How to: Make a Dramatic Test Tube Vase in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2013

Makle this simple DIY test tube vase!
Who doesn't have a bit of 2" x 4" in their stash? That's all you need in the lumber department to make our 4th easy-peasy scrap wood project. We're labeling our test tube vase 'dramatic' because of its a generous height: 9 1/2" sans flora and 16" with flora. Positioned at the center of our rectangular dining table, it provides an impressive focal point without taking up a bunch of real estate. 

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8 Tips For Creating A Stunning Vignette In Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 22, 2013

In the interior design world, a vignette is a small grouping of items arranged artfully on a table, shelf or mantle. Creating a vignette is an easy and affordable way to infuse some of your own unique style into a space. So go grab a few of your favorite vases, candles, books and knick knacks and let's get… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Blanket Basket Makeover

By: Capreek Oct 21, 2013

Spruce up a plain basket with a fun, painted pattern and hand-stitched embellishments! It's an easy, inexpensive way to add a pop of personality to your home, while providing a simple solution for storing blankets and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn an Old Book into a New Art Case

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2013

Crafts Unleashed has a great tutorial showing us how to turn an old book destine for the garbage heap into a portable art case. Its maker, Shaunte, tells us that the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Garlands And Wreaths

By: Faith-towers Oct 10, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching, which means there isn't much time left to  decorate your entryway. So to make it easy on you, we've rounded up ten spooky garlands and wreaths that will knock your socks right… Continue Reading

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Make It: Rats Nest Halloween Wreath

By: Matt allison Oct 09, 2013

Rats Nest Halloween Wreath

Hoping to make your home even more unwelcoming this Halloween? Try this rats nest wreath from Dream A little Bigger. Turn a cheap Christmas wreath into this pest riddled warren for under… Continue Reading

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How To: Create Privacy with Paint

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 03, 2013

If you have a door or window in your home that you wish had a little more privacy, you'll definitely want to check out this tutorial. It's an inexpensive solution and you won't have to go through the headache of hanging blinds,… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Soup Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2013

Mason jars? Check. Tuna cans? Check. Soup cans . . . here ya go. Ten to get us started. All super easy, and, no, they're not all pencil holders.

Soup can luminary tutorials are plentiful, but Salt Tree's free printable patterns make them some… Continue Reading

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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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