How to: Make DIY Colorful Dip-Dyed Wooden Vases

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 30, 2013

Inspired by the dip-dye trend, I've been dipping all sorts of items around our house. From curtains to tea towels, we've been dipping up a storm around here, and I started to look at what else could use a burst of color. I had an excess supply of pine from building our dining room table, so I decided to dip the boards in the dye and build some custom vase covers. To see how to make your own, view more photos after the jump!

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Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well into the night with an outdoor fire pit! Here are 14 DIY fire pit ideas to get the wheels turning.        Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2013

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute, because, really, it wasContinue Reading

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How To: Build A Grilling Station From Wooden Planter Boxes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 26, 2013

If you've been working in the garden a lot this summer, chances are you have most of the supplies needed to make this grilling station. Check out how it was made from a selection of materials including some wooden planter boxes!      

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Roundup: 10 Tuna Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2013

Tuna/cat food can crafts might not be as popular as Mason jar crafts these days, but with inspiration and how-to's like these, it might just be a matter of time before they eclipse the latter. 

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Petunias Looking Leggy? Do This to Make Them Beautiful Again

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2013

Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love. 

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10 Do-It-Yourself Projects For An Outdoor Dinner Party

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 24, 2013

It's always fun to have an outdoor dinner party, but the little details are what make it so special! We've rounded up 10 projects from place settings to decor that you can do yourself to add a personal touch to your party!      

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Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 19, 2013

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your agenda this weekend, I have the perfect DIY for you. Here is a do-it-yourself way to make an outdoor bed swing in an afternoon.    Continue Reading

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Genius: How to Make a Non-Toxic Mosquito Trap

By: Diy maven Jul 19, 2013

Where I live, we're suffering from a MAJOR mosquito invasion. We've talked about repelling the vile creatures before, but this idea from YouTuber mrhulot101 takes the fight to a whole new level. The idea behind his simple, non-toxic contraptionContinue Reading

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5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 18, 2013

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Amazing DIY Outdoor Wedding Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 18, 2013

It's no secret that we all love DIY around here, especially when it comes to home improvements and decor. But there are plenty of other categories to cover when it comes to how-to projects. So today I'll be focusing on a realm that we haven't delved much into before: weddings. This roundup of DIY outdoor wedding ideas covers everything from outdoor lighting projects and unusual centerpieces to thoughtfully handmade photo booth backdrops and DIY ceremony arches. There's even a driftwood candelabra.   Continue Reading

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9 DIY Outdoor Swing and Hammock Projects

By: Capreek Jul 16, 2013

Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks you can make yourself, plus a few DIY swings for the kids (or kids-at-heart), too!      Continue Reading

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11 DIY Outdoor Mood Lighting Projects

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 12, 2013

This season feels made for hosting outdoor dinner parties and relaxing under the trees of your own backyard, especially once the sun goes down. And one of the first things I think about when it comes to outdoor entertaining is mood lighting. Why? Well, there aren't a lot of bell and whistle decorations needed for the great outdoors. A few well placed lights and great food is all you need. So here are 11 DIY ideas for outdoor lighting, that will bring ambience to your backyard with ease.   Continue Reading

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Clean It: How To Make Your Grill Look Brand New

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 12, 2013

After each use, the grill takes a nasty hit. Grease, grime, and bits of charcoal manage to stick to the outside making it a nasty experience to touch. Take a little bit of time and cut through all the dirt to make your grill look brand-spanking-new!      

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10 Beach-Inspired DIY Ideas For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jul 11, 2013

I've always wanted to live on the ocean; there's something so calming about the beach. But it hasn't happened yet, so instead I'm filling my home with nautical, beach-inspired details... and sharing my inspiration with you!    

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