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DIY Simple Fall Wreath for Less than $10

DIY Simple Fall Wreath for Less than $10 Hi everyone!  Happy Fall! Today I’m back with this super simple wreath idea that will cost you less than $10 all in! It includes using an inexpensive starburst twig wreath from Amazon and some…
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How to Create a Faux Zinc Texture (with Spray Paint)

Want to give something the look of zinc metal without spending money on zinc metal? You can create the look with spray paint and this technique. How to Create a Faux Zinc Texture (with Spray Paint) A while ago I was thrifting with a few friends…
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DIY Frosted Votive Candle Holders

DIY Frosted Votive Candle Holders Hi, Pretty Handy Girl Readers! I’m back today with a super simple and inexpensive project that you can use for the upcoming holiday season. Or anytime, really!  These DIY frosted votive candle holders…
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How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin (Faux Painting Tutorial)

How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin Have you seen those neon orange fake pumpkins and nearly vomited because you wouldn't dream of decorating with them. I mean—get real—everyone would know they were fake. Ah ha, but have you seen the price tags?…
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26 Brilliant DIY Coaster Ideas

Add some personality to your home and prevent those awful rings on your tabletops by making some coasters to place under every drink! Here are 26 brilliant DIY coaster ideas to inspire you and show how you can use a variety of materials to create…
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30+ Creative Projects using Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is such a fun addition to many different types of projects. You can turn anything into an ever-changeable work of art, or use it to label different items throughout your home. Here is a collection of 32 Creative Projects…
Hang up your Mini Macrame Wall Hanging
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How to Make a Mini Macrame Wall Hanging

How to Make a Mini Macrame Wall Hanging If there's one hobby that has become quite the obsession for me - it’s macrame! It’s really fun to create and the projects are inexpensive to complete.  Right now macrame wall hangings are all…
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31 Inspirational DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

Inspirational DIY Farmhouse Decor Many of us are still in love with the farmhouse style of decorating. It's warm, relaxing and full of character. Farmhouse style is a mixture of old and new pieces, bringing in a rustic and vintage feel, but…
DIY Modern Hoop Wreath for Spring with Florals
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DIY Modern Hoop Wreath for Spring

DIY Modern Hoop Wreath for Spring Hello! I’m so excited to be here to show you how to bring a little Spring into your home. I’m betting we all need a little Spring at this point in the year. After two back-to-back snowstorms and weeks…
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41 Decorative DIY Pillows

41 Decorative DIY Pillows If you are looking for a quick and easy way to update any room in your house, change out your pillows! Pillows are easy to add, move, re-cover, or take to another room. They are used for adding texture, pattern, and…
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DIY Leather Word Bracelets

DIY Leather Word Bracelets With Valentine's looming just around the corner, I'm sure you are looking for a fun DIY project to make for a friend. Or perhaps you participate in the challenge to choose one word for the year. Either way, this…
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How to Make a DIY Wood Wall Organizer

How to Make a DIY Wood Wall Organizer Hello, Pretty Handy Girl Readers!  I'm Karen and I'm the blogger behind Decor Hint and a new member of the Pretty Handy Girl contributor team.  I'm so excited to be here today.  Today, I’m going…
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21 Ways to Reuse or Upcycle an Old Sweater

21 Ways to Reuse or Upcycle an Old Sweater Decorating for winter doesn't always have to mean decorating for the holidays. Have you ever thought about reusing an old sweater to make winter decorations? Sweaters represent warmth and coziness.…
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Fall Leaves Garden Flag using a Dollar Store Placemat

Make an inexpensive (but beautiful) Fall Leaves Garden Flag using a Dollar Store Placemat! Pull out your sewing machine (or skip the stitching and use your iron and some hem tape instead.) You can have a gorgeous fall garden flag in an hour…
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DIY Back to School Pencil Vase

DIY Back to School Pencil Vase Last year my son's teachers asked for a pack of pre-sharpened pencils. Instead of just giving them a box of pencils, I wanted to give his teachers something prettier than a box of pencils. When I found a colorful…
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How to Make a SMOOTH Chalkboard Wall {For Imperfect Walls}

Have you ever wished you had a chalkboard wall in your home? But, those bumpy textured walls or damaged drywall are not smooth enough? Well, today I'm about to rock your world by showing you How to Make a SMOOTH Chalkboard Wall For Imperfect…
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Easy Decorative DIY Glass Bead Magnets

Make glass bead magnets with the kids for a simple and easy craft project to help you get through those long summer days when the kids are home. How to Make Glass Bead Magnets I love working with mod podge, especially for this decorative…
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DIY Boho Style Earrings

DIY Boho Style Earrings "Boho" or Bohemian style jewelry is the rage now and you see this style everywhere.  You can easily make your own Boho style jewelry with just a few items from the craft store. Whether you decide to make colorful beaded…
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Make Your Own Agate Place Cards

Make Your Own Agate Place Cards Nothing makes a dinner party more fancy than personalized place cards. Today I want to show you how you can make these elegant agate place cards. They are simple to make, and they add color and style to your…
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FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable

With Spring finally arriving (fashionably late for most of us), I thought it was time to update our chalkboard sign and give you a new FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable to download, print, and hang up in your house. I'm not…
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Inserting Spring into My Wreath

  Inserting Spring into My Wreath A few years ago I purchased a simple white berry wreath from Target (I don't think it's still available at Target, but this is a similar style wreath.) To save money, I challenged myself to use this…
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Cheerful Hello Spring Plaque

Cheerful Hello Spring Plaque Hello, Pretty Handy readers! It is Anika from Anika's DIY Life here with a fun new project to get your home's decor ready for spring! While we are impatiently waiting for spring, I thought we could create a…
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DIY Wall Mounted Test Tube Vases

DIY Wall Mounted Test Tube Vases Happy Valentine's Day! Hi all, I'm back again from Anika's DIY Life. I am sharing this super easy and quick tutorial to make DIY wall mounted test tube vases. The best part is they look really cute on the wall…
Can You Create a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint
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Can You Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint?

Can You REALLY Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint? I have to admit, I was skeptical when I picked up a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. According to the directions, you can Make Your Own Mirrored Glass with Spray Paint. I decided…
Upcycle Idea: Soap Dispenser to Gorgeous Vase
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Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase

Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase Hello, Pretty Handy Girl Readers! I'm Julie from Love My Simple Home and I'm excited to be here as a new contributor and hanging with you! I have a passion for interior design and share affordable…
A simple and easy way to upcycle an old cutting board
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A Quick Cutting Board Makeover for Meal Planning

A Quick Cutting Board Makeover for Meal Planning Hello, it's Anika here from Anika's DIY Life. I hope you had a great start to your new year! One of my New Year's resolutions is to get better with planning meals. I've really struggle with…
Pretty Handy Girl's Best of 2017
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Best of 2017

Best of 2017 2017 was another busy year that flew by. For those of you that may have missed some of the best tutorials and DIY posts of 2017, I've collected them all together for you in one place. Without further delay, here is the Best of…
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DIY Barn Wood Picture Frame

DIY Barn Wood Picture Frame Hey all, it's Shara here again from Woodshop Diaries!  Today, I'm excited to show you how to make a simple barn wood picture frame! A friend of mine tore down his family's tobacco barn recently and he asked me…

Free Winter Chalkboard Art Printable

Free Winter Chalkboard Art Printable Happy Holidays! I'm enjoying decorating my home for Christmas. How about you? One thing I particularly like doing is updating my chalkboard sign in the dining room. You might remember I created a free fall…
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Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20

Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20 Have you ever been in a home decor store and fell head over heels in love with a wreath only to gag at the $50 or more price tag? Put your wallet away, because today I want to show you how you…
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DIY Library Book Box

DIY Library Book Box Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers! Sarah here from The Created Home to share with you a fun solution for housing library books: A Library Book Box! Recently I had to cough up $10 to our local public library for a missing…
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13 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Shutters

Do you have a collection of old shutters filling up your storage space? Or do you want some ideas using old shutters in case you come across a set? If so, this post is for you! I've put together 13 creative ideas on how you can repurpose…
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Easy Glittered Pinecone Door Hanger

Easy Glittered Pinecone Door Hanger Hello, Pretty Handy Girl readers! Can you believe we are already one week into November! It is almost time to break out the Christmas decor, so I'm sharing a fun and easy craft to kick off your holiday decorating! My…
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The Best DIY Aging and Antiquing Techniques

Aging and Antiquing Technique Tutorials: Do you love the idyllic vintage or rustic look? If your answer is yes, then this round up is for you! I've curated some awesome projects with full details for aging and antiquing techniques that every…
Green and purple hydrangeas in rustic wood trough. Build Your own Rustic Trough Centerpiece tutorial.
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The Perfect Rustic Paint Technique {with Video Tutorial}

The Perfect Rustic Paint Technique {with Video Tutorial} I have been painting and distressing furniture and home décor for almost ten years now. Over the years I've tried a lot of different techniques, but the one I'm going to show you today…
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DIY Tile Centerpiece

DIY Tile Centerpiece The holiday season is just around the corner, and there's nothing quite like time spent with your friends and family gathered around the table. I know sometimes it's all you can do to produce a delicious spread for your…
DIY Burlap Bulletin Board
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DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board Hello, Pretty Handy readers! I have a quick and fun project for you today! We're going to make DIY Burlap Bulletin Boards together, hooray! I love displaying pictures around the house, but sometimes I don't have…
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FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable

FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable This weekend the cooler temperatures stirred my internal desire to start decorating for fall. I love fall! Whether it be the beautiful leaf colors, the pumpkin spice lattes or the ability to wear boots and…
71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects
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71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

If you make things out of wood you know almost every project leaves scrap wood. Why not use up those scraps by making some of these 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects? 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects These projects definitely…
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How to Repaint Dated Decor

Want to know How to Repaint Dated Decor? Raise your hand if you are a thrift shopper? No, what about yard sales? Have you ever seen any ugly ceramic decor items that shouldn't have survived the 70's or 80's? Nodding your head YES? I thought…