Feeding the Birds with a Modern Flair

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2013

Nothing gives me more pleasure when visiting street fairs than to find something handmade and gorgeous that I've never seen before. That's just what happened this weekend at Excelsior, MN's Apple Day. In one of the vendor booths, I spotted these simple yet elegant modern/minimal/zen bird treats. Jule Rentz hand-makes them using a food-grade binder and a squirrelContinue Reading

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How To: A Smart Solution for Covering an Ugly, Existing Chain Link Fence

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 29, 2013

If you have ever lived somewhere with a chain link fence, you know it doesn't allow for much privacy, since you can see right through them. If you're looking for a solution to this problem, this tutorial is your answer. In an afternoon, you can put together a temporary (or more permanent) fencing structure to attach to the pre-esiting chain link fence that won't cause any damage. This one is perfect for renters, especially, who may be worried about causing damage and loosing the security deposit upon move out. Check it… Continue Reading

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Magical Transformation from Garage to Residence

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2013

Now you don't see it; now you do. But not without a lot of forethought. That's the magic behind this garage turned one-room residence named Passage BuhanContinue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Popsicle Stick Table Runner

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2013

So, remember how we shared a popsicle stick table runner idea last week? Well, I guess it's a thing* now (#trendalert), because here's another… Continue Reading

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How to: Make A Nautical Chic Driftwood Mirror

By: Faith-towers Aug 19, 2013

Driftwood is an easy material to find, but a difficult one to utilize successfully. Sometimes it ends up looking just a little too, well, handmade. But this tutorial uses a pop of color to add a modern feel - click through to check out the final… Continue Reading

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Petunia and Bistro Table Update--One Hailstorm Later

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2013

Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks andContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2013

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to… Continue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Candles from Scratch

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2013

Maybe it's because I love mountains (and forests and cabins and the great, wild outdoors) so much, but these DIY camping mug candles are just the sweetest. They add the perfect amount of understated rustic charm, don't you… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy and Elegant DIY Concrete Planters

By: Rebekah-greiman Jul 31, 2013


To the uninitiated, concrete might seem a bit intimidating. But, it's got all kinds of fun, design-y uses in home decor projects. These planter project is inexpensive, easy to create and a great way to learn your way around working with a bag of the heavy stuff.  Just be sure to get someone to help you carry… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 7 Sensational Front Porch Additions

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2013

There should be some sort of law that stipulates that all homes constructed from this moment in time onward must include a front porch. My opinion, of course. But seriously, wouldn't all homes look better with a front porch? They're inviting, charming, and add to the livable space of your home. If I haven't swayed you, check out these seven homes that have been transformed by porches.

We're gonna start big and… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 8 Outdoor Tablescapes That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2013

The first day of August is tomorrow. To me, August is the last month of the summer. I try to get all of my outdoor partying wrapped up by the end of the month. You still have time to have plenty of dinner parties! Here are 8 inspiring table settings for your next evening bash.  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well into the night with an outdoor fire pit! Here are 14 DIY fire pit ideas to get the wheels turning.… Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2013

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute,… Continue Reading

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How to Throw a Perfect Bonfire Party

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jul 26, 2013

Throwing the perfect party can definitely be a challenge. But throwing the perfect bonfire party? That one is pretty doable, actually. Bonfires are super laid back and much easier to throw together. So what will you need to throw the perfect bonfire party? Any combination of these recipes, DIYs, and decor elements will do just… Continue Reading

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Easy DIY Outdoor Games Anyone Can Make

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2013

Roundup of four DIY summer outdoor game projects
We’re happy to partner with Dremel’ Weekends, a new DIY project website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for every skill level. Projects range from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

Sick of air-conditioning-induced bloody noses? Having strange nightmares about Property Brothers episodes? Dudes. I know the heat is on, but it's time to… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Grilling Station From Wooden Planter Boxes

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 26, 2013

If you've been working in the garden a lot this summer, chances are you have most of the supplies needed to make this grilling station. Check out how it was made from a selection of materials including some wooden planter boxes!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Tuna Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2013

Tuna/cat food can crafts might not be as popular as Mason jar crafts these days, but with inspiration and how-to's like these, it might just be a matter of time before they eclipse the latter. 

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Roundup: 10 Gourmet Campfire Cooking Recipes

By: Faith-towers Jul 25, 2013

Your taste buds don't have to suffer just because modern conveniences aren't available in the woods... you'll want to go camping every weekend after you try some of these amazing… Continue Reading

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Petunias Looking Leggy? Do This to Make Them Beautiful Again

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2013

Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love. 

This is… Continue Reading

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