Joel Garcia

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DIY Chalkboard Toy Box on Wheels

Hi, guys! It's Mandi, from Making Nice in the Midwest. I recently discovered, with great joy, that our visits to the in-laws are really paying off! …

Nailed It! How to Make a Neon Typographic Sign

Perhaps you read this title and thought to yourself, what on earth do nails have to do with a neon sign? Well, get ready for your mind to explode. What happens when nail string art meets electric wire? NEON TYPOGRAPHY, that’s what!<p>We created this <b>Bright Ideas</b> sign for the section of Brit + Co SF …

10 Smoothie Recipes That Won’t Pack On the Pounds

We love smoothies, but if you expect us to be all “strawberries-and-kale this” and “blueberries-and-bananas that,” stop expecting. Instead, ready your blender and grab a bendy straw. From mojitos to Almond Joys, we’re taking you on a nutritious tour of smoothies that we swear are actually good for …

Breakfast

Make These Chic $180 Pillows for Under $20 (Bonus: They’re No-Sew!)

The moment we saw these leather-dipped pillows ($180 a piece!) on Clippings, we knew a hack was in order. We took to Amazon to search for denim pillows, hit up the fabric store to find some affordable leather, fired up the hot glue gun, and got to work. And guess what? Each pillow takes less than …

Sewing

Turn Wooden Pegs into Kid-Appoved Action Figures

Can you believe that with just a few brushstrokes (okay, maybe more than a few) and a steady hand you can turn wooden pegs into kid-approved action figures? It might be the most imaginative upcycle we’ve ever seen!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>metal tin<br>• Spray Adhesive<br>• wood dolls<br>• printable graphics …

Free Wedding Tutorial: How To Light Wedding Reception Venues

Photographing weddings can be tough for a lot of people, and the area I find most of my assistants struggling is at the reception. Many times …

Restyled Folding Chairs DIY

12/06/2012<p>We've had this set of 4 folding chairs (and table, but I didn't recover it.) that we got forever ago, They were all a dark forest green …

Five Tips You Must Know for Your Next Shoot With Kids

Children?! Say it ain't so! How in the world can I come out of this session alive? Actually, you may find that children will become one of your …

Popular Lens Combinations for Wedding Photography

When asked what gear I use most for my work, I will first of all give tribute to the classic fifty and talk about how useful and versatile it is for …

Incredibly Complex Triple Exposures Created In-Camera

These beautifully composed triple exposure photographs were created completely in-camera by Seattle Times photographer Marcus Yam. Challenged to produce a visual story to go along with a Seattle Times essay, Yam determined that his standard photojournalistic approach would not fit with the content. …

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

Wait. This is the Coolest Desk EVER!

As city dwellers, we’re always on the hunt for pieces of furniture or storage ideas that make the most of the small spaces we live in. From fold-up Murphy beds to convertible furniture, we’re all over the small space department. Heck, we’ve even rounded up 22 wall-mounted desks you can buy or DIY! …

Storage Ideas

How To Find Your Best Natural Light Source

You probably know by now that natural light from a window will create beautiful images. This free and readily available light source is my first …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Divide and Conquer: 24 Wall Partitions

Hide exercise equipment, create a private reading nook, make a temporary spare bedroom, or give yourself a permanent extra room without hiring a contractor –– frick, is there anything a room divider can’t do? Well, probably, but let’s focus on what they do, what they do well, and the ones that do …

Bombs Away! 10 DIY Bath Bombs

If you’ve spent all holiday break mastering the art of homemade bath salts, then hold tight: there’s more fizz on the way with these 10 DIY bath bomb recipes. That’s right, you don’t just have to ogle them on the counters of Lush any longer, with just a handful of ingredients—baking soda and citric …

Beauty

A Bold Way to Fill Up Wall Space

Turn your favorite poem, quote, or song lyrics into bold wall art with this DIY that uses a primed stretched canvas and black shoe polish to paint each word.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>raw and unstretched canvas<br>• poem<br>• white house paint<br>• black shoe polish<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Alisa Burke

Wall Art

Our Favorite (Seriously Stylish) DIY Projects for $50 and Under

We already rounded up DIY projects that cost $25 and less, and now we're bumping up the price a bit to $50. Hey, $50 is still pretty affordable, …

Transferring Type and Logos to a Chalkboard Wall - Sugar and Charm - sweet recipes - entertaining tips - lifestyle inspiration

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I painted one wall in my dining room with chalkboard paint. I was hesitant at first, but then decided to do …

Creating the Coziest Holiday Lounge Ever

And for our next recap of our first ever holiday Brit + Co SF shop, we turn to the cozy, the comfy, the downright lounge-y lounge that made our shop such a warm place to spend time in. We teamed up with Target to deck out the lounge with holiday cheer, and we can’t wait to lounge it up again next …

Meet the Masons: 30 Jar-Inspired Gift Ideas

Our love of Mason Jars is certainly no secret! To see our ode to these practical household items just pop on over to 10 Creative Gifts that Come in a Jar or 100 Clever Ways to Repurpose Mason Jars. Today’s list has all sorts of jar gifts, some come in jars, others are made in jars, and a few are …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Playroom Progress: Great Crate Book Storage

Wahoo! We checked another task of the playroom checklist! It's getting closer and closer to being called donzo! Well, as done as any room ever is... …

Easy to make 2x4 Bench

Lawn Chair

How-To's

Tutorial: Christmas 'Chalkboard' Gift Wrap

<i>*update! we've been at it again! be sure to check out this year's chalkboard packaging 'take 2' with new tips, doodle ideas and instagram inspired</i> …

30-Minute DIY: How to Custom Etch Glass Jars

We’ve been seriously swooning over what we’re calling “Adult Etch-a-Sketch” ever since we experimented with<p>DIY glass etching<p>this past summer. For this project, we’ll show you how to make custom one-of-a-kind jars that make perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, and pets! We teamed up …

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

Pin It It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which …