Category: home_diy

Round-Up Of Over 20 DIY Holiday Gifts

roundup of DIY holiday gifts

DIY holiday gifts for are the best! I would rather get a homemade gift than any other kind.  I never thought I’d say that, maybe it’s a true marker for my age that I’d rather have something someone put time and thought into than a random gift bought at the last second. I still have homemade gifts friends and family made for me decades ago.  There’s something just so thoughtful and warm about using gifts people made with you specifically…
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How To Make Your Own DIY Boot Holders

How To Make Your Own DIY Boot Holders

Make your own (SUPER EASY) DIY boot holders with one simple (and totally free!) trick! Your boots will last longer and look better once you learn how to do this secret DIY.

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How To Make A DIY Recycle T-Shirt Bag

DIY recycled t-shirt bag

Today’s DIY:  how to make a recycled t-shirt bag. Have you ever wondered how to recycle an old t-shirt into something more awesome?  A bag, perhaps?  I’ll be honest, it might be weird, but I’ve actually wondered that very specific thing.  In fact, I wondered about it so much that I decided to play around with some t-shirts I was about to send off to donation.  And as it turns out, making a DIY recycled t-shirt bag is one of…
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Easy Tips for Gorgeous Flower Pots

Gorgeous Flower Pots

Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and its time to perk up your front porch with a burst of color. The nurseries and garden stores are overflowing with bright, cheery annuals (those are flowers that only bloom and live once, rather than perennials which come back every year) and you really ought to get your hands on some. There is definitely something therapeutic in working with the soil and colors. Pinks, yellows, reds, purples, oranges, white…the combinations are…
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DIY Make A Simple Chalk Board Frame

how to make a simple DIY chalkboard

Today’s DIY: make a simple chalk board frame! I’ll admit, I’m a bit obsessed with chalkboards.  I don’t care if they’re trendy or not in the home decor world, I love them. (are they still trendy?  I’m so behind!) I love the idea of painting an entire wall or the inside of a door with chalk, with a little cup of chalk nearby for random doodling.  How fun is that? About 5 years ago I painted the inside of my pantry…
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DIY Neon Wrapped Planters + Pots

DIY Neon Wrapped Planters

Ready for DIY?  Let’s get it on. Summer always makes me want to get my hands dirty and do some gardening. Herbs are my favorite things to plant because, well, I get to eat them. How nice is it to have basil in the backyard to sprinkle over yummy tomatoes all summer long? Planter pots can quickly get expensive if you buy them new. So check out thrift stores where you can find interesting sizes and shapes for great prices….
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Easy Beach Sand Souvenir DIY

How To Make A Simple Keepsake with Sand From Your Beach Vacation | Petit Elefant

You want to make this beach sand souvenir for yourself. I know, because, well, if the amount of sand we shake out of our suitcases, vacuum out of the car and wash out of our hair every summer is any kind of indicator, then we are definitely a family of beachcombers. And no matter whether we drive to a local lakeside beach or fly to a more far flung oceanside locale, our modus operandi is always the same: build sandcastles that…
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Gold Confetti Heart Art to Create This Weekend

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Whenever I’m feeling uninspired in the arts and crafts department, I usually just need to get a little more organized, and dig through my supplies to get a creative jolt. That’s just what I did this week, and in my need of some purging and cleaning, I cam across some old craft supplies that were begging to be used. My watercolors and this fab gold confetti inspired some last-minute Easter decor, and this cute heart art project. I think it’s…
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DIY make a custom welcome mat

DIY custom welcome mat

It’s been DIY free on Petit Elefant for far too long, so I’m here to show you a ‘DIY make a custom welcome mat’, alternately titled ‘I’m late to the bandwagon but I love geometric neon shapes for home decor in spite of my 80’s childhood’. Let’s get our DIY on, shall we?   This is my front door, and if you look closely yes that IS a snowflake painted sisal welcome mat.  I’m pretty sure I got it two…
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