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.

Which Types of Items You Should Buy and Which You Should DIY

When it comes to decorating, the possibilities for creating your own designs and décor are really endless. But DIY isn’t always necessarily the best choice. Some items are much more difficult and expensive to make yourself than others. Here’s a little guide to help you decide what types of items might make good DIY projects and which ones might be better to just buy.



When it comes to furniture, you don’t have to be a master carpenter to find some doable DIY projects. Painting and refinishing tables, chair and couch legs, and bookcases can be tackled easily. Even reupholstering couches and chairs can prove to be easier and cheaper than buying new. However, if you’re looking for a whole new style of couch, chair, or tables, buying new is likely the way to go. Save the DIYing for smaller details.


15 Creative Ways In Which You Can Use Ladders For Shelving

A ladder is not exactly something you use everyday unless your work requires you to. So, most of the time, the ladder just takes up space. Wouldn’t it be nice to give it a practical use? How about you use it as a shelving unit. If you don’t have a ladder just go find or buy one. It doesn’t even have to be new.

You can combine two or more ladder to obtain the design you want

In fact, old ladder have a very nice patina and a worn finish that makes them very beautiful. This makes your project even easier. You can just use the old ladder you have in the garage or in the garden.


10 DIY Birthday Presents for All of Your Friends and Family

Every month comes and goes and every month we have birthday presents to think about, shop for, buy for and wrap up for. But, instead of the usual hustle, bustle and migraines, what about DIYing something useful, thoughtful and memorable for your friend’s or loved one’s big day? It doesn’t matter someone’s age or hobbies, everyone appreciates a gift that was made with love and time. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best (and easiest to make) DIY birthday presents for anyone who’s anyone in your life!

1. Usable Jewelry Organizers.

Give your daughter or mother-in-law something they need and can use! There are tons of different ways to make these, so pick one that you love and start creating.{found on makezine}.


30 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas For A Festive Décor Celebration

Every season has its own special holidays and events and but it seems that autumn and winter are the richest ones from this point of view. First you have Halloween which is the holiday that sets the mood for everything else and then there’s Thanksgiving and, of course, Christmas.By the way, Thanksgiving is just around the corner so this would be a perfect time to figure out how we’re going to decorate our houses this year.

Rustic and chic elements come together to form an elegant and inviting setting

Every little detail has to be well thought, from the dishes we’re going to serve to small things like the place cards, the floral arrangements or the candles.We have to plan all these things in advance because Thanksgiving is just crazy.

Take some inspiration from your garden and use roses, apples and gourds to make a rich combination

So how about we take a look at a few suggestions regarding the Thanksgiving table setting and all the little things we were just talking about. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration here or maybe you’ll come up with your own versions and ideas. Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can be something as simple as a color or as complex as a feeling.


22 Thanksgiving Place Cards That Combine The Rustic Charm With Chic And Simple Elegance

The Thanksgiving table has to look amazing and appetizing because it’s the element that brings everyone together and makes them forget about any bad moments and experiences they had that year. The food has to be amazing and delicious but that’s not all. Every little detail counts, down to the small things like the place cards. You have to find a way to marry rusticity with elegance.

This is an idea you can also use for fall parties. It’s basically an apple with a leaf made of paper on which the name of each guest in written, tied around the apple stem with twine. It’s rustic and simple.{found on stylishspoon}.


9 Thanksgiving Wreaths That Will Put Your Home Over The Top

Now that Halloween is long gone it’s time to think of the next holiday to come and that’, of course, Thanksgiving. This is a holiday created to basically show your gratitude and thanks for the great harvest and of the preceding year and one way of showcasing that in your décor is with a beautiful wreath. Let’s take a look at some options.

To make this simple yet full of character wreath you need pumpkin patch, caramel corn paper, candy bar paper and cardstock as well as a round wreath, felt and burlap, ribbon and glue. First you cut strips of felt and burlap and then you cut scallops out of the fabric. You wrap the strips around the wreath and then you add the flowers and the rest of the decorations.{found on thespottedleopard}.


24 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas That Will Charm Your Guests

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and we’re all grateful and happy that another year has passed and has brought us all sorts of great experiences. But Thanksgiving is not all about being grateful, although this is the main idea. It’s also about being a good host and part of that is creating a beautiful décor for your guests. The centerpieces play an important role in this whole concept so we came up with a few examples you might like to try this year.


This is a centerpiece idea that takes only a few minutes to make once you’ve gathered all the supplies. Here’s what you have to do: you print the letters and then you them out and you tape to the inside of the vases or the jars you want to use. Then you use a paint pen to trace and fill in the letters, you take the letters out and you stick some moss, rocks and a candle in each vase.{found on moderndaymoms}.


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