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DIY Beverage Tray

My DIY Beverage Tray can be made with pretty much any materials you have on hand.

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The Oak Stump

I was left with a 15' tall, 44" thick stump when a year after a bad drought my 175' 136 yr old Burr Oak died. I asked the fellow cutting it down for me to leave it that tall with something like this in mind. This is what I did with it.

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DIY Simple Chalkboard Crate

Lately, I have been trying to change out some of my storage containers in my house. I thought about purchasing a few wood crates, but after looking at them I knew I could build a better crate at a cheaper price. If you are looking for a simple storage solution, this may be the perfect project for you!

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DIY Outdoor Toss Game - Golf Version

This is a simple DIY build of a toss game that folds flat. It is a great project for a gift or something for yourself.

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EASY Pallet Message Board

This is for those people who HATE working with those impossible pallets. YES, they really are a pain in the butt to dismantle. I'm not a fan. So when this idea hit me to keep my kids school stuff organized, I was glad it didn't involve too much "pallet reconstruction"! So if you like the pallet look but don't enjoy the work involved with them, this is pretty minimal and is for YOU!

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Make the Little One in Your Life A Climbing Wall for Less Than $50!!

Our grandson LOVES to climb on everything! Commercial climbing walls were pricey (about $80 on the low side) given that we didn't know if he would like it or not, how long he would enjoy it, or how stable those plastic walls were. Here is our cheap solution - it can be yours too!

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Turn a Ho-hum Mirror Into a Smash Junk Hit With Scrap Wood!

I've had this tall skinny mirror in my bedroom for... oh... 10 years or so?But I've never loved it. In fact, I was about to send it to the nearest thrift store in trade of a nice trendy upgrade, when I started browsing online for ideas.Well, that sealed that deal. Everything I loved involved rustic wood. I could do that!So I gathered up some scrap wood and made this instead.The end result is a mirror I finally LOVE, barely costing me anything at all!I really should have named this post, "Why it took me 10 years to fall in love with the same mirror..." because I am smitten with this end result! It's quirky, goes well my barn door headboard, and... well, it's pretty one-of-a-kind if I do say so myself.Do you have a mirror this idea would work on?Here's how I did it...

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$6 Dollar Tree Craft: DIY Farmhouse Style Vase Holder

Looking for a way to display flowers? You can make this simple but elegant DIY wooden farmhouse style vase holder for $6 using milk bottle vases from the Dollar Tree and a 1 x 4" from the home improvement store. A quick video tutorial is included on my blog to help guide you through this easy-to-do project using basic tools.

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Patriotic Pallet Flags.... With a Twist!

I love all of the patriotic pallet flag projects that I've been seeing, but since my job is to be creative and think outside the box, I totally wanted to make one that was a little different from all the rest! And instead of making one.... I decided to make 3!

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DIY Wooden Yard Dice: Makes a Great Gift

Last month, I was browsing one of my favorite stores and spotted a set of five large Wooden Yard Dice. I have many fond memories of playing Yahtzee with my grandparents, so I love the idea of introducing my kids to some fun dice games while playing in the yard this summer - but the $60 price tag of the dice made me do a double take! Hello DIY project inspiration!

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Useless Box

I decided to make this useless machine as a gift for my little nephew. I had a lot of fun making it and he really liked it. It took about 22 hours to make and if you would like to make one too then here goes:

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DIY Log or Branch Christmas Tree

Foregoing the usual fake Christmas tree we put up most years, we decided to try our hand at making a stacked log (or some may consider these branches) Christmas tree.

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DIY Exterior Porch Lanterns

I have a great project for you today, outdoor porch lanterns. I love the tall lanterns that you find in the the home decor stores but have always found them rather pricey, often $100 or more. Well, I’m here to show you that you can make your own lanterns for a fraction of that price.

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Floor Size Candle Stick Holders

I hate to waste, and I don't like messes, so I decided to clean my wood work area. I think of projects based on the materials I have around the house, and this week I had some 3x3 posts left over from some tables I built. I also had some wood fence board scraps. I decided on some tall floor size candle holders. Try thinking of projects you can make from things you already have at home. You'll be surprised what you can come up with.

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Make a Wooden Coffee Scoop

I just love handmade wooden projects for the kitchen. And especially when they are so easy to make, plus -- functional. This wooden coffee scoop is a great example of home decor (form) colliding with function. My tutorial will give you the full scoop ... LOL

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Free Standing Bottle Opener

Here is a way to make a free standing bottle opener - great gift idea and just in time for Father's Day! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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How To Make A Dragonfly Out Of Ceiling Fan Blades...

Supplies Needed:SpindleTop Fence Post4 Ceiling Fan BladesItem For The EyesItem For The Antennafinial for the tailPaint

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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 you can grab a FREE printable instruction sheet on our link at the bottom.

diy shiplap wall for 50


Being a military family and first time homeowners, we wanted to do something amazing for our small living room space. Instead of going the route of painting a wall a bold color - we decided to go with my love for all things farmhouse inspired - a shiplap wall!

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Make Pretty, Light Up Wooden Presents for Your Porch

These wooden presents were pretty simple to make. They are welcoming, festive, unique and brighten up my porch. I made them by hand in my garage with furring strips and plywood. I used my nail gun and liquid nails to fasten the corners. Each one has it's own style replicating coordinating "wrapping paper", so to speak. When I start a project, I only have a vision in my mind about what I think I want and just start creating. I try to keep it simple and not too time consuming. I have to be flexible,as sometimes I have to go with what my skill level allows and how much time I am willing to give to the over all adventure. This time - my vision worked out - even better than I hoped.

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DIY Marble Serving Tray

Today I show you how to make a Quick & Easy DIY Marble contact paper serving tray.

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My $17 Board And Batten Wall

I have wanted to do a board and batten wall ever since I saw Whitney and Ashley do one. If you don’t know these fabulous ladies, they are the Shanty 2 Chic sisters and one of my biggest DIY idols. There hasn’t been one project that these ladies have created that I haven’t totally fallen in love with.

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Wooden Lazy Susan From Scrap Wood

My workshop always has a steady supply of scrap wood, so I decided to build something with it. I came up with this Wooden Lazy Susan. This is a simple build and only requires a couple of tools. Here is how I did it!

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DIY Gallery Wall With Old Family Pictures #DIY

Ever since we started having kids 10 years ago, we have taken family pictures each year. Every year we would take a picture, I would display it in our living room proudly. Some of those pictures are my favorite pictures ever, but when it was time to get new pictures (either adding a new kid or wanted a new one for Christmas pictures) I would take down the pictures and put them away. I loved the new pictures, but was sad that we weren't going to see the old pictures. So when we moved into our house with a huge wall in our entry way, I decided that it was time to display the old pictures proudly. My kids love looking at themselves growing up and we have room to add more each year.