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DIY Wall Decor Ideas: Vintage Maps

See our favorite DIY wall decor ideas using vintage maps — because vintage maps are so cool and an affordable way to decorate large walls or create a gallery wall.  Find the printable vintage map you need in our collection of 20 vintage maps and a second collection of 20 more vintage maps (all free […] The …

How to Make Your Own DIY Felt Letter Board

Today we have an awesome gift idea (and, of course, make one for yourself, too!) — a DIY felt letter board! Make one in any size and color you like! Other simple DIY projects that make great gifts: Yard Dominoes, Two-Tiered Square Lazy Susan Organizer, and I-pad/Tablet Stand.     How to Make Your Own […] The …

Fresh Evergreen Christmas Swag in 10 Minutes

This beautiful Christmas swag is unbelievably easy to make, for almost free! All you need is 10 minutes, a mixed variety of botanical clippings, some twine and a couple of ribbons! For more DIY Christmas decor, see How to Decorate a Christmas Tree like a Professional, Snowman Door Decoration, and 30 Ways to use Evergreen […] The …

Installing Custom Wood Pre-Hung Doors | Basement Remodel

As we remodel our 1960’s house, we’re installing custom doors in the basement to match the original wood doors. This video shows our tips and tricks for hanging new doors.  See all of our basement remodel vlogs and projects here.  This post contains affiliate links. Learn more and read our full disclosure policy here. About […] The …

Hanging Stockings Without a Mantel or Fireplace

No mantel? No fireplace? No problem! Hanging stockings without a mantel is simple! And it works whether you have a fireplace or not. And when you’re thinking about filling those stockings, we’ve got some ideas for you: Tween and Teen Stocking Stuffers and Stocking Stuffers for Mom and Dad and Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids […] The …

11 Ways to Reuse Old Calendars

Reuse old calendars as you put up the new with these amazing craft ideas! Recycel and reuse those pretty pictures to make something new. If you are in the crafty mood after you reuse your calendars, try a 4×4 craft, indoor winter crafts for kids, or canvas art projects. The year may be over, but […] The …

How to Raise Stair Treads to Fix Uneven Steps

When we added new flooring in our 1970’s home remodel, it made the top basement stair taller than the others. See how we easily and quickly raised the stair treads to fix the uneven steps and correct the rise of the staircase.  See all of our basement remodel vlogs and projects here.  Pssst: Our once-a-year […] The …

Winter Decorations: Snowman Wreath

Celebrate the chilly season with this easy winter decoration! Our easy, no-sew no-glue snowman wreath can be made in one afternoon. For more winter decoration ideas, check out snowman door decorating kit, a fun collection of DIY outdoor winter decor, and 25+ Best Winter Wreaths. I saw this cute duct tape wreath by Jones Design […] The …

11 Easy DIY Christmas Cards

Spread some Christmas magic with one of these easy DIY Christmas cards. Get crafty and in the Christmas spirit and send some Christmas cheer. Need more Christmas craft ideas: Christmas gifts to make for tweens, Christmas crafts for kids, and advent calendar garlands. While holiday greetings in all forms are certainly welcome this time of […] The …

Recessed Light Fixtures for a Low Ceiling

Wondering how to install lights in a basement with a low ceiling and shallow clearance? We found a great affordable light fixture for low ceilings! This thin LED light requires only 3/4″ clearance and is easy to install.   See more about our basement remodel updates here, including the exposed ceiling in the rest of the […] The …