Crafts & DIY

The easiest ever tutorial you will find on how to make a DIY chalkboard sign! Learn how to turn an affordable chipboard sign into a custom chalkboard!

The Easiest DIY Chalkboard Sign

Friends, I am not exaggerating. This is seriously the easiest-ever DIY chalkboard sign. It's one step away from buying one, ...
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Check out these 10 decorative Easter egg ideas! So many beautiful and easy DIY Easter egg ideas. These are perfect for Spring crafts and home decor.

Decorative Easter Egg Ideas – Merry Monday #146

With St. Patrick's Day behind us, attentions are turning to Easter! And I am totally smitten with these gorgeous and ...
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Create a beautiful centerpiece for your home with this simple spring butterfly cloche decor idea. Just add flowers, moss and butterflies!

Spring Butterfly Cloche

Have you jumped on the cloche trend this Spring? I know they're not new, but it seems they're suddenly everywhere! ...
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Make your gifts extra special with these DIY book page flower gift toppers - perfect for bridal shower gifts, Mother's Day gifts, and birthday gifts!

Book Page Flower Gift Toppers

Remember the book page flowers I made last week (if you haven't seen them yet, you can find them here) ...
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Brighten up your front door with one of these gorgeous Spring wreath ideas! So many pretty DIY wreaths you can make yourself!

Spring Wreath Ideas – Merry Monday #145

Spring is in the air, and I couldn't be happier about it! I love ushering in the season by hanging ...
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DIY Rustic Easter Bunny Sign. Cute idea for rustic spring home decor - add adhesive vinyl to a store-bought sign to make your own pretty Easter decor!

Rustic Easter Bunny Sign – Silhouette Creators

As I've been switching out my winter decor for spring-ier items, it's come to my attention that I don't own ...
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How to make book page flowers tutorial / Easy DIY book page flowers - a perfect crafts idea for upcycling old or vintage books in fun new ways.

Book Page Flowers – Create with Me DIY Challenge

Apologies for the radio silence around here last week; I've been working on several things behind the scenes, including setting ...
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Saturday Showcase

Saturday Showcase #2

Welcome to our second edition of Saturday Showcase! If you missed the first one back in January, you can check ...
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Did you know you can use watercolor paints on wood? Use inexpensive store-bought signs to create your own wood plaque art for your home!

Watercolor Wood Plaque Art

Do you ever happen upon the clearance aisle at the craft store, fill your cart with all sorts of materials ...
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Check out these 10 easy DIY decor projects that you can make in just one weekend! DIY home decor ideas that are creative, fun and simple to do yourself!

Easy DIY Decor Projects You Can Make This Weekend

If you're anything like me, you probably love projects that give you instant, or nearly instant, gratification. I like being ...
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Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen Silhouette Art

Less than one week until Valentine's Day! I've got another fun DIY art project to share with you today. As ...
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DIY Blanket Scarf / Easy tutorial on how to make your own oversized plaid flannel blanket scarf. Perfect for staying warm on chilly fall and winter days!

DIY Blanket Scarf – Create with Me DIY Challenge

Today is a fun day, friends - it's our February Create with Me DIY Challenge day! And our material for ...
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Valentine's Day Canvas Art / Easy DIY Valentine's art idea with watercolors, metallic paint and an inexpensive art canvas from the craft store.

Watercolor Heart Valentine’s Day Canvas Art

Happy February! The month of flowers, chocolates and hearts! I'm not one to make a big deal out of Valentine's ...
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Adorable donut Valentine's card made with washi tape! This would be a really easy craft, and so cute for an anniversary or birthday card!

Washi Tape Donut Valentine’s Card

It really doesn't take much to make me laugh... it's probably why I love a good pun. And things don't ...
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How to build a drawer / Read this full tutorial for tips and step-by-step instructions for building your own storage drawers.

How to Build a Drawer

D. Lawless Hardware provided the knobs and drawer slides for this project. All content and opinions expressed here are my ...
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"Cheers" DIY Bar Tray Idea / Makeover a thrifted metal tray with paint and a vinyl decal to turn it into a chic, modern mini bar tray for your home.

DIY Bar Tray – Silhouette Creators Challenge

I'm excited to be Joining a group of blog friends to bring you new Silhouette projects each month! Be sure ...
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How to make wood slice wine charms. Never misplace your wine glass again! Easy DIY wine charms idea made from wood slices for a rustic touch.

Mini Wood Slice Wine Charms – Create with Me DIY Challenge

Hello friends! After a few weeks off to enjoy (and let's be honest, recover from) the holidays, I am back ...
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2016 Year in Review - best DIY projects, crafts and home decorating ideas of the year.

2016 Year in Review

Hello friends! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season. I took some time away from Two Purple Couches to ...
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Are you a first-time homeowner or aspiring do-it-yourselfer? This list of the best tools for beginner DIYers will help you get off to a great start! This is also a great power tool gift guide for the holiday season!

Best Tools for Beginner DIYers

With our first big home improvement project wrapped up, I've been thinking a lot about the tools we've acquired over ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I probably don't say it enough, but I am so, so grateful for you guys. Without you, I'd ...
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These adorable mason jar ring wreath ornaments are perfect for holiday decorating and gifting! Plus check out 21 other handmade ornament ideas!

Mason Jar Ring Wreath Ornaments & A Blog Hop

I have an adorable holiday craft idea to share today! These mason jar ring wreath ornaments are so cute and ...
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How to turn a thrift store wood tray into a drippy gold pineapple clock. Such a clever way to transform an old wood tray into something unique home decor!

Drippy Gold Pineapple Clock – Swap It Like It’s Hot 6

It's that time of the year again! No, not the holiday season (though we are getting so close!). It's time ...
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No more messy garage floor or patio! I can spray paint with less mess and fewer headaches with my new Spray Shelter from HomeRight.

Spray Shelter—Spray Paint with Less Mess

Thank you to HomeRight for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed here are my own. Click here to ...
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Learn how easy it is to make your own large porch sign and create a warm welcome for guests. Love how this looks and it's so easy to customize!

DIY Large “Welcome” Porch Sign

Happy October, friends! This year certainly feels like it's zipping along, doesn't it? Or maybe it's just me. I am ...
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Create your own "cozy" DIY fall pillow cover with this simple technique using rope trim and hot glue! This idea is perfect for fall or winter decorating!

Cozy DIY Fall Pillow

I love throw pillows, and I would guess lots of you are nodding and agreeing with that statement. Throw pillows ...
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Create your own beautiful hand-lettered art for fall using this easy-to-follow tutorial. Use for fall decorating on a mantel or entryway table!

“Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice” Hand-Lettered Art

Hello friends! I have a cute and simple DIY hand-lettered art project to share with you today. I know I ...
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Learn how to use your cutting machine to create a stencil and create this fall leaf throw pillow! An easy way to update throw pillows for each season!

Stenciled Fall Leaf Throw Pillow

Fall is almost here, ya'll! As I'm typing this, there are a few yellow leaves popping up in our backyard, ...
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Glam up your fall decorating with metallic painted pumpkins. These are so simple to make yourself. Add extra shimmer and shine with silver gilding.

Metallic Painted Pumpkins with Silver Gilding

The temperatures here have soared back up to the 90s, but that’s not stopping me from dreaming of all things ...
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Build your own plant stand with this step-by-step tutorial. This simple DIY indoor wooden plant stand is an easy projects you can make in a weekend.

How to Build a Plant Stand

This wood plant stand has to come in as one of the easiest ever things you can make yourself. I ...
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How to make DIY mason jar flower arrangements. These simple tried-and-true tricks will help you create lovely floral arrangements at home.

DIY Mason Jar Flower Arrangement with Kroger Roses

Thank you to Kroger for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed here are my own. To read my ...
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Get inspired with these fall decorating ideas from Home for Fall, my new e-Book filled with beautiful home decorating ideas and creative and do-able crafts.

A Look Inside Home for Fall

I hate to rush the seasons, but I have to admit that I am really looking forward to fall. Our ...
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Easy blog conference roommate gifts you can make in minutes! Heading to a blog conference? Bring along a few small but thoughtful gifts for your roommates!

Easy Blog Conference Roommate Gifts

Did you see my recent recap about the Haven Conference? Even though this was my third time attending, it was ...
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Home for Fall e-Book by Amy Dowling and Emily Kennedy

Introducing Home for Fall

I know for most of you, summer is still in full swing. But before we know it, the leaves will ...
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How to paint watercolor fruits - follow this tutorial to learn how to paint simple strawberries, cherries and limes with watercolor paints.

How to Paint Watercolor Fruits

Hello friends! I hope you had a good weekend. It's been scorchingly (is that a word?) hot here in Cincinnati ...
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Make your own watercolor bookmarks featuring sweet summer fruits designs like strawberries, limes & cherries. These are so easy to paint yourself!

Summer Fruits Watercolor Bookmarks

Hey there! I know it's been quiet around here this week; I woke up Monday morning with a painful pinched ...
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How to make fabric covered letters. This cute craft idea makes great DIY wall decor for a craft room or bedroom.

DIY Fabric Covered Letters

Today I'm sharing the last DIY letter from my C-R-E-A-T-E craft room wall art - this easy fabric covered letter ...
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