How To: Make Colorful DIY Felt Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stitched Leather Gadget Case

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/06/2012

...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Drum Into a Pendant Light

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

Lindsay bought a used Tom drum off Ebay for 30 bucks and decided to turn it into a pendant light. At 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide, a Tom is a perfect specimen for this project, but I can imagine other drums-types would work too. The process of conversion is pretty simple. Some scrap wood, finish nails, a drill, jigsaw, pendant light kit, scissors… Continue Reading

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Recycle It: How to Make a Cardboard Catch-All Organizer

By: Craftmel Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/05/2012

It might just be at our house, but if my husband asks me where his keys are one more time, I might poke my eyes out.  And at the rate I lose my phone, we are going to be the blind leading the blind, literally.  That's why I liked this clever recycled cardboard catch-all project; solutions like this help me keep my… Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Rainbow Party Food Picks

By: Craftmel Jun 05, 2012

created at: 05/29/2012

Summer is here and in full swing, which means lots of backyard parties with lots of food!  Here is a quick DIY project to take your food presentation up a notch.  … Continue Reading

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How to Make Backlit Canvas Art

By: Diy maven Jun 05, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

When Michele saw artist  Valérie Boy's Féérie Florale, she was struck with inspiration. She wanted to attempt to make a knock off of sorts. The fact that the original is powder-coated metal and stands six feet tall, that didn't dissuade Michele. She jumped right in and adapted to suit the materials available to her and her expertise. Here's… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2012

created at: 06/04/2012

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite… Continue Reading

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Make It: Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops

By: Capreek Jun 01, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Summer is coming! Cool down with a yogurt pop -- this healthy frozen snack is a cinch to make. Here's… Continue Reading

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How To: Make One-of-a-Kind Prints Using Gelatin!

By: Capreek May 31, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing,… Continue Reading

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How To: Stencil the Easy Way

By: Mollymc May 31, 2012

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Adding a pattern to the back of a bookcase or china cabinet is a great way to give it a shot of personality. Linda figured out a great way to do it with ease AND a fear of… Continue Reading

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Tips for Selling a Home

By: Mollymc May 31, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Ruth and her husband have sold the last 2 homes they've owned in less than 15 days. Clearly, they are doing something right! If you've got a house on the market, keep… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stunning DIY Rug from Felt Scraps!

By: Capreek May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

This might be the most amazing DIY rug I've ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug… Continue Reading

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How To: Five Steps to Arranging Furniture

By: Diy maven May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Walls, built-in bookcases, windows, fireplaces...all can make furniture arrangement more than a little frustrating, which is why it is best to go at it with a game plan. SAS Interiors breaks down the job into five easy steps. They are...

  1. Determine the function of the space
  2. Remove everything from the room
  3. Make a plan of action
  4. Execute (the picture above was taken during the 'execution' step)
  5. Accessorize

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How to: Make DIY Temporary Fabric Wall Decals

By: Craftmel May 30, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

As my family embarks on yet another year in our rented condo, I finally threw down the gauntlet and rebelled against bare, naked walls.  A girl can only handle so much white.  While I've been sneaking framed art here and there (my husband whines about having to fill holes when we eventually move), it was time to pull out the big guns:… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Painted Glass Table

By: Capreek May 28, 2012

created at: 05/28/2012

This painted table is all kinds of hot geometric goodness! The real kicker, of course, is that it's super affordable. Oh, and completely… Continue Reading

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