Our cats are jerks. I love them to death, don’t get me wrong, but they’re little jerks. We have two cat trees in our house and I have sacrificed and retired many a wall decoration due to their mischief behavior. At one point one of the little brats looked me in the eye as they knocked a glass shadow box to its end.Continue reading “Cat-Friendly DIY Scratching Wall Decor for Cat Trees”
How to Take Your Advent Calendars to the Next Level (stuffer ideas)
Recently, it has come to my attention that most store-bought advent calendars in America are lame. Either they are filled with cheap and cruddy chocolate, made purely for kids, or very very expensive. Not in my house. I want the extravagant calendar filled with amazing treats but don’t want to break the bank. I want something besides chocolate (or something at least better than waxy chocolate) and that I’ll actually like or use after. So that’s what I do. I make our calendars customized to each person. Sometimes I make it go with their main Christmas gift and then really take the whole thing to the next level. Here are 15+ ideas on how to create the best advent calendar geared toward adults (but teens and such may like ’em too).
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How To: Faux Vining Wall Art (DIY)
This DIY is perfect for someone looking for a cheap and eccentric addition to their home decor. This ‘How To’ is a little more involved than your average Pinterest creation. Depending on your level of experience, you can make this as complicated or as easy as you like. Plus, This DIY can be transformed into any size or shape you need! Put something else on the wall that’s not just a frame.
How To: Easy and Cheap Photography Backdrops and Floordrops (DIY)
This how-to is mostly focused on food and small product photography backdrops and floordrops, but that doesn’t mean these can’t be scaled up for larger photography. This is probably one of my absolute favorite photography hacks because it is easy, cheap, and makes my food photos look pro.
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How to Easily Hide Stereo Speakers (DIY)
If you have a special someone that is a Sound
snob Connoisseur (you know what I mean, or you are this person) they will fight tooth and nail to have multiple speakers put throughout the living room. If you would like to support that person and their elite ears, this is a great and easy hack to hide some of the speakers.
Any Skill Canvas and String Art Decor
Alright, so I love this DIY because it’s perfect for someone looking for an intricate art piece or for something quick and easy. The best part about this project is it’s very customizable to your current decor, time, and skill set.
DIY Blackout Candles (6 for $25)
If you came here for a full tutorial on how to make candles, you might want to find a more experienced candle maker. This post is really more of a PSA than a DIY tutorial. After a horrific blackout experience, I decided it was my duty to inform the lovely public how to be more prepared in the event of a power outage (because I was not and I still have nightmares about it).