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Out of all of the seasons, fall is my favorite — I have so much fun decorating the house and giving it that warm, festive fall vibe. I recently decided to start working on a new DIY project that not only celebrates fall but you can continue to make use of it all the way through the end of the holiday season!  Watching the leaves turn beautiful oranges and reds sparked an idea to give my home those same fall touches with some pretty leaf decor. Soon after, I came across these striking DIY autumn leaf Mason jar candle holders. Not only is this craft…

If you love pumpkins as much as we do, you won’t want to limit yourself to just making a jack-o-lantern at Halloween. Recently, I was looking to warm up my dining room and give it some fall flare, when it hit me. I wanted a one of a kind centerpiece. I decided to make a simple but beautiful centerpiece out of a pumpkin and some flowers. By carving a hole in the center of a pumpkin and placing a beautiful arrangement of flowers in the center, you have a unique fall inspired spot for your favorite flowers. These creative pumpkin centerpieces (a quick project…

Let’s be honest: we’re always looking for a fun or clever DIY project to show off to our friends or to have some fun at home. But whoever thought that you could do so many clever things with plain old PVC pipe? PVC pipe, in the grand scheme of things, is pretty inexpensive. Found at your local home improvement store, these pipes are mainly used for plumbing. But, with a little creativity and a few hours on a lazy Sunday, they can prove to be quite the essential DIY item for your next innovative hack. From dog beds to desks, PVC…

Looking for a fun summer project that costs less than $50? Well then DIYer Rob Palmer has the perfect project for you. Your kids are going to love this fun activity. All you need is an old tire, some plywood, spray paint, screws, and some wood glue (all found at your local home improvement store). This is a great way to reuse an old tire and teach your kids the importance of reusing old products while having a fun DIY-learning experience along the way! The tools you’ll need for this project are: hacksaw, jigsaw, and a drill. First, you’ll…

Have you ever been hiking or camping in the woods?  You’ve probably seen dozens of pieces of sticks, logs, and dead wood lying around without ever really noticing. But if you’re a creative artist like Jason Waldron, seeing the most mundane things are potential new works of art. Jason lives in Central Oregon which is where he finds most of his pieces of wood and even scraps of metal. His wooden sculptures reflect a deep appreciation for human nature and nature. His combining of scraps of metal with bits of wood are intricately assembled and are truly breathtaking, not to…

Research has shown that what makes us most happy in life are fond memories, especially when shared in the intimate setting with family and friends. A great way to remember meaningful moments of your life is to write them down to share and cherish them throughout the years; which is why if you’re having a big event, like a wedding, a guestbook is a must. The version of the guestbook recognized by all is simply that: a book. Oftentimes, it’s a nice spiraled notebook with a cover mentioning bride and groom and the date. But of course that’s the tried-and-true…

When you have kids and they start to get into coloring, it can start to feel like a crayon graveyard pretty quickly. Half broken crayons shoved into boxes or behind couches–sound familiar? You don’t have to just throw those crayons into the trash, however. Instructables user SomArtMama has a solution for you—reuse those crayons to make new ones in beautiful shapes! We think you’re going to love this. Here’s the materials needed: >Old crayons >Aluminum Cans >Wooden sticks or dowel rods >Candy mold or ice cube trays >Large Pan Cut the tops off your aluminum cans to make the crayon…

Looking to spruce up your bedroom? This is the perfect creative solution to turning a blank wall space into a fun, flirty feature. Nastazsa from YouTube channel “LagunaBeachLove10″ shows us how to make a beautiful DIY Light Up Headboard to hang behind your bed. Here are the tools you’ll need: Curtain rod to fit the length of space desired Mini Christmas lights (She uses two boxes of 300 lights each) Damage-free plastic hooks (She uses a full 18 pack) Curtains (She uses white Teresia curtains from IKEA) Share this video with anyone who needs would love to have this awesome headboard…

Intractables user J3443RY created a fun, eye-catching cardboard deer head using a few inexpensive home items and a free template from the web. Step 1: Stock Up Before you get started, you’ll need a few things. Cardboard Ruler Marking Pencil or Pen Utility Knife with Extra Blades Scissors Tin Shears (optional) Scotch Tape Shipping Tape Duct Tape 1/2″ thick foam spacer (I used shipping foam sheets but any similar material would work) Hot Glue Gun & Sticks Can Pull Tab for Hanger or other method of hanging finished project Step 2: Bits and Pieces Print out the template and cut…

In an effort to inspire his children to spend more time reading, one Instructables user created an adorable miniature bookshelf. Step 1: Collect Materials Before beginning the project, you will need: 1 Large sheet of 3/4″ plywood (8’x 42″) 10 dowel rods cut to be (1/2″ x 13.5″ ) Fabric (any color) Wood glue Wood putty Sand paper 8 wood screws 2″ Paints Jigsaw Optional: Fabric dye if you want to do tie dye. Step 2: Shelves and Arches Develop and measure the pieces you arch and shelves, and then slice them out of the wood with a jigsaw. Step…

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