As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to love burning candles at home. I now enjoy buying seasonal scents in pretty containers, and I’ve learned to love making my own candles. With industrial-style accents becoming increasingly popular, I made a set of concrete soy candles with beautiful wood wicks using rose, one of my favorite scents.
As home décor and design enthusiasts, we spend a lot of time and consideration visually crafting our “perfect” home space, but how often are we actually thinking about the way it smells? From the psychology of scents, to removing unwanted odors, to incorporating home fragrance with style, we’ve created a comprehensive guide packed with everything you need to know to make sure your home smells as lovely as it looks.
Even though holiday decorations are fun to shop for, the prices can add up quickly! Rather than purchase a sign or banner this year, I decided to make a simple accordion banner out of paper to display on my shelf for the Christmas season. Not only is it simple, but it’s very inexpensive to make and folds up for easy storage if you want to reuse it next year.
Can you believe how quickly December is flying by?! Before I knew it, Christmas cards started arriving in the mail and I realized I had nowhere to display them. In our small apartment, it can be difficult to find space, so I decided to utilize an existing frame on a table to make this DIY framed web card holder that would be easy to store away for next season or repurpose for other items.
I don't know about you, but I can't afford expensive furniture. I've grown accustomed to cheaper options like IKEA and Target, where I've found pieces that I absolutely love with one problem - the hardware is very plain. After my latest furniture purchase of a new media unit with two cabinet doors, I decided to upgrade the hardware myself and make DIY faceted handles out of clay.
When the holidays roll around, I usually break out my glue gun and come up with a few easy winter projects to tackle. Today though, I'm branching out from the materials I almost always use and picking up a hand saw instead. With a bit of careful measuring and a handful of cuts, I made this hanging wood Christmas tree shelf perfect for storing small gifts and holiday odds and ends.
I recently had the opportunity of touring an "idea house." The property, a charming 1920's bungalow, belongs to and is maintained by a local family-owned company called Bachman's. The idea house is near their flagship store on Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis and is maintained as a landmark to celebrate the family's ancestors who lived in the home, conducting business just a few hundred feet away. Although the company is known primarily as a premier garden center, it also offers home decor items a-plenty. They
When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can (and should!) totally shy away from the traditional red and green color scheme. Who ever said you couldn't celebrate with pastels? This paper wreath looks great on any door and lasts more than one season!
Heather's DIY MCM tinsel wreath is so legit, it looks like it came from a box circa 1959. Although we can buy unadorned tinsel wreaths nowadays and tart them up ourselves, Heather used rope tinsel and a Styrofoam wreath to make hers. I particularly like this idea
We had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.
The last area we really needed to tackle in our kitchen makeover was the tiny mudroom entrance in the back of the kitchen. It was the black hole of the space where everything piled up and overflowed. We knew we wanted to keep it simple, while still having it...
What to do with a sample sheet of honeycomb tile? If you're Courtney, you use it to tile a glass cylindrical vase. This is a great, simple tile project for those new to tiling and the outcome couldn't be sweeter. My
I cannot tell you how much I am crushing on this woven pendant lampshade. Although, to be clear, it's actually TWO lampshades. Their shapes aren't identical, but their lower circumference is. And that's the important thing, because that's where
The entryway can be a tricky space to finish in any home. You may be picky like me and have gone through several setups only to not love any of them enough to keep them up for more than a few weeks. Copper has a made a comeback and these fun DIY hooks are a fun addition to your space, and they're small enough to allow other larger pieces like mirrors stay the focal point!
Agata used brass pipe fittings and furniture legs/feet to make oh-so-moody candle holders to enhance her Halloween dining experience. She simply
Confession: I find it difficult parting with shoe boxes. Actually any "Nice Box." You know what I mean. A sturdy, box that's in pristine, un-dented condition. Not too big, but not too small, and possibly perfect for a yet-unknown something that will need to be mailed
I know what you're thinking: Sharpies stick to wax?? Probably not. (Honestly, I've never attempted it.) But they DO stick to tissue paper, which is what Erica used to make custom candles. After making her design, she has a very neat trick
It's a bit of an unspoken rule that our homes should smell delicious during the fall and winter. You've gotta have those berries. You should smell the pumpkin. We've rounded up a handful of ways that you can bring that scent right into your home and enjoy it all season long!
I am adoring this gold leaf wall art, which Megan, it's creator, says is easy to make and CHEAP! The outcome doesn't look like
It's time to start saving those tea bags people because, yes, this weird and wonderful wall art is made using a bunch of them. Along with some tree branches and
How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables
Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.