diy with Brittni:

March 25, 2011

Good morning lovelies! Brittni here from papernstitch, jumping in to today's diy roundup, with something that hits close to home (no pun intended). My family is coming to visit this weekend, so naturally, I've been busy making sure that the house is in order before they arrive. Cleaning, vacuuming, and everything in between. It wasn't that dirty to begin with, but whenever we have people over, I like to go that extra mile to make it look "better". So anyway, now that the heavy-lifting is done, and the house is sparkling, I am thinking of trying to squeeze in a teeny home decor project before they come by tomorrow. These are a few of the things I am considering.

What would you pick?

Cheer up a worn frame with a groovy piece of fabric, and feature your favorite photos in updated style.

Take a trip to the hardware store and pick up all the supplies you need to make these industrial candlesticks, for a new statement piece on that once boring fireplace mantle.

And speaking of hardware stores, Home Depot, of all places, shows us how to make a stylish scrollwork mirror in a weekend. Great for an entry room or hallway.

Display pictures of loved ones with this ridiculously easy photo board diy. Swap pictures out as often as you take them, and you'll have your own rotating mini gallery.

Curl up by the last fire of winter with a giant crochet floor pillow. And when spring really hits, take these durable pillows outdoors for casual outdoor seating.

And finally, add a little charm to those tired walls with this no sew paper bunting idea. Change out the papers with your mood or the seasons, whichever comes first.


About Brittni: She is the founder of the handmade exhibition site, papernstitch and is also the editor of a handmade blog, by the same name. When not working on papernstitch, she is dreaming up fun little tutorials and crafting projects for her home. If you love DIY as much as Brittni does, visit her free diy projects and tutorials section for more than sixty quick and easy projects.

13 hello's:

  1. I actually really like the industrial candle sticks, and the no sew paper bunting looks super cute and easy. :)

  2. Wow, what a great round-up of DIYs! That photo board looks so simple and lovely :) I think I'll try that out somewhere in my home!

  3. I love the last one! what a great idea!

  4. Great ideas! I love the industrial candle stick holders. Who am I kidding, I love ALL the ideas!

  5. Those industrial candlesticks are definitely awesome. I'll have to keep them in mind!!

  6. really?? home depot??

  7. hahaha the kitty is adorable. And love the rotating mini gallery idea!

  8. Thank you Brittini for featuring me in such good company! Made my day! Danni, hope you have a lovely little break in Mexico...sounds perfect!


  9. i love these DIY projects! definitely going to take a look at those floor pillows and the scroll mirror...


  10. the crochet pillow is great! i used to crochet...i wonder if i could manage

  11. loving the bolt inspired candle stick holders! sweet!
    the row house nest

  12. Congratulations on the blog, there are some very original ideas!!


  13. My pleasure Jennie. Loved your project idea. And thank you to everyone else for your comments. Glad you enjoyed my roundup for the week. I always have a wonderful time putting them together.


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