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DIY Hanging Colander Planter

DIY Hanging Colander Planter

Copper and brass are a great contrast to greenery and as warm metals are trending I thought I would use my fab copper colander as a hanging planter, a...

DIY Painted Terra Cotta Pots

DIY Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at Walmart. If there is a mess involved my kids are there ...

DIY Terra Cotta Pot Fountain

DIY Terra Cotta Pot Fountain

Re-purpose terra cotta pots into this fun little trickling fountain. I had to make it easier than the original!

Space Saving Vertical Potato Crates

Space Saving Vertical Potato Crates

We had always grown potatoes in our long raised-rows of soil, until of course last year, when we experimented with “vertical growing.”

My Completely Free Laundry Room Makeover

My Completely Free Laundry Room Makeover

What began as a quick decluttering ended up being a huge makeover of everything in my laundry room. Even the garbage can got a new look! And my goal w...

Faux Cement Tiled Front Porch (With Stencils!)

Faux Cement Tiled Front Porch (With Stencils!)

Transform a basic cement pad patio with the help of cement paint and stencils. The result is a unique cement porch that looks like you used expensive ...

Unicorn SPiT and Glitter Tabletop.

Unicorn SPiT and Glitter Tabletop.

A summer memory of a cloudy nighttime sky, when a lighthouse and moonlight suddenly revealed the choppy high tide below our condo, is the inspiration ...

How to DIY a Faux Brick Wall the Easy Way

How to DIY a Faux Brick Wall the Easy Way

Do you love the look of brick? Do you want to add it to a space but don't want to fully commit to messing up your walls? I have the perfect, budget fr...

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners

These DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners not only smell amazing, but they also double as beautiful fall home decor! You can learn how to make your own w...

Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art

Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art

I made myself a little lady bug for my yard from an old, upcycled bowling ball :o)

Tin Can Solar Lantern Tutorial

Tin Can Solar Lantern Tutorial

I love the rustic charm of tin can lanterns. Budget-friendly and super simple to make, their warm light brings a relaxing ambiance to any outdoor part...

If Cleaning Your Grout Doesn't Work. Try This.

If Cleaning Your Grout Doesn't Work. Try This.

Like many of you, I've tried every trick to get my grout to look clean. I clean my floors, I've bleached my floors, I've bleached my grout........a we...

Easiest Way to Clean a Microwave!

Easiest Way to Clean a Microwave!

I decided to try the “No Effort Microwave Cleaner” that you can see on Pinterest literally everywhere. It worked great but I would add some serious wa...

Turn Your Wine Bottle Into A Beautiful Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder

Turn Your Wine Bottle Into A Beautiful Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds are so pretty and fun to watch. This is a wonderful way to reuse and upcycle empty wine bottles. The hummingbird feeders look beautiful a...

Upcycycled Silver Lanterns

Upcycycled Silver Lanterns

I had a recycle bin full of old glass jars and decided to use them to create some mood lighting on my patio.

How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

A super pretty stencil how-to that is perfect for creating a unique, textured look to any stencil that you want to add a soft, lacy effect to. We comb...

Industrial Mason Jar Light

Industrial Mason Jar Light

I created an industrial Mason jar light fixture for above my kitchen sink. I got these Mason jars from my husband's grandmother about 25 years ago and...

DIY Crackle Painting a Terracotta Pot

DIY Crackle Painting a Terracotta Pot

This will be my first attempt at doing this.I hope it works out.You can do this with anything like furniture,pots,bottles,vases.Im starting with a pot...

DIY Wood Round Headboard

DIY Wood Round Headboard

When designing our bedroom, I knew I wanted a rustic headboard to balance the more feminine items in the room. I loved the idea of a stack of wood, so...

Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

We needed a mailbox for the farm – and wanted it to match the barn and surroundings. After looking on-line and in stores over the past few months – we...

How to Grow Popcorn Shoots

How to Grow Popcorn Shoots

The decision to garden in the winter is an easy one to make. It requires very little time, space and materials to grow tasty salad greens. While readi...

The Best Microwave Popcorn Is Made from Sprouted Corn Kernels

The Best Microwave Popcorn Is Made from Sprouted Corn Kernels

Love really good popcorn, but don’t want to take the time to make it the old-fashioned way? Use sprouted corn kernels in place of conventional popping...

Table Top Transformed

Table Top Transformed

This was a project posted about a year ago! But it is a table top transformation!

Intergalatic IKEA Hack

Intergalatic IKEA Hack

My little boy Joshua is obbesessed with STAR WARS and anything OUTTER SPACE! So when he said he wanted a cool bedroom for his 9th birthday I knew just...

DIY Front Porch Sign

DIY Front Porch Sign

I saw a video from Fusion Mineral Paints showing use of their Mandela stencil kit on a piece of furniture and I knew I had to have that kit! Once I pu...

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

Add some whimsy to your home with this simple picket fence fireplace cover. ***The instructions are fairly detailed. Lots more pics on our site plus y...

I made a Jewelry board using old cabinet knobs and handles and such.

I made a Jewelry board using old cabinet knobs and handles and such.

I found all of the handles and knobs from Habitat for Humanity and thrift stores. I bought the cedar wood, stained it dark, beat it up with chains and...

DIY Industrial Farmhouse Shelving

DIY Industrial Farmhouse Shelving

It’s funny how industrial style and farmhouse style could even possibly go together. Farmhouse decor is so rustic and weathered and aged. And Industri...

Turn Toy Animals Into Fun Clothing Hooks

Turn Toy Animals Into Fun Clothing Hooks

These clothing hooks made out of plastic animals are the cutest and easiest bedroom organization to make. I used them in my daughter's room as childre...

DIY Copper Hose Stand

DIY Copper Hose Stand

Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The obvious solution was to grab a brand spankin’ new hose f...

Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

When your iron needs a good cleaning, there's no need to buy anything special. Use these two products you most likely already have in your home.

Repurposed Garden Bike

Repurposed Garden Bike

For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden art. It was a cute bike but she had glued massive fa...

FAT Wax and Steel Wool Technique

FAT Wax and Steel Wool Technique

Here is a video detailing a technique to achieve an even egg shell finish on your dark painted pieces using FAT Wax and steel wool.

Rag Painted Terra Cotta Planters

Rag Painted Terra Cotta Planters

Rag Painting Terra Cotta Planters using Decor Art Outdoor Patio Paint. This is an easy and fun project.

DIY Rain Chain

DIY Rain Chain

I love rain chains! I think they look so much better than a regular downspout and work just as well. But the copper ones are usually pretty expensive ...

A Custom Removable DIY Wood Block Headboard for Cheap!

A Custom Removable DIY Wood Block Headboard for Cheap!

This awesome headboard is totally custom, totally DIY, removable and cost less than $80! No way? Yes way! You have got to see this!

Quick and Easy Tick Removal

Quick and Easy Tick Removal

Ticks are everywhere here in Tennessee, so much so that our Chickens can’t seem to keep up with them, though I’m sure they give it their best. So if y...

Backyard Fire Pit

Backyard Fire Pit

We decided to turn an unused corner of our backyard into a family-friendly area where fun memories (and food) are made by building our own backyard fi...

Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

You’ve seen them before. White splotchy heat stains that cover what used to be perfectly pristine wood furniture, and if you’re reading this, you prob...

Patching a Hole in the Wall

Patching a Hole in the Wall

Before repainting a room you should take the time to patch any holes. This is an easy project you can do yourself.

DIY FAKE WASP NEST

DIY FAKE WASP NEST

No one wants to get stung and wasps are bloody annoying! Come spring they are out in droves building their paper nests. Then all summer long they just...

Staining and Sealing a Wood Floor

Staining and Sealing a Wood Floor

Our Bedroom Floor was a rustic wood, which was beautiful...until it wasn't. Apparently it was never sealed so every drip of water, every stain, every ...

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

We love spending time outdoors with the family but bugs were a total nuisance. Here's my easy DIY solution!

How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall

How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall

What's the best way to fix a small hole in the wall? You can go buy a special patch but if you've got scrap drywall you might like this brilliant met...

DIY Mid Century Octagon Table

DIY Mid Century Octagon Table

Plants are such an easy way to spruce up your home decor and add some color. And of course they need a fun little table to sit on!

The Easiest Way To Dust Your Electronics

The Easiest Way To Dust Your Electronics

My TV always seems to have dust and hair on it, and to be honest, it completely grosses me out. I figured out the easiest way to keep it clean using o...

Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE! $15 Solution

Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE! $15 Solution

Ok.. It may be possible that I may be the only one… BUT I don't think so. I hate seeing keys on a counter rolling around with no assigned location. I...

How To - Distress Pottery

How To - Distress Pottery

Step by Step Instructions - How To Distress Pottery

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

We had this old steamer trunk that for several years simply stored Christmas decorations. I have always been in love with this trunk and wanted to do ...

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

If you have herbs growing like crazy but just can’t use them fast enough, you are not alone! Try these methods to harvest and preserve your herbs so t...

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

When the weather's warm, parties tend to migrate to the outdoors. And what hotter way to enjoy your time outside than around an oh-so modern Fire Tabl...

Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

These tea lights are a beautiful gift idea and look just beachy in glass candle bowls filled with sand and shells. From the eBook: Garden Therapy Hand...

DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

My need for extra wine storage led me to a lot of expensive, not so great looking options. So I decided to make my own.

How to Make Rope Shelving

How to Make Rope Shelving

Love the look of hanging wall shelves? See how easy they are to make using wood flooring, sisal and a metal handrail.

How to Make an Angled Shelf Towel Rack

How to Make an Angled Shelf Towel Rack

Bathrooms are prime real estate, but that doesn’t mean storage has to be hard to come by. Use wall space wisely and create this vertical towel rack to...

Birdseed Wreath

Birdseed Wreath

Make clever use out of a Bundt pan by creating a pretty suet-birdseed feeder for your feathered friends.

Make Your Own Citronella Oil Candles

Make Your Own Citronella Oil Candles

I’m not sure about you, but we have had a record amount of rain this year. With rain brings bugs, i.e. mosquitoes. We love to be by the poolside wi...

DIY FLOATING SHELF

DIY FLOATING SHELF

Today I am going to show you how to make this quick floating shelf display for plants, succulents or other home decor items.

Rustic Kitchen Door Handles

Rustic Kitchen Door Handles

You don’t need any money to create these beautiful rustic kitchen door handles! In fact, you can probably find them in your own backyard.

How to Make a DIY Wood Slice Clock

How to Make a DIY Wood Slice Clock

Have you been looking for an easy and rustic way to bring in a clock to your home? Learn how with this amazing DIY wood slice clock in a few simple st...

DIY WEST ELM MOROCCO HEADBOARD

DIY WEST ELM MOROCCO HEADBOARD

Today I am going to cover one headboard idea we gave during our segment with our local Fox station last week. It’s one my favorites!

How To Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

How To Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

At the beginning of my 31 days of interior styling, I shared the top 10 styling mistakes to avoid and confessed which ones I was making. Hi, my name i...

The Rocky Bucket

The Rocky Bucket

By Kate Riley • May 15, 2012 A few weeks ago I was asked by Home Depot to shop their store and come up with a few new ideas for planters (you’ve se...

COPPER PIPE MAGAZINE HOLDER

COPPER PIPE MAGAZINE HOLDER

February 15, 2015 by Emily, I hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentine’s weekend filled with yummy food, some adult beverages, and being snug...

DIY COPPER PIPE MARBLE PLANT STAND

DIY COPPER PIPE MARBLE PLANT STAND

I sketched out this idea soooo long ago, it is so nice to get it done and on the blog! I did a couple variations, my original sketch made it look lik...

DIY Project: Instagram Magnets

DIY Project: Instagram Magnets

Last December, my boyfriend and I drove with our dogs to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with my family. We only planned to stay through the 26th, but ...

DIY Project: Tree Branch Buttons & Vinegar Wood Stains

DIY Project: Tree Branch Buttons & Vinegar Wood Stains

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of showing my friend Matthew Robinson’s art as part of our Sketchbook Sneak Peek series. In addition to being a wi...

DIY Paper Spider Orchids

DIY Paper Spider Orchids

by Kate Alarcon

DIY Celestial Wood and Brass Inlay Serving Board by Katie Holdefehr

DIY Celestial Wood and Brass Inlay Serving Board by Katie Holdefehr

Recently, the warm glint of brass inlay has been showing up all over — on wooden dressers, cut into marble jewelry boxes, curving through intricate ha...

Paper Daffodil Tutorial

Paper Daffodil Tutorial

The daffodil is a sunny, easygoing flower, so it seems fitting that it comes together quickly with little stress and a lot of bang for your flower-mak...

Paper Allium Tutorial by Kate Alarcon

Paper Allium Tutorial by Kate Alarcon

Alliums have always seemed a little bit magical to me. In a garden, the long, smooth stems blend in with the other greenery, and the big globes of tin...

DIY Embroidered Strainer Art by Kathleen Ballos

DIY Embroidered Strainer Art by Kathleen Ballos

I love getting into a new embroidery project — it is SO satisfying to see it progress, and often I can’t help but run my fingers over the new stitches...

DIY Pressed Flower Wall Art by Jessica Marquez

DIY Pressed Flower Wall Art by Jessica Marquez

Whenever I have fresh flowers in my house, I’m just a little bit happier. A wild bouquet of colorful blooms brightens my mood and makes my space feel ...

DIY Laptop Skins by Jessica Marquez

DIY Laptop Skins by Jessica Marquez

In this DIY, we marry analog and handmade concepts with new technology and materials. I usually roll my eyes at projects that lean too heavily on a se...

DIY Floating Window Shelves by Jessica Marquez

DIY Floating Window Shelves by Jessica Marquez

Black thumb be damned, I love filling my home with plants. Prickly cactus, chubby-leaved succulents and sprawling ivy are my favorite types of greener...

DIY Gold Leaf Cards by Jessica Marquez

DIY Gold Leaf Cards by Jessica Marquez

I’ve got a ton of thank you notes to write after this holiday season. I wanted to make them extra special, and I love the look of foil-stamped greetin...

DIY Giant Spool Desk Organizer by Grace Bonney

DIY Giant Spool Desk Organizer by Grace Bonney

As a crafter and avid sewer, I have a lot of tools in my work area. I have scissors for different materials, tons of rulers, paintbrushes, bone folder...

DIY Triangle Shelves

DIY Triangle Shelves

Hey everyone! I’m Anusha from the blog Fish & Bull. I love dreaming up DIY projects for my home, which I share with my college sweetheart. When I got ...

DIY Punched Copper Votives

DIY Punched Copper Votives

I always took Alfresco dining just to mean simply eating outside, but in fact directly translated Alfresco means in the open air. I really liked this ...

How to Build Your Own Neighborhood Street Library

How to Build Your Own Neighborhood Street Library

I love fun, decorative DIY projects, but when DIY can do something good and give back to the community, it really makes my day. San Francisco-based de...

DIY Clay Wind Charm

DIY Clay Wind Charm

When I was younger I collected wind chimes. We would keep them in the garden hanging from trees and in the summer I was never happier than when I sat ...

DIY Wallpapered Switch Plates

DIY Wallpapered Switch Plates

For much of modern history, wallpaper has been used to adorn the walls of beautiful homes, a playful and ornate alternative to bare plaster or paint. ...

DIY Origami Wall Display

DIY Origami Wall Display

As a paper artist, I am constantly experimenting with new ways to use origami that showcase the essence of Japanese aesthetics. This framed modular or...

DIY Potato Prints + Gift Wrap

DIY Potato Prints + Gift Wrap

Goodbye, sparkly holidays, hello, 2015! As each year winds down, I like to step away from the computer and spend a few hours in the studio crafting pr...

DIY Dyed Wheat Tea Lights

DIY Dyed Wheat Tea Lights

Adding texture and color is one of my favorite ways to turn a table into a more festive display. These dyed wheat tea lights are a simple way to add a...

DIY Branch Ladder

DIY Branch Ladder

Natural elements have the power to make even the best spaces look a little bit better. There are endless ways you can bring some of the outside in, bu...

DIY Project: Basket Weaving

DIY Project: Basket Weaving

The one (and only) big problem I have with being a DIY blogger is the fast accumulation of, for want of a better word, stuff. In every single thing I ...

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DIY Hanging Colander Planter

DIY Hanging Colander Planter

Copper and brass are a great contrast to greenery and as warm metals are trending I thought I would use my fab copper colander as a hanging planter, a...

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DIY Painted Terra Cotta Pots

DIY Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Today we decided to paint silly terra cotta pots for a few plants that I found on clearance at Walmart. If there is a mess involved my kids are there ...

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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Fountain

DIY Terra Cotta Pot Fountain

Re-purpose terra cotta pots into this fun little trickling fountain. I had to make it easier than the original!

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Space Saving Vertical Potato Crates

Space Saving Vertical Potato Crates

We had always grown potatoes in our long raised-rows of soil, until of course last year, when we experimented with “vertical growing.”

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My Completely Free Laundry Room Makeover

My Completely Free Laundry Room Makeover

What began as a quick decluttering ended up being a huge makeover of everything in my laundry room. Even the garbage can got a new look! And my goal w...

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Faux Cement Tiled Front Porch (With Stencils!)

Faux Cement Tiled Front Porch (With Stencils!)

Transform a basic cement pad patio with the help of cement paint and stencils. The result is a unique cement porch that looks like you used expensive ...

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Unicorn SPiT and Glitter Tabletop.

Unicorn SPiT and Glitter Tabletop.

A summer memory of a cloudy nighttime sky, when a lighthouse and moonlight suddenly revealed the choppy high tide below our condo, is the inspiration ...

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How to DIY a Faux Brick Wall the Easy Way

How to DIY a Faux Brick Wall the Easy Way

Do you love the look of brick? Do you want to add it to a space but don't want to fully commit to messing up your walls? I have the perfect, budget fr...

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners

These DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners not only smell amazing, but they also double as beautiful fall home decor! You can learn how to make your own w...

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Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art

Upcycled Bowling Ball Yard Art

I made myself a little lady bug for my yard from an old, upcycled bowling ball :o)

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Tin Can Solar Lantern Tutorial

Tin Can Solar Lantern Tutorial

I love the rustic charm of tin can lanterns. Budget-friendly and super simple to make, their warm light brings a relaxing ambiance to any outdoor part...

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If Cleaning Your Grout Doesn't Work. Try This.

If Cleaning Your Grout Doesn't Work. Try This.

Like many of you, I've tried every trick to get my grout to look clean. I clean my floors, I've bleached my floors, I've bleached my grout........a we...

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United States
Easiest Way to Clean a Microwave!

Easiest Way to Clean a Microwave!

I decided to try the “No Effort Microwave Cleaner” that you can see on Pinterest literally everywhere. It worked great but I would add some serious wa...

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Turn Your Wine Bottle Into A Beautiful Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder

Turn Your Wine Bottle Into A Beautiful Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds are so pretty and fun to watch. This is a wonderful way to reuse and upcycle empty wine bottles. The hummingbird feeders look beautiful a...

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United States
Upcycycled Silver Lanterns

Upcycycled Silver Lanterns

I had a recycle bin full of old glass jars and decided to use them to create some mood lighting on my patio.

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How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

How to Stencil Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

A super pretty stencil how-to that is perfect for creating a unique, textured look to any stencil that you want to add a soft, lacy effect to. We comb...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Industrial Mason Jar Light

Industrial Mason Jar Light

I created an industrial Mason jar light fixture for above my kitchen sink. I got these Mason jars from my husband's grandmother about 25 years ago and...

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United States
DIY Crackle Painting a Terracotta Pot

DIY Crackle Painting a Terracotta Pot

This will be my first attempt at doing this.I hope it works out.You can do this with anything like furniture,pots,bottles,vases.Im starting with a pot...

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United States
DIY Wood Round Headboard

DIY Wood Round Headboard

When designing our bedroom, I knew I wanted a rustic headboard to balance the more feminine items in the room. I loved the idea of a stack of wood, so...

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United States
Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

Constructing A Cool Mailbox From A Pallet - For Under $13!

We needed a mailbox for the farm – and wanted it to match the barn and surroundings. After looking on-line and in stores over the past few months – we...

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United States
How to Grow Popcorn Shoots

How to Grow Popcorn Shoots

The decision to garden in the winter is an easy one to make. It requires very little time, space and materials to grow tasty salad greens. While readi...

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United States
The Best Microwave Popcorn Is Made from Sprouted Corn Kernels

The Best Microwave Popcorn Is Made from Sprouted Corn Kernels

Love really good popcorn, but don’t want to take the time to make it the old-fashioned way? Use sprouted corn kernels in place of conventional popping...

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United States
Table Top Transformed

Table Top Transformed

This was a project posted about a year ago! But it is a table top transformation!

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United States
Intergalatic IKEA Hack

Intergalatic IKEA Hack

My little boy Joshua is obbesessed with STAR WARS and anything OUTTER SPACE! So when he said he wanted a cool bedroom for his 9th birthday I knew just...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
DIY Front Porch Sign

DIY Front Porch Sign

I saw a video from Fusion Mineral Paints showing use of their Mandela stencil kit on a piece of furniture and I knew I had to have that kit! Once I pu...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

Add some whimsy to your home with this simple picket fence fireplace cover. ***The instructions are fairly detailed. Lots more pics on our site plus y...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
I made a Jewelry board using old cabinet knobs and handles and such.

I made a Jewelry board using old cabinet knobs and handles and such.

I found all of the handles and knobs from Habitat for Humanity and thrift stores. I bought the cedar wood, stained it dark, beat it up with chains and...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
DIY Industrial Farmhouse Shelving

DIY Industrial Farmhouse Shelving

It’s funny how industrial style and farmhouse style could even possibly go together. Farmhouse decor is so rustic and weathered and aged. And Industri...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Turn Toy Animals Into Fun Clothing Hooks

Turn Toy Animals Into Fun Clothing Hooks

These clothing hooks made out of plastic animals are the cutest and easiest bedroom organization to make. I used them in my daughter's room as childre...

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United States
DIY Copper Hose Stand

DIY Copper Hose Stand

Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The obvious solution was to grab a brand spankin’ new hose f...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

Easy Iron Cleaning 101 - The Pressing News

When your iron needs a good cleaning, there's no need to buy anything special. Use these two products you most likely already have in your home.

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Repurposed Garden Bike

Repurposed Garden Bike

For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden art. It was a cute bike but she had glued massive fa...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
FAT Wax and Steel Wool Technique

FAT Wax and Steel Wool Technique

Here is a video detailing a technique to achieve an even egg shell finish on your dark painted pieces using FAT Wax and steel wool.

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Rag Painted Terra Cotta Planters

Rag Painted Terra Cotta Planters

Rag Painting Terra Cotta Planters using Decor Art Outdoor Patio Paint. This is an easy and fun project.

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DIY Craftsman

United States
DIY Rain Chain

DIY Rain Chain

I love rain chains! I think they look so much better than a regular downspout and work just as well. But the copper ones are usually pretty expensive ...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
A Custom Removable DIY Wood Block Headboard for Cheap!

A Custom Removable DIY Wood Block Headboard for Cheap!

This awesome headboard is totally custom, totally DIY, removable and cost less than $80! No way? Yes way! You have got to see this!

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United States
Quick and Easy Tick Removal

Quick and Easy Tick Removal

Ticks are everywhere here in Tennessee, so much so that our Chickens can’t seem to keep up with them, though I’m sure they give it their best. So if y...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Backyard Fire Pit

Backyard Fire Pit

We decided to turn an unused corner of our backyard into a family-friendly area where fun memories (and food) are made by building our own backyard fi...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

Quickly Remove Heat Stains From Wood!

You’ve seen them before. White splotchy heat stains that cover what used to be perfectly pristine wood furniture, and if you’re reading this, you prob...

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DIY Craftsman

United States
Patching a Hole in the Wall

Patching a Hole in the Wall

Before repainting a room you should take the time to patch any holes. This is an easy project you can do yourself.

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United States
DIY FAKE WASP NEST

DIY FAKE WASP NEST

No one wants to get stung and wasps are bloody annoying! Come spring they are out in droves building their paper nests. Then all summer long they just...

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United States
Staining and Sealing a Wood Floor

Staining and Sealing a Wood Floor

Our Bedroom Floor was a rustic wood, which was beautiful...until it wasn't. Apparently it was never sealed so every drip of water, every stain, every ...

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Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

We love spending time outdoors with the family but bugs were a total nuisance. Here's my easy DIY solution!

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How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall

How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall

What's the best way to fix a small hole in the wall? You can go buy a special patch but if you've got scrap drywall you might like this brilliant met...

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DIY Mid Century Octagon Table

DIY Mid Century Octagon Table

Plants are such an easy way to spruce up your home decor and add some color. And of course they need a fun little table to sit on!

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The Easiest Way To Dust Your Electronics

The Easiest Way To Dust Your Electronics

My TV always seems to have dust and hair on it, and to be honest, it completely grosses me out. I figured out the easiest way to keep it clean using o...

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Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE! $15 Solution

Where Are My Keys ? NO MORE! $15 Solution

Ok.. It may be possible that I may be the only one… BUT I don't think so. I hate seeing keys on a counter rolling around with no assigned location. I...

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How To - Distress Pottery

How To - Distress Pottery

Step by Step Instructions - How To Distress Pottery

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Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

We had this old steamer trunk that for several years simply stored Christmas decorations. I have always been in love with this trunk and wanted to do ...

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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

If you have herbs growing like crazy but just can’t use them fast enough, you are not alone! Try these methods to harvest and preserve your herbs so t...

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Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

Light Your Table on Fire... (Seriously!)

When the weather's warm, parties tend to migrate to the outdoors. And what hotter way to enjoy your time outside than around an oh-so modern Fire Tabl...

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Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

Seashell Beeswax Tea Lights

These tea lights are a beautiful gift idea and look just beachy in glass candle bowls filled with sand and shells. From the eBook: Garden Therapy Hand...

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DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

DIY Modern PVC Pipe Wine Rack

My need for extra wine storage led me to a lot of expensive, not so great looking options. So I decided to make my own.

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How to Make Rope Shelving

How to Make Rope Shelving

Love the look of hanging wall shelves? See how easy they are to make using wood flooring, sisal and a metal handrail.

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How to Make an Angled Shelf Towel Rack

How to Make an Angled Shelf Towel Rack

Bathrooms are prime real estate, but that doesn’t mean storage has to be hard to come by. Use wall space wisely and create this vertical towel rack to...

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Birdseed Wreath

Birdseed Wreath

Make clever use out of a Bundt pan by creating a pretty suet-birdseed feeder for your feathered friends.

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Make Your Own Citronella Oil Candles

Make Your Own Citronella Oil Candles

I’m not sure about you, but we have had a record amount of rain this year. With rain brings bugs, i.e. mosquitoes. We love to be by the poolside wi...

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DIY FLOATING SHELF

DIY FLOATING SHELF

Today I am going to show you how to make this quick floating shelf display for plants, succulents or other home decor items.

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Rustic Kitchen Door Handles

Rustic Kitchen Door Handles

You don’t need any money to create these beautiful rustic kitchen door handles! In fact, you can probably find them in your own backyard.

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How to Make a DIY Wood Slice Clock

How to Make a DIY Wood Slice Clock

Have you been looking for an easy and rustic way to bring in a clock to your home? Learn how with this amazing DIY wood slice clock in a few simple st...

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DIY WEST ELM MOROCCO HEADBOARD

DIY WEST ELM MOROCCO HEADBOARD

Today I am going to cover one headboard idea we gave during our segment with our local Fox station last week. It’s one my favorites!

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How To Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

How To Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

At the beginning of my 31 days of interior styling, I shared the top 10 styling mistakes to avoid and confessed which ones I was making. Hi, my name i...

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The Rocky Bucket

The Rocky Bucket

By Kate Riley • May 15, 2012 A few weeks ago I was asked by Home Depot to shop their store and come up with a few new ideas for planters (you’ve se...

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COPPER PIPE MAGAZINE HOLDER

COPPER PIPE MAGAZINE HOLDER

February 15, 2015 by Emily, I hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentine’s weekend filled with yummy food, some adult beverages, and being snug...

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DIY COPPER PIPE MARBLE PLANT STAND

DIY COPPER PIPE MARBLE PLANT STAND

I sketched out this idea soooo long ago, it is so nice to get it done and on the blog! I did a couple variations, my original sketch made it look lik...

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DIY Project: Instagram Magnets

DIY Project: Instagram Magnets

Last December, my boyfriend and I drove with our dogs to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with my family. We only planned to stay through the 26th, but ...

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DIY Project: Tree Branch Buttons & Vinegar Wood Stains

DIY Project: Tree Branch Buttons & Vinegar Wood Stains

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of showing my friend Matthew Robinson’s art as part of our Sketchbook Sneak Peek series. In addition to being a wi...

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diy project: knotted lamp cord by raina kattelson
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DIY Paper Spider Orchids

DIY Paper Spider Orchids

by Kate Alarcon

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DIY Celestial Wood and Brass Inlay Serving Board by Katie Holdefehr

DIY Celestial Wood and Brass Inlay Serving Board by Katie Holdefehr

Recently, the warm glint of brass inlay has been showing up all over — on wooden dressers, cut into marble jewelry boxes, curving through intricate ha...

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Paper Daffodil Tutorial

Paper Daffodil Tutorial

The daffodil is a sunny, easygoing flower, so it seems fitting that it comes together quickly with little stress and a lot of bang for your flower-mak...

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Paper Allium Tutorial by Kate Alarcon

Paper Allium Tutorial by Kate Alarcon

Alliums have always seemed a little bit magical to me. In a garden, the long, smooth stems blend in with the other greenery, and the big globes of tin...

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DIY Embroidered Strainer Art by Kathleen Ballos

DIY Embroidered Strainer Art by Kathleen Ballos

I love getting into a new embroidery project — it is SO satisfying to see it progress, and often I can’t help but run my fingers over the new stitches...

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DIY Pressed Flower Wall Art by Jessica Marquez

DIY Pressed Flower Wall Art by Jessica Marquez

Whenever I have fresh flowers in my house, I’m just a little bit happier. A wild bouquet of colorful blooms brightens my mood and makes my space feel ...

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DIY Laptop Skins by Jessica Marquez

DIY Laptop Skins by Jessica Marquez

In this DIY, we marry analog and handmade concepts with new technology and materials. I usually roll my eyes at projects that lean too heavily on a se...

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DIY Floating Window Shelves by Jessica Marquez

DIY Floating Window Shelves by Jessica Marquez

Black thumb be damned, I love filling my home with plants. Prickly cactus, chubby-leaved succulents and sprawling ivy are my favorite types of greener...

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DIY Gold Leaf Cards by Jessica Marquez

DIY Gold Leaf Cards by Jessica Marquez

I’ve got a ton of thank you notes to write after this holiday season. I wanted to make them extra special, and I love the look of foil-stamped greetin...

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DIY Giant Spool Desk Organizer by Grace Bonney

DIY Giant Spool Desk Organizer by Grace Bonney

As a crafter and avid sewer, I have a lot of tools in my work area. I have scissors for different materials, tons of rulers, paintbrushes, bone folder...

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DIY Triangle Shelves

DIY Triangle Shelves

Hey everyone! I’m Anusha from the blog Fish & Bull. I love dreaming up DIY projects for my home, which I share with my college sweetheart. When I got ...

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DIY Punched Copper Votives

DIY Punched Copper Votives

I always took Alfresco dining just to mean simply eating outside, but in fact directly translated Alfresco means in the open air. I really liked this ...

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How to Build Your Own Neighborhood Street Library

How to Build Your Own Neighborhood Street Library

I love fun, decorative DIY projects, but when DIY can do something good and give back to the community, it really makes my day. San Francisco-based de...

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DIY Clay Wind Charm

DIY Clay Wind Charm

When I was younger I collected wind chimes. We would keep them in the garden hanging from trees and in the summer I was never happier than when I sat ...

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DIY Wallpapered Switch Plates

DIY Wallpapered Switch Plates

For much of modern history, wallpaper has been used to adorn the walls of beautiful homes, a playful and ornate alternative to bare plaster or paint. ...

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DIY Origami Wall Display

DIY Origami Wall Display

As a paper artist, I am constantly experimenting with new ways to use origami that showcase the essence of Japanese aesthetics. This framed modular or...

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DIY Potato Prints + Gift Wrap

DIY Potato Prints + Gift Wrap

Goodbye, sparkly holidays, hello, 2015! As each year winds down, I like to step away from the computer and spend a few hours in the studio crafting pr...

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DIY Dyed Wheat Tea Lights

DIY Dyed Wheat Tea Lights

Adding texture and color is one of my favorite ways to turn a table into a more festive display. These dyed wheat tea lights are a simple way to add a...

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DIY Branch Ladder

DIY Branch Ladder

Natural elements have the power to make even the best spaces look a little bit better. There are endless ways you can bring some of the outside in, bu...

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DIY Project: Basket Weaving

DIY Project: Basket Weaving

The one (and only) big problem I have with being a DIY blogger is the fast accumulation of, for want of a better word, stuff. In every single thing I ...

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