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diy christmas craft using popsicle sticks

DIY Christmas Craft Using Popsicle Sticks

I was watching a Christmas movie the other day with my boys. It was ‘How to Train Your Dragon, Gift of the Night Fury’. The Christmas tree in the movie reminded me of popsicle sticks and I thought, Hey, that would be a cute DIY idea. So, I searched online and low and behold there were tons of popsicle stick Christmas trees that other people already made! Here I thought I was being original and all. Nope. Anyway, I thought, well I’m doing it anyway. Off I went with the kids to get supplies. And here is how I did it.Below is the tree from the movie.

fall decor thankful scroll diy

Fall Decor: Thankful Scroll DIY

Happy November friends!! The count down to the holiday season has officially started, and the Christmas decorations have taken over the stores. But before we jump straight to Christmas cheer, I wanted to share a simple Thanksgiving decoration idea with you. Every November, as a family we do something throughout the month to help us all remember to be more grateful. In years past we've done the Thankful Pumpkin idea- which we love. But this year I wanted to do something that we didn't have to throw away, and could be stored easily. So I decided to make a Thankful scroll to hang in our dining room all November long. The idea is that we can add to the scroll throughout the month, and get our families in on the fun when they are here for Thanksgiving as well. I'm excited to see it filled out, and to have a visual reminder all month of how very blessed we are."It's not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."

diy colored gel candles

DIY Colored Gel Candles

Do you love burning beautiful and colorful candles?....Nothing sets a warm glow in a room better than a candle....and what if I say they are wonderfully easy and fun to make them yourself ? It is pretty much exciting craft and not at all difficult.The transparent nature of the Gel candle makes it even more exciting to work with.It is also fun to work with the colors for these candles. You can play around with the colors and create your own candles for specific holidays. It is just that you have to take care to use colors that are wax soluble.

storage solution for an awkward entryway

Storage Solution for an Awkward Entryway

I’ve been searching for a storage solution for our entryway. It had to be shallow enough that it wouldn’t be obtrusive and block the stairs or make the space feel even more cramped than it already was. I found this cute little antique maple secretaries desk at “Lisa’s Upscale Garage Sale” for $65 and it was pretty close to being the perfect size! But it has some issues and was not very attractive! So this is how I transformed it into a cute little storage cabinet just in time for the scarves & mittens & hats (Oh my) season!

diy wooden block lamp for decorative light bulbs, How to make a wooden block lamp

DIY Wooden Block Lamp For Decorative Light Bulbs

There are so many decorative light bulbs available to buy now that look so awesome when switched on but once the lampshade is added the effects are lost. I made this block lamp so the effects could be seen when in use.

unicorn spit succulent plant pot, Unicorn SPiT Succulent Plant Pot

Unicorn SPiT Succulent Plant Pot

Like anyone who has discovered Unicorn spit stain and glaze you find yourself running around your house looking for anything that you can spit on. This goldfish bowl was my latest victim. I thought this would make a great planter.

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How do I light up this awesome lantern for Christmas?

Hey y’all getting in the Christmas spirit I am going to try to light up the lantern with 🧚🏿‍♀️fairy 🧚🏿‍♀️lights any suggestions it is going in the foyerthanks

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How can I complete this Christmas lantern?

I know I just posted this I thought this would give a better idea this will be probably a nautical Christmas theme on my foyer table with ships ect not sure yet this will be the centerpiece I feel looking like it needs something else on the outside at the very least ?I just hung Santa there not sure about that

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How can I redo these used stools?

Got these stools from a remodeled restaurant. They are all a little rusty and flaking chrome paint on the bottom; but the padded tops are in good shape. They are inside only. The teal is not my color. I would like a contemporary look. Thx!

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Anyone know about room dividers?

My Aunt gave me this room divider and I can not find out anything about it. I know she has had it at least 40 years. It is 7' tall and the panels are16 1/2" wide, it is carved and it looks like A pic. of an livingroom from the 30's I think, and it took two men to bring it in my house, very heavy. I can not see the wood to find out what kind of tree it is from. Thank you in advance, any info. will help.

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How to update a peninsula wall?

I would like to add dimension to the back and side of peninsula and have it be budget friendly. Saw many ideas and like the board and batten idea or possibly a sheet of wainscoting. Thinking I would like the color to be white but keep all the cabinets as is...light maple. My husband will never agree to paint them not even the back peninsula wall. Any ideas how to accomplish this? Also, would my ideas go with the raised panel doors?Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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How do I clean & make minor finish repairs to builders oak cabinetry?

Our home is 35 years old and still has the original builders oak cabinets in the kitchen & baths. I’m not ready to paint them, and most still look great, but a few of the doors have fingernail damage and some white from steam where the coffee pot was. I’d just like to repair the finish for now. What do I use?

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How do I get my mobile home ceiling fixed?

The roofers put on a new roof and cracked the 12 foot ceiling “tiles”. They said they think they can fix it because they cannot be replaced. They suggest cutting the ceiling, putting in new plywood and then put a textures goop over it, then paint. Any other suggestions?

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How can I refinish this radio cabinet?

Hi everyone! This was a beautiful thrift store find and when I moved the front got horribly scratched :(My dear son (who scratched it moving!) tried to sand down, then stain the whole cabinet in an effort to cover the scratch but it has turned out worse than ever.Any Ideas?? Sand down to bare wood and “start over” or any cool paint techniques to try?Thank you!Carrie

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How can I update my bathtub?

Have updated sink and shower and need to update the bathtub. Any suggestions?

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How can I replace outdated glass chandelier shades?

Bought this chandelier for only $10 to save money on our rehab but then looked up replacing the ugly shades and it’s not cheap. Anyone have alternative ideas?

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Christmas Crib (Popsicle Sticks)

In this video we show you how to make a christmas crib with popsicle sticks


This Dollar Tree DIY Christmas project really upgrades Dollar Tree products to a whole other level. If you like silver and glam then this is the project for you!! This centerpiece could also double as a wedding centerpiece decor too. Add some Christmas glam to your table decor and compliment it throughout your home. This project took me approximately two days due to glue drying time.

Uncle Fester Lamp

I was always a fan of the Addams Family, as a little girl I remember watching the TV series and movies with my family. And so recently as I was thinking about getting rid of an old lamp I no longer needed & then I thought why not make it into something cool and so here is how I made the Uncle Fester Lamp.

Dry Erase Thankful Board

As we approach the holidays many of us begin to reflect on the things we are grateful for. I wanted to make something that is reusable every year for our family to share what they are grateful for during the holidays. You can see more of my crazy creations here