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Modern Farmhouse Glass Top Wooden Tables Restoration

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing something old turn new again. This stunning restoration project turns a set of old glass top wooden tables into gorgeous modern farmhouse style home decor. A lightly distressed look is a lovely way to make what might be ordinary look truly beautiful. Bringing the popular farmhouse style to [...]

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Adorable Diaper Cake Bassinet Baby Shower Gift

I loved making this little diaper cake bassinet for a recent baby shower. It’s so cute, super easy, and the best part is that it is affordable and homemade. Being able to make something for a friend that is cute and usable is a must for me. I love gifting homemade presents. A diaper cake [...]

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Distressed Curio Cabinet Restoration with Farmhouse Style

This absolutely stunning rustic curio cabinet restoration brings a lovely distressed look that fits beautifully into any modern farmhouse decor. A lightly weathered look makes this feel older than it is while keeping that sturdy base you want. If you love the modern farmhouse look or the idea of distressed or weathered wood, then you [...]

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Fishtail Ponytail Pigtails with Bow Accent {Hairstyle Tutorial}

This is such an adorable hairstyle! You’ll love this fishtail ponytail pigtails style. Adding simple bows to each pigtail makes it even more fun! This easy tutorial is going to help you make fishtail braids an easy option for a fun and fast hairstyle even on busy days. I love how versatile this is and [...]

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Country Chic DIY Paper Heart Hanging Garland

If you like the country chic style that has become so popular in the last few years, then you will absolutely love this easy paper heart hanging garland. This project is fast, simple, and ideal for upcycling. There is nothing better, in my opinion than finding something that is easy to make, stylish, and beautiful. [...]

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Adorable Owl Diaper Cake Baby Shower Gift Idea

Owls are such a fun character to add to every part of your decor and crafting.  Since I love them so much, I knew I needed to add another one to my list of projects, and this owl diaper cake came to be!  This is surprisingly easy to make and will become the star of [...]

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Ladder Shelves + Living Wall

I assembled and secured two ladder bookshelves to the back wall of my studio this week. In 2020, I bought and read a lot of books and stacks of my favorites were piling up. I wanted a place to store them and I was eyeing the CB2 brand ladder shelves for a year because I…
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10 Art Arrangements for Your Staircase Wall Space

The wall space above and below your staircase is a perfect space for an art or photography arrangement. If you’ve been thinking about switching things up, or you’re just getting started, take a peek at these ten different arrangements of art and/or photography to inspire an original display in your home. Asymmetrical Arrangement, Art Print…
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Weekend Reading 1.17.21

Hello all. We’re having a few beautiful sunny days here in Northern California so I’ve been outdoors as much as possible, taking long walks and yesterday a drive to the beach. It’s amazing how just a little sunshine can change your mood. :) I’m halfway done assembling some new ladder bookshelves for my studio. I…
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Botanical Relief Art

I tried my hand at a clay version of botanical relief and shared those jewelry holders last week. It was a satisfying project because I love working with different materials and making things with my hands. Relief sculpture dates back to the dawn of humanity, we’ve always been storytellers through art and we are creative…
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Return of the Room Divider

I read an article the other day that stated the one design style everyone was saying goodbye to was open concept living spaces, where the kitchen, dining, and living are all one. A major impact of the pandemic is the need for private or semiprivate spaces in shared homes where people can retreat for solitude.…
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Weekend Reading 1.10.21

The best thing I read today was “what a long year this week has been”…. it made me laugh. Woah what a surreal week with everything that happened at the Capitol. I’m still shocked by what happened and closely following that story. We’re still hunkered down here in California, and the latest decision is the…
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Calm & Bright

Christmas Eve greetings friends! At last… I finally snapped a few photos of my living room, and the theme this year? Extra calm, light and bright. I didn’t deck all the halls as I have in years past because I wanted to keep it oh-so-simple. This year with socializing minimized, the only people I’m decorating…
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Adorable DIY Diaper Cake Train Baby Shower Gift

New parents love diaper cakes and this adorable diaper cake train is the ideal baby gift for any expecting parents. Such a fun idea comes together in minutes and is ideal for setting out on a table as a centerpiece or even displayed in the baby nursery for later down the road. This is sure [...]

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Cute Paper Flower Made from Old Book Pages

Turn pages of an old book into this cute little paper flower. This is a beautiful and easy craft that anyone can make in just a few minutes. I love that while I can use a whole book to make a bunch of these paper flowers, I can also use scrap papers from other projects. [...]

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Shimmery Two-Toned Upcycled Mason Jar Centerpiece

This gold and white gorgeous upcycled mason jar centerpiece is ideal for decorating throughout the holiday season, but especially for New Year’s Eve parties! With the shimmery gold, white accents, and even a bit of black thrown in, it fits the classic new year theme. As such an easy little decoration, it’s great to make [...]

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Free Printable Happy New Year Banner {Ready in 10-Minutes}

New Year’s Even manages to creep up on us and is often almost forgotten about when it comes to decorating. This printable Happy New Year banner is a great easy and fast way to decorate your mantle for a fun little family party. It takes less than 10-minutes to make, so it’s perfect for last-minute [...]

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How to Make a Sparkling Pipe Cleaner Fireworks Ring

Every crafter has a bag, box, or drawer filled with pipe cleaners. Why? Because they are the absolute perfect addition to tons of creations. One of my all-time favorites has to be this cute little sparkling pipe cleaner fireworks ring. It’s a perfect idea for kids to make for New Year’s Eve, but also just [...]

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Sparkling Wine Bottle New Year’s Eve Decoration

Are you ready to celebrate the coming of a new year? I know I sure am, and this gorgeous wine bottle New Year’s Eve decoration is a great easy to make addition to any mantle or table. Whether you are celebrating alone, with immediate family, or hosting guests, decorating is a fun part of any [...]

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DIY: Clay Relief Jewelry Holders

I’ve admired bas relief sculptures for so long, I really love the sculptural aspect of any plaster or clay form where the designs are dimensional in shades of alabaster or white. Relief art uses techniques where the figures or design elements are raised and more prominent than the flat background. Relief sculpture is as old…
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Stacked + Geometric Shelf Designs

Hello and welcome to a new year! I took a few days off and it’s amazing what a few days of rest can do. I’ve got a few new fabrics I’ve designed that will soon be released, new art prints too. Tomorrow I’m looking at a few real estate listings for their renovation and flip…
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Weekend Reading 1.2.21

Has there ever been a January we welcomed more? It feels good to have turned the page on 2020, although not much has changed other than the calendar page. Still, I love the idea of another trip around the sun that’s not as strange as the last one! I enjoyed a few days off with…
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2020 Reflections & 2021 Intentions

2020 sure gave all of us plenty of time for stillness and reflection, didn’t it. And perhaps that’s what we all needed. I remember in the beginning of the year reading stories of a virus in China and didn’t think much about it other than hoping they contained it and all would be fine. I…
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Adorable Upcycled 3D Santa Christmas Tree Ornament

Now, this is a real crafter’s upcycling project to add to your collection of handmade Christmas tree ornaments! Gather up your old tape rolls, (you just knew you’d need them, right?) This gorgeous upcycled 3D Santa Christmas tree ornament is going to add something special to your tree this year! In our family, we love [...]

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Mini Christmas Tree from Old Blue Jeans

I’m a huge fan of adding an absolute ton of Christmas trees all around our house as soon as the Christmas season hits. This year, we are adding some of these cute little mini Christmas trees from old blue jeans to our decorations in the den. They are a bit more casual than some I [...]

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DIY Mini Christmas Tree From Pistachio Shells

We absolutely adore rustic-style, upcycled Christmas crafts that are easy for just about anyone to create! Add a touch of handmade to your Christmas decor that’s as fun to make as it is to display. I love the idea of taking something as simple as a pistachio nutshell and making it into something special. If [...]

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Fun Pipe Cleaner Jingle Bell Ornament Kids’ Craft

Look how simple it is to make these fun pipe cleaner jingle bell ornaments! These ornaments are one of the easiest and best ideas to make with kids this holiday season! Make them as decorations around the house or onto your tree for Christmas and enjoy the tinkling of the bells as they move. What [...]

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39 Exciting Things To Do With Orange Peels

If you are like me, then you like to make use of everything you can and create as little waste as possible. This list of uses for orange peels is a perfect example of creating a zero-waste life that is fun, easy to manage, and fits naturally into your routine. Oranges themselves are so wonderful [...]

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Cute Wooden Spoon Christmas Decorations

Does anyone truly have ‘enough’ Christmas decorations? If you’re asking me, never! These cute wooden spoon Christmas decorations are exactly what your kitchen needed! If there’s anywhere in the house that could use some extra joy around the holiday season, it’s got to be the kitchen! It’s where so many of the memories are made, between [...]

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Upcycled Ping Pong Ball Snowman Christmas Ornaments

I’m obsessed with snowmen and this little ping pong ball snowman Christmas ornament idea is super cute. I’m always looking for fun inexpensive ideas to make, and ornaments are a favorite around the holidays. This particular ornament uses one of my favorite craft supplies that was never intended to be a crafting item. Ping pong [...]

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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