Do It Sparkly: DIYable Sequin-lined Lampshade

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2014

This sequin-lined lampshade from DaWanda is like a perpetual celebration of New Year's Eve. Available in a variety of sequin colors, the lampshade clocks in at 86.90 Euros (about $106 US), but it looks like the maker doesn't ship to the US. What's a Yankee to do? Make one, of course. A black lampshade is easy to find, ($49 on Amazon), and justContinue Reading

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10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

By: Faith-towers Dec 25, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Can You Guess the Medium of These Masterpiece Recreations?

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2014
Nasa Funahara [http://news.distractify.com/pinar/nasa-funahara-masking-tape-paintings/]

Artist Nasa Funahara's recreations of the old masters is nothing less than astounding. Especially when considering her medium. Can you guess what it is? If you said paper & decoupage, you'd be wrong. Here's a hint, it'sContinue Reading

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How To: Completely Transform a Basic Folding Table with Wood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 22, 2014
Photo: Jared Smith

Folding tables are typically all function, no form. They're usually pretty ugly, but they get the job done and can be stored in a closet when not in use. But this DIY idea aims to bring style to the basic folding table and the results are pretty great. You'll have to click through to see what I mean.   

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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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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Display And Store Holiday Cards

By: Faith-towers Dec 18, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Display and Store Holiday Cards

I've never had a good way to display holiday cards. Last year I propped them up against the wall on a shelf. Lame. So this year I wanted to find a great way to share all the beautiful cards with visitors, and I also wanted to think of a nice way to store them so I can look back at them in a few years. Here's what I found.   

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How to: DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

By: Faith-towers Dec 15, 2014
Easy DIY Contemporary Winter Wreath

The word "wreath" can have bad connotations, conjuring images of tacky, overly sparkly evergreen monstrosities. But this one is different. It's square. And it's made using birch branches which gives it a bit of a scandinavian feel. Click through to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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Make It: An Artificial Christmas Tree Using a Common Gardening Item

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 12, 2014
DIY artificial tree via The Wonder Forest [http://www.thewonderforest.com/2014/11/diy-tomato-cage-christmas-tree.html]
via The Wonder Forest

We're about twelve days out from Christmas (12 Lords-a-leaping!) and there's still time to get a tree up if you haven't already. If you don't have the space for a big one, why not make your own artificial tree? Yeah. That's right. It can be done. And with something I never would have thought to use!       

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 10, 2014

DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

When it comes to do-it-yourself holiday decor, the easier, the better in my opinion. That's the case with the Curbly Ornament Challenge! These peppermint ornaments take about 60 seconds of work and you're all set. So you'd be crazy not to bust these out in your spare time!       

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How To: Make A Table Runner From Wooden Paint Sticks

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 09, 2014
DIY Paint Stick Table Runner
Lexy Ward

Sometimes I take advantage of the freebies at the hardware store. There are just so many uses for so many of the products! Paint sticks are free for customers to take and I have used leftovers for many projects. This table runner is an easy project that you can whip up in an afternoon. And all of the supplies can be found at the hardware store. Win win.      

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Make It: Quick Update for Outdated Dining Chairs

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 08, 2014
DIY reupholstered dining chairs
Lexy Ward

I always say it, but it really is amazing what a coat of paint can do. The color possibilities are endless and a new paint job just breaths life into anything! We've been needing some dining chairs for about a year now, and I found some old yellow ones at a yard sale for $3 each! Needless to say, I scooped those up and gave them some DIY lovin'!      

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How to: Create Typographic Holiday Gift Toppers with a Shoe Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 05, 2014

Looking for a super easy holiday DIY to tackle over the weekend? Try these typographic gift toppers made from the cardboard scraps of a shoe box.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 40 Stylish and Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 04, 2014

It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!        Continue Reading

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How to: Make Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer

By: Faith-towers Dec 04, 2014

Easy DIY Twig Reindeer

Everybody has twigs in their backyard (or nearby, at least) and if you're like me, you probably also have an arsenal of spray paint in the closet. And a glue gun. If so, you're ready to make some festive metallic reindeer to dress up your mantle or bookshelf this holiday season.   

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DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genius?

By: Diy maven Dec 04, 2014

When I first saw this DIY plastic bottle Christmas tree I was like, "That is genius!" and then a nanosecond later I was like, "Wait, what?" Therein lies the wishy-washy nature of this post's title, so I'm leaving it up to you. DIY Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree: Tacky or Genus? If you lean toward 'genius,' thenContinue Reading

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