DIY Concrete Fire Column For Your Backyard

DIY Concrete Fire Column
Photo: Faith Towers

Spring is (finally) right around the corner, which means that you’re probably starting to think about your outdoor space. I know I am. So today I’m sharing a fun project that will give your porch some serious style. Read on to check it out.   

 

DIY Concrete Fire Column
Photo: Faith Towers

This concrete and stone fire column is both attractive and functional, with a painted concrete base and a tiki torch hidden inside. Let’s get started!

DIY Concrete Fire Column
Photo: Faith Towers

Here’s what you’ll need for your fire column:

 

  • Quickrete
  • Tiki torch
  • Glass vase, 6 inch diameter and at least 16 inches tall
  • Aluminum flashing
  • Plastic wrap
  • 3 cups of stones
  • Painters tape
  • Tin snips
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • E6000 glue (not pictured)
DIY Concrete Fire Column
Photo: Faith Towers

Begin by flipping your vase upside down and covering it with plastic wrap. Continue Reading

4 Home Decor DIYs Salvaged from the Recycling Bin

4 Home Decor DIYs Salvaged from the Recycling Bin
Photo: Faith Towers

I’ve been making a concerted effort lately to remember to recycle as much as possible, and it’s been working… we have double the amount of recycling as we do trash lately. And then I got to thinking – there must be all kinds of fun DIYs that I could do using all those empty vessels. Keep reading to check out four easy ones that I tried out.   

 

4 Home Decor DIYs Salvaged from the Recycling Bin
Photo: Faith Towers

1. Paper-Covered Drawer Organizers – Simply grab a small cardboard box and cover it in a pretty decorative paper. Continue Reading

How To: ‘Dye’ Clear Glass Any Color (We Test Two Techniques)

 

Looking for a way to create colored glass bottles and mason jars? Why tested two techniques to see which one works best. 

Colored glass bottles
Photo: DIY Maven

 

A few years back, we profiled a new technique to 'dye' clear glass any color. The original maker included instructions that called for mixing acetone (nail polish remover) with Vitrail glass paint. Since posting the profile of the technique, the original how-to has vanished from the internets. We decided to take our own stab at the technique to see if we could replicate the outcome and devise our own how-to. Continue Reading

16 Floral DIYS To Get Your Home Ready For Spring

16 Floral DIYS To Get Your Home Ready For Spring
Photo: Design Improvised

Spring is just around the corner (hopefully), so we’re getting in the spirit with pretty florals and lots of spring-like colors. Today we’re sharing some DIYs that will help you get in the springtime frame of mind too. Keep reading to check out 16 of our favorite floral DIYs for your home.   

 

16 Floral DIYS To Get Your Home Ready For Spring
Photo: The Weathered Door

1. Add a serious pop of color to a desk or dresser by adding floral gift wrap to the front. Continue Reading

The ‘Perfect Pair’ of DIY Galentine’s Day Mugs

 

DIY 'Perfect Pair' Galentine's Day Mugs for your Best Friend

We’re fully on board with Galentine’s Day and we whipped up a sweet and simple DIY project you can complete in a matter of hours. Start brainstorming nicknames for your dynamic duo, your terrific trio, and your fantastic foursome, because once you start this project, you won’t want to stop.

 Inspired by these tees, I put together a set of hand painted mugs to treat my best friend.

PB&J Best Friend Tees
Photo by Mattie Krall for Champagne & Macaroons 

All you need is a special set of paints, some mugs, and about an hour. Continue Reading

5 DIYs To Help You Get Organized Using Things You Already Have

5 DIYs To Help Get Organized Using Things You Already Have
Photo: Faith Towers

One of the (many) things that deters me from super getting organized is not wanting to spend a ton of money on storage containers and other organizational items. But then it dawned on me – why don’t I use things that I already have make some storage containers? So today I’m sharing five of my favorite upcycled organizational DIYs that you can make from things you probably already have lying around the house.    Continue Reading

20 DIY Bins, Boxes and Baskets To Help You Get Organized

20 DIY Bins, Boxes and Baskets To Help You Get Organized
Photo: The Casual Craftlete

Who else is in need of some help in the storage department? I know I am, so today we’re sharing some attractive DIY storage projects… because it’s way easier to get yourself organized when you have cute storage, right?!   

 

20 DIY Bins, Boxes and Baskets To Help You Get Organized
Photo: Erin Spain

1. Add some colorful personality to plain old baskets with this awesome tutorial. [Photo: Erin Spain]

 

20 DIY Bins, Boxes and Baskets To Help You Get Organized
Photo: Passion Shake

2. Hide unsightly items like remotes and magazines under the sofa with this clever rolling tray. Continue Reading

Home Decor Hack: How to Transform Any Vase into a Savings Bank

 Transform any vase or jar into a coin bank.

 

On my New Year’s Resolutions list, there are always some standards: Drink more water, eat out less, exercise more, and save money. I have gotten pretty good at most of these things (with the exception of eating out less – does ordering more takeout count?), but I could always stand to save more money. Holding onto loose change is my go-to method for putting a little bit of dough away every day, but there’s always the question of what to keep all those loose pennies in. Continue Reading

How to: Make Gorgeous and Glam DIY Amethyst Bookends

How To: Make Amethyst Bookends under $60I’m not sure about the healing power of crystals, but I am sure enchanted by their beauty. Thanks to their weight, these shining amethyst crystals are a natural fit for great bookends. Purchased from a high-end boutique, you’re in for $300+ for a pair. But crafted at home, you can make a beautiful set for around $50, and a couple hours of your time.

Add them to your shelf, or wrap them up as a holiday gift. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Totem Planter

I always buy more plants during the holidays (when they’re on super sale!) and am then searching for places to put them come January. This cool IKEA hack would look great on any desk with some greenery cascading down the side! 

 

The speckled look is easy to recreate and you can create totems in varying heights and sizes for a cool and unique indoor garden! Check out the full how-to over at We Are Scout! Continue Reading