It's that time of the year... when everyone is talking about how to curb the clutter. But it's also the time of year when budgets are tight. So why not make your own storage containers to save a few bucks? Here are ten of our favorite DIY baskets, bins and boxes to help you get organized.
When Sonya spotted this $5 lamp at a thrift store lamp, she knew it just needed a little love to make it stunning. Well, a little love, gold spray paint and wrapping paper. Wrapping paper?? Yup.
January is always an awkward time for home decor. The holidays are over, and your home feels so empty without all the festive decorations. Well, there's an easy solution - fill those empty gaps with winter themed decor. Don't worry, it's super simple to make the transition. Here are ten of our favorite ideas.
These DIY party poppers are the perfect way to ring in the new year. Especially for the kiddos who like to get in on the festivities as well. Stephanie made them using toilet paper rolls, but I'm thinking
Upholstery has always been intimidating to me. I love the look of tufted furniture, but I always expect DIY upholstery to be one of those long, frustrating projects that takes weeks to complete. So I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this IKEA bench in under two hours with minimal annoyance! Read on to find out the trick.
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.
The IKEA Moppe series of drawers are plain and utilitarian, made of raw wood... almost inviting hacks and projects. But this particular hack transforms it drastically into a glamorous black quilted Coco Chanel-inspired set of drawers. Click though to check out the fabulous final piece.
Have you heard? The new Star Wars movie is out and is currently on everyone's fave list. Pay homage to the films with your own death star concrete planter! I want about twenty of these hanging out around my house now!
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.
Everyone loves a good Christmas village or little winter scene to display during the season! I love how it adds a whimsical touch and how easy it is to create your very own without having to buy the expensive sets in stores. Simply using stackable wooden blocks and floral wire, you can create beautiful silouettes of trees to capture a magical winter in your own home.Materials
- Wooden blocks (I found mine...
I've been looking for a fun graphic piece for our home that has some sort of cute little holiday message or countdown to Christmas day, but I'm finding it hard to find one that suits our style and aesthetic. So, I created a modern and sleek Chrismas sign that is versatile, functional and one-of-a-kind!
- 1/4" Birch Plywood (ours was 8 1/2" x 10 1/2")
- Plexi glass (8" x 10"...
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.
Not everybody has space for a giant Christmas tree. And some of us just love to have a variety of different trees (that's me!). If you're short on space, this hanging twig Christmas tree might be the perfect solution for you. It can be suspended over a tabletop, and you can also make it any size you like. Continue reading to check out the final result and to find out how to make one yourself.
My favorite aspect of the holiday season is most certainly the decorating. It puts a festive spirit in your heart and a big smile on your face – the perfect recipe for holiday cheer.
And while holiday decor can mean a variety of different things to different people, I think we can all agree that the best holiday decorations are both beautiful and inexpensive! This is Linda from A Sweet Afternoon here to show you how to make an easy, origami-inspired paper star garland that’s as festive as can be, and that you can make with any paper you have and just a few basic craft items. By the end of this, you’ll know how to make two different types of folded stars for all your decorating needs!
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??
While I love the traditional evergreen boxwood look as much as the next person, I've been itching to try my hand at making a more minimal version of the holiday wreath. I've seen a few around lately and they're just so elegant, plus they're super simple to DIY. Want to know how? Read on for all the details!
It's that time of year... when you start getting invitations for holiday parties and get-togethers. Which means you'll need some small gifts to thank the hostess for having you. Here are ten of our favorite easy DIY hostess gifts.
How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a
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.
After spotting this idea on random roundups without links to the original project, I decided to go on a how-to hunt. Turns out the Bubble Lampshade tutorial comes form Lydia Pudel and the technique, although easy enough, involves more than just