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How to organize that dorm room!

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In college it’s easy to let cleaning get away from you. You’ve got a packed schedule full of classes and no one to tell or help your keep your room looking cute and clutter free! So after installing some blackout shades for sleeping in, what’s a college student to do? Here are some ways to keep your dorm room neat: 1. Stackable Containers Yes, you could just put your shoes into a huge pile by the door or you could put them in a storage unit that you can personalize any way you want. Since this is made out of PVC pipe it can be painted or just left white. Via removeandreplace.com 2. Over the Door Storage One necessity of every college…

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Dorm Room Decor 101: Make Your Front Door Fab

When it comes to college, first impressions are everything. We found some funky dorm room decor ideas that will make your door stand out from the pack and show passers-by how fun the folks inside are! Write White Here First thing’s first, you’ve got to have a whiteboard. It’s on every dorm checklist. You’ll use it to leave your roommate notes when you’re gone, and let you’re whole floor know about movie night at your place. A small generic whiteboard will do, but this DIY Framed Whiteboard is worth the crafting time. Via Voyages of the Creative Variety The Wonder of Washi Dress up your generic dorm door with a simple washi tape design. Washi tape peels off easily, so you…

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The Best 4th of July Party Ideas

r June 13, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Seasonal Trends

Whether you’re having a blowout 4th of July party, or just want to make this year’s family gathering more special, we’ve rounded up the best snacks and decor for the occasion. Read on for lots and lots of 4th of July party ideas. Patriotic Ice Cubes Make simple drinks fun and fruity with raspberry and blueberry ice cubes. Via mom.me. DIY Old Fashioned Flag Bunting This classic flag bunting makes us think of breezy front porches, barbershop quartets wearing straw hats and 4th of July celebrations of yore. Via HMH Designs. Fun Fourth Photo Backdrop Make giant tassels with tissue paper and mylar and drape across an empty wall for an instant photo spot. Via Fab. Red, White and Blue Dipped…

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DIY Lace Cut Frosted Window Film (VIDEO)

r March 31, 2014 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

Etched glass is a huge trend for DIY home decor. People are using etching chemicals to create permanent designs and labels on drinking glasses, glass storage containers and mirrors. Today we’re using Etched Window Film from Blinds.com to get this patterned look for windows without the long term commitment. We’ll be cutting a decorative lace-like border around the edge of the film to give it a custom look. Get the Skinny on Thomas Hicks Decorative Window Film This versatile window covering is one of our favorites. It’s perfect for covering odd shaped windows, and gives full privacy to areas like bathrooms without losing light. Customers love it for glass doors too! How it Works Thomas Hicks Windows Film from Blinds.com…

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How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds? After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters. But…there was a problem. Windows Gone Weird Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings. DIY Window Hack Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and…

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10 Things to Make with Old Plantation Shutters

r March 10, 2014 | B DIY Projects

We’re all for anything that saves one man’s trash from the land fill. If you have old plantation shutters lying around, or have nabbed some from a garage sale, there are tons of creative ways to upcycle them. Shutters Headboard Make a unique headboard with old shutters painted a fun color. If you have shutters in several sizes you can create an arch shape, although straight across will do too. Via Samantha Elizabeth Plant-tation Shutters Turn shutters with open slats into a succulent planter. Fill the slats with rocks and allow the little green guys to peek out. via Lila B. Design Shutter Pendant Lantern Tack 4 skinny shutters together to make a beautifully intricate shutter ‘lantern’. You can even adjust the…

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How to Shorten Blinds – Window FAQ

r February 13, 2014 | B DIY Projects, FAQ Customer Service

If you own wood or faux wood blinds that are too long, there’s no need to replace them. You can shorten them at home in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how to shorten wood blinds. So Your Blinds Are Too Long? Let’s Fix That! First let’s get to know your blinds a bit. There are two cords you need to know about. Running through the center of each slat is a thicker cord called the lift cord. The second cord called the ladder cord, weaves around each slat and runs along the front and back of the blinds. The last ‘slat’ of your blinds is called the bottom rail and pushed into it are two or more bottom…

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‘Tis the Season of Love: DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts and Crafts

r February 6, 2014 | B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun, Pinterest Faves

Whether you’re looking for a DIY gift for your sweetheart or homemade Valentine’s Day decor for home, love and creativity are in the air this February 14th! Have some fun with my favorite DIY Valentine’s Day gifts and decor this February! DIY Valentines Cards We all have days when we need to be reminded how much the people in our lives care about us.  That’s why this DIY Valentine’s card idea is so perfect. Choose a Hallmark card for every occasion and come up with as many “Open when…” ideas as you can.  To save money you can print cards at home or make your own.  No matter who your special someone is, they will love this thoughtful gift! DIY Valentines Day Garland The possibilities…

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Four Ways to Get Organized in 2014

The New Year brings a new you, new clothes, new health, new goals – and in my opinion, the best way to start “new” with any aspect of your life, is by getting organized! Pinterest Fab 4: Four Ways To Get Organized in 2014 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas If you’re anything like me, you spend little as little time as possible cooking or cleaning.  Just saying – the microwave is my best friend.  But, having a crazy organized kitchen might be just the trick to getting me to the stove. The less mess, the less stress, and the more likely I will start picking up the spatula.  Here are 14 Clever Kitchen Organization Ideas I found on Pinterest that might…

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Make a Valentine’s Day Banner with Crafty at Home

r January 31, 2014 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects, Home Safety

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day. It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork! How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door. What You Need: White Felt – Small sheet Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard. Ink Pen  Scissors Hot Glue Gun Dowel Rod - Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be. Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom Trim How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging 1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is…

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