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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…

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…

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?…

How to use Silica in 5 ways

5 Cool Life Hacks for Silica Gel

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5 Cool Life Hacks for Silica Gel

You know not to eat them and the label says to throw them away, but did you know there are some amazing ways to re-use the little silica gel packets that come inside so many things we buy? Silica gel is a desiccant, meaning it absorbs moisture, which makes it useful in lots of ways….

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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…

Whip Up A Rolling Coffee Table With Crates

Whip Up A Rolling Coffee Table With Crates

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Whip Up A Rolling Coffee Table With Crates

Need a coffee table that includes storage…and is portable? Make one with just four crates and some wheels. Arrange the crates as shown and join them together using screws. Take four casters and mark where the screws will go. Drill holes and then screw the casters onto the bottom of the table. Flip it over…

Easy Vintage String Photo Display

Easy Vintage String Photo Display

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Easy Vintage String Photo Display

Stylish photo holders that have a vintage look don’t have to be pricey. You can easily make some that highlight your photos and special memories. Cut all your photos into equal-sized squares. Start with pieces black craft paper that are larger than your photos and mark the width of the borders, leaving a large, wide…

DIY framed message boards with movable letter

DIY Modern Letter Message Board

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DIY Modern Letter Message Board

Displaying words, phrases and sayings is always popular but what if you change your mind about what you want to say? Swap out your words of inspiration any time you like with this easy letter frame. Start with a glass frame and substitute the matting and any contents with a plain piece of Bristol board…

DIY Wine Rack from Tin Cans

DIY Wine Rack from Tin Cans

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DIY Wine Rack from Tin Cans

Don’t toss that can! Save large cans from when you are preparing dinner so that you can make this easy wine rack that has a shabby chic vibe. You will need six large cans of the same size from which you have removed the labels. Take the clean, dry cans and open the bottom end…

DIY Quick Wall Copper Hooks

DIY Quick Wall Copper Hooks

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DIY Quick Wall Copper Hooks

Meld two hot trends – copper finishes and the industrial look – with these quick-to-make copper hooks. You will need a long board, copper pipe elbows, a dowel that is large enough to fit snugly in the pipe, as well as a drill, screws and hot glue. Start by fitting a pipe over the dowel….

DIY Rustic Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs

DIY Rustic Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs

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DIY Rustic Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs

A stylish and rough-hewn coffee table can be yours for the cost of a few boards and some trendy hairping legs. Start with two boards the same size that have one natural or rough edge. Line up the even edges and sand it all down. Next, take two narrower boards and place them across the…

Turn A Bookcase Into A Comfortable Storage Bench

Turn A Bookcase Into A Comfortable Storage Bench

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Turn A Bookcase Into A Comfortable Storage Bench

Have a bookcase full of books and nowhere comfortable to read them? Transform this household basic into a comfortable bench where you can store – and read – all your favorites. First, tip the bookcase over so it sits on the floor horizontally. Take a 2-centimeter thick board the same size as the bookcase and…