DIY Festive Paint Chip Garland

created at: 10/19/2011

All hail the versatile paint chip! It seems as though its limits know no bounds, well, at least in our minds. What’s not to love about pre-cut, pre-colored pieces of paper? Not a whole lot.  

Today I’d like to introduce you to this DIY paint chip garland that’s so easy kids can help out, and so versatile you’ll want to make one for every festive occasion. And with a limitless palette of inspiration at your local home or hardware store there’s nothing stopping you! Continue Reading

How to: Make DIY Caramel Apple Kits

created at: 10/19/2011I love sweets as much as the next person, but the months of October through Decemeber can be a little heavy on the bad stuff (even for me). This DIY is the perfect little munchy gift to give to your favorites while keeping a little bit healthfulness in mind.  

created at: 10/19/2011

A little caramel, a little peanut or almond butter, and a few toppings to choose from for some added texture. Toss in an apple or two with a simple little box and these DIY Caramel Apple Kits from Oh Happy Day are unbeatable! Continue Reading

DIY Ombré Watercolor Party Streamers

created at: 10/19/2011

If you pay attention to trends of any kind, you probably know that ombré has been kind of a big deal lately. Ombré means a hue is shaded or graduated in intensity, and it can be spotted anywhere from the fashion runway to a birthday party.  

created at: 10/19/2011

These ombré watercolor party streamers are easy to make and pack a serious punch when it comes to decorating! Only a few simple materials are needed, and depending on what other decor you pair the streamers with they can be a perfect fit for either an adult or child’s party. Continue Reading

Spooky Halloween Silhouette Cutouts

created at: 10/13/2011

In my family Halloween is our favorite holiday. Some years we go more all out, others we keep it more low-key and elegant. And we generally keep the outside of the house pretty tame until the day of trick or treating, when cobwebs and luminaries and spooky music make their appearance. But there’s just something about these spooky silhouettes that make me think this year’s going to be a little bit different.  

created at: 10/13/2011

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DIY Leafy Garden Stepping Stones

created at: 10/13/2011

Do you have stepping stones in your yard? I’ve seen so many varieties, but can’t ever seem to commit to a design or pattern, color or style. But as soon as I saw this DIY project I knew I’d met my match.  

created at: 10/13/2011

All it requires is one of nature’s best patterns – the leaf! The end look is organic and artsy, the perfect pairing. It’s tough to go wrong when the main material is free. Add a few more elements and your garden pathway is transformed into something fresh and beautiful. Continue Reading

Make This: A Luminous Faceted Pendant Light

created at: 10/12/2011

Remember those folded up fortune-tellers from your elementary school days? Some kids called them cootie-catchers, but I never really understood the method behind the madness with that one. But I digress, because paper folding prowess was not in vain.  

created at: 10/12/2011

Take a longing glance at this beautiful DIY faceted pendant sphere, completely covered in small fortune tellers! This project requires little more than printer paper and patience to complete, and would look stunning in an entry, a hallway, or a dining room. Continue Reading

Make It: A Rustic Log Slice Side Table

created at: 10/06/2011

Every time I see someone trimming a tree or cutting one down all I see are slices of possibility. Stools, wall plaques, coasters, so many options! Well, here’s another one to add to the list.  

created at: 10/06/2011

I love this rustic log slice side table that’s a hack on an IKEA stool! Genius and so easy. Each one is guaranteed to be unique and bring a little bit of the outdoors in, and the most difficult part will be finding that perfect slice of wood. Continue Reading

Not So Lazy Susans

created at: 10/05/2011

For as long as I can remember there has always been a lazy susan on my grandmother’s kitchen table. It started with something plain and wooden, and at some point moved on to something more ornate and handpainted with flowers. Pointsettias if I recall correctly. These are not my grandma’s lazy susans.  

created at: 10/05/2011

French Bull has a bright, graphic array of three different turning platters – aka lazy susans – that have completely captured my attention. They’re very affordable and I can’t help but picture one on my stark white table, adding a little pop. Continue Reading

DIY Gemstone Drawer Pulls

created at: 09/28/2011

Sometimes updating a room is as simple as paying attention to the little things. Switching out paint color, accessories, and linens among other things can make a big impact for little cost. A little time and effort can go a long way.  

Lately I’ve been a bit – ahem – obsessed with geodes and home decor. The two play so nicely together, but I’d never thought of bringing them into the kitchen or bath. Then I saw this DIY project for drawer pulls using geode, sea glass, and minerals. Continue Reading