How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2015
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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IKEA Hack: How to Make the Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution

By: Faith-towers Jan 27, 2015
IKEA Hack: The Ultimate Jewelry Storage Solution
Photo: Faith Towers

I'd been looking for a creative way to store my large collection of costume jewelry for ages. But I had many criteria... it had to fit all of my jewelry yet be appropriate for a small space, have a clean, contemporary sort of feel, and it couldn't be too expensive either. And I finally found it. At IKEA. Read on to check out my ultimate jewelry storage solution.  

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How To: Make a DIY Geometric Brass Pendant Light + WIN A KINDLE!

By: Alicia Jan 24, 2015
DIY geometric brass pendant


This easy, gorgeous DIY pendant light echoes the projects in our Make It! Hardware Store Decor eBook, so we're excited to share it with you, and hope you'll also check out the eBook!

Ok, on to the DIY: 

To create your own DIY brass tubing pendant light, here's what you'll need:

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320 Square Feet Cliffside Stunner

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2015
Photo: Tiny House Talk

Three hundred and twenty square feet have never looked so good. As a matter of fact, they look better than most houses ten times the size. Why? For one, bigger is not always better, and two, this petite home is practically surrounded inContinue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jan 06, 2015
5 Genius Space-Saving Table Ideas

Most of us could use more space, right? I know I could. So I went searching for ways to create functional table space with a small footprint. Here are five completely genius ideas that I discovered.   

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Print It: Printable Minimalistic Goal Sheets For The New Year

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 26, 2014
diy printable goal sheets
Photo: The Plumed Nest

I'm a list maker. However, I make those lists all over my house with little post-it notes everywhere. I'm aiming to be a bit more goal-oriented and organized in the new year, and I'm thinking these printable goal sheets will help us all on our way!      

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How To: Turn an Old Tire into a Pouf or Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 22, 2014

When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern 3D Geometric Paper Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner! If you still don't have a tree (or the floor space) or you simply want to add a modern, festive touch to an empty wall, check out this easy DIY idea!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Sled for Under $60

By: Capreek Dec 16, 2014
HomeMade Modern [http://homemade-modern.com/ep51-modern-toboggan/]

When it comes to snow, I'm firmly in the "No thank you, lady Nature" camp. It looks pretty in photos and that's about as close as I want to get to the stuff. But I do enjoy a good thrill as much as the next person, so the idea of shooting down the side of a snow-covered hill on nothing but a tiny piece of wood or plastic is undeniably appealing. If you also enjoy a good sled ride, check out this ridiculously cool one you can make yourself!      Continue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 10, 2014

Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.     Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 09, 2014

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   

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Make It: DIY Modern Wooden Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 08, 2014

See that sheet of plywood? It's about to become one of the coolest modern Christmas trees you've ever seen!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Space-Saving Plywood Christmas Tree

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 04, 2014

Not sure you want to go through the hassle of putting up a tree this year? Or maybe you're just short on space? Try this DIY plywood Christmas tree instead. It takes up no room at all because it hangs on the wall.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Pegboard Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2014

If your Christmas decorating style is a bit more on the minimalist/subdued side, take a peek at this easy DIY tree project!    Continue Reading

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DIY Wooden (Half) Bowl Storage

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2014
Easy DIY Wooden Half Bowl Storage
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If you have a small bathroom like I do, sometimes you have to get creative with storage. And one day it hit me (edited: see update below)  - why not cut a few bowls in half and attach them to a board to store things like lipstick and manicure supplies? And so this wooden (half) bowl storage idea was born.

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After: A Blank Canvas Bathroom Becomes A Modern Gem

By: Faith-towers Nov 20, 2014

Before and After: A Blank Canvas Gets A Modern Makeover

Photo: Faith Towers

Earlier today, we showed you the blank canvas that this bathroom... and look at it now! A unique, modern gem with a focus on both form and function. Continue to see more photos and to read about the makeover.   

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Kate Morris's Grain Bin House on the Prairie

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2014

Kate Morris's little house on the prairie is a grain bin. Located near on family property near Great Falls, MT, the grain-bin-turned-retirement-cottage is nothing less than amazing. Kate, a retired art teacher, enlisted the help of a former student and present day architect Nick Pancheau. Kate saidContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

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How To: Make an iPad Holder out of Copper Pipe

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 14, 2014

Looking for a cool way to way to repurpose copper piping? How about a DIY iPad holder? Make your own with the supplies above in less than an hour.   Continue Reading

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