Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

DIY Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Add a few more pumpkins to your patch this fall and Halloween with these fun and creative DIY paint projects. Click on the images below to get the tutorials.

Black Cat Pumpkin from Good Housekeeping sl ◊     Barn Quilt Pumpkins from Country Living

Black Cat Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

Barn Quilt Pumpkins | Country Living Magazine

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin | Craftberry Bush

Donut Pumpkins from Studio DIY!

Donut Pumpkins | Studio DIY!

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins from Crème de la Craft

Mesh Bag Painted Pumpkins | Creme de la Craft

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Home Decorating with Autumn Leaves

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Here in New England, the wait for leaves to turn into their warm, bursting fall colors is full of anticipation and excitement (albeit a little dread for what comes after). As much as we love the leaves outside our homes, we love using leaves inside as home accents. Here are some crafty and creative ways to bring these objects indoors.

Leaf ornaments are perfect for hanging in a window, from a wall hook or for adorning a seasonal wreath. These stained glass leaves are handcrafted, and reflect warm light as the sun shines outside.

Stained Glass Hanging Leaves

You could also frame pictures or images of leaves and create a fresh, nature-inspired gallery wall
in a bedroom, hallway or family room. Go green, or choose earthy colors for a harvest look.

Photo by Virtual Studio InnovationsMore bedroom ideas
Photo by More hallway photos

If you’re already thinking about an autumn centerpiece, use a table runner as a starting point.
Opt for one designed with leafy shapes, or make your own with leaf printed fabric.

Leaf Harvest Table Runner

Incorporate fall’s other favorite symbol, the pumpkin, with the following craft from Good Housekeeping. Stick with classic red, yellow and orange colors, or style with a room’s color scheme in mind.

Cut & Paste Leaves on Pumpkin | Good Housekeeping

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DIY Summer Fairy Garden

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Fairy gardens are cropping up all over the place, and with our addition of some new web exclusives, you can easily create a fairy garden in your own planter box or backyard. Today we are also laying out some basic materials you’ll need to DIY a fairy garden, followed by some inspiration to help get you started.

  • The space or a container. Prop little fairies and their houses at the base of a tree trunk or in your already-established garden for a little more whimsy this summer. Or, choose a container to create one from scratch. You could use a terracotta planter, a bucket, a wash tub, a wagon and even an outdoor table (see below). Elevate the fairy garden for enhanced visual appeal.
  • Potting soil and plants. You can choose any plants and flowers that you adore, but in addition, we recommend incorporating moss and green leafed plants. You could even use low-maintenance succulents!
  • Wood and rocks. If you’re simply adding a few fairy friends to a garden, consider crafting a makeshift bench or a small rock pathway for added charm. If you’re going all out with a DIY fairy garden, you could construct a mini pergola out of twigs, a small fence out of painted popsicle sticks, and a little patio for the fairies. Adding a small birdbath would also be lovely, and it would provide a nice resting spot for your backyard birds.

A simple fairy garden that emphasizes flowers and plants,
but still exudes joyful storybook charm.


Photo by Alison HodgsonMore home design photos

A little more involved, we love that this fairy garden was made in a vintage red wagon (which means you can move it anywhere on a whim!).


Photo by Cozy Little HouseSearch patio pictures

This adoring fairy garden was (ingeniously) constructed in a table.
It’s even more perfect because of the drop leaves – with this DIY, you can
be charmed by the fairies and still use the table for serving tea to friends.


Photo by Nelson Design Associates, inc.Browse landscape ideas

Our Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy and Miniature Garden Wishing Well
are just two of our fairy garden pieces. See the rest here, and send us
pictures of your own DIY fairy gardens this summer!


Puppy Love Miniature Garden Fairy | DIY Fairy GardenMiniature Garden Wishing Well | DIY Fairy Garden

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