10 DIY Frugal House Cleaners

10 DIY Frugal Cleaning Products | Pretty Handy Girl

On a quest to save money while cleaning your home? Do you want to use less chemicals when you clean? This is a compilation of 10 DIY Frugal Cleaners that I use in my home.  You can easily make them with common household ingredients. Soon your home will be clean and your wallet fat! Super […]

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Metal Number Sign

Metal Number Sign | Pretty Handy Girl

Want a quick and easy way to display a favorite number? Create a metal number art sign for your wall; for wedding tables; to commemorate your favorite athlete, etc. Materials: Metal sign (found at Michael’s) Spray Paint Numbers Antiquing Wax Wax brush E-6000 glue Ruler (Note: You can make your own metal sign by cutting sheet […]

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Apply for the Dremel Maker in Residence Program


Dremel Initiates a National Search for DREMEL MAKERS IN RESIDENCE! Are you a maker? Do you love your Dremel tools as much as I do? It’s time to put down your rotary tool and enter yourself into the running to be sworn into the Dremel Maker in Residence Program. Dremel®, the brand trusted by Makers, tinkers, artists […]

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Upcycled Cabinet Door Chalkboard Art

Upcycled Cabinet Door Quote Art | Pretty Handy Girl

What do you do with an old cabinet door? Besides keep it with your wood scraps for ten years like I did (not recommended.) You can create pre-framed art! Today I have an easy Upcycled Cabinet Door Chalkboard Art project for you. If you have an old cabinet door, some paint, and a stencil, you can have […]

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DIY Pouf Ottoman ~ Tutorial and Lessons Learned


Hey everyone!  It’s Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY.  Today, I have (1) a tutorial on how to make a fun DIY pouf ottoman and (2) a few lessons I learned while I was making mine that will help you out when making your own.  I’m pretty certain it’s hard to miss the fact that pouf ottomans are everywhere right now. […]

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5 Tips for Better Looking Videos on Periscope

5 Tips for Better Looking Periscope Videos | Pretty Handy Girl

Are you using Periscope yet? I know my initial thoughts were, “No way! I am not going to sign up for yet another social media platform. This Handy Girl ain’t got time for that nonsense.” This weekend I was bit by the ‘scope bug. Granted, this happened after an initial dive into the Periscope world […]

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Faux Aged Metal Pulley

Faux Aged Metal Pulley | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you love rustic metal pulleys, but don’t like the hefty price tag? Wouldn’t you rather have a rustic metal pulley for less than $5? Ah, I have a secret. That beautiful rustic metal pulley above is actually: Plastic! Ready to see how I secretly transformed that black plastic pulley into a gorgeous faux aged […]

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Plenty O’ Storage from One Board

Plenty 'o Storage from One Board | Pretty Handy Girl

Before we get started, did you enter the $1,000 Build.com #LoveItMoment giveaway? Only a few days left, so get crackin’! What would you say if I told you that I took one board…one 1″ x 8″ x 8′ board and created a faux cubby box with Plenty O’ Storage that will work in any room in […]

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Home is Where the Heart Is – Door Decor

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How about an unusual front door decor idea today?  Jaime from That’s My Letter here to share this house shape door decor project with free plans to make your own. A little play on “home is where the heart is,” this door decor is definitely different and not your typical wreath.  I used 1×3 pine […]

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Lemon Zest Popcorn

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Lemon Zest Popcorn Recipe Want a summer recipe for popcorn? One that has that tangy zest and sweet buttery flavor. You’ll definitely love this recipe for Lemon Zest Popcorn. And as a bonus, you can make a big batch and give some in handled mason jars as a gift. This is an idea I had […]

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Easy Plexiglass Art Frame

Easy Plexiglass Art Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you ever wanted to frame a piece of art but didn’t want to pay the high cost to buy a custom frame? Or worse, you’re like me and too lazy to DIY your own frame? That’s where I found myself last week when I was creating the perfect gallery wall. I was at the […]

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Endurance BioBarrier Review & Giveaway

Mold & Mildew Free Shower for 4 months | Pretty Handy Girl

I’m going to warn you now, this is not a pretty post. But, this product review of Endurance Cleaner Prep and Endurance BioBarrier will most likely be one of your favorite posts if you deal with continual mold & mildew growth (especially in a small coffin-like shower from the 1970’s.) You may remember how much […]

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DIY Feather Art

DIY Feather Art | Pretty Handy Girl

When I needed an extra piece of art for our living room gallery wall I created DIY Feather Art. You can create your own, but please purchase craft feathers, use fake feathers or paper feathers. (Per the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to collect feathers, nests and other anatomical parts of certain migratory birds.) Materials: Rustic […]

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Sunburn Relief Spray

Enter to Win the Natural Solutions Kit

I’ve mentioned a few times that I love using doTERRA essential oils. I have to admit I was a big fat skeptic when I went to a local Introduction to Essential Oils class two years ago. But, when the instructor passed around a sample of doTERRA Deep Blue and I rubbed it onto my sore hip […]

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How to Make an Ottoman Table

How to Make an Ottoman Table

Design inspiration can often come in the least-expected places. It can happen when you are in an airport or at the farmers market or just plain window shopping in your home town. Last year when I was at the Haven blog conference, I fell in love with this table I saw in the hotel restaurant. But […]

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12 Tips to Create a Perfect Gallery Wall

12 Tips to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall | Pretty Handy Girl

When you Don’t Love It, a room in your home can become a place to avoid. Last week I hung our TV on the wall in our living room, but was cringing because that big fat TV was screaming “Look at me! Look at me!” It was killing the cozy vibe I wanted to create in our […]

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Summer Spectacular Spray Dyed Shirts over at Beneath My Heart

Hello from the hot, humid and sweltering temperatures of North Carolina! Are you tearing your hair out yet because the kids are home for the summer and driving you nuts? Today I’m chillin’ over at Beneath My Heart with a fun and colorful activity you can do with the kids. Head over and learn how to […]

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Natural Accents & New Ceramic Surface Design – Book Reviews


It’s time to make room on your bookshelf for two more beautiful books. The first is Natural Accents by Stacy Risenmay. Stacy is a good friend and fellow DIY blogger. She’s also a power tool rock star. Stacy recently released this colorful book filled with lots of ways to decorate and furnish your home with natural elements. This […]

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Death to Ugly Toys – DIY Tutorials for Quality Toys and Games

Die Ugly Toys Die

This summer, parents are busy trying to keep their children busy with quality games and toys. Any seasoned parent knows that those electronic noise-maker toys have no place in a sane household. With this in mind, my friend Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone has started a summer long series called “Die Ugly Toys Die.” Every Thursday […]

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DIY Produce Rack


Hey everyone!  It’s Katie from Addicted 2 DIY again!  I’ve got a great project to share with you all to store your summer bounty.  I’ve been looking for a way to store fresh produce for a while.  It was driving me crazy storing everything on my kitchen counter or having it get lost in the pantry. […]

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