How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

DIY Hanging Air plant Pod
by Rachel Mae Smith



If you happen to kill every plant you’ve ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it’s not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you’re new to plant ownership, there’s no better place to start than with an air plant and this 15 minute DIY! 

What you’ll need

– bell cup
– hammer & nail
– cord
– wooden beads (you can order faceted wooden beads on Etsy)
– acrylic paint

DIY Hanging Air Plant Holder
by Rachel Mae Smith

On the bottom on your bell cup, hammer a nail into the center to create a hole. Continue Reading

How to: Make a Decorative Leaf Mobile

DIY Fall Leaf MobileIt’s not often that I decorate my home for fall (aside from the classic pumpkin, of course). Perhaps it’s because I tend to go budget-big for Christmas, but seasonal decor usually sits on the back burner during this time of year. Well, not this year. Things are about to change because I figured out a way to decorate for next to nothing! Chances are you already have everything on hand now too.  



DIY Leaf Mobile

What you’ll need:

– Leaves
– Spray Paint
– Scissors
– Thread/Embroidery Floss
– Branch

If your leaves are still green, I recommend pressing them (in between two sheets on paper towels in a heavy book) for 1 week before painting. Continue Reading

How to: Make a Colorful Geometric Welcome Mat

DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

It’s the time of year when we’re all spending more time outdoors than inside them. Keep the threshold separating the two cheery and functional with this geometric welcome mat!     

What you’ll need:


  • Coir door mat (available on Amazon or at IKEA)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint and brush


DIY Geometric Welcome Mat
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Start by taping off your design. If you’re making the same pattern that I did, I recommend using a ruler to help with initial placement. Continue Reading

Curbly Pumpkin Challenge: How to Make a Decorative Pumpkin Vase

This year, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create an series of DIY decor and entertaining projects using that iconic symbol of the season: the pumpkin. We’ll be sharing our creations for the Curbly Pumpkin Challenge each day this week. Happy Fall.  

Swap out your traditional vases this season and display your fall flowers in mini pumpkins instead!

What you’ll need:

  • pumpkin (I used minis)
  • paint
  • knife
  • small container (used to hold flowers & water so pumpkin doesn’t rot)

Cut the top off your pumpkin, making the hole large enough to fit your container. Continue Reading

How-To: Hand Lettered Birch Plywood Wall Hanging

by Lemon Thistle

I've seen similar projects to this before, but always with fabric, never with wood! If you're looking to create a a custom and unique piece of wall art for your home, then why not make a hand lettered plywood hanging?! You don't need to be a calligrapher to make this project look good (thank goodness). With a few simple steps, and some light power tool action, Lemon Thistle shows you how to make something beautiful, and budget-friendly, to spice up your walls. Continue Reading

How-To: Dishwasher Safe Decorated Mugs

by Rachel Mae Smith

If you’re looking for a budget friendly project for Mother’s Day, or just want something new for your own home, then you’ll want to make these dishwasher safe painted mugs! The project really only takes 20 minutes (plus bake time), and you can even find plain mugs at the dollar store. Here’s how: 

What you’ll need:

– ceramic mugs
– Vitrea 160 paint + marker
– brush
– oven

by Rachel Mae Smith

As long as you have the right paint for this project (and bake when done), you shouldn’t run into any troubles with your mugs.  Continue Reading

Before and After: Mid Century Side Table Makeover

by Sarah Hearts

Confession: I’ve always be jealous of people who can take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a quality piece in their home. More so than ever after I came across this before and after by Sarah Hearts. I’ve seen this style of table here and there at thrift stores, but never wanted it in my home as is (and I didn’t know what to do with it). Turns out, you don’t have to go overboard to make something look beautiful. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: 10 Awesome Bathroom Accessories Under $30

via West Elm

Who says you need a lot of money to make your house look great? Not me at least. Sometimes it just comes down to swapping out a few pieces to make a room feel brand new. If you’re looking to refresh your bathroom, here are ten accessories under $30! 

1. Sink Caddy (above), $17

via West Elm

2. Zig Zag Bath Mat, $20

via cb2

3. Cotton Bath Towels, $25

via Wayfair

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How-To: Neon Triangle Photo Frames

by Rachael Mary

Sometimes a traditional picture frame just doesn’t cut it or do a photo justice. Despite for obvious reasons, this explains why I am so in love with these triangle frames by Rachael Mary. Not only are they such a unique and fun way to display photos, but they also double as great accent pieces. Perfect for adding a pop of color to the shelving in your home. Absolutely a must-try DIY! 

Click here to see the full tutorial! Continue Reading

How-T0: Chic Copper and Marble Side Table

by A Joyful Riot

I recently made an end table for my house and was blown away by how easy it was. So much so in fact that now I want to make all the end tables, including this copper and marble one by A Joyful Riot! All you really need is a trip to the hardware store and an extra hour or two this weekend and you can have a brand new piece of furniture (and still have time to go to a movie).  Continue Reading