DIY Luxury

Investing more money, time and effort as a sign of luxury
Implications - Rather than getting crafty to save a penny, these items cost more to DIY, but therein lies their appeal. While adding a personal touch could be a way to tighten the purse strings, in the case of these DIY luxuries, the focus is on putting time, money and effort into guaranteeing uniqueness--a luxury not all can afford.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 94,570 Total Clicks Apr 09 - Dec 09
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Handmade Advent Calendars - DIY Fillings are a Creative Way to Count Down to X-Mas
SCORE: 4.4
Hot 36,639 Clicks Pub: Dec 1, 09
Handmade Advent Calendars
DIY Fillings are a Creative Way to Count Down to X-Mas
Advent calendars have been a Christmas highlight for decades, but with increasing focus on better diets and lifestyles, eating chocolate for 24 days straight in December doesn't hold appeal to health-conscious… [More]
DIY Studded Pumpkins - Eddie Borgo Puts Signature Look on Halloween Staple
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 11,736 Clicks Pub: Oct 28, 09
DIY Studded Pumpkins
Eddie Borgo Puts Signature Look on Halloween Staple
Eddie Borgo will show you how to make a Jack-O-Lantern that will for sure be the centerpiece of your Halloween party. Featuring studs and black paint, the Eddie Borgo creation is the way to go goth on… [More]
DIY Glow Dining - Evil Mad Scientist Shows You How to Brighten Up Your Table With LEDs
SCORE: 4.6
Warm 16,607 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 09
DIY Glow Dining
Evil Mad Scientist Shows You How to Brighten Up Your Table With LEDs
Sitting down at the dinner table to eat is usually about being with family and enjoying a meal. Why can’t it be a party of sorts every time!? The DIY LED table from Evil Mad Scientists is a great way to… [More]
Coloring On Clothing - Soepboer & Schuurman Let You Personalize Your Prints
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 10,197 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 09
Coloring On Clothing
Soepboer & Schuurman Let You Personalize Your Prints
This highly-customizable ‘Color-In’ dress by Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman lets you decide the color scheme of your dress. Soepboer says that “When everything is still possible, the world seems… [More]
Luxury DIYs - Handmade Patchwork Neckties Make Eye Catching Accessories
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 3,438 Clicks Pub: Oct 20, 09
Luxury DIYs
Handmade Patchwork Neckties Make Eye Catching Accessories
The necktie is the last bastion of manliness. Worn on a daily basis by men (and sometimes women) throughout the world, it is a status symbol and a way to show who you are. That is why the Handmade Patchwork… [More]
Luxury DIY Bags - Fendi Do-It-Yourself Baguette Mezzo Punto Makes You a Designer
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 15,953 Clicks Pub: Oct 27, 09
Luxury DIY Bags
Fendi Do-It-Yourself Baguette Mezzo Punto Makes You a Designer
One of the strangest ideas to come out of high fashion design label Fendi is the Fendi do-it-yourself purse. The DIY Baguette Mezzo Punto comes as a plain bag with diagrams, illustrations and instructions… [More]