Category: Decor & Accessory DIY

Staging on a Budget

Did you know that a properly staged home tends to sell in half the time that non-staged properties do? You want to have your home staged in a way that is inviting to buyers, as well as distinctive and memorable? Here are 7 home staging tips that you can implement on a budget. Paint. Even […]

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10 Creative Kitchen Organization Ideas

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Creative Coffee Tables You Can Make

 

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How to Hang Curtains Correctly

Hanging curtains (properly) is not as easy as it looks! Here are some common mistakes homeowners make in the drapery department. Most curtain mistakes are derived from not measuring correctly. Make sure you are measuring before you purchase your curtains or your hardware to avoid bringing home materials that are ill fitted. If you don’t […]

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DIY Framed Tiled Mirror Display

Looking for living room decor? Why not try a festive art piece?  Here’s how to make a DIY tiled mirror for your home: Get your supplies. A tiled mirror is just a collection of matching frames with mirrors in them. You can get your frames at the dollar store. Take apart the frames. You can […]

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How To Turn a Shower Curtain into a Laundry Bag

Supplies Needed: – Sewing Pins – Sewing Machine and Thread – Shower Curtain – Ribbon – Scissors A shower curtain already has grommets on top so this project can be completed very easily with only two seams of sewing! This is a great way to make use of an old shower curtain that no longer […]

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Simple DIY Jewelry Ideas

Statement Necklace: This necklace is made using fishing wire. Flat beads are glued together on either side of the wire to create a double-sided effect. Add ribbon and a decorative floral to finish it off. Ring: Use a thick-gauge wire from the craft store and twist around the finder you will wear this ring on, […]

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D.I.Y Seashell & Sea Glass Art

D.I.Y Seashell Art as seen on the Marc & Mandy Show Supplies Needed: Seashells Picture frame with glass Burlap Hot glue gun Hammer Krylon Frosted Glass Finish Krylon ColorMaster in Blue Paper bag Instructions: Depending on what kind of art you would like to create, pick out different shapes and sizes of shells. Choose shells […]

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Marc’s Elegant DIY Dinner Party Centerpiece

Material list Branches Krylon ColorMaster spray paint (Nickel) Spray glue Craft sparkles Container of your choice Floral foam or newspaper White silk flowers (peonies and roses) Miniature rose Hot glue gun Step 1: Cut a few tree branches. Soak them in bleach for an hour and let dry. Step 2: Apply two coats of spray […]

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DIY Chalkboard Message Board

Create your own chalkboard message board! Supplies needed: picture frame Krylon chalkboard paint chalk 1. Remove the backing and glass from the frame. 2. In a well ventilated area, spray the backing with chalk board paint. Alternatively, you can spray the glass itself but we just sprayed the backing and discarded the glass. You will […]

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12 Budget-Friendly DIY Wall Art Ideas

On the Budget episode of the Marc & Mandy Show, Marc showed us how to turn leftover scrapbook paper, fabric or wallpaper into stunning art pieces for under $5. You can watch the episode here. Here are 12 more budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas we love!

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7 Creative Ways to Use ShapeTape

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10 Decorative DIY Plastic Spoon Projects

Ceiling Décor ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Add a burst of colour in front of windows or in a bare looking corner. Photo Source: Pursuit of Functional Home jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('82cd20d2fb1e1d39ab402ae53c77a313', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

DIY Chrysanthemum Mirror

In this DIY segment, Marc and Mandy help Lisa reveal the secret of making a beautiful upcycled mirror for only $5.00! DISCLAIMER: You might become a craft-aholic once you try this project! Spoons don’t have to be used for eating. They can be used for decorating! Materials: Krylon ColorMaster in Mumbo Pink 3 bags plastic […]

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DIY Framed Chalkboard Project

Watch Marc complete this project on the Stress-Free Living episode of the Marc & Mandy Show. Materials: Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Picture Frame Chalk Instructions: Remove the backing, paper and glass from the frame. Safely dispose of the glass and paper. Paint the inside of the backing with 3 coats of Krylon Chalkboard Paint. Let […]

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DIY Valentine's Day

DIY Personalized Chalkboard Vase

Dear Marc: Valentine’s day is coming up and I wanted to make something a little different this year for my wife. She loves getting flowers but she never has a vase to put them in. I thought it might be nice to give her a personalized vase this year with flowers. Any ideas? Stephen Dear […]

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DIY Scrapbook Pen Holder

Dear Marc: I found a box of tall holiday cans in the attic – the type that you would place treats in. I have no intention in using them this coming year. Can I re-purpose them? Maggie Dear Maggie, We all have stuff cluttering our attics. When you have to walk sideways to shimmy around […]

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Whimsical Potted House Number

Dear Marc: We are renovating the front of our home. I am looking for a whimsical way to display our house number. I don’t want another metal number on the wall! I love your projects! Can you help me think of something? Darlene Dear Darlene: That’s a great question! I love to visit new places […]

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Wall Hooks from Repurposed Antique Knobs

Dear Marc: I found old cabinet knobs at a flea market that I really like. I thought they were really unique and fun! I’ve seen people making hooks out of knobs. Can you show me how to do this? Marianne Dear Marianne, There is nothing more gratifying than the thrill of the hunt at a […]

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DIY Button Monogram

Dear Marc: I found a jar full of buttons from my days as a seamstress. I don’t do as much sewing as I used to so I think they’re going to go to waste. Do you have a neat project I can do to re-purpose these? Some of these I’ve had for years so it […]

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DIY Faux Mercury Vase

Dear Marc: I take off my rings when I wash dishes, but I am a little worried that they will fall down the drain. Do you have a trendy way to store my rings while I clean? Abbey Dear Abbey: There is nothing more gut wrenching than hearing the clink of your gold band hit […]

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Doily DIY

DIY Doily Planter

Dear Marc: I love your column! Your DIY projects are so inspiring! While spring cleaning, I stumbled upon paper doilies. I was going to throw them out, then thought you might know a way to re purpose them. Melanie Dear Melanie: Doilies were once my grandmother’s decorating must-have. They were delicate, fun, and full of […]

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Dipped Vase

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

Dear Marc: I have been buying flowers lately. I enjoy having fresh flowers in the house and I like to change around the type of flower and vase displayed. I’d like to make a clear glass vase that I bought at the dollar store look more expensive. Any ideas? Jane Dear Jane: One of the […]

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Flower Ball

DIY Crepe Paper Flower Ball

Dear Marc: I woke up one morning two weeks after the festivities were done to find that my decorations were still hung around the house. I have concluded that I’m not the best with seasonal decor. I am so busy that it’s hard for me to find time to decorate let alone undecorate between seasons. […]

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DIY Boutique Accessories

Dear Marc: I started organizing my garage this week. I knew I had to do something when I couldn’t open my passenger door without hitting something. I found a box of garden ornaments that I had collected when I was in my previous home. Our new home has no room for a garden, so I […]

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