Perfect Picture Placement

perfect picture placement

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 littleĀ 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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DIY Birch Vase

diy birch vase

This is a simple woodworking project that just about anyone at all handy can do. Cut a fairly straight piece of birch to your desired length/height for the vase. Then use a forstner, spade or tri-flute style bit to bore out the center of the wood, leaving at least 1.5 inches at the bottom, particularly if you’re not using a forstner bit. Great for your own home decor or as an inexpensive, beautiful custom gift.

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Stainless Steel Contact Paper Dishwasher Makeover

stainless steel contact paper

If your dishwasher works well but just needs a little aesthetic help, a few dollars worth of stainless steel contact paper can make a huge visual transformation. A credit card helps with working out any bubbles during application. For more details, photos and tips on this dishwasher makeover, visit the link.

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