Fall into the season! Chilly temps are blowing in while tree leaves are changing color — a sure sign that Autumn has indeed arrived. It's time to spruce up your home with a few seasonal accessories. Check out these 6 kid-friendly DIY decor projects that add some seasonal eye candy to your home — without breaking the bank!
Celebrity stylists Phillip Bloch, Jessica Paster, and George Kotsiopoulos know a thing or two about getting dressed up for a celebration — after all, they've styled Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry, to name a few. Watch our video for their tips on how to put together a creative Halloween costume by taking a cue from Katy Perry's "California Gurls," Britney Spears, or the Kardashian sisters.
You’ve seen this hot hair color trend on red carpet celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Drew Barrymore and Sarah Jessica Parker. Now, Juan Juan Salon expert Jennifer J. shows us how to get ombré colored hair at home using box color you can find at the drugstore. Watch our video for her secrets on how to get a salon style dark-to-light color fade at home!
A good fashionista knows that great style isn't bought, it's created! So why go pay top dollar for a trend that can be made at home in no time with no cost! All you need is an old pair of jeans, some scissors, and voila! You'll be the cutest cupid on the block in a pair of one-of-a-kind denim cut-offs.
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Do It Yourself recently checked in with Linda Thornburgh, whose living room was awash with neutral tones and outdated furnishings, and lacked warmth and personality. She wanted a space that could be formal as well as comfortable, and decided to execute a full overhaul of the space.
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Since I was recently fawning over that ceiling medallion light, I couldn't help but stop in my tracks when I came across these ceiling medallions used as wall art. Do It Yourself offered up this creative idea in its collection of quick home projects. The lightweight urethane medallions were simply painted in subtly varying shades of yellow and easily mounted on the wall of this living room. The medallions are affordable, around $20 to $30, so it's quite an attainable way to bring "art" into your home. Another thought? Pick up a medallion with a circular opening in the center, and have a glass cutter make you a round mirror to size, and you'll have an ornate mirror at a fractional price.
Dutch sculptor Mario Philippona developed a series called "Sexy Furniture," which mimics female forms in challenging wood. These shapes, he writes in a statement on his website, are "the most attractive in nature," and have inspired him. He designs his works on life-size working drawings and assembles his sculptures from pre-cut layers of wood, so that they're anatomically correct. He sees perfectionism, he writes on his site, "in the way women use fashion, high heels, fitness, and plastic surgery to portray themselves," and cites artists Allen Jones and Salvador Dali as inspiration. His works are finished with natural oil and wax and handcrafted from regional timber, the colors and textures of which he uses to emphasize his forms.
Shown here is the Boobycase, a sideboard of sorts (and the least graphic of his pieces), which was inspired by "a woman with fantastic breasts, seen in the sauna." Its hinges are all wood integrated into the object. More of Philippona's Sexy Furniture, but CAUTION: for adult eyes only, when you read more
I've been reflecting on this Budget Living Etched Mirror DIY project that I saw on A Room Somewhere, and I think you can really make a statement with it, or just something pretty to match your reflection. I like the silhouette idea, but the one shown is a little amateur. A bit more detail would up the intrigue. Personally, I'd like to do an ornate frame shape. What shape would you make?
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One of my favorite craft projects is découpage on glass. With a few supplies and a couple hours of your time, you can have a très elegant home décor item to use as a housewarming gift or as a festive candy dish for your Thanksgiving party!
- the image(s) you want to adhere (make sure it fits on your glass item)
- Mod Podge (a glue/sealer found in most art/craft stores)
- a glass bowl or plate
- two foam brushes
- Latex paint the color of your choice
- an acrylic sealer (optional)
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I just spotted these cute Halloween crocheting patterns on Craftzine from Lion Brand, and I'm super sad that I have no clue how to crochet. I did notice that the skill level required to whip up these pirate and pumpkin pals is only beginner, so they might be a festive way for me to take up crocheting.
I also spotted this felted skull crochet pattern from Lion Brand which is a fun attempt to make crocheting seem edgy. It's also free if you fill out a simple registration form, which is a plus. Any crocheters out there?