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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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3 Minute Sugar Scrub – How To!

r December 11, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

Wintertime brings holiday cheer and time with family, but for many it also means itchy dry skin. Make homemade sugar scrub for yourself and decompress from holiday stress (get ready for buttery soft skin). Or make a big batch – this is the perfect gift idea for grandmothers, moms, sisters, and aunts. Honestly, the guys in your life will steal a scoop when you’re not looking, so don’t be afraid to make an unscented batch for them too. 3 Minute Homemade Sugar Scrub This project is deceptively easy (and cheap!). All you need is sugar from the pantry and baby oil. What You Need: Granulated Sugar Baby Oil – We used this shea & cocoa butter scent. Essential Oils – Find…

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DIY Snowflake Ornament Made From Free Blinds Samples

Have you ordered free blinds samples and don’t want to just chuck them in the trash? Make a greener choice and turn them into DIY ornaments! Don’t already have samples on hand? Browse our cellular shades and be dazzled by the vast color collection and crisp fabrics. Order free samples to see them in person. You might just find the perfect stylish insulator for your windows this winter! How to Make Cellular Shade Ornaments: 1. Shop Cellular Shades from Blinds.com and order free samples. 2. Cut off 1/2″ with an exacto knife and safe cutting surface. 3. Repeat step 2. 4, 5. Hot glue the two pieces on top of each other. 6. Place a little hot glue on the…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts

r November 8, 2013 | B Budget Design, DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

With the holidays quickly approaching, the spirit of giving is among us now more than ever! As gift giving comes and goes, so does the money in our wallet!  Check out today’s Pinterest Fab 4: Homemade Gifts to learn how to stay in the spirit of giving without breaking the bank. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Sugar Scrubs are the perfect gifts for all teachers, friends and family, and are super easy DIY projects to make! There are tons of recipes/styles on how to create your sugar scrub, but this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub is the perfect holiday find. Learn how to create this holiday mix step-by-step here. DIY Antique Candles Everyone loves a good smelling candle, but with prices ranging from $10-$20 dollars for one,…

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Top 10 Cool Halloween Projects

r October 28, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Holiday Fun

Halloween is the one time a year to celebrate the combination of orange and black, the cob webs and spiders, the goriness of blood, and the superstitious black cats. Let out the goblins and ghosts in this month Top 10 Cool Halloween Projects Frankenstein yogurt cups Everyone’s favorite monster comes out for a little snack with this holiday concoction. Celebrate the cherished Mary Shelley creation with this yummy treat.  Great for any kids Halloween party, Frankenstein Yogurt Cups are simple and easy to make.   With a black sharpie, make your very own Frankenstein by drawing his face on the outside of a clear plastic cup.   Add vanilla pudding tinted with green food coloring to make his familiar face and crush…

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Trick or treating safety tips – no bones about it

r October 19, 2013 | B Holiday Fun

You know that we’re all about child safety at Blinds.com; today we’re taking it out of the windows and onto the streets! As the ghouls, goblins and super heroes emerge from their lairs this year for Halloween, here are a few trick-or-treating safety tips from our candy-loving team: Be seen by all – Don’t rely on jack-o-lantern light to guide your little ones through the crowd safely: Include white or light colored articles of clothing in your child’s costume if possible Add reflective tape to costumes, shoes and candy buckets Find some fun flashlights and make it a rule to keep them turned on all night Add some glowing bracelets to the Halloween ensemble for even more lit up options…

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8 Ideas for Halloween Window Decor

r October 8, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Holiday Fun, Home Decor

When you’re pulling out your Halloween decorations, don’t underestimate the potential your windows have to spook and delight trick-or-treaters. Try out these Halloween window decor ideas to make your house the spookiest one on the block! Halloween Window Silhouettes Have a corner house, or one with lots of street facing windows? Fill each window with a hair-raising silhouette like this one to make your house a haunted house. Haunted Windows. Use black posterboard or cardstock to cut out spooky shapes. Windows will have a natural glow with all the lights on, but you can cover windows with orange tissue paper for an even creepier look. Monster Mash. If you have young children, kooky monsters will get your windows in the…

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