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The 12 Best Apps for Remodelers from Remodelista.com

Spring is upon us—bring on the warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and pastel colors! It’s almost time to put away those heavy coats, break out the warm weather gear, and indulge in a bit of spring cleaning in the process. But if you’re taking on a much bigger project, like remodeling a portion or your entire home, Remodelista.com can help. They’ve […]

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Tissue Paper Pumpkins from Young House Love

Another great no-carve pumpkin decorating idea today from Young House Love. For these bright geometric pumpkins all you need are some tissue paper circles, Modge Podge, and a foam brush. Head on over to Young House Love to see step-by-step photos an a video of their adorable daughter Clara decorating these pumpkins.

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Pretty String Pumpkin Decorating Idea

Still looking for a fun pumpkin decorating idea, but not interested in the mess of carving up a jack-o-lantern? Check out this fun string pumpkin decorating idea from the blog P.S. I Made This…. All it takes is some yarn, string, or embroidery floss and a few nails or thumbtacks to wrap the string around. Check out P.S. I Made […]

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Pumpkin Garlands and Cupcake Toppers from Craft-a-Day

Continuing in the almost completely DIY theme for the week are these two shockingly easy paper crafts from the new book Craft-A-Day by Sarah Goldschadt ($25, amazon.com). The book just came out on Tuesday, and it is fantastic. If you are hosting a Halloween party, or if you’re in charge of decorating your child’s classroom for a Halloween party, I […]

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DIY Cross-Stitch Decor from Decor Hacks

Seems to me that Halloween is just made for DIY projects. I haven’t been nearly as crafty as I used to be in the past year or so (though I am saving up ideas on Pinterest!), but I think all of the Halloween ideas out there are getting be back into the spirit. I love the simplicity of this cross-stitch […]

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Sweet Décor: Knitted Candy Corns from The Purl Bee

Now that it’s October (that sure snuck up on us, didn’t it?), I’m ready to get in the Halloween spirit, which I’ll be sharing here on Simply Stated for the rest of the month. Think candies and costumes and crafts galore, including these adorable knitted candy corns from the Purl Bee. If you aren’t a knitter (the link just has […]

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Make Inexpensive Wall Art With Fabric

If you’re looking for an easy way to update your space, consider this trick for creating a custom piece of wall art. Simply take a piece of patterned fabric that you like and use it to cover a pre-stretched artist’s canvas. Use a staple gun to secure the fabric to the canvas. It’s takes a few minutes to assemble and […]

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An Easy Way to Hang Small Items

If you’re attempting to hang something small like a surge protector or a small picture frame on your wall. Use this trick from American Woodworker to make sure you drill in the right spot. Simply photo copy the back of the piece you are hanging, and tape it to the wall where you want to hang it. That way you’ll get […]

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An Easy Fix for Squeaky Floors

Live in an old (or even not-so-old) house with squeaky floors? If your floors are hard wood, you can use this trick to quiet them temporarily. Simply dust a little bit of talcum powder over the floor and sweep it into the cracks. (Remove the rest with a damp cloth or paper towel.) Do you have any unexpected household fixes?

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Banish Muddy Footprints from Carpet for Good

Does this look familiar? If it’s been a rainy spring where you live, it probably does. Luckily a muddy footprint, even one this bad, doesn’t mean you have to replace your carpet. Use the following steps to erase those footprints: For synthetic carpet: 1. Vacuum any dry dirt to remove it. 2. Dip a white cloth into this detergent solution, […]

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