Craft It: Kid-Friendly Halloween Rock Paintings!

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2011

created at: 10/10/2011

Every kid loves rocks; it's a universal truth.  Capitalize on that fascination and have a little fun by turning all those beloved stones into Halloween creatures or phrases--it's the perfect project for kids or kids-at-heart!   Continue Reading

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From Log to Luxe: A DIY Timber Bathroom Vanity

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2011

created at: 10/10/2011

So, what do you do with a giant piece of leftover, rough cut fir timber?  Turn it into a modern floating bathroom vanity, of course!   Continue Reading

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DIY Golden Party Animal Candleholders

By: Kellyb Oct 07, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn't these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?  

created at: 10/06/2011

And they couldn't be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals in the dollar bins at Target, now I only need a few more materials and I'll be all set to make my own. Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to see whatContinue Reading

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DIY Sugar Cubes

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2011

{DIY sugar cubes}

Just in time for the holidays are these oh so sweet sugar cubes. Perfect for the table or even for gift giving, the supplies to make them are minimal as are the instructions! Here's what we'll need toContinue Reading

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Make It: A Rustic Log Slice Side Table

By: Kellyb Oct 07, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

Every time I see someone trimming a tree or cutting one down all I see are slices of possibility. Stools, wall plaques, coasters, so many options! Well, here's another one to add to the list.   Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Table Number Napkins (Free Download)!

By: Capreek Oct 06, 2011

created at: 10/06/2011

With October kicking off the beginning of non-stop holiday shenanigans, these DIY numbered table napkins will help keep the festivities organized!   Continue Reading

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How to: Turn Old Books into New Pumpkins

By: Diy maven Oct 06, 2011

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother might have turned a pumpkin into a coach, but did you know we have the power to turn ratty old paperbacks into pumpkins? Chances are we already have most of what we need to make them. (We like that.) If not, here's our shoppingContinue Reading

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How To: Screen Print with Masking Tape!

By: Capreek Oct 05, 2011

created at: 10/05/2011

Whether you're in a full-blown chevron frenzy (who isn't??!) or just eager to try your hand at making your own Halloween-inspired printed pillows, we've got the tutorial for you!   Continue Reading

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How To: Bat Craft Crazy

By: Diy maven Oct 05, 2011

Bat chandelier at Pottery Barn Kids

I have bats. Not in my house, thank goodness, but in my yard. We see them flying in their ungainly way amongst the treetops at twilight. They are always welcome, but at this time of year, when the wee beasties become a bit more scarce and hibernation is around the corner, the bats make fewer visits. Good thing there is bat crafts to fill the void. 

The chandelier pictured above was actually a Pottery Barn Kids item. Although it doesn't seem to be available this season, it could be easily knock-offed. Wood embroidery hoops painted black, felt bats, black pom-poms and some black string a you'd be good to go. (Spotted at Posh Posh.)

If PB's chandy is a bit to fussy, here's a simple alternativeContinue Reading

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Make It: A Simple Wool Blanket Window Shade!

By: Capreek Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

It's time to cozy up for fall!  Turn wool blankets into repurposed window shades in a few easy steps--then sit back and bask in the warmth of your handiwork!   Continue Reading

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DIY Halloween Party Decor

By: Craftmel Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table.  I'm daring, I know.  But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor ideas.   Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

For students, artists, kids, or crafters this simple no-sew pencil holder is the perfect DIY project--or gift!   Continue Reading

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How to Coordinate Mismatched Towels

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2011

Proving, once again, that a great idea never gets old is this hint from Martha that was posted back in '01. It's a great way to save money, which also never gets old. Basically, the idea is to gather up all those mismatched towels Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of course!   Continue Reading

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DIY Gemstone Drawer Pulls

By: Kellyb Sep 30, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

Sometimes updating a room is as simple as paying attention to the little things. Switching out paint color, accessories, and linens among other things can make a big impact for little cost. A little time and effort can go a long way.   Continue Reading

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