How To: Make a DIY Braided Chevron Rug!

By: Capreek Feb 08, 2012

created at: 02/08/2012

I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug.  It's the best of both worlds,… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Scratch-off Valentine

By: Craftmel Feb 07, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

Whenever my husband gets one of those "Scratch and Win!" things, he's all over it with his loose change, and if he doesn't win, he scratches off everything anyway.  That's why I can totally see him loving this DIY valentine… Continue Reading

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From Candlestick to Succulent Garden: How to Make Mini Color-Dipped Planters!

By: Capreek Feb 06, 2012

created at: 02/06/2012

As you all know, my favorite plants in all the world are succulents.  I love 'em in big, statement-piece hanging gardens and I especially love them in tiny, magnetized terrarium form.  But these candlesticks-turned-planters might be my favorite DIY succulent containers… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/02/2012

There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big".  While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big.  Case in point: these giant paper… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

By: Craftmel Feb 02, 2012

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 3 Easy DIY Goodie Bags and Packages for Valentine's Day!

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag!  We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy DIY String-Wrapped Bottle Vases!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2012

created at: 01/29/2012

I love fun and easy repurposed decor projects and these colorful string-wrapped vases certainly fit that bill!  So save up those empty glass bottles, Curbliers.  It's time to turn them into something pretty (and… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Typographic DIY Stencil Pillow!

By: Capreek Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

Stencils, linen, and a good quote might be the ultimate throw pillow… Continue Reading

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DIY No-Sew Bunting

By: Craftmel Jan 25, 2012

created at: 01/25/2012

It is my daughter's birthday on Friday, and I'm in party mode.  Since I do parties as simply as possible- usually with only a few balloons as decorations- this super easy DIY made me consider stepping out of my "If-I-Decorate-I'll-Have-To-Clean-It" self and branch out a little more this time around.  The good news is, you can just fold it up and put it away for the next celebration that comes around.   That's my kind of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Waterless Hot Water Bottle (Free Template)!

By: Capreek Jan 24, 2012

created at: 01/24/2012

I wanted to say something about this fleece "hot water bottle" giving you warm fuzzies, but I just couldn't.  Or could I?  Oh snap, I just did.  Now that that terrible pun is purged from my system, let's get on with this heart-warming how-to.  (I'm so sorry, I can't… Continue Reading

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Coolest Idea Ever: Create a DIY Duvet Cover From Doodles!

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award.  Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Turn Jeans into Textural, Recycled Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

We've made bowls and bins from jeans, but now it's time to make a little somethin' somethin' for those bare walls: highly textural and striking recycled denim wall… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Colored Pencil Spool Rack!

By: Capreek Jan 16, 2012

created at: 01/16/2012

It seems we can't get enough colored pencil projects these days (hello awesome DIY jewelry)!  Heck, you could even say we're... "over the rainbow" for them (har har), especially this clever and easy DIY colored pencil spool rack from… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Stamped Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Jan 11, 2012

created at: 01/11/2012

I'm known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there).  But lately I've been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!   

Using fabric paint and regular old stamps, Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fame created these pretty and durable DIY tea towels.  Aren't they lovely?… Continue Reading

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