Get Ready for Summer with a DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth

By: Jeran Apr 23, 2015

I can't get enough of the tropical foliage trend lately.  Here in sunny California, Spring has definitely arrived and Summer is just around the corner.  I'm ready to host some backyard BBQs and warm weather brunches.  I decided a new tablecloth was a must for this season.  This DIY Tropical Leaf Tablecloth is so easy to make and the results are bold and beautiful.

Photo: Jeran McConnel

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Roundup: 10 Genius Ways To Use Up Fabric Scraps

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2015
DIY Fabric Scrap Rope
Photo: My Poppet

Anybody who likes to sew probably has lots of fabric scraps lying around... I know I do. So I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to use that leftover material. Here are ten genius ways to use up your pile of fabric scraps.   

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Simple Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Apr 21, 2015
In Progress: DIY Gold Leaf Embellished Curtain Tutorial
Photo: The Gathered Home

It's difficult to find the perfect curtains. Decorative styles tend to be prohibitively expensive, while the rest are just plain boring. So why not customize them yourself with a bit of gold leaf? Scroll through to see the beautiful, gilded final product.   

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How to: DIY Typographic Wall Art Using Leftover Fabric And Yarn

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2015
DIY Typography Wall Art Using Fabric and Yarn Scraps
Photo: Faith Towers

I have a ton of scrap fabric. And a huge bag full of leftover yarn. So the other day, I got to thinking... why not use up some of these extras to create a colorful piece of art? So I found an inspirational quote and got to work. Keep reading to find out how to make your own wall art using your favorite quote.   

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Shopping Guide: 20 Inexpensive Throw Pillows Perfect For Spring

By: Faith-towers Apr 09, 2015
20 Affordable Throw Pillows For Spring
Photo: Bead and Reel

It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.   

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Roundup: 10 Memorable Room Makeovers for Under $1000

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2015

The edict for this roundup was 10 room makeovers for under $1,000. I'm happy to say that most of these do-overs are way under that price point. One actually clocked in at under $25! So here goes...ten of our most memorable budgetContinue Reading

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Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 30, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn'tContinue Reading

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How To: Make Spring Kitchen Linens in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Mar 20, 2015

Photo: Simple Simon and Company

Elizabeth shows us how to brighten up plain linens just in time for spring. Her easy 3-step process will make anyone look like an appliqué pro in no time. The secret, of course, is Heat n' Bond, which should be in every DIYer's arsenal ofContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Empty Dining Room Gets A Big Dose Of Personality

By: Faith-towers Mar 16, 2015

Before: An Empty Dining Room
Photo: Emily Knecht

The dining room, the space in the center of the photo above, was bare and plain with a box-like feel and zero personality. But with just a few simple changes, the new space has character galore. Click through to see the gorgeous final result.   

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Before and After: Fantastic Family Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 26, 2015

Photo: Lucy Williams

The Lexan family wanted to upgrade the furnishings in their family room, but they are also looking for a new house. This made the makeover a bit trickier as they needed versatile and neutral pieces that would work in their future home. TakeContinue Reading

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How To: Make Your Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2015
Photo: Coastal Living

I love the idea of making a bathroom look and feel more expensive without a wallet-busting makeover. Now, granted, the bathrooms pictured in the accompanying roundup aren't your run-of-the-mill bathrooms, but Julia's advice could make a luxurious difference even to the most mundane WC. Below is the CliffsNotes version of Julia's suggestions. Which ones would you consider doing? Which have you already done? Any of her tipsContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Coffee Table IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Scandinavian Deko

Looking for a simple way to update just about any piece of IKEA furniture? The answer lies in a bag dry cement!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Pom Pom Fringed Pillows

By: Diy maven Jan 13, 2015
Photo: Honestly WTF

I mean, seriously, who doesn't love pom poms? Certainly not Lauren and Erica. As proof, Erica whipped out her 'almighty' pom pom maker to make oodles of the fluffy balls to use as fringe on a pack of colorfulContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen

By: Faith-towers Jan 12, 2015
10 Genius (And Attractive) DIY Projects For Your Kitchen
Photo: Martha Stewart

Now that the holidays are over, it's a good time to make a few fun changes to the kitchen. Don't worry, I'm not talking major renovations here - just small, easy projects that won't take you more than an hour to finish. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: DIY Waxed Paper Transfer Tea Towels

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 06, 2015
Photo: House of Earnest

This DIY transfer technique can be used on nearly anything from tea towels to t-shirts and you won't need a special kind of iron on paper either. Just some simple wax paper will do the trick, making this DIY easy and inexpensive.   

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How To: Easily Dye Linens with Fruit

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 19, 2014
Photo: Sugar & Charm

Using fruits that you may already have in your pantry, you can dye linens in a pinch, using this simple tutorial.   

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Make It: DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw Blanket

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 17, 2014
DIY Luxe Fur Pom Throw
Photo: House of Earnest

If you're wanting to give a handmade gift this year, but hate starting from scratch, this is the project for you! The gift givee will be so blown away by the beauty of this throw that they won't even realize you didn't make the whole thing!      

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How To: Create Cross Stitch-Inspired Printed Fabric

By: Capreek Dec 11, 2014

Using a simple grid as a guide, you can turn a sheet of EVA foam into a cross-stitch patterned stamp to create your own printed textiles!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Creative Ways To Use Burlap This Holiday Season

By: Faith-towers Dec 11, 2014

10 Creative Holiday Projects Using Burlap

Burlap is one of those materials that I always forget about, but it's really quite versatile. And it's especially prevalent this time of year. Here are ten super creative ways to decorate your home with burlap this holiday season.   

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Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

By: Faith-towers Dec 09, 2014

Gift Guide: Super Stylish Handmade Home Decor Gift Ideas

I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.   

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