How To: Make a Vertical Garden from Reclaimed Wood

By: Capreek Jul 18, 2012
created at: 07/18/2012
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don't you think?    Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Colorful Chic Ribbon Chandelier

By: Alicia Jul 18, 2012

created at: 07/18/2012

All this week I'm doing a series of DIY projects with colorful ribbon. Today I'm sharing an easy DIY I made for my daughter's closet. Read on to find out how to make this fun, colorful pendant lamp!
The lights in all our closets consist of bare exposed bulbs, with nothing more; they're plain-jane. I wanted to create something with a touch of whimsy for Ayla's closet, because even at 3-years-old, she spends quite a bit of time inContinue Reading

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How To: DIY Scrap Wood Lantern

By: Craftmel Jul 18, 2012
created at: 07/16/2012

If you are no stranger to wood DIY projects, you just might have a growing pile of wood scraps hanging around waiting for a "lightbulb moment" into the perfect project.  To help things along, how about a scrap wood lantern?   Continue Reading
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How To: DIY Outdoor Drink Holder

By: Craftmel Jul 17, 2012

created at: 07/16/2012
After tripping over and successfully spilling my holiday drinks, I was certain there was a more practical and functional solution than trying to hide my A&W under my plastic lawn chair.  It turns out that there is a simple DIY option out there.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Scrap Wood Walls

By: Diy maven Jul 17, 2012

created at: 07/10/2012
Scrap wood in a heap doesn't look so hot. Scrap wood installed on a wall, however, can look anywhere from eclectic to posh. Such walls seem to work in any room in the house and even outside the house. In this eye candy roundup, I've tried to find some of the best examples of trend. Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Paper Flower String Lights

By: Capreek Jul 12, 2012
created at: 07/11/2012
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!    

These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!Continue Reading
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Make It: A DIY Skateboard Book Cubby

By: Capreek Jul 11, 2012

created at: 07/11/2012
How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!    Continue Reading

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Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2012
created at: 07/09/2012
Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)Continue Reading
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Before and After: Decorative Ceiling Medallion to Unique Wall Clock

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 05, 2012

created at: 07/03/2012

Have you ever looked at something in an aisle at a home improvement store and thought, 'this is weird, but there must be something cool I can do with this'? Of course you have, and after you see this before and after, you might just be heading out to grab yourself a ceiling medallion. 

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How To: Decorate Housewares in Minutes with Neon Stickers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 05, 2012
created at: 07/01/2012
I've had a stack of neon circle stickers sitting in my junk drawer for months now, but now that I've found this quick DIY idea, I'll be putting those stickers to good use.   Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Hanging Planter Garden

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/04/2012

Make use of all that vertical space on your porch, deck, or balcony with an easy, make-it-in-a-single-afternoon DIY hanging planter garden!    Continue Reading

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How To: Repurpose Album Covers

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/03/2012

You've probably seen old album covers repurposed as wall art before, but this quick and easy DIY is done so well, I couldn't  keep from mentioning it. There's a twist to making this wall art look as good as it does and you can't tell just by looking at it.

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DIY: Summer Lamp Shade Bunting

By: Craftmel Jul 04, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Summer party?  This eclectic approach at a light garland will bring a whole new level of interest to any event.   Continue Reading

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How To: GENIUS Rain Gutter Book Shelves

By: Diy maven Jul 03, 2012

 Sturdy AND you never have to paint them? Yeah...vinyl gutters make great book shelves, or so says Beth from Sunshine on the Inside. They've been in use now for four months in her 2-year-old's room, so she knows they can stand up to abuse. As for making them, it doesn't Continue Reading

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How To: Printing With Polystyrene

By: Diy maven Jul 03, 2012

created at: 07/02/2012

Total Art Soul has a GREAT idea for putting polystyrene containers to good use after you've emptied them of your takeout. Use them for printing. The super-simple process could be used to make art, greeting cards or even t-shirts. Besides the canvas/paper/fabric of your choosing Continue Reading

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