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20 Favorite Fall DIY Decor Projects

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Sep 2018

20 Favorite Fall DIY Decor Projects

As summer slips away, it’s time to start getting ready for fall! Gear up for the fall season by replacing your summer items with festive decor. If you’re ready to get a bit creative, here’s 20 fall DIY decor projects.

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5-Minute Fall Wreath

Crunched for time? Or looking for an easy craft to do with the kids? These fall wreaths by 2 Bees in a Pod are a simple way to spice up your front door in just a few minutes.

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Distressed Dollar Store Pumpkins

Decorate your home on a budget with these distressed dollar store pumpkins. The Kim Six Fix shows you how to create your own decorative pumpkins with a cackle finish.

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Rustic Fall Mason Jars

With some mason jars and just a couple craft items, you can make some adorable rustic style mason jars to utilize around your home. Sincerely Jean suggests filling the jars with wheat stalk, but you can also fill with fall colored flowers, or even household items like kitchen utensils or craft supplies.

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DIY Fall Welcome Mat

What better way to greet your guests then with a fall themed welcome mat!? Simple Made Pretty walks you through how to design and create your own welcome mat to use throughout the fall season.

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Confetti Pumpkins

Want to add some sparkle to your home? Try these confetti pumpkins! Easily make these pumpkins by Made in a Day with just a few supplies, and you’ll bring some basic pumpkins alive!

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Dollar Store Pumpkin Serving Tray

If you’re having guests over this fall, this DIY pumpkin serving tray will be a hit. By using a few dollar store items, you can make a tray that’s perfect for a fall party or Thanksgiving dinner. Val Event Gal offers you step by step directions to make this versatile tray!

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DIY Autumn Cinnamon Spiced Candle

There’s no need to spend money on fancy fall candles- making your own candles at home is easier than it sounds! There’s nothing that makes a home more cozy than fall scents flowing throughout. The Happier Homemaker made a delicious smelling cinnamon spiced candle that you can make too!

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Wood Crate Pumpkins

Make your front porch stand out by adding these wood crate pumpkins! With a few wood crates, acrylic paint, corn husk ribbon and a branch stem, in just a few minutes you can put together these eye-catching decorations. Crafty Morning shows you how to simply put those 4 items together to create some front porch fall flare!

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Fall Pumpkin Topiary

Another way to spice up your usual front porch area is by adding some pumpkins to the area. This easy DIY fall pumpkin topiary by Inspiration For Moms only takes a few minutes and adds a beautiful but neutral fall touch. Make one for either side of your door, or show off one in the corner of your front door area.

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Deco Mesh Door Frame

Dress up your front porch with a DIY deco mesh door frame! Big Lots shows you how easy it is to decorate any door frame with classic garland. Welcome your guests in a big fall way!

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DIY Flannel Coasters

Add a small, cozy factor to your home with these DIY Flannel Coasters created by Juggling Act Mama. You can get creative with whatever type or design of fabric you’d like, and they are perfect for your fall drinks!

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Lighted Fall Pumpkin Basket

This do it yourself basket can be put together in just a couple of minutes, and adds a pretty glow to your fall decor. Over at Clean & Scentsible, blogger Jenn gives her tips and tricks on how to make this pumpkin basket, and make your home glow!

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Drip Painting Pumpkins

Creating these pumpkins are fun and family-friendly since it’s a no carve pumpkin. While a bit messy, this craft is fun for the whole family and a great way to get creative. Momdot has her tutorial on how to make these fun drip pumpkins.

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Falling Leaves Glitter Garland

With just 3 cheap items, you can add some sparkle to anywhere in your home! House of Jade Interiors shows you how to create this craft project simply with artificial leaves, glue and glitter.

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Give Thanks Mantel

If you have a plain mantel space, you can add a fall touch with this mantel piece by A Diamond in the Stuff. Spelling out ‘Thanks’ (or any other fall phrases) designed on small to medium sized dollar store plastic pumpkins makes a fabulous mantel piece.

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Rustic Pumpkin Lantern

Everyone is loving the farmhouse or rustic look, and this piece shown by Celebrate Mag fits right in to that theme! Add as many miniature pumpkins and gourds as you can into a glass lantern, and place on a dining room table, counter, outdoors or any other spot you’d like.

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Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins

If you’re into all things pumpkins, this DIY project is perfect for you. These painted pumpkins shown by A Night Owl are really easy to make, so you can create as little or many cute pumpkins as you want in a small frame of time.

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Pumpkin Patch Wooden Vintage Sign

If you’ve never done a picture transfer to wood before, Sincerely Sara D shows you how you can effortlessly use this method to create a cool vintage sign. She provides the pumpkin patch themed printable, and provides instructions on how to use the transfer method to make a sign that can compliment any room!

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Give Thanks Fabric Banner

Perfect for Thanksgiving or just the fall season in general, this banner created by The Lily Pad Cottage adds a nice touch to a mantel or similar area. You most likely already have the few items needed on hand, so this is a quick and convenient DIY project.

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Checkered Fall Pillows

Instead of paying up for themed pillows every season, make your own! The Interior Frugalista has a genius budget-friendly and space-saving solution with these DIY checkered pillows made with stencils.

There’s so many ways to get creative with your home decorations for fall this year, and these are just a few ideas to do yourself. Don’t forget, we’re your decoration storage experts with 43 locations around the Central Florida area!


7 Genius DIY Laundry Room Projects To Create More Space

27

Mar 2018

7 Genius DIY Laundry Room Projects To Create More Space

With spring season among us, it’s time to gear up for some spring cleaning, organization and DIY projects! A small area in your home that could benefit from some extra storage space is the room you dread spending time in – the laundry room. To make life a bit easier, we’ve found 7 genius DIY projects to help make your laundry room more spacious and organized!

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1. Hidden Laundry Baskets

Instead of having various laundry baskets throughout your home, or baskets out in the open in your laundry room space, think about installing pull out laundry baskets. If you already have some extra cabinet space in your laundry area, swap out regular cabinet doors for pull out drawers, like Erin at Sunny Side Up did.

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2. Wooden Wall Shelf

Not only does a shelf behind your washer and dryer create a new storage spot, it also helps hide wires and cords, keeping your room looking more clean and tidy. With just a few pieces of wood, nails and paint, you can have yourself a new shelf in your laundry room. Check out how Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick easily and inexpensively made her own wooden wall shelf.

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3. Over The Door Rack

A budget friendly and simple way to create extra storage for laundry detergent, paper towels, soaps and more, is an over the door rack. These simple racks take up little space, stay fairly hidden and can create loads of more room to help declutter the laundry area. Racks like this can be built with wires material, wood or metal.

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4. Labeled Glass Jars

Stop having bulky laundry bottles spread around your laundry room by purchasing a few glass jars and bottles to store detergent, pods, soap and other laundry items. This helps spruce up your area, saves some space and helps get those not so attractive bottles and packages out of sight. Add a chalkboard sticker to label, or print your own label stickers to jazz up the look of the jars, too.

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5. Clothes Hanger Sign

No room to hang up clothes and no space to put up a large rod? No problem! Create your own wooden sign with a small rod to hang up in a tight space. Get inspiration for this project by this sign by Rustic Designs by Leisa on Etsy, or purchase if you’re not in the DIY mood.

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6. Floating Shelves

This may seem like a no brainer, but even if you have a small amount of wall space, you can still add a small hanging shelf or two. Hanging shelves have a clean and modern look, and are the perfect spot to put baskets to hold laundry necessities and cute decorative items. Take tips from Alicia at Thrifty & Chic who made and installed shelves with 4 simple items, or purchase then install shelves from places such as Ikea, Target or Walmart.

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7. Rolling Carts

Don’t let the small spaces in between or next to your washer and dryer to go waste! Try building a slim rolling laundry cart to add much needed storage and keep clutter out of sight! This can be a bit more of an intermediate DIY project- but totally worth the time and effort to help keep your laundry room looking clean and organized!

If you’re ready to tackle your laundry room – these are 7 of our favorite DIY projects! The possibilities to reorganize your laundry room are endless, so grab your hammer and nails and let these ideas help you get started on giving your laundry room some more space!


6 Favorite DIY Furniture Projects

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Oct 2016

6 Favorite DIY Furniture Projects

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Furniture pieces are expensive but a must for your home.  The best way to save money on furniture is to create it yourself. Now of course creating something from scratch can take time and money that you simply don’t have. Do-it-yourself projects usually involve recycling and reusing. Try reusing the old pieces of furniture in your home to create pieces that look brand new! These six projects will save you tons of money while creating a piece of furniture you desperately need for your home.

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This is an easy project that gives you extra seating and storage in one. Take a simple bookshelf and turn it sideways. Create a cushion with a board, piece of foam, and piece of fabric. There is plenty of room to slide in baskets and bins in the empty slots. Use them to store toys, books, or other objects in need of a home.
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6 Techniques to Ensure a Smooth DIY Move

13

Jun 2016

6 Techniques to Ensure a Smooth DIY Move

topicIt’s summer time and many of you are making your “big move” before the new school year. Moving is never a fun process. It takes a lot of hard work and planning to make sure your move goes through smoothly and efficiently. Due to budget constraints, many people end up having to do everything on their own.

There are many pros to a DIY move. You are able to save money as well as keep a close eye on all of your items. The last thing you want to do when trying to move into a new home is make an insurance claim or replace broken items that you desperately need.

While a DIY move might take a little more work than if you hired a moving company, it doesn’t have to be as complicated or stressful as you might think. Here are a few tips to help make your DIY move stress-free and simple!

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Creative Ways to Re-Use Jars For Storage Around Your Home

17

May 2016

Creative Ways to Re-Use Jars For Storage Around Your Home

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Creating more storage isn’t always easy and affordable…but this time it is. You can create more storage by reusing items that are no longer being used for their original purpose and taking it to a whole new level. Use those items, instead of throwing them away, for something else. Many reusable items can be used for creating super organization while gaining a great deal of storage. Jars are a great item to recycle and reuse. Many things are purchased in a jar like candles, sauces, pickles, and baby food. So don’t throw those jars away. You are about to get creative. Here are some ways to reuse jars for more storage around your home!

 

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Food Storage:

Don’t you find that everything tastes better when it is stored in glass? Use the glass jars for storing your leftovers. You can also use them to store your macaroni, rice, sugar or just about any food item. They will fit nicely in your pantry and will stay fresh as well. You won’t have the worry that your food items will attract ants either like you would with an open bag or box. With a lid that screws on you will know that your food is safe from the critter invasion. If you are making something in the kitchen to give to someone else you can deliver it in a jar. Dress it up with a ribbon and a little gift card and your thoughtfulness will shine through.
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8 Ways to Use PVC Pipes For Storage This Summer

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May 2016

8 Ways to Use PVC Pipes For Storage This Summer

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Summer weather is here and children will be on summer break before you know it. Summer activities are filled with water, dirt, and lots of running around. Keeping the home organized and clean is difficult when you are trying to keep the kids entertained and busy. Shoes track dirt through the home, toys and craft supplies spread everywhere, and water drips from wet bathing suits creating puddles that are waiting to be the cause of a slip and fall accident. You can have a smooth sailing summer using PVC pipes for organization, storage, and summer fun. PVC pipes have many uses, but storage is one that we love! Here are 8 genius ways to use PVC pipes for storage this summer.

 

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Create awesome toy storage to make sure the toys stay organized through out the summer. Outside activities are great for children. Creating storage for their bikes and scooters out of PVC pipe is quick and simple. This will keep the bikes out of the drive way and from possibly being in Dad’s “blind spot” when he backs out in the morning. You could create a ball rack as well. Balls are hard to store with their cylindrical shape. You can’t stack them and only a few will fit in a fairly large basket. This is a great storage solution for all the different sports balls you have in your garage! Reading is another activity that is great for children over the summer. Though school is out, it is important to continue their education to make sure they will excel in school next year. You can create a book rack for some of their favorite books. This makes it easy for the children to reach and grab a book independently.
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