Roundup: Budget Fall Decor From The Backyard

By: Faith-towers Oct 17, 2013

The days of fall are getting shorter and chillier here in New England, signaling the approach of a long, cold winter - and inspiring me to get outside and make stuff! It's amazing what you can do with pinecones, branches, rocks and all the natural materials hiding in plain sight in the backyard.   

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Roundup: 10 Functional Pumpkin And Gourd Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 17, 2013

Pumpkins and gourds are fun to decorate with, but are usually just that - decorations. Why not use them for something at the same time? Here are ten creative ways to use pumpkins and gourds as functional decor in your home.   

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How to: Super Simple DIY Confetti Pumpkin

By: Faith-towers Oct 16, 2013

You'll never guess what material was used for this colorful confetti pumpkin... and once you know, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself! Click through to find out what the secret item is, and how you can make your own vibrant confetti pumpkin.   

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Roundup: 10 Clever No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By: Faith-towers Oct 14, 2013

The minute you carve into a pumpkin it will begin decomposing... and will be in the trash before you know it. So we wanted to share some great no-carve ideas that will last a bit longer. Recently we showed you how to create your own typographic pumpkins, and this week we have ten other great no-carve pumpkin projects to share with you.   

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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 off.   

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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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