How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The greatContinue Reading

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Inspiration: Build a Faux Range Hood?

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2014

Why would anyone want a faux range hood? If you're Magali you first conduct a survey asking friends, family, and random strangers how often they used their range hood vents. Her results revealed that the majority of people only use them a few times a year whereas they use the light all the time. This settled it, she wouldContinue Reading

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How-To: DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 12, 2014

DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade Instead of painting the stone or doing anything that would otherwise forever alter the structure of their fire place, Lidy and Joel of Hello Lidy made a facade! That's right, they built a mantle where there was none before. Adding the new structure not only broke up all of the stone work (to make it feel lighter), but it also allows them to decorate in a place that couldn't really be touched before.

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving tray.   

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Make It: Rustic DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

By: Capreek Nov 10, 2014

It seems like laundry hampers fall into two categories: stylish but ridiculously overpriced OR something that looks like it belongs in a dorm room surrounded by week-old pizza. So where do you find a good looking hamper on a student-sized budget? Right here, my friends.     Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here are fifteen of my very favorite gift basket ideas for the upcoming holiday season!   

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How-To: Rustic Wood Wall

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 07, 2014

DIY Wood WallIf you're looking to spruce up the walls in your home, but want something a little more than the traditional coat of paint, consider making a wood wall! Not only will it warm up your space, but it also adds a rich and rustic texture that can't be achieved through painting.Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table markers.      Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2014

While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the season.     Continue Reading

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How-To: Chalkboard Log Slice Place Cards for Thanksgiving

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 03, 2014

Log Slice Place Cards by Dream Green DIYNow that Halloween is over, there's only a few weeks left until what may be your biggest dinner party of the year. Instead of having your guest scramble/fight for their seats, prep by making these chalkboard log slice place cards!Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Ladder Wardrobe

By: Capreek Oct 30, 2014

Whether you're looking for some entryway storage or your bedroom is short on closet space, this clever DIY wardrobe is the perfect solution!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Upholstered Headboard from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 30, 2014

I love seeing DIY furniture pieces being made by homeowners and this one for an upholstered headboard from scratch is definitely impressive.   Continue Reading

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How To: Show-Stopping DIY Geometric Wood Flooring

By: Capreek Oct 28, 2014

This is, hands down, the most unique flooring project I've ever seen. And the good news, of course, is that you can do it yourself!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Colorful Laundry Room Makeover with Pegboard

By: Diy maven Oct 27, 2014

Becky's laundry room looked like a lot of basement laundry rooms. Exposed cinderblock, pipes and wiring. Oh, my. But she and her hubby got all fancy with the pegboard and made her laundry space look amazing. She started the project by stenciling a piece of pegboard with (a mix of) leftover sample paintContinue Reading

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How-To: Make a Faux Copper Pipe Vase from Wooden Dowels

By: Rachel mae smith Oct 24, 2014

Faux Copper Pipe Vae by Oleander and Palm

If you don't already have a vase to display your fall blooms, then you absolutely need to check out this faux copper pipe vase by Oleander and Palm. While you could actually cut copper pipe and follow the same instructions, it's nice to know you can make something similar with half the effort (and tools!).Continue Reading

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