10 Fabulous Burlap Projects

Monday, September 28, 2015

If your home doesn't have a burlap item or two, I feel sorry for you. Why? Because burlap is earthy and full of texture and so inexpensive it's almost sinful! It adds such appeal and warmth to a space! Plus it's so easy to craft with burlap and make fabulous accessories for your home!

I wonder what our great-grandmothers would think about our obsession with burlap...I can hear them scoffing, "Decorating with burlap? Why on earth would you want to do that dearie?"

Because...dear grannies...the possibilities are endless...and in this post I'm setting out to prove that. I pulled together a few of my favorite projects that use burlap. It's wonderful for seasonal decorating, as well as everyday projects.

burlap projects

Easy Burlap Pillow plus a Free Printable

Friday, September 25, 2015

How to make a printed burlap pillow using your home printer!

burlap pillow

If you're a burlap-lover...today just might be the first day of the rest of your life! Okay so that was a major exaggeration, but I am going to share a trick that I'm sure you'll like and want to use over and over...you can print on burlap right at home using your inkjet printer!

Stress-free Simple Fall Decorating

Monday, September 21, 2015

My home was filled with the smells of Fall this weekend! Even though it was 90 degrees outside, I made my White Bean Chicken Chili and Gingerbread (Pumpkin) Muffins. Comfort food! It was so good and the smells infused our home in much the same way that decorating makes a big impact.

I used to spend days decorating for every holiday.

I'd have Mr DIY haul all the related boxes down from the attic, and while the kids were at school, I'd sort and purge and dust and decorate to my heart's content...until the whole house was transformed.

But that has all changed.

simple fall decor | diy beautify

DIY Sweater Pumpkins

Friday, September 18, 2015

Have you made sweater pumpkins yet?

They're one of my favorite items to bring down from the attic every fall.

They're soft, squishy and just plain adorable!

Create these FABULOUS sweater pumpkins for great Fall texture! Get the tutorial at diy beautify!

And believe it or not, they're not that difficult to make!

How to Make DIY Chalk Paint Using Store Samples

Monday, September 14, 2015

I can't wait to share with you how EASY it is to save money by making your own DIY chalk paint in store sample pots! Read on for the step by step tutorial!


How to Make a Modern Rustic Sign

Friday, September 11, 2015

Well hi there. I'm so happy you are choosing to spend a few minutes of your day with me!

In a world of mass-produced home decor items, handmade is so refreshing, isn't it?! I'm going to show you how to paint a sign that you won't find in a store! You can customize it to say whatever you like.

WOW! This awesome sign was created from a plain board! Get the tutorial and materials list at diy beautify!

Create a Canvas Poster Wall Hanging

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day! I hope you're enjoying the long weekend with your family, however you choose to spend it. We are planning to have some friends over and grill. I was really hoping we could have a cookout on our outdoor fire pit, but it has been too hot and humid here! Please fall...hurry up!

Learn how to turn a favorite image into a watercolor and then create a fabulous Canvas Poster Wall Hanging! | diy beautify


I wasn't really sure what to call today's post.

It's not really a canvas...it's not really a poster.

It is a wall hanging.

Fall Decorating

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's Friday! The beginning of a long weekend! Lots to be thankful for!!

I hope you don't mind, but today on the blog it's 'leftover' day.

Fall decorating | diy beautify

Remember when you were little and it was leftover night? Your mom would pull out all the leftovers from the fridge and make a meal with it. You might have a little meatloaf with a piece of pizza and some chicken noodle soup. It didn't really go together, but it satisfied.

Today I'm sharing a few leftovers with you,