Gift Guide: 15 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers and Small Gift Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 19, 2013

I've always been the type who gives lots of smaller gifts instead of one big one - I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket. So obviously I love stocking stuffers. And I love DIY stocking stuffers even more. Here are 15 of my favorites.   

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DIY Abstract Black and White Wall Art

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2013

Kirstin fell in love with the abstract black & white West Elm art collection pictured above the first time she saw it. So much so, in fact, that she decided to make a knockoff with the help of her two young sons. They made the frame andContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Ways To Use Pinecones in Your Holiday Decor

By: Faith-towers Nov 18, 2013

They're free. They're versatile. They're everywhere right now. In my mind, pinecones signal the transition from fall into winter, making them the perfect decorative element for your home this time of year. Click through to see all the clever ways you can utilize pinecones during the upcoming holiday season.   

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Roundup: 10 Pom-Pom Decor and Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

I've loved pom-poms the first moment I watched my sister Joyce turn them into animals using her Pom-Pom Pets Kit when I was 7 years old. Turning fluffy balls of yarn into owls and rabbits and such . . . well, it was magical. Which brings me to the projects in this roundup. Not as complicated as turning a coupleContinue Reading

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Sharpies + Alcohol + Ceramic Tiles = DIY Coasters

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

If you're into paper crafts, you've probably heard of alcohol inks. They're very cool and not inexpensive for what you get (tiny bottles/big price). Caitlin, on The Sharpie Blog, shows us how to use good old SharpiesContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make some!

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How To: Make Rope Chargers from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 12, 2013

Get your dinner table ready for the holidays and beyond with these DIY sewn rope chargers. They'll protect your table from scratches and accidental cranberry stains.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Entertaining Ideas for the Holidays

By: Faith-towers Nov 12, 2013

'Tis the season for parties and get-togethers, which means all of our DIY projects can go to very good use! Here are ten fabulous entertaining projects that will have your guests talking for weeks.   

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Roundup: 10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorials

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2013

Whether you want to force co-mingling, keep the conversation lively or keep the peace, assigning seats around the dinner table this holiday season is a must. These 10 DIY place card projects not only direct people to the right spot, they'll addContinue Reading

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2014 Spring Color THROWDOWN

By: Diy maven Nov 07, 2013

       

Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is described as

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Roundup: Our Favorite FREE Thanksgiving Printables & Downloads

By: Matt allison Nov 06, 2013

Top 10 Thanksgiving Printables & Downloads

Put the 'thanks' back into thanksgiving this year with our curated round-up of FREE printables. We've got everything from printable wall art through thanksgiving 'thank you' note and decor.

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How to Make a Modern Succulent Planter for $2 or Less

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 05, 2013

Using plumbing pieces in unique shapes, you can create inexpensive planters and vases just in time for the holidays. Great for centerpieces on a dining room table, sitting on a decorative shelf, or as hostess’ gifts for holiday parties and alike. The best part of this DIY though, is the cost, with each finished planter coming in under $2 (or around $5 if you include the succulent in the cost), this easy craft project won’t break the bank. Click through to find out how to make your own.

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday stress.   

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A New Way to Make Crayon Art

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2013

Remember when people glued crayons to canvas and melted them with a blow-dryer to make art? Jenna did, but she came up with a new way to make crayon art that just mightContinue Reading

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Decorating Your Dining Room for the Upcoming Holidays

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 01, 2013

Last week, I had an opportunity to fly to New York with Gabriel, who writes for Curbly's brother site, ManMade, to decorate a room for an event put together by Lowe's called Deck the Halls. Gab and I created a dining room space completely from scratch, that would easily transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas (and the other winter holidays). All in about six hours.    Continue Reading

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