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I sometimes collect baskets to put pots in my garden. Unfortunately they do not last but one season because wicker rots out in the weather. I do not know why I did not do this sooner but here is my solution for any of those $1 wicker baskets you find at garage/yard sales-
Dip them in hypertufa (or concrete) and turn them into garden planters and baskets. There are steps to follow and you need to find baskets that will soak up water to make this work. I did 3 baskets and now I am going to hunt garage sales for more!
Creating. Inspiring. Gardening without the rules!...
I love recycling wine bottles and have been know to rescue them out of other people's trash! I'm sharing with you how to create the look of melted candle wax over a wintry scene using hot glue, mod podge, and a paper napkin. I think the end results are quite lovely! The warm, decorative design adds a whole lot of charm to anyone's décor during the winter months!
I have eczema on my hand, and most bulk soaps in stores make it worse. I have to take my own soap with me when I go to the store. Rather than dealing with a liquid that can spill or a bar soap that can get messy, I make single use soaps. Since it's fall, I decided to use silk fall leaves to make soaps.
There are so many drains in our homes and from time to time they get clogged. We've all been there. I wanted to share some ways to unclog drains with natural products and without using a plunger. You can see more of my crazy creations here*Everyone's got different kinds of pipes, home temperatures, etc. Please know what you are working with so you know what your limits are with your toilets, sinks, pipes, etc.
Looking for a fun Halloween craft that’s more classy than creepy? Try this DIY mini Halloween terrarium project. It’s an easy-to-make indoor decoration. After Halloween is over you can remove the painted stone and replace it with an air plant or some crystals. Grab the kids and start collecting some rocks. Make this easy Halloween decoration in just one afternoon.
New Ballast in my kitchen light $20.00 VS. a whole new light fixture $120.00....SAVED us $100 PLUS+. If we had used Electrician it would have their charge per hour plus materials.
Shout out to Mike at the Electrical department of Home Depot. Took me step by step on how to change the ballast out. Even made me a drawing to take home. Told me to call if I came upon any questions! Love those Home Improvement stores, YOU CAN DIY!
I know it is not the newest most updated fixture but I like a LOT of light in my kitchen and have yet to find something that will make me spend the money of new fixtures. For now $20 is good!
I have made several of these light up canvas art pieces and I'll be doing a new one for an upcoming Hometalk Live show. I am posting the journey towards my Live show, and after the Live show I'll post the final product here. It has been a process and journey to figure out just how to make the idea in my head come to life on the canvas. I'm sure that has happened to all of you as well right? You'll see the whole process here, you can laugh and cry with me :) You can see more of my crazy creations here
Radiance DYI String Light Bag Art.Gather all your supplies. In my case I used a wood frame so I took out the glass and spray painted the frame black let it dry then used my color of choice (gray) to dry brush over and sand back in areas to give a shabby look (this is optional) While my frame finished drying I then took the glass out of the frame and laid the glass on the image of my choice (bag) to size the image. I then used the razor to cut the image along the side of the glass so this way I could ensure a perfect fit. After I got the size right I used the tape to tape the lights throughout the image. I highlighted the parts that stuck out to me. You will want to start at the end of the strand of lights closest to the battery back this way the battery pack will remain at the bottom of the frame so it can easily be hid once finished. Once the lights were all taped and I was satisfied with the image, I put the glass back into the frame and image with taped lights making sure battery pack is at bottom. It can now be enjoyed by everyone.
Just a little CHALKBOARD PAINT is all it takes to change the way you look at the INSIDES of your cabinet doors. If you have magnetic poetry on your fridge door then you are going to love this playful message spin!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.
I saw a few different methods of this and wanted to see which one was the best. This is usually done on flat glass surfaces, but I love to experiment with my wine bottles and boy am I glad I did because this is now one of my favorite pieces! So I've tested all the methods out and, in my opinion, found this one to have the best results. This is very easy but I'm not going to lie, it is VERY time-consuming as you have to wait for each section to dry before doing the next but the results are so rewarding and did I mention that it's way cheaper than buying glass paints!
Update: My teen was scrolling through my pics and came across these and she exclaimed, ”What is that!” I replied that it was marble painting. She excitedly said, “I want to marble paint!!!!” And there you have it, this is the ultimate teen craft. You‘re welcome! 😉 A year ago, I used one of these glass votive holders for a glass bead project and it turned out to be one of my favorite projects ever. Lately, I have been feeling like I have been having a creative block in organizing and decorating in general. When this happens to me, I find that the best way to overcome this is to perform some “creative“ exercises. Very similar to when singers and actors perform exercises before performing. To many people it may seem silly but to me, it can just open my mind to think differently. Since these glass votives are less than a dollar, they are perfect to perform one of these creative exercises on.
Sometimes, you just have to go with a crazy idea and see how it works out! I have had this wool dhurrie in my kids' playroom for 4 years, and for 4 years, it's been bothering me. We got it as a gift to sweeten the deal on another rug that we bought in Rajasthan a few years ago - but the colours have faded and the olive, brick and mustard really didn't go anywhere in my house. So I took the plunge and decided to update it. Let me show you how to paint an old carpet!
The light fixture in a room is like the icing on a cake. It is a wonderful way to add taste. And it is easy to be forgotten and overlooked if it doesn’t make a statement. Unfortunately, there is one style of light fixture in my home that is repeated in almost every room which I do not like.
Who's ready for Christmas???? I know I am! It's time to pack away the Halloween stuff and start gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year! Though I'm sad to say goodbye soon to my favorite time of year (fall), it isn't such a disappointment because I know I can start making and putting out DIY Christmas decor. Wait 'til you see these jolly giant ornaments! I've seen giant ornaments you can hang on your porch but these have a little twist to them.
Remember my post about using a shower curtain in my half bathroom for decor? Click HERE to read all about it!At the time I purchased 2 shower curtains, each a different design from Society6. I used the one design in my half bathroom as art BUT my heart belonged to the other design! Alas life got busy and it got forgotten about and shoved in a basket in my TV stand and there it sat for a year but always on my mind...until this moment.YES I DID, I used a shower curtain as art...again!