21 Awesome DIY Planters to Kick Off the Summer Months in Style

Unofficially, summer has already started and one of the easiest ways to freshen up your space, indoors and out, is with plants. So, why not try one of these 21 DIY planter ideas to help transform your space on a limited budget. Bonus! These planter projects won’t take up your whole weekend. In fact, most of them will only take a couple of hours. You in? Let’s get to it.



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1. Hanging DIY bangle planters

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Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Anyone on Your List (Under $40)

10 Gifts under $40

Having trouble coming up with ideas for the friends, family, neighbors, etc on your holiday list this year? Check out this list of gifts for anyone on your list (guy or gal),  all under $40. There’s a little something for everyone, from sake cups and calendars to woodcut note cards and Woolly Pockets. Here are ten great gifts for anyone, for under $40.    


1. Woolly Pocket Table Planter -$10

Food52 Ceramic cups

2. Hand-thrown dipped ceramic cups – $28-36

Chan Luu

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How to: DIY Modern Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes

DIY Modern wall art in under 30 minutes
Photo: Rachel Brewer

When it comes to revamping a room in my home or studio, I love wall art projects because they usually give you the most bang for your buck in terms of transforming a space. Admittedly though, I don't always have the time it takes to create awesome DIY art pieces. So, I came up with a modern, minimal way to add great artwork to your walls in under 30 minutes and thought I'd share the tutorial,  in case you're always in a time crunch for DIYs like I am. Continue Reading

10 New Year’s DIY Photo Booth and Party Craft Ideas

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Christmas may have come and gone, but the holidays aren't over yet. There is still one more day to celebrate before 2013 – December 31st. Are you ready for it? If you're planning a party at home for New Year's Eve, you'll definitely want to check out these DIY ideas for festive ways to celebrate.   


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1. Glittery New Year's Eve Party Hats


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Roundup: 20 Amazing DIY Outdoor Wedding Ideas

20 outdoor wedding ideas

It's no secret that we all love DIY around here, especially when it comes to home improvements and decor. But there are plenty of other categories to cover when it comes to how-to projects. So today I'll be focusing on a realm that we haven't delved much into before: weddings. This roundup of DIY outdoor wedding ideas covers everything from outdoor lighting projects and unusual centerpieces to thoughtfully handmade photo booth backdrops and DIY ceremony arches. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes


Save money on expensive pots and planters with this quick and easy project that will conceal any ugly plastic container in about five minutes, for less than $1 a piece.   

Using some leftover contact paper, you can whip up some faux metal containers to hide the ugly plastic ones your store-bought houseplants came in. 



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  • Measuring tape
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How to: Make a Modern Wooden Christmas Tree Display Shelf

When the holidays roll around, I usually break out my glue gun and come up with a few easy winter projects to tackle. Today though, I'm branching out from the materials I almost always use and picking up a hand saw instead. With a bit of careful measuring and a handful of cuts, I made this hanging wood Christmas tree shelf perfect for storing small gifts and holiday odds and ends.    

It doesn't take up much space, much like my holiday project from last year, so it would be the perfect alternative to a Christmas tree, if you're really tight on space. Continue Reading

Roundup: 14 Adult Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Totally Awesome and Easy to Recreate

When October rolls around, the internet becomes overloaded with a plethora of DIY costume ideas to try. A lot of them are for kids, of course, and quite a few of the adult costumes are either too involved or kind of lame. So this year, I’m rounding up some of the coolest adult costumes I could find, that also happen to be pretty easy to recreate. Here are 14 awesome Halloween costumes for adults that won’t take you a ton of time to make.    Continue Reading

No-Sew DIY Cushions to Fit All of Your Uncomfortable Chairs

Photo: Oh Joy

Ever notice how almost every single cool looking, modern chair is (at least a little bit) uncomfortable to sit in? Well, worry no more! This DIY no-sew cushion project will help make any chair a bit more comfortable and a little cuter too.


The talented women at Oh Joy created a simple seat cushion without even having to break out a sewing machine. Nicely done! Head over to Oh Joy to see how to make your own. Continue Reading

How to: DIY Hanging Mobile with Driftwood

DIY Hanging Mobile with Driftwood
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff

I really like the look of wind chimes, but am not always a fan of the constant noise it makes. At least not when I’m working on something that needs my full concentration. So, I decided to bring that wind chime vibe indoors, without the noise, to create a natural hanging mobile that acts as a sculptural element in the space.


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