How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Cat Tent

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2015
Photo: jessyratfink @ Instructables

This Instructable involves two things that I love: ingenuity and animals. In this case a sweet cat named Lu who served as tent-maker assistant. The human behind the construction is Jessy who says turning a t-shirt into a cat tent only takes about 5 minutes. Other things you'll need to make oneContinue Reading

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Review: The Best Bottle Cutter Money Can Buy

By: Diy maven Feb 16, 2015

Photo: DIY Maven

Four years ago, I threw out the question: "What is the best bottle cutter on the market?" A lot of readers weighed in. Some gave recommendations, others just wanted a definitive answer, which is what I wanted. Finally, FINALLY, we decided to get to the bottom of the bottle cutter question and have a product shoot out between four popular models. Our competition has not been without a little drama, as one of the bottle cutter makers has, apparently, gone out of business since the inception of this review. That being the Bindu Studio's Bottle Cutter. We've decided to leave the Bindu in the review just in case some of you stumble upon one secondhand. That being said, it's time to introduce each of our competitorsContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Transform a Buffet the Easy Way

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 13, 2015
Buffet Makeover
by Bre Purposed

The next time you're out thrifting remember, sometimes all a piece of discarded furniture needs is a little TLC and a new pair of legs. Bre of Bre Purposed found this buffet for ten dollars and was able to transform it into a staple piece for her home with just a few easy steps. Ten dollars friends! If that's not inspiration to go scavenging for abandon treasures right now, I'm not sure what is.  Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Clever Uses for Old Tires

By: Diy maven Feb 12, 2015
Photo: Big Brand Tires

When you think of using an old tire to make something, you probably think "tree swing." Sure, swinging while sitting inside a tire can be fun, but it's not a very imaginative use of the tire itself. For something really outside the wheel, check out theseContinue Reading

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22 Unique and Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2015

A quick internet search shows that DIY headboards tend to fall into two categories: tufted or reclaimed wood (i.e. pallets). We say it's time to move beyond the obvious and try out some of these creative and totally unique headboard ideas instead!    Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Wire Planter Basket into a Glitzy Chandelier

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2015
Photo: hammer and heals

Amanda saw a coconut-lined planter and thought, "Chandelier." What?? Yup. The DIY chandelier is used to camouflage a builder-grade ceiling light fixture in her house. Materials she used, besides the basket, included some metallic silver spray paint, about 24 feet of decorative crystal garland,Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever and Unique DIY Wall Hook Projects

By: Capreek Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Kara Paslay Designs

Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I'm always running out of space to hang stuff. If you've found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Vintage Sewing Table Turned Vanity

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Lovely Indeed

You don't always need to reinvent the wheel for a furniture makeover, and this DIY is proof of that. See how this vintage sewing table transforms into a vanity with a few simple changes.   

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How To: Turn an Aluminum Baseball Bat into a Modern Pendant Light

By: Capreek Dec 29, 2014

I have to be honest: never in a million years would I have looked at an aluminum baseball bat and thought "Hey, that would make an awesome light!". But, someone did and you know what? They were right!     Continue Reading

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10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

By: Faith-towers Dec 25, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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How to: Create Typographic Holiday Gift Toppers with a Shoe Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2014

Looking for a super easy holiday DIY to tackle over the weekend? Try these typographic gift toppers made from the cardboard scraps of a shoe box.   Continue Reading

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DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genius?

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2014

When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading

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Before and After: How to Redo a Funky, Vintage Footstool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 29, 2014

After snagging this footstool from an antique store for $22, I decided to completely overhaul it for a bedroom makeover. I thought it would be the perfect seating option for a vanity, with some updates. The end result is a vibrant piece that brings warmth and personality to the room. Here's how I gave this small piece of furniture a big update.   Continue Reading

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Kate Morris's Grain Bin House on the Prairie

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2014

Kate Morris's little house on the prairie is a grain bin. Located near on family property near Great Falls, MT, the grain-bin-turned-retirement-cottage is nothing less than amazing. Kate, a retired art teacher, enlisted the help of a former student and present day architect Nick Pancheau. Kate saidContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Cozy T-Shirt Shag Rug

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2014

Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading

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How To: 'Dip Dye' Pillowcase the Easy Way to Create an Ombre Effect

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

When it comes to DIY, dip dyeing is a great way to transform fabric for various projects. But, there are a couple of big downsides to this technique. It's super messy, it takes a while to boil the water to the right temperature, and you have to carefully mix the ingredients, etc. So, when I decided to dye plain pillowcases for a recent room makeover, I experimented with a couple ways to streamline the process until I found the perfect way to dip dye the faux way.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Top to Bottom Bedside Lamp Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2014

I found this inexpensive table side lamp on clearance at Target and thought it would be the perfect shape for a bedroom makeover I recently put together. After recovering the lampshade and embellishing the base, I was able to create a custom light for about $30. Here's how you can make your own.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Ladder Wardrobe

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2014

Whether you're looking for some entryway storage or your bedroom is short on closet space, this clever DIY wardrobe is the perfect solution!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2014

Liska used random pickle and jam jars, some gloss purple spray paint, and a paint marker to make these incredible enchanting lanterns. To make it even easier for us, she providesContinue Reading

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