Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2013

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to share!      Continue Reading

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Roundup: Lovely Pressed Flower Crafts and Art

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2013

The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want to makeContinue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Candles from Scratch

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2013

Maybe it's because I love mountains (and forests and cabins and the great, wild outdoors) so much, but these DIY camping mug candles are just the sweetest. They add the perfect amount of understated rustic charm, don't you think?     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant lights.   

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How to: Make Easy and Elegant DIY Concrete Planters

By: Rebekah-greiman Jul 31, 2013


To the uninitiated, concrete might seem a bit intimidating. But, it's got all kinds of fun, design-y uses in home decor projects. These planter project is inexpensive, easy to create and a great way to learn your way around working with a bag of the heavy stuff.  Just be sure to get someone to help you carry it.   Continue Reading

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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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