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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…

(VIDEO BELOW) Ridgeland, MS – Yes it’s real! Cut your grass on a lawn mower in the air condition. And a man from Ridgeland, Mississippi says he’s got the patent to create them. According to WAPT News, the inventor says the price to outfit your lawnmower would be about $2,000. Not too bad a price to stay cool! Other great benefits include: helping people with allergies (dust, pollen, and other allergens), preventing dehydration, and having more efficient workers for those with a commercial lawn cutting service. Let us know in the comments your thoughts. Is this a good invention or not?…

BATON ROUGE, LA – Mold growth is one of the biggest concerns particularly after a devastating flood like the one we’ve seen in Louisiana. The Louisiana State University AgCenter shares these tips for mold removal and prevention: 1. Remove wet carpeting, curtains and other soaked materials ASAP. Mold colonies grow fast and you need to be meticulous if you want to prevent them from taking over your flooded home. Rip out wet carpets and remove wet floor rugs — as well as bath mats, curtains, drapes and basically any wet material in your home. Moisture encourages mold growth, so if…

Our world seems to be inundated with retail products that claim to be “all natural” or “100% natural.” Well, the below DIY tip is truly an all natural (and fun) way to clean those rusty tools you have lying around. You should be able to find the following items around your house. If not, run to your nearest local home improvement store and get busy! Video below. What you need: Rusty tools Vinegar Bucket Toothbrush Paper towels Baking soda Water Hair dryer Coconut oil Sponge Instructions: 1.) Soak rusted items in vinegar for 3 hours, then…

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…

Turn mini blinds into beautiful roman shades all on your own (video below)! You’ll need: White faux wood blinds (found at your local home improvement store) Thick upholstery fabric Pencil Scissors Decoupage Bowl for decoupage Foam brush Clothespins Tape measure Iron [H/T: Better Homes & Gardens] First, figure out how long your blinds need to be. Using a large work area, lay out the blind facing down and pull them out to the length of the window. Snip away only the ladder strings on both sides; this is the string that connects the slats. Whatever you do, don’t remove…

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…

Who loves popcorn ceiling?  Popcorn maybe, but that dreadful popcorn ceiling has plagued us since the 1950s. Thanks to the Clean Air Act of 1978, popcorn ceiling finally began to disappear from our homes (a lot of the paint used in the popcorn ceiling contained asbestos at the time). However, many older homes still have these outdated ceilings. If you’re looking to finally get rid of popcorn ceiling, YouTuber Aaron Rollins shows you probably one of the most efficient and cleanest ways of doing it. Things to do before beginning: Spray the ceiling with water Purchase a 6-inch putty knife and…

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…

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