Homemade Lip Balm

Love a yummy flavored lip balm but are sick of having to buy lip balms that don't work very well? Learn how to make your own homemade lip balm. Homemade Lip Balm Recipe via tipsaholic.com #lipbalm #homemade #oils #essentialoils #younglivingoils #diy


Homemade Lip Balm
There are many options for lip balm at the store, but they aren’t always the best for your lips. Or maybe they don’t smell just how you like them. Rather than settle for something that isn’t just what you would like, learn how to make your own lip balm. Try out this homemade lip balm recipe using essential oils. The essential oils provide a variety of options for flavors of lip balms.

What you will need to make your own lip balm:

Homemade Lip Balm with Essential Oils

  1. Melt 5 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil with 3 Tbsp. Beeswax in a glass pourable measuring cup in the microwave.
  2. Add 12 drops of Young Living essential oil.
  3. Pour into empty lip balm tubes.
  4. Allow to cool and solidify.

Yields: 15-20 tubes.

 

For more information on essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

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Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil

Add these uses for peppermint oil to your home maintenance checklist and give your house a natural boost. Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil via @tipsaholic #peppermint #oils #youngliving #essentialoils #peppermintoil


Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil
Peppermint isn’t just for candy canes! Peppermint oil is a popular essential oil that can be used in many places around your home to freshen, clean, and deter pests. These household uses for peppermint oil promote a more natural way of living and achieving greater health. Try a few of the simple recipes and techniques listed here to care for the inside and outside of your home.

 

1. Fresh scent

Add a few drops of peppermint oil to trash bins, disposals, and other areas of your home that may carry a “smell.” You can also try dropping a bit onto the inside of a roll of toilet paper – the scent releases every time someone takes some!

 

2. All-purpose cleaning

Add a little peppermint oil to any of your homemade household cleaners for a fresh scent or make a peppermint-specific cleaner using:

 

1 cup of water

½ cup of vinegar

½ teaspoon dish soap

3 drops peppermint oil

 

Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle and use it on hard surfaces.

 

3. Insect and spider repellent

A simple mixture of 5 drops of peppermint oil, a squirt of dish soap, and about 3 cups of warm water may be just the right remedy for the creepy crawlies making their home around yours. Shake it together in a spray bottle and spritz in corners.

 

4. Room spray

Use this recipe from The Prairie Homestead and spray the mixture around your home when company is coming over, or just to freshen a bathroom or laundry room for your own benefit! It is also safe to use on furniture and upholstery.

 

5. Mouse control

Peppermint oil is has a strong scent that may discourage mice. Soak cotton balls with several drops of peppermint oil and distribute them around baseboards, cupboards, and other places in your home where you’ve noticed rodent activity. Replace the cotton balls every few days.

 

6. Wasp spray

Get rid of wasp nests and keep insects from rebuilding in the same area with this recipe for a handy wasp spray. Be sure spray the nest in the cooler hours when the wasps are slower and less active to give yourself the best chance of getting them all.

 

7. Cleaning mold

Add a half teaspoon of peppermint oil to a mix of a half cup of vinegar and a half cup of salt in a spray bottle and get to work on mold lurking in bathroom and basement corners. Spray and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping it clean.

 

8. Plant health

Spray your plants with a mix of water and several drops of peppermint oil a few times a week. Diluted oil won’t hurt the plant and the spray will discourage pests and get rid of plant-eating aphids.

 

For more information on peppermint essential oil and other essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love

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10 Closet Office Ideas How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love
A great closet office saves space in your home and makes great use of a closet that might otherwise go unused or be filled with random junk. Here are 10 closet office ideas that will help you use every inch in effective ways to maximize your space!

1. Install light sconces or overhead lighting to save space on your desk.

Desk space is limited in a closet office; don’t crowd it with a lamp. Instead, put up a light sconce or two to get the lighting you need as you work without sacrificing desktop space.

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A great overhead light would work just as well if you prefer that look! An overhead light would also save your wall space if you wanted to add more shelves and bulletin boards.

2. Use the sides of your closet for extra shelving.

You’ll probably focus on adding shelving and art to the back wall, but don’t forget about the sides of your closet office. Add shelves for even more storage.

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This tiny closet office uses shelving on both walls, the side and the back, to hold lots and lots of paperwork. What an effective use of space!

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The next closet office includes built-in shelves on one side of the office… and a reading nook!

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3. Make your closet office do double duty by raising the hanging bar so you can hang clothes or coats above your desk.

If you have limited space in your home and still need your closet office to function as a closet, this office closet idea might be a great solution for you. This would be perfect for a closet office in a guest room.

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4. Use pegboard to maximize the space in your closet office.

Pegboards are organizational workhorses and look so pretty when painted in your favorite color. They are especially useful for a crafting and/or sewing closet office.

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5. Use the doors to your closet office as extra wall space for organization.

Some closet offices work well with the closet doors removed, but consider leaving the doors to gain even more wall surface space to organize office supplies, file paperwork, or to hold a calendar.

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One of the closet doors in this closet office functions as a giant bulletin board with various artwork tacked up, while the other door holds a pegboard filled with office supplies.

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6. Add curtains to the bottom of your desktop to conceal more storage.

Don’t forget about all the space under your desk; you could put filing cabinets, baskets, boxes, and so much more in all that space. However, all that stuff can start to look cluttered. A simple solution is to add fabric, like a curtain, to cover everything up.

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7. Remove the header from your closet to open up the space.

This will give you more access to vertical space and your closet office will look more like a nook and less like a closet. Then you could add more shelving up there and maximize your space even more.

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8. Get creative with finding a desk solution for your closet office: try a MDF or plywood board, two cabinets topped by a desk top, or a charming, tiny desk.

There are so many different ways to incorporate a desk in your closet office; the best desk for you depends on how you want to use your office. If you need a large desk that spans the entire length of the closet, try adding supports along all the walls and topping it off with a piece of MDF or plywood. Here’s a good tutorial on how to do that.

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And here’s a nice example of this type of closet office desk.

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For a less permanent desk solution, try topping two file cabinets with a piece of MDF or plywood.

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A really charming way to include a desk in your closet office is to use a small desk that fits in your closet.

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9. Add cabinets for extra concealed storage.

Many closet offices include shelves on the main wall, but another idea to consider is to use cabinets instead. They can hold a lot more and you can close the doors anytime to cover up all the stuff. Add pretty knobs and maybe a coat of paint to personalize it.

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10. Think about providing access for your electronics when designing your closet office.

If you’re like most people, you’ll work on your laptop, computer, or sewing machine in your closet office. All these things need to be plugged in, so don’t forget about that important aspect when you’re building your closet office. You could install an outlet right inside the closet for the most convenience – here’s a tutorial on how to do that – or hire an electrician to do that for you.

Also, you might want to drill a hole on the top of your desk to feed through your electrical outlets.

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For more closet office inspiration, check out 25 Clever Closet Offices. And what’s an office without a stylish office chair? See some really great options here: 10 Stylish Office Chairs For Your Home Office.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Essential Oil

25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Oil - Tipsaholic

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Thieves Essential Oil blend is a fantastic natural addition to your medicine cabinet.  This oil is a proprietary blend of rosemary, cloves and other aromatics and botanicals.  It’s beneficial for immune support and is well known for it’s purifying properties.  Thieves can be used as an aromatic or topically, giving it a lot of versatility.  How versatile, you ask?  Well, here’s just a sample of the simple ways to use Thieves essential oil in your home!

 

1. Immune Support Capsules – Pour a few drops of the oil in a capsule and swallow with water for a boost to your immune system.  Fight off colds during flu season before you even feel them coming!  Or take them periodically on a regular schedule to increase longevity.

 

2.  Topical Rub – Feeling ill?  Kick cold or stomach bug symptoms to the curb.  Dilute Thieves with regular olive oil and rub it on the soles of the feet (or along the spine for particularly nasty bugs).  This will help your body absorb their purifying properties and jump start your immune response to sickness.

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3. Laryngitis – Place a diluted drop of Thieves under your tongue when your voice is raspy or gone entirely.  It’ll help clear up your vocal strain in no time.

 

4. Nasal Function – If you’re feeling sniffly, sneezy and itchy, putting Thieves on the soles of the feet can alleviate symptoms and encourage proper nasal function.  You can also apply a drop of Thieves diluted in a drop of olive oil directly under your nose.

 

5. Lung Congestion – Place Thieves in a diffuser then drape your head with a towel, trapping the vapors.  Breath the vapors in for up to 5 minutes.

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6. Travel Well - Take Thieves along with you when you travel on planes, trains or buses.  Rub some into the soles of your feet or take a drop or two with orange juice to ward off airborne illnesses and amp up your immune system.

 

7. Throat Spray – Adding Thieves to a spray bottle of water and sea salt can create your very own version of a disinfectant spray.  You can then use this to numb a sore throat!

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8. Headache Relief – This quick fix for headaches requires nothing special at all!  Simply use a finger to apply a drop of Thieves to the roof of your mouth.

 

9. Skin abrasions – If you’ve got a small cut or simple abrasion, ditch the Neosporin and try Thieves instead.  Apply 1-3 drops with a cotton ball or q-tip to the wound for anti-bacterial purposes and to speed healing.

 

10.  Skin Care – To help with acne, you can dilute a few drop of Thieves with a carrier oil, like coconut oil (known for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties), and apply it to affected spots with a q-tip.  Or mix it with olive oil and apply over the face.  It’s nontoxic and will clean away nasty germs.

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11. Wart Remover – No more expensive and only slightly affective OTC wart removers!  All you need to do is apply Thieves directly to the affected area – or dilute it with some coconut oil.  It’ll kill any viruses there and get rid of those warts completely.  Added bonus: the coconut oil will moisturize the area as well!

 

12. Athlete’s Foot – Rub oil “neat” (undiluted) directly onto the area of your foot that’s infected.  Or you can make a foot soak with warm water, epsom salts and thieves combined.

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13. Canker Sore Relief – Follow the directions here to fight off canker sores.  You can apply the oil “neat” (undiluted) directly to the spot, or dilute it with coconut oil – known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Not only will it speed the healing process, but it will numb the area upon contact for some needed relief.

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14. Gum Health – Rub a drop of oil neat on irritated areas of the gum, or dilute it with a natural oil carrier like coconut or olive oil, then apply with a q-tip.  It will reduce swelling and inflammation, kill germs and bacteria, and promote overall dental health.  Plus, it’ll help freshen your breath!

 

15. Oil-pulling – Combine a drop of Thieves with coconut oil for regular oil-pulling.  This can help with oral hygiene, as well as immune support and overall health.

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16.  Remove Splinters – Applying Thieves oil to a sliver or splinter and allowing it to rest for about 5 minutes will reduce the inflammation and cause the sliver to rise to the surface of the skin.  With its anti-bacterial properties it’s a great alternative to rubbing alcohol or the like.

 

17. Natural Air Purifier – Use a diffuser with Thieves for 15-30 minutes in your home to purify the air.  It will start removing mold around the house and eliminate some germs.  It leaves a refreshing, natural and clean scent.  It can also promote a happier mood.

 

18. Floor Care – Add a few drops to a bucket of water and mop your floor as you normally do.  It will ward of mold and mildew, kill germs and bacteria and make your floors smell good!

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19. Sani-Wipes – Add a few drops of Thieves to warm water, then dip in clean, small scraps of cotton or muslin cloth.  Wring them out well, then keep them in a small, airtight glass jar.  Take them with you when shopping to disinfect shopping carts and other germy surfaces.  It’s nontoxic, so perfectly safe with kids.

 

20.  Dishwashing – Use a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher along with your regular detergent to thoroughly clean your dishes.  Bonus: it eliminates any lingering odor from grease or strong-smelling foods!

 

21. Purifying Spray – Add Thieves to water in a glass spray bottle and spray everything that is high traffic – light switches, doorknobs, countertops, etc.  This is especially effective during flu season to ward off unwanted germs and bacteria.  It can also get rid of mold in damp areas and prevent future mold build up – just add some distilled white vinegar as well.

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22. Bath Toy Disinfectant – Make a solution of equal parts vinegar and hot water, then add a few drops of Thieves.  Soak your bath toys for 10 minutes to get rid of mold and help with mold prevention.

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23. Canine Wound Care – If you’ve got a furry four-legged friend that’s prone to surface scrapes and abrasions, you can use Thieves to clean the cut and speed healing.

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24. Marker Eraser – If you accidentally grab the wrong type of marker when using a white board, you can make that “permanent” problem go away by putting a few drop of Thieves on a tissue and rubbing.

 

25. Plant Care – Spraying diluted Thieves on houseplants or gardens can repel insects and guard against mold or fungus.  Learn more essential oil plant care tips at the link.

 

Learn more about Young Living essential oils and how they can help you!  You can purchase Thieves oil here.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy


5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens
Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Wallpaper achieves this purpose, but it can be expensive and a headache to put up, let alone remove when you get tired of it. You can achieve the same effect with a couple of paint pens. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens!

1. Freehand It!

If you have some artistic skills, you could just freehand a design on a wall to make your room pop! You could look at wallpaper designs and get inspired by one or two and create a similar pattern on your walls, like Kellie did on her hallway walls. So great!

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And one of Kellie’s readers did a similar wall treatment with a paint pen and her walls turned out just as beautiful.

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Another great freehand design done with paint pens is this modern faux stone accent wall. Monica sketched out her design with a pencil on the wall first and then traced it all with a black paint pen.

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So, if you’re not totally confident at freehand designs, you could easily test out any design you want by sketching it out with a pencil beforehand.

2. Use a Pre-made Stencil

Another way to decorate your walls with a paint pen is to purchase a pre-made stencil and use a paint pen instead of paint! It’ll be a much less messy project and the results are more delicate.

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If you want to go this route, check out the amazing selection of stencils at Royal Design Studio.

3. Create Your Own Stencil or Template

Of course, you can always create your own stencil or template instead of buying one! A Beautiful Mess created a fun stencil with cardboard and cut it out with an x-acto knife.  They made sure that the pattern was interlocking and used push pins to hold the stencil on the wall as they drew away.

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Instead of making a stencil, Wendy created a template based on a pattern on a fabric she liked and traced around that with a pencil. Then she went back and went over the lines with a paint pen.

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It’s probably best to decide the pattern and design of your walls before deciding whether to create a stencil or a template. Or you could just use something around the house as a template, like Savannah did! She used a steamer pot lid, of all things, to create this beautiful scalloped accent wall.

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4. Measure Out a Geometric Design

No matter how you feel about math, you have to admit that it does amazing things in our world. It can create bridges and advanced technology, predict human behavior, and help you design a beautiful accent wall.

With some measuring and creativity, you can come up with a design that you can sketch out with a paint pen. Mandi used a level and a ruler to create horizontal lines and then did some more measuring to draw her triangles. Her finished accent wall is a beaut!

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Here’s another example of a geometric accent wall created with paint pens that was done by Becky for her son’s nursery.

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Again, a ruler and a level was all that she used to create her accent wall. She also planned out the design in Photoshop, so that might be a good route for you if you have that program or a similar one.

A simple, diagonal design with a gold metallic paint pen is unexpectedly gorgeous! And it can be done easily with just a little measuring and a long, straight ruler. Julia’s bathroom turned out beautifully using this method.

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5. Use a Projector

You can use paint pens to draw a huge mural on a wall instead of a pattern. Amanda made this great world map mural for her son’s room with an overhead projector.

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If you don’t have an overhead projector, you could ask your local library if they loan them out or get an image projector. The options for a mural is limitless — you could draw your own design, create one in Photoshop, print out a photo from the internet, or trace an image from a book.

The best thing about using paint pens to create an accent wall is that it is a VERY cheap project that has a big impact. A paint pen usually costs around $3 and you can find them at craft stores. Just be sure to buy latex, or water-based, paint pens so you can easily cover them up with paint without having to use primer when you tire of the design.

For more decorating ideas, check out 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom and Great Mudroom Round Up.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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10 DIY Door Projects

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home


10 DIY Door Projects
Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Here is a collection of DIY door projects that include tutorials for building your own doors and tutorials for adapting the doors that you already have. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for ideas of how to improve both the functionality and aesthetics of the doors in your home!

DIY Screen Door

A screen door is useful in climates where a nice breeze through the front door is good to have. Screen doors also help to circulate your indoor air, making your air healthier and less polluted. Build your own screen door to your specifications with the help of this great tutorial!

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DIY Plain to Paneled Door

Do you have plain doors in your home that do nothing to add the beauty of your home? Instead of swapping them out with new doors, try this tutorial that uses thin plywood and paint to upgrade your doors from boring to beautiful.

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How To Install a Pocket Door (or Two!)

A pocket door can save a lot of space as compared to a door that swings out. Try this tutorial for a small room in your home. This would be great for a closet to save space in a tiny bedroom, for example! Here’s another tutorial for double pocket doors. Both tutorials use a pocket door kit that you can purchase.

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DIY Dutch Door

A dutch door can be so convenient, allowing you to let air in without letting out the pets or babies! Instead of buying a new dutch door, you can modify an existing door into a dutch door. This great DIY door tutorial also shows you how to change the panels in your door into glass windows.

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Inset Bookshelf Doorway

This is a really cool DIY door tutorial that shows you how to build a door that looks and acts like a bookshelf but swings open to reveal a secret room! This could be fun for an office with a bathroom or a kid’s room with a walk-in closet that’s turned into a reading nook. Love it.

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Bi-Fold Doors to French Doors

Bi-fold doors can be a huge headache because they can jump off the track, hurt little fingers, and are just awkward to maneuver. If you have bi-fold doors that you’re itching to get rid of, check out these tutorials for converting your bi-fold doors into french doors.

If you have double bi-fold doors for a larger closet opening, you can turn the four door pieces into two larger doors that you just swing open when you need to use the closet.

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For a smaller closet or pantry with only one bi-fold door, you can separate the two pieces into two narrow french doors. Paint them black and add fancy knobs to really jazz up your doors!

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This bi-fold door conversion is similar to the last one, but this tutorial upgrades the older bi-fold doors with horizonal slats on them by covering them up with beadboard and pretty light blue paint.

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DIY French Doors

Learn how to turn regular interior doors into french doors with amazing trim and frosted glass with this awesome tutorial. But wait, that’s not all — these french doors are actually sliding barn doors and this tutorial tells you how to make the hardware for that.

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How To Install French Screen Doors

Do you have exterior french doors? If you want screen doors that will work with french doors so you can let fresh air in without all the bugs, check out this tutorial that shows you how wood framed ready-made screen doors can be installed to work with french doors.

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How To Turn a Steel Slab Front Door into a Full Glass Pane Door

This isn’t really a DIY tutorial, but it’s such a great tip for homeowners who want to get more light through their front doors. Did you know that you can turn your steel slab front door into a gorgeous full glass pane door for only $100 with the help of your local door and window supplier? Find out how.

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How To Add a Window to a Door

Maybe you want to add a window to a door to let in more light or to give a door a special touch. This tutorial shows you how to do it with plexiglass and the great thing about this project is that it gives you complete privacy, so you could do this for a bathroom door. See part one here and part two here.

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The DIY door projects ideas don’t stop here! Check out this awesome and huge list of 25 DIY door ideas that range from simple updates to more extensive door makeovers.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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Spiders are essential to the world and they serve their purpose by taking care of pesky bugs. Even though they have their purpose, I don’t want to have spiders crawling all over my home. Spiders can still enjoy their lives just outside of the home. Here is a very great resource from Good to Be Home on How to Get Rid of Spiders from your home humanly.

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20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips

Finish off your rooms with beautiful baseboards, crown molding, and trim around windows and doors. 20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips via @tipsaholic #trim #molding #diy #home #repair


20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips
Do you stare at the rooms in your home and wonder what’s missing? Sometimes the finishing touches are what brings a room from unfinished to completely decorated. These finishing touches include tall baseboards, beautiful crown molding, and chunkier trim around windows and doors.  Installing new trim in your home is easier than you might think and there is so many tutorials and tips out there to help you beautify your home. Here are some really great trim and molding tutorials and tips!

Baseboard Tutorials and Tips

How to Remove Baseboard
Before you can upgrade your baseboard trim, you need to remove your old ones. If you do it wrong, you could damage your walls and the trim. This tutorial recommends five essential tools to get the job done right.

How to Cope Baseboard
Coping baseboard trim so your corners look perfect takes some technique, but the results are worth it, especially for homes with walls that aren’t perfectly straight. This tutorial shows you how.

How to Install New Trim Over Old Trim
If you want a fast baseboard upgrade, there’s a product called RapidFit that you can use right over your old trim without having to remove anything. If this sounds like something you’d like, learn more about it here and here.

How to Install Baseboard
From removing old baseboard to mitering the corners, this tutorial covers everything in one post. Although some of the methods used here are different from those used in the tutorials above, it’s good to see how people do some things differently before trying the project yourself.

Faux Baseboard Tutorial
Make your baseboards look thicker with this simple trick: install thin molding above your baseboards and paint the space between the molding and baseboard white. It’ll all look like one thick baseboard piece! Read this tutorial for more details.

How to Clean Baseboard
You love your new baseboard, but they’ll get dirty with time and they can be a nuisance to clean. This tutorial breaks it down to 5 simple steps. Also good to know: if you paint your trim after you caulk, including the caulk itself, your baseboards will attract less dust and dirt.

Crown Molding Tutorials and Tips

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Have some space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? You can fill that gap up with crown molding and filler wood. This will make your ceilings look higher and your kitchen look more custom and finished! Check out this tutorial and this one.

How to Make Your Crown Molding Look Taller
Maybe you already have crown molding, but you want it to be a little taller and chunkier. Here’s how to do it — a pretty easy and inexpensive project!

Cheater Crown Molding
If you’re intimidated by the corners in crown molding, this tutorial presents a solution that you might like.

Faux Crown Molding Tutorial
If installing crown molding is too much or too expensive of a DIY project for you, consider this easy faux crown molding to add some drama to your walls and ceilings. All you need are 1-inch trim pieces, along with finishing nails, white paint, and some tape. Great for a kids’ room!

Lowered Ceiling Tutorial
This is another faux crown molding, or faux picture rail, tutorial that will extend your ceiling color to the very top of your walls for some added architectural detail. It won’t make your ceiling feel lowered, but this is a great idea for rooms with a fun color on the ceiling.

How to Install Crown Molding
For a straightforward tutorial on installing crown molding just like how the pros do it, check out this great tutorial that comes with clear step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Door Trim Tutorials and Tips

Craftsman Door Trim Tutorial
Want to beef up the trim around your doors to give them a bigger presence? Check out this great craftsman door trim tutorial.

Traditional Door Trim Tutorial
If you’re looking for a more traditional look for your door trim, here’s a good tutorial for that.

Corners and Entryway Trim Ideas and Tutorials

Column Trim Idea
Do you want to paint different wall colors in the rooms in your open-plan home, but are struggling to figure out how to transition the different colors? Try this great column trim idea that can define the corners of a room to help you visually separate your rooms!

DIY Door Casings Tutorial
If you have wide entryways to the rooms in your home, you can add door casings for a more polished look. Here’s how.

Window Trim Tutorials

Here’s a nice, long list of the various window trim tutorials all over the internet, put all into one place for you! You’ll find a lot of good stuff here.

Caulking Tips

How to Caulk Moldings and Trim
Caulking is a vital part of installing crown moldings and trim. Here is a basic tutorial that tells you everything you need to know to start caulking. It also includes one great tip: always paint after caulking!

How to Caulk and Paint Trim at the Same Time
This little tutorial shows you how to paint and caulk your trim at the same time. So clever and it will save you a lot of time! And here’s another tutorial that shows you a similar trick, but done with crown molding.

Now that you’re armed with these trim and molding tutorials and tips, you’re ready to tackle the fun job of beautifying your home with trim and molding. For even more help, check out this great website that includes a pattern book to help you create your own trim patterns. Happy trimming!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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Do you love the look of pallet projects? There are endless possibilities for what you can create with a pallet. The other great thing is that pallets can be found for FREE. Not sure where to find pallets? Or what to do once you find them? Here are lots of great ideas and resources for using pallets. Thanks to Irish Timber Projects for this amazing infographic. Learn about all the ways you can use pallets throughout your whole home.

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Fabric Wallpaper: 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor


Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers
Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! It’s cheaper than most wallpaper, relatively simple to install, and easily removed when it’s time. If you’re seriously considering covering a wall or two in your home with fabric wallpaper, read on for some handy tips on how to apply fabric wallpaper.

Three experienced DIYers, Emily of Emily A. Clark, Stephanie of Cre8tive Designs, and Sherry of Young House Love all tried the fabric wallpaper in their homes and shared their results and tips on their blogs. Here are their best tips all in one place for you!

Emily put up a beautiful chinoiserie toile fabric in her daughters’ bedroom using liquid starch. First, she rolled the wall with the liquid starch and then put the fabric on the wall. After pressing out all the wrinkles, she did another coat of starch on top.

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Stephanie created an accent wall in her guest room with a bold yellow fabric with liquid starch. She put up the fabric panel by panel — she rolled a section of the wall with liquid starch and then rolled the liquid on the back of one fabric panel, and then put that up on the wall. Then she did the same thing for the next panel and so on.

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Sherry covered a wall in her daughter’s bedroom closet in a whimsical floral fabric with only a staple gun and some fabric glue. She held up the fabric and stapled along the edges of the wall, starting at a top corner and working her way down.

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Their fabric wallpapers are gorgeous, but they did encounter some trial and error in completing their projects. This is a good thing for you, since you can learn from their useful tips!

  • Use a busy fabric for your fabric wallpaper so it’s harder to see the seams.
  • Choose the right fabric for this project. Home decorator fabrics are great, 100% cotton fabric is a good idea. Velvet fabric is too heavy and silk fabric will leave behind water marks if you’re using liquid starch.
  • There are many wallpaper calculators on the internet, such as this one. You can use these calculators to help you figure out how much fabric to buy.
  • Buy a few extra yards of fabric in case you make some mistakes.
  • Heavily textured walls might not work well with liquid starch. You could try sanding down the walls before starching.
  • Remove the face plates of outlets and light switches before putting up the fabric.
  • Get someone to help you if possible; an extra set of hands is so useful in holding up and positioning the fabric.
  • Use thumb tacks to hold up the fabric as you roll on the liquid starch or staple away.
  • Use a broad knife or wallpaper brush to quickly smooth out fabric and press it on the wall, especially in the corners. If you don’t want to buy a new tool, a piece of stiff cardboard works. This is for the liquid starch method.
  • If the starch dries and the fabric doesn’t adhere, add more liquid starch.
  • If you’re stapling the fabric to the wall, keep the fabric pulled taut as you staple.
  • Overlapping the edges of your fabric panels is easier than butting up the two edges.
  • Use a staple gun along the seams of your fabric panels if you’re using liquid starch and feel like your fabric needs the extra hold.
  • Use an x-acto knife to cut away excess fabric along the edges of the wall and around outlets. Use a brand new blade for best results.
  • Cover up the cut edges with ribbon trim. You can hold down the ribbon trim with black furniture tacks (like Emily did) or glue it with fabric glue (like Sherry did).

Thanks to these tips, it should be a pretty straightforward DIY for you that will give you amazing results! For a general idea of the costs of fabric wallpaper, it cost Emily around 170 dollars to cover her wall with 9 yards of fabric and 15 yards of ribbon. Of course, the final cost breakdown depends on your fabric choice. Find a great fabric you love on sale and you’ll pay even less for a beautiful accent wall.

Don’t want to cover a whole wall, but love the idea of using fabric on the wall? Consider fabric wall decals or covering the back of bookshelves with a pretty fabric.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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15 Fabulous DIY Plumbing Pipe Projects

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15 Fabulous DIY Plumbing Pipe Projects
You’ve probably passed the plumbing pipe aisle at your favorite home improvement store many times, but maybe it’s time to give the pipes a second look. They can be turned into many amazing things, from a clothes rack for the kids to an elegant canopy bed for you! Here are 15 fabulous DIY plumbing pipe projects to inspire your next DIY project!

A note before we begin: there are two main types of non-plastic plumbing pipe: galvanized pipes and black pipes. Either one of these will work for the DIY plumbing pipe projects listed here; it depends on the look (and price) you’re after.

1. Clothes Rack

Make it easy for your young daughter or son choose their clothes in the mornings by making this clothes rack out of plumbing pipe and wood! This DIY pipe project would also be a great clothes storage solution for a fun dress-up center.

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2. Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Sliding barn door hardware can be pretty pricey, which makes this DIY pipe project all the more awesome. For only $40, you can DIY your own sliding barn door hardware using a plumbing pipe and a couple other items.

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3. Nightstand Legs

Got a slab of wood laying around just waiting to turned into nightstands, a coffee table, or a bench? Turn a couple of pipes, along with a floor flange for each pipe, into cool table legs. Wrap them with jute twine and add paint for a fun paint-dipped look.

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4. Mudroom Locker System

Set up an industrial looking mudroom locker system with plumbing pipes and a couple of metal lockers. This DIY pipe project is great for kids and their heavy backpacks!

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5. Industrial Side Table

Need an extra side table? You can build a really cool industrial side table with butcher block and plumbing pipes.

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6. Coffee Table

This is a truly beautiful coffee table made with spray-painted plumbing pipes and a custom wood top from a local wood worker.

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7. Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods

The industrial look is hugely popular these days, so there are industrial pipe curtain rods being sold in stores for high prices, but you can easily make your own!

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8. Industrial Shelves

Have an empty wall staring at you in the face? Fill it up and add more storage to your home by building industrial shelves with plumbing pipes. If your empty wall space is a tad bit smaller, this DIY plumbing pipe shelves project might work better for you.

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9. Floor Lamp

Brighten a spot in your home with this industrial floor lamp made of plumbing pipes! You can find everything you need in a home improvement store and this unique lamp will cost you only $180 in materials.

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10. Console Table

Need a narrow console table for your entryway or your sofa? This DIY black pipe console table might be the solution you’re looking for. This table is topped with a salvaged piece of wood from a family member’s barn. Gotta love a DIY project that has some family history in it!

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11. Laundry Room Hanging Rod

If you have a weird spot in your laundry room that you want to hang up a hanging rod and you need something that’s custom-fitted to your space, plumbing pipes will do the trick! I did this project a few years ago and we still love our clothes hanging rod.

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12. Firewood Holder

Here’s a really stylish way to hold all of your firewood during the winter! Build your own firewood holder with a couple of wood pieces and plumbing pipes and make it portable with casters.

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13. Outdoor Table With Casters

Outfit your patio with this industrial-style outdoor table with casters. It’s the perfect size for six people, but if you want a smaller or bigger table, you can easily modify the plans to create the perfect table for yourself.

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14. Bar Cart

Bar carts are already inherently cool, but you can build an even cooler one with plumbing pipes! This DIY pipe bar cart looks great outside, but it would work just as well in any space in your home. Add casters to make it mobile for the perfect bar cart.

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15. Canopy Bed

Yes, you can build your own canopy bed with plumbing pipes! This is a big project for the serious DIYer but the results are spectacular. Add billowing curtains for the full canopy bed effect!

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Isn’t it amazing to see what you can build with a couple of plumbing pipes and hardware, along with some creativity and cleverness? What other DIY plumbing pipe projects have you been inspired by?

PVC pipes are just as versatile as metal plumbing pipe, but at a much lower price. Check out 10 Classy PVC Projects for even more DIY plumbing pipe project ideas!

Title and featured image via Better Homes and Gardens.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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More and more people are moving to urban areas these days. Which means more people are living in smaller spaces. It could be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these amazing 15 Small Space Hacks from Able Skills. Hopefully these ideas will help maximize your small spaces.

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How to make A Room Look Bigger

Sometimes it is the small things that make a huge impact. Learn how to make a room look bigger with all these great tips from Good to Be Home with this amazing infographic. Use a couple of these tips and you won’t recognize your space.

Sometimes it is the small things that make a huge impact. Learn how to make a room look bigger with all these great tips. How to make a Room Look Bigger via tipsaholic.com #home #decor #interiordesign

What ways have you tried to make a room look bigger? Have they worked?

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5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist

Not sure what to look for in Craigslist? You could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist. Find out about 5 things you should buy from Craigslist! 5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist via @tipsaholic #craigslist #onlineshopping #thrift #thrifting


5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist
Chances are, you’ve looked through Craigslist or maybe you’ve used it a few times. But you’re not sure what to search for and sometimes it’s just easier to go to a store to buy something new. However, you could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist if you know what to look for. Here are the 5 things you should buy on Craigslist!

 

1. Recreation Equipment

Boats, RVs, bikes, kayaks, and other recreational toys are expensive and they can go down in value fast. Consider looking for them on Craigslist, since those who are selling their recreation equipment might not have used them very much. You can find a great deal this way!

 

2. Exercise Gear and Sporting Equipment

Everybody wants to exercise more, but not many actually do. Some people give up on their exercise equipment, such as treadmills, weights, stationery bikes, and more, and decide to sell them on Craigslist. You can find some great exercise gear that are like new and much cheaper than they would cost new.

 

3. Furniture

Brand new furniture can cost an arm and leg, but why buy new when Craigslist is chock-full of gently used furniture at low prices? You could save up to 50 percent buying used furniture. Look for moving sales for the most savings, since transporting furniture is expensive and many people would prefer to sell fast than go through the hassle of moving everything they own. If you live in a college town, look for great deals on furniture during the spring time when college campuses close up for the summer.

 

4. Baby Clothes and Gear

Babies need a LOT of stuff… and they use them for such a short time. Look for baby clothes, shoes, toys, nursery furniture, strollers, carriers, and more on Craigslist. Since they are used for a short time, they are usually in great condition and will save you a lot of money. However, avoid car seats and cribs for safety reasons and make sure to check product recalls.

 

5. Tools

Many people buy or receive tools as gifts and use them only a couple of times. Take advantage of this and look for a power tool that you need on Craigslist before heading to the nearest home improvement store. Just be sure to test out the equipment before you buy and you might walk away with a new tool for your next DIY project at a great price.

 

If you’re not too sure about buying things on Craigslist, check out 4 Tips for Shopping on Craigslist. These tips are great for beginners!

For more money saving tips, check out 6 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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