Miranda Made https://www.mirandamade.com Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:47:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.mirandamade.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-Air-Tool-Guy-logo-100x100.png Miranda Made https://www.mirandamade.com 32 32 Four Complications Caused by Water Damage https://www.mirandamade.com/four-complications-caused-by-water-damage/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:32:30 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014632 With rainy season, hurricanes, and even major floods headed towards many this season, it’s important to keep an eye out for any water damage that may come your way. Even if you live under sunny skies, poorly installed pipes and other fixtures can wreak havoc. Whether or not your water damage will be covered by ... Read more

The post Four Complications Caused by Water Damage appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
With rainy season, hurricanes, and even major floods headed towards many this season, it’s important to keep an eye out for any water damage that may come your way.

Even if you live under sunny skies, poorly installed pipes and other fixtures can wreak havoc. Whether or not your water damage will be covered by your insurance, it’s always a good idea to know how to spot it, so you can get ahead of the problem.

Here are four complications water damage can cause. Be sure to be on the lookout for any of these in your home!

High Water Elbe Meissen Emergency Not Savi

Foundation Damage

Flooding is one of many factors that can cause foundation damage in a home. Foundation damage is a wide-ranging problem. It can refer to anything from cracks to a sinking foundation. However, even though the problem can be wide-ranging, so are the signs to catch it.

Look for a tilted chimney, uneven floors, and cracks of any size in your tile or vinyl flooring. These signs and cracking at points of stress in the home, like seams and doorways, can be an early indicator of damage.

Mold

Another nightmare complication of water damage is mold. Mold is one problem that can pop up without a major event to cause it. Mold can lead to long-term health problems. Moreover, the subtle and dangerous thing about mold is how well it can hide. But now that you’ll be on the lookout, here are some signs of mold in your building.

First and foremost, if you notice a change in your health, check the air quality in your building. Most humans are really sensitive to mold. Many people start to have a sudden runny nose, itchy eyes, and other allergic reactions once they are exposed to mold.

Sometimes, you will be able to detect it based on physical evidence. Some physical evidence of mold in the home can be small black or green spots appearing in damp corners of the home.

Humid spots in the home are a prime location for mold growth. However, seeing those small spots usually means there is a worse problem hidden away. Make sure to keep humidity levels low and prevent standing water to limit the potential for mold growth in the home.

Fire

It may seem ironic to be talking about fire hazards on a list of water damage complications, but a fire is a surprising and true possible danger to arise after any water damage. Water damage especially that of flooding, can cause water to seep into walls. As those walls take in the water, that can affect any wiring in the walls. Often, leaks on wires will cause them to spark or short. Those wires then turn into a fire hazard.

Make sure to turn off any electricity routed to the area if you’ve had a recent flood. Then you should have an electrician inspect the area where you suspect damage. It’s much easier to solve a problem of wiring than a fire that results from the water damage.

Smells

Another water damage complication is the smell that water damage leaves behind. Whether it’s in walls or carpet, foul smells can abound after a flood, leak or any other water damage. And getting rid of a bad carpet smell can often seem impossible.

Unlike many other problems left behind by water damage, which may have clear-cut solutions, the answer to smells from water needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Consider the size of the area or object and how ventilation may or may not help get rid of the smell.

Conclusion

All major home problems can be tough to tackle, but with your eye out for these, you’ll be able to face them head on! Look for signs of water damage at all times and in all locations. Remember that your sharp eye can pay off heavily in the long term!

The post Four Complications Caused by Water Damage appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
5 Factors to Consider when Buying Water Jet Cutter https://www.mirandamade.com/5-factors-to-consider-when-buying-water-jet-cutter/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:23:56 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014628 Businesses are turning to Waterjet cutting technology to cut with precision various materials for their use. The pure waterjet cutter can cut soft materials like rubber, foam, and some types of gasket material. An abrasive waterjet cutter will cut a wide range of materials including all metals like stainless steel, hardened tool steel, aluminum, as ... Read more

The post 5 Factors to Consider when Buying Water Jet Cutter appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
Businesses are turning to Waterjet cutting technology to cut with precision various materials for their use. The pure waterjet cutter can cut soft materials like rubber, foam, and some types of gasket material.

An abrasive waterjet cutter will cut a wide range of materials including all metals like stainless steel, hardened tool steel, aluminum, as well as copper and Titanium. You can also use it to cut ceramics, stones, laminates, composites, and non-tempered glass.

Hence, having an abrasive waterjet in your business is an investment that will make it easier to cut all sorts of materials not only quickly but also accurately.

Before you buy a waterjet cutter for your business, there are important factors you must consider to avoid making a grave mistake.

Related image

Consider the features you need

Waterjet cutters come in different prices and at a different cost. Before you go buying a waterjet cutter, you need to ask yourself what size of a cutter you need. That question should be answered bearing in mind the kind of work you mostly do.

To make any economic sense, and also for your cutter to be an asset instead of a liability, you need to buy a cutter that’s suitable for most of the works that you do.

Since waterjets can run with two heads, you need to find out whether the majority of your cutting tasks require one or two heads. If a one-head waterjet is capable for the majority of your tasks, there’s no need of buying a two head cutter which is expensive.

Operator costs

Waterjet cutting machines require skilled labor to operate. It requires programmers as well as competent machine operators. If you can’t recruit such staff, you need to consider purchasing a machine with an intelligent control system. It’s more economical as it’s easier to run compared to the CAM, and CNC machines.

Related image

How is your facility?

Your facility will dictate whether you can use waterjet cutting machines or not. First, they are large, and so they require considerable floor space. They also need power, water, compressed air, and proper drainage.

You will require storage space for the materials. The programmers will also need a room. Hence before you purchase the cutting machine ensure you have the necessary space to accommodate the machine and its associated operations.

Maintenance

The machine has to undergo routine maintenance which should be done by qualified personnel. Therefore there are some costs involved. Alternatively, your workers can receive training of how to service the machine from the supplier.

The best waterjet cutter

One crucial fact worth considering is where you’ll buy the machine from. Not all waterjet cutting machine is the same. Hence you should only go for the best waterjet garnet cutting machine. Yes, Garnet is a naturally occurring mineral that provides the best characteristic for waterjet cutting.

Conclusion

Waterjet cutting machines provide the best cutting results on any material. They are accurate and work quickly. However, before you embark on purchasing the cutting machine, you must take consideration of the factors discussed in this article. Above all ensure that you are buying the best waterjet cutting machine

The post 5 Factors to Consider when Buying Water Jet Cutter appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
Amazing DIY Backyard Projects That Could Save the World https://www.mirandamade.com/diy-backyard-projects/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:42:44 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014454 The green revolution continues as we grow more conscious about the impact we have on our environment. It is no surprise then that DIY projects become popular as well since they involve repurposing and recycling (or upcycling) tools and materials that we already have at home. This list highlights the 5 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, ... Read more

The post Amazing DIY Backyard Projects That Could Save the World appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

The green revolution continues as we grow more conscious about the impact we have on our environment. It is no surprise then that DIY projects become popular as well since they involve repurposing and recycling (or upcycling) tools and materials that we already have at home.

This list highlights the 5 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. Not to mention, building something with your own hands can give you a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

Combining the love of customization with the passion for saving the world, here are some DIY backyard ideas that are both eco-friendly and useful.

1. Diaper Gel Mixed with Soil (bet you haven’t done this before)

Incredibly Useful Garden Hack Created By Soaking a Normal Diaper

Source: Cute DIY Projects

If you have babies or toddlers, disposable diapers are going to pile up. Not only that, but they might just end up in a landfill or worse, the oceans.

Why not use the hydrogels inside them and enhance the soil for your garden? They absorb a significant amount of moisture saving you both time and water. Try this now.

2. (Repurposing old tires, pun intended) Tired Projects: see-saw

recycled tire teeter totter

Source: sugar Bee Crafts

Tired tires collecting dust in your garage? Why not saw it in half and make a fun teeter-totter for your (or your neighbor’s) kids?

Aside from an old tire, you just need a wooden board and some nails. Try it by clicking here.

3. Tired Projects: Swing

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mjZs4dlMvZM/Veck1fPxXwI/AAAAAAAAEq8/b7mJ7vU6HAE/s320/30c2404c714a2fae3d5244f073d697ef.jpg

 Source: Creative Dictator

There’s nothing wrong with going with the classics, and what screams classic better than the good old tire swing? Just grab some thick rope or a metal chain. You can always add modern twists to it by trying this.

4. Tired Projects: Plant box

File:Diy for old tires.jpg

 Source: Commons Wikimedia

Love plants and gardening? Good thing tires are versatile items and can be a modified plant box. You can use a single tire and make a hanging planter for aerial plants.

You can grab a bunch of tires and arrange them to more complex designs; pile them up high or even sculpt them.

5. Tired Projects: Seat

Bamboo-House-India-Recycled-Tire-Furniture

Source: Home Crux

Seeing as how a car has four tires, I thought it appropriate to have at least four tire DIY backyard projects. So for the fourth one, why not turn that tire into a sturdy chair or a whole outdoor lounge set?

6. Fairy Homes Using Plastic Bottles

https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Recycling-Some-Plastic-Bottles-Into-59197b6e1bf2e__880.jpg

 Source: Bored Panda

If you have old bottles to spare and backyard that could use some magic, why not try and create your own fairy homes to decorate? They’re sure to be unique and a great way to repurpose those pieces of plastic. Learn how by clicking here.

7. Plant Pots: from the Sole

http://www.socreativethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Creative-Ideas-for-old-boots.jpg

Source: So Creative Things

Shoes are one of the most wasteful yet necessary things we own. Children outgrow them quickly, and they will wear down with little to no way of repurposing them. When in doubt how to reuse something — plant! This goes for anything and everything you own.

8. DIY Trellis

DIY trellis from tree branches

Source: Bird Sand Blooms

Why buy wires and poles when you can ask for pruned branches or pick them up from that last forest hiking trip? Arrange them accordingly to make your DIY backyard trellis, perfect for climber plants.

Make one by following these steps.

9. Kiddie Garage

Outdoor Toy Car Organization

Source: Mom Endeavors

Grab some PVC pipes and roof panels for this awesome backyard idea, perfect for those who have little tykes zooming in and around the grass. This can also be a great make-shift playhouse or even a dog house. Build this now.

10. DIY Compost Bin

DIY Compost Bin

 Source: Bird Sand Blooms

Your journey as an eco-warrior wouldn’t be complete without building your very own compost bin. Compost bins are one way to make sure your organic waste goes back to nature at the same time, make your soil healthier for plants. Learn how to do it by clicking here.

11. Bee Happy Backyard

DIY Mason Bee House is a great Earth Day craft or Garden Craft for anyone who wants to attract more pollinators to their yard.

Source: Turning Clock Back

Flowers don’t grow and spread on their own. They need to attract pollinators to be able to germinate. Mason bees are great pollinators and will help your garden thrive.

Build them homes and attract other pollinators by following this helpful eco-friendly tutorial here.

12. Light it up: Glass Bottle Torches

finalblue

Source: Design Sponge

Illuminate your backyard with all those bottles of wine and beer you consumed in your last backyard party. Talk about going full circle and lighting it up with these awesome backyard ideas.

And if you don’t want them fastened to your fence, you don’t have to. Follow these instructions to start.

13. Light it up: Tin Can Lanterns

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bchqg2851yk/T_8BTWJJXzI/AAAAAAAAEns/9a03zJwc0f0/s1600/lit+lanterns.jpg

Source: Elise Engh Studios

There are many ways to save the world, and one of them is conserving energy. Using DIY lanterns instead of high voltage bulbs at night is one way to help, as well as bringing out your creative side.

Light up your garden with tin cans by following this tutorial.

14. Light it up: Hula Hoop Chandelier

https://media.musely.com/u/f12a927b-3fd2-4eb8-a22d-2cd1daf9aa6e.jpg

 Source: Musely

Another way to be eco-friendly is to use what you have until the end of their shelf-life. Things tend to break during long periods of un-use.

Why not break out those Christmas lights and use them to their full potential by making this creative and beautiful hula hoop chandelier. Try it now.

15. DIY Fruit Crate Cabinet

DIY barbeque furniture made with wooden boxes

 Source: Deco Manitas

Fruit boxes are fantastic containers that can be turned into shelves, seats, tables and even cabinets. It’s no wonder they’d have a place in this list of easy DIY yard projects. Just grab a couple of them, a hammer and some nails, and you’re good to go. Try it here.

16. DIY Birdhouse

https://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/bird-house.jpg

Source: Inhabitat

There’s something about birds living near you that makes you feel cheerful. They also act as pollinators and pest control, keeping unwanted pests from destroying your flowers or scaring you with their many legs.

So why not DIY a comfy home for our winged helpers and give them a permanent space in your backyard here.

17. DIY Key Wind Chime

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NsK4lttxA-M/Us5DgoL0YSI/AAAAAAAAK3M/FDsIQseZE5k/s1600/DSC_00323.jpg

Source: Cancan Dancer

If you ever find yourself burdened with a hundred keys, maybe they accumulated in the drawer or the locksmith had made bad copies, this easy DIY project is for you.

Wind chimes, especially homemade ones, add a touch of character to your backyard not to mention soft tinkling sounds that make you feel like your back porch is alive.

18. Plastic Bottle Planter Fence

Source: Noora Charity

They say good fences make good neighbors and nothing says good than loving the environment. Make your fences extra beautiful and raise environmental awareness by using plastic bottles.

Turn them into planters and have a fence made of flowers for everyone to enjoy.

19. DIY Plastic Bottle Mini Green House

Plastic bottle green house build guide

Source: Fabart DIY

There are so many reasons why plastic bottles can remain in our homes and away from the oceans. If you’re up for a more ambitious DIY, then try this one.

You can even help your local recycling plant by gathering as many plastic bottles as you can. Build them up to make mini greenhouses for your backyard!

20. DIY Weaved Plastic Bag Hammock

Picture of Enjoy!

Source: Instructables

If you’re not into the heavy-lifting DIY, maybe you’d appreciate the intricate details of hand-weaving your hammock out of plastic bags. It’s easy but time-consuming.

But what’s a little time to make sure that there won’t be more plastic than fishes in our oceans? Learn this skill now and save the world in your way.

21. DIY Small Pond

water feature

Source: The Garden Love

With any big plastic container and a solar-powered water pump, you can create your decorative ponds for your backyard. Add some aquatic plants, pebbles, and classy border, and you’re good to go.

Check out the instructions here to start building.

22. DIY Barbecue Grill from Tire Parts

Car-Wheel-BBQ-1

Source: Goods Home Design

What’s a backyard without a trusty grill for all those barbecue parties? Instead of buying a conventional open-fire grill, you can actually just turn an old tire into one.

Just take an iron frame, cut it to size, add some charcoal and place the frame on top of the old steel and you’re all set to fire it up.

23. DIY Palette Patio

http://www.rkblack.com/blog/uploads/2015/07/pic-15-pallet-1436283399.jpg

 Source: Rkblack

Wooden pallets are definitely one of the most versatile pieces of furniture ever. Complete your perfect backyard by making your own patio lounge set just by pieces these together.

Check out this tutorial for the detailed instructions and start on that comfy outdoor seat you’ve always wanted.

24. DIY Fire Pit

https://keepingitsimplecrafts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/How-to-build-a-DIY-firepit-for-2460281029.jpg

Source: Keeping It Simple Crafts

This isn’t exactly a recycling project, but building a DIY fire pit is not really a bad thing. You can also mix the ashes and leftover charcoal with soil for your garden.

It also gives you a chance to burn branches you pruned off your trees or bushes instead of throwing them away. Build it now.

25. DIY Bicycle Wheel Clothesline

http://www.borganic.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bikewheelclothesline2-copy.jpg

Source: Borganic

Riding bikes has always been such a fun way to learn about balance, and your first bike might have great sentimental value, but honestly, just might be gathering dust in your garage.

Here’s one way to keep your beloved bike but still get some use for it. Take those dented wheels and turn it into a clothesline for your backyard.

26. DIY Bicycle Planter

upcycling bikes into garden decor with amazing flower planters

Source: Upcycled Wonders

Yey, to more bicycle ideas! This time, we’re using the bike frame. This DIY backyard project is perfect for those are after a shabby chic and rustic look.

It can also be a great prop for garden photo shoots or window displays thank its Instagram-worthy styling.

27. DIY Plastic Bottle Sprinkler

Homemade Sprinkler ~ Recycled Materials

Source: Housing A Forest

Since we can’t get over using plastic bottles, we should also be as persevering in looking for uses for them. This is a simple DIY backyard hack that anyone can do.

Simply drill holes in the plastic bottle and attach it to your garden hose. Turn on the waterworks here.

28. DIY Sandbox from Repurposed Shelf

https://thehomesihavemade.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Sandbox-003.jpg

Source: The Homes I Have Made

Want to try converting your backyard to a kid’s playground? You can never go wrong with the timeless sandbox.

You can easily build the box’s frame buy buying planks from the hardware store but if you have an old shelf to spare, why not use that instead?

Try it now.

29. DIY Tether Ball

how to make a tetherball style with cents 3

Source: Style With Cents

Another fun and classic backyard plaything is the tetherball. Gracing playgrounds from around the country, it’s a well-loved favorite among kids and kids-at-heart.

Make your tetherball by upcycling an old tire. You can also try a volleyball that has seen better days and skipping rope if you don’t want to buy a new one.

30. DIY Chalkboard

DIY-Chalkboard-Frame-11-1

Source: Crafts By Courtney

Upcycling doesn’t have to be elaborate or complicated as some awesome backyard ideas. Sometimes all you need is an old piece of furniture (like a window frame) and paint – chalkboard paint to be exact.

This DIY chalkboard is perfect for your backyard playground. Make one now by following this tutorial.

31. Tree Stump Table

https://sadtohappyproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/diy-garden-decoration-ideas-27.jpg

Source: Home Depot

This simple (DIY backyard project) is perfect if you have a tree stump or two. All you need is a board cut to size and attach it securely to your stump base, and you’re done.

This makes for a nice statement piece that your guests would applaud.

Conclusion

Anyone can be an eco-warrior as long as you have the genuine passion for lessening your carbon footprint and making the most of what you have. From the smallest customization projects to the biggest backyard improvements, you can do your part in saving the world with these easy DIY backyard ideas.

Did you enjoy our list? Have ideas of your own? Like and comment to let us know. Let others be eco-warriors as well by sharing this post.

The post Amazing DIY Backyard Projects That Could Save the World appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
29 Effortless DIY Rustic Home Decor Ideas in Minutes https://www.mirandamade.com/diy-rustic-home-decor/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:34:27 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014551 The elements of a rustic home decor include wood, stone, natural colors, and funky or earthy materials. You can use burlaps, pieces of jute, glass or anything you can find in your home to upcycle or repurpose. We round up a list of 31 DIY rustic home decor ideas that you can use to transform ... Read more

The post 29 Effortless DIY Rustic Home Decor Ideas in Minutes appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

The elements of a rustic home decor include wood, stone, natural colors, and funky or earthy materials. You can use burlaps, pieces of jute, glass or anything you can find in your home to upcycle or repurpose.

We round up a list of 31 DIY rustic home decor ideas that you can use to transform your house in minutes. Our list starts with single items that you can finish in 10 minutes or less. It progresses to more complex projects, but these are still effortless and you can do in more than 10 minutes.

Effortless DIY Rustic Home Decor

1. Handle Makeover (It’s Easy as ABC)

Source: House Revivals

This simple DIY rustic home décor can revivify your cabinet handle in no time. It’s so easy to do that you can close your eyes while making them.

Just kidding! Of course, you’ll need to keep your eyes open to see your stunning yet simple creation.

Make them now and see how your cabinets look after the makeover.

2. Aged Candlestick (They’re Nothing but Aged)

Source: Designed Decor

Candlesticks are fantastic centerpieces or accents. Besides, they give that old century vibe when electricity was a farfetched notion some hundred years ago. You can move these candlesticks anywhere you want in your home.

If you collect candlesticks and want to repurpose these candlesticks like us, this is the right DIY project for you. With a bit of repair and distressing techniques, you’ll have aged candlesticks in no time.

3. Lamp Mod 2.0 (Do it 10 Minutes or Less)

Source: Amy Allender

Do you have lamps around your house that look boring? You can breathe new life into them by using hot glue and twine.

The good thing is you can always remove the twine if you get tired of the rustic look. But, will you ever get bored with the rustic look? We don’t because it gives us a warm and homey feeling.

4. Wall the Mason Jar (It’s Simply Attractive)

Source: The Hamby Home

Mason jars and pieces of plank wood are you need to create a pair of wall décors. You can mount it in your kitchen, your bedroom or the bathroom.

You can place candles to give your home a nice warm glow during the fall or winter or put a flower or two to add some colors during summer or spring.

5. Wood Blocks Wall Décor (Mount Them Up The Wall)

Source: My Patch Of Blue Sky

The old way of displaying collections is to place them in a cabinet or atop a table. Revamp your displays and mount them on the wall.

This DIY project is super easy to do. You’d be finished before you even get to enjoy what you’re doing. Plus, your collections are in full display for your guests to appreciate.

6. Easy-to-Make Wood Planter (Doubles as Centerpiece Anytime)

Source: I Heart Nap Time

This wood planter is versatile in its own way. With four pieces of pallet wood and few finishing nails, you can assemble this project in less than 10 minutes.

Brighten your table with this easy-to-make wood planter. You can make it as a centerpiece in your dining table during parties. Alternatively, you can put it on top of a medium height bookcase.

7. Shelves Everywhere (Make and Mount Them Anywhere)

Source: Lolly Jane

Distressing or sanding a project is a challenge. You’ll need the right technique to pull it off.

In this DIY project, put your distressing skills into practice. Gather those ordinary looking shelves and turn them into rustic home decoration.

When you’re done, you can mount these farmhouse shelves anywhere you want.

8. Say it With Love (Simple Yet Expressive)

Source: Hymns And Verses

Accentuate your bedroom with this simple expression of love. This décor would create a refreshing look to your bedroom.

You’ll need a few nails, jute, hammer and of course, your love of the rustic style. If you’re not up to mounting a huge wood on top of your headboard, you can install it in your sitting room.

9. Three-Tiered Wooden Stand (Rock Your Party With This Rustic Centerpiece)

Source: Personally Andrea

Wood is one of the most used materials for rustic home decor ideas. If you have a large piece of log sitting in your backyard, turn it into a stand that will impress your guests.

You use it to accommodate your finger foods or simply display other decors in your home.

10. Mirror, Mirror, Rustic Mirror (Show Me How It is Done)

Source: The Wood Grain Cottage

Mirrors reflect light and cause an illusion of spacious area. Upcycle your old mirror and turn it into a work of art.

You can place it in your living room, your dresser, or your bathroom. This life-size rustic design can refresh an otherwise plain looking space.

11. Wooden Chalkboard (Say Your Thoughts With Chalk)

Source: A Blossoming Life

Inspire others with this chalkboard. You can display it on your porch so anyone who passes can read what you have to say.

Create this chalkboard now and start expressing your thoughts with chalk. You may never know if one inspiring quote daily can change the life of someone in your neighborhood.

12. Tables and Ladders (Sounds like Snakes and Ladders)

Source: Funky Junk Interiors

Side tables are everywhere in your home. Why not remove one and replace it with a more rustic style to complement the modern look of your home?

Don’t worry! You don’t need excellent carpentry skills to assemble this side table. A ladder and a few pieces of wood are all you need.

13. Rustic Gallery Wall (Tell Your Story With Confidence)

Source: Love Grows Wild

With a bit of sanding and two clipboards, you can create a simple and yet versatile photo frame. Hang these photo frames and build a gallery wall.

You can change the photos anytime. You don’t even have to worry about broken glass when someone knocks them over.

Create yours now and hang those beautiful moments in your life.

14. Table Double the Fun (Or Should I Say Rack?)

Source: Remodel  Aholic

With 2 X’s on each side, your finish project can double as a table or a rack. Whatever the final purpose of your project, this amazing DIY is another addition to your rustic decors.

This project may require a few woodworking skills. But, it’s still reasonably simple for beginners in DIY.

Test your woodworking skills and make this beautiful table (or is it a rack?).

15. Bookshelf and Crates (Give Your Books a New Home)

Source: Jen Wood House

Are you a book lover looking for ways to display your book collections with a rustic feel? We got you covered.

This project is super simple to assemble. You need pallets, a power drill, and creativity to build this awesome bookshelf.

16. Scrappy Christmas Tree (Not Your Ordinary Tree)

Source: Marty’s Musings

Christmas is fast approaching. It’s time again to decorate and think of ways to celebrate this special time of the year. With this repurposed scraps of wood, you’ll have a rustic décor in time for the special season.

You can add some quotes on each plank of wood. Alternatively, decorate the edges with your favorite Christmas decors.

What are you waiting for? Do this project now and prepare your home for Christmas.

17. Backsplash the Area (You Will Never Go Wrong)

Source: Marty’s Musings

A backsplash is a way of enhancing your walls. If you have some woods rotting in a corner, turn them into a nice backsplash for your kitchen.

The natural color of the woods makes the colors in your kitchen pop out.

18. Hang the Basket Lamp (Do It in as Little as 10 Minutes)

Source: Recreated Designs

This project is super simple. You don’t even need woodworking skills to finish it.

What do you need? Only three things. A bulb, a basket, and a hook.

Find the right place to hang your lamp. It could be near your reading area or a gallery wall.

Make this basket lamp now and see how it looks in your home.

19. Welcome the Ironing Board (Your Guest Will Definitely Ask for It)

Source: The Rustic Pig

Ditch that welcome mat in your home and try this DIY project. With an old ironing board, welcome your guest with a rustic feel.

You’ll need some sanding techniques and nice letterings to complete the ensemble. Accentuate the welcome board with a burlap.

20. Hang Your Photos in a Ladder (Recycle the Twigs)

Source: Creative Ambitions

Accentuate a corner in your house with this photo ladder. All you need is a hammer, some nails, and screw eyes. You can hang your pictures or any décor in between.

Try it now and breathe new life into a dull corner.

21. Ladder and Lights (What a Great Combination for a Rustic Feel)

Source: The White Cottage Farm

Turn your dining room into a beautiful piece of art. With an old ladder and some lights, wow your mom, dad, or your partner with this ingenious DIY project.

The lights brighten your dining area in the most remarkable way. Your dining room will be brighter and livelier than before.

22. Rustically Sort Your Mails (Get Organized Even to the Minute Details)

Source: Fox Hollow Cottage

Have a pile of letters or postal mails to sort out? Worry no more. This DIY rustic décor can help you sort your letters in no time.

This DIY project needs a few woodworking skills to pull it off. But, the project is nothing complicated.

Gather your supplies and build this project.

23. DIY Coffee Shelf (Warm Coffee, Warm Feelings)

Source: Cool DIY Ideas

Morning coffee is something we almost do every day, any hour of the day. How beautiful would it be to see your coffee mugs and other essentials organized in one shelf?

Try this DIY project to keep your coffee essentials in one place.

24. Coffee Table as Centerpiece (Warm Coffee, Warm Feelings part 2)

Source: Cool DIY Ideas

You got an essential coffee organizer. Now, pair it with a coffee table. This DIY table can double as a centerpiece in your sitting room.

The natural color of the wood will complement the neutral color of your living room. Get your tools and start building this table.

25. Decorate with Lanterns (Who Says They’re Only for Christmas)

Source: Diva Of DIY

Think out of the box. Decorate your home with these amazing decors. Lanterns are for all season.

Turn those wooden crates or any piece of wood in your backyard. Bring out the beauty of your backyard or porch with these lovely lanterns.

26. Organize Your Keys (So You Wouldn’t Lose Them)

Source: Pinspired To DIY

Requiring a few woodworking skills, this key organizer is a great addition to your entryway. When you’re done with it, you won’t need to worry about misplacing your keys.

Build this project with the help of someone who knows basic woodworking. Or, if you’re good at following instructions, you can follow our guidelines in making this rustic décor.

27. Dining Lights With a Rustic Edge (Industrial + Rustic = Awesome)

 

Source: Lia Griffith

Who says you can’t combine industrial with a rustic style? No one.

Remember, creativity doesn’t have limits. Arts is anything aesthetic to your eyes.

This simple project is so awesome you’d want every ceiling in a room with this. Try it now and transform your dining area.

28. Stump Table on the Side (Easiest, Simplest DIY Ever)

Source: Hello Lidy

Those tree rings are so beautiful to look at. It reminds us of a forest with the smell of moss and earth.

So, if you have a wood stump lying lonely in your backyard, find it now. Get your woodworking skills into action. Make this project to complement other rustic decors in your home.

29. Versatile Palette Hits the Head Board (Palette Are Everywhere)

Source: Liz Marie Blog

Tired of your white headboard? Get this DIY project. Refurbish the look of your bedroom with this rustic décor idea.

The primary material is nothing but good old palettes. As you can see, we’ve used palette throughout this article. There’s so versatile that you use them in any rustic décor project.

Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy our list? We hope that you did because we’ve put our best efforts to bring you the simplest and yet most ideal rustic decors for your home.

We’ve tried many of these DIY rustic decors. They made our abode warmer and homier.

We appreciate if you share us your thoughts about these projects. If you have some DIY rustic home decor ideas you think are awesome, you can share them also to us.

The post 29 Effortless DIY Rustic Home Decor Ideas in Minutes appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
39 Stunning DIY Outdoor Planter Ideas (#15 Is Pure Genius!) https://www.mirandamade.com/outdoor-planter-ideas/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:28:20 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014500 Are you looking for outdoor planter ideas to decorate your front yard? These 39 creative but practical DIY planter ideas will be enough to get you started. Thinking about DIY garden planter design concepts can sometimes be tricky. Fortunately, I have done all the research for you and compiled them into one neat and simple ... Read more

The post 39 Stunning DIY Outdoor Planter Ideas (#15 Is Pure Genius!) appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

Are you looking for outdoor planter ideas to decorate your front yard? These 39 creative but practical DIY planter ideas will be enough to get you started.

Thinking about DIY garden planter design concepts can sometimes be tricky. Fortunately, I have done all the research for you and compiled them into one neat and simple list. Check it out.

1. Start Simple: Rusty Metal Pails Can Also Be Used as Flower Pots.

Source: Little Brags

Rusty metal pails usually find their way into the junk bin as most people assume they are no longer useful. Fill them up with garden soil, and suddenly they become a pastoral-looking planter.

See the design at Little Brags.

2. Restore Your Grandpa’s Old-Style Tool Box Into a Lilac Planter.

Source: The DIY Mommy

Grandpa’s old toolbox has been hiding in the attic for so long. Why not paint it, enhance with some lettering design, and turn it into an outdoor planter.

Visit The DIY Mommy for more inspiration.

3. Get a Thumbs Up From the Kids With a Miniature Fairy Garden Planter.

Source: Good House Keeping

Who says the garden is off-limits to kids? Encourage them to take care of their own flowers and plants with this miniature fairy garden planter.

Go to Good Housekeeping for the step-by-step instructions.

4. Another Simple Concept: Time-worn Pails and Ladders.

Source: Cassie Bustamante

Another one of those simple but stylish outdoor planter ideas. All you need is an old, unused ladder and some paint to set this up. You can hang similarly styled flower pots or make them distinct from each other for variety.

Check out Cassie Bustamante’s blog for the details.

5. Turn Reclaimed Pallet Wood Into a Three-Layer Planter.

Source: A Proverbs 31 Wife

If you talk about cool planters, then this three-layer pallet wood planter should be included in the conversation. Easy to build and has a simple design, it adds a rustic flare to your front porch.

Learn more about it at A Proverbs 31 Wife.

6. Simple But Unique Take on Planter Arrangement: Flower Pot Tower.

Source: Interior Patio

Do you want to save precious outdoor space? Then just put flower pots on top of each other. Remember to place the largest one at the bottom to make it more stable.

Visit Interior Patio for more design ideas.

7. Have an Extra Hamper? Use it as a Home for Your Favorite Flowers.

Source: Craftberry Bush

Unused hamper for clothes can be re-purposed into a stylish front porch flower pot. If you like tall planters, then this could be one of your design options.

Know the details at Craftberry Bush.

8. Recycled Old Picnic Basket, Rustic and Stylish.

Source: Confessions of a Plate Addict

Another cool outdoor planter idea makes use of unused vintage materials. Old picnic baskets can still be serviceable as they make lovely flower boxes. However, the one featured in the photo has only been “antiqued.”

Find out how at Confessions of a Plate Addict.

9. Picket Fence Planter (Paint With Your Favorite Color!).

Source: The Old Park Homestead

This picket fence-designed planter is best placed against a wall near a window for great contrast. You can paint it with your favorite color as long as it doesn’t match the wall.

Go to The Old Park Homestead to know the details.

10. Make Use of Salvaged Stuff With This Tattered Bannister Planter.

Source: Bless’er House

Sometimes, you see the most interesting items in a thrift store, and you just can’t let go of them. It was what happened to Lauren of the Bless’er House when she and her mom found a pair of old banisters in a thrift shop.

Lauren bought them and turned them into something awesome.

11. This DIY Doubles as a Fun Activity With the Kids: Hand-Painted Planters.

Source: Empress of Dirt

Looking for a fun bonding activity with the kids on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Try making these hand-painted flower pots. Quick and easy to do but are absolute eye candy.

Check out Empress of Dirt for the instructions.

12. Thinking About Throwing Away Damaged Roof Gutters? Think Again.

Source:  Make It and Love It

Roof gutters have a lifespan. When they reach it, we often just take them out to the trash. Well, don’t be hasty as you can turn them into stylish hanging planters.

Visit Make It and Love It for the tutorial.

13. Don’t Burn Them Yet: Dead Tree Trunks as Potted Plant Pedestals.

Source: Fresh Design Pedia

Some rural areas have an abundance of dead tree trunks scattered around the neighborhood. A great way to re-purpose them is to make them pedestals for your front porch flower pots.

I got this simple idea from Fresh Design Pedia.

14. Colorful and Creative: Hang Small Clay Pots on Used Pallet Wood.

Source: Hello Creative Family

This is another potential fun family activity. You can convert used pallet wood into a colorful wall where you can hang small potted plants.

See the tutorial at Hello Creative Family.

15. Convert Used Tires Into a Faux Wishing Well Planter (Genius!).

Source: The Owner-Builder Network

This design concept impressed me a lot. A wishing well in your front yard is definitely a conversation starter. If you do it right, no one will notice that they are actually made out of used tires.

Check The Owner-Builder Network for the tutorial.

16. Recycle Coconut Husks as Hanging Front Porch Planters.

Source: The Painted Chandelier 

Coconut husk pot liners, also known as coir, always give a more organic look to any hanging plant basket. Not only that, they provide great ventilation for the plants they cater.

Go to The Painted Chandelier for more inspiration.

17. Got Old Wine Crates Stuck in the Attic? Turn Them Into Planters.

Source: Satori Design for Living

Old wine crates have a lot of uses, and one of them is as a plant box. Depending on its inherent design, a wine crate planter can add character to any location.

Visit Satori Design for Living for some tips.

18. Refurbish a Rusty Ladder Into a Layered Planter.

Source: Good Housekeeping

Do you already have a new ladder to use around the house? Don’t discard the old one. Instead, re-purpose it as a layered planter for your front yard.

See the step-by-step tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

19. Celebrate Your Name With a Letter Initial DIY Planter.

Source: Ellery Designs

Some people prefer to have their planters more customized. This letter initial planter design is perfect near the front door to pay homage to the homeowner’s family name.

You can find detailed instructions on how to do it at Ellery Designs.

20. Turn an Old Wine Barrel and a Rusted Watering Can Into Planters.

Source: Arlene Brenneman’s Flickr

An old wine barrel and a rusted watering can also make stylish front porch planters. The more rustic, the better they look.

Visit Arlene Brenneman’s Flickr account to see the original photo.

21. Hanging Shoe Organizer: Vertical Garden or Vertical Flower Pot.

Source: Instructables

There are so many uses to a hanging shoe organizer other than its intended purpose. A vertical flower pot is one of them. The one featured in this photo houses herbs and spices.

Find the detailed tutorial at Instructables.

22. Test Your Carpentry Skills With a Tall Planter Made of Used Wood.

Source:  Cherished Bliss

Do you have access to salvageable wood? Then you may consider building a tall wooden planter box for your front yard. However, you need some basic carpentry skills and tools to pull this one off.

Check out the instructions at Cherished Bliss.

23. Keep Your Tin Cans to Make These Cute Little Custom Planters.

Source: Homedit

Tin cans pile up in the kitchen every time you eat a meal. Don’t be in a hurry to throw them out into the garbage bin as you can convert them into small plant boxes.

Homedit provides the step-by-step tutorial.

24. An Old Sink or Wash Tub in Your Basement Can Also Be Converted.

Source: Front Porch Ideas

Old metal furniture like sinks and wash tubs can also be converted into planters. All it takes is just a little paint to cover those rusted spots.

Go to Front Porch Ideas to learn more.

25. Want to Discard Those Old Books? Keep Them as Herb Planters.

Source: Apartment Therapy

This concept surprised me as I never thought about cutting books for any purpose, especially to turn them into plant boxes. Apparently, they are great to look at even indoors.

Visit Apartment Therapy for the details.

26. Great-Looking Flower Pot Idea: Coffee Bag Planters.

Source: Apartment Therapy

This coffee bag design concept is ideal for people who do not prefer the rigidity of solid plant boxes. Used coffee bags are able to accommodate even large plants, so they are perfect for the role.

Know more of its benefits at Apartment Therapy.

27. Re-Purpose Your Defective Drawers Into Layered Planters.

Source: Beyond The Picket Fence

Busted drawers now have a place in your home with this layered planter design. Secure them in an A-frame, add garden soil, and plant your favorite plants. Could be a fun project during the weekend.

Check out Beyond The Picket Fence for the detailed tutorial.

28. Eccentric But Creative: Mannequin Head Planter.

Source: HGTV’s

I felt a little weird at first because of the head-shaped design. But the more I look at it, the more I appreciated the thought behind it. However, getting a mannequin head could be pricey.

Visit HGTV’s website to learn the cost-effective way of doing it.

29. Upcycle an Old Dresser Into an Elegant Front Porch Planter.

Source: Pinterest

For me, this is certainly one of the most stylish and elegant designs in this list. Of course, the original design of the dresser has a lot to do with it. If you have an old dresser that is just sitting around in your basement, then this would be a great way to re-purpose it.

Check out Pinterest for more design ideas.

30. Space Conservation Design: Wooden Pyramid Planters.

Source: The Owner-Builder Network

Another vertical planter design, this time it takes the form of a pyramid. The pyramid design maximizes the area where plants can be grown.

Go to The Owner-Builder Network for the details on how to do it.

31. Upcycle Old Kitchen Utensils With a Hanging Colander Planter.

Source: Mommy’s Kitchen

Placing a hanging colander planter by the front door does spice up a house’s entrance. Paint it with a bright color to induce happy feelings from you and your guests.

Check out the instructions at Mommy’s Kitchen.

32. Is There a Vintage Trunk Lying Around Your House?

Source: Home Talk

Reclaimed items such as this antique wooden chest make great planters. They are spacious enough to place two or three plant boxes, or if you want, you can directly put in soil and flowers.

Home Talk gives you more ideas about reclaimed stuff.

33. A Fun Way to Breathe New Life Onto Old Rain Boots.

Source: Rosina Huber 

Kids need new rain boots every so often that old ones pile up in the closet. This is a unique and fun way to recycle those old boots.

Check out Rosina Huber’s blog to learn how to do it.

34. Talk About Recycling: Old Broken Chair Planter.

Source: Evolution Landscape and Nursery 

Old chairs provide a lot of character to any space. This idea from Evolution Landscape and Nursery somewhat amazed me because I never thought of using an old chair as a planter.

You can find the instructions on their website.

35. Spice Up Your Front Porch With Stenciled Metal Planter.

Source:  She Knows

A stenciled metal planter is a great way to express your hospitality right at the beginning of your guests’ visit to your home. Pretty simple to do. You can check out the materials you will need, and the step-by-step tutorial at She Knows.

36. Wall-Hanged Wrought Iron Planters Adds Charm to a Front Porch.

Source: Digs Digs

Installing wrought iron planters is one of the most expensive ways to decorate the walls of your front porch. However, it is also one of the most eye-catching designs.

See more photos of amazing porch ideas at Digs Digs.

37. Want to Conserve Outdoor Space? Try Making a Vertical Planter.

Source: Angela Marie Made

The website Angela Marie Made suggests another version of a vertical planter, this time using pine or cedar wood as the base material. Some tools, as well as basic carpentry skills, are needed to complete this project.

38. Concrete Flower Pots Gives a Tranquil Atmosphere to Your Yard.

Source: Southern Living

Concrete planters are often seen at parks, temples, and public gardens. They provide a sense of tranquility to wherever they are placed. Add that calmness to your front yard by having these planters installed.

Check out more planter ideas at Southern Living.

39. Lovely Sconce Planters Made From Unused Teacups.

Source: Intelligent Domestications 

Upcycle an old sconce assembly and a few teacups to create this masterpiece of a planter.

Intelligent Domestications provide the step-by-step instructions for this project.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed going through this comprehensive list of stunning DIY outdoor planter ideas. I made this list because I was also struggling to find the right concepts for my front porch design.

If you have any observations or you want to share your own ideas, then kindly place them in the comments section. Also, please share this article with your family and friends. Thanks!

The post 39 Stunning DIY Outdoor Planter Ideas (#15 Is Pure Genius!) appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
31 Amazing DIY Fence Ideas That Will Make a Statement https://www.mirandamade.com/diy-fence/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:04:14 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014399 Writing this article made me realize I knew nothing about fences. There are a lot of different types, from the shape of the edges to the materials used. And if you’re like me, you’d probably be overwhelmed as well. Let me put a reference photo about what different fence designs are available: Source: Silvio Messina ... Read more

The post 31 Amazing DIY Fence Ideas That Will Make a Statement appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

Writing this article made me realize I knew nothing about fences. There are a lot of different types, from the shape of the edges to the materials used. And if you’re like me, you’d probably be overwhelmed as well.

Let me put a reference photo about what different fence designs are available:

Description: http://dzuls.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/wood-fence-building-ideas.jpg

Source: Silvio Messina

Maybe it’s because of Pinterest and Instagram, but everything you have or do is a statement. And fences are no exception. You can follow the classic designs or DIY and build it from scratch. Bare your soul with these DIY fence ideas.

1. Tire Out: Half Tire Fence

Description: This is our new planter/fence. have a few more plants to add, but overall it's done.

Source: Pinterest

We’re starting this list off with some unconventional fences. And because I love upcycling, of course, this DIY fence using old tires would make it.

Just saw those old rubber donuts in half and place your garden with them. Add soil to the ridge and place your best blooms.

2. Tire Out: Full Tire Fence

Description: A huge collection of ideas and inspiration for reusing tyres in outdoor play creatively & safely. Save money on outdoor play equipment by upcycling! Project & safety tips included for early childhood educators and teachers.

Source: The Empowered Educator Online

If sawing isn’t your thing, you can always just use the full tires. Set them one against the other, with poles to keep them stable. Lace them at the border of your yard.

You can even fit in some wooden boards and turn them into outdoor shelves like what Sharon’s Family Daycare had done in this photo.

3. Tired Out: Pile ‘Em Up

Description: https://dottarchitecturecostarica.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/june07285529.jpg

Source: Dott Architecture

Make a no-nonsense tire fence by simply piling them up. Although considering the thickness, it may look more like a wall than a fence. Place the bottom tires first so you can see what the length and width of your fence will be.

Add fillers like soil to the hollow parts. Alternate the tires in a simple design.

4. Tired Out: Rubber Strip Fence

Description: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/cb/76/c0cb7622247fb56765c4af7bb48407af.jpg

Source: Youtube

Don’t like the bulk of those previous tire fence ideas? You can make an easy DIY fence with the simple tire strip fence perfect for those who own farms and need to separate livestock.

Cut the used tire top and bottom rims, then cut the remaining band in half so you’ll be left with a strip. Grab some wooden poles and nails and then assemble.

5. Repurposed Bike Fences

Description: https://troyneiman.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img_5789.jpg

Source: Troy Neiman

Another recycled DIY fence idea for you is located in the Pie Allen Neighborhood, Tucson. This installation used repurposed bicycle parts, positioned at different angles to fit the steel frame.

The combination of the two makes an original but clean design. You can always opt out on the frame and weld the pieces together for an edgy look.

Description: lots-of-black-bikes-fence

Source: Pacific Fence

6. Stacked Plastic Bottle Fence

Description: http://svoizabor.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/but1.jpg

Source: SvoiZabor

Let’s recycle more plastic bottles in this next DIY garden fence project. There are different styles of plastic bottle fence. You can either stack them up horizontally or vertically. You can include a wooden or steel frame. You can even turn them into a standing garden.

See this link for other plastic bottle fence suggestions.

7. (A Toast to Your Neighbors) Wine Glass Bottle Fence

Description: http://cdn.goodshomedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/bottle-fence-1.jpg

Source: Goods Home Design

Are you the friendly neighborhood party thrower, or maybe crasher?

Why not put those old bottles to use and give a toast to creativity with this glass bottle fence idea? You can use bottles with the same design for a clean and elegant look.

You can also try and mix it up by using different colored ones. Follow this tutorial.

Description: https://www.lushome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/glass-plastic-bottles-recycling-fences-16.jpg

Source: Lus Home

8. DIY Crisscross Branch and Twig (Wattle) Fence

Description: https://www.improvisedlife.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/twig-and-branch-fence-NYC.jpg

Source: improvised life

Description: wattle arch

Source:Insteading

If you’re after a more natural and organic DIY garden fence, then it doesn’t get more natural than a DIY twig and branch fence. There are many ways to assemble this.

You can string the wooden pieces horizontally, or you can attempt to make crisscrossing patterns in between vertical poles, this is called ‘wattling’.

9. DIY Simple Twig Fence

Description: https://lovelygreens.com/wp-content/uploads/stick-fence.jpg

Source: Lovely Greens

Description: This natural stick fence uses sticks of different sizes.

Source: Home Stratosphere

For a simpler DIY fence, you can also just set the branches and twigs vertically. Use some twine to tie them together or to hold them in supporting beams.

You can also use metal wires instead of twine or long thin nails. You can cut the branches in uniform lengths or use them as is.

10. Skis and Surfboard Fence

Description: https://www.lushome.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/old-skis-recycling-ideas-outdoor-9.jpg

Source: Lus Home

Description: The Surfboard Fence

Source: Hng Ideas

This one is for all the sporty gardeners out there. We now have a way to combine both passions with this easy DIY fence.

If you’ve got a broken pair of skis or two, maybe a snowboard that took one too many hits, why not set them up outside and show the world your athletic prowess (or at least interest).

You can also do this with surfboards!

11. DIY Piano Design Fence

Description: Piano Key Fence

Source: Simply Futbol

Description: http://diyfixated.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Piano-Fence.jpg

Source: Diy Fixated

Are you passionate about music and not afraid to show it? Spread your love for music by adding a new twist to the classic picket fence.

If you prefer a more private fence, just paint an ordinary board fence with the black and white keys of the piano.

12. Fence Made of Old Doors

Description: https://thedoodlehouse.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/2c1680a7c9d1eb769a4cbf52891ea069.jpg

Source: The Doodle House

Description: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ITuRJELMM8c/TpXmVdfhDCI/AAAAAAAAAiA/kkhp5V4I1oE/s1600/IMG_1821-1.JPG

Source: Alexandrias Design Studio

Knock knock! It’s a fence made of old doors, no joke! Repurpose your old doors and create interesting and easy DIY fences that are sure to be the talk of the town.

Place them vertically or horizontally and paint on them. You can also use window shutters. Try to add other homey touches, like wreaths and flowers.

13. DIY Repurposed Bowling Ball Fence

Description: https://cdn.designrulz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Awesome-Fences-99.jpg

Source: Design Rulz

This next one is bordering on the insane, but it is an original DIY fence idea as well as being an eco-friendly one.

You’d need quite a few bowling balls, metal chains, and steel frames; for the materials, you’ll need a hammer, shovel, and nails to dig good underground support and a whole lot of courage in suspending those weights above your toes.

14. DIY Mirrored Fence

Description: https://cdn.homedit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/mirror-fence.jpg

Source: Homedit

We wanted to put a mind-blowing DIY modern fence on this list and this design by Alyson Shotz definitely takes the cake. Create a DIY mirrored fence by coating your regular spaced picket fence with aluminum or any reflective substitute.

Some have tried repurposing their wall mirrors to achieve the same effect, but that might get costly and dangerous.

15. DIY Bottle Cap Mosaic Fence Design

Description: Recycled bottle cap fence art

Source: Home Jelly

There’s really nothing wrong with using basic designs of fences available. If you don’t have the budget or the time to make them, you can just customize what you have. One DIY fence decor you can try is the bottle cap mosaic.

Since bottle caps come in different colors, you can easily grab them from your nearest junkshop.

16. DIY Bamboo Fence

Description: https://www.backyardxscapes.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1200x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/a/bamboo-fence-concrete-wall-base_1_6.jpg

Source: BackyardxScapes

Description: https://previews.123rf.com/images/shishkin137/shishkin1371702/shishkin137170200103/73609653-old-bamboo-fence-in-a-tropical-country-with-sunlight-texture-background.jpg

Source: 123rf

Speaking of easy installation, why not try a bamboo fence? There are bamboo rolls available online but if you live in a tropical country, these woody grasses most likely grow wherever. Grab some stalks and cut them to size.

Use twine to bind them together and make your own roll or stick them directly to the soil.

17. PVC Pipe Fence

Description: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7e/4f/6c/7e4f6cd89c3fece1ceb836c791d585e3.jpg

Source: Pinimg

I am so amazed at the versatility of PVC pipes. They have been used to build so many things, but an elegant DIY fence is definitely one of my favorites.

By artistically choosing different points to attach the plastic poles, you can create a simple yet effective design. Color choice can also make or break your piece.

18. DIY Canvas Privacy Fence

Description: 25 best ideas about Cheap Privacy Fence on Pinterest

Source: Take Great Photo

Description: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dc/f1/dd/dcf1ddbe0c2ba18fdc51d298a4ae2cac.jpg

Source: Pinimg

Description: Hey nosey neighbor... take this. Whooop whoop!! I think I know someone who knows how to sew canvasgirl! !

Source: Inkfrog

Another DIY fence idea that won’t break the bank is the canvas privacy fence. Canvas sheets are more affordable than wooden planks or steel grates. They are lightweight but durable. Simply set up strong metal beams and secure the canvases using cords.

However, if you already have frames to repurpose, drape the canvas sheet on them and have an instant fence.

19. Just For Fun Balloon Fence

Description: Image result for balloon fence

Source: Kiddle

This one is just for fun but a great idea, nevertheless. Who wouldn’t smile at the sight of a fence made entirely out of balloons?

This design is from KIDDLE Party Supplies and is just a great inspiration for mommies and daddies who’d need DIY ideas for their little ones’ next birthday party.

20. DIY Log Fences

Description: Cordwood Fences

Source: The Owner Builder Network

Up next is the cordwood or log-wood fence design. Depending on how abundant logs are in your area, you can make them as thick or thin as possible.

Cut the log in uniform lengths and stack them with the cut ends acting as the face of your fence. This is best accomplished with frames or guides so the logs won’t roll away.

21. The Classic Split Rail Fence

Description: A more traditional split rail fence with the characteristic zig-zagging silhouette. This is a more common agricultural fence, seen here marking the boundary of a bright green meadow with lovely lavender thistle.

Source: Home Stratosphere

The split-rail fence is called such due to the log split half way. The timber is placed horizontally in an alternating pattern in between one vertical stand or two.

This fence is usually free-standing and traditionally has a zigzag pattern. There’s no need for nails in this (DIY fence) project.

22. DIY Wooden Pallet Fence

Source: Among The Leaves

 

Wooden pallets are multipurpose materials that are used for constructing containers to DIY furniture. Here’s a lovely DIY fence project featuring the same.

“Among the Leaves” has a lovely tutorial so you can set about making your own wooden pallet fence.

23. DIY Kid’s Birdhouse Fence

Description: http://www.flamingpetal.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Montage-kids-fence-2.jpg

Source: Flaming Petal

Here’s a DIY fence for the kids and birds to enjoy. Putting another twist to the classic picket fence is this kid’s birdhouse fence. Just assemble as you would in any other fence, choose happy colors and add roofs to the pointed ends, some peepholes, and of course a small landing strip.

Try this project now.

24. DIY Corrugated Metal Fences

Description: Corrugated metal panel fence

Source: Cbs Sheet Metal

Description: Corrugated Fence With Patina

Source: Cbs Sheet Metal

Description: fancy metal fence

Source: Noelleo Designs

We’ve covered many materials for DIY fencing in this list, from the repurposed to the cheap, but we can’t forget metal, especially in our modern age.

Corrugated metal has been used for roofs, but in this DIY project, we’re going to make a fence. You can try to mix and match different colored corrugated metals and weld them diagonally.

25. Cattails Sculptural Fence

Description: Cor-Ten Cattails Sculptural Fence | 10 Creative Backyard Fence Ideas For Your Next DIY Project

Source: Houzz

Description: Front Yard Fence Ideas : Cool Corten Steel Front Yard Fencing Ideas

Source: Lanewstalk

If you haven’t heard of COR-TEN, it’s a steel alloy that is non-corrosive but with rust-like color. The Cor-Ten Cattails Sculptural fence is an award-winning design in Pennsylvania that is awe-inspiring in its simplicity.

Despite the low-maintenance fence, it’s very effective and it’s no wonder many try to DIY their own version.

26. Wire Mesh Fence

Description: A chain link gate can come in many shapes and sizes.

Source: Love Home Designs

Description: lace-fence-1

Source: Improvised Fife

Another DIY metal fence design is a well-known wire mesh fence. Used mostly to act as a semi-permeable barrier, it’s great for places like baseball fields and playgrounds but not really ideal for private back yards.

Recently, though, the wire mesh fence gets some love as people decide to decorate and modify it into works of art.

27. Classic Iron Fences

Description: https://www.dcor.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Diy-Garden-Fence-Ideas.-pergola-diy-fencing-ideas-backyard-amazing.jpg

Source: Zootec News

We’re giving a throwback tribute to the classically wrought iron fences we’ve come to know. Despite the fact that they had to be maintained, their strong and elegant placement in homes beckons bittersweet nostalgia.

If you like the vintage homes of old, this fence is the one is for you.

28. Aluminum Fence (Alternative)

Description: Install aluminum fence

Source: Lowes

A great low maintenance alternative to iron fences are aluminum ones. Installation includes setting your posts before placing the aluminum panels in between. Click here for the full set of instructions and tips on how to DIY your own aluminum fence.

Here are other fence designs that are worth a look.

29. DIY Pencil Fence

Description: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/4f/c9/2c4fc92dd9aebecad00e1ad20c6be7f6.jpg

Source: Pinimg

This DIY Pencil fence comes very natural as well as creative. It will surely attract other kids in the neighborhood.

30. Wire and Stone Fences

Description: http://engineeringfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ideas-on-How-to-Build-a-Privacy-Stone-Walls-or-Fences-In-Outdoor-1-9.jpg

Source: Engineering Feed

If you are looking for some privacy in your neighborhood, you might as well want to consider having a wire and stone fence. This DIY privacy fence definitely blends everything right in.

31. Aquarium Fence

Description: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z84NSynY-200Z-hxjbgLHkDjnDI=/0x0:500x375/1200x0/filters:focal(0x0:500x375):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/5194763/cesme-aquarium-fence-8-600x450.0.jpg

Source: Curbed

Who wouldn’t love to include fishes in a DIY project? Making an aquarium fence is perfect for those who love to explore the beach and the life under it.

Conclusion

It feels like the Three Little Pigs as we listed the different mind-blowing DIY fence ideas. But no matter which project you end up doing, it would still be a win as long as you get to express yourself, stay within your budget, and most importantly they perform the task you wanted them to (e.g., keep the wolf out).

Did you like our list? Like, share and comment and let us know.

 

The post 31 Amazing DIY Fence Ideas That Will Make a Statement appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
17 Awesome and Inspiring DIY Garden Ideas You Can Start Today https://www.mirandamade.com/awesome-inspiring-diy-garden-ideas-you-can-start-today/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:08:44 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014352 Do you live in the city? Do you want to add color and life into your backyard or porch? I understand how you feel about wanting to inject life and color into your surroundings because I did have the same feelings before. So, I made Google my friend and searched for ideas on how to ... Read more

The post 17 Awesome and Inspiring DIY Garden Ideas You Can Start Today appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

Do you live in the city? Do you want to add color and life into your backyard or porch?

I understand how you feel about wanting to inject life and color into your surroundings because I did have the same feelings before.

So, I made Google my friend and searched for ideas on how to enliven my living space — and I did! I found some simple and interesting DIY garden ideas.

I’m sharing them to you so that you can find some inspiration on how to add life into your living quarters as well, no matter how small it may be. Check out my list!

1. Personalize Your Planter (Yes! Own it!)

Source: Remodelaholic

If you want a personal touch to your backyard, you can have a DIY monogram planter like the one pictured above. You can plant your favorite flowers or herbs in it.

Do you want to know how to do it? Check the guidelines here.

2. Turn Junk into a Treasure Garden

Source: Organized Clutter

You can turn your garden into an enchanting haven of repurposed and upcycled items.

If you need inspiration, you can head to Carlene’s blog. She has an impressive garden filled with junk repurposed into useful items.

You can turn unusual items into something more beautiful with plants and flowers.

3. Use Pallets as Planters

Source: Country Living

You can dabble into upcycling by turning pallets into planters. You can ask your local recycling center where to get them at no cost.

For more ideas, please check Garden Therapy.

Are you ready to start your pallet planter project? Head to Growing a Greener World for step-by-step instructions.

4. Go Rustic With a Garden Pergola

Source: Kojo Designs

This rustic pergola is perfect if you want to hang the lights in your garden. It can also serve as a backdrop for your most memorable photos with family, friends, and loved ones.

Do you want to have one? Check Kojo Designs for the guidelines in creating your mini pergola.

5. Create a Garden Stairway to Heaven

Source: Ana White

If you have a small patio, backyard, or balcony, you can create a vertical ladder planter for your herbs and flowers.

Even if you are a beginning builder, you can have something like the one in the picture, or you can repurpose your old ladder to become a planter. The possibilities are endless.

Still searching for more ideas? Click here for more.

6. Turn Cinderblocks Into Cinder Benches

Source: Lena Sekine

This cinder bench is not difficult to build. You only need lumber, cinder blocks, and cement adhesive. You can add colorful pillows to complete a stylish and comfortable look.

Still want more cinderblock bench ideas? Check the ones from 1001 Gardens.

7. Don’t Get Tired With Tire Planters

Source: DIY Show Off

Old tires add to the world’s pile of junk. You can help save the environment by repurposing them.

Paint them and hang them on your backyard with your favorite flowers and herbs planted in it.

Backyard Boss has some beautiful ideas about junk tires. Check them out!

8. Light Up Your Garden With Tin Can Lanterns

Source: Elise Engh Studios

Do you have empty tin cans lying around the house? Don’t throw them away!

You can use them as lanterns on your porch or hang them on trees.

If you want to have different patterns on your lanterns, head to Guide Patterns! They have an awesome tin can lantern patterns there.

9. Turn Everyday Objects Into Colorful Wind Chimes

Source: Inner Child Fun

You can turn common things into wind chimes for your garden. Make them colorful so that they are pleasing to the eyes.

Your kids will love them. Why don’t you involve them in this DIY project?

Head to DIY & Crafts for more brilliant ideas.

10. Build Your Backyard Fountain of Youth

Source: Hometalk

If you want interesting decors in your garden, why don’t you add a fountain?

A fountain is easy to maintain and can change the ambiance of your porch or backyard. Some fountains are easy to build while some may need more time and expertise.

11. Turn Buckets Into Herb Planters

Source: Lowe’s

You can have your daily harvest of herbs even if you have a small space. Hang the herbs to save on space!

Plant the herbs in mini containers and hang them on your wall or in a corner.

Why don’t you head to Balcony Garden Web for a dose of inspiration?

12. Hang Succulents in Your Chandeliers

Source: Erin Ever After

If you have an old chandelier in the storage room, you can repurpose them and turn them into a garden chandelier.

You can get rid of your junk and turn it into your masterpiece.

Don’t have any ideas on how to do it? Head to the Garden Club for a step-by-step guide.

13. Create a Hanging Planter From Your Colanders

Source: HGTV

Don’t throw away your old colanders. You can be creative and turn them into planters!

All you need is paint and some strings. Voila! You can plant flowers, perennials, and herbs in them.

Check Mommy’s Kitchen for some guidelines on how to make a colander planter.

14. Build a Terrarium With Unused Glass Containers

Source: Pretty Hand Girl

You can nurture your green thumb even if you have a small apartment. You can try creating your terrarium garden from glasses you find in your home.

Do you want to have a mini garden using a glass container? Click here.

If you need inspiration, you can check Morning Chores for ideas.

15. Turn Mason Jars Into Herb Planters

Source: Camille Styles

This is a project that you can do one weekend and will not cost a lot of money. You can use whatever empty jars you have.

For guidelines on how to turn your mason jars to an herb garden, check HGTV.

16. Make Planters out of Pockets

Source: Urban Gardens

Even if you live in the city, you can still have your garden. Some stores sell pocket planters that you can screw to your wall.

Getting excited? Check here for instructions on how to make your pocket planter.

Also, some stores sell ready-made pocket planters. You can opt to use them too.

17. Cart-Away Those Succulents

Source: Succulent and Shine

Apartment living need not be boring. You can use a cart as a planter for your succulents, herbs, flowers, or perennials.

You can find more indoor ideas from Apartment Therapy.

Conclusion

This list made me happy. I was able to liven up my small living quarters because of these DIY garden ideas.

Did you enjoy my list? Share what you think in the comments. Also, if you like my list, please share with your friends and family.

Thank you!

The post 17 Awesome and Inspiring DIY Garden Ideas You Can Start Today appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
18 Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Garden https://www.mirandamade.com/clever-ways-to-use-mason-jars-in-your-garden/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:01:18 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014306 Do you have many Mason jars at home? Do you want to use creativity in turning these jars into something else? Like you, I had a lot of jars of all shapes and sizes. I do not know what to do with them, but I do not want to throw them away either. So, I ... Read more

The post 18 Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Garden appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

Do you have many Mason jars at home? Do you want to use creativity in turning these jars into something else?

Like you, I had a lot of jars of all shapes and sizes. I do not know what to do with them, but I do not want to throw them away either.

So, I did my research and found the answers to the “clever ways to use Mason jars in your garden?”

Check out my list!

 

1. Wind Chimes (Pretty and Unique Too!)

Source: Saved by Love Creations

You may find this project burdensome to make, but I guarantee you, everyone will be gushing about your Mason jar wind chimes.

You can use the beads and charms you have been piling up in your drawers for this project.

Interested? Check Saved by Love Creations for the how-tos.

2. Tea Light Lantern (Lovely for Evenings in the Garden)

Source: Country Living

No, you do not need to cut glass to do this project. All you need are some jars, wire, and ribbons. If you are entertaining guests in your porch, you can place votive candles inside then hang them on trees.

These lanterns can be a beautiful addition to an enchanting evening. Find the tutorial for this piece at Country Living.

3. Tiki Torches (Perfect for Setting the Theme for Barbecues)

Source: The Frugal Homemaker

You can keep backyard mosquitos and bugs away at night with these tiki torches. You can line them on the porch or along the pathway.

Check The Frugal Homemaker for guidelines on how to fashion old Mason jars into tiki torches.

4. Chandelier (Works Well With Old Chandelier Frame)

Source: Marty’s Musings

Do you want to receive “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests? Hang a Mason jar chandelier in your backyard! Invite friends for dinner and then serve drinks in your garden where the chandelier is.

This may be difficult to make, but I can guarantee total satisfaction after you make it.

Head to Marty’s Musings for the step-by-step instruction.

5. Bird Feeder – All You Need Is Twine and an Old Feeder

Source: Little House Living

Attract those birds with your Mason jar bird feeder. You only need a twine, a jar, and a chicken feeder.

Hang it your backyard and watch the birds come!

Want to make one for your garden? Check the how-tos at Little House Living.

6. Butterfly Feeder (Perfect for Your Garden)

Source: Hometalk

Hmm. If you don’t like to attract the birds in your garden, then how about butterflies?

Plus, butterflies pollinate plants which is great for a growing garden. So, it is best to attract them.

Check the guidelines from Hometalk on how you can make one.

8. Hanging Candle Holders – All You Need is Neon Cords!

Source: Skip to my Lou

Do you want to create a beautiful ambiance in your garden at night? Try these hanging macramé candleholders!

This project is easy to do. You only need your jars and some neon cord.

Want to try it? Head to Skip to my Lou for the instructions.

9. Outdoor Chandeliers (Easier Than No. 4!)

Source: All Things Heart and Home

You do not need to repurpose an old chandelier with this one. I think you will find this chandelier easier to do than the previous one I mentioned.

You can hang it on the wall, on the ceiling, and even on trees.

Click here if you want to do this project.

10. Hanging Chandelier – Lovely Addition for Garden Parties

Source: All Things Heart and Home

Instead of lights, why not put flowers instead? You can put your favorite flowers in them if you are having a backyard barbecue or outdoor photo shoot with family and friends.

Do you think you can do this? Learn how to do it here.

11. Solar Light Lanterns (Saves Expenses on Electricity, Too)

Source: Thrift Dee

Do you want your garden decorations to be eco-friendly? Then, I suggest you try these solar light Mason jar lanterns.

You only need your Mason jar, a solar light, and some baling wires.

Ready to do it? Head to Thrift Dee for the guidelines.

12. Glow Stick Lanterns (Fun to Create With the Kids)

Source: Creative Green Living

Do this project with your kids because they will enjoy them for sure!

Plus, this project is great if you don’t want to spend money on lighting. Line up these Mason jars in your garden pathways.

Your kids will jump for joy whenever they see these glow sticks lighting up in the dark.

If you want to create these lanterns, check here for the guidelines.

13. Plant Label – All You Need is a Mason Jar Lid!

Source: The Prudent Garden

You can use the lids of your Mason jars as plant labels. You can upcycle them so that you will find it easy to identify your vegetables and herbs.

Do you think you can do it? This is easy! You will finish this project in no time at all.

Check the link for the instructions.

14. Mason Jar Herb Garden (Perfect for Cramped Spaces)

Source: Home Remedies Rx

Create an eye-catching herb garden with your Mason jars. You need reclaimed wood, paint, and decorative chalkboards to do this project.

You can keep this in your garden so that you can gain easy access to your herbs. Plus, this planter makes it easy to grow mint, rosemary, basil, and lemongrass.

Do you want to have something like this in your home? Head to Home Remedies Rx for the how-tos.

15. Mason Jar Chandelier (Another Easy Chandelier Project!)

Source: Shanty 2 Chic

Here’s another chandelier idea for your garden or porch. I am surprised at its simplicity, and you will be, too.

You can put votive candles inside whenever you are entertaining at night for that perfect ambiance.

Check Shanty 2 Chic for the steps.

16. Garden Treasure Jars (Wonderful Activity for the Kids)

Source: Empress of Dirt

Decorate your garden with these easy-to-do and colorful garden treasure jars. Put little treasures in them for your kids to make it fun.

Did I get you interested in this project? Then, head to the Empress of Dirt for the instructions.

17. Outdoor Hanging Lights (For a Romantic Mood)

Source: E-How

These hanging outdoor lights of Tim and Mary Vidra are simple, yet inviting. You can suspend them on garden hooks and light them up at night.

The soft glow of the votive candles will add a romantic feel for an evening with a loved one.

If you want to make these hanging Mason jar lights for your fence, click here for the guidelines.

18. Hanging Planter – Works Best With Succulents!

Source: Saved by Love Creations

You need a butane micro torch or candle and lighter to cut the glass for this project. You may need to exert effort in cutting the glass, but I can guarantee you that you will find satisfaction after finishing this project.

You can choose whatever plant you like, but succulents work best for this project.

Ready? Learn how to make this planter from Saved by Love Creations.

Conclusion

Did you enjoy checking my list? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks to this list, I was able to transform my Mason jars into something more beautiful and useful.

If you like my list, please share it with your family and loved ones so they can have ideas on what to do with their Mason jars too.

Thank you!

The post 18 Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Garden appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy https://www.mirandamade.com/diy-project-guys/ Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:01:29 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014275 Cool DIY projects for men is a lot economical because it is a more affordable and personalized to do compared to buying a ready-made item. Also, it is an excellent activity or hobby that can even turn into a small business in the future. If you are one of those men who like cool DIY ... Read more

The post 10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy

Cool DIY projects for men is a lot economical because it is a more affordable and personalized to do compared to buying a ready-made item. Also, it is an excellent activity or hobby that can even turn into a small business in the future.

If you are one of those men who like cool DIY projects, here are some that are useful and enjoyable to do:

10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy

1. Tie Rack – Show Off Your Growing Tie Collection!

DIY Wood Tie Rack Tutorial Wouldn't this make a great Father's Day gift? Love the peg board tip.

Source: Craftaholics Anonymous

A DIY tie rack is an excellent idea that only utilizes wood and nails. It is indeed easy to build without too much hassle or money to shell out. It can also be a decorative material in the home that allows you to display your colorful ties for everyday use.

You can put as many nails as possible and choose your wood size depending on your preference. This way, you can customize your home display and put it in a more noticeable area, so you would not forget your tie whenever you are off to work.

Find the guide at Craftaholics Anonymous.

2. A Nice Jack Daniel Soap Dispenser

Jack Daniel's Soap Dispenser - Go green with this creative home decor craft. Booze crafting - what could be better?

Source: Scrapality

Say you have an empty Jack Daniels bottle at home, it is better to re-use it than throw it in the trash. If you are thinking of a good use for it, you can turn it into a soap dispenser that you can place inside the bathroom or the kitchen.

Install a pump handle that matches the mouth of the bottle and add your liquid soap. The container can also make your home manlier than it currently is. Head on to Scrapality for this easy DIY.

3. DIY Pull-Up Bar (Super Simple and Easy!)

Snapshots of Bryan: DIY Pull-Up Bar

Source: Bryan Blog

Nothing is ever manlier enough than having a piece of gym equipment in your home. Instead of buying quite a costly pull-up bar from sports houses or shops, opt to use metal pipes and install it in your designated area.

Ensure that you have attached it nicely to avoid accidents and other unnecessary required home fixes. Perform a dry run first before duly utilizing the installed bars.

Head on to Bryan’s Blog for complete instructions.

4. Pallet Head Board (Save Money Spent on Costly Headboards)

DIY King-Sized Pallet Headboard Tutorial - 150 Best DIY Pallet Projects and Pallet Furniture Crafts - Page 36 of 75 - DIY & Crafts

Source: DIY Craftsy

Bed headboards could be quite costly when bought from home furniture stores. Hence, the pallet headboard is the perfect alternative. You can get a pallet from your local stores for a more affordable price, and paint or varnish it as desired.

Learn how to create this headboard from DIY Craftsy.

5. Crate Table – Recycle and Re-Create!

10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects for Beginners http://www.upcyclethat.com/crate-coffee-table/2575/

Source: Bob Villa

If you have available or unused crates at home, it is time to breathe new life into it. Build a beautiful center table or a patio table that serves as an area for food and drinks during gatherings or events. Make sure that you remove excess wood fillers to avoid cuts and other accidents.

Find the step-by-step guide for this simple woodworking project at Bob Vila.

6. Tire Coffee Table – Double Purpose, Too!

tire coffee table plus storage

Source: Red Ted Art

Spare tires that no longer serve its use is quite an eyesore and can even be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you have a useful purpose for your vehicle’s retiring tire, turn it into a nice and innovative coffee table with storage.

Store some of your items inside the tire, so you do not have too much clutter. Cover it with nice sphere-shaped plywood with good paint. Learn how to repurpose old tires with the help of Red Ted Art.

7. Old Shirt Canvas (Great Conversation Starter!)

DIY T-Shirt Canvas

Source: Remove & Replace

Do you have some good old shirts you cannot dispose of because of its sentimental value? Alternatively, you still want to keep it even if it no longer fits?

Buy a canvas and wrap the shirt on it. Tape or staple it so it doesn’t come off. You can opt to display it on the wall of your apartment for that nostalgic feel.

Plus, it makes for a good conversation starter when friends or family come over.

Head on over to Remove and Replace for complete instructions.

8. Jersey Pillow Cases: Reuse and Recycle – Again!

diy ~ make pillows out of outgrown baseball jerseys ~ photo tutorial ~ from june 18 2012 post @ Sweet Bee Buzzings: Stuffed Shirts ~ fun for bonus room or boys or girls room

Source: Sweet Bee Buzzings

Jerseys are part of high school and college life; thus, it is worth keeping. If you want to relive the memories of your good old days, then turn your favorite jerseys into good pillowcases.

You can even stitch it by hand if you do not own or know how to use a sewing machine. You can choose throw pillows you display on the couch or bedroom pillows for this project.

Head on to Sweet Bee Buzzings for this DIY project.

9. DIY Wood Shelves (Perfect for Cramped or Small Spaces)

Corners

Source: 4Men1Lady

Shelves are essential not just for displaying books but also for holding other pertinent small items. If you have spare wood or plywood, turn it into trays of your desired size. Use nails, screws, or wood glue to stick the materials together.

You can also have control over how many layers of shelves you would need. If you want to save some space, then make the shelves tiny yet multi-layered so that you can place it in the corner of your room.

Find the complete guide at 4Men1Lady.

10. Garage Storage – Organize Your Stuff Plus Save Space!

DIY Amazing Storage Shelves !!

Source:Home Talk

A nice storage space to maximize your garage would help so it won’t appear cluttered. Put all your tools inside the cabinet and label it as necessary. This way, you would quickly know where you have stored your most essential items.

Items in your garage can also be damaging to your vehicle at some point, so it is better if you store it in a particular area where you are also sure that it is safe and far from hazards. Head on to Home Talk for instructions.

10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy

Conclusion

Men can start their DIY projects, too, and that does not make them less of a man. If you are one of those who likes keeping things organized, then it is time to put those skills to good use and create extra storage for your home without spending tons of money.

Always remember that it is not about the brand of the furniture or fixtures, but how you maximize the use of it and make it appear useful

The post 10 Cool DIY Projects for Guys That They Can Enjoy appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>
10 Pallet Bar Ideas You Will Surely Love to Put in Your Home https://www.mirandamade.com/pallet-bar-ideas/ Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:41:39 +0000 http://mirandamade.com/?p=1014245 Homes today are getting innovative and improving. Homeowners’ embrace modern home and garden ideas to make their nook a one-stop area for relaxation, refreshments, and even socialization with friends and family. Everyone seems to love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, hence the existence of some DIY pallet bar that gives anyone’s patio a smart and updated look. ... Read more

The post 10 Pallet Bar Ideas You Will Surely Love to Put in Your Home appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>

Homes today are getting innovative and improving. Homeowners’ embrace modern home and garden ideas to make their nook a one-stop area for relaxation, refreshments, and even socialization with friends and family.

Everyone seems to love do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, hence the existence of some DIY pallet bar that gives anyone’s patio a smart and updated look.

So, if you are one of those who are looking for pallet bar plans or pallet bar ideas to transform your place into something more inviting, chic, and cozy, then here are some ideas you will surely love:

1. Simple Outdoor Pallet Bar for That No-Fuss, Straightforward Feel

Cocktails Anyone? – DIY Outdoor Bars! - Great ideas and Tutorials!

Source: The Garden Glove

This type of pallet bar is straight-forward and easy to do. You may only need one pallet vertically aligned with some top horizontal bar to handle things and utensils. You can set this bar beside the grilling area for refreshment purposes.

It will also be better if you can paint it with a color you think will be suitable for your outdoor living room, garden, or patio. It is indeed perfect for any weekend gathering or relaxation.

Find the step-by-step guide from The Garden Glove.

2. Portable Pallet Bar – Take It to Your Next Outdoor Party!

Not just a DIY pallet bar, but a portable folding pallet bar for destination weddings, reunions, even tailgating. Move it to the front yard Lemonade Sales!

Source: My Repurposed Life

Pallet bars are better if you can bring them around parks or other recreational areas. Hence, a portable pallet bar is a good idea. This type is foldable so that you can move it easily without hassle.

It is guaranteed light and not bulky, making it convenient to transport from one place to another.

Paint it with your favorite color or put your initials on it, so it does not get lost whenever you are outside. This can be your go-to gear especially if you are aiming for outside gatherings or picnics in the forest or the park.

Find the tutorial for this portable DIY pallet bar at My Repurposed Life.

3. Stained Indoor Pallet Bar – Adds Life to a Boring Corner at Home

diy pallet bar

Source: https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/71776187787456271/

If you prefer bars to be inside your home, but still do not want to spend so much on installation and purchasing, pallets are the go-to material. If you are inclined to put this in your home, you only need a small space.

Spray or paint varnish on it to make the bar appear classy. Partner it with matching tall seats with a beautiful carpet underneath. Create one today by following the guide by Snappy Pixels.

4. Chic Patio Pallet Bar – Great as a Lemonade Stand, Too

idées mariage hippie chic

Source: Easy Pallet Ideas

If you opt to have a refreshing patio bar that is nice for the eyes, a shabby chic design is your answer. You can decorate it with different small lanterns that can be lit at night (also perfect for night parties) and paint it in pastel colors to make it stand out.

Visit Easy Pallet Ideas for the quick tutorial on this patio bar.

5. Concrete Top Pallet Bar: Sturdy and Stable

Love this for the deck i did with deck planks on top not concrete and painted them

Source: DIY Joy

Many would like to invest in having an excellent pallet bar on-board and prefer for it to be unique. Pallet bars are the same in structure because of its base material, but if you opt to have it one of a kind, put a concrete top to match.

A solid top is ideal to make it sturdier as it will allow you to put more things as necessary. Make sure that your base is also sturdy, too, to avoid unnecessary falls. Find this tutorial at DIY Joy.

6. Large Pallet Outdoor Bar (Great for Huge Gatherings!)

Large Outdoor Bar Tutorial.

Source: The Saw Guy

This type is advisable if you have a bigger outdoor space. A large pallet outdoor bar is composed of at least two and a half pallets that are put together side by side. On top of it, a sturdy plywood or any preferred wood acts as a top base.

This outdoor pallet bar is great for huge parties, events, or gatherings. Rest assured that it can hold more things than the regular pallet bars available. Head to The Saw Guy for complete instructions.

7. Man Cave Pallet Bars: Makes Everything Manlier!

home bar custom hand built rustic whiskey pub man cave barn

Source: Infarrantly Creative

Man cave pallet bars are perfect for male apartments that can also act as a dividing material. It can be placed on the sofa and is recommended to have the same length.

For better aesthetics, choose rustic wood that can match with each other and transform the place into something more inviting and manlier. Complete your man cave today by following the guide at Infarrantly Creative.

8. U-Shape Pallet Bars: Serve Drinks Like a Pro at a Bar

U-shape-pallet-bar-personslized-with-lights-and-a-custom-logo (1)

Source: Wood Advisor

If you want to elevate the look of the regular pallet bars, U-shape pallet bars are the answer to that. Though it might be more challenging to make than the usual pallet bars, it will surely bring out the part of the home where you will place it.

U-shape pallet bars are better customized to match your home’s motif and your preference. Paint it as you desire. Learn how you can create one with the help of Wood Advisor.

9. Pallet Bar Cart – It’s a Bar on Wheels!

pallet bar table ideas for outdoor pool

Source: Sensod’s Guide

This type is one of the most innovative pallet bars you can have. It is a regular pallet bar with wheels so that you can transport it anywhere — inside to outside the house. This way, you do not have any problem bringing drinks or other refreshments back and forth. Create one with the help of Sensod’s guide.

Ensure that you install sturdy wheels that can carry everything you need to put on it. Doing so can avoid other accidents or unnecessary damage to the material itself.

10. Built-In Pallet Bar (Perfect for Homes with Decks!)

Outdoor Bars Built On Deck

Source: https://www.pinterest.ph/pin/500532946080846495/

If you have a nice deck at home that you want to transform into an excellent receiving or hang-out area, you can have a built-in pallet bar deck. This way, it is permanently included in your fixtures that will surely highlight the deck of your home.

Learn how to create this with the help of Easy Pallet Ideas.

Conclusion

Choosing a pallet for your bar is indeed a lot more economical. You need to rely on your imagination to fuel-up and craft something you think will be suitable for the ideal area where you will place the bar.

Pallet bars are helpful, especially if you like hosting parties and gatherings with your friends, family, and acquaintances. Plus, it makes for a great conversation starter with people who come over. Soon enough, they’ll be asking you how you managed to make one yourself.

The post 10 Pallet Bar Ideas You Will Surely Love to Put in Your Home appeared first on Miranda Made.

]]>