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.

Burlap as a Holiday Décor Staple

Few textures exude the feel of Fall more than burlap. Except maybe its more academic cousin tweed. Perhaps because of the rough texture, we instantly feel the changing of the season, the grains being stored for the coming winter, the inherent sense of coziness and earthiness combined…whether or not we’ve ever stepped foot on a farm.Because of the associations (sometimes subconscious) we have with burlap, the once humble flour-sack fabric has risen to become a sophisticated décor staple at this time of year.

Frame it.

Framed burlap “W” from Welcome

The distressed white letter on top and frame around this burlap keeps it looking fresh and sweet, rather than heavy and barnish. Plus, inside an detailed frame like this one, the rough burlap becomes intentional and noteworthy.


17 Simple Ways To Repurpose A Canoe

Certain things, like a canoe, are specialized on a very particular domain and this makes us think that they only have one use, the intended one. Nevertheless, there’s always room for creative thinking. You already know that a canoe can look good on a wall if you have the space but here are 17 more original ways in which you can repurpose it.

For example, you could transform the canoe into a sort of storage space. Add a few shelves to its design and you’ll be able to use it as a bookcase or for storage in spaces such as the garage.


Make your own beautiful terrarium – 10 inspiring ideas

A terrarium is the perfect accent piece when you want to add a natural touch to your interior décor. Terrariums are small enough to sit on a desk or table and this makes them perfect for living rooms as well as for home offices. They stimulate a dry habitat and you can use pebbles, soil and all sorts of other natural elements to make it look beautiful. Many kinds of plants are suitable for these habitats so decorating them is also quite easy.

Faux terrarium.

If you’d like to have a terrarium but without having to take care of the plants or animals inside it, you can try making a faux one. For example, you could take an old lantern or a jar and decorate with faux moss, pinecones and a wooden mushroom. It doesn’t need water or light.{found on elisamclaughlin}.


10 Ingenious And Original Ways Of Using Maps In DIY Projects

Maps are not just for displaying on the wall. They can also be used in other ways. There are tons of creative DIY projects that can be made out of maps. You just have to think out of the box and to come up with new uses for old things. Old maps are very versatile and it would be a waste of great material to simply throw them out. Let’s see how else maps can be used aside from the usual.

An old map or one that you don’t need can be cut out and made into envelops for cards.Take an old envelope and see the template. Then trace it on the back of the map, cut out the shape and glue the envelope.{found on iwearthecanvas}.


Top 15 DIY Fall Wreaths To Try This Year

As you may have noticed, the weather starts to send us hints that summer is over and that we should get ready for autumn. Fall is a beautiful season with rich colors and all sorts of goodies. And what better way to welcome it into our lives and homes than with a beautiful wreath displayed on the door or window…

This lovely wreath is made with floral sticks and stems. Wrap them to make the base of the wreath and then start adding the decorations. Use foam pumpkins and gourds and stick them in place, then add a few feather, leaves and other small details.{found on susieharrisblog}.


Fun & Easy Fall DIYs

Fall is almost here! Bring the Autumn spirit into your home with some fun and easy DIYs the whole family can do. Pumpkins, leaves and scarecrows, they’re all a part of the season and it’s absolutely essential to sprinkle some of these cozy vibes around the house. From the guest bathroom to the kitchen, let’s take a peek at some quick ways to create and decorate for fall!

1. Pumpkin hand soap.

Are these not the most adorable little things? Fill the guest bathroom with these pumpkin soaps for a bit of fall and function. Your friends and family may love them so much they may even want to take one home so make sure to make a few extra. And don’t worry, you’d be surprised how easy these are to pull off.{found on site}.


15 Ways To Add Personality To Your Wedding On Budget

Every wedding is unique but, because of the importance of this event, certain clichés have been developed. They often tend to rend the wedding more common and less personal. To avoid that, you can add character to your wedding and personalize it with the help of a few unique decorations and accessories. This will make your wedding a truly unique event not just for you but for everyone else.For example:


Let’s start with a very fresh and delicate type of centerpiece. It’s a combination of fruit and flowers. The vase has been replaced with a pineapple and the flowers feature different colors and shapes yet they form a harmonious piece.{found on site}.


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