I am excited to share with you my most recent DIY project that turned milk crates into some of the most functional little things in my house. I found these old black crates off Craigslist for $6. There are six of them, they are all identical. I brought them outside and pressure washed the grime, stickiness, and everything else off of them.
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This weeks Hometalk Helper Challenge is to create a Halloween project. A few months ago, I picked up an ornate gold-painted framed mirror. I had no idea until today what I was going to do with it. I decided this challenge was the perfect opportunity to use the mirror frame and try a few new techniques.
I store a lot of things in mason jars all over in our house -- dry goods, candy, and craft supplies in my craft room.
Since I love everything vintage, I use my collection of vintage blue mason jars to store many of my craft and DIY supplies in them.
When I found inexpensive white plastic Ball mason jar lids that look so much nicer in our white kitchen, I updated the jars on our kitchen shelf with these white Ball "storage caps."...
Today I wanted to make some spring style Tissue Mason Jars . I don’t know about you but in my house it is the season for sneezing! so what better to remedy this ! Then with fun spring time color jars , with customized words on them ! The best part about these is there so many different ways to decorate and express your personal taste to these from the color to embellishments . The first things you will need to do is stop your local craft and grocery store and pick up these items .mason jars 32ozround kleen tissueemblishments of your choice burlapfoam paperhot glue gunglue sticksbaking sodastir sticks paint of your choice chalk sealervinyl So I decided that I wanted to make my own chalk paint for these jars . If you would like to do the same it’s quick n easy . Just make sure to use it within 48 hrs of making it . For every cup of latex paint Use 3 tablespoons cool water and 1/2 cup baking soda and stir well .so now after making your paint let’s get to painting . Give it two even coats and let dry at least an hour . then add your vinyl . Spray sealer in a ventilated area .Let dry for twenty minutes. Then add extra embellishments .i used foam paper and burlap and glued them together and cut a cross in the middle for the tissue to come out . Followed by me gluing that to the top of the inner ring of the mason jar Lid . I then added the tissue paper. Pulled it threw , twisted the lid . And there you have it ! Your very own tissue mason jar !
Raise your hand if you too love the industrial furniture look, but hesitate to purchase due to the $$$ price... I decided to take industrial matters into my own hands and try out a 'faux' idea, utilizing a couple of crates and some rusty junk hardware I had on hand.And the result? 'Real' cool...
With a few simple items you can create a unique way to display your knives . Instead of hiding them in a drawer, display them in this stylish holder.
Don't you hate when you find the perfect pendant light for your home only to see it's got a plug at the end? That happened to me. I was walking through a craft store looking for supplies for a project and I saw an orb light I love. I've loved them for a while, but most cost well over $100. This one was only $40! $40 for a light? Count me in.
I wasn't sure if it was safe to convert a plug-in light to a hardwired light so I decided to talk to my electrician and found out that most new plug-in lights are self grounding. Also, the switch that would be controlling the light was on a 5 switch box so the whole box is grounded. To make it easier he told me "the big end of the plug is black and the small end is white." Sounds easy enough.
Note: Please take great care when dealing with electricity. If you are not comfortable with this, or any, electrical project please contact a professional. If you are unsure of whether the plug-in light you purchased will work in your home, please reach out to a professional before beginning.
Here's a project that is inexpensive, yet looks nice and can be used for any season, or just to have as part of your home decor. What's even better is that you're turning something as mundane as Dollar Tree frames into useful lanterns! Candle lovers, this one is for you! :)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.
Curious how you can cut glass at home? Need to find a use for your old beer bottles? Or ever get inspired to want to decorate with some? Well now you can! I am showing you how to cut (not perfectly but still) beer bottles and turn them into DIY decor or a gift option. You probably have all of this laying around your house (minus the wax and wicks). Happy DIY'ing babes xx.
I love upcycling my old jeans and use them to make, pillows, quilts, wall organizers and even upholster chairs.
I often end up with lots of small scrap pieces of denim from these projects. Instead of throwing away these scraps, I used them to make some cute padded denim hearts.
These hearts look great hung up in a garland but also make a really sweet key chain/ring that would make a lovely little Valentine's gift.