20 Fall Container Garden 'Recipes'

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2013

Black Rhino Property Services takes all the guesswork out of creating the perfect fall container gardens. They give us 20 'recipes' complete with bulleted lists of beautifully -staged arrangements. Whether you want bold colorContinue 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 $20.

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How to: Make Easy DIY Typographic Pumpkins

By: Faith-towers Oct 08, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching, and fall is in full swing... which means it's time to decorate pumpkins! Instead of getting a knife to carve them though and speeding up the decomposition process, go grab your paint brushes and painter's tape and have your decor project last throughout the whole season.   

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Make It: Yarn and Felt Halloween Wreath

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2013

Soft and inviting, this Halloween wreath is nice departure from the typical front door decor fare this time of year. The maker used yarn to wrap herContinue 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.

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How to: Make a Flower Vase Using Branches from Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Sep 30, 2013

I like to have a vase of flowers on my kitchen table, especially this time of year when a long cold winter is only a few short months away (eek!). This super easy wood chip vase uses materials that you probably already have at home, and will add some serious style to your table.  

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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 choseContinue 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?      

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Make It: DIY Tiki Torches from Upcycled Glass Bottles

By: Capreek Sep 18, 2013

Turn sad, empty bottles into festive outdoor mood lighting perfect for chilly fall soirees! It's super easy -- here's how.     Continue Reading

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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 squirrel resistantContinue Reading

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

By: Brittni mehlhoff 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 out.   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 Buhan createdContinue 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 one!       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 product.   

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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 and a coupleContinue 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 share!      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 think?     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 lights.   

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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 it.   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.

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