Diamonds Are Forever... And Foldable!

By: Craftmel Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color.  Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.   spanspanI can't get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary?  I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but… Continue Reading

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How to: Choose the Best Spot for Your Garden

By: Green couch design Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants,  smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.

For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Plant Marker Tutorials

By: Diy maven Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012If you've ever planted something in your garden--vegetable or otherwise--and then subsequently forget what plant you planted in the spot until it produces fruit/vegetables/flowers, then you might need some plant markers. Luckily the intertubes are replete with ideas for making them. We'll start with simpler options and then work our way into fancy-schmancy territory.

We love paint stir sticks. In this case they are slathered in chalkboard paint and labelled with a china marker. The marker won't wash off in the rain but… Continue Reading

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Make It: Anthropologie-Inspired Wooden Book Holder

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny… Continue Reading

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GENIUS! How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into a Gardening Apron

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of… Continue Reading

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Makeover: First Class Kitchen Upgrade

By: Mollymc Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012

This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Disco Ball Helmet!

By: Capreek Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

Instead of "Foodie Friday", I thought I'd have some fun today and go with what I'm calling "Fabulous Friday" because, hey, it's the weekend! Why not? And also, this disco ball helmet is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen all week; I simply had to… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

By: Capreek Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty… Continue Reading

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Make It: Vertical Garden Rack

By: Mollymc Apr 12, 2012
created at: 04/11/2012


Last week, we did a roundup of small space gardening ideas. Well, the folks at Lowe's have thought of one more. This vertical gardening rack is a lovely way to bring the eye up in your small space. Plus, since it's a DIY you can customize it to favorite colors. See what you need to build your own rack.

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Make It: A Simple DIY Floating Clothes Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 11, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

This DIY clothes rack is an awesome--and so, so simple--solution to small space or no-closet… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Living Succulent Wreath!

By: Capreek Apr 10, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012

I've been obsessed with the idea of making a succulent wreath for years now and you know what? I say 2012 is the year I finally make it happen! Who's with me? The weather is turning nice, after all... the timing couldn't be better!… Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 06, 2012

created at: 04/03/2012

Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought andContinue Reading

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Make It: Fresh Dandelion Flower Sorbet!

By: Capreek Apr 06, 2012

created at: 04/05/2012

First, um, I didn't know you could eat dandelions!  Hibiscus, yes, but dandelions??  You learn something new every day, I guess.  Anyway, this new knowledge has made me fiercely curious about trying this flowery frozen… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Outdoor Fire Pit (Plus a Before & After)!

By: Capreek Apr 05, 2012

created at: 04/05/2012

All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this!  Check out the "after" to see what I'm talkin' about, folks.  It's minimalist… Continue Reading

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