Absorb Bottle Drips With Twine

absorb bottle drips with twine

Are you tired of wine or olive oil dripping down the sides of your bottle after every pour? Wrap twine around the top of a bottle to keep the liquid from dripping down the side. Not only will you keep your countertops clean and dry but you will also up your decor game.

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Hang a Picture Straight Every Time

Hang a picture straight

Does your head start to tilt a little sideways every time you spot that one picture hanging in your living room? Getting a picture perfectly aligned isn’t always as simple as just hanging it on the wall. Thankfully, there’s a quick way to hang a picture straight. You will need a level or a smartphone. If using your mobile device, download one of the many free level apps out there and open it. Then simply sit your level or phone on top of the picture and gently nudge the frame until the bubble on the level is perfectly centered. Now, when you look at that picture, you won’t end up hurting your neck.

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Use Peels to Create Orange Scented Kindling for Your Fireplace

orange scented kindling

Do you want an extra nice scent to go along with the aroma of burning logs on a cold winter night? Orange peels are a simple solution. Simply save them and leave them out to dry, and then add them to your fireplace as natural orange scented kindling the next time you go to light a fire. It’s ecofriendly, simple, and you needed the extra vitamin C from eating all those oranges anyway!

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Turn an Empty Fireplace into a Decor Focal Point with Fireplace Candles

An empty fireplace no longer needs to be an eyesore thanks to this fireplace candles hack. Although they make large candle holders designed to fill a fireplace, you can achieve the same effect by filling a fireplace with candles of different widths and heights. If you don’t use candle holders in the fireplace, it’s best to use large candles for a better sense of scale. Scented candles are another way to add another layer to this hack. Pro tip, when lighting the fireplace candles, start at the back and work your way to the front!

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Copper Curtain Rods

I saved a lot of money on curtain rods by using copper pipes, L brackets, electrical hardware to hold the rods. I spray painted the hardware with copper paint. I bought 2″ rings with clips from Amazon and bought curtain material then cut it and hemmed all the way around.

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DIY Statement Art on a Budget

Photo: Mae Chevrette

Nothing brings a room to life and sets the mood like big art. You might think you can’t afford such an extravagance, but with these on-a-shoestring-budget ideas you will be surprised and delighted how affordable it can be. Apartment Therapy’s Katie Holdefehr has found several DIY statement art on a budget ideas including a DIY option using tools from your tool box, hardware store supplies like wood, fixtures, wood filler and spray paint. Other affordable options include hanging lightweight art from a half frame, inexpensive acrylic sheets (source included), a brilliant idea for framing large pieces of wallpaper and dowel rod frames on the cheap. Go to Apartment Therapy for the how-to’s.

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