Home and Garden http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com Ideas For DIY Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:38:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Getting Organized BEFORE The Holidays http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/getting-organized-before-the-holidays/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/getting-organized-before-the-holidays/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:30:21 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10293 printablesforminiholidaybinder

Yes, it’s true, the “Holidays” are still a few months away.  However, if you have had a busy first half of the year like I have, then you know the last half will go by just as quickly.  It always seems … Read the rest

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Yes, it’s true, the “Holidays” are still a few months away.  However, if you have had a busy first half of the year like I have, then you know the last half will go by just as quickly.  It always seems to get busier, the closer it gets to those major holidays.

Today I wanted to share with you this fun link I found over at thirtyhandmadedays.com.  If you have a thing about being organized (like me), then you won’t want to miss out on her site.  This post is designed specifically for getting you organized BEFORE the holidays hit.  She has put together a 14 page printable kit of everything you need to keep things in order as your schedule gets busier.  Take a look and see what you think.

Find the downloads here: Holiday Mini Binders 

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Budget-Friendly Room Makeovers http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/budget-friendly-room-makeovers/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/budget-friendly-room-makeovers/#respond Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:30:40 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10290 roommakeovers

Ok, let’s be real for a minute.  Even if you love to decorate, no one really LOVES to spend money on it.  Seriously.  It’s one of those things that you love the outcome, but hate the process.  And sometimes it’s … Read the rest

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Ok, let’s be real for a minute.  Even if you love to decorate, no one really LOVES to spend money on it.  Seriously.  It’s one of those things that you love the outcome, but hate the process.  And sometimes it’s simply because you know there has got to be some easier and CHEAPER way of doing it.  Am I right?

This post will show you some great tips and give you some amazing inspiration on 13 different dramatic room makeovers that are not only surprisingly beautiful, but very budget-friendly.  Head on over to the blog View Along The Way and she will guide you through the 13 different posts she loves.

Read the original post here: Room Makeovers

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How to make Modern Furniture from scratch http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-modern-furniture-from-scratch/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/how-to-make-modern-furniture-from-scratch/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:59:44 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10287 diy-furniture

Easy! You get the book DIY Furniture 2 which is a brilliant book by Christopher Stuart and features 30 designs from some of the best designer furniture makers from around the world.

The best part? All the furniture designs are … Read the rest

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Easy! You get the book DIY Furniture 2 which is a brilliant book by Christopher Stuart and features 30 designs from some of the best designer furniture makers from around the world.

The best part? All the furniture designs are made using everyday objects and other items that can be easily sourced from local hardware stores.

The designs are practical and modern. This is not the book for making old kitschy lamps, but bright, usable furniture.

If you are into that, then go get this book: DIY Furniture 2

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Toadstool Pumpkins http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/toadstool-pumpkins/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/toadstool-pumpkins/#respond Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:30:08 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10279 pumpkintoadstools

Are you looking for a way to dress up your garden for Autumn?  This adorable craft from Martha Stewart is perfect for that.  You can use a variety of types of squash from your own garden, and have nothing go … Read the rest

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Are you looking for a way to dress up your garden for Autumn?  This adorable craft from Martha Stewart is perfect for that.  You can use a variety of types of squash from your own garden, and have nothing go to waste because there are also recipes on this link to show you food to make with the insides of the squash.

You could also easily put your own twist on it by using different types and colors of squash along with sizes and shapes.  Just have fun with it!

Read the post here: Toadstool Pumpkins

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31 Remodeling Ideas http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/31-remodeling-ideas/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/31-remodeling-ideas/#respond Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:30:08 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10284 remodel

If you are building or remodeling, this post from Buzzfeed is something you need to read.  Some of them may be a little extreme for the average home, but some of them are such great ideas that you will not … Read the rest

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If you are building or remodeling, this post from Buzzfeed is something you need to read.  Some of them may be a little extreme for the average home, but some of them are such great ideas that you will not want to let them slide.  Give your contractor an idea of what you have in mind, and as long as it sits well with your local building codes, it will be something you will not regret.

Read the post here: 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

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How Do You Decorate For Fall? http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/how-do-you-decorate-for-fall/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/how-do-you-decorate-for-fall/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:30:52 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10276 FallInspiration

I absolutely LOVE Fall.  It has got to be, by far, one of my favorite seasons.  I love the crisp cool air, the warm and yummy smells that come with all of the treats and baked goods, and the beautiful … Read the rest

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I absolutely LOVE Fall.  It has got to be, by far, one of my favorite seasons.  I love the crisp cool air, the warm and yummy smells that come with all of the treats and baked goods, and the beautiful colors and tones that are not only seen outdoors, but indoors as well.  This post from The Turquoise Home has everything that I love about this beautiful season.  Read her post to see some ways you can add a touch of Fall to your home.

Read the post here: 11 Ways To Add Fall to Your Home

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Beautiful Paper Lantern Idea http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/beautiful-paper-lantern-idea/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/beautiful-paper-lantern-idea/#respond Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:46:19 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10273 diy-paper-lantern

Stephanie Morris created this beautiful paper lantern for HelloGiggles.com.

The use of colors makes this DIY pretty stunning. You will be surprised to know that the base of this lantern is a store bought standard white Chinese lantern. Stephanie simply used some colored … Read the rest

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Stephanie Morris created this beautiful paper lantern for HelloGiggles.com.

The use of colors makes this DIY pretty stunning. You will be surprised to know that the base of this lantern is a store bought standard white Chinese lantern. Stephanie simply used some colored wrapped paper to create the rest of the design.

The project is easy enough (and fun!) to do with kids. There is hot glue involved though :)

Get all the details here: DIY Colored Paper Lantern.

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Mixed Media Retreat in Cambria, CA http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/mixed-media-retreat-in-cambria-ca/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/mixed-media-retreat-in-cambria-ca/#respond Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:30:15 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10266 creativeme

If you live on the central coast of California, you don’t want to miss this post!  Joann Martin Fee has put together a weekend retreat just for crafters like us, and is inviting anyone who would like to come join … Read the rest

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If you live on the central coast of California, you don’t want to miss this post!  Joann Martin Fee has put together a weekend retreat just for crafters like us, and is inviting anyone who would like to come join in the fun.  Click over to her site and see what crafts and classes she is offering for this upcoming event.  This will be held in October, but if you browse around her site a little, you can find some upcoming workshops that she is also offering in September (just incase you don’t feel like waiting another month).  This sounds like such a fun event.  One you won’t want to miss out on for sure.

And hey, if you don’t live close enough to attend, maybe you could organize something similar for friends and crafters in your area.

Click here to be taken to her event page: Creative Me Time, Mixed Media Retreat 

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Impressive and Beautiful Staircase Ideas http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/impressive-and-beautiful-staircase-ideas/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/impressive-and-beautiful-staircase-ideas/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:30:26 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10262 29-captivating-staircases

The staircase can be one of the biggest high-traffic areas in the home.  As many trips up and down those stairs as you and your family make, why not make it a little more visually appealing?  These 29 ideas are … Read the rest

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The staircase can be one of the biggest high-traffic areas in the home.  As many trips up and down those stairs as you and your family make, why not make it a little more visually appealing?  These 29 ideas are not only beautiful, but simply have that WOW factor that we all try to bring into our home.  Check out this post and see if something just happens to fit into your decorating style.

Read the post here: 29 Captivating Staircase WOW Ideas

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20 Ideas For You To Use Old Drawers http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/20-ideas-for-you-to-use-old-drawers/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/20-ideas-for-you-to-use-old-drawers/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:30:45 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10258 drawer-reuse

Upcycling old pieces of furniture is kind of a big thing right now.  However, some of these makeovers tend to leave you with unused pieces such as the drawers and knobs.  Have you ever had a hard time getting rid … Read the rest

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Upcycling old pieces of furniture is kind of a big thing right now.  However, some of these makeovers tend to leave you with unused pieces such as the drawers and knobs.  Have you ever had a hard time getting rid of them?  I know I have!  I just know there is something that can be done with them, but don’t want to just keep them in storage for forever.  Here is a great post sharing with you 20 great ideas for reusing old drawers.  Some of these will definitely be put to use for me.  How about you?

Read the post here: 20 DIY Ideas For Reusing Old Drawers

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Make A Waterproof Brown Paper Bag Vase http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/make-a-waterproof-brown-paper-bag-vase/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/make-a-waterproof-brown-paper-bag-vase/#respond Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:30:27 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10253 paperbag

Who doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of flowers?  No, I’m not talking about the fancy arrangements from the floral shops.  It doesn’t always have to be that extravagant.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a bundle of fresh flowers from the … Read the rest

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Who doesn’t love receiving a bouquet of flowers?  No, I’m not talking about the fancy arrangements from the floral shops.  It doesn’t always have to be that extravagant.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a bundle of fresh flowers from the local market. Or, maybe you just like to display the blossoms from your own garden.  Well, when I came across this tutorial, I couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you.  The look of a brown paper bag gives that extra “homemade” touch.  Something I feel is what every home needs.  Just a little something to look rustic and home-grown.

Head on over to Craft Klatch to see just what you need to make this Brown Paper Bag Vase.  Yes, it is waterproof and capable of holding your fresh flowers.  She has not only written up a great tutorial, but also has a video tutorial via YouTube, showing you her technique to make one of your own.

Read the post, and see the video here: Paper Bag Vase.  So Cool!

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50 Paint Chip Sample Project Ideas http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/50-paint-chip-sample-project-ideas/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/50-paint-chip-sample-project-ideas/#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:57:12 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10244 paint-chip-projects

We have discussed previously about how taking Paint Chip samples may be considered stealing. In that post, Amanda (our previous Home and Garden Editor) talked to various paint chip companies and the general consensus was that it is not considered … Read the rest

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We have discussed previously about how taking Paint Chip samples may be considered stealing. In that post, Amanda (our previous Home and Garden Editor) talked to various paint chip companies and the general consensus was that it is not considered stealing. Yet.

So while we are on to a good thing, let’s look at some craft projects to do with Paint Chip Samples. While we have found other projects on our site before, here is a link to Broke And Healthy’s website where she has put together a list of 50 fun projects that you can do with Paint Chip Samples.

50 fun projects to do with Paint Chip Samples.

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20 Fall Wreath Ideas http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/20-fall-wreath-ideas/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/20-fall-wreath-ideas/#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:30:15 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10249 20-DIY-Fall-Wreath-Ideas-

Once Autumn has begun, the options of Fall decorating are endless.  Whether you like to decorate for Fall in general or focus more on the Halloween holiday, these wreaths are great options for you.  Use them as an inspiration to … Read the rest

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Once Autumn has begun, the options of Fall decorating are endless.  Whether you like to decorate for Fall in general or focus more on the Halloween holiday, these wreaths are great options for you.  Use them as an inspiration to make your own, or make one exactly like what you see.  Now is a great time to get a start on your Fall crafting.  This post from the blog Tatertots and Jello is a great roundup of 20 different Fall wreaths.

Read the post here: 20 DIY Fall Wreath Ideas 

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The Many Ways You Can Use Baking Soda http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/the-many-ways-you-can-use-baking-soda/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/the-many-ways-you-can-use-baking-soda/#respond Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:30:14 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10236 77-uses-for-baking-soda

Baking Soda is such a versatile product.  It can clean stains, whiten your laundry, and even act as an acid reducer.  However, there so many more uses for it than you would even imagine.  Head on over to Our Home … Read the rest

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Baking Soda is such a versatile product.  It can clean stains, whiten your laundry, and even act as an acid reducer.  However, there so many more uses for it than you would even imagine.  Head on over to Our Home Sweet Home to be linked up to a great list of 77 clever ways to use baking soda.  You may be surprised at some of them!

Read the post here: 77 Clever Uses For Baking Soda

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The Motherload of Home Canning Recipes http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/the-motherload-of-home-canning-recipes/ http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/the-motherload-of-home-canning-recipes/#respond Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:30:59 +0000 http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/?p=10233 home-canning

Harvest time will soon be upon us and with that we will be busy at work trying to preserve the many fruits of our labors (no pun intended).  If you are not a home canner, but have a garden, you … Read the rest

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Harvest time will soon be upon us and with that we will be busy at work trying to preserve the many fruits of our labors (no pun intended).  If you are not a home canner, but have a garden, you really should try at least one of these recipes.  If you are a seasoned home canner and tend to stick to your go-to recipes, why not branch out a bit this year and try something new?  Check out this amazing list of recipes for home canning.  I bet you will be tempted to try at least one of them!

Read the post here: 80+ Home Canning Recipes For Both Fruits and Vegetables

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