Evelina Barry is back with an all-new DIY! She created this beautiful, beaded bib necklace that you can gift to your friends — or make for yourself. Watch as she takes you step by step — and get crafty this holiday season!
The TV-above-the-mantel situation can sometimes feel unavoidable — you want a spot that offers the best view from multiple angles without creating a major eyesore. House*Tweaking blogger Dana Miller championed this decorating conundrum with a clever solution: creating a seamless TV wall with horizontal tongue-and-groove planks! Since the planked wall covers the remote sensor on the TV, Dana and her husband installed a radio frequency receiver in the media cabinet and an infrared transmitter on the TV. To avoid trapping the TV permanently, they made the bottom plank removable. Brilliant, no?
Though Dana has plans for transforming the unstained wood, we love how the built-in adds an architectural feature to the room. Talk about a wow-worthy focal point! Check out House*Tweaking for more details on how to snag this setup for your home.
Make something really festive to adorn your front door this holiday season with the help of coffee filters from the dollar store. Upcycle a cardboard box for the base, and this decoration basically costs pennies to make. Adorn with acorns or plastic snowflakes, and you've got a wreath that's seriously pretty.
After you've gotten over the cuteness of our bow model, Phantom the Frenchie, sit back, watch, and learn how to make homemade bows! It's the perfect topper for all those great gifts you've purchased, and it's a good skill to have in your arsenal. Who needs store-bought bows when you can make ones that look this good?
If you're a sucker for a natural green garland, you're not alone! Fresh, woodsy, and festive, it can almost suffice for a tree and is surprisingly versatile. While a natural garland can be purchased, it's easier to make than you may think.
Stephanie Schur, who owns the LA-based floral boutique Botany, happily agreed to share her garland-making secrets. Her chic, European-style shop is a favorite among A-list celebrities and high-profile fashion brands. Check out Stephanie's foolproof steps to creating a jaw-dropping garland!
Start by gathering your elements. Stephanie used pine, fir, eucalyptus, pepper berry, and viburnum berry.
Set aside the pine, seeded eucalyptus, and fir to use as your base.
Wrap strong wire around two to three pieces, and repeat. Keep reading for the rest of the steps!
Don't settle for store-bought gifts when you can give your loved ones these one-of-a-kind DIY presents. Making your presents yourself really reflects how special the receiver is to you because of the time, effort, and love spent on these gifts. Read on to see over 100 different types of DIY presents for every person in your life!
It's the time of year to look back and reflect on accomplishments — and the stuff that didn't really go so well. We're focusing on the positive side of things by counting down our top 18 posts shared on Pinterest. From helpful tips to easy DIYs, we're so happy you enjoyed the top-pinned content this year. And don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more awesome posts in 2014!
18. Eco-Clean Your Sheet Pans
With just over 2K pins, this eco-friendly cleaner tackles baked-on pots and pans without abrasives or chemicals. Simply mix together, coat pans, and wipe clean.
17. Easy Sharpie Mugs
We love how this easy DIY is also a fun way to decorate mugs. Follow the easy directions for creating your own personalized coffee cup that is dishwasher safe — and will have you smiling every morning.
16. Tub and Tile Rock Star
This eco-friendly cleaner makes your bathroom sparkle — and basically costs nothing to make. You can't beat that.
15. Sparkling Bling
We totally get why this post has racked up so many pins! Make for your bridesmaids, your best friend's birthday, or just for yourself. Check out the simple directions for this easy bracelet bangle.
14. Coffee-Filter Soap
Don't toss your coffee grounds! Use them to make this invigorating soap that makes a great gift for any coffee-lover.
13. Lotion Bars
Once you make these lotion bars, you'll want to make another batch for your best friend, another batch for your mom, and then another batch for your work mate.
12. Sweet Dreams
We totally get why this post has over 3K pins! Who doesn't dream of a good night's sleep? This sleep salve helps calm the body, easing you into a blissful slumber.
11. Keep Things Clean
With over 3K pins, these helpful eco-friendly cleaning wipes do a great job of wiping away messes while looking so chic on your kitchen counter.
You don't have to be a crafting queen to whip up charming Christmas decorations. This enchanting shadow box DIY reminds us of stargazing on a cold Winter night. The best part? You can summon your inner Martha without even breaking a sweat!
Keep reading to see what you need to create this look in minutes.