Roundup: 13 Gold and Copper DIY Ideas for This Year's Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 12, 2014

Move over brown and orange, there's a new color scheme in town this Thanksgiving: gold and copper. They're a little more lively and maybe even a bit more glam than those traditional colors you normally see during the fall season. So I've rounded up some of my favorite gold and copper DIY ideas that you can easily incorporate into this year's Thanksgiving dinner decor. Bonus: Metallics look great year round, so you can reuse these DIY ideas long after Thanksgiving is over. Here are 13 gold and copper Thanksgiving DIY ideas to inspire you this… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

By: Matt allison Nov 12, 2014

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don't buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten 'wishlists', passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving… Continue 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 aContinue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here are fifteen of my very favorite gift basket ideas for the upcoming holiday… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Christmas Wall Hanging

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 10, 2014

If I had to pinpoint one aspect of the holidays I loved, it would be the decorating. The lights, colorful bulbs, the smells, and everything else in between! Not that I think my partner would agree, but I would put a tree in every room of my house if I could. So instead of being the tree lot's favorite customer, I decided to make this modern tree hanging to go up in my office.

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From Lackluster to Lovely: Joy's Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2014

Most people with a "lackluster" bedroom might punch it up with tons of color. Not Joy. She used black and white--with just a touch of gold--and luscious textures to bringContinue Reading

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 07, 2014

It's Friday, so that must mean it's time for another round of weekend DIYs to try. Before your head out for the weekend, be sure to check out this list of 7 DIY projects, ranging from a color blocked bread board to a clay trinket dish and magnets made from a broken plate. Everyone has time for a little DIY,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Clay Container for Plants and Other Small Goods

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 07, 2014

Looking for an easy project to carry you through to the weekend? I think I might just have one for you. Make your own clay pots and containers to hold small plants or jewelry with this simple technique and… Continue 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… Continue Reading

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Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 06, 2014

Trend Alert: 10 Feather-Inspired DIY Projects

Feathers became popular a year or two ago, but lately they've been taking over the internet... it seems like every time I scroll down the page on Pinterest there's another feather-inspired piece. So I thought I'd share ten of my favorite feathery finds with all of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Large-Scale Artwork on a Modest Budget of $10 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 06, 2014

Artwork can take a room from good to great in a matter of minutes. But, if you're on a tight budget, it's not always a practical investment. So, while you're saving up for the pieces you really want, but can't yet afford, you can make your own large-scale artwork for just a few bucks. And you don't even need to have any skills in the art department to do it, although I'm sure… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Would These 10 Design Trends Prevent You From Buying a Home?

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2014

Realtor.com put together a roundup recently that addresses design trends that put potential buyers off. Intrigued? I was. They argue that 'highly individualistic' designs overwhelm the potential buyer's sensibilities, preventing them from seeing themselves living in the home. Makes sense. Now let'sContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2014

10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Sparse Bedroom Becomes a Relaxing Retreat Full of Personality

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 04, 2014
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Remember the before photos from this bedroom makeover? Well, it's time to share how the whole thing turned out. There was a lot of work to do, but after rolling up our sleeves, reconfiguring a few things, and buying some new furniture, the home owners are now able to enjoy a more relaxing space that feels like home. Click through to see how this bedroom makeover turned… Continue Reading

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