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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How To: Make a DIY Faux-Vintage Card File Cabinet!

By: Capreek Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on cost!   Continue Reading

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How to: Make Your Own Upcycled DIY Garden Weed Block

By: Green couch design Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/10/2012created at: 04/10/2012Nothing beats a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway. Except for a DIY project made from free materials you were going to recycle anyway that prevents weeds from growing among your tasty veggies!   Continue Reading

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What to Consider when Choosing Upholstery Fabrics

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Reupholstering furniture is a big investment. Not only is the work expensive, but the fabric can be, too! The folks at Spruce blogged some smart tips to help pick the right fabric for the job.

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DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles

By: Diy maven Apr 19, 2012

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If you've ever flown into or out of the Lindbergh terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the summertime, you've probably noticed very large pots of (usually) petunias hanging from just about every lamp post bordering the entrance and exit routes. Every time I drive past them, I'm always struck by how thick the blooms are, as you can Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas

By: Mollymc Apr 19, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you're welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout.

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DIY Wine Bottle Hanging Planters

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2012

 I'm guessing these wine bottle planters would be easy to replicate. First we'd have to cut off the bottom of the bottles. We wouldn't be able to use potting soil as our planting medium. From the look of the pictures, it seems Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern Geometric Mobile

By: Craftmel Apr 18, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

I'm no coffee drinker, but I do love grabbing a few of those teeny tiny straws when they are out for the taking just because everything tastes better through a little straw.  Who knew they also served the purpose of making up a modern, geometric mobile?   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Serving Tray!

By: Capreek Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Hello, slightly-abstracted chevron pattern! You're my new favorite thing. Also, that metallic gold flair you've got going on really suits you. I have a feeling we're going to be BEST. FRIENDS.   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!   Continue Reading

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GENIUS! How to Turn a Pair of Jeans into a Gardening Apron

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of knowing Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

By: Craftmel Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/13/2012

During my growing-up years, my parents had a small garden in our backyard.  As a result, we were all in the habit of tossing our fruit and veggie scraps into an empty milk jug, and then taking that jug outside to dump the day's collection into our compost bin.  A routine spreading of the compost on our garden had terrific results!  Even in the blazing Arizona heat, we had giant tomatoes, beets, carrots, and other deliciousness gracing our garden. 

 

My parents have since moved, and we are planning on putting in a nice garden for my mom for mothers' day in their new backyard.  A compost bin is a necessary companion to her new garden.  A "beehive" container like the one above, (via Tilly's Nest), would be a beautiful way to disguise it!   Continue Reading

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