There's a lot to love about this DIY wreath: the wildness of it, the different textures and shades of green, and the fact that making it doesn't require any wire at all. Just fragrant sprigs of evergreens tucked into a grapevine wreath base!
A few years back, we mentioned our slight obsession for real dishware. We've never been big on the disposable stuff (even for parties, outdoors or not) and because of it, we have 160 white plates we picked up on Craigslist for a ridiculously low price. Having toted them around for almost 5 years now, we have to say — best decision ever.
Every year I endeavor to keep costs down and seasonal spirits high by making a few gifts rather than pulling out the credit card. I have the best of intentions but often find myself (somewhere around the 23rd) with not enough time. This year will likely be no different, but while I am still in the good intentions stage (it is Dec 4, after all — last minute panic shopping is still weeks away) I have my eye on a really sweet garden project.
We get excited about stylish, functional, and innovative creative reuse ideas, from the myriad ways you can reuse a jar, to uses for chipped tea cups, antique bread bins, vintage card catalogs, bubble wrap, wallpaper scraps, even old gym floorboards. Here's a big roundup of some of our favorites...
It always seems like such a shame to spend so much money on gift wrap, only to have it tossed after a single frenzied morning of opening presents. Make the most of your Christmas trimmings this year with these ten ideas for reusing gift wrap and gift wrap tubes.
It seems like only yesterday that I was cutting stems of late summer's herbs and drying them before the freezing weather. Well, winter is here now and I still have plenty of dried, bundled herbs. And I just heard of a great idea for using them that goes hand-in-hand with the bitterly cold weather.
I took a trip to the craft store a couple of weeks ago with the intention of picking up a few Christmas decorations. On a whim I decided to DIY my own succulent wreath, and walked out with my arms filled with supplies. I love the idea of decorations that can easily be modified and used year round. When the season is up I plan to remove the bow and hang my wreath outside.
If it's getting cold and dreary in your part of the country, here's something to brighten the view when you look out your window: lovely, shiny, icy ornaments filled with birdseed and cranberries. Make it your next rainy day project!
We are big fans of natural cleaners here on Apartment Therapy, and generally they are very easy (and inexpensive!) to make. I personally try to use citrus in my cleaning repertoire whenever I can because I find it to be an effect whitener and grease cutter, and it leaves the room I am cleaning pleasantly fragrant. Here are 10 of my favorite DIY citrus cleaners and cleaning techniques. Please share your favorites in the comments below!
When I was growing up, my family strung our tree with retro Christmas lights from the 1960s, left over from my mother's childhood. They're now mostly blown out, but I love the shape and colors so much we've never tossed them. Here are a few ideas for re-using old Christmas lights, as well as those still shining brightly.