Tag Archive: One Day Project

Rainbow Roving Pillow DIY

Today is an exciting day for me because this is the first BABY project I’m sharing. Although, to be…

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Make Your Own Shibori Kitchen Towels 

I’m usually drawn to neutrals and blush tones when it comes to textiles, but I’m also an avid…

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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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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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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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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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Cactus Baby Shower Invitations

Hi, friends! I am SO excited to share the invitations I created for Laura’s baby shower today! I’ve always…

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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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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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Try This: Turn a Simple Straw Clutch into the Perfect Vacation Bag!

Whether you are in college and getting ready for your spring break trip or well past the dorm life but feel Arnold’s sentiments from Terminator 2 ("I need a vacation"…), chances are you’ll be gearing up to go somewhere warm this spring or summer to get a piece of that beach life. Since picking out outfits for vacation is almost as much fun as the trip itself (at least for…

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Eye Spy A Button-Down DIY

Ha. The post title just makes me laugh. Anyway, I saw a photo of this really cute button-up shirt that had lashes embroidered over the top of each buttonhole, and I thought it would be such a fun DIY to add to my own shirt! Rather than embroider the lashes, I decided to use some good ol’ fashioned fabric puff paint (remember those puffy paint days??) to get a clean…

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Holographic Glitter Acrylic Calendar DIY

I don’t know about you, but my life and schedule has felt extra full lately. Maybe it’s because I’m 7 months pregnant, working full time, preparing for baby, completing side projects… phew! I’m tired just thinking about it! Anyway, there have definitely been more appointments and events than usual, so I’ve been wanting to make a calendar for my office to keep track of all the activities. And why make…

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Make Your Own Flower Petal and Walnut Scrub

Hey friends! Kayleigh from Crafts and a Cat here. I’m thrilled to be joining the ABM team and can’t wait to share all things DIY with you in the coming months! If you’re anything like me, your skin is less than radiant this time of year. Between cold temperatures and harsh air from heaters, my skin looks pretty dry and dull. Luckily, all it takes to refresh winter skin is…

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Naturally Dyed Ring Sling Baby Carrier DIY

I don’t know how I would’ve made it through the baby years with all three of my kids without using a baby carrier of some sort. I used the non-adjustable, pouch sling with Sebastian, the linen ring sling with Ruby, and both a jersey fabric wrap carrier and backpack-style carrier with Smith. Each type of sling had its benefits, but my personal favorite was the ring sling because I felt…

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Cactus Outline Pillow DIY

My house has a few themes going on at once: pink, pastels, white fluffy fabrics, cats, and cacti! As much as I love an actual cactus, I do also have an affinity for cactus-related products as well. I love the line-drawn quality of Elsie’s light up cactus marquees and thought that style would translate nicely to a pillow DIY too. If you’re worried about your freehand painting skills, don’t be!…

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DIY Lip Balm

Hi there! We’re Britta & Carli from Twinspiration, and we’re thrilled to joining the ABM team, as we’ve been longtime fans. Every month we’ll be bringing you small & useful DIY projects that you can conquer in one day! We’ve been blogging for over three years now and what was once just a hobby has turned into our greatest passion. We hope you enjoy our projects here on A Beautiful…

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Wooden Animal Photo Holder DIY

Now that I am in the third trimester of my pregnancy (yay!), I can feel the nesting instincts kicking in stronger than ever. So far most of those instincts have been directed towards cleaning, organizing, and spending hours and hours online looking up baby-related items, but I also wanted to make sure that I made a few items for our baby’s nursery as well. Since we will all be "getting…

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Make Your Own Gradient Planters

Hello lovelies! I’m Kara from the blog A Kailo Chic Life, and I am so excited to be joining the ABM team to bring you colorful DIY projects every month. I jumped into the creative world 12 years ago with my company Kailo Chic and have been sharing my love of prints, patterns, and all things colorful with the world ever since. So thank you for letting me share my…

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Easy Choker T-Shirt DIY

Since I basically live in them, I love it when a good t-shirt trend hits the market. T-shirts for everyone! I also adore the built-in choker on tees as both a softer way to wear a choker (especially if you always feel like "real" chokers are, well, choking you) and a different way to show a little skin like you would with a scoop neck or v-neck tee. It’s actually…

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Cityscape Coat Rack DIY

This project is very much inspired by having a lot of scrap wood lying around. Ha! For any of you DIYers out there who do wood projects, even only once in a blue moon, I bet you’ve been there. Scrap wood just seems to multiple when left alone at our house, so I had been thinking about projects that could use some of that wood because it keeps projects more…

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