DIY: Advent calendar

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Advent Calendars are a great tradition for families that celebrate Christmas. Here is a simple idea of a modern advent calendar. It's easy to make and very inexpensive. Source...
 
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Add pieces of paper with sweet notes or activities for the season :)
 
See more great advent calendar ideas here... 
 
 

Diy Clay Petal Vase

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A plain vase got a fabulous makeover with a touch of stone glay. This tutorial from Centsational Girl can help you create something really beautiful. Hop on over to Kate to see the full instructions!


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DIY Nightstand!

DIY project: split a table in half, paint it a bright cheery color, install on both sides of a bed....

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How To Make Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps

Robin Horton of Urban Gardens came up with this clever DIY lamp for a potting shed they converted into a "Creative Garden Retreat". They used ordinary reclaimed terra cotta garden pots, turned them upside down, added a ceiling cord set, and hung them as ceiling pendant lamps, bringing a bit of garden to an indoor room.

What You Need
• Terracotta Garden Pots
• Ceiling Cord Set (find at IKEA or Home Depot, or here if you prefer cloth cords)
• Toggle-bolt hooks to hang the lamp

Step By Step Instructions
Note: You will likely need to enlarge the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot to accommodate the cord socket.

1. Soak the bottom of a terra cotta pot in water for one hour to soften the clay for drilling.

2. Enlarge the hole with a conical rasp bit (or Dremel 562 tile cutting bit) or file.

3. Place the cord socket through the hole of the pot.
—Gently squeeze metal ears on socket and insert socket into hole.
—Release pressure on ears.
—Install light bulb (75 watt maximum).

4. If you want a bit of extra hold, add a bead of sealant around the circumference of the pot opening where it meets the cord socket.

5. Hang the Lamp
Hang the pendants using strong ceiling hooks and then run the cord as inconspicuously as possible (across ceiling and down corner of wall) to the nearest outlet.

6. Optional: Hide the power cord:
You can place some narrow inexpensive molding over the cord and paint it to match your wall. Alternatively, you can wrap the cord in something to make it a decorative element — either some chandelier cord covers or wrap the cord in jute or another type of decorative string. (If you use a cloth cord set, you can select a color that works as an accent.)

Full tutorial with images right here

Travel Photos Confetti Display – Plus DIY Printables Guide

This project comes from hometreeatlas.com

Jacob is the awesome craftsman on this and he has a great tutorial for this project!

Here is the full tutorial and Printables guide.

Simple DIY Clay Photo Display Stands

DIY photo stands easy and useful.

You can use any kind of clay. Find things that you can use as molds/cutters. The triangular pencil sharpener is the best shape.

Paint with glossy white and black paint.

See the full tutorial here

Christmas decoration using thumbtacks

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A gorgeous gold wreath for the holidays. Made from gold thumbtacks, a foam wreath form and a ribbon. Via... tutorial.

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Beautiful thumbtack trees. Via... tutorial

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Bling Your Candle With Thumbtacks. Via tutorial

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Thumbtack & Book Page Wreath. Via tutorial

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These thumbtack balls aren't necessarily Christmas ornaments, you can also use them for vase fillers all year round. Via... tutorial

DIY: Thumbtack Wall Decor. See the tutorial in the video below!


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DIY Thumbtack Votive Candles. Via...