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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…

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…

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…

How to make beautiful geometric planters from clay

DIY Geometric Faceted Planter from Clay

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DIY Geometric Faceted Planter from Clay

Finding just the right tiny planters for your succulents can be tough, so why not make some yourself? Our little pots have interesting faceted sides that add a touch of angular geometry to your décor. Start with a ball of modeling clay and form a small round pot with thick sides, working quickly enough that…

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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…

Create A Wooden Headboard With Built-in Lights

Create A Wooden Headboard With Built-in Lights

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Create A Wooden Headboard With Built-in Lights

Some of the most stylish headboards have built-in reading lights that eliminate the need for bedside lamps. They can also be some of the priciest! However, it’s not difficult to make your own for a fraction of the cost. Start with four pine planks that are 30 centimeters wide and approximately 100 centimeters long. (The…

A DIY Cat Window Perch/Seat

A DIY Cat Window Perch

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A DIY Cat Window Perch

All cats love to sit by the window and enjoy the view, but not every household arrangement allows for that luxury. Instead of trying to rearrange the furniture, make this quick and easy cat window perch. Start with a sturdy wooden tray that has thick sides. It can be one that you either purchased or…

DIY Dotty Domino Wall Clock

DIY Dotty Domino Wall Clock

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DIY Dotty Domino Wall Clock

In this digital age, old-fashioned clocks have a special appeal for home décor. Do up your own unique timepiece using a simple frame and some dominos. Start with a square shadow box frame. Open it and remove the backing and glass. Spray it your desired color – we like white. Next, take a board that…

How to Make Cotton Stems Easy

How to Make Cotton Stems Easy

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How to Make Cotton Stems Easy

Keeping fresh flowers is costly and artificial flowers can look cheesy, so why not try your hand at making these charming cotton stem branches? They have a natural look that goes with all styles of décor and are far more appealing than plastic! Start with branches that you find outside. Cut apart a large pine…

Pretty PVC Pipe Magazine Holder

Pretty PVC Pipe Magazine Holder

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Pretty PVC Pipe Magazine Holder

Move over baskets and bowls, this magazine holder made from PVC pipes is far more colorful and fun that the usual. You don’t even need any special tools to make it. You will need six pipes that are 35 centimeters long, two that are 25 centimeters, and eight elbow joints. Using sandpaper, remove any lettering…

Manage Your Makeup with a Magnetic Board

Manage Your Makeup with a Magnetic Board

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Manage Your Makeup with a Magnetic Board

A messy drawer or a bulging bag: Neither is a good way to store make up. Try making this makeup holder that keeps everything you need on a daily basis at your fingertips. Take a magnetic white board and paint the frame gold – or the color of your choice. Next, glue a magnet to…

A Chic Way to Store Your Sunnies

A Chic Way to Store Your Sunnies

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A Chic Way to Store Your Sunnies

Sunglasses are such a fun accessory – and such a pain to store. You want to be able to choose the right ones as you leave the house, but rifling through closed cases is a bother. How about a chic DIY holder that displays your sunglasses and gives you easy access at the same time?…