home decor DiY

7 Ways to Decorate with Things You Already Have

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I am not a decorator.   Not even close.  While it is lovely, it will never be featured in House Beautiful or Better Homes & Gardens.  I am totally okay with that.   My goal is not to win any decorating awards, but to have a functional, cozy space that I love.  For me, that [...]

DIY Heart Map Art

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My husband and I have always made a bigger deal of our first date anniversary than our actual wedding anniversary (which happens to be tomorrow), and a few weeks ago we celebrated 10 years together!  Woot!  We are also not normally big on gifts, but in honor of this milestone I thought I would finally [...]

DIY Dollar Store Makeup Tray

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There are a lot of ways I save on beauty products & toiletries.  I use coupons for toothpaste & razors, make my own dry shampoo, do my nails at home, and haven't had my hair cut or colored at a salon in years.  But when it comes to beauty, the one thing I am willing [...]

DIY Office on a Budget

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I've been promising to share pictures of my new office for what seems like forever now, so I am pretty excited to finally be able to say my little space is finally finished!  This is where the magic happens, folks! ;-) All joking aside, I can't even begin tell you how great it feels to finally [...]

DIY Sharpie Mugs

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For the past year or two I've been seeing these Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest.  And every time I see them, I think, "those are so cute.  I should totally try that!  They look SO easy!"  But then I started noticing a lot of comments on those Sharpie mug photos, most of them complaining that [...]

DIY Valentine Photo Coasters

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This is a guest post from Eden of Sugar and Charm When it comes to gifting DIY crafts, I’m a huge proponent of making things personalized. Whether it's something monogrammed or a charming photo, I love the thought of a personalized gift. Since my husband and I usually keep it simple for Valentine’s Day (the [...]

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw

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Doesn't the month of January just make you want to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate?  When I started working on my office a few months ago I decided that a cozy throw was a necessity.  Inspired my my daughters' special blankys, which they have both [...]

DIY Scented Candle {Handmade Holidays}

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This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere.  I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and [...]

DiY Fabric Covered Tray

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For the past month or so I've been working on a little office project that I can't wait to share with you.  I've never had my own work space before and it has been so fun to create a room that is all my own.  Of course, since it is not quite finished yet, you'll [...]

Simple Iron-On Vinyl Coasters {DiY}

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I have a really bad habit of  leaving my cold drinks on our wood surfaces, a habit that drives my nit-picky engineer husband absolutely insane.  After countless lectures--and more than a few silly arguments--I finally decided it would just be easier to make sure there were coasters at the ready in every single room of [...]

Wine Cork Serving Tray {DiY}

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For reasons I can't fully explain, I've been collecting wine corks for almost as long as Husband and I have been together.  Am I the only one who does this?  I can't even remember why I started or what my original intention was, but after nine years we had amassed quite an impressive little stash [...]

DiY Etched Wine Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser

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This is a guest post by KC Coake @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family Hi everyone, I'm KC and today I’ve got a cute project to show you.  It is a wine bottle craft that is easy and can add a bit of pizazz to your kitchen sink or other area.  You won’t believe [...]

DiY Beach Glass Bottles

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When it came to our beachy mermaid party, I really wanted to include some decorative beach as part of our table centerpiece, but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the prices I was seeing on Etsy or even our local TJ Maxx store. When I stumbled upon 4 beautiful decorative corked bottles for only [...]

Ditto DiY Challenge 3: Framed Fabric Art

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Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in a way that fits [...]

Beachy Upcycled Pallet Art {DiY}

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I have been drooling over all sorts of awesome repurposed pallet projects on Pinterest for a while now.  In fact, I even started my own Pinterest board dedicated solely to my love of pallets.  There is just something so appealing about rough, weathered wood that is completely FREE! For Trouble's beachy mermaid party I decided to [...]