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DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova Change up the traditional warm weather activity of camping by adding an upscale vintage twist and start glamping! Elevate a regular spring menu while glamping or at home with these two vintage inspired recipes with modern twists! Salmon with Thyme and Coconut Oil, and an Asparagus Tartlet...
DIY Glass Planters

DIY Glass Planters

Dustin’s DIY: Glass Planters This easy DIY refreshes old light fixtures as spring planters By Dustin Bates Glass light fixtures are an abundant renewable resource at Habitat Kansas City ReStore. Remodelers are usually looking to update lighting, which means great pieces like these are easy to find, and inexpensive! We paid from $1-$2 for each...
DIY "LOVE" Shelf

DIY “LOVE” Shelf

Dustin’s DIY – LOVE Shelf Build this lovely letter shelf with scraps of wood for $5! By Dustin Bates Whenever we’re scouring the aisles of Habitat for Humanity Restore for items we can transform, we always look for scraps of wood. Buying wood new can be expensive, but we scored all the pieces in the...
DIY Vintage Photos

DIY Vintage Photos

Photographic Memories Our creative people take on the trend of the season Give your black and white photos a modern makeover with a pop of color! Choose your favorite vintage photos and scan them into digital form and save them. Remember, the higher the resolution you choose to scan with, the better print quality you’ll...
DIY Burned Wood

DIY Burned Wood

DIY Burned Wood Difficulty MILD Time MILD Cost MILD Wooden spoons are an easy find at thrift stores and estate sales, and usually cost $.50 or less. Their versatility make them great objects for crafting and decorating. Wooden cutting boards are also usually in abundance and fun to upgrade. There are lots of ways to update wooden spoons and cutting...
DIY Scrap Plant Shelf

DIY Scrap Plant Shelf

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Plant Shelf Simple odds and ends combine to make a minimal, artistic shelf. By Dustin Bates The sight of these paint strainers usually makes me cringe because it means I’m painting, which is not my favorite part of home construction and remodeling. But it was fun to re-imagine these as part...
Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely

Maker Memo: Oh So Lovely Perfectly printable art for your walls, desktop or screensasver—and Oh So Lovely gives it away for free! VKC: What inspires you in décor art design? Audrey: I’m inspired by practically everything I see in a day, but a few different words would describe my freebies—modern, simple, whimsical and fun. VKC:...
DIY Tribal Trends

DIY Tribal Trends

Tribal Trends Our creative people take on the trend of the season Tribal patterns are a huge trend in fashion as well as home décor right now. The good news is that you can apply the trend to almost anything; the bad news is that some patterns can be quite difficult. With a little prep,...
DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects

DIY Map Projects We’re jumping on the map décor bandwagon, and loving it!  
DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage

DIY Garden Storage From the kitchen to the garden Difficulty EASY Time MILD Cost MILD Lost drawers can come from furniture, bathroom, kitchens, etc. But just because they don’t have a home anymore doesn’t mean they have to go to the dump. We lined this drawer that came out of a kitchen with some vintage wallpaper samples we found at...
DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects

DIY Embroidery Hoop Projects Our creative people take on unique embroidery hoop projects Some people might say we have an embroidery hoop obsession. Whenever we pass these stitching circles at estate sales (frequently for less than $1), we snatch them up like they possess magic powers. In our hearts, they kind of do: Their vast...