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How to Make Unique Dipped Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Posted by: on December 16th, 2014 | Make A Comment

How to Make Unique Dipped Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Typically, at my house, we try to keep the Christmas decorations functional and minimal. So, with that in mind, I found these awesome little glass terrariums at my local Home Depot store and decided to give them more of a seasonal look.

Here’s how to make your own dipped terrarium Christmas ornaments.

Materials Needed to Make Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

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DIY Cake Stands Made from Thrift Store Plates and Candle Sticks

Posted by: on December 16th, 2014 | Make A Comment

DIY Cake Stands

I love the idea of having a huge selection of fancy cake stands to entertain with during the holidays, but I really don’t use them enough through out the year to rationalize buying a whole collection. They can be pretty expensive!

I thought it might be fun to create my own DIY cake stands with simple thrifted materials and a little help from Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic Spray Paint and Primer. For only a couple dollars each, these festive cake stands are perfect for your holiday parties, and year round.

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DIY Decor: Easy Designer Bottle Stoppers Project

Posted by: on December 15th, 2014 | Make A Comment

DIY Decor: Easy Designer Bottle Stoppers Project

This DIY decor project is so simple! These designer bottle stoppers can be customized to fit virtually any style of decor, and they make great personalized gifts. The secret to this fun craft project is repurposing simple decorative cabinet knobs. You can make new ornamental stoppers for old bottles, or buy new bottles or jars for this DIY project. We even have some suggestions for the types of cabinet knobs you might use for different styles.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial.

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DIY Decor: Decorative Stocking Holder on a Rustic Christmas Mantel

Posted by: on October 29th, 2014 | Make A Comment

DIY Decor: Decorative Stocking Holder on a Rustic Christmas Mantel

The fireplace mantel (or a prominent book shelf) is the traditional center of Christmas celebrations at home. It’s where you hang the stockings and display other Christmas decorations. We have some Christmas mantel decorating ideas  with a rustic DIY stocking holder taking center stage. The stocking hanger is easy to make from an ordinary cedar planter box and some decorative coat hooks. Just follow the step-by-step instructions.

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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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