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For a fun and effective Halloween craft for the dinner table, use a cutting tool to make letters from thin wood or heavy card – go for classic spooky words or phrases. Then simply mount in a frame or glue to a homemade signpost. Use little chalkboards as place cards and decorate the table with an orange runner, napkins and a few mini pumpkins.



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As much as I love carving up a spooky jack-o’-lantern for Halloween, sometimes I want to craft without getting my hands covered in pumpkin guts, and these creepy plant cemeterrariums might just be my new holiday obsession. Made with Halloween-inspired miniatures — like skeletons, vampires, pumpkins, headstones, bats, and more — the plant terrariums are totally customizable, which means you can make them as spooky or as cute as you want. You can even challenge your family and friends to see whose cemeterrarium is worthy of being placed in Jack Skellington’s tower. Personally, I’ll be filling mine with as many mini pumpkins as I can find.

The haunting, cemetery-themed terrariums are perfect for satisfying that DIY itch that appears around the holidays. Best of all, they don’t involve dealing with week-old newspapers stacked high with ooey-gooey piles of pumpkin guts. So catch me hitting up Michaels, Target, Etsy, and the

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When Molly Miller moved into her new house last summer, the kitchen was dark, with black countertops and only one small window. And, “it had beautiful, early 2000s cabinetry,” she says. “The people before us really loved that honey oak. They really loved it.”

She has a friend who repainted her kitchen herself, and thought about giving it a try since she was staying home due to the pandemic. “I started looking into it, and I didn’t think I could do a very good job,” she says. “I didn’t want it to look junky. I wanted it to look professional.”

She hired painters in June, and about a week and $3,000 later, she had bright white cabinets and no more honey-hued oak.

“I love it. No regrets,” says Miller, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Dyer, Indiana. “It looks cleaner, brighter. A new, fresher kitchen will bring me joy

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On the hunt for some stylish bath panel ideas? We know that we would love to have a freestanding roll top bath to be the focus in our bathrooms but a standard bath enclosed with a bath panel is the reality for most of us. But bath panels can be pretty too! They don’t have to be ugly acrylic things that bring down the whole vibe of your space, you can DIY some really stylish looking bath panels – just check out the looks below.

For more bathroom ideas make sure you don’t miss our feature. 

1. Upgrade your bath panel with a traditional tongue and groove

A really quick way to update your bath panel and give your space an entirely new look is to get a tongue and groove bath panel. You can pick them up really cheaply from places like Wickes,

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With the help of his children, Knoxville, Tenn., resident Matt Harris put the finishing touches on his dream treehouse on Father’s Day.

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With the help of his children, Knoxville, Tenn., resident Matt Harris put the finishing touches on his dream treehouse on Father’s Day.

Matt Harris

For years, Matt Harris dreamed about building a treehouse out behind his back fence in Knoxville, Tenn. He never got around to it, though, until the pandemic hit.

“It was just a matter of finding time,” Harris says. “And that didn’t come until everything kind of shut down for a little bit.”

When the coronavirus canceled youth sports for the season, Harris suddenly found his weekends free. And his children — ages 8, 7 and 4 — made a willing construction crew.

“They were good measurers and markers of the wood,” Harris says. “You don’t let

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Create a DIY vertical garden for the perfect small space garden solution. This cedar vertical garden has a lot of space to grow your favorite herbs and plants. And the built in drip watering system will help make watering your vertical garden even easier.

Create a DIY vertical garden for the perfect small space garden solution. This cedar vertical garden has a lot of space to grow your favorite herbs and plants. And the built in drip watering system will help make watering your vertical garden even easier. Housefulofhandmade.com

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to start gardening. I look forward to getting dirt under my nails each year. Now that we have our new patio space, I knew I needed a better solution for the our herb garden. All those little pots scattered around the steps is not as nice now that we are using the space. Instead, I decided to

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Ceramic tile shower shelves designed and handmade in the USA by Mark Daniels.

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Cantilevered vanity on one side. The powder bath on the right has a sheet of 3/4 ply slipped into the the end of the cabinet vanity and screwed to the side of a stud enabling the vanity to “fly” approx 14″ off the floor. Really creates a feeling of more room in your powder bathroom or any bathroom for that matter, do it in your 5×8 bathroom. Shows off the porcelain floor tile. Tie your under cabinet lighting in with your over the vanity lighting, switches on at the same time. “Banjo top” over toilet tank, another level of quality added.

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Match your vanity mirror to your vanity!

Strasser bathroom vanity recessed shampoo

Very nice “Strasser” furniture look vanity with matching framed mirror, a sense of extra room with the underside open. Stock granite top. Recessed combination

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I am just slightly excited about this DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case I am sharing today.  Ok, just kidding.  I’m giddy!  I shared a little sneak peek on INSTAGRAM last week, and I am so happy to finally reveal the whole thing!  I have imagined it in my head, and the results are even better than I was hoping.  I have always wanted a full length mirror.  It makes checking out the final outfit before heading out the door so much easier than using the reflection of my glass shower door or my blank computer screen 😉  I thought it would be so great to add some function to this new mirror.  May as well kill two birds with one stone! I decided to build a big storage case behind the mirror to hold all my goodies and I am LOVING the results!  Here is how it turned out!

DIY Bathroom Storage Cabinet

DIY Bathroom Organization

How

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Even with all the talk of the country reopening, it will likely still be several weeks before you can go out for drinks—especially if your tastes lean more toward craft cocktails than drive-thru margaritas (yes, that’s a thing).

But you don’t need to be out and about to enjoy your favorite boozy beverages—all you really need are a few of these must-have bar tools from the pros. Here are 12 essentials to snatch up so you can start sipping the swankiest craft cocktails from your couch.

1. Retro shaker

Hatch cocktail shaker
Hatch cocktail shaker

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This Hatch cocktail shaker from Crate & Barrel isn’t just pretty to look at—it’s also an amazing addition to any at-home bar. For all those times your drinks aren’t cold enough, or you just really need your drink to be shaken and not stirred, this $20 crystal look-alike will be there to make your cocktail

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100 Best DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

Make your own whimsical fairy garden with these creative DIY fairy garden ideas as inspiration. Since it’s such a fun and easy activity, it makes a great summer craft idea to do with your kids over the break. There are fairy garden ideas for containers, the yard, and indoors. Plus, there are DIY projects for fairy garden accessories so you can build your own fairy furniture and villages.

Here are a few helpful guides for choosing for your miniature garden plants:

  • https://empressofdirt.net/plants-for-miniature-gardens/ 
  • https://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/projects/top-plants-for-fairy-gardens/ 

DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

How to Start a Fairy Garden from Crafts by Amanda

Magical Lights in the Fairy Garden from Little Tudor on the Prairie

Magical DIY Fairy House Planter from Crafts Unleashed

Affordable Fairy Garden from Mommy Moments

Tiered Terra Cotta Fairy Garden (source unknown)

Flower Pot Miniature Fairy Garden from By Stephanie Lynn

Broken Pot Fairy Garden from J & J Acres

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