Fabric and Wood Coasters

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Pretty Handy readers we are nearing ever so close to the big day!  Jaime from That’s My Letter here today to share a quick and easy last minute gift idea.  These fabric and wood coasters add just a touch of holiday cheer to any coffee table and you just might already have the supplies on […]

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Holiday Home Tour – Mudroom and Foyer

Holiday Home Tour - Mudroom and Foyer | Pretty Handy Girl

Last up on my holiday home tour is my mudroom and foyer. This year, I re-used the same wreaths for the front door, but I jazzed them up with silver holly leaf floral picks. It’s incredibly easy to change the look of your wreaths. Try tucking in fresh clippings like these mahonia leaves: Or tie ornaments onto your wreath to add some […]

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Beautiful Last Minute Photo Cards

CVS Same Day Photo Cards

Are you pulling out your hair trying to get everything done before Christmas? No? Well, I hate you! Just kidding. I’ve been frantic this past week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t planning ahead and the holiday cards were pushed to the end of my to do list. It sat down there at the bottom with some of the last […]

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Holiday Home Tour – Kitchen

Holiday Home Tour - Kitchen | Pretty Handy Girl

One of my favorite rooms to decorate is our kitchen. There is something about the combination of aqua with green that makes me happy. Welcome to the next room on my Holiday Home Tour, the kitchen! Updating the window seat with aqua and snowflake pillows is the first thing I do when Thanksgiving is over. […]

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Holiday Home Tour – Dining Room

Holiday Woodland Tablescape 2015 | Pretty Handy Girl

Welcome back for another holiday room tour! Today I’d love to have you join us in the dining room. Can I tell you a secret? I don’t usually make a big Christmas meal. Instead, I like to make a huge batch of pancakes and bacon or sausage. I’m definitely a breakfast for lunch or dinner […]

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Holiday Home Tour – The Living Room

Galvanized Metal Star Garland | Pretty Handy Girl

It’s the most wonderful time of year when I can invite you into my home. The house is picked up (for the moment) and I’ve hung the stockings with care. But, most of all, I enjoy having you over for a cup of hot cocoa and good conversation. If you are just coming over from Gloribell’s blog, I […]

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Galvanized Metal Star Garland and Mantel Vignette

Deck the Halls DIY Style | Pretty Handy Girl

Remember when I told you I’ve been on a galvanized metal kick? Yes, you may have noticed my Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame on Monday. When I put the windows over our fireplace mantel, I knew there was something missing. I tried a few different garlands in the space, but nothing felt quite right. When […]

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Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame

Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

I was really inspired by Laura Putnam’s new book: DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts. I love the look of aged galvanized metal and knew that our home needed more of it. Today I’ll share with you a tutorial to create your own Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame, inspired by Laura’s Vintage Window Memo Board. But, […]

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DIY Courage with Kit the DIY Diva


I’m so excited because one of my DIY heroes will be joining Sara Bendrick and I on Blab this Monday evening at 5:30p PST/ 8:30p EST. This girl is seriously a SuperGirl! She lives on a farm that she maintains herself and loves working on home improvement projects. AND, she has a job outside her home. Plus, […]

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5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

Hello friends, it’s Jessica from Decor Adventures. December is the most wonderful month of the year and these early days are perfect for holiday decorating. I’m sure you are decking your halls and getting ready to have a festive season. One of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays is to hang wreaths. I […]

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3 DIY Books for Holiday Gifts


I’m thrilled to share with you a selection of 3 DIY books this holiday season. If you are looking for ideas for someone on your gift list who: has children who love to create; loves rustic metal decor; or wants some simple ideas to love the home they are living in…I have the book for you! Let’s […]

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21 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

creative gift wrapping

Hello again! It’s Colleen from Just Paint It with a collection of 21 Creative Wrapping Ideas. When I was a kid my favorite part of Christmas was wrapping presents. (Outside of opening them, that is.) I loved it so much that my mother would often have me wrapping my own presents without telling me. Then […]

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Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Okay all you woodworkers. You know as well as I do that you have an ever growing scrap wood pile that you don’t want to throw away because you know you’ll use it one day. Well, today is that day! I challenge you to use some of that scrap wood to make a Scrap Wood […]

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DIY Snowflake Christmas Trivets

DIY Snowflake Christmas Trivets

Hey there, everyone!  It’s Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY.  I’m back with a Christmas tutorial that can pull double-duty as both Christmas decor and a useful accessory for your big family gatherings.  I don’t know about you, but in my family finding a spare trivet during Thanksgiving or Christmas meals is about as hard […]

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How Energy Efficient is Your Water Heater?


Let’s talk more about energy efficiency today. Did you know that your water heater can be one of the biggest energy hogs? It’s true! That conventional storage tank water heater works all day to keep your water hot. If the thermostat senses the temperature dip below the set temperature, it turns on to heat the […]

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35 Upcycled DIY Gift Ideas


Plain glass jars, an abandoned door, a rickety ladder, or stray drawer. These aren’t items most people would envision as beautiful gifts. But we aren’t most people. We like creating unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that add beauty to a space in our homes instead of landfills. Hi, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It, back with 35 […]

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How to Install a Chandelier

How to Install a New Chandelier | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you love all the light fixtures in your home? If not, do you wish you knew How to Install a Chandelier, so you don’t have to hire an electrician to do it? Today your wishes will be answered! You know that moment when you see the perfect light fixture and you know you HAVE to have it […]

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DIY Door Stop with Handle

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Hi Pretty Handy Readers!  Jaime here from That’s My Letter sharing a quick and easy scrap wood project.  Today I’ll show you the step by step tutorial for how to make a DIY Door Stop with a Leather Handle. They say necessity is the mother of invention and this is clearly a case in point.  My […]

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50+ DIY Gift Ideas

Washi Tape Gift Idea

Hello again, it’s Colleen from Just Paint It with another fabulous homemade gift collection. Today we have 50+ DIY Gifts for practically everyone on your list! This is a diverse group including painting, quick crafts, woodworking and so much more. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration. Have fun checking these DIY Gifts out! Washi […]

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Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your Wishlist

Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors

The holidays are fast approaching and I’m sure there’s someone on your list that fits the “creative” description. That special someone desires something opposite of the normal gifts that most people will enjoy. He or she may be a hipster or a hippie but regardless, I have you covered with these great gift ideas for […]

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