I SEE CONCRETE EVERYWHERE: DIY CONCRETE PROJECTS



I SEE CONCRETE EVERYWHERE: DIY CONCRETE PROJECTS

I love the way concrete looks adds a touch of modern and almost a natural element to any room.

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These bookends are geometric and concrete, I’m in love.

DIY Geometric Concrete Bookends from Ehow

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This mini ombre concrete planter is so adorable.  It’s the perfect size to fit in almost any window.

DIY Concrete Planter from Apartment Therapy



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Love how simple these ring concrete holders are.  They can be placed everywhere in the house so you never lose your rings.

Concrete Ring Cones from DIY in PDX

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Be unique with these earrings are so cute I want them in many different sizes, all with gold of course.

Concrete Gold Gem from DIY in PDX

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Spice up your kitchen with these DIY concrete serving platters.

DIY serving platters from Fall For DIY



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Add some variety to your shelves by creating these stackable planters.

Concrete Geometric Planters from A Piece of Rainbow

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More geometric planters to add to your bedside table or coffee table; you can’t go wrong with these.

DIY Geometric Concrete Planters from Studio Gray House

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This concrete fire bowl will create a great place to sit around in the backyard.

Outdoor Concrete Fire Bowl from Contemporist

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So simple to just paint concrete on plastic flowers then you can place them in the garden, definitely a one of a kind piece.

DIY Concrete Flowers from Smile Mercantile

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Monograms are so popular right now and a concrete one will be sure to turn heads.

Concrete Letters from Wit and Whistle

I’m sure I will find many more concrete projects that will be shared for now my only wish is that you be inspired!



DIY FARMHOUSE DECOR FOR EVERY HOME

DIY FARMHOUSE DECOR FOR EVERY HOME

 

These DIY farmhouse projects are perfect to add that touch of farm living even if you don’t live on one.  I love to keep things as simple as I can and I love even more to create my own home décor.  You can go to other retail stores to get these same products but you will spend much more.



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You could use this footed tray to hold spices or even use it as a coffee tray.

Farmhouse Footed Tray from Hunt and Host

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This is so cute and perfect for fall.  I can’t wait to make this I have so many paint sticks and now they have a purpose.

DIY Bushel Basket from DecoArt

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Add this DIY farmhouse gem to the project list please.  It’s made from a bin at the dollar store and looks like it came from Pottery Barn.

DIY Metal Bucket from Little House Of Four

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Wooden shutters that you can make yourself, so in love with these.  I want to put these above my bed.

DIY Wooden Shutters from The Frugal Homemaker



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My husband made homemade apple pie a few weeks ago and now I have a ton of empty mason jars.  I will be doing this for our next party.

Mason Jar Utensil Caddy from Small Home Soul

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Give me some cotton balls right now I must make these.  This tutorial also shows how to use them in a wreath.

DIY Farmhouse Cotton Branches from Prodigal Pieces

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This farmhouse décor is so rustic and would look perfect on a shelf and above a kitchen cabinet.

DIY Windmill from Sadie Season Goods

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I need to make this for my door ASAP.  You could even add some rustic pumpkins for the fall season.

Farmhouse Wreath from At Home with the Barkers

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If I hadn’t already put up my floating shelves I would probably use this idea in a heartbeat.

Farmhouse Shelves from Lolly Jane

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These are perfect for me to put above my patio doors that currently have nothing covering them

DIY Curtain Rods from Maison De Pax

I enjoyed creating this post about DIY farmhouse décor and I hope you did too.   Try one or try them all they will all give you the farmhouse style I know you strive for.

 



DIY PAPER FLOWERS THAT WON’T DIE

DIY PAPER FLOWERS THAT WON’T DIE

Paper flowers that anyone can make and no one has to take care of.  I love projects that I can save for many seasons and pull out whenever I need it.  Read this article to find many different flowers that are easy to make.




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This paper acorn is perfect for the fall season, or even winter.

Paper acorn from Lia Griffith

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Perfect paper flowers to put on any gift, or for any crafting.

Camellias Paper Flower from Lia Griffith

3.

Paper hydrangeas!!  I love how these are placed in a vase and never have to be watered.

Paper Hydrangeas from One Young Love Dotcom

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These paper cacti are beyond adorable; you could even do green and add some paint to make them look even more realistic.

Potted Cacti from Lia Griffith

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Hanging wisteria would fit perfect in a nursery or craft room.

Paper wisteria from One Lovely Life




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I love orchids but I can never seem to keep them alive, so why not make them out of paper so I will have them forever.  Can’t wait to make these in different colors.

Paper Orchids from Lia Griffith

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These hydrangea blooms are nice and full and can fill up any vase without having to take care of.

Hydrangea blooms from Lia Griffith

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Water lilies are so simple and elegant, if you could find a way to make the float that would be super adorable.

Crepe Water Lilies from Ash and Crafts

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Ok wait what? These are the cutest paper succulents I have even seen.  I want to make a terrarium but use paper flowers this is a perfect tutorial.

Paper succulent from The Happy Scraps




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Another perfect Lia Griffith paper flower tutorial, you can hardly tell these are made from paper.

Paper Fern Plants from Lia Griffith 

Now that you have seen some of my favorite paper flower tutorials I hope that you will use some and let your imagination be free.

DIY MODERN MARBLE PROJECTS

DIY MODERN MARBLE PROJECTS
One of my many obsessions is marble. I have decided to share my obsession with my readers.

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Here is a super easy way to redo any notebook you have around or even buying a super cheap one at the dollar store.

Marble Notebooks from The Lovely Drawer



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With this DIY project you can create storage and add that elegant marble décor.

Marble Boxes from HOMEYOHMY

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These marble coasters are so easy and cheap but look expensive.

DIY Marble Coasters from The Whimsical Wife

4.

Oh my, these shelves are to die for!  They make a room look so sophisticated and expensive, but they are not.

DIY Marble Shelving from Remington Avenue



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I currently have a try that my husband and I made about a year ago; I now know what I’m going to do to update it for our new home.

DIY Marble Tray from Pennies for a Fortune

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This is my inspiration to getting a MacBook for me; this idea is a great way to make your laptop unique.

DIY Marble Mac from Stelly Treats

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Gold clips on marble contact paper equal a great idea for my office or yours.

DIY Marble Clips Display from Surely Simple



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Love these DIY marble vases; they will add just the right amount of elegance to a room.

DIY Marble Vases from A Purdy Little House

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A marble clock would look great on a white wall or a dark shelf.

DIY Marble Clock from Brit Co

P.S. Click here for more DIY Clock Ideas

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What a great idea to add gold antlers to this modern marble tray.

DIY Gold and Marble Tray from Twinspiration

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I must say I have never seen marble contact paper used around a frame and I love it.

DIY Marble Picture Frame from Plateful of Love



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Letters in any way are trending right now, so jump on the bandwagon with this marble letter.

DIY Marble Monogram from Desert Domicile

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Ok this makes me want to do my whole office in marble, or just some of it.

DIY Marble Magazine Holder from Ehow

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If I could keep plants alive I would probably have these all over my home.

DIY Marble Planter from A Bubble Life

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Why didn’t I think of this before?  This idea is so adorable and will keep my shoes and purses organized.

DIY Marble Shoe Rack from Threads and Blooms

So many things that can be done with marble contact paper such as covering tables or even walls.  These are some of my most favorite modern marble projects, hope you try a few.

 



FALL WEDDING DECOR TO FALL FOR

FALL WEDDING DECOR TO FALL FOR

Fall is here and it’s wedding season!!  Check out these super simple and elegant DIY’s for your wedding.  If I were to do my wedding all over again I might just have it in fall.


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These are a must for an outdoor or fall wedding.  I want these for my backyard to add some style and light.

DIY light balls from Splash of Something

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This is a banner that would look gorgeous behind your head table.  The best part is that you can keep it after the wedding and use it to decorate your home.

DIY Burlap Banner from Rustic Wedding Chic

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Birdcages stuffed with baby’s breath, who knew it would look this adorable.  I think I want to make one and hang it in my house.

DIY Birdcage with Baby’s Breath from Confetti

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I love this idea so much because it’s different than your usual boring box.

DIY Pumpkin Card Box from Something Turquoise


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Use this DIY quest book pumpkin idea with the pumpkin card box above you will get complements from all your family and friends.

DIY Pumpkin Quest Book from Something Turquoise

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More pumpkin wedding décor, these are so elegant and a great party favor for your guests.

DIY Pumpkin Name Tags from A Fabulous Fete

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The flower arrangement in this pumpkin is gorgeous, and very simple to achieve.  I would do I with fake pumpkins myself and maybe fake flowers so I can keep them forever.

DIY Pumpkin Flower Centerpiece from Garden Therapy

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Oh so cute, the white doilies look like lace and add a touch of class to a basic pumpkin.  Being I’m already married I have to make these and just use them as home décor.

DIY Doily Pumpkins from Allyson Baker Design


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Wooden boxes with mason jars, could there be a more perfect fit for wedding centerpieces?  Also make a rustic fall table centerpiece for your home.

DIY Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece from Addicted 2 DIY

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I wish I would have had this for my wedding backdrop, way to adorable.  This would also be a nice backdrop for a photo booth for any party.

DIY Leaf Backdrop from Ruffled

The possibilities are endless for any fall decorations but these are my favorite ten so far.  Can’t wait to post more fun fall projects.


DIY STORAGE TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME

DIY STORAGE TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME

My husband and I recently bought our first home and we still have so many boxes left.  So I figure why not make some of them into cute storage boxes.  I have listed some DIY storage ideas that anyone can do.



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I love these fabric covered boxes, they make such a cute idea and you can do so many different sizes.  Click here to find out how to make these.

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I have been looking for a way to store so toilet paper in the bathroom, what a perfect idea and I have just the box for it.  Click this to find the directions.

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Fabric covered storage drawers are trending right now.  This is a way cheaper idea than having to purchase them.  The thing I love about doing things myself is that I can choose the pattern and style I want and it will always be unique.  Click here to get the instructions.

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Yet another fabric drawer but I love the materials they used to cover the box.  To find the directions click here.

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This is a nice twist to storage.  I love the handle and the white sanded boards.  I may have to do this but in a dark stain with a stainless steel handle.  Click here to find out how to make it.

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OMG I love this pattern!  This will look cute in so many areas of my home such as my dresser or in the bathroom.  Again I love the tribal pattern so click here to get the full instructions.

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Well aren’t these just too adorable and modern.  I would possible add city names on the side of where my husband and I have traveled.  Click here to create your own.

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This would look cute with some blankets or magazines and put on the floor next to a fireplace.  You can make them in any color or pattern and have two baskets in one, click here to find out how.



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I love this idea; I only need about a hundred of them in different colors for every room.  I can’t wait to make these cute storage boxes and put family pictures in them.  Please click here to find out how you can make them too.

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This DIY storage bin is great because you can slide it under furniture.  Another way to hide the tons of blankets I have collected over the years.  Click here to find out how to make one.

There are so many more ways to create your own storage bins but I think I have picked the top best ones for me.  Hope you found one or more that you are excited to try yourself.

 

LAUNDRY ROOMS THAT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO DO LAUNDRY

LAUNDRY ROOMS THAT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO DO LAUNDRY

Laundry room ideas are trending right now, and I can see why.  So many ideas that will make you want to do laundry.


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VIA: https://brepurposed.porch.com/2016/11/09/modern-navy-laundry-room-reveal/

I love dark colors with pops of gold tied into it.  This laundry room is so clean and modern right up my alley.

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VIA: http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/our-laundry-room-makeover.html?m=1

My favorite part about this laundry room idea is the wood countertop over the washer and dryer.  I also really enjoy the patterned floors, it adds something unique.


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VIA: http://www.hometalk.com/14516322/the-finishing-touch-a-sliding-barn-door-for-the-laundry-room

This is such an adorable idea to add to your laundry room.  It doesn’t take much effort to change out a door and add some vinyl.

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VIA: https://cherishedbliss.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Modern+Farmhouse+Laundry+Room+Makeover&utm_campaign=20170713_m140358237_Modern+Farmhouse+Laundry+Makeover&utm_term=++Visit+the+Blog++

Gray cabinets are trending right now, well anything gray I believe.  The best part is that you can add a pop of any color because everything matches gray.  I also love love love that floating shelf.

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VIA: http://rightupmy-alley.blogspot.com/2014/11/orc-laundry-room-reveal.html?showComment=1415845191921#c961671679904044921

Two things I love about this laundry room is the chandelier and the ironing board hanger.  Chandeliers are such an elegant addition to this room.  I love that the ironing board hanger is made from a picture frame.


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VIA: http://www.lushome.com/20-smart-laundry-room-design-ideas-tips-functional-decorating/143378

This pull out ironing board is ingenious; I want to thank whoever thought of this.  I get so annoyed that my board is just out in the open and always in my way.

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VIA: http://www.angiesroost.com/2015/05/03/building-laundry-room-shelving/

If you don’t have much space in your laundry room this is the perfect design for you.  Love the added wood touch on top of the washer and dryer.  If you look on the top shelf you will see storage for your laundry soap, love organization.


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VIA: http://www.homebunch.com/beautiful-homes-of-instagram-29/

This laundry room has it all!  It has plenty of storage, a chandelier, and a natural wood element honestly what more do you need.

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VIA: http://www.dinabandman.com/

I love this wall mural and the dog bath.  I have a huge black lab and it would be awesome if I could wash her in a tub like this one.

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VIA: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/laundry-room-vertical-spaces

Gray and a dog bed I’m officially in love.  This room is simple and effective.

These are my favorite laundry rooms so far.  I’m sure there will be plenty more in the future, along with my ideas for many other rooms.

 


TEN LARGE DIY ARTWORKS TO FILL UP ANY WALL

TEN LARGE DIY ARTWORKS TO FILL UP ANY WALL

So, I have a huge empty wall in my new house and I started to do some research on what I could do there.  I want something large and eye catching, after my research I have found TEN ideas on what I would like to do.  Needless to say I want to do them all now.

Hope you enjoy my top ten pics for large wall art.

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VIA: http://www.houseofjadeinteriorsblog.com/2014/05/diy-octopus-ar.html

This idea is so clever and so simple.  I think the only thing I would change would be adding a dark frame to the curtain.  Find out how to make this eye catching huge wall art for your home by clicking the link above

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VIA: http://www.hometalk.com/16497387/make-large-canvas-wall-art-for-14

Create your own contemporary work of art, so simple you will feel like Picasso.  The greatest part about this project is you will have your own one of a kind artwork, maybe someone will even want to pay you big money to put it in their own home.  Click the link above to find out how.

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VIA: https://placeofmytaste.com/diy-giant-wall-art

Another pieces of large wall art that you can create however you like, making your own one of a kind.  You could do different sizes if you want the possibilities are endless.  Click the link above if you’re interested in letting your imagination fly.

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VIA: https://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/diy-wooden-world-map-art/

I love this, and I know you will too.  You could do different colors of stain or use paint if you prefer to match the décor in your rooms.  As for my I love the stained color choices.  Click the link above and find out how to make this stained world map.

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VIA: http://www.ehow.com/how_12343648_diy-herringbone-headboard-wood-shims.html?utm_source=ehow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ehow_general&utm_content=120216

I know this is a headboard but I can’t help imagining it as a piece of art on my big empty wall.  This looks tedious but so well worth it.  Find the directions in the link above.

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VIA: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2014/10/30-giant-map-decor/

Maps are my personal favorite; you can do your home state, the United States, or even a world map.  Seems easy enough I might do one of these and put it in my office.  Click that link and find out how.

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VIA: https://akadesign.ca/how-to-make-your-own-large-hanging-chalkboard

The great thing about chalkboards is that you can change the board to any season, holiday, and birthdays, or something funny.  I love the custom frame on this chalkboard, so click the above link and get the instructions.

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VIA: http://www.iheartorganizing.com/2011/09/basement-progress-frame-update-part-2.html

Fabric is such an easy way to decorate something; it’s also great because the patterns are endless.  I have an old gold frame I will be trying this on.  Click the link and find the step by step directions.

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VIA: https://thesuitelifedesigns.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/diy-artwork/

If you couldn’t tell I love when I can make a one of a kind art piece.  When you have something that no one else has it makes you feel good about yourself and your home.  Did I mention I also love gold, click the link above and make your own art piece.

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VIA: https://cozydiy.com/diy-wall-art/diy-wall-art-9/

The color scheme and design on this are simple and flawless.  This would look great on any wall big or small; it’s just the right amount of color pop.  Find out how to make this sign by clicking the link above.

These ten do it yourself large wall art projects won’t break the bank but will make your walls look as though you did.  Give one a try or all of them and let your creativity be free.

 

TRENDING GREEN DECOR TO DIY

TRENDING GREEN DECOR TO DIY

 

In case you didn’t know pops of green in your home is now trending.  I try to stay trending in my home whenever I can.  There are 10 DIY green décor ideas listed below with instruction.

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VIA https://liagriffith.com/diy-trinket-dishes/

How cute are these ring dishes?!  These would be the perfect way to add a simple pop of green to your bathroom or bedroom.  Click the link to make them on your own.

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VIA http://thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2016/07/diy-paper-leaf-garland.html/

So I may have a small obsession with these DIY leaf garlands.  I will be hanging these under my floating selves or above our arch entry way.  Click the link above to find out how to make them.

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VIA https://rainonatinroof.com/2015/02/french-country-chair-modern-makeover/

This is the perfect way to add that green pop, I just love this green trend going on right now.  You can paint any piece of furniture this great green, you will be bound to get compliments.  Click above to get a great tutorial on how to paint furniture.

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VIA https://thediyplaybook.com/2016/03/free-gallery-wall-prints.html

Simple art is the best; this will brighten up any room.  Click the above link for free prints.

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VIA http://www.thechroniclesofhome.com/2016/06/video-how-to-add-nailhead-trim-to-furniture.html

Love how this green headboard pops.  Click the link above to make it yourself and have this pop of color in your bedroom.

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VIA https://www.newtoncustominteriors.com/petals-pillow/

This DIY pillow looks so easy that anyone could do it.  You could do them in other fun colors to for summer.  Click above to find out how.

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VIA http://rosyscription.com/2013/08/how-to-embed-glitter-into-tabletop.html

I can’t wait to try this technique out on a small table, I don’t have any experience with this method but I’m eager to try new crafting adventures.  Click above to start your adventure with me.

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VIA http://www.theyellowcapecod.com/2011/12/terrarium-in-jar.html

I’m not much of a green thumb but I won’t let that stop me from making these for my home.  Click the link to see how they were done.

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VIA http://ruffledblog.com/diy-moss-wooden-frames/

Ok can I just say this is brilliant, adds some of that nature element into a room.  Click that link now!

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VIA http://www.bhg.com/decorating/seasonal/fall/decorating-with-natural-elements/#page=11

Yet another way to add that green and nature element to a shelf or counter top.  Click the link above.

Thanks for letting me share these trending green DIY projects to place in your home.

TOP 10 DIY FALL DECOR FOR YOUR HOME

TOP 10 DIY FALL DECOR FOR YOUR HOME

1.

Picture via: https://www.thenavagepatch.com/outdoor-metal-pumpkins/

I just love this rustic industrial DIY pumpkin decor.  My favorite thing about this decor is that I haven’t seen it before so I know you will get compliments with this sitting on your porch or dining room table.  Click the link above to find out how to create this metal pumpkin.

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Picture via: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2016/10/distressed-dollar-store-pumpkins-with.html?m=1

These pumpkins are so simple and most definitely budget friendly.  You can do different colors to go with any decor inside and outside.

Click the link above to find out how simple these pumpkins are to recreate.

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Picture via: http://lollyjane.com/diy-magnolia-pumpkin/

I love this simple idea.  I want to do a chalkboard pumpkin so I can change out the saying.  You can do so many different designs and sayings.  If you use plastic pumpkins you can reuse them every year.

Click the link above and find out how this adorable pumpkin is made.

4.

Picture via: https://liagriffith.com/diy-paper-pumpkin/

These paper pumpkins are too cute and even easier to make.  Again you can do any kind of paper patterns and colors to compliment any room in your home.

Click the link above for the instructions.

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Picture via: http://www.designimprovised.com/2013/09/halloween-crafts.html

These DIY yarn pumpkins are going to look so adorable hanging on the floating shelves we just made.  If you have a fireplace mantel these would look perfect there.

Click the link above and find out how to DIY.

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Picture via: http://simplyalbany.blogspot.com/2012/10/autumn-in-new-york_11.html

I have so much twine in my craft drawer and I now have another use for all of it.  I want to make a bunch of these and place them everywhere.

Click the above link so you can make these adorable pumpkins and place them everywhere too.

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Picture via: http://www.jillruth.com/2011/09/warm-n-toasty-pumpkins.html

These would look so cute paired with the DIY sweater pillows I posted earlier (CLICK HERE FOR DIY SWEATER PILLOWS).  I just love that they are so simple and easy.

Click the link below the picture to find out how to make theses sweater pumpkins.

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Picture via: http://diohomeimprovements.com/2013/09/21/painted-gold-leaves/

GOLD LEAVES!!!! I must say these are too awesome you can put them on any wall in the house.  In my opinion go for the gold!!

Click the link above to find out how you can make these gold leaves.

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Picture via: http://www.happinessishomemade.net/watercolor-paper-leaf-branch-mobile/

Can’t wait to make this leaf branch mobile, only question is where should I put it?  I might do some gold leaves with the watercolor leaves just to add my own touch.

Click the link above to get the instructions.

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Picture via: http://www.the36thavenue.com/diy-pumpkin-mason-jars/

Another purpose for all those mason jars I have, or you have if you are anything like me.  Can’t wait to turn them into these pumpkins and put lots of candy in them.

Click the link below the picture to find out how to make your own.

 

I hope you enjoyed my ten most favorite fall decor, well so far I’m sure I will find many more fall projects to do.