How To: Make a Mason Jar Hanging Air Plant Planter

by DIY Maven
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Photo: by JoAnn Moser via MASON JAR NATION, courtesy of Cool Springs Press

So psyched to be able to share the first of two projects from my recently released book, MASON JAR NATION (Cool Springs Press, 2016)! This DIY hanging air plant (tillandsia) planter is found in the "Crafts" section of the book and it's one of my favorites. (Although, to be honest, there are a lot of favorites in the book--as it should be, otherwise they wouldn't have made it into the book!) This project ranks medium on the

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How To: Pack Your Kid For Summer Camp

by Jennifer Farley

How To Pack for Camp

It's summer time and some of you might be getting your kid ready to go to summer camp. A little-known fact about me: before working with renovations and real estate, I worked at a summer camp ... for over a decade! Random right? This summer my eight-year old is going to that same camp, and I'm excitedly getting him ready. As I was packing I thought I'd share some tips I use to pack up my kiddo, based on my experiences working at camp.         

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How To: Make Embroidered Canvas Art

by DIY Maven
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Photo: Persia Lou

Alexis's DIY embroidered canvas art is about the sweetest art DIY art project I've seen in ages. Not only is it a snap to make, it's fool-proof. To replicate her creation, all we need is some stretched canvas, embroidery floss or craft thread, a needle, scissors, ruler and a pencil and eraser. To see how Alexis put it all together, please visit Persia Lou. 

DIY Embroidered Canvas close up
Photo: Persia Lou
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Simply Clever: DIY No-Sew Pencil/Pen Roll

by DIY Maven
Photo: Creative Homemaking

In a continuing effort to exercise my drawing capabilities, I recently acquired Christopher Hart's absolutely delightful Doodletopia Cartoons (Amazon, $19). Following Christopher's tutorials as I recreate his cheeky characters has become the perfect way to unwind before bedtime--except when one of my drawing pencils goes missing. Then it's a frustrating game of hide-and-seek with

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