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    3 Ways to Reduce Clutter and Decorate your Home with Baskets

    I’m a collector of baskets. There. I said it. I love all the shapes and sizes and textures. I especially love how versatile they are in a home. *This post is sponsored by Timeyard. All opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy this article and get some ideas on how to style these items in your home!* If you’re looking for an easy way to add a bit of interest to your home, add a few baskets. I’m going to walk you through three ways to style baskets in your home. It’s easy. They makes a big impact. They also help reduce clutter. 1. Plant Basket A basket looks…

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    4 DIY Planter Box Ideas that Make Any Outdoor Space Beautiful

    Welcome to the Summer Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop! I’m so happy to be part of it and I’m excited to show you my DIY planters. This blog hop is hosted by AnnMarie & Anne from Simply2Moms. If you’re visiting from Shannon at My Little White Barn. or if you just happened to stop by, I’m so glad you’re here.  Do you have an outdoor space that needs a little extra love and care? Do you want to create a space to enjoy without spending a lot of money? DIY planter boxes are a great way to do it! Some planters can be made quite inexpensively and they immediately brighten up…

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    Living Room Layout Tips: Where do I put my couch?! ORC Week 7

    It’s week 7 of the One Room Challenge. I can’t believe it. At the start of this I naively thought “8 weeks is a long time!” Well folks, the weeks have flown by. There has been massive progress. There is also so much left to do. Don’t worry, it’s going to get done! Thanks for being along for the ride. Our couch came in this week (yay! just in time!) and it reminded me of something that I wanted to make sure to write a blog post about. When I first started this challenge I asked what living room issues people were experiencing. I wanted to make sure to highlight…

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    Rattan Pendant Lights for Almost Any Budget

    I was recently on a multi-month hunt for the perfect rattan pendant light. It turns out that if you find one you like you should buy it immediately! I learned the hard way that they are very popular right now and go out of stock very quickly. I thought it might be helpful for you if I compiled a list of some of my favorite wicker pendant lights They vary in budget so hopefully you can find one that works for you! If not, feel free to bust out your DIY skills and make one from a basket (and then show me it because I will be in awe of…

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    How to Make a Gorgeous Hanging Flower Vases Centerpiece

    Here’s a quick and easy home decor DIY project to add a little happiness to your home. It’s simple, unique and completely customizable to your unique color and style preferences. This hanging flower vases project is also budget-friendly! So let’s get started. Want to stay in the know on the latest home DIY projects I’m tackling and passing on to you via easy tutorials? Sign up HERE for my email list. Materials & Tools 1″ x 4″ x 6′ pine board Paint or stain (I used Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint – Linen White) Screws Small glass vases or jars Twine Super glue Paintbrush Drill Miter saw Time to…

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    How to make a $250 Anthropologie tassel chandelier for only $31!

    I fell in love with this tassel chandelier from Anthropologie. Like, head over heels in LOVE. However, it costs $250…I saved it on my computer and frequently looked back it it, waiting for a sale…it didn’t happen. Then I thought “I can make that!” and off I went to make it for only $31! Seriously. $31! Try it out for yourself by following the below step-by-step tutorial. Materials 3 metal floral hoops (6″, 10″ and 14″) Classic 10 white crochet thread (3200 total yards) Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Cover Spray Paint 24mm split rings (13) Link chain Inexpensive pendant light (without light shade) Tupperware container lid, scissors, pliers and screwdriver…

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    Super Simple DIY Farmhouse Style Bench

    Do you have a space in your home that needs more seating? An entryway? A living room? A porch? I’m guessing that’s probably the case for all of us. Couches, benches and chairs can all be quite expensive. Well, I have a solution for you: A simple, inexpensive, beautiful and fully customizable bench. This DIY farmhouse style bench took me about an hour to make and it cost me $30. Check out the simple step-by-step instructions below and then if you’re looking for other farmhouse style decor for your home, check out this $5 DIY Blanket Ladder. Materials List 1 – 2×10 pine board 4 18″ hairpin legs Stainable Wood…

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    How to Make a $5 Blanket Ladder

    Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Beautiful. This DIY home decor project is everything we all love! The best part is the price tag. Even if you mess it up, it only cost $5! Here are the main items you’ll need for this project: two 2″ x 4″ x 6′ pine boards, one 1″ x 4″ x 6′ pine board, wood stain and paint. Use whatever stain and paint you have around the house to make this project really only cost $5! The tools and miscellaneous items you’ll want handy are: measuring tape, miter saw, paintbrush, painter’s tape, clamps, nails, orbital sander and tack cloth. Step 1: Cut boards to the right sizes. Use…

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    How to Repurpose Old Windows as Wall Decor

    My favorite DIY projects fall into two categories: inexpensive and makes a big statement. Who doesn’t love these type of projects?! Well, here’s a good one for you: Repurposing old windows to use as wall decor. It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It makes a big statement in your home. Here’s how to do it in a few easy steps. Step 1: Buy or find old windows. Good places to look for these are Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. You can get them for $5-10, even the larger ones! I used four of them for my project. Two I received from relatives and two I purchased from Facebook Marketplace for $5 each. Step…

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    How to Transform a Room With Removable Wallpaper

    Wallpaper. I’d say most people love it or hate it. After buying a 1960’s home and taking down layer after layer of terrible floral-print wallpaper, I definitely hated it. However, removable wallpaper recently piqued my interest. Wallpaper that I could put up and easily take back down again?! I’m sold on this idea! Want to know how easy it is? Here’s a super simple step-by-step tutorial on how to apply removable wallpaper so that it looks great and comes off easily. If you want to see a quick video tutorial, head over to my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/the_handcrafted_haven/ and watch the “Wallpapering” story highlight. Here’s the “After” photo just to keep you inspired…