How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

If you're a DIYer, you probably have a stash of scrap wood somewhere. Various sizes and lengths of various species that you have no idea what you're going to use them for, but you can't bear to part with them, because you're sure you're going to use them someday. 

In this, the first in a five part series, I'm going to show you how to make super fast and super easy projects using some of that stashed wood. Each will take less than an hour to make (not including paint/varnish drying times) and most—if not all—will cost absolutely nothing, because they can be adapted to whatever supplies you have on hand. 

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How to: Make DIY Marquee Letters

By: Diy maven Sep 26, 2013

Whether they're for a home theater, a kid's room or an Oscar party, these fun Marquee movie letters will bring the 'wow'. Made out of stuff we can find at craft stores, we're told the… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Color Drip Pumpkin

By: Diy maven Sep 25, 2013

Orange (pumpkins) not in your color palette? Try this infinitely customizable—super easy—color drip pumpkin project from Plaid. The pumpkin they used is of the faux variety and the drips are made using inexpensive FolkArt Acrylic paint. (They… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Colorful DIY Hanging Rope Mirror

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2013

I love, love, LOVE this colorful spin on the nautical rope/leather belt mirrors that have been popular lately. And, as it turns out, this version is quite easy to… Continue Reading

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Make It: Stenciled Concrete Vases Set The Tone For Autumn

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 19, 2013

Concrete planters and vases have been making their way around the internet this summer and for good reason! They're a cheap and modern way to add some cool to your plants and to your backyard. But what if you want to add a little pizazz to the concrete?  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Serving Tray Projects

By: Faith-towers Sep 12, 2013

Pretty store bought serving trays often have not-so-pretty price tags. But lucky for us, there are tons of easy DIY solutions to this problem. Here are ten of my favorite handmade tray… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Clever DIYable Ways to Store and Organize Cookware and Utensils

By: Diy maven Sep 06, 2013

There's a lot of unruly stuff in the kitchen, when you think about it. Pots and pans, baking sheets, glass dishes, bulky utensils . . .  They all take up space fast. Here's 10 clever and diy-ableContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inventive Decor Projects Using Paper

By: Faith-towers Sep 05, 2013

Last week we showed you how to use cardboard to decorate your home, so today it seemed appropriate to share some inventive ways to use paper in your decor. You'll be surprised at how easy, affordable and… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Made from Old Clothing

By: Faith-towers Aug 26, 2013

We all have old, unused clothing hiding in the back of the closet, so why not upcycle it into something beautiful for your home? Here are ten great ways to give new life to that old… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Box Springs into a Modern DIY Platform Bed

By: Capreek Aug 26, 2013

This might be the best "before and after"/upcycle/DIY furniture/make-the-best-with-what-you've-got project… Continue Reading

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Make It: Industrial Candlestick Holder From Hardware

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 21, 2013

I love when I stumble upon a project that was created using out-of-the-box ideas and materials. These candlestick holders have an industrial aesthetic, but still manage to look sweet. And they're made from a few cheap items found at your local hardware store!  … Continue Reading

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DELIGHTFUL! How to Make a Cupcake Take-Along

By: Diy maven Aug 16, 2013

This absolutely delightful Cupcake Take-Along would be a perfect host/hostess gift, an inexpensive birthday surprise,… Continue Reading

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10 Tasteful Ways To Use Neon In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Aug 08, 2013

As a kid growing up in the 80's, I most certainly did not use neon subtly. But now that it's 2013 and neon is back, it's important to use it sparingly. Here are ten ways to utilize these bright colors without overwhelming your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood

By: Matt allison Aug 07, 2013

10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I've rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt… Continue Reading

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How to: Strip Wooden Furniture and Give It a Freshly Painted Makeover

By: Ciburbanity Aug 05, 2013

I never had visions of being a stripper, but here I am... almost middle aged, living the suburban dream and, BAM, I did it. It wasn't pretty, but I swear I'll be better the next time.

Painting furniture is an easy and affordable way to give it a quick makeover, but after decades of facelifts, sometimes you gotta get rid of the paint and start as freshly as possible. This mini-dresser has been mine for an eternity, but now it's time to pass along to my daughter Eleanor for her new adopted bedroom onContinue Reading

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