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Build an Easy Rustic Wooden Serving Tray

Build an Easy Rustic Wooden Serving Tray

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Build an Easy Rustic Wooden Serving Tray

A wooden serving tray is a great rustic accessory that is not just attractive, but really useful as well. Fashion a tray of your own with some rope, wood and a few basic tools. Cut six pieces of wood in the sizes shown. Stain all the pieces and let them dry. Arrange the lengths around…

Spinning Table From A Discarded Cable Reel PRoject

Spinning Table From A Discarded Cable Reel

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Spinning Table From A Discarded Cable Reel

Need a table but want to display some plants or books too? Try making this cute – and really useful – spinning storage table out of a discarded cable reel. Take a wooden industrial cable reel and 10 round wooden sticks that have been cut equal to the height of the cable reel. Paint the…

Table-Top Hanging Planter Frame

Table-Top Hanging Planter Frame

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Table-Top Hanging Planter Frame

Hanging plants are so cute and now you can have one on your desk with our easy-to-make table top plant frame. Start with four pieces of wood, two shorter and two longer so that you can make a rectangle. Drill a hole through the center of one of the shorter pieces and then glue them…

Easy Custom Wall Board Organizers for Any Space

Easy Custom Wall Board Organizers for Any Space

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Easy Custom Wall Board Organizers for Any Space

Wall boards are useful in so many ways and in so many parts of the home that you can almost always use another one. Create your own in a size and style that fits your specific needs – all with a minimum of tools. For a large wall board, start with a piece of wood…

From Cutting Board to Tablet Holder

From Cutting Board to Tablet Holder

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From Cutting Board to Tablet Holder

Many of us like to cook using online recipes we call up on a tablet. But finding a safe and dry spot and a comfortable angle for the tablet can be a challenge – unless you make this handy tablet holder. All you need is a purchased wooden cutting board with a handle and two…

Minimalist Wooden Holiday Tree

Minimalist Wooden Holiday Tree

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Minimalist Wooden Holiday Tree

If the spirit of a Christmas tree is appealing but the time and bother is too much for you, try this minimalist wooden tree. It’s perfect for a tabletop, mantel or desk – or anywhere you want a touch of modern holiday cheer. Take three flat lengths of wood, two the same length and one…

Wooden Christmas Tree Table Centerpieces

Wooden Christmas Tree Table Centerpieces

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Wooden Christmas Tree Table Centerpieces

Sometimes you need just a little accent for your holiday table and this easy wooden tree is just right for almost any tablescape. Cut a holiday tree template out of paper or cardboard and use it to mark the shapes on a sheet of balsa wood as shown. You will need two tree shapes for…

Modern Concrete Clock Make-Over

Modern Concrete Clock Make-Over

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Modern Concrete Clock Make-Over

Turn a run-of-the-mill clock into a modern marvel for your home or apartment in a few easy steps. Start with an inexpensive plastic clock that has a lip around the edge of the clock face. Remove the face from the frame and disassemble the clock mechanism, keeping the parts so that you can reinstall them…

Handy Space-Saving Pull Down Spice Rack

Handy Space-Saving Pull Down Spice Rack

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Handy Space-Saving Pull Down Spice Rack

Want your often-used spices handy, but also stashed out of view? Repurpose a hinged, lidded box or briefcase into a space-saving spice rack. Start by opening the case and cleaning the inside well. Paint, stain, or otherwise cover the inside of the box as shown. Take two lengths of chain and use a short screw…

Gorgeous Gilded Candle Holder From Plastic Spoons

Gorgeous Gilded Candle Holder From Plastic Spoons

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Gorgeous Gilded Candle Holder From Plastic Spoons

Candle holders can be pricey but you can craft your own gilded beauty from a glass container and plain plastic spoons. Start by cutting the handles off the spoons at the base of the bowl as shown. Using a hot glue gun, start at the open end of the container and glue a row of…

Quick Autumn Leaf Hanging Decoration

Quick Autumn Leaf Hanging Decoration

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Quick Autumn Leaf Hanging Decoration

Tired of pre-fab décor and cheesy garlands? Craft your own cute autumn leaf hanging decoration for a door, window or wall. You will need a tree branch, some twine, large-holed beads, artificial leaves and a hot glue gun. Start by gluing a leaf near one end of a length of twine. Next, string three beads…

Autumn Leaf Votive Candle Holders

Autumn Leaf Votive Candle Holders

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Autumn Leaf Votive Candle Holders

Add some autumn pizzazz to your décor with these DIY fall leaf votive candle holders. Start with a small jar that is clean and dry. It can be either round or a six-sided shape like ours. Collect some colorful autumn leaves that are still supple. Attach them to the sides of the glass jar using…

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DIY Fur-Covered Stool

DIY Fur-Covered Stool

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DIY Fur-Covered Stool

Furniture covered in fur, faux or real, is quite trendy…and expensive. But making a fur-covered stool is one of the easiest furniture DIY projects that you can do. Start with a one-inch thick board the size of the stool you want to make. Glue thick foam padding the same size to the board. Turn the…

How To Make a Fluffy Cloud Lamp For Kids Room

How To Make a Fluffy Cloud Lamp For Kids Room

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How To Make a Fluffy Cloud Lamp For Kids Room

Lying down and staring up at the clouds is so relaxing and now you can do it inside your home with these awesome DIY cloud lamps. All you need is a paper lantern with an interior brace, polyester pillow batting and a color-changing LED lightbulb. Start by expanding the paper lantern and inserting the bracket…

Frightening One-Eyed Rose Arrangement

Frightening One-Eyed Rose Arrangement

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Frightening One-Eyed Rose Arrangement

If you want your Halloween décor to be a little more subtle, this arrangement of weird one-eye roses is just right. Take some artificial roses that are fully open – not buds – and use hot glue to attach one eyeball decoration to the very middle of each flower. Repeat this for the rest of…

Black Battery-Operated Pillar Candles for Halloween

Black Battery-Operated Pillar Candles for Halloween

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Black Battery-Operated Pillar Candles for Halloween

Open flame candles can’t be used everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create the same awesome ambiance with battery-operated votives. Start by cutting open a cardboard tube from toilet paper or paper towels. Place the votive at the top and hot glue the tube closed around it, forming the pillar. Next, use the hot…

Bewitching Black Potted Plants

Bewitching Black Potted Plants

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Bewitching Black Potted Plants

Black is always in style and never more than at Halloween! Add some chic black décor to your home by whipping up these black potted plants. Simply take an artificial plant arrangement in a pot or other container and spray the entire thing black. Let it dry and it’s ready to place anywhere you want…

Craft Some Creepy Candles for Halloween

Craft Some Creepy Candles for Halloween

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Craft Some Creepy Candles for Halloween

It’s not Halloween without some decorative accessories like these scary candles. They are extra simple to make because all you need are some nails and paint to transform plain white pillars into creepy additions to your holiday display. Start by poking the nails into the candle in random spots. Next, using a small paintbrush, dab…

DIY an Eerie-Eyed Photo for Halloween

DIY an Eerie-Eyed Photo for Halloween

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DIY an Eerie-Eyed Photo for Halloween

Eerie eyes are what makes a photograph scary, so why not make up some frightening photos to complement your Halloween décor? Start with a frame and a black and white photograph of people, or a copy of a photo. (An old-fashioned photo makes this even creepier.) Place the picture on a piece of corrugated cardboard…

Unusual Upside-Down Shelf

Unusual Upside-Down Shelf

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Unusual Upside-Down Shelf

Double up on your display space with this unusual upside-down shelf. Start with a wooden board and a length of elastic. Attach the elastic to the board as shown using a staple gun. Using a book, measure the amount of elastic you will need to go around the book and staple it down next to…