Have you tried any wood-burning projects for your handmade gifts this holiday? Wood-burning (or etching) is the art of burning designs onto wood surfaces — and these spoons are a fun and creative way to get started with learning how.
It was time for Danielle to update her 2-year-old son's space from baby blue nursery to little boys room. She found this dark brown laminate nightstand on Craigslist for just $10, and knew it had serious potential.
Oftentimes, DIY wrapping paper means a sheet of brown kraft tied with twine or ribbon... and maybe a little ornament tucked into the bow. But if you've got a rainy day at home and want to create your own unique homemade wrapping paper, try this modern and crafty approach!
The holidays are fast approaching, and whether you need to pick up a couple of hostess gifts or shop for everyone on your Christmas list, preparing yourself ahead of time can remove a lot of the guesswork and help you avoid the shopping rush and the stress that accompanies it. Here are some of our best tips.
Guests make or break a party, so make sure yours are happy and well cared for. This isn't about spending lots of money, but finding simple, cheap things to you can DIY or switch up on the fly. All your efforts will translate into good cheer, sparkling conversation and a memorable evening. Here are some of our best tips and thoughts on creating a home that says "You're Welcome."
Name: Meg and Josh Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel Location: Chinook, Washington Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
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After a brief (okay, a two and a half month) absence while Josh was fishing in Alaska and a few weeks of vacation time/getting through the first few weeks of the school year, we finally had a free weekend to get back in project mode.
The time has come to celebrate potatoes! Gather plenty of friends, plenty of oil, and, of course, plenty of potatoes, and spend a few hours printing and frying to your hearts' content. Make your holiday cards with one hand while eating latkes with the other!
I love citrus — namely clementines — and was so excited to buy my first crate of the season at the grocery store this past week. Curious how I could make the most of their cheeriness and beautiful fragrance, I searched for some easy and festive DIY citrus craft projects. I'm excited to try my first simmer pot, and to craft some handmade garland for my holiday gifts.
Carolyn tells us that she loves her big, bright apartment but the balcony was "a bit rough." She considered an outdoor rug or tile to cover up the peeling paint, but we think her final solution was a stroke of genius.