Tag Archive: D.I.Y. Project

Lace Up Sweatshirt DIY

Have you ever had a craft supply keep calling to you until you decided to give in? I…

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DIY Wooden Circle Earrings — 2 Ways 

I’ve gotta say, I think the statement earring trend is the best thing to happen to crafters in…

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Springy Pom Sandal

I’m a gal who tends to gravitate towards kitschy styles and decor. I adore whimsy and quirkiness, so…

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Cat Face Pillow DIY! 

Oh man, with just a few weeks to go until my due date, I’m getting down to the wire with…

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Easy DIY Circle Tote

As an avid lover of circles (Yes—that’s a thing!), I’ve been really diggin’ the circle purse trend. After searching…

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Statement Wall Hanging

I love the character a bold decor piece can bring to a room. I love it even more…

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Easter Egg Tattoo DIY (with Printables!)

I have sooo many fond memories of dyeing and decorating Easter eggs as a kid with my family….

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Make Your Own Dried Flower Soap Spheres

Ever since I came across these sphere silicone molds for ice cubes, I knew I had to try…

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Paint Swatch Art DIY

Deciding on paint swatches for your home can be a big deal. The hours of trying to decide…

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Make Your Own Disco Ball Hanging Planter

Oh yes I did! I, Kara, love a good hanging planter as much as the next home decor…

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Soft Pretzel Pincushion DIY

I looove a good soft pretzel. Since being pregnant, my feelings for them have definitely only increased as…

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Make Your Own Instagram Votive Candle Holders

I have a confession to make. I’m a photo hoarder. There are easily thousands of sweet little snapshots…

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DIY Gradient Soap Bars

I, Kara, am a self diagnosed soap addict. But not just any soap. I love cute soap that…

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Halfway Handmade Plush Bunny

I love giving handmade gifts. I really do. There’s something so special and meaningful when you get to…

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Halfway Handmade Plush Bunny

I love giving handmade gifts. I really do. There’s something so special and meaningful when you get to…

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Easy Custom Nail Polish Shelves

Hi, friends! Happy weekend! I wanted to share a quick and easy project that makes my bathroom feel…

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Easy Floating Floral Arrangement DIY 

I love having fresh flowers around the house (who doesn’t, right?), and they are especially appropriate if you…

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Make Your Own Macrame Bracelet 

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at macrame but haven’t been sure where to start. Then I…

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DIY Baby Bookshelves!

It was funny to me, but in our reader survey, those of you who do AND do not wish…

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Star Trim Closet Door DIY

Oh man, I’m so excited to share this closet door project with you today! I’ve been working hard…

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How to Make Soy Candles

Something you may not know about us is that we love candles. If we could spend all of…

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Make Any Box Into a Jewelry Box!

Pretty decorative boxes are one of my favorite things to have around the house (usually in little groupings with other candles or figurine type things). A lot of the time though, I love a box or container, but I’m not sure what to actually store in it! It occurred to me that most decorative boxes are actually the perfect size to be a jewelry box, and with a few quick…

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Fabric Lion Bust DIY

While we are still kind of a long way out in having our nursery ready to go (picture nervous emoji face here), it’s been fun getting to start on some DIY projects that I can add into the space once we get all the big things in place (like this cute unicorn photo holder). Another idea that I was on the lookout for was a fabric lion bust to add…

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Make Your Own Crystal Soaps

Hello! I’m Mary Helen from Mary Makes Good, and I’m over the moon to be joining the team here on ABM. It’s pretty thrilling to tell you the truth. I’ve been following A Beautiful Mess for nearly as long as I’ve been blogging! (Hint: That’s a very long time.) A little about me—I’m a full-time blogger, freelance writer, and DIY beauty formulator living in Austin, Texas. I’m mama to one…

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Kitty Rice Heating Pack DIY

Being 7 months pregnant I am allll into the things that make me feel cozy and relaxed at the moment. Every preggo has her list of ailments, so anything that can add a few moments to the "self-care" routine are much appreciated. Sore back and neck muscles are certainly not limited to pregnant ladies though, and I’ve always wanted to have one of those rice heating pads around the house….

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DIY Patch Laptop Case

We’re back with another simple DIY project! We’ve been really into the patch trend lately. They’re showing up everywhere from denim jackets to purses. Patches are an easy way to make something generic into a custom piece that shows your personality. For this project, we decided to jazz up a plain laptop case. There are tons of solid computer cases out there just begging for some flair. The patches we…

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Cute Animal Wrapping Paper Ideas!

I love baby showers, and I promise I’m not just saying that because mine is coming up soon (so excited!). You get to watch someone open presents, they feed you, everyone is excited–it’s great! I love seeing all the ways there are to wrap unique presents online, and making your gift look like an animal is one of my favorites for sure. It’s pretty easy to do, and in just…

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DIY Gold Splatter Paint Glass Plates

I can’t deny that I, Kara, am obsessed with the current splatter paint trend. Not only does it add an interesting dimension to most home decor pieces, but it is seriously addictive to DIY. I mean what’s better than splattering paint everywhere? Nothing, I tell you. These gold splatter painted glass plates are my most recent splatter paint DIY and not only are they fun to make, but these plates…

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DIY Easy Geometric Copper and Wood Mirrors

I, Kara, love a DIY project that looks complicated but is really a snap to make, don’t you? Especially when said DIY project incorporates some of my favorite current trends (copper and natural wood, anyone?) and costs so little. These geometric copper and wood mirrors require no more skill than kindergarten level gluing skills, but they look like they came straight from your favorite decor store! That’s the DIY dream,…

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Tabletop Standing Desk DIY!

Oh man, I am super excited to share this project with you today! So, if you work in any type of office or computer desk situation, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of having standing desk space to combat all the sedentary sitting that we tend to do when shackled to a computer desk all day (and then we go sit in our cars or on the couch at home…

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