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Did you hear about that insane winter storm we got hit by a couple of Fridays ago? Well, it meant I was basically stranded at home for three days straight and I thought, "I know, I'll make that rug I've been planning on working on!" So, while the snow piled up outside, I grabbed two $5 blankets and a big drop cloth I had purchased just for this project and I started cutting them all into strips so I could braid them.
This pallet wood pumpkin project was so easy to do from start to finish. It started with the last pallet wood I had disassembled last year. Then I scavenged from the kids craft paint stash. Some dry brushing the paint on and swiping it off and it was done in time for the little trick or treatsters.
Any excuse to add a new piece to my home decor is right up my alley, and with spring right around the corner, it was a good reason to do just that. With this project, I went BIG! I created a fun, fresh, and cheery spring wreath made of faux flowers and used a plastic hula hoop as the form.
An overly festive wreath isn't ideal for everyone so here is another option! I wish I could've thought of another alternative for the "grass" I DIY'ed but I can't wait to hear what you guys would do in the comments down below. This wreath cost me $8! Who says decor had to be expensive?
Thrift stores are full of old frames and this is an easy way to turn one of those into a beautiful, colourful Spring wreath.
Over the years, I've amassed quite the collection of Starbucks mugs from cities we've visited, and they take up a lot of room in the cabinet over the coffee maker. I decided to utilize the blank side panel of an upper cabinet to create a travel themed coffee mug display!
I had the hardest time this year deciding on Christmas gifts to give my grandparents and my boss this last year. They all like when I make them something, but I didn’t know what in the world they would like me to make and didn’t want to fill their homes with useless junk they feel obligated to keep because I made it for them. Been there, done that before. You guys do not want to see what I gave people a few years ago for Christmas. SO embarrassing. It was in my early DIY years….
So, anyway, last minute (like seriously three days before Christmas), I decided to make them wooden lanterns.
I spent almost my entire Christmas break (every spare moment I had) in the shop whipping these up. It was a fun (yet time consuming) project (because you have to let all the wood glue dry after every step). ...
Create a faux tiffany lamp! A great way to revamp a thrift store lamp and create awesomeness using a faux stained glass method created with school glue and acrylic paint.
I confess I am a textile addict. Last year I found myself toting a crappy old sheet to the beach or to the park and this year I decided to do something about it! I had seen a couple of pictures floating around online of ice dyed pieces and thought it would give a nice finish to some linen fabric to make a light and easy carry-along blanket or throw. The ice and the dye really do all the crazy work for this easy and addictive dye technique.
Click on the video link to learn how to DIY your very own vanity unit on a budget. I love IKEA.. who doesn't right?! Here is such a simple way for you to maximise space and create an area for you to have a little bit of luxury! Just follow these 6 easy steps!
I had a star paper lamp that ripped recently so I needed a new shade to cover it and thought why not make one? I used an old punching technique (much like those used in old tin lanterns) and went to town making a fun moroccan design for a new shade. This shade is super simple! You just punch the design of your choice into a piece of paper and then wrap it around some lamp rings. Add a touch of glue and ribbon and you are done!