How To: 'Dye' Clear Glass Any Color (We Test Two Techniques)

by DIY Maven

 

Dyed glass feature image
Photo: DIY Maven

 

A few years back, we profiled a new technique to 'dye' clear glass any color. The original maker included instructions that called for mixing acetone (nail polish remover) with Vitrail glass paint. Since posting the profile of the technique, the original how-to has vanished from the internets. We decided to take our own stab at the technique to see if we could replicate the outcome and devise our own how-to

With some trial and error, we were able to do it...but not without some 

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How To: Make Pom-Pom Embellished Pillows

by DIY Maven

 

Pom-pom pillows supplies
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

This is one of those head-smackers...as in "why didn't I think of that!" Rachel actually made the pillows she used for this project, but the same technique could be used to make plain store-bought pillows (or the ones now sitting on your sofa or stashed in your linen closet) into one-of-a-kind bursts of pure happiness. Take

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Eye Candy: 10 Unique Ways To Display Flowers In Your Home

by Faith Towers
Eye Candy: 10 Unique Ways To Display Flowers In Your Home
Photo: Lauren Conrad

Believe it or not, we've almost made it to spring... so I'm pretending it's already here and dreaming about colorful, unique floral arrangements. Have you noticed, though, that if you try to Google "unique bouquets" that it always gives you wedding-centric ideas? Well trust me, it does. So today I'm sharing some interesting ways that you can style your flower arrangements yourself, at home. Read on for ten of my favorite ideas.   

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How To: Style Pantone Rose Quartz and Serenity with Black

by Jennifer Farley

Rose Quartz and Serenity Styled with Black

I will admit that pastel colors are not my favorite so when Pantone revealed the two colors of the year it challenged me a little. I do have this theory that black can make any color awesome so it was the first thought in my head when trying to style with these colors. Here are three spaces that show you how you can style Rose Quartz and Serenity with good old fashioned black.   

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Eye Candy: 10 Stunning Natural Stone Fireplaces

by Jennifer Farley
Natural Stone Fireplaces
Source: Lonny; Photo: David A. Land

Painted fireplaces have become a trend in the last decade and in someways, in the DIY world, our attention has been diverted from beauty of natural stone fireplaces. Dont get me wrong, I love a good painted fireplace. There have been a few brick/stone fireplaces that have been victim to my paint brush...for good reason. Today's post is a good reminder that natural stone fireplaces can make a beautiful statement in any style of home...even modern ones. Here are ten natural fireplaces that might make you want to put down your paintbrush and consider stone.

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Roundup: 10 Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

by DIY Maven

Roundup Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

We covered the guys last week. Today we're turning our attention to the ladies. Although, I'm guessing there are a lot of guys out there that would love some of the things on this list as much as some of the ladies out there would love some of the things on the guys' list--okay, maybe not the beard oil, but I digress. So, read on and make your must-make list, because Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it. 

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DIY Floating Message in a Bottle for the One You Love

by Alicia Lacy

Make a DIY floating message in a bottle for Valentine's day
I love Valentine's Day, and the truth is, I always have. Even when I was single, broke, and in no position to treat my self or anyone else - I tresured the holiday. Here's why: It's a holiday centered on love. That's basic and not exclusionary. So, for years I've used the day as an invitation to tell the ones nearest and dearest to me how much they mean to me; a love letter to the ones I love.

This year, I'm putting a little twist on my love letters and upping my game with a floating message in a bottle that's a little bit The Police and a little bit The Fifth Dimension. Check it out!

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