DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

by Craftmel

DIY Idea: Use Outdoor Sconces Indoors

Jen found some great sconces to fit the nautical inspired theme in her daughter's room, but the sconces were specifically for outdoor use.  While the look was right, they weren't so practical for bed-side reading.  With some additions from the hardware store, Jen made those outdoor lights suitable for their new indoor setting.  

   

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How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier

by DIY Maven

How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier
Am I the only one that loves the smell of new cardboard? Not quite like paper and not quite like wood, its scent evokes a sense of possibilities. I'm guessing Kayte, author of Paper Made, knows exactly what I'm talking about, for she created this so-cool chandelier of that very lowly material. She tells us it takes some careful cutting but virtually no

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How to: Homemade Outdoor Fireflies

by DIY Maven

How to: Homemade Outdoor Fireflies

If you've ever spent a warm summer night next to a wetland area, you've probably seen lampyridae. Their name might not ring a bell, but their tiny glowing bodies do. Lampyridae are fireflies, those belly-glowing beetles that seem to take people's breath away, especially when seen in multiples. In our second project from Lorene Edwards Forkner's book Handmade Garden Projects we're going to be making our own fireflies.

"Dazzle evening garden party guests with a fanciful flight of homemade fireflies. By day the informal cluster

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DIY Letter Pendant

by DIY Maven

letter lighting

My penchant for letters and punctuation make me squeal for this idea. A white paper lantern filled to the gills with sticky-back vinyl lettering purchased at Michaels. Picture the letters less random, spelling out words and names. Perfect for a kid's room or even decorations at a party or wedding! A tutorial's probably not really necessary, but to show your love, visit The Swell Life.

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