Think of the gift you remember most, the extra special one that touched your heart and you will hold onto forever, was it homemade? The best gifts usually are. But, figuring out how to DIY a gift isn't always easy, especially for those of us that are a little DIY challenged. On Darby, thousands of Darby Stars, have shared their DIY gift ideas with you so you can find gift ideas for every occasion from Galentines to Christmas. Whether you want to learn how make a candle, or how to crochet a scarf, there's a quick video tutorial that will teach you how. And if you don't know where to start, here's a list of the top 5 easy homemade gift ideas: DIY Ornaments, DIY Bath Bombs, DIY Milk Bath, Mason Jar Gifts and Personalized Frames.
It's Halloween (day!) and you need last minute costume ideas that are simple, quick, cheap and of course, spectacular. It's DIY time and we've got you covered. We've rounded up three easy tricks to make last minute Halloween costumes. 1) The t-shirt trick. Watch how you can turn a basic t-shirt into a cute Halloween costume for yourself or a theme for your whole family. 2) The PGS Trick (paper, glue, scissors). With these three supplies you can make loads of creative costumes from pop culture costumes to this Raining Men Costume that's perfect for all our Single Ladies to this Cat Lady Costume that blew up the internet last year 3)
Easy DIY projects
DIY can be intimidating when you look at all the Pinterest perfect projects but it doesn't have to be! There are lots of easy DIY projects to get you started and even DIY tips and tricks to tackle some of those more challenging looking DIYs. Darby Stars love sharing life hacks to show you simple ways to tackle challenging looking DIYs. Some of the most popular DIY projects for beginners on Darby are: calligraphy tutorials, bullet journaling, crochet, hacks, cake decorating and watercolor. If you want to get a little craftier, you can also try wood burning, glass etching, metal stamping and stamp carving.
Google's most asked question of 2017 was 'How do you make slime' and DIY Slime was 2017's biggest trend. If you're looking for the perfect slime recipe, you're in the right spot. From the biggest slime ever (501 pounds!) to the most popular slime to slime without borax, thousands of slime recipe videos have been shared on Darby and slime recipes have been tested endlessly so you can avoid the dreaded slime fail. The best homemade slime starts with a glue slime base. Once you have your slime base, you can add ingredients to make your homemade slime extra special. You can make different slime colors or textures such as butter slime, fluffy slime and super stretchy slime. To make your slime base, use these slime ingredients to make slime without borax: 5oz of Elmer's Glue (clear or glitter glue), 0.5 tablespoon baking soda, 1.5 teaspoon contact solution, 0.5 cup of warm water. From this borax free slime recipe, you can mix in lots of other slime ingredients such as add food coloring, glitter, shaving cream or even hidden items like toys. Watch these slime videos to see how to make unicorn slime, how to make fluffy slime, and how to make floam slime. If you make slime, you can also make your own slime video and share it on the Darby App.