Starry Night Christmas Tree + Giveaway

Starry Night Christmas Tree | Pretty Handy Girl

This year I might have taken the tree decorating a bit far. I couldn’t stop at just decorating the tree. No, I had to decorate up the walls around the tree and onto the ceiling. The tree is literally surrounded by a multitude of shimmery vinyl stars! What do you think? Overkill? Or do you like […]

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12 Days of Christmas Tablescapes

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What do you get when you combine 12 DIYers with a Christmas Tablescape tour? You get bloggers that are so talented that they not only decorate their table, but they can also build their own table! Jen from House of Wood asked me to if I wanted to join the 12 Days of Christmas Tablescapes. I have […]

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Mark Your Calendar! 2015 Holiday Home Tours This Week

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Happy Holidays! I’m very excited to invite you into my home this week to see the holiday touches I’ve put on our home. I hope you’ll stop by all the homes on the tour for some holiday decorating inspiration. The tour starts tomorrow and continues through Friday. Monday, December 8 Just a Girl The Inspired Room […]

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Chalkboard Gift Tag Signs

Chalkboard Gift Tags | Pretty Handy Girl

Want a great way to dress up gifts? Make these easy chalkboard gift tags for your holiday or birthday gifts. Purchase some inexpensive wood plaques or cut some masonite scraps and paint them with chalkboard paint. Drill a few holes and thread them onto the ribbon on the gift. After the present has been opened […]

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Hang Stockings Without a Mantel

Hang Stockings Without a Mantel

Hello, it’s Jessica here from Decor Adventures, back this month with a simple solution for holiday decorating. These days we see all kinds of lovely homes with Christmas stockings hung beautifully from the mantel or staircase. But what if you don’t have either in your home? I’ve come up with an easy way to display […]

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Mosaic Tile Coasters {Lowe’s Creative Idea}

Mosaic Tile Coasters | Pretty Handy Girl

Want an easy and inexpensive gift idea to give out as a hostess gift for those upcoming holiday parties? How about Mosaic Tile Coasters? They are quick and easy to make. Last month, for my Lowe’s Creative Idea I created a unique lamp shade with mosaic glass tile. I had some leftover sheets and decided […]

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WORX JawSaw Product Review

WORX JawSaw Review | PrettyHandyGirl

A few months ago WORX sent me their WORX Lithium Cordless Chainsaw with Extension Pole for a product review. Our property is very wooded and we have so many trees that I’ve lost count. I do know that they need pruning and maintaining on a regular basis (at least every six months.) I knew our yard was […]

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DIY Gift Idea: Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

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I love making homemade gifts during the holidays. Not only is it more personal than something store-bought, but it’s a budget saver as well.  One of my favorite quickie gifts to make is hot cocoa mix.  With mason jars being all the rage, this gift in a jar is the perfect neighbor or teacher gift […]

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Build a Giant Vintage Chalkboard

Build Your Own Giant Chalkboard | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you scoured antique stores or Craig’s List looking for a big giant vintage chalkboard? Those vintage school green chalkboards are highly sought after. But, hard to find. I have good news for you! You can build a Giant Chalkboard any size you want! (Although, typically you’ll be restricted to 4′ x 8′ if you want […]

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12 Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home

12 Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home

Thanksgiving is next week and it’s the biggest traveling holiday of the year. Taking steps to burglar proof your home can put your mind at ease as you travel and keep your home and valuables safe. The experts at Allstate have offered 12 Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home for the holidays. Of course, these tips […]

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DIY Snow Globe Ornament

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Jaime here today from That’s My Letter and it’s officially holiday prep time!  Today I’m sharing a DIY snow globe ornament with a wood base that makes a perfect gift for anyone big or small. This snow globe ornament is constructed on a wood base where all the interior pieces can be glued to the base and […]

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How to Install an Exterior Motion Sensor Light

How to Install an Exterior Security Light | Pretty Handy Girl

Nothing deters a thief like a well lit area. But truth be told, I needed this light to illuminate the path when taking out the trash. There is nothing like walking out the door with the trash in your hands after dark and realizing that you forgot to turn on the exterior light. I should mention […]

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DIY Restoration Hardware Weathered Gray Stain Recipe

Gray Restoration Hardware Stain Recipe | Pretty Handy Girl

I’ve fallen in love with the Restoration Hardware Salvage Gray wood stain. But, try as I might, I haven’t found a pre-mixed stain that produces the same look. That never deterred me, and I don’t like to give up. Therefore, I created my own recipe for approximating that Restoration Hardware Weathered Gray stain. You may have seen […]

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Aging Galvanized Metal Quickly

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Hey everyone, it’s Jacque here from The DIY Village!  I am so excited to share this DIY tutorial with you.  I love the look of old metal buckets, but finding them with the nice patina is easier said than done. I am constantly coming across nice, bright and shiny buckets. I finally found a bucket […]

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Sports Gear Storage Shelves in a Small Space

Sport Gear Storage Shelves in a Small Space | Pretty Handy Girl

My home is protected by ninjas! Well, actually Tae Kwon Do athletes, but they are ninjas in training. So, don’t even think about breaking into our house or they will open up a can of whoop ass on you! Unfortunately, where my boys are plentiful in kicking and punching skills they lack in the picking […]

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Screen Porch Fall Decorating

Screen Porch Decorated for Fall | Pretty Handy Girl

This fall I’ve spent a lot more time on our screen porch.  It all started with a new ceiling fan. We call it the trickle down effect in our house. You bring something new, nice and beautiful into a room and all of the sudden everything else looks old, dated and ugly. I often find myself […]

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#DIYCourage Twitter Chat

#DIYCourage Twitter Chat

You know when you meet someone who likes to get her hands dirty. And she’s not afraid to pick up a power tool. And, there’s not a DIY project that scares her. You know this person is just like you and you want to reach for the stars and give her a super pumped high five […]

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How to Make a Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade #Lowes Creator

Make Your Own Mosaic Tile Lampshade | Pretty Handy Girl

Want to make a lamp shade that will bring some style and bling to your home? All you need are a few mosaic tile sheets, a lamp shade top piece, and some thread. In no time you’ll have a beautiful Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade! Materials: Scissors Needle Thread Lamp shade with a separate top ring Paper […]

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Day 31 – Smoke Detector Maintenance Tips

Smoke Detector Maintenance | Pretty Handy Girl

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat, smell my feet! Now, give me something good to eat. Are you ready for the trickery tonight? Ahhh, good. What about the time change in the US? On Sunday, November 2nd be sure to turn your clocks back one hour. Are you ready for that? What’s to be ready for? […]

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Day 30 – Seal Gaps Around Pipes

Seal Gaps Around Pipes with GREAT STUFF | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you have an open door policy for drafts and bugs? Of course not! Wait… you might and not know it. Have you looked under your sinks around the water pipes? If you have gaps around the pipes, you have the welcome sign up for cold air and bugs. Take a few minutes to seal […]

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