10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa

Looking for a new sofa for your home? Consider getting a colorful sofa! Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a color can truly make a room. 10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa via @tipsaholic #livingroom #sofa #couch #colorful #colorfulsofa #home


10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa
Looking for a new sofa for your living room? Consider getting a colorful sofa instead of a safe, neutral one! A bold sofa in your favorite color injects a lot of personality and charm in a room and makes it easier to decorate the rest of the room, since you already have the wow factor. Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a vivid color can truly make a room.

1. This relaxed living room by Lauren Liess wouldn’t be the same without the striking mustard yellow sofa.

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The room is already special, with its built-in shelves, sconces, and window seat, but the bright sofa makes it a truly beautiful space. The yellow sofa is repeated in the pillows on the window seat, tying the two areas together.

2. The eggplant purple sectional gives this living room, designed by Hillary Thomas, a cool bohemian feel.

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Imagine the room with a white sectional. It would be pretty, but very girly and kinda one-dimensonial. The dark eggplant sofa grounds the room while playing well with the other colors: pink, cream, and white.

3. Katherine Vos’ living room is elegant and stunning, thanks to the bold blue sofa.

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The blue color is repeated in the art, but the rest of the room is decked out simply in white, black, and gold. This allows the blue sofa to shine without being overwhelming.

4. This living room by Ilaria Chiaratti wouldn’t be as alluring without the pastel blue sofa.

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Imagine the room with a gray sofa. There would be nothing exciting or special about the room. The soft blue color of the sofa looks great with the neutral pieces in the room and brings out the little pops of color around the room, like in the ottomans, the accessories on the shelving, and the pillow on the chair.

5. The blue sectional sofa in the basement designed by Jamie Meares looks beautiful against the backdrop of dark gray walls.

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A room painted in a dark color can look cozy and welcoming, but it can also get dark and depressing. This basement is definitely not depressing in any way, thanks to the gorgeous blue sectional that commands the space.

6. The emerald sofa, custom-made by designer Nicole Cohen, is the star of this room that’s mostly black and white (and gold).

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If you love a room that’s mostly filled with neutral furniture and accessories, with a little gold and lucite sprinkled here and there, you absolutely need to have a sofa in a saturated color. The result is always a beautiful room.

7. A small room, like this tiny living room, can handle a bold sofa.

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As long as your tiny room is mostly neutral, a brightly colored sofa looks great in a small space. Since it’s so bold, it takes up space visually so you can get away with only a few furniture pieces, which is a good thing for small spaces.

8. The hot pink sofa in Harriet Anstruther’s home makes a statement about the person living there.

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If you have a signature color, go ahead and get a sofa in that color to give your room a big dose of personality! Even if your signature color is pink. Just look at the room, it totally works.

9. The teal accents in this room compliment the orange sofa perfectly.

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It just goes to prove that a sofa in any color can be beautiful, as long as the room is decorated correctly. Neutral pieces always work, as you’ve seen in previous examples here, but a complimentary color that is repeated around the room is another smart way to let a colorful sofa take center stage.

10. A sofa in a fun color is the perfect addition to a room that is filled with youthful exuberance, like this room by Will Taylor.

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Some rooms are just all about the fun, like playrooms, family rooms, and game rooms. Fill these rooms with lots of color and pattern, starting with a colorful sofa!

Are you convinced yet? What color sofa would you love to put in your home?

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25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids

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If your kids share a room, you know the headache it can be to make the most of your space.  What’s the best layout?  How do you fit all the furniture?  How can you create separate but cohesive areas for each child?  How do you bring each personality into the space while making it flow?  And what do you do with all the clothes and clutter??  There are a lot of challenges that can arise with shared bedroom spaces, but there are great benefits as well – not the least of which is a stronger sibling bond.  Whether your kids share a room out of necessity or because you prefer it, the questions of furniture, layout, storage and design are still relevant.  Boys, girls, both, twins, triplets, old and young, there’s a way to make one space work for everyone.  Here are 25 stellar shared bedrooms that will provide all the inspiration you need!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsLumberjack Room  – This is a cute room shared by two young boys.  The design and decor is kept simple and comfortable which will allow it to grow with the boys.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Baseball Room  – This is a great idea for making the most of an awkward space!  By hanging the curtains centered on the wall and therefore off-center from the window a bit, you trick the eye in seeing the window as centered between the two beds.  Genius!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Simple Space for 4  – You’ll never believe how this family fit 3 boys and a baby comfortably in one small bedroom!  It’s amazing!  You’ll have to click over for the details, but the simple, comfortable decor tie the room together beautifully for boys ages 7-newborn.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBunk Beds and Baby  – Not only does this room house three small children, but they’re different genders, as well!  Have you figured out how to make that work?  This post shares a ton of information from furniture, decor and layout, to tips and tricks for making it work for real life.  If you want ideas for how to handle bedtime routines, midnight wake up calls, mornings and nap times while your kids are sharing a space, read on!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Apartment Bedroom for 3  – It’s amazing what you find works even when you’re sure it won’t.  This young family lives in NYC, and has sacrificed space for the experience.  It’s a situation that works well for them, and if you want to see how they make this small bedroom work, just click over.  There’s ideas for keeping things tidy and the sleeping arrangements.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsModern with Vintage Touches  –  This is an adorable space for two young girls. There’s a ton of personality crammed into a small area here – but the white background with the walls, sheer curtains and beds endure that the colors and styles don’t overwhelm the space.  Each girl has their own spots with favorite books within reach and monograms to designate who is where.  The gallery walls add a personal touch to the space so they can really call it their own.  See their solution for closet doors that took up too much space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBedroom Playroom Mixed  – Not only does this room sleep two kids comfortably, it also houses all their toys and books as well!  It’s a shared space between a little girl and baby boy AND a bedroom and playroom – it’s pulling double duty in more ways than one!  It works well because decor and furniture is kept simple, light and bright.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsDIY Inexpensive Vintage Room for 2  –  This entire room is done DIY style on the cheap.  The beds themselves are an amazing touch – completely designed and made by hand and the top lifts for some much needed storage under the mattresses, while there’s still enough space underneath for some DIY “drawer crates” that organize toys.  You have to see what they did with the closet!  This tiny room now has enough space for sleeping AND playing for two active little girls!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExplore! Bedroom/Playroom  – There was no space left untouched during the transformation of this room – which was intended as a bedroom and playroom for a little boy and girl.  The solution for bulky bunk beds that would take up too much space?  Turn the closet into a “bed nook” with separate sleeping spots decorated for each kid.  Other awesome details: a reading loft, a completely wall mounted craft nook, tons of toy drawers that double as benches and a wall of customized wardrobe-style closet space.  It’s a room any kid would love.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTrio of Hanging Beds  –  Get the largest, bulkiest items up off of the floor to create more space underneath – by hanging bunk style beds from the ceiling/walls!  This tiny room is home to three young boys.  Getting the beds up and out of the way created eye catching style and gave them plenty of room to sleep and play.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSimple and Trendy Small Space for Sibs  –  This family needed a double duty room (for play and sleep) that would be comfortable and inviting for a brother/sister combo.  To make it even more challenging, there’s quite a gap in their ages, so it had to appeal to young and old.  They accomplished this by keeping the design very simple and monochromatic, and adding hidden storage where possible.  The result is a peaceful area both kids could appreciate.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsMaking Room for Baby  –  Here’s a super quick room makeover that involves changes to the furniture layout and a few extra decor items to define separate areas for the siblings.   If you’ve got a toddler and a newborn, this is a good idea that features two cribs in one space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSocial Studies Room  –  The decor in this room adorably mirrors the interests of the pre-teen boys who share it – history and geography.  The beds were created with frugality, using old pallets.  The key to success for this shared space is plenty of shelving and dresser storage.  The boys appreciate defined sleeping and storage areas, while the decor and bedding keeps the room cohesive.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsGender Neutral Room To Grow  – This room is long and narrow, and the family made the most of the space by placing the short crib against the shorter wall and the vintage bed at a 90 degree angle.  The decor and colors are kept light and neutral, perfect for kids of different genders.  In the future, this room will turn into a room for three with a trundle bed on wheels pulled from beneath the current twin bed.  With some creative thinking, a good layout and plenty of storage you can make even a small, narrow room work for multiples!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTucked Away Bunks  – A seemingly awkward nook or alcove can be the perfect solution for maximizing space in a shared bedroom.  This bunk bed was designed and handmade to fit into an out of the way corner, making sure that bulky furniture didn’t take up valuable floor space.  The rest of the room features lots of open shelving and a lot of dresser storage to keep treasures safely in their spots.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCorner Beds  –  The long, rectangular shape of this room along with the placement of french doors and large windows made furniture layout a little less straightforward when planning for two kids.  By placing identical beds in an “L” in one corner, wall space is fully utilized while the middle of the floor is kept free of clutter and bulk.  The functionality of one under-bed drawer is lost, but there are other storage solutions added to the room to make up for it.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCrib Nook  – Two boys shared this room originally, and it was cozy then.  When a baby girl came along, they converted the closet to a nook for her crib, complete with shelving and decor to feminize her space and make it uniquely her own.  Clothes were put in a dresser between the twin beds.  While it’s a small room, it definitely works for three kids and there’s no lack of space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsColor Blocked Space  – Define separate areas in a shared bedroom by decorating in two different but complimentary colors.  Place a bookshelf or dresser for storage and division.  Start with base colors for each side (in this case, yellow and turquoise) and add pops of the other colors throughout the whole space to make the look cohesive.  It’s simple and unique with lots of individual personality.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExtra Long Bed  – This room features an extra long platform that spans the length of the room.  It’s long enough to fit two twin mattresses on it with some room between.  This is a great solution for sleeping arrangements in a shared space, especially if it’s a narrow room and could benefit by having all the furniture against one wall.  Notice the storage drawers below the bed and the storage shelves above – in coordinated colors that bring a cohesive, put-together feeling to the space.  Though the bed butts up to the closet along the perpendicular wall, the doors slide apart, making it completely usable still.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Space for 3  –   The space beneath the loft bed in this room was just large enough for a king sized mattress, placed perpendicular to the twin above so it juts into the room.  With three young boys in this space, it’s the perfect solution as it eliminates headboards, footboards, and bed frames that take up valuable real estate.  The steel frame of the loft was the perfect inspiration for the industrial decor and storage – a chest with bins for toys and two metal racks, one with metal toolboxes for small treasures and collections and one with galvanized buckets for stuffed animals.  The kids have enough storage and space to sleep and play – even with three in one room!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsAbove Bed Shelving  –  At first glance, this room seems as if it’s not big enough for one child and their accompanying “stuff,” let alone two.  When one of them is a girl and one a boy, making this tiny space work for both seems an insurmountable challenge.  By placing the beds next to each other, but separated by a chest of drawers, there’s a clear division of space.  But what makes this room really work well is the above bed storage – a wall of shelves above each bed for storing special treasures and toys.  Making use of the architecture already present in the space, the beds and shelves look like expensive built-ins.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-Ins On Both Ends  –  A narrow room like this is best utilized by placing the furniture together against one long wall.  This can be challenging when trying to add everything necessary – like dressers and shelves along with two beds.  This room does it with built-ins – on both sides of the room.  One side is built-in bunk beds with closed storage/cabinets on both ends, and open shelving filling in the remaining space along the wall.  The other wall is a combination of open and closed shelving, so there’s no need for dressers or bookshelves.  Everything has a spot.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsPrivacy Partition  –  Perhaps your kids would appreciate a bit more privacy to their separate areas.  You can accomplish this in nearly any sized bedroom by utilizing some kind of room divider.  The best room divider for a kids’ bedroom will incorporate plenty of storage, as does this large shelf with cubbies.  Putting pegboard on one side of the shelf allows for hanging storage and even more separation.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids5 Kids, 1 Room  – You’ll never believe it, but there are 5 boys in this room.  5 of them!  And it works.  The furniture is kept to a minimum – two small bookshelves, two sets of bunk beds and one toddler bed.  No dressers.  No desks.  With the bunk beds pushed into the corner in an “L”, it gives the look (and space-saving) of built-in bunks.  There are shelves and bins in the closets and under beds for clothing, so no dressers are needed.  A clever solution to keep from feeling too stuffed, even with a herd of boys!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-In Bunks  –  This is an amazing space for 5 girls.  One wall was changed into built-in bunk beds – with a set of stairs in between.  Each bed is outfitted with a curtain to pull for privacy, a shelf for books and a lamp.  It’s basically like sleeping in a fort, every night.  Below the bunks are oversized drawers for toy storage.  There’s a nook for a dresser built-in across from the beds (which is actually three Ikea dressers put together, but you’d never know it) and on one short wall, they created a closet by hanging curtains along a track in the ceiling.  It’s comfy, it’s bright and cheery and, surprisingly, not at all cramped.

 

Also, check out this sunny, gender neutral shared room with lots of details and tips.

 

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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28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIY

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Rustic decor is simple, natural and best of all, inexpensive!  There are tons of decor DIY’s out there for all skill levels, but the best part about rustic decor is the ease with which it can be created.  Common materials are wood of all types (especially reclaimed or pre-used), branches, twigs, stumps, twine, rope, and mason jars – all of which are easily acquired at little to no cost.  If you’re itching to add to your home decor, rustic elements may be just what you need – for your budget and your aesthetic!  Here are 28 easy rustic decor ideas anyone can DIY.

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFaux Vintage Door Upgrade – If you’ve got an interior door that’s so blah you can’t stand it, you can turn it into an eye-catching “vintage” wooden door with a bit of time and effort.  The results are gorgeously rustic – with no trace of builder grade door left in sight!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Rustic Shutters – Looking for a stylish alternative to curtains or drapes?  Dress up your windows with some hand crafted shutters.  It sounds difficult, but in actuality is a quick project requiring basic skills.  These interior shutters add country-chic to your home in an unexpected way.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFarmhouse Coffee Table Revamp – You can turn a bland table into one with lots of rustic charm.  Some cheap wood cut to size and your favorite stain along with construction adhesive and you’ve got a piece with lots of style.  Can’t find a table the right height?  Chop off the legs of an old dining table!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Headboard – Not sure where to find reclaimed wood?  No problem!  You can still incorporate rustic style by using fresh, store bought wood and aging it yourself.  This headboard is the perfect example of what you can do when new wood is your only option.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYEasy Floating Shelves –  Instead of buying pre-made, straight from the factory, cookie cutter floating shelves, make your own with these free plans!  They’re an easy build, and you can use any wood then stain it, rough it up or glaze it to get the rustic look you want.  Your shelves will be a one-of-a-kind show piece , especially with the added clavos on the front!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Coat Rack –  This distressed wood coat rack offers the perfect marriage of functionality and design.  The elements – distressed painted wood, dark stained shelf, oversized metal hooks – work together to create an eye catching piece with a place for everything!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBranch Coat Rack –  Here’s a coat rack that’s so easy and cheap (nearly free!) to make, anyone can do it!  Cut branches to various sizes and screw them to a scrap board backing.  You can personalize this anyway you want to with paint and stain, so it can match your entryway!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Stool With Hairpin Legs –  No one will believe you’ve DIY’d this amazing stool.  While it looks like it started as a stump in the forest which was then turned into an artsy stool for a fashionable, high-end boutique, it’s not.  With some simple to find materials, you can make this step stool – even the hairpin style legs – and wow your friends.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Knife Rack –  Magnetic knife racks are so functional – not only are they space-savers in the kitchen, but they also keep knives within ready reach.  Create a simple version from reclaimed wood for a look that’s more rustic than modern.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYWood Slice Mirror –  Take a cheap, boring mirror from drab to fab with some plywood and wood slices!  This mirror makes a huge impact in any room – hang it near your dining table, over a fireplace or even in a rustic style bathroom above the vanity.  It looks like it came out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalogue!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYElectrical Spool Clock  – Upcycle an old, oversized wooden electrical spool as a faux clock!  The weathered look inherent in pallet wood is perfect for this project.  Plus, you can find these for free by calling around to local hardware stores or electricians!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Wood Stars  –  You can spend a small fortune on a pair of wooden stars from Pottery Barn, or you can make them yourself for a tiny fraction of the cost!  Stars are so common in rustic decor, and these are a polished, chic version to hang on a wall or place on your pallet shelves.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYShabby Chic 3-D Stars  –  These 3-D stars mimic the look of more expensive, metal decor, when in actuality they’re made from cereal boxes!  Paint them your desired colors and even distress them a bit with glazing medium.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Letters  –  Make your own monogram decor with FREE twigs you pick up from the ground!  This project is so easy, your kids can join in the fun.  Use it as a door hanging, or next to some vintage books on a shelf.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirchwood Candleholders  –  Branch and log candleholders are a common element to rustic design, and now you can make them yourself!  The birch branches used here are subtle and woodsy – the perfect mix of rustic and stylish.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Vase  –  If you’re a fan of the birchwood look, you’ll love this vase as well!  It’s created in much the same way as the candleholders above.  Insert twigs, grasses, wheat, or long flowers.  You can even add a skinny, glass vase inside if you’d like it to keep fresh flowers.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Vase –  For another project that’s nearly free, turn a plain, clear glass vase into a woodsy twig vase!  Find branches around the yard and create a unique look by gluing them around your existing vase.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYPaint Stick Flower Box  –  Create an adorable planter box from free paint sticks!  You just need some stain and no one will know they’re not vintage crates!  Use them to display plants or flowers.

 

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDistressed Chalkboard Paint Jars  –  Mason jars are so handy to have around because they’re incredibly versatile.  You can make some rustic jars with chalkboard paint and some sandpaper in no time at all.  Use them as vases or catch-alls for the random bits and pieces from pockets.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Photo Clipboards  –  This is an easy project with a big impact.  All you need are some boards cut to size and metal clips.  Hang your own photographs, artwork or pictures of family members.  These oversized clipboards are perfect for a simple, rustic-style gallery wall.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYPhoto Ladder  –  Collect branches from your yard or nearby park and assemble this rustic ladder – hanging wooden frames with small screw-in eyelets.  An inexpensive and fun way to display memories!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine and Scrap Wood Note Board  – Whip up this note holder in a matter of minutes.  All you need is a piece of wood the desired size, twine and a stapler or hot glue gun.  Keep all your notes and inspiration in one organized spot.  Easy and cute!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine Lanterns  – Light up your summer nights with some unique mood lighting with Christmas lights, twine, balloons and adhesive!  It takes some time but isn’t difficult to do and they’re perfect for creating ambience on a patio or deck.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Bark Lamps  – You can create these hanging lamps with pendant lamp kits in no time at all!  Make a set to hang over a rustic kitchen island.  Or create several smaller ones to line your pergola or patio.

 

photo3Driftwood Table Lamp  – If you’d prefer a table lamp instead, this tutorial is beyond easy.  You start with a plain lamp you’d like to revamp.  Then, simply hot glue driftwood or branch pieces around it.  Finish it off with some twine and you’ve got a unique lighting solution!

 

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Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYJar Sconces  –  Create a sconce with jars and rope by hanging them from hooks mounted on scraps of reclaimed wood.  It takes hardly any time and very few materials and looks great in a stairway or entry.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBottle Sconce Vase  –  Here’s a different take on a wall sconce – use a clear bottle with a long neck and some hardware to mount it to the wood.  Use it as a vase for flowers, twigs or other natural elements!  Such a pretty and easy way to frame a window or fireplace.
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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How To Use Industrial Interior Design In Your Home

Industrial interior design is on trend for all types of homes. Here are some tips for getting this style right in your space. How To Use Industrial Interior Design At Home - Tipsaholic.com, #design, #industrialdesign, #industrial, #DIY, #decor, #homedecor


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The industrial interior design trend took homes by storm in 2014, and it’s still going strong today.  With a strong interest in celebrating the building materials that are often concealed – like ductworks, pipelines and interior brick – this style is characterized by a raw, unfinished look.  It’s a look that’s increasingly popular among the DIY crowd especially, due to the easily accessible and economical materials involved. Long used in loft spaces and warehouse style dwellings, where the construction naturally lends itself to an industrial look, it’s a trend that can be easily translated to nearly any space in a classy, stylish way.  Here are some tips and inspiration for incorporating industrial interior design into your home.

 

1. Fake it.  Okay.  So you don’t have any exposed ducts or brick in your suburban home.  While adding unnecessary HVAC may not be advisable, exposed brick?  That you can do.  Brick panels can be purchased inexpensively online or at your favorite home improvement store, and it’s fairly easy to paint them to look aged and worn.  Try it out on a small piece of plywood before applying it to your walls to practice the process and stick to one small accent wall or an area under cabinets or above a ledge so as not to overwhelm the room.

 

2. Make it.  Don’t feel confined to what you see in high-end stores or on department store shelves.  There are a lot of industrial-styled pieces you can DIY for a fraction of the cost.  Not only that, but you can customize them to your personal needs as well.  You could make a coffee table with metal strips, wooden fence pickets and castors or a desk from reclaimed wood and pipes.  Or create always needed storage with a unique shelving unit.  Even lighting can be handmade or up cycled, like this faux metal sconce.  Not confident in your abilities?  Start small with a hanging pipe mini planter or floating shelf.

 

3. Go old school.  Industrial design lends itself perfectly to vintage elements.  Find utilitarian objects and accessories to round out your design.  Unique items that have a functional purpose – such as these scale weights – can be displayed for added interest.  You may not naturally gravitate toward antique castors, rusty fans, lockers with a high patina or wire baskets as high style, but for industrial design they’re a perfect fit.  Scour flea markets, thrift stores, antique markets and online venues to find furniture pieces – even vintage stools or light fixtures – and more to add the finishing touches.

 

4. Mix and match it.  Use a variety of all materials in a fun, eclectic way that suits your needs and style.  Woods of all types – grains, stains and raw – along with metals that look vintage or weathered (like brass, steel, and brushed nickel) are main components of industrial design.  Leather and plastics are also commonly used.  Mix and match pairings of complementary items, such as a classic wood dining table with steel chairs, or a soft leather couch with plastic and metal side chairs.  Or combine elements into one piece – with a wood and metal table for instance.  Don’t stick to just one type of metal or one wood stain throughout – a mixed approach will give your space the industrial vibe you want.

 

5. Stay neutral.  This style of design is characterized by neutrals – and you can mix them all within one space as well.  Stick with all hues and shades of browns, grays, whites and black.  For interest, add one or two brighter colors in small pops around the room – with simple throw pillows or accessories.  Artwork can also bring in some color.  Stick with clean lines and distinctive but simple items.  Industrial design thrives on function that doubles as form – a no fuss, clean approach decorating.

 

6. Don’t overdo it.  Even in the most mod and chic loft in Brooklyn you’ll find comfortable furnishings – like cushy couches, soft armchairs or even a classic, contemporary side table or two.  Transforming your living room into a warehouse with metal pipes on everything, stark wooden surfaces everywhere, and faded brick all over the walls could be too much for your space.  It’s easy to take any design overboard, so try adding in industrial touches a bit at a time until you achieve the desired look.

 

7. Soften up a bit.  It’s true that industrial design is about simplicity, function and a utilitarian feel, but this is also your home.  Soften the look a bit with a trendy rug or a soft and luxurious throw.  Add lightweight, neutral curtains that won’t cover the windows.  Keeping the space light and airy is key to avoiding a dingy, “abandoned building” feeling, so don’t block any natural light and don’t distract from the rest of the room with crazy patterns.  Using textiles in a controlled, neutral manner will add texture, interest and softness to what could be an otherwise stark space.

 

For more inspiration, check out these projects you can make out of pipes!

 

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 FacebookPinterestBloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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7 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bedrooms

Take the hassle out of maintaining the decor in your home. Create a stylish but simple bedroom by applying these principles to your next project. 7 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bedrooms ~ Tipsaholic.com #simple #bedroom
 

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Simple bedrooms can be the secret treasures of a home. While they may not see much traffic from the general public, they are perfect places for personalization and creating spaces that show the true colors of their inhabitants. A lot of flair can be added without complicated plans or added clutter, which is great news if you’re too busy for extra cleaning! Design and maintenance of a great room is easy when you focus on these seven characteristics of simple bedrooms.

 

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1. Colors that say something

The colors of a bedroom are critical when it comes to the overall feel of the room. Colors can be calming, exciting, and everything in between. There are hues, values, and intensities for every color. They express feelings, temperatures, and personality. They can be focal points or accents. Start with at least one neutral color and add onto it, but remember that the goal in this case is overall simplicity.

 

 

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2. Texture and patterns

Design is nothing without these two elements! And the textures and patterns you bring into a bedroom say a lot. A bulky knit throw invites snuggling on the bed. Polka dots add a touch of playfulness. A faux-fur rug begs to be walked on in bare feet. Glitter pillows equal glamour. Mix and match these elements to find the right feel for your room.

 

 

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3. Statement lighting

The days of ceiling fans and generic fixtures have passed and lighting is now one of the main ways to add personality to a room. Choose lighting that really adds to your style by considering shapes and textures, but also keep in mind the height of the ceiling. The main purposes of the room, such as sleeping and studying, can dictate what kinds of lighting you may need. Lamps and even “twinkle lights” can make great additions to certain areas of the bedroom.

 

 

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4. A great bed

The bed can be the place where many of your design elements are pulled together. A decorative bed or headboard can be one of the focal points of a room and bedding can help to draw the eye. The patterns, colors, and textures of your bedding will say a lot about the style you want to convey. It’s also a place that can get cluttered quickly, so keep pillows to a minimum and use patterned bedspreads and textured throws to add to the room instead.

 

 

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5. The perfect rug

Even a carpeted room can benefit from a great rug at times. Pattern and color can be added in the form of a rug and it certainly contributes to the coziness of a room. Consider the shape, size, and placement of the rug to really make a statement in a simple space.

 

 

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6. A clean and organized closet

The only way to keep things simple once you’ve got the room together is to keep it clean and organized, and the closet is going to be the number one area for that. A quick purge of papers, books, toys, shoes, and clothing is a great place to start. Once you’ve got possessions under control, you can begin to assign them homes within the closet, whether on shelves, hanging, or placed in labeled bins or drawers.

 

 

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7. Personalization

When the main characteristics of a room have been established, the real fun begins. Personalization is huge when it comes to making a simple bedroom a comfortable place for its occupant(s). Take interests and hobbies into account when deciding what to add to the room. A few things can be added in the form of art or posters, collectibles, sports gear, or memorabilia, but remember to keep it simple. If an item doesn’t quite jive with the design of the room, try spray-painting it or modifying it in some way. Before you know it, your fantastic, low-maintenance, simple bedroom will have come together. Enjoy!

 

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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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11 Ways to Upgrade Your Coat Closet

Is your coat closet small and cluttered? Turn your messy coat closet into an organized space with the help of these 11 coat closet ideas! 11 Ways to Upgrade Your Coat Closet via @tipsaholic #coatcloset #organize #closet #closets #diy


11 Ways to Upgrade Your Coat Closet
Is your coat closet small and cluttered? Are you forever picking up coats from the floor and searching through a pile of shoes to find a pair? Turn your messy coat closet into an organized space with the help of these 11 coat closet ideas!

1. Create cubbies with flipped brackets and shelves.

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Putting cubbies in your locker can help organize small clothing items, such as mittens and hats. You can DIY your own cubbies by flipping brackets upside down and attaching shelves at the bottom. This is perfect if you already have brackets laying around!

 

2. Attach plastic file boxes to the wall.

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Another way to hold smaller items is to grab a few plastic file boxes and drill them into one of the walls in your coat closet. They are the perfect size to hold shopping bags, both paper and reusable!

 

3. Use wire baskets to hold cold, wet items.

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Mittens, hats, and scarves that get snow on them can become wet. Put them in hanging wire baskets to let them dry out faster.

 

4. Add narrow and long wire baskets to the door to hold sandals and flats.

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If you love to wear sandals and flats, attach narrow wire baskets to the bottom of your coat closet door and store your shoes there. These baskets can hold a lot of sandals and flats and your coat closet floor will be much less cluttered.

 

5. Install extra shelves above your coat closet’s existing shelf.

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Most coat closets have one shelf and a whole lot of wasted vertical space above it. Make good use of the space and add an extra shelf or two.

 

6. Build a shoe shelf.

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Add another shelf in the lower part of your closet to hold your shoes. One shelf or two will give you and your family a place to put their shoes instead of just throwing them on the floor. And you’ll be able to see every pair so you can easily grab what you need.

 

7. Put a shelving unit in your coat closet.

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A simple shelving unit, such as the discounted Expedit or the Kallax from IKEA, that can fit inside your coat closet would be an organizational powerhouse that can hold baskets filled with shoes, gloves, scarves, purses, hats, and more. Take down your existing rod and get two smaller ones to attach to the shelving unit. This would give your kids a place where they can hang up their own coats themselves.

A note: the Kallax has only four sections, so an Expedit really would work better. Try searching for one through your city’s Craiglist ads.

 

8. Add hooks to the coat closet door.

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Putting hooks on the inside of your coat closet door will give you a place to hang up your purses, hats, and scarves. This would be a great solution if you like to switch between purses and bags. Use Command hooks if you have a hollow door.

9. Divide your coat closet into zones.

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If you have a smaller home, dividing your coat closet into zones with MDF panels would help you gain space for other things besides coats and shoes, such as a basket filled with balls and sporting equipment and a mail center.

 

10. Turn your coat closet into a mini mudroom.

Have you always dreamed of having a mudroom instead of a coat closet? You can turn your coat closet into a mini mudroom by removing the rod and shelf and adding hooks on the wall. Add shoe shelves to the bottom. No more coat hangers that tangle up!
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If you’re up for some demo, you could widen the opening to your coat closet and add beefy trim along the top and sides. Put in a bench to complete the transformation!

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Here’s another beautiful example of a coat closet-turned-mudroom. Note the drawers below the bench for even more storage space.

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11. Add a secret room behind the coat closet!

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This one is completely just for fun! If you have extra space at the back of your coat closet, add a tiny door to lead to a secret room for your kids to hide away and read books and play in their pretend world.

 

Want more closet organization tips and ideas? Check out 6 Features of an Organized Closet and Tips for Organizing Kids Closets.

 

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“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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5 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas You Can Actually Do Yourself

Increase your curb appeal with these landscaping DIY projects! These 5 front yard landscaping ideas are perfect for beginners and can be done in a weekend. tipsaholic.com #yard #curbappeal #DIY


5 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas You Can Actually Do Yourself
Landscaping is hard. It takes knowledge, sweat, and a lot of muscle to add landscaping to your front yard. However, there are some landscaping DIY projects that are entirely feasible for you to do yourself, with a bit of help from your partner or a friend. Each of these 5 front yard landscaping ideas are perfect for beginners and can be done in a weekend.

1. Build a retaining wall around a tree.

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A retaining stone or brick wall around a tree on your front yard will help your home look more polished. This excellent tutorial shows you how to DIY a retaining wall with step-by-step pictures. Plant flowers around your tree for even more curb appeal.

2. Define and streamline your walkway.

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Do you have a walkway that is often obscured by overgrown grass and weeds? Use this tutorial to help you define your walkway and make it easier to maintain. If you don’t have a walkway in the first place, you can grab concrete stepping stone squares from your nearest home improvement store and easily create a similar walkway as the one in the tutorial.

3. Create a long flower bed along the sides of your house.

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When improving your curb appeal, don’t forget about the sides of your home. These areas are often shaded and are breeding places for weeds and can be hard to trim down using a lawnmower. Put flower beds with edging along the sides of your home and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

4. Build a planter box for the front of your home.

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A long, wooden planter box filled with flowers and plants along the front of your home, near your front door, can look modern and beautiful. You could even plant herbs in it to make it a mini-garden of sorts. This simple tutorial shows you the basic concept of building a planter box; measure your space to figure out the exact sizes of wood boards you need for your front yard. See more planter box DIY ideas here.

5. Give your mailbox (and the area around it) a makeover.

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A dinky, old mailbox doesn’t do very much for your curb appeal. Get inspired by these 10 DIY mailbox ideas and give your mailbox an upgrade.

Go ahead, go outside this weekend and get dirty! Your house (and your neighbors) will thank you for it.

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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6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms

Keep maintenance low and satisfaction high by applying these principles and creating your own stylish but simple bathroom. 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms ~ Tipsaholic.com #simple #bathroom

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Bathrooms are some of the most used rooms in the home, whether by family or by guests, and it can be tough to keep them clean and orderly. Simplicity is the way to go, but how do you achieve it while still maintaining a style that fits your home? Get your bathroom together and ready for anything by creating a space that focuses on these 6 characteristics of great, simple bathrooms.

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1. Flooring and walls that make a statement

Bathroom floors and walls can really take a beating – all the moisture and traffic bathrooms get make it necessary to have something sturdy. But that doesn’t mean it has to be ugly or bland! Use color! Use patterns! Board and batten, beadboard, paint, or tile can be great additions to walls, or even a simple piece of art. Floors with bold patterns can inspire the entire room. Find something you love and run with it.

 

2. The perfect lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to making a simple bathroom functional and giving it a classy touch. Besides adding light for when you’re primping, whatever you choose will say a lot about the style of your bathroom. Look at shapes, colors, and placement when making decisions about lighting. Even the types and colors of light bulb you use are going to have an effect.

 

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3. A great mirror

A single mirror panel on a wall does its job, but a great mirror with a frame or fun design will really add a spark to even the smallest bathroom space! Consider a variety of shapes – oval, octagon, square, rectangular – and see what will work within the style you want to convey. Is it modern and minimalist? Traditional? Whimsical? There really is a mirror to fit every bathroom!

 

4. Everything is organized

Take control of your bathroom, don’t let it take control of you! Start getting rid of the little things that don’t add to the room or serve much of a purpose. Simplify is the name of the game! If you have multiple bathrooms, specify which towel sets and items will be in which room. Start sorting through the drawers and cupboards and clear them out so you can start fresh. Remove cotton balls, swabs, and other items from bulky packaging and be ready to condense!

 

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5. Stylish storage

Make a one-time investment in bins or baskets that are stylish and fit your needs or gather some from around the house. Start assigning your bathroom necessities their permanent homes. Mason jars of various sizes make great containers for cotton balls, swabs, bobby pins, and hair ties. Add fun labels or tags to give things a unique touch and make them easy to find.

 

 6. Guest-friendly

If you’ve ever been stuck in a friend’s bathroom without a new roll of toilet paper, you might know exactly what we’re talking about here. Make your bathroom a place where your guests can be comfortable when nature calls. Place personal items like tooth and hairbrushes out of sight. Keep extras of essential items like toilet paper and towels within reach. Consider leaving a freshening spray close to the toilet. And keep a plunger nearby – it can help to keep embarrassment to a minimum!

 

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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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32 Pegboard Ideas For Every Room in Your House

Pegboards can be used in every room in your house! Here are 32 pegboard ideas to show you just how versatile the humble pegboard can be. 32 Pegboard Ideas For Every Room in Your House via @tipsaholic #pegboard #diy #homedecor #home


32 Pegboard Ideas For Every Room in Your Housem
Pegboards are often seen in garages, but they can actually be used in every room in your house! From the bedroom to the bathroom, a pegboard can add a lot of function and organization to any space, not to mention a lot of style. Here are 32 pegboard ideas to show you just how versatile the humble pegboard can be!

Pegboard Ideas for Kitchens

A pegboard is often used to hold tools, so it makes a lot of sense that a pegboard can also hold the tools of the kitchen, from measuring cups to pots and pans.

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This wall-to-floor pegboard is a great way to use a narrow wall space as a way to organize cooking tools.

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Put a pegboard above a kitchen cart and put your most-used kitchen tools on the pegboard and the cart for easy access as you cook. Paint the pegboard in a favorite color to make it less utilitarian and more cheerful.

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Pegboard as a kitchen backsplash? That’s pretty clever, actually. You could hang up cooking utensils, measuring spoons, and other kitchen items that you can easily grab as you prep and cook.

Pegboard Ideas for Bedrooms

A pegboard can help organize all the little things in a bedroom, from wayward jewelry to books for nighttime reading, that can make the room feel cluttered.

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If you like to switch things up in your decor when you get the itch for a change, this pegboard headboard idea might be perfect for you.

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This room divider made of pegboards could be used in any room, but it would work great in a bedroom. You could use it to hang up your outfit for the next day or to hold extra clothes and accessories that won’t fit in your closet. Or you could use it in a studio apartment to separate your bedroom from the main living space. This pegboard room divider would also be a good solution for two kids who share the same room but need some kind of separation during naps or playtime.

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Place a pegboard behind the side tables in a bedroom and paint them for a jolt of color. Use them to organize all the little things that won’t fit in your nightstand.

Pegboard Ideas for Bathrooms

For such small rooms, bathrooms hold a lot of stuff. If your bathroom cabinet is too small to hold all of your bathroom needs, a pegboard might be the solution you’re looking for.

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Put up a pegboard in a kids’ bathroom to hold bath soap bottles, bath toys, and towel hooks.

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Pegboards are equally as useful in an adult’s bathroom, maybe even more so. Use a pegboard to organize makeup, lotions, perfume, cotton swabs, and more.

Pegboard Ideas for Playrooms

Kids have a lot of stuff, especially in playrooms. Organize toys and art supplies in a playroom with a pegboard.

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This simple playroom pegboard includes acrylic bins that hold markers, crayons, flash cards, magnets, felt shapes, foam shapes, and felt animals. Acrylic bins are a great idea because you can see exactly what’s in each bin, perfect for kids!

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I love how this pegboard becomes an art piece in a playroom/office! It uses coloring pencils to act as dowels to hold string and rubber bands to make interactive art and two book shelves. So cool!

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In a small apartment, a corner is all you need to make a great kids’ playroom/craft space with the help of a well-stocked pegboard!

Pegboard Ideas for Craft Rooms

A craft room could be a sewing room, a crocheting room, a gift wrapping room, or a multipurpose room where you do all of these things and more. Whatever purpose you use your craft room for, you can design a pegboard to make the room more efficient and organized.

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Can a pegboard look stunningly modern and be a organization workhorse at the same time? Of course. This gorgeous pegboard is perfect for the sewing enthusiast.

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Do you dabble in a little of everything? You’ll love this giant pegboard. Check out the use of dowels to hold wrapping paper, the little shelves that hold paint and glitter, and the hanging baskets that hold pens and markers.

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This is a beautiful way to organize and display your yarn collection!

Pegboard Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms

A kids’ bedroom has many purposes: a place to sleep, a place to play, and a place to do homework. Meet all these needs with the handy pegboard!

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Hang up your kids’ favorite toys as a way to organize them AND to display them.

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If your kids’ room is on the small side, use an empty corner to create a great study area with a pegboard on each wall.

Pegboard Ideas for Closets

Keep your clothes closet neat and tidy with a pegboard!

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Have a blank wall in your closet? Put up a large pegboard and hang a mirror and hooks for necklaces, scarves, tank tops, belts, and more.

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Men have a lot of accessories, too. This closet pegboard organizes ties, belts, hats, and socks. A simple fabric covers the pegboard to hide all the holes.

Pegboard Ideas for Dining Rooms

A pegboard can act as an art piece for an unique dining room.

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Display a collection in your dining room with a painted pegboard, like this one that beautifully displays vintage wooden spoons.

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If you have a small kitchen, you could store some of your cooking tools on a pegboard in the dining room and make it attractive to look at. Now that’s what I call functional art!

Pegboard Ideas for Hallways and Stairways

Do you have a hallway or stairway in your home that’s blank and boring? Pegboard to the rescue!

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Hang up pegboard to hold art and frames that you can move around and change whenever you feel like it without having to make new holes in the walls!

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If you have a stairway to the basement, make it functional by turning it into a broom closet with a pegboard.

Pegboard Ideas for Nurseries

Everyone knows that a tiny baby comes with a lot of stuff. Organize it all with a pegboard!

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Put up a pegboard above a changing table to hold diapers, wipes, diaper ointments, and more. Don’t forget to hang up a colorful toy or mobile to hold the baby’s attention while you change his diaper!

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Create a gallery wall on a pegboard that you can change up easily as your baby grows up.

Pegboard Ideas for Entryways

An entryway can easily become cluttered with shoes, coats, hats, and other miscellaneous items. A well-designed pegboard can solve this problem.

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Create a multifunctional command center for your entryway with a pegboard, a magnetic chalkboard, and hooks for hats and coats.

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Make a simple pegboard coat rack and add cross stitching for an unique look.

Pegboard Ideas for Laundry Rooms

Maximize the space in a small laundry room with a pegboard!

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Put a pegboard on the wall behind your laundry room door to hold cleaning supplies. So smart.

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Is your laundry room unfinished, with cinder block walls and exposed pipes? Cover it all up with a stenciled pegboard.

Pegboard Ideas for Pantries

Not all of us have a walk-in pantry. Make good use of awkward spaces in your pantry with the help of a well-placed pegboard.

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Do you have a small blank spot in your pantry? Cut a pegboard to fit and use it to hang up cookie cutters!

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Many pantries have a lot of wasted vertical space above the top shelf. Put up pegboard there and hang up kitchen tools.

Pegboard Idea for Garages

You’ve probably already seen many pegboard ideas for the garage that organize power tools and yard tools, but did you know that pegboard can be used to organize sports equipment?

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If you’ve got a household full of athletes, putting up pegboard in your garage might be a great way to organize all of your sports equipment!

It’s amazing how useful a pegboard can be. And they’re so economical, too! Quick, run to your nearest home improvement store and stock up on them! You can get them in squares or have a large pegboard cut to fit your space.

For more organization ideas, check out 16 Best Garage Organization Tools and Get Your Wrapping Under Wraps: 24 Clever Gift Wrap Organization Ideas.

 

“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!

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

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The 5 Steps of Simplified Home Decorating

Spend more time doing the things you love and less time maintaining your decor with these 5 steps to simplified home decorating. The 5 Steps of Simplified Home Decorating via @tipsaholic #home #decor #homedecor #interiordesign #simplify

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If you’re a believer in the principal of “less is more,” you may have already looked into making lifestyle changes that will leave more time for the things in life you really value. But have you considered making changes to your home décor? Test the waters of a simpler style by using these minimalist home decorating basics to pare down the unnecessary in your house and maximize your free time.

 

1. Define the purpose

In a simplified home, every room and space has a defined purpose. If your bathroom is housing your pile of laundry or your living room has become a toy bin, it’s time to make a change. Decide what each room’s function will be. Within the room, decide what spaces and surfaces will house which items. If you’ve allowed your bedside table to become a desk with discarded mail and pens, clear the surface and start fresh. Give each item a specific place in the house.

 

2. Minimize clutter

The second thing that needs to be taken care of when simplifying your décor is cutting back on clutter so that there are fewer things to find “homes” for in a room. The less you own, the less you’ll need in the way of storage baskets, bins, and shelves. Keep the things that will add the most to your theme or style. Keep things that can be used throughout the year so that you don’t need to worry about swapping them with the seasons. Keep things that serve a purpose.

 

3. Minimize furniture

Do you really need two end tables plus a coffee table? Two bookshelves? Now that you’ve cut back on possessions, you probably don’t need as many surfaces and places to store them. Keep what is functional and adds to the style you are trying to convey and consider getting rid of the rest.

 

4. Make a statement

Just because you’re purging the extra stuff doesn’t mean your home has to be empty and boring. Rather than having many smaller items that take lots of time to clean and swap when seasons change, use a few larger ones to make your style statement. Bright colors, interesting pieces of furniture, rich textures, and large pieces of art are foundational in a simplistic style.

 

5. Don’t be afraid of space

Once you’ve cleared your home of the unnecessary, you may find it feels a little bare. Don’t let it scare you! Keep the space. You have more room now! More room to breathe, to move, to invite friends over. And you’ll have more time too, because you’ve already removed the things that needed constant organizing, dusting, and cleaning out. Fill this new space in your home and your schedule with fun, family, friends, and living a life you love.

 

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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Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil

Stress Away Blend is an important part of your essential oil arsenal. Not convinced? Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #StressAway, #youngliving, #essentialoils, #health, #greenliving

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Stress Away Essential Oil blend is a unique and important part of your essential oil arsenal.  It’s meant to combat the normal stresses that crop up during everyday life.  With a natural blend of vanilla and lime, the scent is refreshing and pleasant, but these ingredients also promote relaxation.  Copaiba and lavender combine to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium and other natural ingredients, including cedarwood, reduce nervous tension and feelings of anxiousness.  With this description alone, it’s easy to see why this oil can quickly become an important household tool, but here are even more reasons to try Stress Away.

 

1. Everyone worries.  It’s a fact of life, and completely unavoidable.  Everyone experiences feelings of anxiousness, nervousness and worry.  Everyone.  Stress Away can significantly reduce these feelings, leaving you with a calmer demeanor as you approach your day to day tasks.

 

2. Workplace frustration.  Whether your workplace is your home or in an office, there’s bound to be tension and frustration from time to time.  Conflicts with coworkers or bosses, stressful deadlines, difficult tasks and long hours are only a few causes.  Wear a little Stress Away on your wrists or diffuse it into your office and you’ll feel more peaceful when at work.

 

3. Stress can cause pain.  Experts agree, prolonged stress can have physical manifestations.  Stress causes muscle tension, which can lead to tension headaches and migraines, achey muscles, sore back and shoulders and many other hard to deal with pains.  Using Stress Away daily can relax those tense muscles, calm aches and pains, and give you a feeling of ease.

 

4. Kids.  Need I say more?  Just kidding.  But seriously, kids can have crabby days, too.  And even on their best days kids can become testy and fussy.  Stress Away is the perfect remedy when kids start bickering.  Calm the crankies in no time by diffusing Stress Away at home during periods of known frustration.

 

5. Occasional high-stress situations.  Everyday stress is one thing, but everyone experiences occasional periods of even higher stress.  For events like interviews, being in the spotlight, giving a speech, or meeting people for the first time, Stress Away can create a a much appreciated feeling of peaceful calm.  It also reduces mental rigidity and helps you to feel less anxious.  Dab it on before you leave or use a diffusing locket when you go.

 

6. Painful PMS symptoms.  If you’re plagued with feelings of irritability, unease and anxiousness, along with cramping muscles once a month, Stress Away is a must have.  Calm those clenched muscles and uplift your overall mood by using it topically or drinking it with some water.

 

7. Your teeth and jaw will thank you.  If you suffer from clenched jaw and grinding teeth – even while you sleep – Stress Away can help in a major way.  Dab some behind your ears and on your temples for more relaxed facial muscles and ease your soreness.

 

8. Happy travels.  Car rides can be anything but peaceful.  First, there’s the stress of other drivers and traffic in general.  Add to that any other people in the car, kids or pets and the anxiety of travel grows exponentially.  Calm crankiness by diffusing Stress Away through your air vents.  Kids and parents alike will benefit from the calming affects and travel will be a breeze.

 

9. Calmer pets.  Help your pets feel more at ease when going to the vet or traveling in a plane or car.  Pets get anxious and nervous as well, and by simply applying just a drop or two topically, you can help them feel more at ease at unpleasant times.

 

10. Overall balance.  Restore some much needed equilibrium in your life.  Your mental balance will improve with daily use of Stress Away – along with all of the great physical and emotional benefits.

 

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

More essential oil uses:

Essential Oil With Hibiscus Flowers          Massage oils           Bottle of Peppermint essential oil

Frankincense Oil Uses             Joy Oil Uses in Home             Peppermint Oil Health Uses

25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend is really handy to have around the house.  Combining cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary and other botanicals, Thieves is a great disinfectant, purifier, and immunity booster.  There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to put Thieves to good use.  Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade, and can be used as diffusers, topically, or ingested in moderation.  If you’d like some ideas for DIY recipes using Thieves oil, we’ve got you covered!

1. Thieves Tea – Thieves is the main ingredient in this all-natural sore-throat fighting, nasty cold-repelling tea!  Combined with lemon essential oil, honey and hot water, it soothes a sore throat and fights off your impending cold.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

2. Homemade Cough Drops – Create natural cough drops by combining boiling honey with Thieves and lemon.  Use a candy mold to create uniform lozenge-shapes.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

3. Sinus Infection Buster Bombs – Get rid of your sinus infection in a snap!  Using a combination of essential oils in a capsule and then diffused into the air can knock your sinus infection out.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

4. Vapor Rub – Vapor Rub, like Vick’s or Mentholatum, have been a common remedy for head and chest congestion for years.  Make your own rub with soothing shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, along with Thieves and other oils.  It’s safe for kids and adults and will have you breathing better in no time.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

5. DIY Toothpaste – You can make your own toothpaste with a few different oils and baking soda!  It’s all natural and non-toxic, which makes it a great idea for kids who might accidentally swallow it!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

6. Mouthwash – You won’t believe it, but this mouthwash takes only 3 ingredients!  And one of those comes right out of your tap.  For all the benefits of strong mouthwash without any of the unpronounceable ingredients!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

7. Breath Mints – Cook up some of your own breath mints!  They’ll contain only natural ingredients and attack root causes of bad breath, like tummy problems, dry mouth, stuck on food particles and bacteria.  Plus, it won’t have any sugar like store bought mints.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

8. DIY Clinical Strength Deodorant – Mix together several pantry staples along with coconut oil and essential oil blends (including Thieves oil) and apply as you would store-bought deodorant.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

9. Sugar Scrub – Get rid of flaky winter skin!  Mixing Thieves oil into this recipe for a facial scrub is a great way to add some immunity boosting powers to your skin care routine, along with adding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

10. Foot Soak – Sprinkle a little in your water when soaking your feet pre-pedicure.  It will take care of any bacteria in the foot tub, soak into your pores and boost general health, and smell great!  There are different recipes for a foot bath that can relax, rejuvenate or moisturize according to your needs.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

11. Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars – Hand soap can be rough on your skin.  If you’d like a gentle alternative, you can use essential oils to make your own antibacterial bars sans soap of any kind.  Adding coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax really help to soften your skin, protect and add even more antibacterial properties.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

12. Lip Balm – Make your own super-moisturizing lip balm to replace the pricy chapsticks and ointments from the store.  You can flavor it with essential oil.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

13. Foaming Hand Soap – Did you know you can make your own fancy-pants foaming soap?  It’s true!  There’s only three ingredients, but you can add any essential oils you like along with Thieves to create a small you love.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

14. Squeeze Bottle Germ-buster – Make your own hand sanitizer that’s all natural and super safe for kids to use.  All you need is aloe vera gel, Thieves, a carrier oil and some water!  Keep those germs at bay without chemicals or alcohol.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

15. Thieves Oil Salve – Whip up this easy concoction and use it to moisturize your hands, spread thinly over cuts or scraps, and banish bacteria!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

16. Anti-Itch Gel – Thieves can be used with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, or massage oil to help with itchy rashes.  This is particularly true for poison ivy or oak problems.

 

17. Bug Spray – Ditch those store-bought bug repellents with all those nasty chemicals!  Most of them clearly state on the canister that they aren’t child-safe.  Make your own with this super easy recipe and a combination of Thieves, Purification and Peppermint oils.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

18. DIY Mold Killer – If your bathroom or damp basement is prone to nasty mold buildup, you can banish it quickly by combining Thieves with other essential oils and distilled white vinegar.  Just put it in a glass spray bottle, shake it up and spray!  It also prevents mold from coming back.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

19. Cleaning Wipes – If you’re a fan of the convenience and ease of cleaning wipes such as clorox or lysol, you can make your own!  Thieves is a key ingredient, along with castile soap and water.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

20. Kitchen Cleaner – This kitchen cleaner is a cinch to make with some common household ingredients – including vinegar.  Add in some Thieves oil for it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

21. WetJet Cleaning Solution – Mix some solution up for your swiffer WetJet!  No need to buy the WetJet solution anymore when you have water, vinegar, castile soap and Thieves oil.  Though this idea is for a WetJet mop, you could easily just add this to a bucket and clean your floors with a regular mop as well!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

22. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – With just some baking soda and Thieves oil, you can easily and effectively clean your toilet bowls.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

23. Laundry Soap – Personalize your laundry soap by adding your favorite essential oils, along with Thieves oil for antibacterials and purification.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

24. Playdough –  Add a few drops to your favorite homemade playdough recipe!  Not only will it smell great, but it will absorb through your child’s skin and boost their immune system.  It’s a great way to ward off sickness in kids who are adverse to gargling, oil-pulling, and taking capsules!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

25. Oil Diffusing Pendants – These homemade necklaces can diffuse any oil in a small, personal amount, any time you like!  The DIY recipe includes information for Thieves oil use, which can boost individual immune systems.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

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

More essential oil uses:

Essential Oil With Hibiscus Flowers          Massage oils           Bottle of Peppermint essential oil

Frankincense Oil Uses             Joy Oil Uses in Home             Peppermint Oil Health Uses

13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar

Love coffee? Create a fabulous coffee bar in your home! Here are 13 great ideas for an organized, functional, and beautiful home coffee bar! 13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar via tipsaholic.com


13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar
If you love coffee, a fabulous home coffee bar will help your mornings (and afternoons!) be much more pleasant and efficient. Here are 13 ideas for a home coffee bar to help you create the perfect coffee bar that is organized, easy to use, and nice to look at.

1. Use a two-tiered serving platter to organize your coffee essentials.

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A two-tiered serving platter, or even a three-tiered platter, will add both beauty and function to your coffee bar. See how beautiful a metal serving platter can be when filled with blue and white coffee accessories.

Here’s a simpler example, with a white two-tiered serving platter, that fits well with a streamlined coffee bar.

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2. Put coffee beans, sugar, and other ingredients for the perfect coffee in pretty canisters.

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Grab a few canisters and put cute labels on them. Fill them up with coffee beans and whatever else you like in your coffee. This charming coffee bar includes two white canisters with chalkboard labels for decaf coffee beans and regular coffee beans. On a shelf in the coffee bar, three glass canisters are filled with cocoa, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

 

3. Use a tray to corral your coffee bar accessories.

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A stylish tray is sometimes all it takes to give your home coffee bar an organized look. Put your mugs, spoons, and canisters on one tray and it will look like one item rather than several items spread all over.

4. Have spoons available for stirring. Extra credit if you find special ones to set them apart from your other spoons.

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You don’t want to have to walk to your utensil drawer every time you want to stir a little cream in your coffee! Give your spoons an intentional spot in your coffee bar: a pretty jar, a cute mug, or a small tray will do the trick. These cute stamped spoons would be a great addition to any home coffee bar!

5. Add a piece of art that screams coffee.

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Choose something that makes you smile and makes a reference to coffee in some way, if you’d like. Not only will the art piece add charm to your coffee bar, but it’ll also set the space a bit apart from the rest of the kitchen or whatever space you decide to put your coffee bar in. The next picture and many other pictures shown here all incorporate chalkboard art, which evokes the feel of a local coffee shop.

6. Include tea in your coffee bar.

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Maybe your significant other prefers tea over coffee, or you might have guests who don’t like coffee as much as they enjoy tea. Include several varieties of tea and tea mugs to your coffee bar to please all of your guests (and family members)! This tea and coffee bar includes plenty of storage for all of the tea and coffee accessories.

7. Display your mugs on a mug rack.

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If you have cute mugs that you want to show off, get a mug rack, or a mug tree, for your home coffee bar. A mug rack can generally hold 4 to 8 mugs, depending on the size you get, all in one spot. This home coffee bar looks organized and pretty with a large mug rack.

8. Add color to your coffee bar with a bold set of stacking mugs.

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Stacking mugs can be a great way to add a dash of color and personality to your coffee bar. The yellow color of the stacking mugs in this coffee bar is the only saturated color in the space and it totally works.

9. Save countertop space by hanging up your mugs.

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If you’re short on countertop space for your coffee bar, there are a couple of ways to hang up your mugs. You could mount rails and hooks on the wall to hold all of your mugs, like in this coffee bar.

Or you could DIY a pallet coffee cup holder, like this one.

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10. Hide your coffee bar in a kitchen cabinet.

Love coffee? Create a fabulous coffee bar in your home! Here are 13 great ideas for an organized, functional, and beautiful home coffee bar! 13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar via tipsaholic.com

If you want to hide away your coffee bar, you could install a pull out drawer inside a kitchen cabinet and put your coffee maker there, like in this gorgeous kitchen.

11. Turn a desk area into a coffee bar.

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Some kitchen come with a desk area, but not everybody needs (or uses) a desk in the kitchen. If you have one in yours and you don’t use it, you could use it as a coffee bar instead!

12. Transform a blank wall into a coffee bar.

Love coffee? Create a fabulous coffee bar in your home! Here are 13 great ideas for an organized, functional, and beautiful home coffee bar! 13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar via tipsaholic.com

Don’t have space in the kitchen to dedicate to a home coffee bar? You could put your coffee bar on a blank wall somewhere else in your home. All you need is a wall with space for a console table and a wall shelf or two.

13. Include a buffet or dresser in your coffee bar for more storage.

Love coffee? Create a fabulous coffee bar in your home! Here are 13 great ideas for an organized, functional, and beautiful home coffee bar! 13 Ideas for a Home Coffee Bar via tipsaholic.com

Instead of a console table, you could use a buffet or a large dresser in your coffee bar. Fill up the drawers with whatever tea and coffee accessories you can think of to serve a large crowd! This tea and coffee bar was designed to meet the needs of many guests and it does the job well.

What other ideas for a home coffee bar do you have?

For more ideas for a home coffee bar, learn how to build a coffee bar cart and try making these hot drinks!

Featured and title 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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25 DIY Clock Ideas For Kids’ Rooms

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25 DIY Clock Ideas For Kids’ Rooms
A cute clock can act as a decor item as well as a functional one, especially in a kids’ room. Here are 25 DIY clock ideas for kids’ rooms that range from adorable to ultra cool! Whether you have a girly tween, a playful toddler, or a serious teenager boy, you’ll find a clock on this list that’s perfect for your kid’s room! Many of these DIY clock ideas require a clock kit, like this one.

1. Silhouette Animal Clock

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Follow the instructions to create your own silhouette animal clock. You could carve out a clock in the shape of your child’s favorite animal!

2. Moon Clock

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Does your kid dream of becoming an astronaut? He or she will love this moon clock!

3. Literary Clock

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Do you have a beloved children’s book that has some pages torn out or damaged? Re-purpose it as a charming book clock for your kid’s room.

4. Personalized Photo Clock

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Your kids will get a kick out of seeing themselves on their personalized photo clocks!

5. Cuckoo Clock

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A wooden birdhouse, with a little paint and cute accessories, can be turned into a seriously fun cuckoo clock for your kid’s room.

6. Chrysanthemum Clock

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Can you believe that this DIY clock is made out of plastic spoons? This flower clock would be perfect for a little girl’s room.

7. When To Wake Up Clock

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This DIY clock for a kid’s room is more for you than for your kids. Color markings on a simple clock help your kids know when to go back to sleep, when to stay in their room and when to wake you up.

8. Lego Clock

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Lego-lovers of all ages will absolutely love this Lego clock. Have your kid choose his/her favorite Lego people and help you create this fun DIY clock.

9. Crayon Clock

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Budding little artists will love this crayon clock. You could create a similar DIY clock with paintbrushes, markers, or whatever is your child’s favorite art tool.

10. Curiosities Wall Clock

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This captivating insect clock was made with spray-painted plastic insects, but you could use any plastic toys for the same effect. Little plastic dinosaurs would be very cool, for example!

11. House Clock

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Make an adorable clock in the shape of a house and decorate it with a picket fence and a couple of tiny animals!

12. Death Star Clock

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If you have a kid who loves Star Wars, he/she will LOVE this Death Star clock that’s made out of a frisbee!

13. Lego Star Wars Clock

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You don’t have to choose between Lego and Star Wars for your DIY clock for your kids’ room. Combine both interests with this great clock!

14. Hexagon Clock

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This beautiful hexagon clock would work very well for any age or gender. Your choice of fabric will set the tone for this clock; you could set your kid loose in a fabric store and let him/her choose to make a clock he/she will love.

15. Clay Car Clock

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Make a clock out of clay and add detachable play cars for an awesome creation that’s one part art, one part toy, and one part clock!

16. Printable Cuckoo Clock

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Want something easy to make? Try this printable cuckoo clock that you can glue on a piece of chipboard and add a clock kit. Bam, you’re done and you have a cute clock for your kid’s room!

17. Letter Art Clock

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You don’t actually do anything to a clock for this DIY project. You just turn the clock into the letter O to act as a part of a word! If your kid’s name includes an O, this idea would be perfect for you.

18. Scrapbook Clock

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Every kid loves to see pictures of himself/herself. Create a fun scrapbook clock for your child’s room with pictures and keepsakes that’s full of happy memories.

19. Minecraft TNT Clock

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Finally, a digital clock that you can DIY! Perfect for the youngster who loves Minecraft.

20. 3-D Butterfly Clock

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This beautiful 3-D butterfly clock turns a functional item (a boring clock) into an artistic, sculptural one!

21. Photo Circles Clock

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Cut circles out of your kids’ favorite photos and display them with this DIY wall clock.

22. Chalkboard Clock

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If your kid is too young to tell time, you could write down daily routines on this cool chalkboard clock. Fun little drawings would work well, too!

23. Bicycle Wheel Clock

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This awesome bicycle wheel clock would work well in a sports-themed kids’ room.

24. Ministry of Silly Walks Clock

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This silly clock would amuse any Monty Python fan… or any kid, really! You could use a different character to do the silly walk as the time ticks by. How about Mickey Mouse, Frozen’s Elsa, or even Superman?

25. Owl Clock

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If you have scrap wood in the garage waiting for a project, you can make this cute owl clock with the help of a jig saw and some paint.

26. Globe Clock

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For a kid who loves geography or visiting new places, this globe clock would be the greatest clock ever. And it’s fairy simple to make!

Want to see even more DIY clock ideas? Here are 25 more cool DIY clocks!

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“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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