How to Repurpose Toilet Paper Tubes into a Craft Caddy

by Jen Garry

My daughter's desk was an absolute disaster so I decided I would take one of the thousands of pins on my DIY board, an old shoe box, and some toilet paper tubes and conquer the mess.

The pin that I speak of is the super awesome DIY marker caddy posted by Aunt Peaches. I am totally and completely jealous that I didn't think of this on my own. I decided to give it a go to see if it really was as easy and functional as it looked. 

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DIY craft supply caddy organization steps
DIY craft supply caddy organization steps


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How to Make Your Own Matte Nail Color

by Jen Garry

DIY matte nail polish

Matte nail polish is kind of a big deal right now. It's a change from the typical glossy manicure and it can give you pretty cool effects when you're going all out with the nail art.

Since I'm a cheapo, I thought it would be fun to do a Pintervention on some of the DIY matte nail polish recipes I've seen floating around. The one I pinned turned out to be nothing more than a photo from Real Simple and I couldn't find the actual post...

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10 Inspiring Bar Cart Makeover Projects

by Faith Towers

created at: 02/20/2013

Not everybody can have a full bar and wine cellar in their home. But that doesn't mean that you have to hide your booze in the back of a kitchen cabinet. Why not repurpose that recent thrift store find into a stylish little bar cart? Check out these ten amazing DIY cart makeovers to get your creative juices flowing.   

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How to: Make a DIY Lighted Umbrella Stand

by Bruno Bornsztein

Make a lighted PVC pipe umbrella stand

There’s no end to the home furnishings that can be constructed and crafted from sections of PVC piping. Found in the plumbing aisle at the hardware store, this material lends itself to drilling, cutting, and painting, and accepts fabric beautifully. There’s no guesswork here. A two foot section of 6”-diameter PVC pipe is the perfect base for a fabric covered umbrella stand, but why stop there? Let’s light it up!

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Roundup: 10+ Easy and DIYable Closet Door Makeovers

by DIY Maven

created at: 02/18/2013

Bi-fold, sliding, swing. No, they're not classes of ballroom dances; they're  closet door types. Whatever kind of closet doors you have, or whatever you call them, we have a makeover for them. Read on, be inspired and go from slab to fab in no time.  

1. Janet gave her boring white bi-folds an architectural lift with cheap canvas stretcher bars that she applied with 3M tape. Click here to read more about the project and to...

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