Erin Francois

DIY Contributor
Maker, designer, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee– Erin Francois simply loves to make things. A passion encouraged early on in childhood by her mother and grandmother (both hardcore DIY-ers!) and strengthened with a background in interior design
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 21, 2020

DIY Nordic Inspired Paper Star Lantern

Paper star lanterns can be spotted shining bright in Scandinavian home windows come December as a way to welcome family and friends on dark winter nights. Originally a Nordic tradition, star lanterns are finding their way into homes across the globe, and for good reason–they’re beautiful and budget-friendly!   Materials you’ll need for paper star...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 21, 2020

How To Make A Crafting Table – Saw Horse Type

When I recently began researching craft tables for our new place, I quickly realized that there aren’t a ton of clean, modern craft table options out there–especially ones with a taller height to comfortably accommodate standing while crafting. (Because let’s be serious, crafting is not always a sitdown hobby!)  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and modify pre-made components...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 20, 2020

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

Looking for a last-minute handmade hostess gift this Holiday? Chances are you probably already have most of the supplies on hand for this pretty (and useful!) DIY project for the home. Essential oil reed diffusers naturally add fragrance to the air by drawing up an essential oil serum through wooden reeds and releasing the scent into the air. They’re...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 20, 2020

DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

We’ve all got a mason jar or two lying around the house, so why not put them to good use with this easy and affordable Mason Jar Soap Dispenser? Inspired by milk glass from the 1930’s, this dispenser adds a big dose of vintage flair to any kitchen countertop. One hour and a few simple...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 20, 2020

How To Build A Mason Jar Lamp

I love finding new functions for everyday things, especially when it’s something I’d otherwise recycle or donate. We had a 1/2 gallon jug leftover from a canning adventure a last year, so I thought I’d put it to work as an accent lamp on my desk. Surprisingly there’s no special electrical knowledge needed here. If...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on November 20, 2020

DIY Tiered Dessert Stand from Porcelain Plates

Looking for an affordable and oh-so-pretty way to serve desserts? This tiered DIY plate stand is made with simply thrift store plates, hardware from the home improvement store, and of course, a little elbow grease. The end result is a lovely dessert stand that’s the perfect host for sweet treats at not only for Easter...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on March 29, 2016

DIY Office Organizer

As a DIY blogger, I’m always looking for fun ways to organize my materials (because let’s be honest, I have tons of them), and this office organizer is just the ticket. It’s a peg board and cork board wrapped into one, so in addition to storing materials, I can tack inspiration clippings up too! It’s...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on February 24, 2016

Wall Copper Message Board

Looking to add a little functional style to your office? Why not post up your calendar or track a to-do list on this metallic copper message board! A little copper sheeting from the hardware store goes a long way in adding a hint of bling and loads of design savvy to any space. Let’s get...

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