How to Make a Tree Branch Curtain Rod

Bring the outdoors inside with this free and easy hack! This is the perfect DIY project for all of you nature lovers, and the perfect window treatment refresh. Next time you go for a walk in the woods or have fallen tree branches in your yard, save a couple somewhat straight, approximately 4’+ x 1″ – 2″  thick branches. The length of branch will depend on the size of your window. Find a sturdy hook or curtain rod holder that the branch can fit in and strong enough to hold the weight of rod and curtain. Trim the branch to desired size, attach to hooks/curtain rod holders and voila!

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A Mother’s Day Gift

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought you’d love this simple homemade memento. Gather her kids around, and make a handprint of each child with acrylic paint. The handprints will capture a fleeting moment and become a treasure that Mom will cherish this Mother’s Day and every day after.

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Perfect Picture Placement

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For some of us, hanging a picture or a wall collage can be a cause for cold feet. Take the fear out of the commitment, though, by tracing the outline of your wall art onto a piece of paper. Cut out the representation, and tape it to the wall where you desire your artwork to hang. Arrange and rearrange the paper or papers on the wall until you’ve achieved perfect picture placement. Set the nail while the piece of paper is stuck to the wall, and then replace the paper with the actual decoration. No need to freeze up when you know you won’t be filling and painting unnecessary nail holes that you committed to in haste.

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Handmade Gifts Display for Parents

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If you’ve been the proud recipient of handmade gifts from your little ones through the years, but you’ve struggled with how to fit them into your decor, consider this. Dedicate a shelving unit or a piece of furniture to those special treasures. Throw in a few of your memorable photos and maybe a few of your other favorite things. You’ve created a special little monument for you and your kiddos to admire. They’ll love the display of their heart and handmade gifts, and so will you.

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Simple DIY Holiday Decor Centerpiece

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Finally, a simple DIY holiday decor project to create a beautiful centerpiece using just a pillar candle, magnolia leaves, ribbon and a glass vase. More details and tips via the link.

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How to Hide TV Wires Over a Fireplace

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Obscuring wiring on a regular wall is hard enough, however, how to hide TV wires over a fireplace (particularly brick) can be a big challenge. Our friend Julie Blanner has a great project that uses a simple target shelf (or you can create your own using crown moulding), to hide those ugly wires and cables leading to and from your TV. This technique even works over a brick or stone fireplace. It’s all in the mantel.

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