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Articles about 7 budget friendly diy gifts mothers day on Dwell.com - Dwell

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you still have a few days to find the gift your mother will remember for years to...<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home …

Prefab Homes

8 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Sure, rose bouquets and lotion sets are perfectly fine <b>Mother’s Day gifts</b>, but if you want to give your mama something truly one-of-a-kind, nothing …

Crafting

Tour an Inviting, Traditional Kitchen in Dallas

A kitchen by design firm Collins & Sweezey reveals the soft, warm side of classic floor-to-ceiling cabinetry.<p>It was a slab of rare Blue Macaubas quartzite — now on the island — that caught their eye. "The watery blues felt warm and cool at the same time," says designer Katie Collins. She and her …

Required Reading: Private Gardens of Paris

Care to stroll through the hidden gardens of Paris without leaving your home? <i>Private Gardens of Paris</i> by Alexandra D’Arnoux, Bruno De Laubadére, and …

France

Summer Spirit: 25 Cool Outdoor Hangouts with a Hammock!

It’s time to pull out all the stops and turn your patio, backyard or even the small courtyard into a relaxing retreat that will allow you to bask in …

The "Full House" Home Would Cost This Much Today

Hint: It isn't cheap.<p>We can argue about whether or not a new version of the classic "Full House" is scary, but we can't argue about how scary high the prices are to live in a home like the Tanners'. Admittedly, in the TV show, Danny Tanner was a television personality and ostensibly well paid, but …

The Shingled House DIY: Easy Burlap Shades (for Less Than $20 Each)

Like us, San Francisco blogger Caitlin Long of The Shingled House regularly turns to Commune Design of Los Angeles for a dose of inspiration. …

Sewing

Inside a Bathroom Inspired by a Historic Ocean Liner

A touch of Art Deco glamour brings bathing to new heights.<p>Step into this room and you might think you're crossing the Atlantic on the <i>Normandie.</i> Frank Hodge took his cues from that great ocean liner, the epitome of Art Deco elegance, when he designed this bathroom in a Newton, Massachusetts, house. …

Beyond the bowl: 5 breakfast recipes for cereal lovers

Breakfast cereal fatigue can set in even among die-hard fans. So aside from mixing up the box rotation, what’s a cereal lover to do? Turn cereal on its head and add it to baked goods, smoothies and more, in lieu of the usual bowl with milk.<p>Cornflake-crusted French toast waffles: It’s perhaps the …

10 Winning Recipes for a Romantic Date Night at Home

Even though we've been together for a while, my boyfriend and I still make a point of having regular date nights. Sometimes we venture out for dinner …

Graffiti Artist ‘Faust’ Draws Calligraphic Messages on Snow-Covered Cars in New York City | Colossal

<p>For the last few years NYC-based graffiti artist Faust has been putting everyone’s handwriting to shame with these impromptu notes drawn on …

Tomato & Fontina Bruschetta

Tomato & Fontina Bruschetta from The Naptime Chef• 6 slices fresh country bread<br>• 4 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 6 thin slices fresh fontina<br>• 2 cups halved cherry …

Tomatoes

Pigs in Sleeping Bags

Makes 36 (9-12 Servings<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter<p>1/4 cup minced shallot<p>2 large garlic cloves, minced<p>3 tablespoons panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)<p>3 tablespoons whole milk<p>3/4 cup drained sauerkraut<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard plus more for serving<p>3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, …

Pastry

Crab Hush Puppies

A Southern-style appetizer<p>Ingredients<p>Hush Puppies<p>3 cups buttermilk cornmeal mix (preferably White Lily)<p>1 cup self-rising flour (preferably White Lily)<p>1 tsp. baking soda<p>2 tsp. kosher salt<p>4 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper<p>1 cup chopped green onions<p>2 1/2 cups full-fat buttermilk (batter should be thick …

Mexican-Style Lasagna

This Mexican casserole layered with tortillas has the heft of Italian lasagna and is just as tasty.

Our Original One-Pot Pasta

Ready for dinner in 20 minutes with one pan and 8 (mostly pantry staple) ingredients?<p>Yes, you won’t believe it till you try it: This pasta is streamlined in everything but taste, and the flavors are sublime.<p><b>Ingredients are minimal:</b> The sauce is just cherry or grape tomatoes, thinly sliced onion, …

Cooking

Miso-Honey Wings

Savory, umami-packed miso offsets the sweetness of honey perfectly in these baked wings.

Honey

Classic Calzone

When it comes to making a calzone, it's what's on the inside that counts, so why not explore all the options? Try this classic version, or these delicious variations: Mushroom-Artichoke, Broccoli-Ham, Spinach-Cheese, Chicken-Pear, Chocolate-Walnut.

Steamed Broccoli with Lighter Ranch Dip Recipe | Martha Stewart

Kids won't turn up their noses at this vitamin-rich vegetable when it's served alongside a creamy yet healthy dip.

Guacamole with Queso Fresco

A classic guacamole is enhanced by salty, low-fat queso fresco. Instead of chips, serve the dip with fresh summer crudites.

Individual Nachos Recipe & Video | Martha Stewart

Individual nachos guarantee that you won't lose out to a cheese hog on game day.

Salted Fried Chicken

The secret to moist fried chicken is maintaining the correct oil temperature throughout the process. If it's too low, the chicken will be greasy and soggy, and if it's too high, the coating will burn before the chicken is cooked through.

Cooking

Basic Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a buttery classic that make a delicious anytime treat. Enjoy your sugar cookies plain, or decorate them with icing to make them festive. This recipe is a favorite of Martha's, who likes to add 1 tablespoon cognac alongside the egg and vanilla, after creaming together the butter …

Dessert

Lacy Almond-Orange Cookies

Anise seeds add a hint of licorice to these pretty lace cookies made of ground almonds. Orange zest adds a citrus aroma.

Dessert

Potato Chip Cookies

Crunchy, chewy, buttery, salty, and sweet, these addictive treats satisfy every last corner of your palate.

Dessert

Sugar Cookies

Use this recipe along with our Royal Icing to make Partridge-in-a-Pear-Tree Cookies, Snowman Cookies, Reindeer Cookies, Santa Claus Cookies, Marbleized Peppermint-Candy Cookies (not pictured), and Snow Globe Cookies (not pictured).

Dessert

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Fresh raspberry-and-white-chocolate cream is a lofty alternative to frosting or jam filling. Using a small ice cream scoop to form the vanilla sugar cookies will ensure a uniform size.

Dessert

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Get your holiday chocolate fix with this rich treat from Malika Ameen, a former contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef: Just Desserts."

Dessert

Shira's Cranberry Thumbprints

Orange-scented cranberries -- usually a seasonal relish -- get a spot on the dessert table in these two-bite cookies. The crunchy yellow cornmeal crust, brightened with orange zest, is a fitting match. Says Shira Bocar, "With the tart fruit, it makes a tasty little holiday package."

Dessert

Pink Heart Sandwich Cookies

The pink hearts are made from a sugar-cookie dough; the chocolate hearts are a little denser. What holds these charming sandwich cookies together is a filling that will remind you of an Oreo. It's creamy, but granulated sugar gives it a tender crunch. (This is the corrected version of this recipe.)

Dessert