If you're like me, now that the holidays are over you have leftover wrapping paper everywhere. Whether you have used paper that you'd like to reuse, or just scraps that you don't want to save until next year - there are plenty of alternative ways to reuse it. Read on for ten clever ideas.
If you haven't owned an Ektorp sofa or love seat, you've surely seen one. But I can almost guarantee you've never seen an Ektorp like this one. That's because when Helen found a corresponding discarded white slipcover
Paper straws suddenly became popular a while back (kind of like washi tape), and now I grab a box of them whenever I see them. Which means that now I suddenly have a lifetime supply of them. And I'm guessing some of you are in the same boat. Bur there are other, alternative ways to use them, aside from drinking through them... here are ten super clever DIY projects using paper straws.
I don't think I could love a project more. And this is really making me want to break out the sewing machine and whip up a few pillows to use as gifts this season! Make these pillows inspired by those popular gold letter balloons you've seen all over the web!
If I had to choose one DIY trend / technique that I never get tired of, it would have to be dyeing. Mostly because it's a very easy process that (truly) anyone can complete. Plus, the before and after transformation is generally pretty dramatic. There are lots of options when it comes to dyeing too, from traditional dyeing to over-dyeing to dip dyeing, etc.
The one that I've been most interested in as of late though is Shibori dyeing, which basically means shaping and securing the textile before placing in a dye bath. I've simplified the process to make it easy enough for even the most beginner level DIYer to handle, and used rubber bands to create interesting designs in a matter of minutes. Click through to see how the pillows turned out and do some last minute decorating before the holidays roll around.
There's something so festive about candlelight. I tend to light a lot of votives during the holiday season, so naturally I'm a big fan of holiday-themed candles. Here are ten of my favorite candle DIYs that I've been drooling over this December.
I am always love interiors that go all out with Holiday decor beyond the room with the Christmas tree. These are the houses that Christmas cheer is found in most rooms... even in small ways. Here are some interiors that have literally decked the halls and staircases for the holidays.
The reason Sabrina & Mike's bathroom makeover clocked in on a tiny budget is because they used leftovers from their whole-house renovation. The bulk of the cash went to replacing the toilet and sink. Leftover oak flooring replaced
I'm guilty of it - every year I end up propping the holiday cards I receive up against the wall on the kitchen counter. It's not very functional, and it's certainly not very pretty either. So I was determined to come up with a creative alternative. Keep reading to check out what I found.
Here I am. Pledging my undying love for PVC pipe and all the crazy amounts of creative things you can make with it. The lastest hack? These candy cane napkin rings that are perfectly simple and sweet for your holiday table. PVC, how I love thee. You just need two things!
I'm on the fence on this first one. On one hand, it's fabulously quirky, but on the other hand, it looks a bit more spring-y than Christmas-y. But the NEXT one??
I really can't get enough of the cactus in any shape or form. My latest obsession would have to be these cool pillows using a paint-by-numbers technique. I mean, you'll get it right the first time. Every time. Check it out!
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not far behind, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about all those desserts that will be leftover in the wake of the festivities. Because at this time of year there always seems to be too much food, despite my best efforts to eat everything in sight!
These pie boxes are perfect for handing out the extra pieces after the party's over; and best of all, they're so easy to make that you could put them together while the turkey's roasting. Click through for the full tutorial...
I don't know about you, but the holidays bring out my desire to snuggle up and just be with my family. Maybe it is because of the busy nature of the season, but I long to cozy up with my hot cocoa and escape. Here are 10 modern rustic cabins that make you want to live life in the woods...for good.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!