How To: Turn an Old Leather Belt into DIY Drawer Pulls!

By: Capreek Jun 12, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

Well... THIS is cool! Before you think to toss an ill-fitting belt into the trash (or donation bin), check out this awesome DIY idea!   Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Shade Pendant Lamps

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2012

created at: 06/12/2012

Jen from Tatertots & Jello found the perfect pendant lamps for her kitchen, but at $140 a pop, they were out of the question. So, Jen came up with a fabulous alternative that only set her back $124, and that's for FOUR pendant lights. She started by picking up some $7 shades at Target, which she covered in a pretty print she found online. Conversion kits at Lowes for 20 bucks each helped her convert her recessed lights to pendants, sansContinue Reading

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Before & After: A DIY Pegboard Headboard!

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2012

created at: 06/11/2012

I always love seeing creative, affordable solutions to decor dilemmas and this DIY pegboard headboard does not disappoint!   Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Concrete Wall

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2012

created at: 06/11/2012

Looking to introduce some texture into your home? Here's a unique twist on the ol' accent wall!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Tennis Ball Helper

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/08/2012

 This cute little fellow will gladly hold your keys, mail, pen and hand towel without one complaint. And, when not lending a hand--er....mouth, he wears a sweet smile. So, how do we DIY one? An Xacto Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Easy Hand-Painted Linen Towels

By: Capreek Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

From stamps to polka dots to tassels, we've shown you a few clever ways to ratchet up the style factor of plain kitchen towels. Now here's a new way to customize your kitchen and dining room linens!   

This technique is pretty straight forward and can be adapted to suit your tastes (if you want to experiment or try something less traditional). Jenny from Everyday Occasions shows you how to use fabric paint to create yourContinue Reading

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How To: Make Colorful DIY Felt Storage Boxes

By: Capreek Jun 07, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

It's no secret that I have an on-going love affair with felt. Add my obsession with little boxes and storage containers to the mix, and this DIY project is a no-brainer!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Stitched Leather Gadget Case

By: Capreek Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/06/2012

...or wallet, or pencil holder, or mouse pad!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Drum Into a Pendant Light

By: Diy maven Jun 06, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

Lindsay bought a used Tom drum off Ebay for 30 bucks and decided to turn it into a pendant light. At 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide, a Tom is a perfect specimen for this project, but I can imagine other drums-types would work too. The process of conversion is pretty simple. Some scrap wood, finish nails, a drill, jigsaw, pendant light kit, scissors or Continue Reading

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Recycle It: How to Make a Cardboard Catch-All Organizer

By: Craftmel Jun 06, 2012

created at: 06/05/2012

It might just be at our house, but if my husband asks me where his keys are one more time, I might poke my eyes out.  And at the rate I lose my phone, we are going to be the blind leading the blind, literally.  That's why I liked this clever recycled cardboard catch-all project; solutions like this help me keep my eyesight.Continue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Rainbow Party Food Picks

By: Craftmel Jun 05, 2012

created at: 05/29/2012

Summer is here and in full swing, which means lots of backyard parties with lots of food!  Here is a quick DIY project to take your food presentation up a notch.   Continue Reading

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How to Make Backlit Canvas Art

By: Diy maven Jun 05, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

When Michele saw artist  Valérie Boy's Féérie Florale, she was struck with inspiration. She wanted to attempt to make a knock off of sorts. The fact that the original is powder-coated metal and stands six feet tall, that didn't dissuade Michele. She jumped right in and adapted to suit the materials available to her and her expertise. Here's what Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2012

created at: 06/04/2012

I recently returned home from a trip to ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), where everything was brass-y, angular goodness. It was a neo-80s explosion. In a good way. So, spying a low-cost, DIY version of all this shiny metallic high-brow design was quite exciting!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops

By: Capreek Jun 01, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Summer is coming! Cool down with a yogurt pop -- this healthy frozen snack is a cinch to make. Here's how.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make One-of-a-Kind Prints Using Gelatin!

By: Capreek May 31, 2012

created at: 05/31/2012

I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?   Continue Reading

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