Articles by KellyB


Colorful Candy Corn Bottle Vases

I always make a habit of hanging onto empty glass bottles from beer, sauces, etc. I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s going to be a project right around the corner when they’ll come in handy, and I don’t want to be caught without! My latest bottle-saving spree is about to come in handy […]

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DIY Faux Zinc Letters

Tutorials on faux finishes abound in the world of the internet, but this is the first I’ve come across for faux zinc. I have a few pieces crying out for a little TLC and updating, and I think this is just what the doctor ordered.  

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Make It: Crafty Newspaper Gift Bags

September through December are prime gift-giving months for me, so I always have my eyes open for new ways to present the things I spend so much time looking for. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the art of giving, and presentation is no place to slack!   

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Make a Modern Bamboo Windchime

Where I live we are experiencing an unexpectedly early fall. Days are filled with soft breezes, the occasional gentle rain, and overcast skies. And I love it. The kids are back in school, so there are no neighborhood noises to fill the void. Enter this DIY modern bamboo windchime.  

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DIY Customized Painted Wood Art

Ever finish up a project only to have a ton of scraps left? You don’t want to waste them, but you don’t really want them tucked away in some dusty corner of your house either. Well, if wood scraps are what you’ve got, I have the solution.  

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Make a Recycled Can Wine Rack

I have a wine rack. It’s okay, but matches my taste from about a decade ago as opposed to now. While perusing the shops for a new one I came across this industrial chic version that can be DIYed with only a few materials.  

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