How To Make an Easy DIY Compost Bin

Composting, you have probably thought about it.  Visions of a giant heap in your backyard that is smelly turn you off from the idea, though.  Or maybe townhome, condo, or apartment living restricts you from even attempting it. Well not any longer. This very simple compost bin gives you the opportunity to try composting without too much commitment, cost, or space needed.  It will debunk some of your ideas about composting. SUPPLIES Storage bin (the darker the color the better) Drill Yes, that is all you truly need to make this bin.  You can borrow a drill if you do not have one of your own.  Storage bins are around $5 at your local mass merchant store, but if you have one that has a crack or hole it and no longer functions properly as a storage bin, you can just use … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

All Hallows' Eve, or as we call it today, Halloween  is less than two weeks away. If you haven't already, it's time to pull out the spooky, creepy and otherwise frightening decorations and turn your home into a ghosts' house. Or, just add a few spiders to the garage door and hang a mummy from the rafters. Today, you'll find these ideas and MORE on how to make a few spooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations! /1/ Creepy Hanging Mummy - This would be the perfect addition to your front porch for Halloween! Cheesecloth, a couple acrylic paints and a styrofoam head are the main supplies. Maybe you have a {styrofoam} head just laying around?? /2/ DIY Spiderweb Doormat - Assuming it's a beautiful day out, grab your paintbrush and head outside to make this super easy spiderweb doormat … [Read more...]

Ultimate Guide to Summer Home Improvement

Summer's here and it's the perfect time for DIY projects! Need some inspiration? You've come to the right place. We've pulled together a few dozen of the coolest summer projects ever. Read on to find amazing ideas to improve your home this season. Spruce up your interiors with these fantastic ideas. Try your hand at this surprisingly simple stenciled wallpaper from The Lovely Cupboard. The project takes very little materials and costs only $15. It does require both precision and patience, but as you can see, the results are totally worth your investment. Create a one of a kind painted glass table top with this tutorial from Kara Paslay Designs. Got blank walls? Leigh Dusek wrote a great guide on how to fill a large blank wall on a budget. And over at style, you can … [Read more...]

How to Make an Evergreen Mailbox Swag in 10 Minutes

Fresh greens abound this time of year, so all it takes to make a fresh swag for your mailbox is a little greenery, along with some floral foam and wire.  Take a look around your neighborhood for magnolia, boxwood, and holly to add to your swag.  Tree lots give away all their leftover branches, which is a great base for a swag.  If you have a regular mailbox with a post, wedge a small piece of floral foam right under the horizontal piece coming out of the post and start adding your greenery right and left until it starts filling in.  Add branches spilling out the top too. You can take a small bit of floral wire and wrap around a couple of the branches to secure it to your mailbox post in the back  in case of wind.  Keep filling in with more branches, a little magnolia or whatever you … [Read more...]