How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

Brittni Mehlhoff
DIY Modern wall art in under 30 minutes
Photo: Rachel Brewer

When it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for your buck in terms of transforming a space. Admittedly though, I don't always have the time it takes to create awesome DIY art pieces. So, I came up with a modern, minimal way to add great artwork to your walls in under 30 minutes and thought I'd share the tutorial,  in case you're always in a time crunch for DIYs like I am.

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Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party

Faith Towers
Roundup: 10 Clever IKEA Hacks For Your Next Party
Photo: Smile and Wave

IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.   

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Make It: Printable Halloween Fang Treat Bags

Stephanie Lee
Halloween fang printable treat bags

Halloween is a great time of year to get creative with wrapping up that candy because there's so many occasions to share it with others! You may find yourself dishing out sweets to trick or treaters, at Halloween parties, or for friends, family or neighbours who drop by for a visit. Tis the season for a WHOLE lotta of sugar.

So why not have a little fun with it and wrap your candy in style with this super easy treat bag printable? Click through for all the details!  

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Eye Candy: 10 DIYs for Día de los Muertos

Stephanie Lee
10 colourful DIYs for Dia De Los Muertos
Photo: Design is Yay

While I've never been a fan of Halloween, I've always loved the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd.

Having grown up thinking of death as a very sombre occasion, I find myself drawn to the beautifully joyous way the deceased are honoured in at this time of year in celebrations full of colour, vibrancy and positivity.  

If you're planning to decorate your house for Día de los Muertos, click through for some of my favourite Day of the Dead DIYs.

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Make It: Printable Halloween Pyramid Decorations

Stephanie Lee
DIY printable halloween decorations

I love decorating with paper for the holidays. Not only is it inexpensive, it can make a big impact without too much effort and it's easy to change up, recycle or pack-down once the big day is over.

I created some downloadable pyramid boxes that you can print out and use to dress up your walls this Halloween. These little boxes also have a few other handy uses which I'll show you at the end of the post - click through for all the details!

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A Budget-Friendly DIY Popsicle Costume for Halloween

Brittni Mehlhoff
Photo: Amelia Tatnall

Halloween costumes can be a little daunting to plan out and DIY. And I'll admit, I've skipped dressing up most years of my adult life, mostly because I just haven't felt like making anything. But this year, I just so happen to have a giant stack of cardboard leftover from a move and couldn't help but design a (budget-friendly) DIY Halloween costume to share.

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Before and After: My Little Boy's Room Makeover

Jennifer Farley
Little Boys Room Makeover

A little over a year ago we bought our home at an estate sale. We bought the house "as is." All the rooms in the house were about as bad and outdated as the above picture shows. This room had 40-year-old matted carpet, stained velvet damask wall paper, and an industrial sized burn-your-hand-off radiator...not to mention all sorts of other issues. Right when we bought the house we were in the process of adopting a 7-year-old boy, so we decided to focus "aesthetically" on the bedrooms and upstairs hallway. Most importantly our son needed a fun room in his forever home.   

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How to: Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

Jeran Mc Connel

I recently became an aunt again. I've made baby quilts and mobiles for all three of my brother's kids. The first one was a drift wood and sea shell one and then I made a birch bark and birdy one, but for this third baby I made a brightly colored quilt in triangles, so I wanted to continue that theme with the mobile. 

A few supplies from the craft store, a drill and some craft paint, and I had a mobile made in about an hour.                  

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10 Ways To Transform Foam Craft Store Pumpkins

Faith Towers
10 Ways To Transform Foam Craft Store Pumpkins
Photo: BrePurposed

You know the kind... the artificial ones that really look fake. But the fact that they can be used year after year can be very appealing - it saves money and cuts back on waste. Well there are plenty of creative ways to transform these foam craft store pumpkins into masterpieces so cool that no one will even notice that they're fake. Here are ten of our favorites.   

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Unbelievable $125 Laundry Room Makeover

Diy Maven
Photo: View Along the Way

Kelly's washer and dryer looked kinda sad in their old living quarters. Did she paint them with a bright color to cheer them up? Nope. She just changed everything around them to make them look like a million bucks--and it only cost $125! From top to bottom--including an amazing DIY pendant light to painting the vinyl flooring--nothing

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Roundup: 12 Projects that Prove Spray Paint is the Best DIY Material EVER

Diy Maven

I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, spray

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How to: Make Abstract Art with a Paint Scraper

Stephanie Lee
DIY abstract wall art

Despite having lived in our current house for three years, the walls are conspicuously bare and it's getting to the point where dressing them up is at the top of my priority list.

But while I love abstract art, sadly the pieces I'm drawn to are usually outside my price range. What is in my budget though is paint, canvas and a paint scraper, which is pretty much all you need to make your own painted artwork... click through to see how!

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