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How to Make and Use a French Cleat

I am going to teach you how to securely hang heavy objects on the wall with a board and a few screws. Using a French Cleat has been a tried and true method for hanging heavy objects and is used by professional cabinet makers and DIYers alike.…
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Wine Cork Reindeer

Grab a few wine corks and some wire, we're going to make wine cork reindeer with those two supplies and some hand tools. Wine Cork Reindeer Looking for a little craft to do with the kids and maybe you've been drinking a little more wine…
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Festive DIY Napkin Rings for your Holiday Table

Festive DIY Napkin Rings for your Holiday Table Happy Holidays! I thought it would be very apropos to share this easy last-minute holiday napkin ring tutorial with you all. It’s that time of year when time is short and things are busy. …
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DIY Fabric Tile Coasters

DIY Fabric Tile Coasters Hello! How are we all doing? The holidays may look a lot different this year, but the same sentiments and traditions are still here. If you have a tradition of making handmade holiday gifts, I have the perfect…
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DIY Candy Cane Craft

Make this adorable DIY Candy Cane craft using 1 board and 2 tools!  These DIY Candy Canes are the perfect complement to your holiday decorations. DIY Candy Cane Decor I love this craft because it's not only cheery but it also helps me…
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11 Contactless Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas

In the interest of saving Halloween, here are several ideas for contactless trick or treating! 11 Contactless Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas Halloween is a mere two weeks away. Let's get real, 2020 has been hard enough on the kids. Cancelling…
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DIY Spider Stool

Halloween is lurking around the corner like a stray black cat. Luckily I'm here with the perfect project for Halloween that will use up some of your scrap wood pieces. Let's make a DIY Spider Stool! DIY Spider Stool I have a spooky little…
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Quick Fall Leaves Centerpiece

Want to make a quick and easy fall centerpiece? Maybe you want to get the kids involved and go on a nature hike to collect pretty leaves. Quick Fall Leaves Centerpiece I'm looking forward to cooler weather and the beautiful color of fallen…
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How to Make a Modern Address Number Sign (and Hang it On Brick)

Finally, I'm back with another Millie's Remodel project and this one is simple enough anyone can make it. Learn How to Make a Modern Address Number Sign and then learn my tips for hanging things on a brick wall. How to Make a Modern Address…
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Dining Room Makeover – Homework/School Work Station

Whether your children are going back to school, being home schooled, or participating in online learning, they'll need a spot to feel inspired to do schoolwork and homework. Are you trying to keep their school work off the kitchen table? Why…
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Doodle-Painted Birdhouse

If the birds are out in your area, chances are they are looking for a place to nest. Try your hand at doodle-painting a cute little birdhouse to help them start a family. Who knows, they may be lurking in your yard like a depressed House Hunter's…
How to Make Pinch Pots from Air Dry Clay
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How to Make Pinch Pots from Clay

Looking for a simple craft to make and help you decompress? Make these cute clay pinch pots and use them around your house. How to Make Pinch Pots from Clay I hope you are ready to get your hands a little messy!  Today's tutorial is all…
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How to Make Thumbprint Design Envelope Pillows

Envelope pillows are the easiest pillow covers to sew. Combine a beautiful pillow with a personalized thumbprint design and you have a great gift idea for parents or grandparents! How to Make Thumbprint Design Envelope Pillows Hello, it's…
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DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray

A common decor item with farmhouse style is a wood serving tray. Trays are an easy way to add style and function. This DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray with handles is so easy to create, I can't wait to show you how it's done! DIY Farmhouse…
Scrapbook Paper Lined Painted Trays | Pretty Handy Girl
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Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining

Look around your house or the next time you're at a thrift shop. Find either an unpainted tray or a tray that needs a makeover. This is a quick project to create a Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining for a beautiful and elegant tray to display…
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DIY Quote Sign with Faux Shiplap Detail

This month I will teach you how to make this DIY quote sign with a faux shiplap detail. It's a home décor sign with a quote that you can choose! Quote signs are so popular right now and for good reason. They are a great way to express your…
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DIY House Number Planter Box

It's important to have house numbers displayed on your home, especially if emergency crews need to locate your house. Today I'll show you how to build your own DIY house number planter box. DIY House Number Planter Box When we moved into…
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Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest

Can you think of anything more spring-like than a nest full of blue eggs? Today I want to show you how to make Faux Blue Speckled Bird Eggs and a Nest! Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest Spring has arrived in North Carolina and I want to dance…
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Mid-Century Modern Lighting Options for Millie’s Remodel

Mid-Century Modern design is a trend that is sweeping the design world by storm. While researching lighting options for Millie's Remodel, I curated a list of possible light fixtures. Here are some of my favorite mid-century modern lighting options. Mid-Century…
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Millie’s Remodel: Kitchen Design

The kitchen at Millie's Remodel has been opened up by removing a wall and the moldy drywall and subfloor have been replaced. Now it's time for me to start thinking about the kitchen design elements for this very important space. Millie's…
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33 Bathroom Upgrades You Can DIY

Does your bathroom need a little sprucing up? If you're anything like me, you get a little tired of the same boring thing year after year. The 33 projects in this collection are inspiration for how you can DIY Bathroom Upgrades! Bathroom…

10 Unique Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner. It's time to put away your Christmas decorations and welcome some romance into your home. You could surround your home with bouquets of roses, but who wants to spend money on flowers that don't last…
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DIY Jingle Bell Garland

I’m always looking for ways to simplify my holiday decorating and re-use what I have. This DIY Jingle Bell Garland project is perfect for that!  Perusing the holiday collections at my favorite home stores gave me the idea of making this simple…
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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 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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Two Ways to Install a Ceiling Hook for Plants

Two Ways to Install a Ceiling Hook for Plants There are a few different methods to install a ceiling hook to hang a plant from, but this post is going to cover two of them. The first method involves finding a joist, and the second method…
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Simple and Stylish DIY Fabric Tissue Box Cover

Hey Guys, happy Summer! I’m back today with another easy home project for you - a simple stylish DIY Fabric Tissue Box Cover. I don’t know about you, but I think most tissue boxes are tacky. They stick out like a sore thumb in our…
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…
Tutorial for making these DIY oilcloth, water resistant drink coasters for Summer!
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DIY Oilcloth Drink Coasters

DIY Oilcloth Drink Coasters Hi there!  I’m so thrilled to be back today with this super quick and easy project.  The weather in Seattle has been totally amazing lately and it’s got me thinking about summer.  And, summer entertaining…
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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…
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How to Pick Color Palettes: Color Harmony in Decorating

Color Harmony in Decorating One of the most frequent complaints from homeowners is struggling to choose colors for their home. When you walk into the paint store, the color selection can seem overwhelming. Choosing a rug or furniture can…
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…
DIY Wanderer Felt Pillow
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How to Make a Felt Letter Pillow Cover

How to Make a Felt Letter Pillow Cover Friends! I’m so excited to be back today with a new project for you, a DIY felt letter pillow cover. One of my favorite things to do is to scour home decor stores for inspiration for my kids' rooms.…
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Saving Etta: The Long Awaited Kitchen Reveal

Saving Etta: The Long Awaited Kitchen Reveal Thank you all so much for your patience with me as I put together the final Saving Etta updates. I have more to come, but for now I know you're anxious to see the Saving Etta kitchen reveal. Get…
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Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood

Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood This kitchen was a big deal for me. It was one of those projects I knew would make or break this house. It was also the first time I've taken the reins on kitchen design and installed…
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16 Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall Space

16 Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall Space Large blank wall spaces can often be a challenge to decorate. Whether you are at a complete loss on how to decorate yours, are trying to decide what kind of art to hang or are looking for photo collage…
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How to Install Cement Tiles and Achieve Professional Results

How to Install Cement Tiles and Achieve Professional Results If you've been browsing Pinterest lately or flipping through the pages of your favorite home design magazine, you've probably seen (and likely fallen in love with) real cement tiles.…
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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 Clever DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

21 Clever DIY Holiday Decor Ideas The holidays here, but there is still plenty of time to make some DIY holiday decor that will bring the warmth and festivity of the season into your home. Here are 21 Clever DIY Holiday Decor Ideas to inspire…