How to make a Squirrel Picnic Table

How to make a Squirrel Picnic Table

Looking for a fun DIY project to start building your skills? Try out making this DIY picnic table for squirrels. You can enjoy the building and learning process while not stressing out about things being perfect - the squirrels will not mind any imperfections.  Or if you prefer reading and seeing pictures, I’ve added the entire episode transcript below (with some modifications for clarity) along...

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Balcony makeover: Creating a tiny garden for outdoor living

Balcony makeover: Creating a tiny garden for outdoor living

In this video, my LA rental apartment balcony is getting a partial makeover: I'm adding a tiny garden! You'll see how I clean my balcony, how I built 3 different types of planters and my successful attempt at attracting hummingbirds visitors. I hope that this makeover will give you lots of small balcony ideas you can use, especially if you live in a rental apartment! You can see the first part...

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What is a Cricut machine and what does it do?

What is a Cricut machine and what does it do?

One of my favorite quotes about creativity is this one from Albert Einstein: For me, there’s nothing like getting a new tool to get the creative juices flowing and have some fun. You may have noticed that some of my recent projects have featured the Cricut maker machine, a tool new to me. Before being approached by Cricut to create home decor projects, I had never used a Cricut machine and I...

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DIY Accent Decor: Making Picture Frames with a Cricut Maker

DIY Accent Decor: Making Picture Frames with a Cricut Maker

Looking for a fun handmade Christmas present? How about creating a DIY custom slip on frame for a smart digital picture frame? It can also be easily converted into a regular DIY picture frame with a secret compartment! Check out this video to see how a Cricut Maker machine works and how easy it is to create personalized Christmas (or anytime) gifts for your...

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DIY handmade Gift Ideas: Plant propagation station

DIY handmade Gift Ideas: Plant propagation station

Looking for a great handmade Christmas or housewarming gift idea for the plant lovers in your life? Check out this video where I show how to make two DIY plant Propagation Stations that you can make without having a big workshop or fancy woodworking tools. This will also answer your question about how to propagate a pothos! Or if you prefer reading and seeing pictures, I’ve added the entire...

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Making a tripod lamp cord disappear

Making a tripod lamp cord disappear

I recently bought a tripod lamp to brighten up a dark corner of my apartment. I got it on Amazon and of course, everything about this lamp needed to be assembled, including the shade. After putting everything together, I like the lamp overall, though the lamp shade had some things about it that I didn’t like: the seam is very thick, the edges were a bit uneven, plus I ended up making dents when...

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Shoe storage hack for storing sandals and flip flops

Shoe storage hack for storing sandals and flip flops

As you can see, my entryway is so tiny that there’s barely enough room for the door to open.  My apartment is a “shoes off” zone and I clearly didn’t have any space to store my shoes by the front door. To make space for that, I incorporated some shelves for shoes in the piece of furniture I designed to cover up the A/C unit  (in case you’re wondering, the cane webbing panel comes off...

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Renter-friendly Curtain Rod Bracket – installed with nails!

Renter-friendly Curtain Rod Bracket – installed with nails!

Anyone else hate the look of vertical blinds? When I moved into my LA rental apartment, all the windows had vertical blinds so I had to come up with a way of dealing with them.  For the window by the entryway, I removed the vertical blind slats and replaced them with inexpensive accordion paper blinds (I used $3 SCHOTIS blinds from IKEA). They're not fancy, but they give me the privacy that...

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How to Decorate an Entryway

How to Decorate an Entryway

Looking for inspiration on how to decorate an entryway? I decided to give my entryway a makeover, I covered up an awkwardly placed AC unit, created storage space, vamped up my old vinyl floor, replaced vertical blinds with curtains, and more! Take a look at how I did all this in the video below.  Or if you prefer reading and seeing pictures, I’ve added the entire episode transcript below...

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DIY Faux Fireplace with mantel

DIY Faux Fireplace with mantel

You might have asked yourself, how do you make a fake fireplace? Is it hard to do? Well, this modern DIY faux fireplace that I designed is easy to build and something you can customize to your taste with any electric fireplace insert and with any type of tile surround. And since you build it like a piece of furniture, this DIY faux fireplace is perfect for homeowners and renters alike! ***Do...

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