Do It Yourself • Modern Christmas Cone Trees

When we started our Christmas decorating plan for this year, we knew we wanted to go with a Winter Wonderland Glam theme. We come across and feature so many amazing bloggers with their original ideas for Christmas and holiday projects, but we were looking for something this year that would elevate the modern look of our new home, but still maintain the Christmasy feel that is so important to us. … [Read more...]

All That Glitters : DIY Holiday Projects with Sparkle

Ok, I really don't love glitter... but I do, it's kind of a love/hate sort of thing. Pro : It's gloriously glam, and a really cheap way to add sparkle! Con : The fact that every time you touch it, it ends up all over your face at some inconvenient time later that day (or week!) is annoying. But at Christmas, that same annoying quality becomes festive and fun... go figure, right? Nothing says … [Read more...]

Glamorous Gold DIY Decor Projects

One of the strongest design trends over the past couple of years has been metallics, and gold is back in a big way. Glam and glittery, it adds elegance and a modern vibe all at the same time, updating a tired space without changing the color scheme. Whether you want big drama or just a touch of sparkle, there is a DIY gold decor project that will add an element of glam to any (or all!) of your … [Read more...]

Top DIY Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas

One of the most beloved decorating styles at Christmas would have to be rustic. Something about the memories that this type of decoration brings to mind is at the core of what Christmas is all about... Times gone by where family, simple things and spending time together were more important than the latest cell phone or hash-tag this and hash-tag that. They make us feel the warmth of the season, … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Leaf Decor Projects

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I really get a warm fuzzy feeling from seeing all the amazing fall decor ideas on Pinterest. (Have you seen our Fall Decorating Bloggers Home Tours post? Be prepared to swoon, and then immediately feel an overwhelming need to make hot cocoa.:)) Problem for me is that I love fall decor with a natural, back to nature vibe. It's kinda what the whole season is … [Read more...]

DIY Jewelry Organizers

After a recent move into a home where we finally have plenty of room to store everything, all I seem to want to do is stay super organized! After all, why ruin a beautiful home stuffing every crevice full of "stuff", right? So one of the first things my daughter Rachel and I wanted was a way to keep our jewelry organized. (Might be because of the tangled mess we found our things in after … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Decorating Hacks

If you've never thought of decorating with dollar store finds because you thought it was kitschy, (or just plain cheap looking) then think again. These clever bloggers used dollar store finds and a few craft supplies to create DIY dollar store decorating hacks you can be proud to have in your home. So head out to your nearest dollar store with a list in hand, and spend some time making these … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Holiday Luminaria

This year my teenage daughter wants a more traditional theme in our house… apparently as cute as our “theme” Christmases have been, she longs for something more red and green, like when she was little. ( Come on! Our Candyland Christmas Tree was AMAZING!) I myself, was longing for lots of frosty snow, and birch log candles, and starry whites…Feelin’ me, readers?  But hey, she has a point. Gotta … [Read more...]

Dollar Store DIY

Here at TBD, decorating on a budget is what we do, and you can't ask for more in "budget" ideas than a dollar! We love the idea of dollar store decorating, but we were skeptical. There is a lot of stuff out there that just seems a little too cutesy for our taste... and the idea of budget decorating isn't to look "cheap"... it's to make the most of what we have and spend the least amount we can … [Read more...]

Projects with Picture Frames

Picture frames are cheap, easy to work with, and we usually have a few hanging around the house. So why don't we use them for more than just pictures! Here are some creative and awesome projects using picture frames from some great DIY bloggers! Our feature project above, is a DIY picture frame wreath by KariAnne of 'Thistlewood Farms'. Ok, we love KariAnne. You might have seen her farmhouse … [Read more...]

Quote Me! DIY Projects with Quotes

If you have been reading our blogs for awhile, you know I have a thing for quotes. Quotes that are meaningful to us offer us a little "oomph" when we are dragging on energy or feeling a little low, can give us motivation, make us feel spiritual, or make us feel loved. They are the important words that remind us why we are here, and how to keep going. They mean something. So bring those uplifting … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Flowers

Sometimes the easiest way to add your own personal stamp on your home without spending a lot of cash is to make something crafty. For me and Steve, that means being really picky about what kind of crafty projects we use, because we like a clean, sophisticated look with a touch of warm, family friendly personality! While we always enjoy fresh flowers in our home, these DIY paper flower projects are … [Read more...]

DIY Creative Candles

The colder months are fast approaching, and one of my secrets in my decorating arsenal is candles. I love candles that are displayed creatively and with intention...the more the better... nothing warms up a room, adds sparkle and a festive air, or puts a focus of attention on the main view in the room like candles. But here's my pet peeve about people who use them in their home - actually use … [Read more...]

18 Lovely Apothecary Jar Ideas

Don't you love apothecary jars? Originally jars for medicines and supplies, they add vintage charm and can be used for everyday decor, holiday ornaments or even for decoratively displaying food and goodies!  We start off with a few DIY apothecary jar projects for those of you who want to make your own, and then we just have a ton of ideas for fillers... If you want to just pick up a few at the … [Read more...]

DIY Decor: How to Make a Scarecrow

One of my favorite fall decorations is a scarecrow for my front porch. Now I know you can pick up really cute, inexpensive scarecrows at your craft shops. But nothing is more satisfying than using your creativity making a personal expression of your family, for almost no money, than making your own scarecrow! And it’s not only easy, its a fun thing to do with the kids as well. What you will … [Read more...]

12 Home Decor Mod Podge Projects

  If you are a crafter, chances are that you know well the virtues of Mod Podge, the specialty glue/sealant/crafting tool. If you don't then it's time! Mod Podge is not just about decoupage anymore! I was really surprised at the number of projects I found bloggers using Mod Podge for, and since it's pretty inexpensive, and goes a long way, I suggest you pick up a jar, some foam … [Read more...]

DIY Sharpie Projects

If you don't think you have the right supplies around the house for a quick DIY project, think again.  Sharpie markers are in every junk drawer, home office, or school supply bag these days, and it's amazing what these little markers can pull off in the DIY world, my friends... No longer is the permanentness (is that a word?) of a sharpie a thing to be feared, because it is just that attribute … [Read more...]

DIY Photo Transfer Projects

I actually went to college to become a photographer, so I'm really excited about these DIY photo transfer projects. Nothing makes a more personal accent, gift, piece of art or memento than a photo... and we've found some great ideas for taking those amazing memories, and then transferring them to wood, fabric, even glass to create one of a kind (really one of a kind!) projects. Summer is coming, … [Read more...]

Make a West Elm Planter look alike for $2!

We all love having unique home accents in our homes, but sometimes that can be expensive. Terrarium planters are very trendy now, and in looking for something out of the ordinary I came across West Elm's Shane Powers Fishbowl planters and vases... Loved the contemporary look with the traditional overtones, but wasn't crazy about how the price would affect my pocketbook. Here are step by step … [Read more...]

Crafting a Craft Room

Crafting a craft room is on the wish list for any home decorator or crafter...and let's face it, if you are a budget decorator, they are often one in the same! So I'm going to try to inspire you all to create a space where you can express yourself...and use your creativity to decorate your home! Here are a few tips on crafting the perfect craft room, and tons of inspiration! 1 - Find the space. … [Read more...]

DIY Moss Spheres

What the heck are moss spheres, you ask? Well, they are a cool, organic and chic decorating accent to be displayed on trays, on bowls, in pots... you name it, this works! You can buy these kind of decorative spheres at many upscale stores... or you can make DIY moss spheres for your home without the expense. And a bonus? The DIY versions tend to look more unique, and natural as well, not so … [Read more...]