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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Make This: Easy and Modern Wooden Memo Board

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 25, 2015
DIY Memo Board
by Rachel Mae Smith

Confession: my desk is covered in post-it notes. And I mean covered. There's something about writing everything down that helps me remember to actually do it. Instead of letting the madness continue, I decided to make a simple wooden memo board to clear the clutter!

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Roundup: 10 Irresistable Faux Plant And Flower DIYs

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2015
10 DIY Faux Plant and Flower Projects
Photo: Craftberry Bush

I've always loved flowers and plants, but I have a bit of a black thumb. So every now and then I like to supplement my houseplants with something faux (DIY, of course). They're fun to make, and they require zero maintenance. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: Dreamy Dream Catcher Mobile

By: Diy maven Feb 24, 2015
Photo: Honest to Nod

Honestly, I haven't jumped on the decorating with feathers craze. Perhaps because when I was a child and picked up an errant feather off the ground, my mother would yell, "Put that down!" I mean, you know, cooties. But thatContinue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Stool/Ottoman from Scratch

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2015
Wildlandia

Whether you use 'em to put your feet up or as impromptu extra seating, I think we can all agree that stools and ottomans always come in handy! They're especially nice when they don't take up much space and can be tucked away when they're not needed. If this sounds like something you could use, check out this easy tutorial for making your own folded stool!     Continue Reading

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Don't Succumb To Cabin Fever: 9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

By: Faith-towers Feb 19, 2015
9 Ways To Boost Your Creativity
Photo: Brooklyn Limestone

The weather is really getting to people around here in Boston. Along with the rest of the city, I've been spending a lot of time at home because of all this snow. But that doesn't mean we have to be bored... it's the perfect opportunity to cultivate our creative skills. So whether you're a seasoned professional or a newbie, you're sure to find some inspiring tutorials and resources in our roundup.   

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Kickstarter Hot Pick: Bookniture

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2015
Photo: Bookniture on Kickstarter

It might look like a book, but if you tried to read it, you'd be disappointed. That's because it's really a piece of multifunctional furniture. Bookniture is 'advanced honeycomb paper structure[s]' that open up to create extra seating (they hold up to 375lbs) , end tables, coffee tables, andContinue Reading

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How to Use Colored Mylar to Create Custom Storage Containers

By: Capreek Feb 17, 2015
Brittni Mehlhoff

I don't know about you, but I can always use more storage containers! If this sounds like your situation, check out this easy and colorful DIY container idea.     Continue Reading

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How To: Create a Trendy Hanging Jewelry Display

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 16, 2015
DIY Hanging Jewelery Holder
by I Spy DIY

If a majority of your jewelry is scattered around the house and you lose more pieces than you'd like to admit, then you definitely need this DIY. Even if you're organized, this project by I Spy DIY is super easy to make and simply adorable. And when you finish, you should probably celebrate by getting another piece of of jewelry, justttt so you can hang it up. Continue Reading

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What's the Best Bottle Cutter on the Market? We Find Out

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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Weekend Project: DIY Mudcloth Pillows with Fabric Markers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 13, 2015
Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

If you're looking for a straight-forward project to try over the weekend, check out this DIY pillow idea. Create a mudcloth-inspired pattern with a fabric marker and some spare fabric.   

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12 Awesome Inspiration Boards To Keep You Motivated Through 2015

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 13, 2015
12 inspiring inspiration boards
photo: Sean Fennessy

I'm a visual person. I need tangible items around me to look at to keep me motivated. ESPECIALLY in my workspace. I feel it is so necessary to have photos and other items to keep us inspired and I've rounded up 12 amazing inspiration boards that do just that!      

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Make It: Easy DIY Receipt Organizer

By: Capreek Feb 12, 2015
Brittni Mehlhoff

Tax season is fast approaching and if you need a little help organizing your receipts, take a look at this simple DIY organizer!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Feb 12, 2015
10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Photo: Thistlewood Farms

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.   

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Make It: Easy Geometric Leather Mousepad

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2015
DIY geometric leather coaster
Photo: Delia Creates

Listen, I'm sure a lot of people just use the touchpad on their Macs and PCs, but not me! I need a mouse half the time. And because I need a mouse, I'll probably need a mousepad to go with it. See what I did there? Here's a great way to incorporate two trends with this geometric leather mousepad! The steps are simple and it really works! I wouldn't have thought to use this kind of adhesive and would have spent more time trying to stitch one up!      

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