Get Crafty: 10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

By: Faith-towers Mar 05, 2015
10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf
Photo: Flax & Twine

My obsession with gold only gets more severe as time goes on, and judging by my Pinterest feed, lots of other people feel the same way. I use gold paint quite often, but rarely gold leaf... so I thought I'd highlight some great (and easy) projects using this unique material.   

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Roundup: 6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2015
6 DIY Desert Plant Projects For The Home
photo: Calypte Collection

February is basically over. And once that happens, I tend to have what I call "Summer Tunnel Vision". All things Summer. All the time. With the warmth, comes all sorts of fun plant projects. Desert plants like Succulents, Air Plants, and Cacti are the mascots of Summer. Here are a few DIY projects that I think would be fun to make!     

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Shopping Guide: 16 Cool & Motivational Prints For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 26, 2015
16 motivational prints we love

Motivational prints aren't a new thing. They've been around for years, but designers and illustrators are starting to incorporate trends like gold foil, brush lettering, and watercolor and we can get on board with that! Here are 16 prints we love!       

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5 Tips For Making Your Workspace Feel Creatively Organized

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 25, 2015

ways to display office supplies
photo: Lexy Ward

Do you have a work space? Does it have a designated spot in your home? Or do you have a desk that doubles as something else? We don't live in a very big space so we created a little nook in our kitchen to act as a desk/mini studio for me! And at the beginning of each month, that desk/mini studio is clean, clean, clean! And by the end of the month, it's become a catch-all for anything and everything. How to fight the mess?      

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How To: Create a Simple DIY Memo Board with Wood

By: Faith-towers Feb 10, 2015
How-To: Simple DIY Wooden Memo Board
Photo: Ohoh Blog

There are many ways to display memos on the wall. Bulletin boards still seem to be the most popular. But why not try something a bit more unique? This geometric wooden memo board will give your workspace some serious character. Click through to see the stylish final product.   

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Roundup: 10 Productivity Printables For Your Office or Workspace

By: Faith-towers Feb 05, 2015
10 Printables For Your Office or Workspace
Photo: Empapers

As Mother Nature is pummeling us with snow up here in New England, it feels like a good time to curl up with a hot cup of coffee at my desk and get lots and lots of work done. And for me, being productive means getting organized. So I've rounded up ten great printables that will motivate you to get your work life in order.   

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Make It: Easy DIY Neon Love Sign for Valentine's Day

By: Capreek Feb 03, 2015
Meg Allan Cole

Dump the chocolates and cheap flowers this year and go for something totally unique: a neon sign that proclaims just how you feel!    Continue Reading

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Make It: Affordable and Modern Plywood-Mounted Artwork

By: Capreek Feb 02, 2015
ManMade

I have a bit of a screen print buying problem. Posters and prints are slowly stacking up, waiting to be framed before they find a place on our walls. But, as anyone who has had anything custom framed knows, framing is expensive! If you're looking for an easy, affordable, and modern alternative to traditional framing, check out this DIY idea!     Continue Reading

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How-To: Copper Frames

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 28, 2015
DIY Copper Frame
by A Joyful Riot

I know copper has been on trend lately (and I'm not complaining!), but there's something about these diy copper frames that feel so fresh and unique. Perhaps it's their coloring or fun shape, but I'm in love! You can even build these to fit those irregular/oversized sized prints, so pull that stack you've been hiding out from the closet asap. Because couldn't all walls use a bit more metallic?Continue Reading

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Make It: Repurpose A Kitchen Staple Into Hanging Shelves

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 28, 2015
Photo: Historias De Casa

See those shelves? Well, before they were shelves, they were something else. Something that is found in EVERY kitchen. Care to venture a guess?      

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas That Will Make a Statement

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 27, 2015

One of the quickest ways to transform a space is by hanging unique and/or colorful artwork on the walls. It's faster than rearranging your furniture and can add a lot of dimension to a space, with minimal effort. But if you don't have any extra artwork hanging around, then you'll have to make your own. With that in mind, here are 12 DIY ways to make cool wall art that will make a big impact.   

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Creepy or Cool? Teddy Bear Art (And He Never Saw it Coming)

By: Diy maven Jan 27, 2015
Image: Kieran Mangan

This poor Teddy has no idea what he's in for. Thankfully, in artist Geoffrey Ricardo's hands, it's fame and immortality. But considering Teddy is a stuffed animal, he was already immortal, but, anyway.... First, TeddyContinue Reading

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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: Modern Potato Prints

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 23, 2015
DIY Wall Art
via Design Sponge

I'm sure by now we've all seen potato stamping, but for me, this is the first time I've ever seen it done so beautifully. There's something about the monochromic color scheme and repeating pattern that makes these pieces feel so modern, clean and new. If your walls are in need of new art, grab the supplies from your kitchen and get to stamping! The possibilities of what you can do are endless. Continue Reading

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How to: Easy Wall Art

By: Rachel mae smith Jan 21, 2015
DIY Wall Art
by Anunk

If your walls are looking a bit bare, and you're on a bit of a budget, just know that there's an easy solution! All you really need is contact paper and a bit of creativity. And if you don't have the creativity, then just head over to Anunk Blog to get some ideas(instructions in Czech). You'll be surprised what a few triangles can do for your walls!Continue Reading

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Make It: Create Your Own DIY Antiqued Wall Mirror

By: Meghan and al Jan 19, 2015

Antiqued MirrorOur house has a good amount of blank walls, so one unassuming Saturday, we got to work on one of them. We fell in love with this mirror from Restoration Hardware, but yikes, $895 was not going to happen. Not even on a good day. So we decided to make our own. One short weekend and roughly $50 later, and we have this new beauty to grace our housing presence.

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Roundup: 10 Fantastic Free Printable Calendars For 2015

By: Faith-towers Jan 15, 2015
10 Fantastic Free Printable Calendars For 2015
Photo: Lia Griffith

I started looking around for free 2015 printable calendars at the beginning of January, but there weren't very many options. I just checked again though, and lo and behold, they're everywhere! Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Make It: Enlarged Custom Handwritten Quote Poster

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 09, 2015
Photo: Agus Yornet

You've seen those large prints of families and pets, but what if you could make a large print of something you wrote yourself?! It's easier than you think!      

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How To: Draw Your Hand in 3-D

By: Diy maven Dec 31, 2014
Sun Gazing [http://www.sun-gazing.com/draw-hand-3d/]

Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading

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How To: Create Colorful 3D Wall Art with Craft Foam

By: Capreek Dec 30, 2014
DIY Wall Art

Um, you guys? This may be one of my favorite DIY wall art ideas from this last year. not only is it super unique, but it's ridiculously easy and inexpensive. That's some kind of craft world trifecta!     

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