Sharpies + Alcohol + Ceramic Tiles = DIY Coasters

By: Diy maven Nov 15, 2013

If you're into paper crafts, you've probably heard of alcohol inks. They're very cool and not inexpensive for what you get (tiny bottles/big price). Caitlin, on The Sharpie Blog, shows us how to use good oldContinue Reading

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How to: Make DIY Colorful Holiday Votive Candles with Hot Glue!

By: Faith-towers Nov 14, 2013

I came up with this idea one night while watching Project Runway. Designer Justin LeBlanc created a hot glue embellished dress, and I wanted to turn that technique into a decorative holiday project for the home. The process was super simple, super affordable, and I totally love how they turned out. Let's make… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Facade

By: Capreek Nov 11, 2013

Stuck with an empty, non-functioning fireplace? This clever project will turn it back into a stylish focal point in no… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday… Continue Reading

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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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