14
Dec 18

7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather Belts

Here’s a friendly reminder to not throw out, or donate, your leather belts during your next closet purge. Leather is an amazingly versatile DIY material and one belt will give you plenty of usable length to repurpose. Anytime a DIY calls for a long strip or just a scrap of leather, an old belt is the perfect amount. Here are some of our favorite leather DIYs to get you started:

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03
Dec 18

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. While the concept remains the same, this time around, the look is much more sophisticated— and your improved motor skills will come in handy. Armed with a quick tutorial, some project inspiration and a pair of scissors, you’re ready to snip your way to a winter wonderland.

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Nov 18

These Curtain Tie Backs Let More Natural Light into Your Dark Apartment

We’ve all lived in that unfortunate dark apartment that is both on the first floor and faces a brick wall. And sure you made the best of it, but maybe now you’re living in a place that has, wait for it, multiple windows! (You’re truly on your way to the top!) But even with more windows, there’s still one thing you can do to eke out as much natural light as possible.

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21
Nov 18

How to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table When You Don't Have Much Time

Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the Thanksgiving table set with all the bells and whistles. Check out these projects from table coverings, to place cards, to centerpieces if you want to wow your guests without handing over all your free time.

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16
Nov 18

16 Beautiful, Thoughtful DIY Christmas Gifts For Everyone on Your List

If you’ve already started your holiday shopping list, but the thought of braving mall traffic, or spending hours online shopping, looms like the Grinch ready to steal Whoville’s joy, don’t worry. Making your own gifts to give can be beautiful and thoughtful—and a meditative way for you yourself to make it through the season. We’ve got a few ideas your giftees will actually be excited to unwrap.

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15
Nov 18

9 Things That Will Make Your Home Feel Like Hogwarts

Did you stand in bookstore lines for the newest releases, dress up in robes for midnight premieres, and take every single House quiz? The Harry Potter series enchanted the world when it first came out, and the phenomenon continues to grow through its amazing fandom. We’ve summoned up the best DIYs to keep the magic going. (Just make sure to invite us to your next Harry Potter movie marathon.)

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11
Oct 18

Four Ways to Decorate Your Plants for Halloween This Year

Carving pumpkins is messy, requires tools, and then they just turn around and rot on you. Here’s another suggestion: Forgo the jack-o-lantern and decorate your plants and planters instead. You love them more anyway.

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08
Oct 18

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for People Who Are Lukewarm on Halloween

When September hits, suddenly it’s a constant holiday push. The stores keep putting out seasonal decor earlier and earlier, and I for one don’t love turning over my whole home to Halloween decor each October. I’d much rather use general pieces that are “fall” and then just sprinkle in a bit of holiday themes here and there. One easy way to do that is with decorated pumpkins that don’t scream Halloween.

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05
Aug 18

How To Sew by Hand: 6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects

There are many amazing DIY projects that require a bit of sewing, but that doesn’t mean you have to run right out and purchase a sewing machine! Much can be done by hand, so we’ve rounded up six common stitches that can be used on a myriad of projects for home decor, complete with step-by-step photo tutorials.

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29
May 18

10 of the Best Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

Over the years, we’ve shared a lot of money-saving projects, large and small. If you can make something at home easily and cheaply, why wouldn’t you? Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn archives. Your wallet and your home will thank you.

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