Tag Archive: One Day Project

Hairpin Leg Breakfast Tray DIY

Let’s talk for just a minute about how luxurious it feels to stay in bed just a bit…

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DIY Cactus Oven Mitts

Cactus oven mitts! You guys! I, Kara, am so excited to share these DIY cactus oven mitts with…

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Cozy Hooded Bath Towel DIY

My kids have had some favorite animal-themed hooded bath towels for years that were looking their age, so…

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Daisy Pillow DIY

When I was young and would stay home sick from school, my mom and I would always watch…

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Small Space Vertical Herb Garden

We’ve had container herb gardens in the past at other rental houses, but this year we’ve built a…

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Modern Mason Bee House DIY

Attracting more pollinators to your flower beds or garden is as simple as setting up an adorable mid-century…

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DIY Modern Wood Plant Stands

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself a wee bit houseplant obsessed. Now, keep your hand raised if you’ve…

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Metal File Cabinet Makeover

Hi, friends! As many of you know, I am in the midst of giving my home office a…

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DIY Splatter Painted Mirror Wall Art

Everyone loves a good Ikea hack, do they not? There is just something about adding your own special…

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Daisy Statement Necklace

As a gal who does quite a few crafty projects, I often find myself with an abundance of…

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Watermelon Potholder DIY

Summer is coming and with that comes picnics complete with fireworks, pies, and watermelon! I’m already dreaming of…

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Fabric Tassel Bag DIY

I love a well-made seagrass tote, but sometimes a girl needs more excitement in her wardrobe! With a beach vacation on…

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DIY Mini Pinch Pot Planters

Is it just me or is it physically impossible to resist those tiny $2 succulents that are everywhere…

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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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