May 2016

Royal commemoratives

Creative Collections: Royal Souvenirs

Commemorative memorabilia is an easy and collectible way of saying God Save the Queen (or King)! A monarch’s 90th birthday has never come before in the royal line…

Mosaic steppingstone

Make a Mosaic Steppingstone

Piece by piece, press chipped china and tattered tiles into service to add color and whimsy in the great outdoors. Here are the steps to get you through…

Mosaic sea mural

Easy DIY Garden Decor: Make a Mosaic

When life hands you broken china, make a mosaic. Glass, stones, ceramics and a little bit of grout make an ordinary piece something special for your garden or…

Garden edging with old bowling balls

Easy Garden Ideas: Repurposed Edging

Banish the bricks. Pitch the plastic. Toss the railroad ties. Instead, frame your garden with unexpected edging options that express your personality and keep the rest of the plants (including…

Outdoor Rooms: A Bungalow Porch Makeover

This bare-bones porch went from lackluster to lovely on a budget. Luckily, a pretty porch only takes a little vision, some massed containers of plants, and a few…

Easy DIY Ideas: Decorate with Fabric Scraps

Unless you’re lucky enough to use up every bit of your fabrics in any sewing project, you’re going to have some leftovers—some even too small to incorporate into…

Bowl of fabric scraps

Easy DIY Ideas: Fabric Scrap Projects

Waste not, want not! Gather up a stash of fabric leftovers to fashion fun and stylish items for your home. Sweeten up a simple white lampshade (or camouflage…

Painted room projects

Easy Paint Projects: Geometry Lessons

A whole new look for walls, furniture, and accents is often just a paintbrush away. For our mini makeovers we chose a primary palette of sunny yellow, deep…

Geometric painted projects

Easy Paint Projects: Geometry Class

Rejuvenate your walls and furnishings with paint, tape, and fabric in a perky palette of primary colors and geometric shapes. Here’s how we added playful pattern and punchy…