Do you remember being young and wanting something you couldn't have? Did you ever try to make something of your own that was similar (at least in your mind) to that thing you couldn't live without? I think that's truly the essence of the "do it yourself" movement.
A while back I discovered the ultimate DIY blog called PS I made this. I think I first heard about it in a magazine last summer. This girl Erica Domesek makes crazy things that will make you do a double take! The site features fashion and home projects arranged in cool collages and easy to follow instructions.
Here's a little taste:
Would you wear that shirt? I think it's stunning.
Amazing! And last, but not least, the only project I have tried myself (so far)
Here's a picture of mine. Some of my vases were originally pink (I would not advise this!) and still need a couple more coats, but you get the main idea:
Erica's stuff is so awesome she wrote a book about it this last fall.