DIY Projects

Read all about what you can build for your home, how you can upcycle or repurpose an item, or when it’s beneficial to turn a generic piece into a beautiful, customized item that you’ll love forever. This DIY section is full of helpful how-tos and creative ideas for everyone, from people who were born with a hammer in their hands to those who break a sweat at the thought of picking up a paintbrush. You’re sure to find a project that will make your home happy.

DIY Expedit Bookshelf Cubby Doors

I love bookshelves as much as the next guy – Ikea’s Expedit shelves, to be specific, although it’s saddens me that they’re a discontinued series. They are wonderfully functional and clean-lined. The problem, for me, lies in optimizing their functionality with style…and doing it on a budget. Of course, there are loads of coordinating boxes and baskets out there to fit perfectly into any and all cubby squares, but what if you already have a bunch of mismatched boxes? They work just fine, but don’t look very well.

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Ampersand Cut Cork Coasters

Updating your home can be a challenge. Whether it’s lack of time or funds it can sometimes seem unachievable but fear not. You can make a change. It’s all in the details. Adding small and thoughtful touches to your home can impart your personality and tastes without making drastic changes to the decor.

Ampersand Cork Coasters top image

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How To Cut Glass Bottles

Bottle cutting may seem like a difficult project for the novice DIYer but is actually easier than one might think. With the proper bottle cutter, a few supplies you likely already have on hand at home, and these easy steps you can make your own set of bottle wine glasses, beer bottle vases and more!

how to make beer bottle vases

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DIY Cable Knit Sweater Planter Cover

Love the look of knit but don’t have the skills? Old sweaters are super cozy and easy to cut and sew! Warm up a pot or planter with a slip cover quickly and easily crafted with an old or thrifted cable knit texture. Great for the cooling weather ahead and those plants you will soon bring indoors (like this rich and full ornamental kale).

cozy cable knit planter cover

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DIY Half Log Bookends

Looking to add some extra color and style to a bare bookshelf? Create these DIY bookends on a dime! With a half log and a few fun and bold paints bring a half log to life for this project. A few simple cuts and these sturdy pieces are ready for your creative touch. Personalize their color and size for your decor!

DIY half log book ends

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A New Way To Add Detailing To A Wall, Wood Trim With X’s

Adding wood detailing to a space is big right now. And for good reason, it adds a visual to a space, is more creative then a pictures on a wall, and warms up any room with the addition of the wood. But to try and do something different and fresh using wood detailing is becoming more difficult, it has all been done before.

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DIY Cork Leaf Trivets

Fall brings cool weather and hearty appetites! Warm foods and festive celebrations filled with hearty food fill the season. Decorate and protect your table top with these easy cork trivets to place under your hot dishes. Shaped like leaves, these trivets add a natural and autumnal look to your table and centerpiece!

DIY leaf cork trivets

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