Articles in: DIY Decor

DIY Decor: Christmas Doorknob Hangers

Posted by: on December 16th, 2013 | Make A Comment

DIY Decor: Christmas Doorknob Hangers

DIY Decor: Christmas Doorknob Hangers

For this DIY Decor project, we’re going to spruce up our doorknobs for Christmas. And I mean literally spruce them up (assuming you actually use spruce branches!). These Christmas Doorknob Hangers are an easy last minute Christmas craft project that adds a little holiday cheer to your home.

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DIY Decor: Joyful Rope Light Sign

Posted by: on December 2nd, 2013 | 2 Comments

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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Wreath Making Tutorial: How to Make a Wooden Wreath Form

Posted by: on October 24th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Wreath Making Tutorial: How to Make a Wooden Wreath Form

 

One of my favorite things about autumn is all of the festive wreaths that begin to pop up in neighborhoods. From Halloween, to harvest-themed, and into Christmas, wreathes and wreath making have always been a favorite way to get in the festive spirit.  To make almost any DIY wreath, you’ll need a wreath form. But instead of purchasing a premade form, for this DIY Decor project I show you how to make your very own wreath form.

To make this DIY wreath form, we are going to make two concentric circular cuts in a piece of wood using a Dremel tool and a Dremel circle cutter.

Let the wreath making commence!

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Stencil Patterns with Craft Paint

Posted by: on October 22nd, 2013 | Make A Comment

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Stencil Patterns with Craft Paint

 

Pumpkin decorating is one of the most enjoyable parts of autumn. We all know about carving a pumpkin, including with a Dremel tool. But here’s a super easy pumpkin decorating idea: paint patterns on the pumpkin using stencils and craft paint. This is a great way to add a little variety to your collection of decorated pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Here’s our DIY Decor tutorial for quick and easy decorated pumpkins. 

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Pumpkin Carving with a Dremel Tool

Posted by: on October 17th, 2013 | One Comment

Halloween pumpkin carving with a Demel tool

 

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition, and while you may normally use a kitchen knife to make your jack-o-lantern, I powered up my Dremel tool for this project! Using some Martha Stewart lettered stencils and a Dremel tool, I added a custom note debossed into my pumpkin. It’s quite easy to do. Here’s a tutorial for this pumpkin carving technique.

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In The Wild: DIY Ottoman Made From a Home Depot Bucket

Posted by: on October 16th, 2013 | 6 Comments

DIY ottoman made from a Home Depot bucket

When we think of Homer Buckets, we usually imagine all the home improvement projects these orange buckets can help accomplish. But here’s a way to use a Home Depot five-gallon bucket to create a chic piece of decor! Check out this awesome DIY ottoman project from our friends at Brit + Co, using a few simple steps and our favorite cylindrical product.

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DIY Wall Art: Ombre Diptych

Posted by: on August 19th, 2013 | 14 Comments

DIY Wall Art: Ombre Diptych made from stained wood

If you’ve ever embarked on the challenge of decorating your home, whether it’s a tiny apartment or a large space, you know what a challenge it can be to find large pieces of art to hang on the wall. That’s not to mention that artwork can be expensive! As any DIYer knows, however, there’s always room to try your hand at some DIY wall art! With just a few materials and some time, you can create large pieces that are sure to create a striking focal point in your home.

I created these two large paintings, combined to make a diptych, with just a couple of supplies and some creativity! Find the full step-by-step instructions below for this DIY wall art project.

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DIY Decor: The ZipStich DIY Chair

Posted by: on July 31st, 2013 | Make A Comment

 

Many of you enjoyed our previous posts with Ana White on how to make an Adirondack chair and outdoor coffee table, and have written to us and sent pictures of your finished work. We love them! Please keep ’em coming.

We recently hooked up with Ben Uyeda, lecturer, designer and the man behind HomeMade Modern. We think that after watching this video, you’re definitely going to want to make this very cool DIY chair. It’s the awesome ZipStich Chair.

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How to Create a Painted Faux Crown Moulding (and Change a Ceiling Light)

Posted by: on July 10th, 2013 | 43 Comments

How to Create a Painted Faux Crown Moulding: After the room makeover

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

Carrie Waller, Creative Director of the Dream Green DIY blog, shows us how she completely transformed the look of her spare bedroom with a simple painted faux crown moulding. To complete the room makeover, she replaced a ceiling light and repurposed some decorations from her DIY wedding. As you’ll see, the results of this inexpensive project are simply stunning.

Paint is the single most frequently used supply in my arsenal of DIY materials and has quickly become the go-to standard when I’m dreaming up a room refresh. From furniture and accessories, to drywall and doors, paint has almost no transformational limit.

For this project though, I wanted to try something that I never had before. I have been itching to add crown moulding to our second bedroom (turned studio), but had neither the time nor the money to tackle the complicated project. Thankfully, inspiration struck before I grudgingly forked over the cash and set aside the weekend to get the update taken care of– and all it took was a can of paint and painting supplies. No saw required!

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DIY Burlap Wreath for Spring

Posted by: on May 27th, 2013 | 5 Comments

DIY wreath made of burlap decorated for spring

 

You may remember when we first posted our DIY Burlap Wreath project in September, or perhaps in October when we updated the DIY wreath for Halloween. Or maybe at Christmastime when we outfitted the wreath with colorful Christmas ornaments?

Our DIY Burlap Wreath has become one of our most popular DIY Décor posts to date, so we are excited to bring you another version today — spiffed up for spring!

 

Supplies for crafting a DIY burlap wreath for spring

 

 

In addition to the original DIY Burlap Wreath, you’ll need the following supplies:

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