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If you haven't seen the beautiful work of Derek Kinzett you should seriously check it out! He is a chicken wire sculptor and his pieces are AMAZING! This does not even begin to touch his work, however certainly was inspired by it. For a fun and spooky Halloween lawn ornament I made these chicken wire ghost dresses. All you do is mold and form some chicken wire into your desired shape and spray it with some glow in the dark spray paint for a ghastly figure.We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
As we get closer to The Day, I become like a kid who keeps asking “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” – hahaha. 😀 Well, you all know me – I enjoy doing this and that, but there is one time of the year where I really have great fun working on my projects. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? Of course you do! Halloween! Yeessss!!!! Today is the day I start posting about Halloween. And oh boy – do I have some lovely Halloween props for you this year! But before jumping into anything else, I want to show you my potted Rosemary (aka potted hand Halloween prop), as it is related to last year’s beloved project: Halloween Apothecary Jars.Speaking of Apothecary Jars, did you see my Apothecary Jars project from last year? Oh you didn’t? I am sharing 80+ jar labels on our blog together with lots of jar filler ideas, so if you are into Halloween, you really don’t want to miss these free printable labels. Here is a pic from that post, so you can see the labels ;-) [It is one of most popular posts - hint hint!!]
We had this room off of our garage that didn't have the best of access. This was an ideal spot for an entertainment type room (man cave if you asked my husband) but before we could consider that, we needed to give it easier access from the house. The good news is that this room had a couple of windows and one of those windows would make the perfect spot for a door. Job half done, right? Click here to see this and similar DIY tutorials. To convert this window into an exterior door, here are the steps we took. If this isn't something you are comfortable with, always seek the advice of a professional.
Happy Fall! Hope you are having some beautiful Fall weather where you are. If you saw my previous posts, you’ll know I have been working on a mini-makeover of my living room. I added weathered white wall planks to the feature wall and created a rustic “home” sign to hang up. I have also completed a few other projects for that room, but those will be shared in future posts. But today, I’m sharing the new DIY Rustic Media Center / TV Stand that I built for that room. I had seen a rustic TV stand at Pottery Barn that I loved, but I didn’t love the price and I needed more open spaces than what their console provided. So, I used the Pottery Barn console as inspiration for the one I designed and built, but created this one to fit my needs.
Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!When you hear "builder grade" you probably have the same yellow/beige color I'm thinking of come to mind. You've seen those boring bathroom mirrors that are essentially just glass stuck to the wall. I teamed up with a Hometalker who had FIVE of these mirrors in her house and knew she needed an easy way to transform them.If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!
AHH, Springtime! Gardentime!
I have a passion for using reclaimed materials, glass, wire, and Mother Nature, to create unique pieces for my garden and home. I became intrigued with the idea of adding a few bee/bug houses after browsing through many wonderful Pinterest posts on garden projects over the winter. Not only beneficial, but a fun way to add a little unexpected charm and character to outdoor spaces.
Using a dried gourd, rummaged materials, and about $5.00 worth of bamboo, I recently finished my first habitat abode.
We are ghouling-it-up around here at Zest. It is the first day of October and it is time to add some haunting flare to your home before guests arrive. I love this project because it is effortless and the result is way too fun! There is something so dang rewarding when you can bust out a cool project just by gathering a few things around the house that you already have. Seriously gratifying.Zest it UpPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
Halloween is coming...so let's not waste another minute! Let's make some easy Dollar Tree spider votives to glam up your Halloween!
Watch the video to see how to make them:
I hate throwing away the nice jars and lids from the candles I burn in my home. So I came up with a way to revitalize them into something pretty to hold gifts or sit on the shelf for storage. I am a constant DIY'er so I have most items around the house to do this project.
Glass gems, with their beautiful jewel-like finish, are a wonderful material to craft with. They are useful in many projects, but adding light to the mix really brings them alive. In this tutorial, we show you how to make your own beautiful glass gem lantern that is perfect to hold a candle or LED lights. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make.
Can one have too many pillows? The answer is and will always be NO! How can there be such a thing as too many pillows?? They are tiny little magical things that add color and texture and happiness to this world (and to your couch).And now with the holidays approaching I NEED cute little plaid pillows in my life and on my couch. Right now is the best time to find THE cutest napkins too. Seriously, it's like I am in plaid heaven this time of year. In my crazy mind cloth napkins are nothing more than perfectly sized pieces of fabric already cut for me and ready to make into pillows.It.is.so.easy. So so easy. Do not fear this. There is NO sewing involved unless you want to put yourself thru that torture. Actually, I will have to say, sewing itself is not awful-it's threading that dang machine that messes with me everytime and makes me never want to hear the word bobbin again. So instead I buy bulk quantities of fabric glue. It is so amazing. Whoever invented fabric glue is the most amazing person ever-next to Walt Disney.This is how easy it is...only two items needed to make these no sew pillow covers (well three if you need pillow inserts:NapkinsFabric glue (or hem tape...another good friend of mine)Pillow insertI purchased napkins from Amazon because they were a bundle of cuteness and then I felt that I was obligated to purchase some of Joanna's napkins from her new line at Target when it first came out. And don't forget your placemats, those make pretty dang cute pillows too. See my placemat pillow tutorial here. After this is all said and done, I think I made around 9 new pillows for my couch...err...I might have a problem.I'm also a fabric hoarder so if I see a fabric I like (and if it's on sale especially) I buy it. I kind of figure I will use it eventually for something (more than likely a pillow). If you do not have random fabric shoved in a bin in your basement like I do-do not worry, you will just use two extra napkins.For each napkin pillow you will use 3 napkins...one for the front and two for the back. We are making envelope enclosure pillows so you can take your inserts out whenever and reuse them for more pillows...yay!Ready? And yes, I do most of my projects on my dining room floor. One day I'll have my craft room up and ready for me to use.Step 1:Take out 3 napkins (if you are feeling extra domesticated you can iron them or throw them in your dryer to get out some wrinkles...I did neither). If you have extra fabric on hand you want to use for the back of your pillow you will only need one napkin. Cut a section of your fabric that is 20" wide and about 36" long. Feel free to mix up the fabrics too like I did.
Im new here to Hometalk but do look at it daily thru e mails and enjoy it and it does give me many ideas to do DIY ! So here is my latest project I decided to post for the first time. It is pretty advanced as you have to have a full workshop with many tools to do this job and muscles or a helper to do this project. If you have any questions please ask !
Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.
First, let me say, “Not my idea at all.”While at the funeral home helping my Mom with the arrangements for my Dad, she noticed some candles, which were very nice, made from the flowers sent as memorials for the ceremony.Mom wanted to have a use for the flowers that people sent and suggested the candles. They looked fine, supposedly lasted forever and I thought about it. I could see the candle stored on a basement shelf in a few years. I didn’t feel the $100 price tag for each candle was a good use of funeral dollars so I declined her offer--as did my other siblings.I told Mom I would find a better use for the flowers no one took after the ceremony and so, when I got home, I looked on Pintrest and found about a dozen ideas yet only one inspired me. I’m not one for having a lot of stuff to dust around so a picture frame or a dried arrangement, though beautiful ideas, wasn’t anything I wanted to make.
Ahhhhh, fall! We love fall foliage more than almost anything, and we can never get enough of it! What does your area look like this season?Quick, before the leaves completely drop, snap a picture of your fall foliage and share it with us in the comments! Include your state, and maybe we'll get a chance to see fall from every corner of the country!Photo with the most "likes" will win a Hometalk prize!