian knitters will want to make an exception for these amazing Doctor Who-inspired Dalek mittens. I have to admit that... Read more »

Upcycled Awesomeness: DIY Soda Bottle Jet Pack for Kids

You might want to change your name to Super Mom/Super Dad, because you’re about to become your kid’s hero. Take playtime to the next level (er, altitude?) with an amazing DIY soda bottle jet pack! I would’ve been thrilled to find a jet pack in the costume box when I... Read more »

Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Cute elastic-waist skirts are one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples; I love both the comfort and the effortless style, especially in hot weather. You too? With skirt sewing season fast approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to sew an elastic waistband that won’t twist when worn or... Read more »

Recipe: Ridiculously Tall Raspberry-Glazed Bubble Cake

Sometimes, you’re celebrating an occasion so delightful that only the most ridiculous layer cake will do. On those days, you obviously need a raspberry-glazed bubble cake! Turn your gigantic pink cake dreams into a delicious, delicious reality with this raspberry-glazed bubble cake recipe from the magical dessert fairies over at... Read more »

Summer Style: Cut-Off Jean Shorts with a Cute Knotted Fabric Hem

Have worn-out jeans in your closet? Or maybe your kid’s favorite pair of pants are getting a bit short? Whatever the reason, you can give old denim a fun and colorful summertime makeover by transforming those pants into a pair of super-cute cut-off jean shorts with a knotted fabric hem!... Read more »

Kid Crafts: Recycled Cardboard Rings

Are April showers are keeping your kids indoors? Recycled cardboard rings are the perfect dreary day DIY! Cardboard crafts are one of my favorite family-friendly project ideas because creativity is always way more important than having the right supplies! No matter what is —or isn’t—in your craft cupboard or recycle... Read more »