Stitch It: Easy Fall Garland

By: Craftmel Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

With the start of the new season, it seems like simple Fall decorating ideas are starting to pop up all over.  And it seems like cold weather and felt sort of mesh together, especially in projects like this simple fall garland.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

By: Capreek Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think?  It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?  

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How to Make Your Own Paint By Number Canvases

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

Nikki used Picnik, yup FREE Picnik, to create her own paint by number canvases. With the photo editor, she did a little cropping and a lot of softening. Then she popped Continue Reading

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How To: Fancy Towel Folding

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

What a clever and inviting way to add a little style to a guest bathroom. And did I mention it's FREE? Basically, the idea is folding one of our existing hand towels to construct an attached pocket, then fill the pocket with, well, whatever you want. A sprig of greenery, fancy Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for cheap!   Continue Reading

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GENIUS Ribbon Organization Idea

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2011

Ribbon organizer

The most simple things really are the most genius. In this case, Halsey took one of those hole-y bins, ran a Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Wire Orb Light!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/25/2011

The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it!  It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern.  Of course, the best part is you can make it yourself!   Continue Reading

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Booze, Not Boos: 8 Pumpkin Cocktails with a Punch

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2011

It's pumpkin season. But instead of carving the buggers, how about drinking them? These boozy recipes would be perfect to serve at any fall gathering but especially at Halloweentime and Thanksgiving. 

We'll start with the very fun and festive Pumpkin Margarita.

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How To: Bake a Heart (or Any Shape) into a Cupcake!

By: Capreek Sep 23, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

Sure, there are lots of fancy things you can do to the outside of a cupcake (make it look like modern art, fake popcorn, or even add a brainsucker or two), but you know what they say: it's the inside that counts.  Learn how to bake a heart—or any shape—into a cupcake and become the coolest kid at the party!   Continue Reading

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DIY Faux Zinc Letters

By: Kellyb Sep 23, 2011

created at: 09/18/2011

Tutorials on faux finishes abound in the world of the internet, but this is the first I've come across for faux zinc. I have a few pieces crying out for a little TLC and updating, and I think this is just what the doctor ordered.   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Colorful Two-Toned Lamp Shade!

By: Capreek Sep 22, 2011

created at: 09/22/2011

If you're looking for an affordable way to spruce up your decor or add a playful pop of color, you're in luck!  We've just found the perfect DIY solution for you.  Read on!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Crafty Newspaper Gift Bags

By: Kellyb Sep 22, 2011

created at: 09/18/2011

September through December are prime gift-giving months for me, so I always have my eyes open for new ways to present the things I spend so much time looking for. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the art of giving, and presentation is no place to slack!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Picture Frames for $5 a Pop!

By: Capreek Sep 21, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

I love art, lovelovelove it.  If I could cover all my walls and even the back of my eyelids in art, I would.  Instead, I have an ever-growing stack of prints and drawings that aren't seeing the light of day.  Why??  Because framing those bad boys is EXPENSIVE.  So, when I spotted this simple DIY framing solution that brings the price to around $5 a piece, I kid you not, I could hear my stack of art rejoicing.  Their time has finally come!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Milk Jug into a Sandwich Box

By: Diy maven Sep 21, 2011

Before you toss your next plastic milk jug into the recycling bin, you just might want to turn it into a sandwich/lunch box. No need for a lunch box? Could be a cute gift box. Stuff we need to make one include a 1-gallon milk jug, marker, Continue Reading

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Make It: Wood Cutting Boards

By: Craftmel Sep 21, 2011

created at: 09/20/2011

If you can peel your eyes from that yummy Baguette and Brie, you'll notice the shapely cutting board beneath it.  It was made completely by hand, and it is easy enough for you to do to.   Continue Reading

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