DIY Project: Tile Shower Nook

Posted by: on December 13th, 2013 | 3 Comments

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This nook is a great way to update your shower and create extra storage space. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this DIY project. We printable instructions you can download, too. 

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DIY Gift Ideas: Aluminum Sheet Candle Holders

Posted by: on December 12th, 2013 | 2 Comments

DIY Gift Ideas: Aluminum Sheet Candle Holders

DIY Gift Ideas: Aluminum Sheet Candle Holders

Set the mood this season with these DIY candle holders. We felt so inspired by the aluminum sheets we used to make a DIY coaster set– another of our seasonal DIY gift ideas,  that we decided to use the metal sheets in another do-it-yourself gift idea. These aluminum candle holders make the perfect present for someone who has a unique or eclectic style. Put them next to a bathroom tub, on the fireplace mantel or surprise a loved one by pairing this gift with their favorite scented candle. You’ll love the way this finished project looks once you see how easy they are to make!

Here are the step-by-step instructions.

 

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Welcome Guests with Holiday Chalkboard Messages

Posted by: on December 10th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- boutique la bohème

What’s the best way to effortlessly convey the holiday mood in your home? A chalkboard, of course! It’s one the cleverest Christmas decorating ideas we’ve seen lately. In our Holiday Style Challenge series, bloggers grabbed the chalk to express their holiday merriment! Whether you depict a faux tree, a dangling mistletoe, or a simple message of joy, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Above, Angela, of boutique la bohème, compliments her neutral mantle decorations with a Season’s Greetings chalkboard.

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DIY Gift Ideas: Decorated Wooden Letters

Posted by: on December 9th, 2013 | 3 Comments

DIY Gift Ideas: Decorated Wooden Letters

 

DIY Gift Ideas: Decorated Wooden Letters

 

We love a good monogram, so it’s no surprise that for our DIY gift ideas series, we have painted letters. Wooden letters are a decor element that can easily add a personal touch to any room in your home. Create a monogram, or spell out a holiday message – this project is completely customizable with just a few simple materials.

We did this project two ways– the “joy” sign with the letters hanging from ribbons, and as single monogram letters that can be hung on a wall.

Here are step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Gift Ideas: Gardening Kit in Chalkboard Pot

Posted by: on December 6th, 2013 | 2 Comments

DIY Gift Ideas: Gardening Kit in Chalkboard Pot

This time of year, any green thumb or gardening enthusiast will appreciate a glimmer of the warm spring days that are to come! Here’s one of our DIY gift ideas for Christmas (but this gift idea works any time of year) that’s perfect for the gardener in your life. It’s a gardening kit packaged in a customized chalkboard terra cotta pot. Include a handwritten note and a gift card for extra thoughtfulness.

It’s an easy craft project. Here’s how to do it. 

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DIY Gift Ideas: Desk Organizer

Posted by: on December 5th, 2013 | 4 Comments

DIY Gift Ideas: Desk Organizer

 

There’s probably someone on your Christmas list who would benefit from a mini desk makeover. Here’s one of our DIY gift ideas that will be perfect. You can knock out this DIY desk organizer in an afternoon, and give your loved one the gift of organization and peace of mind!

Here are the step-by-step instructions.

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Christmas Wreath Ideas from the Holiday Style Challenge

Posted by: on December 4th, 2013 | One Comment

Christmas Wreath Ideas from the Holiday Style Challenge: Grace Mitchell of A Storied Style

 

In our popular Holiday Style Challenge series, a few of our favorite bloggers created fresh holiday decorations and DIY Christmas decorating ideas to inspire us all to get in the holiday spirit. We saw plenty of great wreath decorating ideas, too, and a few creative uses! We love their fresh Christmas wreath ideas, and we know you will too. (Above is a beautiful wreath chandelier, complete with dangling ornaments by Grace Mitchell of A Storied Style.)

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DIY Gift Ideas: Coaster Set

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2013 | 3 Comments

DIY Gift Ideas: Coaster Set

DIY Gift Ideas: Coaster Set

These DIY coasters make an easy gift that can be used year-round. This project is one of our DIY gift ideas that are fun to make and give. You may decide to keep them yourself to add a little sparkle to your holiday table.

We decided to go with a less conventional take on coasters by using uncommon materials– such as decorative aluminum sheets. When you finish this project you’ll want to give this mixed-metallic coaster set as a hostess gift or even use them in your own Christmas parties!

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this set of four coasters.

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Do-It-Herself Workshops: Monogram Wreath Tutorial

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2013 | One Comment

We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. Recently, the DIH Workshop in Home Depot stores across the country focused on making a Pinterest-inspired Monogram Wreath.

Here, Aimee Lane of Its Overflowing shares her Monogram Wreath tutorial. It’s a cute and clever “wreath” to welcome guests into your home over the holiday season. This simple DIY project uses wood, a DREMEL Multi-Max Power Tool, spray paint, and a bit of Christmas sprigs.

 

Monogram Wreath Tutorial by Aimee Lane of ItsOverflowing

 

A wreath is the perfect way to welcome friends and family into your home. I am so excited to show you in a few easy steps, how to make a pretty, personalized wreath to enjoy throughout the holidays. I am a huge fan of anything is monogrammed, and the beauty of this monogram wreath is it can be adapted to work in every season!

Warning, something that looks this good and takes such little effort can be a little addicting – one may not be enough!

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DIY Decor: Joyful Rope Light Sign

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2013 | One Comment

DIY Decor: Joyful Rope Light Sign

There’s something about handmade decorations that really make the holidays special. Any project, no matter how big or small, will impress your guests! Family and friends will appreciate your efforts to make this holiday season even more special than the last. And they really don’t have to know that your projects are easy as pie!

For our DIY Decor series, we have a Christmas craft idea great for decorating during the holidays– a rope light sign spelling out the word joyful. You can adjust the project to your specifications, of course, and try it out with any word! Merry, Jolly, Joy, even Ho Ho Ho could work with this technique.

Here are the step-by-step instructions.

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