DIY Halloween Party Decor

By: Craftmel Oct 04, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

Last year was the first year I actually decorated for Halloween, and it was only my T.V. stand (which didn't have a television yet...) and my kitchen table.  I'm daring, I know.  But I couldn't resist doing something after seeing these simple and amazingly cheap decor… Continue Reading

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Make It: An Easy No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

For students, artists, kids, or crafters this simple no-sew pencil holder is the perfect DIY project--or… Continue Reading

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How to Coordinate Mismatched Towels

By: Diy maven Oct 03, 2011

Proving, once again, that a great idea never gets old is this hint from Martha that was posted back in '01. It's a great way to save money, which also never gets old. Basically, the idea is to gather up all those mismatched… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful Mix 'n' Match Chair Bench!

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2011

created at: 10/03/2011

What do you do with three mismatched chairs you thrifted at different times??  Why, make a colorful chair bench, of… Continue Reading

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DIY Gemstone Drawer Pulls

By: Kellyb Sep 30, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

Sometimes updating a room is as simple as paying attention to the little things. Switching out paint color, accessories, and linens among other things can make a big impact for little cost. A little time and effort can go a long… Continue Reading

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Make It: Watertight Plastic Bag Containers

By: Kellyb Sep 30, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

I have a soft spot for DIYs that have the ability to look like art installations but are also functional. Such is the case with these watertight plastic bag containers that serve a million and one… Continue Reading

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How to Paint Ceramic

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/29/2011

Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Make It: Hip Chevron Decoupage Pumpkins!

By: Capreek Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/29/2011

Sure, we've decoupaged desks, trays, even ceilings... but pumpkins??  That's just crazy talk! Or is it?… Continue Reading

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Colorful Candy Corn Bottle Vases

By: Kellyb Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

I always make a habit of hanging onto empty glass bottles from beer, sauces, etc. I just can't shake the feeling that there's going to be a project right around the corner when they'll come in handy, and I don't want to be caught without! My latest bottle-saving spree is about to come in handy for these colorful candy corn bottle… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Upholstered Cornices for Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

It's no secret: custom window treatments are EXPENSIVE.  Excessively so, it seems.  That's why I flipped my lid when I spotted this tutorial for making your own DIY cornices (those fancy box-like things at the top) for about $15 a piece.  Yes, fifteen dollarsContinue Reading

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6 Clever Doily & Hoop Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 28, 2011

Back in the day, I used to crochet doilies. Although my taste for doilies has waned considerably, I still have every one that I made. Right now they're tucked in a drawer waiting for a revival of some sort. I'm thinking that one of these doily and hoop tutorials/ideas just might be the dawn of a new doily age for me. 

The Doily Dream Catcher pictured above was actually featured last week on Etsy's How-Tuesdays. It looks especially fabulous on… Continue Reading

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Stitch It: Easy Fall Garland

By: Craftmel Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

With the start of the new season, it seems like simple Fall decorating ideas are starting to pop up all over.  And it seems like cold weather and felt sort of mesh together, especially in projects like this simple fall… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

By: Capreek Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think?  It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?… Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Own Paint By Number Canvases

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

Nikki used Picnik, yup FREE Picnik, to create her own paint by number canvases. With the photo editor, she did a little cropping and a lot of softening. Then she… Continue Reading

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How To: Fancy Towel Folding

By: Diy maven Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

What a clever and inviting way to add a little style to a guest bathroom. And did I mention it's FREE? Basically, the idea is folding one of our existing hand towels to construct an attached pocket, then fill the pocket with, well, whatever you want. A sprig of greenery,… Continue Reading

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