Hi, my name is Sam and I am addicted to coffee. Okay, now that I have admitted I have a problem, I can further investigate that problem with a DIY project. I love my Keurig coffee maker. It literally fuels me. Drinking coffee is like pumping gas in a car. That being said, it is very important that I keep my life force in order. We’ve had tons of different storage solutions for our k-cup coffee pods, but nothing seemed to really tickle my fancy. I began looking up some options for creating my own, but then realized that none of what already existed in cyberspace was specifically tailored for the Keurig VUE system, which has larger pods than the traditional brewer. Of course, being the DIY Huntress, I decided to make one on my own.
A few weeks ago the beautiful, rad, and talented Rachel Metz reached out to me about a collaboration, and I couldn’t be more stoked! Together, we put our creative brains to work and decided it would be so much fun to do a DIY swap challenge. So, the two of us went to our respective shops on opposite coasts (she’s all the way in California), packaged up some fun materials, and sent them to each other. I sent her a box full of goodies that she made into the cutest Mason Jar Sconces, and I used her materials to create bohemian mixed-media string art for my bedroom! This project was so much fun and had my mind racing – there are so many things you can do with string, nails, and wood! Here’s how I made mine, and how you can make your own!
In continuing our series, every week I get tons of questions from my readers regarding blogging, business, and projects. Last month, my good friend John answered your questions about turning your passion into a career. This time, author and seasoned woodworker Chris Gleason is here talking about another one of the most popular questions I get – how to market yourself as a maker in this article, Marketing 101.
YOU GUYS. I am so excited to finally be sharing this project with all of you! After finally getting tired of using a piece of plywood with table legs, I took to the workshop and built myself a brand new desk! Best news about this desk? Well, thanks to my friends over at Kreg and BuildSomething, I was able to create my first set of OFFICIAL woodworking plans for the project to share with you all! Want to learn more about the build and make one yourself? I’ve got your back.