BUILD AN OUTDOOR CABANA LOUNGE

One of the awesome things about DIY means you can dream up wild and crazy projects like this outdoor cabana lounge build.  I’ve always wanted a lazy lounge space in our backyard and with the help of my friend Ana White my dreams have come true.
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MAKE A BACKYARD RETREAT SPACE FIT FOR KIDS OR ADULTS. THIS IS A DIY TUTORIAL TO BUILD AN OUTDOOR CABANA LOUNGE SPACE, A RELAXING HIDEOUT FOR ANYONE.

I first spotted this idea in my buildy friend Liz from Smart Girls DIY Instagram feed:
Smart Girls DIY palapa inspiration
Clearly this palapa structure is from a vacation destination spot and of course I want my backyard to feel like a vacation!  But looking at that frame and considering the support and angles I knew I needed Ana to step in and sketch up plans.  Lucky for us she has the free plans available here!
kids outdoor cabana
My goal was to complete this project over the summer but time has a way of slipping and now summer has turned to Fall.  That’s okay, we can still make use of the outdoor cabana lounge and boy is it ever cozy!
diy outdoor cabana lounge fort
I prefer the cabana lounge with the awning cover but it I took some photos without so you can see the structure.  Ana designed the build using lap joints so the beams overlap and intersect then I used hex lag bolts to hold it altogether (similar to the bolts used in my outdoor truss style coffee table).
diy outdoor covered cabana lounge
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The platform deck boards run 8′ so no waste here and you have a little walking space in front of the queen size camping air mattress.
queen size camping mattress in cabana
queen size camping mattress in cabana
diy outdoor cabana lounge structure
It’s a little relaxing space carved out of our backyard, if my kids were younger it would make a great playhouse too.  You could even add solid roofing material to make it more waterproof for a playhouse.  Or for another playhouse idea – try this open frame idea or this bungalow playhouse.
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The awning is a super easy addition.  I used 80″ wide Sunbrella awning fabric so it fits the length of the cabana without having to finish the edges.  On the ends I made a pocket for 3/4″ steel conduit pipe, fold the raw edge of the fabric over 1/2″ and then 2″ and sew a seam then slide the pipe into the pocket:
diy outdoor cabana awning with pipe weight
The pipe acts as a weight to keep the awning in place and is easily removable.  Also you can raise the awning sides to let in more air and light by placing the pipe up on the side post:
diy outdoor cabana awning with pipe weight
outdoor lounge cabana with fabric awning
Personally I prefer the awning sides down to make it more private.
outdoor lounge cabana with fabric awning
This was my first time building a true deck platform and it won’t be my last.  I used the Kreg Deck Jig and you cannot see a single screw head!
deck style floor in outdoor cabana
diy outdoor cabana lounge with globe lights
Be sure to stop by Ana’s place to get the free plans.  Below are some of the steps I took to build this cabana lounge.  Scroll down for a few in process building tips and notes.
lap joints using mini circular saw
Step 1: Making the lap joints sounded way worse than it actually was.  I used my handy WORX Compact Circular Saw to make all the cross cuts.
lap joint using multi-tool
Then went in with my Rockwell Sonicrafter multi-tool to remove all the little slices.
connecting lap joints with lag bolts
Step 2: To join the laps I predrilled then inserted 3/8-Inch x 3-Inch Hex Lag Screws.
outdoor cabana lounge frame
Above is the basic frame assembled.
Kreg deck jig to install deck boards
Add the deck boards using a Kreg Deck Jig.  You can see how the Kreg 2-Inch 8 Coarse deck screws are buried at an angle into the sides of each board:
Kreg deck jig to install deck boards
For the large 4×4 cross supports I opted to use Simpson Strong-Tie post caps which wrap around two sides of each 4×4 making the join strong and tight:
Simpson Strong-Tie hardware
headboard spacer with scrap 4x4
Moving on to the headboard use pocket holes and Kreg Blue-Kote 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.   Place a scrap piece of 4×4 to act as your spacer and hold the board in place while you attach.
scrap wood support while installing roof cross supports
Up on the roof line use a scrap 2×4 and clamp to give your cross support a resting spot while you attach.  I work alone so manuevering and attaching these long supports can be tricky.
removable globe string lights
To fancy up my outdoor lounge cabana I added clear globe bulb patio string lights.  This style of outdoor lights has a small clip on the housing.  I hammered in a cord support then slipped the clip through the open space and this allows me to easily remove the lights in the winter.
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I hope you enjoyed this build as much as we are enjoying the completed project!

Virgin Ideas To Use Old Wooden Pallets

Latest interior design ideas include wooden pallets as the necessary element of their projects. New, upcoming and latest ideas are rapidly take fame in the field of pallets wood. As to become a trendsetter we now present very new and virgin ideas to use old wooden pallets and transform them into useful items and furniture of daily use.

Palet shelf

Palet shelf

Palet shelf

Storage box ideas exclusively designed with wooden pallets

Now the storage boxes are exclusively designed with pallet wood. New and emerging storage box ideas are going popular in the field of pallet wood.  A fascinating and beautiful collection is available in stores and at different sites. However, besides all of these, you can design your own storage box ideas by the usage of your own creative DIY skills.

Pallet storage box

Pallet dartboard

Pallet chalk board

Pallet chalk board

Wooden Pallet Workspace tables

I often need to design a small table to be used in the workspace. After tiring work I want to enjoy a coffee that places in front of me on the decorative table. My desires become true when I get wooden pallet coffee table ideas. This very suitable for me that at the time of rest it is best for placing coffee and after that in time of work this will be the best space to place my tools.

Pallet dog house

Pallet playhouse

 Wooden Pallet Mini garden ideas

Wooden pallets are the main source to design mini and vertical gardens. With the least modifications, you can turn a recycled pallet into your mini garden. This garden idea is ready to grow your flowers, vegetable vines, and fascinating grass.

Pallet planter

Pallet planter

Pallet Center table designs

Center tables are mostly used in home furniture. Center tables are an attached accessory in sofa ideas and it will be a necessary furniture item of dining and study room. So center pallet table is the most suitable furniture ideas that bear the low cost but grant high benefits to you.

Pallet decor

Wooden Pallet Kitchen Accessories

Many of the kitchen accessories are now design in pallet wood. Kitchen tables, pallets shelves and wall art in the kitchen are now designed with pallet ideas. This will make the kitchen a heart-catching place.

Pallet bar

Pallet wine rack

Unwind in your backyard with a cozy DIY outdoor cabana lounge!

Got a beautiful garden that’s ideal for spending downtime but don’t have the furniture to complement it? Perhaps this outdoor cabana lounge would be a perfect fit!

Outdoor Cabana Lounge

This little DIY backyard lounge is especially perfect for those who love going to the beach since the structure resembles a cabana/palapa.

Measuring 8 ft long, the deck fits a queen size mattress and even allows for a small walking space in front. Each side has a narrow counter top so you can place your mugs, books and items that you want to be within your reach while relaxing on it.

The awning fabric cover can be removed easily since it’s simply secured in place by the weight of the conduit pipes inserted at both ends.

It’s beautiful, cozy and simple to build! So if you want to make your outdoor space feel like a vacation, then start building your own outdoor cabana lounge now!

Do you know someone who’d love to have this in their backyard too?

Materials:

  • 6 pcs – 8′ long 4×4 Timber
  • 12 pcs – 8′ long 2×4 Timber
  • 16 pcs – 8′ long 2×6 Timber
  • 2 pcs – 8′ long 2×8 Timber
  • 3″ Exterior Decking Screws
  • 2-1/2″ Exterior Pocket Hole Screws
  • Strong Tie Post Connectors
  • Concrete Pier Blocks
  • 2 pcs Conduit Pipes
  • 80″ wide Awning Fabric

Tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Speed Square
  • Safety Glasses
  • Kreg Jig
  • Power Drill
  • Spirit Level
  • Wood Clamps

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Build your own cozy outdoor cabana lounge!

Got a beautiful garden that’s ideal for spending downtime but don’t have the furniture to complement it? Perhaps this outdoor cabana lounge would be a perfect fit!

DIY Outdoor Cabana Lounge

This little DIY backyard lounge is especially perfect for those who love going to the beach since the structure resembles a cabana/palapa.

Measuring 8 ft long, the deck fits a queen size mattress and even allows for a small walking space in front. Each side has a narrow counter top so you can place your mugs, books and items that you want to be within your reach while relaxing on it.

The awning fabric cover can be removed easily since it’s simply secured in place by the weight of the conduit pipes inserted at both ends.

It’s beautiful, cozy and simple to build! So if you want to make your outdoor space feel like a vacation, then start building your own outdoor cabana lounge now!

Do you know someone who’d love to have this in their backyard too?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 6 pcs – 8′ long 4×4 Timber
  • 12 pcs – 8′ long 2×4 Timber
  • 16 pcs – 8′ long 2×6 Timber
  • 2 pcs – 8′ long 2×8 Timber
  • 3″ Exterior Decking Screws
  • 2-1/2″ Exterior Pocket Hole Screws
  • Strong Tie Post Connectors
  • Concrete Pier Blocks
  • 2 pcs Conduit Pipes
  • 80″ wide Awning Fabric

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Speed Square
  • Safety Glasses
  • Kreg Jig
  • Power Drill
  • Spirit Level
  • Wood Clamps

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Thanks to That’s My Letter for this great project.

20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

Many of us in our apartments have a small bathroom, and we present some ideas how to organize it. The real challenge is to organize well the space in the small bathroom, because in addition to furniture and sanitary facilities, there is a myriad of little things that require their own space for storage. Storage space in the bathroom is necessary, and you can save space and money by recycling existing objects in your home. There are a lot of great ideas for recycling wooden boxes, glass jars, basket of wicker and plastic containers, that you can use when designing a small space.

To make a small bathroom to be attractive and functional, good organization is critical. Cute ideas for storage emphasize the modern design in all bathrooms, and boxes and baskets made of natural materials are excellent choices. Hanging baskets look interesting and are saving the space. Baskets of wicker or plastic baskets are ideal for hanging on a metal rod. Such ideas are suitable for storing towels. Buckets also look great on the walls or shelves. To save space, you can build a shelf above the toilet or niches in the wall to maximize space in your small bathroom. Wall shelves can be used for storing small items, organized in glass jars or plastic containers. Well-organized and easily designed small bathroom will look more spacious, modern and comfortable. In addition, we present you one interesting collection of some creative ideas for towel storage in the bathroom. Take a look below, and you will see many inspirational examples!

20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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20 Really Inspiring DIY Towel Storage Ideas For Every Small Bathroom

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DIY Milky Way Galaxy Bath Bomb Tutorial

I know, I know…I’ve been going sewing crazy lately and I forgot about all of my spa peeps out there. For this, I apologize. So how about I make it up to you with a nifty tutorial on this galaxy swirling technique using my Milky Way bath bomb recipe! I love this recipe so stinkin much. It’s not only called the Milky Way because of its design; this bath bomb recipe is chock full of soothing and nourishing ingredients such as powdered milk, jojoba oil, and honey.

So the first thing you’ll want to do is get the recipe by clicking on this link.

Get the Bath Bomb Recipe

First, we’ll be starting by mixing our dry ingredients. Make sure to sift your citric acid and baking soda if you have any clumps. Soft clumps in the powdered milk or honey will break up with the beater, but if you’ve got hard lumps you’ll want to sift those too.

Next, we’ll be measuring out our wet ingredients. Now you know this is a special recipe when you see me pull out the Queen of oils – Jojoba. She is beautiful, and emollient and I love her oh so much.

The fragrance oil I chose for this bath bomb is this Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil by Crafter’s Choice.

Start by beating your dry ingredients on their own. Cover your mixer with a towel to keep the ingredients from getting too airborne. Once again, if you want to see the measurements for the dry and wet ingredients, get the free recipe above.

Once the dry ingredients are mixed well, slowly add in your wet ingredients and mix until everything is fully incorporated.

The finished product should have this consistency:

Next, we’ll be dividing up our batch into four. To get the exact weight of each batch, see the recipe.

Then we’ll be coloring the different batches with some vibrant galaxy-esque hues. Once again, the different colorants and their amounts are covered in the recipe.

And here comes the fun part! Check out the video below to see how to mold your own Milky Way galaxy bombs.

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Hexagon Honeycomb Shelves Made With Popsicle Sticks Tutorial

Think popsicle stick crafts are strictly for the grade school set? If so, this project will have you looking at these humble wooden sticks in a completely different way. In recent years, geometric shapes have been hot in fashion accessories, art, and home decor. Mid-century inspired hexagon shelves, in particular, have been popping up at loads of trendy retailers including West Elm, Urban Outfitters, and World Market. We’ll show you how to make your own honeycomb shelves for a fraction of the cost you’d pay at the store using our printable template and some easy-to-find materials. You can even use the template to come up with your own geometric configurations, so get creative!

(Image: Maya Marin)

Things You’ll Need

  • 4.5 inch x 1 inch popsicle sticks (See tip below)

  • Hexagon shelf template, downloaded and printed

  • Hot glue gun

  • Wood stain of your choice

  • Craft brushes (if using gel or liquid wood stain)

Tip

  • The quantity depends on the number, shape, and depth of the shelves you’d like to make. A single hexagon shelf about three inches in depth requires 102 popsicle sticks (17 sticks per side).
(Image: Maya Marin)

How to Make a Basic Hexagon Shelf

Step 1

Download and print the hexagon shelf template. Notice that, on the template, every other side of the hexagon is colored gray while the others are white.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 2

Lay three popsicle sticks down on the gray colored sides, as shown below. You’ve now laid down half (or, three sides) of your foundation hexagon for your shelf.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 3

To make sure that your foundation hexagon is perfectly shaped, tape your first three sticks to the template so they don’t move around. You’re going to layer all subsequent sticks on top, using the foundation layer as your guide — so you want this to be as symmetrical as possible.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 4

Now you’re going to glue down the remaining three sticks of your first hexagon to the sticks you’ve taped to the template. Dab a bit of glue near the edge of each end of a popsicle stick (as shown below) so you can join the sticks where the ends overlap at each corner.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Glue the stick down using the lines on your template as guides (see below). You’ve now connected three sides of your hexagon.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Glue down the other two sticks until you’ve completed your foundation hexagon.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 5

Remove the tape and template from your work, then lay down your second hexagon in the same pattern as you did the first, making sure that each stick you glue down is aligned to the one below. You can refer back to the gray and white colored areas on the template to guide you as to stick placement pattern. When you’re done with the second hexagon, here’s what your project should look like from the side.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Continue gluing down layer after layer of popsicle stick hexagons until your shelf reaches your desired depth. I made mine approximately three inches deep. This equates to 17 popsicle sticks per side for a total of 102 sticks.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 6

Finally, stain your shelf according to the manufacturer’s directions for the specific product you’re using. I used a craft gel wood stain, so I’m using a paint brush and wiping away any excess gel.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Tip

  • Staining the hard-to-reach areas between the popsicle stick layers (see below) can be tricky. You’ll have to use a small flat brush to get in between those tight spots. I decided to go for a weathered appearance, so didn’t attempt to reach every single area between the layers nor stain the entire surface evenly. If you’d like yours to have a more polished appearance, I recommend using spray stain or consider coloring with spray paint to ensure that the areas in between the sticks are thoroughly and evenly coated.
(Image: Maya Marin)

Once you’ve stained it to your liking, allow to dry completely. Once dry, your shelf is now ready to mount! I hung mine using drywall screws and anchors at each top corner of the shelf.

(Image: Maya Marin)
(Image: Maya Marin)

Using the Basic Template for Other Configurations

As shown in the video above, you can combine two or more template printouts to make other configurations. Below are instructions on how to make the double hexagon shelf pictured here.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 1

Download and print two templates and cut them out.

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Step 2

Join your templates as shown, then tape them together — with one white side overlapping one gray side of the other template. Ensure that no gray or white sides are connected to each other on the outer edges of your shape. In other words, your finished shape should only have alternating gray and white sides all the way around.

(Image: Maya Marin)
(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 3

As shown in the basic instructions, place sticks on the gray colored areas, then tape them down.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Step 4

Now, create your foundation layer by gluing down the rest of the popsicle sticks that complete the double hexagon shape (refer to Step 4 in the basic shelf instructions above).

(Image: Maya Marin)

Important: Don’t place a popsicle stick on the side where the two templates were joined — only along the outer edges.

Step 5

Remove the tape and template from your work. Continue layering and gluing your sticks in the same order as before until you’ve reached your desired depth.

(Image: Maya Marin)

Once you’ve reached your desired depth, it’s time to stain your shelf. (Refer to step 6 in the basic instructions above.)

(Image: Maya Marin)

Once dried, your shelf is ready to hang. They’ll add some retro flavor to your abode and are perfect for displaying small plants, flameless candles, and lightweight sculptures. Best of all, you get to take pride in the fact that you made them yourself — out of popsicle sticks no less. How’s that for a conversation starter?

(Image: Maya Marin)
(Image: Maya Marin)

Christmas decoration with pine cones – Wonderful DIY craft ideas

Christmas decoration with pine cones – Wonderful DIY craft ideas

The perfect Christmas scenery we always imagine with snow, fir trees and a small chapel: snow glistens on the branches and pine cones, light streams from the small windows of the chapel, it is getting dark. Unfortunately, it does not snow everywhere, but with the right DIY craft ideas we can bring the Christmas spirit to our home. Tanning with pine cones is ideal in autumn and in the Advent season to get in the mood for the best party of the year. Here are wonderful crafting ideas with pine cones.

Christmas decoration with pine cones - Wonderful DIY craft ideas

 

 

Pine cones Owls

Fluffy and cute is this little guy. On the next walk not only gather pins, but also feathers and decorate the cone with it. Cut a triangle out of a piece of yellow felt and stick it on as a beak. Two more shaky eyes and the pine cone owl is complete.

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Glittering cone birds

These birdies are elegant and a great idea for the table decoration on Christmas Eve. First sprinkle pine cones with color spray in gold, silver and white, then coat with glue and dip in glitter. Styrofoam balls in the same way. Cut out glitter paper wings and tail and glue the bird together. From wire bend feet and put in the pin.

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Pine cones Bunny

Cut out the felt ears, stick two loose eyes and a wooden bead as a nose. Finally, pull a little wool yarn through the wooden bead, so the bunny gets sweet whiskers. 15 more ideas for making pine cones can be found in my article .

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Glitter pinecone

Trying to make this idea is really easy: apply a dab of glue to the end of the cone and sprinkle with glitter. To make it faster, apply several dots of glue at a distance from each other and sprinkle with glitter. Let it dry, then use the next color. Tip: infer a newspaper and reuse the glitter.

 

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Tang children

Stick a wooden bead on a wooden ball as a nose, then paint the face. Use a little wool yarn for the hair. Now cut a felt collar and glue it between the pin and the wooden ball. For the little ones, put a wooden bead on a piece of brown pipe cleaner and glue it to the pin.

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brownie

A nice craft idea, especially for children. Stick the hat made of felt or tissue paper. For the head a styrofoam ball or just a face made of cardboard can be used. Cut the beard out of felt. A Knubbelnase from a wooden bead may not be missing. So that the male stands better, stick pressed sheets on cardboard and cut, then stick under the cones.

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Tang Lichterdeko

A charming decoration idea for an atmospheric dinner in the run-up to Christmas. Fill a tall glass jar with a bit of hay, then insert pine cones and a LED string of lights. More sparkling Christmas decoration ideas with fairy lights presents Claudia in this post .

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Pine cone hedgehog made of plasticine

Make a muzzle from clay, then press on the pine cones. Finally, roll small balls for eyes and nose. Do you want to make figurinesfrom cones, chestnuts and acorns? Then this article with chestnut males, hazelnut squirrel and walnut mice is just right for you!

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Elegant candle glasses

First sprinkle the tips of the cones with glue and dip in glitter powder. Cover the rim of preserving jars with lace, then put on a bow and the pins. Fill the glass with some decorative sand and put a candle in it.

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Heart pine cones

Use a heart shaped heart wreath or simply make a heart out of pieces of cardboard, then glue it over with cones. Hang the wreath on the door with a decorative ribbon. More beautiful ideas for autumn wreaths can be found in this post and here .

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Pin Art

For this pin deco you need a saw and a drill: saw a branch into pieces with straight sides, then drill a hole in the middle. Thread golden beads onto a thick piece of wire and put in the hole. Now put a pine cone on the wire and, if necessary, fix it with a dab of hot glue.

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Pinecone-angel

Use longer spigots for this idea. Brush the leaves with golden acrylic paint or apply white paint, then dip in glitter powder. Stick wool yarn on a wooden ball as hair and paint eyelashes, as well as a mouth. Stick the head with hot glue on the pin, then put a big loop on the back. Hang up with a loop.

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Tang Imp

A cute guy! Either sew caps or just roll a felt bag, cut off the overlapping fabric and stick it on. A little coat, a warm scarf and arms made of beads decorated with pearls complete the pixie.

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Magical Christmas decoration

Making Christmas decorations with pine cones is so easy, if you have the right idea: stick a ribbon to the pin to hang it up, then decorate with nuts, cinnamon sticks, ribbons, fir branches and figurines.

You can find more great craft and decoration ideas for Christmas in our Christmas section . Beautiful ideas for snack recipes and decoration for Halloween are available here .

Great craft instructions, beauty tips, as well as decorative ideas on our page  diydekoideen.com Have a  look. If you liked this article, share it on Facebook or remember a picture or two on Pinterest. 

Have fun and make a nice pre-Christmas time, wishes

Susi 

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5 Wood Crate Upcycling Projects For Fabulous Home Decor

I love the look of wooden crates. They offer such rustic appeal and they’re so useful for storage and other things. Whether you’re a fan of industrial decorating or you prefer French country or a vintage look, there are a number of ways that you can incorporate wooden crates into your decorating.

25 Wood Crate Upcycling Projects For Fabulous Home Decor
The great thing about crates is they are very inexpensive. You can find old wooden crates at most flea markets and thrift stores for just a few dollars each. If you have to buy them new, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and various other craft stores have them for around $10 each – they’re not expensive at all and they offer such versatility when it comes to decorating. You may even be able to get them for free from grocery or liquor stores – some of them typically just break them down and throw them out anyway.

Much like pallets, wooden crates can be used for just about anything. Speaking of pallets, you should really check out this beautiful pallet coffee table that you can totally DIY in just a couple of hours. It will look beautiful with some of the side table projects you can build from wooden crates.

Upcycling is my favorite thing, which is why I love all of these wooden crate DIY projects. Not only do you get gorgeous rustic furnishings, you also help to save the environment because you are reusing something that you may otherwise throw out. You can customize all of these DIY wooden crate projects to meet your specific color and design needs, and most of them require few to no additional tools or materials to make. In addition to the low cost, you can create such a beautiful interior with wooden crates. Plus, wooden crate pieces look beautiful with farmhouse décor. If you haven’t yet added farmhouse pieces to your home, be sure to check out these 55 DIY farmhouse furniture décor projects.
Now, let’s get back to what you can do with those wooden crates. From bathroom storage to toy boxes and so much more, there is definitely going to be a wooden crate project in this collection that speaks to you. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve made!

1. Built-In Shelving

Built-In ShelvingThis built-in shelving is something that you would pay a small fortune to a contractor for – but you can do it for so much less. Those wooden crates can be purchased at most hobby stores as well as Dollar Stores for around $10 each, if you don’t already have some on hand. You use them to create this amazing shelving unit around the headboard or you could do this in the living room around your television.

Tutorial: eastcoastcreativeblog

2. Cushioned Ottoman

Cushioned OttomanThis is an amazing project and one that doesn’t take long. You can turn a vintage milk crate into an ottoman with a pillowed top and plenty of storage. You don’t even have to sew – the top is stapled on in true upholstery style. If you’re planning a rustic look for the living room, this ottoman is a definite must.

Tutorial: jenniferdecorates

3. Little Car Storage

Little Car StorageHow adorable is this little car garage? It’s made with an old wooden crate and some cardboard mailing tubes, which you can pick up at postal stores for just a few dollars. I love the ingenuity of this. Not only does it neatly store those little cars when they’re not in use, it doubles as a toy since it’s a “garage”. Kids are going to adore it!

Tutorial: frugalfun4boys

4. Front Door Organizer

Front Door OrganizerMost people – me included- would love their keys if they weren’t hanging somewhere safe. I have a shelf beside my entry door that houses all the car keys so we always know where they are. I really love the idea of turning that shelf into a vintage looking piece with an old crate. You would just need to add hooks and maybe stencil in something clever and then hang.

Tutorial: kammyskorner

5. Rustic Nightstand

Rustic NightstandTurn that old crate up on its side and make it a gorgeously rustic nightstand or a side table for the living room. You can add one of those cube shelves from the Dollar Store – they’re about $5 each – and make plenty of storage inside your table. Add burlap or a bit of lace for decoration and you’re all set.

Tutorial: rustic-crafts

6. Corner Bookshelves

Corner BookshelvesYou don’t even have to spend hours turning your wooden crates into amazing décor. You can simply stack them up and use them to house books and other knick-knacks. I do recommend that you secure these somewhat, especially if you have small children or animals in the house. You could simply clamp them with small metal clamps through the slats so that they don’t topple over, and you’ve got a great new rustic bookcase.

7. Mud Room Rack

Mud Room RackThose old wooden crates would be perfect in the mud room or if you don’t have a mud room, just set them up right inside the back door. You can use them to house muddy shoes and boots, as well as scarves and even put hooks on them to hold jackets if you want. There are so many ways to make a customized mud room rack with those wooden crates.

Tutorial: infarrantlycreative

8. Decorative Toy Storage

Decorative Toy StoragePainting those wooden crates different bright colors makes them perfect for adding a storage unit to your child’s bedroom or playroom. These can be used to house so many toys, depending on the number of crates you have on hand. You can organize toys in each crate which will make playtime and cleanup time much easier and more efficient. If you homeschool, this would be the perfect storage unit to keep studies organized.

Tutorial: smartschoolhouse

9. Filing Cabinet With Sliding Drawers

Filing Cabinet With Sliding DrawersWho says you need to spend loads of money on home office furniture? You can make this amazing filing cabinet with sliding drawers out of those wooden crates and it works like a charm to keep things organized and tidy. This would also make a wonderful extra dresser if you need it – you know, because some of us have way too many clothes. However you use it, it’s easy to build and offers amazing storage capacity.

Tutorial: virginiasweetpea

10. DIY Coffee Table

DIY Coffee TableI’m a sucker for a unique and creative coffee table project. I absolutely love this wooden crate idea. Not only is it beautiful and rustic looking, it also gives you storage and you can stain or paint it whatever color you need to match your living room décor. You’ll need four wooden crates, all the same size to create this as well as plywood and some basic woodworking type tools.

Tutorial: myanythingandeverything

Some Nice DIY Kids Playground Ideas for Your Backyard

Grass or concrete isn’t appropriate. You’re able to install it to the fence, in the backyard. A good idea to increase your backyard and cause it to be more child-friendly. With just a little work and almost no price tag, you may create an enjoyable and distinctive playground all the neighborhood kids may want to enjoy. Continue reading to discover how your backyard can become a playground for your children! Kids’ mini indoor playgrounds have instructions. The pool takes just a couple of days to a couple weeks at most depending on you.

The last touch is going to be a brand new arm from the rear of the very first tower to get a significant tire swing. There are numerous styles to pick from, from simple to extravagant. Some can similarly be utilized to enhance the decor in your lawn or garden. Providentially, the carpeting was eliminated years ago. Moreover, maintain your automobile windows rolled up.

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Even better just enable the kids to discover them. In this contemporary way of living is actually rare to see they playing outdoors. Many kids really like to play house in a very small playhouse designed only for them. The children adore the monkey bars and it’s an excellent fit for both the 6-year-old and 12-year-old Don’t overlook, in regards to children, safety first! It may hold numerous kids and lots of adults.

The majority of the second, instructions are absolutely free to see, print and download. You will find instructions throughout the net You will possibly require a permit to construct There are a couple precautions you may take to be certain that everyone who’s building the tree house stays secure.

Others are only photos to inspire you. Bore bolt holes across the deck supports and during the articles. Other critters love that, too. The treehouse is only to your children so that means thinking about how your children are in fact likely to utilize it. If you give your fantasy tree house the attention and care it deserves, then you may construct a wooden sanctuary you may enjoy for a long moment. Find out how to construct your own zip-line and your kids won’t ever leave from your own backyard.

 

Looks like it’s your option to learn. Regrettably, it is simple to unwittingly provoke them. A number of them don’t incorporate a pool installation! You can now send them out as you relax comfortably inside. There are a lot of methods to get fun for this and, the remainder of the minute, it is merely an attractive accent characteristic. It is a fantastic little backyard idea.

Grass or concrete isn’t appropriate. You’re able to install it to the fence, in the backyard. A good idea to increase your backyard and cause it to be more child-friendly. With just a little work and almost no price tag, you may create an enjoyable and distinctive playground all the neighborhood kids may want to enjoy. Continue reading to discover how your backyard can become a playground for your children! Kids’ mini indoor playgrounds have instructions. The pool takes just a couple of days to a couple weeks at most depending on you.

The last touch is going to be a brand new arm from the rear of the very first tower to get a significant tire swing. There are numerous styles to pick from, from simple to extravagant. Some can similarly be utilized to enhance the decor in your lawn or garden. Providentially, the carpeting was eliminated years ago. Moreover, maintain your automobile windows rolled up.

You do not always undergo a consultant or an overall contractor. This undertaking will continue to help keep the whole family entertained! Step one of this job is to construct the most crucial frame of the playset. This website has decent prices on all sorts of playground flooring choices

Because the substance is lightweight, it’s not hard for employees to install, and doesn’t require technical equipment. It’s rubber and resembles grass. Recycled tires are great for cheap and quick backyard fun. If you discover you’re in the automobile with an unwanted stinging passenger, attempt to pull over safely.