Like to knit in bed/in the dark/in the car/around a bonfire? NeedleLite knitting needles are the needles for you! Not only do they light up, they also look like the crafty love children of a lightsaber and a knitting needle, so using them will up your geek cred by at least a magnitude of 10.
The gentle glow of the needles illuminates your work without disturbing others. You’ll never drop another stitch because of poor lighting.
And, for all of you hookers out there, they also make light-up crochet hooks!
You can check out the full selection of glowing craft tools on the NeedleLite Etsy shop.
Make your favorite pair of Chucks extra-special: light up that famous star logo with this awesome glowing Chuck Taylor Converse All-Star shoe tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit. (Don’t worry—she includes instructions for both the printed and rubber badge logos!)
Make your logo light up with this simple Converse sneaker mod. All you need is EL panel and an inverter tucked into the tongue of your shoe to get the stars in your Chuck Taylors glowing. Two styles!
Ready to get glowing? Head over to Adafruit to see the full how-to!
Make your springtime cocktails extra special with this tutorial for making your own beautiful violet ice cubes from Design Sponge.
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Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!
Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!
Make your own colorful patchwork shower curtain with this simple sewing tutorial that Brett Bara shared on Design Sponge!
Put pretty doilies to work as home decor! Make a doily wrapped vase—and check out five additional doily-related project ideas—with Country Living.
Put that pretty paper tape collection to work with this wooden washi tape pendant tutorial from Lish Dorset!
By Brookelynn Morris
When I was going through my photos last week, I found a stash of old negatives. I’ve saved them out of habit, but I can’t imagine ever needing them for prints again. Yet, they still seem precious to me.
Instead of keeping them stashed away, I decided to put them to crafty use. One of the strips made it onto a photo box, and I used another to create this pretty little necklace. The perforated edges of the film lend themselves perfectly to jewelry making. I paired my film “beads” with some faux-brass findings and amber. Now I can say that my photos of the Grand Tetons match my hair!
Sew your own set of beautiful vintage-inspired tea towels with this tutorial from Corinne’s Thread on the Purl Bee!
Check out the stitches and get inspired! Head over to the Purl Bee to see the full how to.