10 Easy Last-Minute DIY Gifts Even Non-DIYers Can Pull Off
These gifts all take just a few steps to complete, and look like a million bucks.
Dec 14, 2021
9 Holiday Decorating Hacks to Help You Fake a High-End Look on an IKEA Budget
You don't have to spend a fortune to get the holiday decor of your dreams.
Dec 3, 2021
Make this Under-$30 Holiday Decor Now, and You Can Use It All Year Long
Versatility is the name of the game with this easy DIY decor.
Dec 2, 2021
7 of the Best IKEA Hacks to Do if You're Hosting for the Holidays
These IKEA hacks are practical additions to your home any time of year — but especially if you have extra people roaming about.
Nov 30, 2021
Not Celebrating Thanksgiving? Here Are 8 Fun DIY Projects You Can Do Instead
A long weekend gives you the perfect amount of time to take on an impactful — and enjoyable — home project.
Nov 22, 2021
How to Transform a Plain IKEA KALLAX into a Groovy '70s-Style Burl Wood Piece
This DIY takes just a few tools and a bit of patience.
Sep 1, 2021
This One (Nearly Free, Basically Magic) Trick Can Fix Your Home’s Biggest Eyesore
It can totally change the look of your space.
Jul 9, 2021
8 Ways To Hack the IKEA Sheepskin Rugs
You many already have this faux furry accent at home!
Jun 25, 2021
15 High-Impact Curb Appeal Makeovers That Prove There's Power in the Details
These exterior redos pack a big punch.
Nov 11, 2020
10 Easy DIY Planters That Only *Look* Expensive
If you’re a seasoned plant parent, you already know that finding planters to house your new fronds that also match your decor can be the most expensive aspect of the journey.
Jun 17, 2020
10 Drying Racks to Spare Your Clothes and Save Energy on Laundry Day
We found stylish and effective options.
Jun 3, 2020
18 DIY Curtain Ideas That Will Instantly Give Your Room a Style Boost
These clever DIYs include budget-friendly ideas, time savers, IKEA hacks, and more.
May 14, 2020
8 Fun Afternoon DIY Projects Fit for Grownups, Kids, and Everyone in Between
Make the most of your time indoors with these easy, fun DIY projects.
Mar 30, 2020
14 Inspiring Dresser Redo Ideas That Go Beyond Just Paint
You'll never pass up an old piece of furniture again after you see these makeovers.
Mar 13, 2020
Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis
Consider your jungle achievement level unlocked.
Mar 4, 2020
6 IKEA Hacks for the Most Disorganized Among Us
There's always hope!
Jan 29, 2020
9 Bright Ideas For Making That Sad Lamp Look Way More Expensive
Give your old lamp the glow up it deserves.
Jan 9, 2020
7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather Belts
There's life in them yet.
Dec 29, 2019
9 Tiny Time Savers You Should Always Have on Hand at Home
Keep a home repair kit and you'll save LOTS of future headaches.
Nov 26, 2019
11 Headboard Hacks So Good You’ll Want to Stay in Bed
If you are decorating on a budget, or just want to try something a little unique, you don't have to shell out a lot of money on a new one, or even buy one at all.
Nov 19, 2019
15 Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide, Your Favorite First Aid Staple
It's not just for cuts and scrapes—that bottle can do SO much more.
Nov 2, 2019
The $13 Bathroom Item I Could Never Live Without (Yes, Really)
I haven't had to call a plumber since buying this thing—and it costs less than a movie.
Oct 25, 2019
8 Clever DIY Shelves to Give You Maximum Storage
When it comes to storing plants, books, mementos, and more, any little piece of wall will do—think: above doors, over toilets, or even tucked into a tiny corner.
Oct 15, 2019
Simplify Your New Fall Routine with These 10 10-Minute Projects
Fall is officially here! And while we’re excited that that means cider and pumpkin everything, we also know it can be a hectic time.
Sep 28, 2019
9 Wallpaper Ideas You Actually Won’t Get Sick of
Wallpaper sometimes gets a bad rap for being stuffy and old-fashioned, but it definitely doesn’t have to be!
Sep 13, 2019
10 Products from the 2020 IKEA Catalog That We Can’t Wait to Hack
We’ve been poring over the IKEA 2020 catalog's pages, bookmarking our favorite finds, and dreaming of all the ways to hack some of the newest additions.
Sep 1, 2019
9 Perches That Let Your Cats Be the Nosy Residents They’ve Always Wanted to Be
Posts and little hideaways give your cat a space to climb, play, and be extra adorable.
Aug 21, 2019
8 Ways to Update Stuff That’s Just Taking Up Space in Your Closet
Current organization trends say that if you don’t love something, you should let it go. We’re going to go a little against the grain here and say that if you don’t love it, you should just update it.
Aug 9, 2019
9 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Replace Your Elementary School Drawings
Does your mom still have a box of your preschool paintings and still mentions how much she loves those handmade gifts? Put your newer, finer motor skills to task and make her a gift she’ll be thrilled to show off. We’ve rounded up a few ideas, from nostalgic to practical, and everything in between.Put a twist on your usual Teleflora gift and try your hand at a gorgeous, handmade bouquet, like this one from The House That Lars Built.
May 6, 2019
Celebrate Spring With These 8 Cheerful Rainbow DIYs
Have you noticed all the rainbows lately? And not just the neon, primary versions we grew up with: Rainbows are popping up across home decor and fashion in new color palettes and exaggerated shapes to get us excited for spring. Plus, rainbows are incredibly easy to DIY. Our favorite rainbow projects introduce clean, organic shapes, and new colors to your spring space. As much as I DIY with clay, I never thought to make clay pillow charms!
May 3, 2019
The Smart Reason You Should Put Lace (Yes, Lace) On Your Windows
Warmer weather means opening up your curtains and windows, and letting in the light and fresh air. But, with all that welcome air and sunshine sometimes comes unwelcome bugs and less privacy. Let’s welcome back a classic that can surprisingly solve both issues: lace! Lace is the perfect medium for letting light in and keeping bugs out. Madelene lives in an old Swedish house and, when it gets hot, loves to open the windows and let the air in.
May 3, 2019
8 Ways to Hack An Ugly Light Fixture That’s Not Working For You
Finding the right light fixture is tricky. It’s striking that right balance of “will the light fill up the room,” location restrictions, and, of course, style. Sometimes what you already have checks off those first two, but the third requirement is a little more elusive. Instead of looking for a replacement, check out these ideas to update your existing light fixture instead. Sarah’s wood detail addition makes her standard kitchen sconce look like a high-end dupe.
May 3, 2019
Here’s the Secret to Getting Anthropologie’s Beloved Look for Less
Oh Anthropologie. We gape at your prices one moment, then swoon over your sumptuous decor with our next breath. Anthropologie delicately balances luxury with a well-worn feeling, making each piece feel like a little treasure. While we love the retailer’s home decor and gifting finds, it can be a bit hard to deck your whole home out in Anthro when you’re on a budget.
May 3, 2019
10 Easy Art Canvas Painting Ideas for Beginners
The influx of guests this time of year always kickstarts my home to-do list. Install curtain rods, update the showerhead, and oh yeah, finally dress that naked wall. Instead of spending time searching for that perfect piece of artwork, make one instead. Painting your own art not only saves money, but lets you coordinate colors throughout your home and truly make the space unique and yours. Plus, it’s a lot easier to hang one to three statement pieces versus a full-blown gallery wall.
May 3, 2019
This Hack Makes Laundry Days So Much Easier
Laundry is the most avoided chore in our home. We don’t have a good spot to keep dirty clothes, which leads to chasing down little piles on laundry day, then scrambling to find a place to put the clean batches as each load comes out. Some very organized people have figured this out though. With their DIY sorting systems, household worths of laundry are neatly sorted before, during, and after each cycle.
May 3, 2019
The Best Macramé Planters You Can Buy or DIY
Plants and macramé go together like white fur blankets and Scandinavian homes. With the reemergence of Boho and trending #plantlady tags, it’s only natural that macramé plant hangers are popping up everywhere. They were big in 2018 and we predict they aren’t go away anytime soon. Macramé is such a beautiful craft that can be the perfect finishing detail to a room and we’ll kickstart your hunt with some of our favorite DIYs and buys.
May 3, 2019
Cheap Ways to Exercise at Home Instead of Your Expensive Gym
One of the biggest hurdles in my own fitness journey is just making it to the gym. Then, when I’m there, there’s waiting around for equipment to open up. And did I mention the high membership fees? I’ve tried a few at-home workout apps, but many of those require some kind of equipment, which can get pretty pricey pretty fast. Thankfully, some handy bloggers have found their own solutions to creating their home gyms.
May 3, 2019
Terrazzo Attraction: Super-Easy DIY Magnet Tutorial
Terrazzo is coming back in new and exciting ways! Love the modern takes but just want to take a tiny dive? Add some Terrazzo to your kitchen or desk with a mix of DIY Terrazzo magnets! Materials Polymer clay Wax paper Magnets Gel Superglue (like Loctite Gel or Gorilla Glue Superglue Gel) Tools Geometric cutters Step 1. Roll out your base color to approximately ¼-inch thickness on wax paper.
Apr 30, 2019
Make a Stylish Lumbar Pillow in 3 Easy Steps (No Sewing Required)
Lumbar pillows get a lot of love on Apartment Therapy, and for good reason. They’re the easiest way to pull together your bedroom. One long statement piece in front of your standard shams and bam! Instant style. But if you can’t find exactly what you want or just wish that one Anthropologie pillow was several shades turned down (and many dollars less), we have the DIY to make your own.
Apr 30, 2019
Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps (No Tools Required!)
When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the Boxcar Children or Huck Finn – completely not realizing that probably wouldn’t happen in suburban Florida. But I was always drawn to how people could create things with minimal supplies and loads of inventiveness.
Apr 30, 2019
The 2-Ingredient Handmade Gift That’s As Beautiful As It Is Easy
Soap is one of those DIYs I thought would be more complicated than it turned out to be. All the soaps on Pinterest are so beautiful — there was no way they could be easy as well! But with my rapidly growing essential oil collection, and need for some quick holiday gifts, I thought this would be a good way to use them. Before even preparing the soap base, mix your essential oils to preference in a non-reactive container (like glass).
Apr 30, 2019
This Homemade Mask is The Ultimate Fix For Dry, Damaged Hair
Between beanies, coat hoods, and dry, winter air, my hair always ends up looking like the Cousin It version of itself by New Year’s Eve. As a curly girl, I was getting sick of forking over $20+ for hair treatments and trying DIY hair masks that left a funky smell (I’m looking at you, mayonnaise mask). So this year I started looking into other options and kept reading about how great aloe is for your hair.
Apr 30, 2019
Obsessed with Marie Kondo? You Need These IKEA Hacks
Deep down, we all want to lead more thoughtful lives—and who can blame us for believing organizational nirvana will get us there? So we're turning to the place where all good hacks start: IKEA.
Apr 26, 2019
8 Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners
“Woodworking” might sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Wood is relatively cheap, making it a fantastic DIY material for experimenting. Once you master the basics, the possibilities are near-endless. These beginner-friendly woodworking projects prove you don’t have to be a master craftsman to try your hand at handmade decor. No power tools are required for this simple blanket ladder—just a saw, rope, and some dowels.
Apr 15, 2019
Get Nostalgic with These 7 Grown-Up Childhood Craft Makeovers
We’re taking a trip to summer camp—and driving down memory lane! If you routinely check out our Projects page, we bet you were an avid childhood crafter who loved the craft room as much as (if not more than) the pool. Childhood classics are worth revisiting—just with a slightly-more-mature lens. Check out some of our favorite, grown-up versions of these well-loved crafts. Is anything more fun than watching Shrinky Dinks curl up in the oven?
Apr 15, 2019
You Can DIY These Gorgeous Earrings (Promise)
A good pair of earrings can take an outfit from “afterthought” to “pulled together” in an instant. Whether dramatic and oversized or dainty and delicate, earrings add that extra touch of personality.But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a statement! Make your own unique pieces with these beginner-friendly DIY earrings. The team at The House That Lars Built are geniuses with paper. Yes: paper.
Apr 12, 2019
Latch Hooking and Punch Needling Are Making a Comeback and We’re on Board
Nostalgic motifs will always have a place in our hearts, but lately we’ve been seeing that carry over into the DIY home decor realm with modern takes on rug hooking and punch needling. But nostalgia isn’t the only factor behind the resurgence of these more traditional crafts: Modern textile artists are putting out amazing work, and we want to show off similar pieces in our homes.
Apr 10, 2019
4 Ways to Make Your Own Weighted Blanket and Never Leave the House Again
Weighted blankets have been around for awhile, but more and more people are catching onto their benefits these days. If you haven’t tried one, the extra weight provides comfort and mimics the feeling of being hugged. Snuggle under one to help reduce anxiety levels, or even get a better night’s sleep. (If you’re trying one out for medical reasons, you might want to speak to your doctor first.) The blankets are even sometimes used in Occupational Therapy for autism.
Mar 15, 2019