How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Cat Tent

By: Diy maven Feb 25, 2015
Photo: jessyratfink @ Instructables

This Instructable involves two things that I love: ingenuity and animals. In this case a sweet cat named Lu who served as tent-maker assistant. The human behind the construction is Jessy who says turning a t-shirt into a cat tent only takes about 5 minutes. Other things you'll need to make oneContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Irresistable Faux Plant And Flower DIYs

By: Faith-towers Feb 24, 2015
10 DIY Faux Plant and Flower Projects
Photo: Craftberry Bush

I've always loved flowers and plants, but I have a bit of a black thumb. So every now and then I like to supplement my houseplants with something faux (DIY, of course). They're fun to make, and they require zero maintenance. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: Easy DIY Stool/Ottoman from Scratch

By: Capreek Feb 23, 2015
Wildlandia

Whether you use 'em to put your feet up or as impromptu extra seating, I think we can all agree that stools and ottomans always come in handy! They're especially nice when they don't take up much space and can be tucked away when they're not needed. If this sounds like something you could use, check out this easy tutorial for making your own folded stool!     Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Mudcloth Pillows with Fabric Markers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 13, 2015
Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

If you're looking for a straight-forward project to try over the weekend, check out this DIY pillow idea. Create a mudcloth-inspired pattern with a fabric marker and some spare fabric.   

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Feb 12, 2015
10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Photo: Thistlewood Farms

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.   

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Make It: Easy Geometric Leather Mousepad

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 12, 2015
DIY geometric leather coaster
Photo: Delia Creates

Listen, I'm sure a lot of people just use the touchpad on their Macs and PCs, but not me! I need a mouse half the time. And because I need a mouse, I'll probably need a mousepad to go with it. See what I did there? Here's a great way to incorporate two trends with this geometric leather mousepad! The steps are simple and it really works! I wouldn't have thought to use this kind of adhesive and would have spent more time trying to stitch one up!      

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22 Unique and Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2015

A quick internet search shows that DIY headboards tend to fall into two categories: tufted or reclaimed wood (i.e. pallets). We say it's time to move beyond the obvious and try out some of these creative and totally unique headboard ideas instead!    Continue Reading

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How to: Add Fabric to a Plastic Chair

By: Rachel mae smith Feb 02, 2015
DIY ModPodge Chair
by Emily Henderson

Move over spray paint, there's another way to makeover plain furniture pieces. If you're looking to add a little color and pattern to your office, then this Mod Podge chair makeover is a perfect place to start! All you really need is some fabric and Mod Podge to transform a basic plastic chair into a bold statement piece. It's really as easy as that. I don't know about you, but that pattern alone would make responding to emails a bit more exciting!Continue Reading

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Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Jan 22, 2015
10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.   

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How To: Make A Stitched Coaster In Under Five Minutes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 21, 2015
Photo: Blitsy

"Use a coaster!" were the words of my mother throughout my childhood. There are plenty of DIY coaster projects out there and these stitched ones are tugging at my coaster-lovin' heart strings!      

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Before and After: An Old Lawn Chair gets An Amazing Woven Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Pioneer Settler

I know it's only January and not really "lawn chair season", but hey, a girl can dream. Plus, this project would be a great way to pass some time in these cold, dark months!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Pom Pom Fringed Pillows

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Honestly WTF

I mean, seriously, who doesn't love pom poms? Certainly not Lauren and Erica. As proof, Erica whipped out her 'almighty' pom pom maker to make oodles of the fluffy balls to use as fringe on a pack of colorfulContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Jan 12, 2015
10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen
Photo: Martha Stewart

Now that the holidays are over, it's a good time to make a few fun changes to the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not talking major renovations here - just small, easy projects that won't take you more than an hour to finish. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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How To: Make a DIY Souk-Inspired Throw Pillow

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2015
Photo: Brittany Makes

So, West Elm has this rug that you've probably seen a thousand times during your adventures in Blog Land. It's their take on traditional Moroccan Berber rugs and it's a little bit pricey. It's also not the best rug if, say, you have pets in the house. So, what do you do if you absolutely must have this style of accessory in your home? Make a similarly-designed throw pillow, of course.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make A Dip-Dyed Tassel Valentine's Pillow

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 08, 2015
Photo: The Sewing Rabbit

I usually switch out our throw pillows every Spring and Fall, but I'm seriously considering switching them out every holiday starting with Valentine's Day! This pillow project is perfect to help you give your couch or bed a little love!      

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Make It: DIY Waxed Paper Transfer Tea Towels

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 06, 2015
Photo: House of Earnest

This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.   

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Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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How To: Easily Dye Linens with Fruit

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 19, 2014
Photo: Sugar & Charm

Using fruits that you may already have in your pantry, you can dye linens in a pinch, using this simple tutorial.   

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