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4 Easy DIY Party Decorations for the 4th of July

4 Easy DIY Party Decorations for the 4th of July

The essentials of Fourth of July parties are simple: barbeques, fireworks, cold drinks and great company. But if you’re hosting a Fourth of July party this year and put the decorating on the back burner, don’t worry. There are plenty of DIY party decorations out there and I’ve got four of the easiest right here.

None of these decorations take a particularly long time to complete or require a lot of materials. Some are easy enough that you can get your kids involved, too. It’s gonna be a DIY Fourth of July!

Ideas for a DIY Closet Makeover

Ideas for a DIY Closet Makeover

Here’s a think-outside-the-box project for you: give that small, barely used coat closet a makeover. And no, not the kind of makeover that lets you better organize your outerwear—I’m talking a transformation that completely changes the closet’s function.

With a DIY spirit and a little elbow grease, spare closets can be repurposed into amazing spaces. This project is great for homeowners with limited space or those who have no current use for their closet. Keep reading to see my ideas for a DIY closet makeover. Maybe you’ll get inspired to complete your own!

Entryway Updates: Ideas for Décor and Organization

Entryway Updates: Ideas for Décor and Organization

Entryways are frequently traveled spots in our homes, but we usually don’t spend a lot of time in them other than going in and out. Over time, they can accumulate a lot of our belongings—keys, mail, shoes, coats. Space is also a factor with entryways. Some homes have a small entry, while others have a lofty foyer. No matter the size of your entryway, here are some tips to save space and decorate with style.

How to Create a Nursery Gallery Wall

How to Create a Nursery Gallery Wall | Diary of a DIYer

You just finished putting the crib together, and the changing table? It’s all set and ready for changing dirty diapers. Now comes the fun part: decorating the nursery. There are a lot of different ways to put the finishing touches on your baby’s nursery, whether it’s picking a paint color or choosing the comfiest chair to rock your newborn to sleep in.

Let your creativity shine by creating a gallery wall. My nephew’s nursery has different pieces displayed above his changing table, from framed prints to a small decorative mirror. It’s a simple idea that adds a personal touch to his room, but it does take a bit of preparation to gather décor and figure out the wall’s layout.

Kitchen Backsplash Storage Ideas

Kitchen Backsplash Storage Ideas

Kitchen storage can be a struggle if you have a lot to store but not a lot of space. When you run out of room in the drawers and cabinets, where do you turn? (Hint: your backsplash!) Backsplashes can be modified to have a lot more use than just protecting your walls from messes.

Now that you have an idea of what type of backsplash you’d like in your kitchen, here are some ideas to make the most out of the space.

Curb Appeal 101: Adding Value to Your Home

Curb Appeal 101: Adding Value to Your Home

We all know how much first impressions matter when we meet new people, but have you ever thought about the impression your house gives to your guests? From the front lawn to your front door, you’ll want to leave a lasting impression on anyone that visits.

There are easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, many of which you already do or can do yourself. If your home has any glaring issues (like a leaky roof or a cracked driveway), you might want to call in a professional to check it out. But if you need simple solutions, keep reading and see what you can do to improve your curb appeal.

Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash: A DIYer's Guide

Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash: A DIYer's Guide

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’re looking for a way to update your kitchen, consider installing a new backsplash. A backsplash is more than something to keep your walls clean from oil, food and other splatter—it’s a small detail that can make a kitchen look complete.

With many different materials and designs, choosing a backsplash can be a difficult choice. What’s the cost? Will it match the counters and the cabinets? How hard is it to install? Even if you aren’t sold on the idea of adding a full backsplash to your kitchen, here are some things to think about to help you make a decision.

Father's Day Gifts for a DIY Dad

Father's Day Gifts for a DIY Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner and dads everywhere are probably getting another gift they already have or don’t need. Why bother gifting another tie? For dads who like to work with their hands, nothing is better than giving them something that will help with their hobbies.

Tool sets are always a safe bet—especially if dad has been hinting for a new one—but I wanted to think of gifts he probably wouldn’t expect. Here are some of my Father’s Day gift ideas for the DIY dad in your life.

Preparing for Your First Summer Party of the Season

Preparing for Your First Summer Party of the Season

Enjoying a night of warm weather with friends is a summer staple. With a few more weeks to go, the first day of summer is creeping up on us (which is June 20th, for those keeping track). Is your backyard ready for entertaining?

Getting ready for your first outdoor party of the season can be overwhelming, whether it’s cleaning up, making sure there’s enough food, and taking care of the small details that fall through the cracks. I’ve put together a few helpful tips to help you prepare. Keep reading to see my suggestions!

What You Should Know About Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl floors are becoming more and more popular among homeowners because of their water and stain resistance, and its versatility in kitchen and bathroom applications. Over the years vinyl flooring has seen a number of great improvements such as increased durability, lower cost, and easy installation. With a variety of styles and finishes it is no wonder why vinyl is becoming a viable and economical alternative to laminate and hardwood flooring.