How To: Make a Modern DIY Plant Stand

By: Capreek Aug 05, 2014

Chances are, you've seen a Case Study planter before -- it's the quintessential modern planter that's been in magazines and stylish entryways since the end of WWII. Nowadays, though, it goes to the tune of $150 -- and up (way up) depending on the style and size. If you like the look but not the price, here's a DIY version you can make for a fraction of the cost.     Continue Reading

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A Guide to Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Blanket

By: Alicia Aug 05, 2014

Packing the Perfect Picnic + A DIY Picnic Blanket

The dog days of summer are here and it's only matter of time before the heat becomes a distant memory. This time of year is fleeting, and we've been taking advantage of the sunlit evenings by eating almost all of our dinner picnic-style.

Picnics are a great way to enjoy the outdoors; they're easy to pack, and even easier to clean up. We're rounded up a few tips and recipes to inspire your next picnic in the park. Read on for our guide to the perfect picnic.

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How To: Make a Hanging Planter Out of a Bundt Cake Pan

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 05, 2014

These bundt cake pans aren't just for baking. Nope, these $3 finds from the Salvation Army are also great as colorful hanging planters for succulents and other houseplants.   Continue Reading

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10 Fun DIY Home Decor Projects Using Rope

By: Faith-towers Jul 31, 2014

10 DIY Rope Projects For Your Home

Rope is one of those materials that is primarily used in a utilitarian sort of way, but if you look hard enough online you can find some pretty great DIY projects using different types of rope. I've rounded up my favorites for you, so you don't have to go searching for them!   

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Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The process seemsContinue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind chimes!      Continue Reading

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Before and After: From Small, Grassy Alcove to Perfect Summer Patio

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 18, 2014

Hoping to tackle some kind of outdoor project this weekend? Check out this outdoor patio makeover for inspiration. This tiny backyard cove, that was once covered in grass, is now a cozy outdoor retreat perfect for weekend entertaining.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY All-Natural Citronella Candles

By: Capreek Jul 15, 2014

The mosquitoes are out in full force, making it difficult (but not impossible!) to enjoy certain outdoor activities. Fret not, though. These DIY citronella candles will keep those little suckers at bay!       Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 11, 2014

Looking for a weekend project to try? Take a look at this tutorial for a hanging lounge chair. It's a great addition to a front or back porch, and would even work as a more grown up version of a swing, hanging from a tree branch in the yard.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and more.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Copper Leather Macrame Hanging Garden

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 03, 2014

DIY Leather macrame

This project is excellent because it combines three current trends: leather, macrame, and copper. It's a triple-threat hanging garden!     

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric beauties!     Continue Reading

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How To: Easy DIY Summer Hammock

By: Faith-towers Jun 30, 2014

Easy DIY Hammock

What's better than a nap on a lazy summer afternoon? A nap in a hammock that you made yourself! This is a really fun project that can be completed in an afternoon. Click through to find out how to make one of these colorful hammocks for your backyard.   

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!) Even thoughContinue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family barbecue.   

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