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6 Clever Storage Projects for Holiday Wrapping Supplies

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2008

Christmas ‘08 wrapping paper is probably in the recycling bin by now, but you might have saved a bow or two or ten. Or maybe you hit–or are going to hit–the after Christmas sales to stock up on some dirt cheap wrapping paper. Either way, you’re going to need a place to store the stuff until next year. BHG has some great ideas that will keep those wrapping supplies neat and tidy until they’re needed again.

The easiest of the bunch is thisContinue Reading

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How to Make New Years Noise-Makers

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2008

Ring in '09 with a little noise with these homemade noise makers. Chances are you already have everything you need to make them--or, at least, most of them.

A bit 'kid-crafty' but sure to get the job done is the two paper bowls, popsicle stick and beads method.

Similar to the previous idea is this paper plates, popsicle stick and beans technique.

Sure to produce a bit more noise is this colorful water bottle number,Continue Reading

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Recycling Yarn

By: Diy maven Dec 30, 2008

Have you outgrown that favorite sweater? Found a cool sweater at a rummage sale or Good Will that's not exactly your size but the yarn is beautiful? Well, with a little time and patience, you can unravel them and reuse the yarn. Neauveau Fiber Arts talks us through the process and makes it seem not so scary!

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How to turn 6 magazines into a plant stand.

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2008

Yup–just SIX magazines and a little time and you too could have an cool plant stand like this one.

And you don’t need glue, tape or even a scissors to make one! It only takes few steps from start to finish. They include pulling out any subscription cards, and then, basically, just folding and tucking the pages. To read the entire tutorial, head on over to Re-nest. 

(If you have more than 6 magazines on hand, you could evenContinue Reading

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How to turn salvaged drawers into modern shelving.

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2008

Found on Freecycle, these drawers originally came out of a 1940's kitchen. Turned on their sides and fixed to a wall, they’ve become very functional and flirty shelving.

Supplies you’ll need to make them:

  • primer
  • 2 coordinating paint colors
  • decorative or wrapping paper
  • Modge Podge
  • drywall screws
  • wood filler

Tools you’ll need to make them:

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An Incredible Slipcover Story

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2008

If you think making a slipcover has got to be easier than re-upholstering a piece of furniture, do both and get back to me. Okay, so slipcovers CAN be easy...but the one featured in this VERY DETAILED article wasn't. THAT I can guarantee.


I mean, seriously, what an undertaking?! The whole project took 8 days and cost $213.55. See the entire story here.


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Furniture Recycling: What Goes Around...

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 26, 2008

 created on: 12/26/08

 Still oozing with holiday generosity? Clean up and declutter your space, load up unused and unwanted furniture and accessories and...Continue Reading

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10 Most Necessary Places to Purge

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 26, 2008

created on: 12/26/08

Holiday excitement has been replaced with the urge to purge, cleaning out cabinets and closets that is...Continue Reading

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At Least 30 More Ways to Reuse Gift Wrapping Paper.

By: Chrisjob Dec 26, 2008

Wait, wait, wait! Don't take that garbage bag of wrapping paper to the recycling bin just yet. After you've created a paper fan and weaved yourself a handbag, unwrap these lists for a whole heap of new ways to recycle your used wrapping paper. It just keeps on giving.

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A Mid-Century Merry Christmas to All!

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 24, 2008

created on: 12/24/08

Where did Santa find that fab chair?Continue Reading

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