How to: Brilliant Wax Paper Lantern Project

by Faith Towers

My mouth dropped open when I ran across this project; it's pretty darn genius. There is a certain wintery elegance about these lanterns, and they give off the perfect amount of warm cozy light when the candles are lit inside. These would make the perfect gift. Click through to find out more about these elegant little beauties.   

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Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

by Faith Towers

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 stress.   

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How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood

by DIY Maven

This quick and fun project is a great way to use up not only scrap wood but also scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, buttons and other various leftover embellishments from past craft projects. (Who doesn't have some/a lot of those on hand?)NOTE: This photo block frame is suited for a 4" x 6" photo.

Supplies we used:

  • a length of 2" x 6" lumber at least 7 and 1/2 inches long'
  • 180 grit sand paper
  • paint brush
  • ...

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How to Make Quick and Easy Paper Pumpkins

by DIY Maven

About the time I have pumpkin guts halfway up my arms, I swear I'm never going to carve another. This year for Halloween I'm going to live up to my own decree and make some of these paper pumpkins. Quick and easy to construct, they only require scrapbook paper, black pipe cleaners (for vines), a bit of green felt (for leaves) and—my favorite bit—wine corks for stems. Visit BHG for the entire tutorial. 

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How To: Give Old Furniture a Colorful, Patterned Makeover with Wallpaper

by Capree K

Let's say you find an old piece of furniture at your local thrift store: it has great bones but the finish has seen better days (sound familiar?). You know you can do something awesome with it, but what? All-over paint? A new stain? Boring!

Instead, bring it back to life with this colorful, pattern-tastic DIY idea from ModCloth! Whether you choose to go bold or keep it subtle, this technique allows for nearly infinite customization and creativity. Ready to get started? Let's go!       

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