GENIUS: Turn a Lotion Bottle into a Cell Phone Charger Holder

By: Diy maven Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/29/2012

Ashley wanted to have a place to stash her cell phone while charging. Inspiration struck when she saw this little item on Amazon. After reading less than stellar reviews, she decided to make one using an empty baby lotion bottle. The outcome? See for yourself:Continue Reading

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How to Make a Yarn Bowl

By: Diy maven Feb 29, 2012

No knitting or crocheting knowledge needed to make this yarn bowl. Just some Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

By: Craftmel Feb 29, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY."  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Your Laptop Using Common Fabric Dyes!

By: Capreek Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012

This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks.  You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!   Continue Reading

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Happy Laundry: Washing Machine Before-and-After

By: Craftmel Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012
What? A washing machine makeover?  Most of use wouldn't have the guts to take a paint brush to my washing machine, but if you're doing laundry all the time, it would be better to have a happy, cheerful washing machine than the mismatched doldrums you see pictured above.  And nothing makes me happier than...     Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a Branch into a Floor Lamp

By: Diy maven Feb 28, 2012

created at: 02/28/2012Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However,  'conversation area' type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here's a few lamp alternatives I foundContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Rustic DIY Oak Vanity Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012

Alternatively titled "The Evolution of an Oak Vanity", this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove!  Check out both "afters" below.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2012

created at: 02/27/2012 

My mom and dad--and grandma and grandpa--all shared the same obsession with empty coffee cans. They didn't meet one with which they could part. It's rubbed off on me, I'm afraid. Conversations surrounding the topic in my house go something like this:

Him, while holding up an old coffee can stashed in some corner Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dining Room Table from Reclaimed Wood (for $50!)

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 24, 2012

created at: 02/24/2012

HI! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent and create things around my home and I also love to fill up a person’s belly until they are beyond full...and then heap a dessert on top. A large dining room table, with the ability to seat twelve, was a dream of mine. So, I decided to make it a reality -a beautiful, unique and inexpensive reality. Like, for fifty bucks.Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/23/2012

You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods).  Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc.  What it's completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes!  I love string-tie envelopes, you guys... and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol' manila.  Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.  

 My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.     Continue Reading

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Stool Revamped with Upholstery Webbing

By: Mollymc Feb 23, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Sherry from Design Indulgence took this stool from humdrum to humdinger with a can of spray paint, some graphic black and white fabric, and to my surprise, upholstery webbing!

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How to: Tasty Homemade Fudge in Only 3 Minutes!

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

Homemade fudge. In three minutes. Using only three-four ingredients.

It's not only possible, it tastes amazing! It'll easily become your favorite go-to recipe. Let's get started!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Silhouette Cuckoo Clock

By: Craftmel Feb 22, 2012

created at: 02/22/2012

In my bedroom I have a small, awkward wall.  Nothing fits there but my vintage library chair, and it has become the neglected space in the room. I recently decided that I needed a clock in my room; not just any run-of-the-mill time keeper, but one that would make my wall of woe a little more interesting while keeping with the modern feel of my bedroom.  I looked everywhere, and nothing was in my taste and in my small budget, so I decided to make exactly what I wanted. Continue Reading

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How to: Make Decorative Throw Pillows from Recycled Sweaters

By: Rebekah-greiman Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/20/2012

Hi!! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose, a site where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips, and remodeling endeavors. 

I like to re-invent things around my home, offering a fresh look to a room with little to no cost.

So, I had a couple of old sweaters and old pillows that I no longer enjoyed the orangey-ness of. What's a girl to do, but combine the two into one cute product?     Continue Reading

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