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Easy DIYs for your home sweet home that look handmade, not homemade ? — fabric headboards, coasters, art and more

Easy DIY summer wreath with ice cream cones that look like sunshine

Summer is in full swing and I just made this cute and easy DIY summer wreath. Look at it once and it’s a colorful sun ☀️ Look at it again and it’s a circle of ice cream cones! 🍦 My easy DIY summer wreath is so full of joy and whimsy, and it’s actually really …

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Easy DIY Coasters from Hexagon Marble Tiles

If I could renovate our 13-year-old kitchen tomorrow, I would choose classy Italian Carrara marble counter tops. Until then, I made myself some modern DIY hexagon Carrara marble coasters that cost just $5 each. See how to make these easy DIY coasters for yourself or a friend. This is a super quick DIY project. You’ll …

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See my Cross-Stitch Canvas in the “Washi Tape Crafts” Book – Plus a Giveaway!

Hey, I’m in the new book “Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything” by Amy Anderson! Keep reading to see my Cross-Stitch Canvas and enter to win a copy of this book including 10 rolls of washi tape. Wahoo! This book is a super cute size and comes packaged with 10 rolls …

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How to make a headboard slipcover with storage pocket

Make a cheerful headboard slipcover to quickly and easily change up a bedroom. Because the slipcover is removable, it’s a super cute and inexpensive way to decorate a kid’s room and keep changing it up as they grow. And seriously, how sweetly adorable is this pleated pocket storage pocket? The storage pocket is just the …

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How to Make a Headboard Slipcover with No-Sew Piping – easy and temporary bedroom change

Whether you want to hide a dated headboard or just freshen your bedroom, making a DIY headboard slipcover transforms your bedroom without the commitment and cost. I made this ‘how to make a headboard slipcover’ tutorial for DIY Network. I wanted to make a plaid flannel headboard slipcover to temporarily make our city bedroom feel …

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Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box DIY

Make a quick and easy DIY gift idea with a hint of glamour: a gold and white painted wooden storage box. And there’s a surprise inside: this cute little wooden box actually fits two decks of playing cards. Hooray, this is perfect for my bridge-playing mom! Are you making DIY gifts this season? Keep reading …

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How to etch a monogrammed horseshoe beer glass for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

Hey mint juleps, step aside. Make this monogrammed horseshoe beer glass to watch the jockeys race for the Triple Crown. All you need is a $3 beer glass and some etching cream to make a lucky glass. You can use a craft knife like I did or if you own a die cutting machine (lucky!) …

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Geometric Painted Pots Easy DIY Idea

Here’s an easy DIY geometric painted pots idea to get you in the mood for spring. This geometric painted planter is actually super easy to make yourself by hand. It may look complicated but it’s actually really simple for beginners. Keep reading to see how to make your own DIY painted pots in your favorite …

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‘8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet

I’m terrible at drinking water. Really awful. And with the Chicago deep freeze winter I’m even more dehydrated than usual. Enter my new DIY water drinking tracking ‘system’ …refrigerator magnets! Simply place the long one marked 1 through 8 on your fridge above the water dispenser. Layer the square tally marker on top. Start each …

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DIY Pillow from a Pile of Leftover Sofa Fabric Swatches

Make a DIY pillow from a pile of leftover sofa fabric swatches. It takes just an hour or so to put together this pillow with a quilted look that actually doesn’t require any quilting. It was really quick and easy to make and I’ll even show you how to put in a pillow zipper. Oh …

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DIY Garden Seed Markers from Recycled Plastic Salad Containers

These free DIY printable garden seed markers are made from recycled plastic salad containers. The packrat in me always kinda feel bad about throwing these plastic salad containers away so thought I’d try to make something useful from them. And I thought that the salad container plastic could make a great waterproof outer case for …

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How to make DIY stepping stones with kids for your garden walkway

Spring is already here and my Must Make This Someday List is really filling up. I totally have ‘eyes bigger than my stomach’ syndrome when it comes to crafting. So I’ve decided to round up another DIY or Buy this time featuring three DIY stepping stone tutorials *plus* some cute handmade options to buy. If …

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Kid’s pillowcase free sewing pattern with secret pocket for nighttime treasures

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or a mobile phone alarm clock (although I recommend putting your phone on airplane mode and turning off the wireless first). I …

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Make your own coasters with ceramic tiles and etching cream {plus Chicago flag free template}

It’s easy to make your own coasters using cheap ceramic tiles and glass etching cream. The effect is subtle but elegant – I just love the gloss/matte white clean white look on these Chicago flag drink coasters that I made as a housewarming/moving gift for my friend Heather. Glass etching cream is traditionally used to etch, …

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