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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10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

By: Faith-towers Dec 25, 2014
10 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Leftover Holiday Wrapping Paper

It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.   

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Can You Guess the Medium of These Masterpiece Recreations?

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2014
Nasa Funahara [http://news.distractify.com/pinar/nasa-funahara-masking-tape-paintings/]

Artist Nasa Funahara's recreations of the old masters is nothing less than astounding. Especially when considering her medium. Can you guess what it is? If you said paper & decoupage, you'd be wrong. Here's a hint, it'sContinue Reading

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Make It: Modern 3D Geometric Paper Christmas Tree

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner! If you still don't have a tree (or the floor space) or you simply want to add a modern, festive touch to an empty wall, check out this easy DIY idea!      Continue Reading

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How-to: Easy Hexagon Wall Art

By: Rachel mae smith Dec 17, 2014
Hexagon Wal Art
by Tara Dennis

Perhaps it's the time of the year, but I'm pretty in love with all things metallic. And this hexagon wall art is no exception! All you really need is paper, a punch, and some glue and you can have custom wall art in less about an hour. Continue Reading

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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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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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Astounding Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 08, 2014

Mandi's 16-year-old sister-in-law had an enviable bedroom before its recent makeover because of its size. (There's space enough for a sitting/dressing area and a sleeping area.) After its makeover, that envy just might have turned to covet. In addition to fresh paint and thrifted items, Mandi went all DIY over it. There are a lot of highlights here, including a vintageContinue Reading

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