As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Brewing beer from the comfort of your own home is a great winter project. Pick up a Brooklyn Brew Shop beer kit from Uncommon Goods and get to brewing while Mother Nature brings the bluster. The kit includes all the ingredients and supplies you’ll need to make ale, IPA, or a chocolate maple porter.
To get your brew kit, visit Uncommon Goods.
Back in the day, quilting was both a homemade art and a hassle. Take a shortcut with one of The FiberChick’s quilting kits. Each kit comes with precut and prefringed panels and batting in place. Just arrange and start sewing.
For a quilt to call your own, visit Etsy.com/shop/TheFiberChick?auto=format.
Want unique art in your home? You’ll have to get down and dirty to make an abstract painting with Jeremy Brown’s Love is Art Kit. Found at Aha Life, the kit gives couples a chance to make personal art by rolling around on a canvas with their bodies.
For more info on making your personalized art, visit Aha Life.
Journal Your Way
We love the excitement that this DIY journal kit, compiled by Tangie Baxter, brings. The kit arrives in an antique Saltine tin filled with an assortment of crafting supplies like ribbons, glitter, and upcycled printed paper—everything you need to make the journal your own.
For more journal supplies, visit Etsy.com/shop/tangiebaxter?auto=format.
Build Your Instrument
Learning the ukulele is a great hobby. You get extra points if you start from scratch with a ukulele building kit from Brooklyn 5 and 10. The kit comes with an unfinished wood ukulele body, simply add the included neck and strings and decorate to your heart’s content.
Take a gander at this music instrument at Brooklyn 5 and 10.
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