Articles by KellyB

DIY Festive Paint Chip Garland

All hail the versatile paint chip! It seems as though its limits know no bounds, well, at least in our minds. What’s not to love about pre-cut, pre-colored pieces of paper? Not a whole lot.  

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How to: Make DIY Caramel Apple Kits

I love sweets as much as the next person, but the months of October through Decemeber can be a little heavy on the bad stuff (even for me). This DIY is the perfect little munchy gift to give to your favorites while keeping a little bit healthfulness in mind.  

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DIY Ombré Watercolor Party Streamers

If you pay attention to trends of any kind, you probably know that ombré has been kind of a big deal lately. Ombré means a hue is shaded or graduated in intensity, and it can be spotted anywhere from the fashion runway to a birthday party.  

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Spooky Halloween Silhouette Cutouts

In my family Halloween is our favorite holiday. Some years we go more all out, others we keep it more low-key and elegant. And we generally keep the outside of the house pretty tame until the day of trick or treating, when cobwebs and luminaries and spooky music make their appearance. But there’s just something […]

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DIY Leafy Garden Stepping Stones

Do you have stepping stones in your yard? I’ve seen so many varieties, but can’t ever seem to commit to a design or pattern, color or style. But as soon as I saw this DIY project I knew I’d met my match.  

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Make This: A Luminous Faceted Pendant Light

Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.  

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DIY Golden Party Animal Candleholders

A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn’t these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?   And they couldn’t be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals […]

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Not So Lazy Susans

For as long as I can remember there has always been a lazy susan on my grandmother’s kitchen table. It started with something plain and wooden, and at some point moved on to something more ornate and handpainted with flowers. Pointsettias if I recall correctly. These are not my grandma’s lazy susans.  

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DIY Gemstone Drawer Pulls

Sometimes updating a room is as simple as paying attention to the little things. Switching out paint color, accessories, and linens among other things can make a big impact for little cost. A little time and effort can go a long way.  

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