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Turn Lamp Into Speaker Tower

DIY Laminate Countertops<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Acoustically this would be bad no matter what speakers you used.<p>Mine sounded great with coconut …

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

Up here in the northeast, it's <i>finally</i> that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes …

A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords

How do you keep your cords in order when you travel? If you’re like most, you probably toss them all in a bag, making for one big tangled mess. In the interest of spring cleaning and decluttering our lives, we decided to create our own spin on this clever cord roll recently spotted on Etsy. It’s a …


32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

10 Chic DIY Burlap Projects

You can make lots of things with burlap. It might not be a fancy material to work with but it has a special charm. It can give your home a very chic …

Bottles Up! 20 Ways to Repurpose Your Bottles

Who says mason jars are the only containers hot on the repurposing scene? Bottles are where it’s at, especially after <i>poppin’ bottles in the ice, like a blizzard</i>.<p>But for real, after your next big shindig, be sure to save a few of those glass <i>and</i> plastic bottles to make your own take on any of these …


How To Make a Media Console For Under $100

The media console above looks like it could have come out of the pages of the latest West Elm catalog, doesn't it? Just $40 of scrap furniture-grade …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …


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Gorgeous DIY Coffee Tables: 12 Inspiring Projects to Upgrade

If anyone asked me what the most frequently used piece of furniture is in my home, I would have to say that it is my coffee table. As a landing pad …

40 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope

It’s true, we just can’t get enough rope here at Brit HQ. Maybe it’s the cowgirl in us, but we find this material chic, industrial, and oh so versatile. Rope goes with any look you’re already rocking, and whether you’re using it in jewelry or furniture (check out our rope rug!), it always adds a …

Interior Design

Funny Pregnancy Announcement Printable

Anything that makes me laugh out loud on Monday morning is a good thing, and I thought this free pregnancy announcement printable from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous was absolutely hilarious.<p>(Now, don’t get your hopes up, Mom. I’m definitely not dropping a hint here!)<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit Baby …


27 Lifehacks For Your Tiny Kitchen

So maybe you don't own two Sub-Zero fridges, or even a "pantry." Maximize your storage with these handy tips and tricks.

How-To: Doily Wrapped Vase

Put pretty doilies to work as home decor! Make a doily wrapped vase—and check out five additional doily-related project ideas—with Country Living.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Doily Printed Clay Bowl<br>• Flashback Video: DIY Doily Shoes<br>• How-To: Doily Necklace Tutorial<br>• How-To: Doily Skirt Pocket


Make These Rope Bottle Vases in Under 10 Minutes!

As you may have noticed, we’re on a rope kick here at Brit HQ. Last week we created a twisted rope rug and just yesterday we rounded up 40 creative DIY rope projects from all over the web. Hungry for more? Read on to learn how to make vases using just rope, bottles, and hot glue. (And for more …


Reinvent Your Stuff: 21 Fun DIY Projects

DIY decorating projects<p><b>Reinvent a desk</b><p><b>More:</b> Reinvent an old desk<p>With a few style tricks, give an old, scuffed, and tarnished desk a colorful …

Home Decorating

50+ DIYs to Add Personality and Style to Your Wedding

Not every bride is especially crafty, but with an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials that yield impressive results, every bride can be! Whether …


Summer is Coming: Spruce Up Your Yard With DIY Home Decor Projects

A few DIY home decor projects for your summer. These yard design ideas will freshen up your home to give it a true summer feel and a unique look.


Nail and String Art Wedding Decor Ideas for DIY Wedding

OK, we will admit that this mightn’t be the most practical of DIY projects to take on if you are getting married overseas but if you are planning on …


DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp Lantern Craft Tutorial for Indoors or Outdoors

DIY and create a beautiful oil lamp / lantern from a mason jar. Indoors, or outdoors, your new beautiful oil burning lamp craft will look gorgeous …


DIY Inspiring Fire Pit Designs

A great addition to any outdoor space is a fire pit. Coveted by many, they are warm and inviting. Fire pits serve as a great focal point and popular …

9 Cheap Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Instead of buying party lights and tiki torches for an after-dark outdoor affair, make your own lighting such as oil lamps, string lights, citronella …

Recycle & Repurpose

by Stephanie Lee Feb 01, 2018<p>The festive season is usually a busy one, and if you’re anything like me, this leads to a serious build-up of mess …