Roundup: 7 Mini DIY Piñata Ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

By: Capreek May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and if you're looking to add a little extra pizzazz to the party, here are seven mini piñatas to make, give, or decorate the town with!   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

By: Craftmel May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Jen found some great sconces to fit the nautical inspired theme in her daughter's room, but the sconces were specifically for outdoor use.  While the look was right, they weren't so practical for bed-side reading.  With some additions from the hardware store, Jen made those outdoor lights suitable for their new indoor setting.  

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How to Turn 1 Table into 2 Shelves

By: Diy maven May 01, 2012

created at: 05/01/2012

Beckie's grandma and grandpa gave her an old rickety table that was set for the trash heap. Beckie stepped in and saved the table. The only problem was she didn't need a table. Shelves, however, she could use. Her friend Mike used a jigsaw to saw the the table in half. A shot of primer and spray paint later, and this is what it looks like now:Continue Reading

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How to Turn Lamps into Birdbaths

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2012

created at: 04/30/2012

Natalie's no-two-alike birdbaths were made out of old lamps. A PERFECT project for thrift store finds, we'll also need a bowl, a drill and some Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

By: Capreek Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/26/2012

As an avid note-taker and a prolific list-maker, I feel like I'm constantly on the hunt for scraps of paper to jot things down on. So when I spied these DIY notebooks in NEON PINK and GOLD (!!!), I got a little excited at the possibilities!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier

By: Diy maven Apr 26, 2012

Am I the only one that loves the smell of new cardboard? Not quite like paper and not quite like wood, its scent evokes a sense of possibilities. I'm guessing Kayte, author of Paper Made, knows exactly what I'm talking about, for she created this so-cool chandelier of that very lowly material. She tells us it takes some careful cutting but virtually no Continue Reading

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Roundup: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 26, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Um, have you tried to buy outdoor furniture lately? It's expensive! So, rather than wait 'til the end-of-season sales roll around, take matters into your own hands. Here are seven awesome DIY ideas for you.

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Craftmel Apr 25, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

When the outdoor evening temperatures are too perfect to go inside, you'll need something to keep your outdoor living space lit to enjoy it as long as you can. Something you made yourself.  These DIY lighting ideas,Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Driftwood Coat Rack!

By: Capreek Apr 24, 2012

created at: 04/24/2012

I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just that!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Side Yard Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me hope!   Continue Reading

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Bookworm: Handmade Garden Projects + BONUS Cocktail Table How-to!

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

Lorene Edwards Forkner’s book Handmade Garden Projects is filled with  step-by-step instructions for over two dozen projects that will keep you busy for this growing season and beyond. Featherweight planters (made of peat and cement), vinyl wall flowers (made of LPs), a vintage-y outdoor chandelier (made of wire edging), a pergola (made of plumbing pipes) and much more, there’s something for every garden and every DIYer. You can snag it right now at Amazon for about $14.

 With the permission of Ms. Forkner’s publisher, Timber Press, we’re pleased as punch to share two original projects from Handmade Garden Projects. The first is this Gabion-Style Cocktail Table. Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Hanging Light Bulb Chandelier!

By: Capreek Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Part rustic, part industrial, part awesome! With a few basic hardware store supplies, this DIY chandelier is a cinch to make.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Mint Tin Garden

By: Diy maven Apr 23, 2012

created at: 04/23/2012

Fern's little mint tin garden made me squeal. She used a tin from Trader Joe's but as we're an Altoid household, that'd be the direction I'd go. Just look how cute her little garden turned out:Continue Reading

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Make It: Egg Candles

By: Diy maven Apr 20, 2012

These sweet little egg candles are a snap to make. Heidi says 1/3 pounds of beeswax filled six hollowed out eggshells to complete her project. The candlelight through the shells is particularly lovely, no? For the entire how-to, visit Mom's Crafty Space.

 

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

By: Green couch design Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012
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Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing. Continue Reading

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