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20 Lovely DIY Headboard Ideas

Trend: 20 Lovely DIY Headboard Ideas

I always love to suggest making furniture items for your home, instead of buying them finished. I know I can’t make EVERY item in my home (that would probably make me crazy), but there are some items for the home that can be easily made. One of those items that you can easily create: a bed headboard! Below you will find a variety of lovely DIY headboard ideas that range from super easy to make (like a washi tape headboard), to a handmade tufted headboard. There’s something for every skill level.

1) Use washi tape to create a cityscape for a faux headboard. Found on Charlotte Minty.

Use washi tape to create a cityscape for a faux headboard. Found on Charlotte Minty.

2) I love Ikea hacks, and this one looks so simple to make. Head on over to the Sugar and Cloth blog to see the full DIY.

I love Ikea hacks, and this one looks so simple to make. Head on over to the Sugar and Cloth blog to see the full DIY.

3) I’m loving this bookshelf headboard, found on Better Homes and Gardens.

I'm loving this bookshelf headboard, found on Better Homes and Gardens.

4) This is a perfect headboard for anyone on a budget, just paint it on the wall! Found on Oh Oh Blog.

This is a perfect headboard for anyone on a budget, just paint it on the wall! Found on Oh Oh Blog.

5) Make this headboard with birch wood, trim, and paint. The DIY can be found on eHow (created by Dream Green DIY).

Make this headboard with birch wood, trim, and paint. The DIY can be found on eHow (created by Dream Green DIY).

6) Guys, this headboard is made out of spray painted door mats! Check out the DIY on Kara Paslay Designs.

Guys, this headboard is made out of spray painted door mats! Check out the DIY on Kara Paslay Designs.

7) Here’s a quick way to update your headboard without buying a new one. Faux flowers weaved into the headboard, found on Design Love Fest.

Here's a quick way to update your headboard without buying a new one. Faux flowers weaved into the headboard, found on Design Love Fest.

8) This sweet chalkboard headboard would be so fun in a kid’s room. Found on Sparkle Power.

This sweet chalkboard headboard would be so fun in a kid's room. Found on Sparkle Power.

9) I love this string light house shape! Found on vtwonen.

I love this string light house shape! Found on vtwonen.

10) If you want a more rustic headboard, check out this DIY on Samantha Elizabeth.

If you want a more rustic headboard, check out this DIY on Samantha Elizabeth.

11) This faux tile headboard was created for $20! That’s amazing. Find the whole DIY on Sweet C’s Designs.

This faux tile headboard was created for $20! That's amazing. Find the whole DIY on Sweet C's Designs.

12) A vintage sheet, some wall art, and foam boards come together to create this pretty headboard. Found on Happiness is Homemade.

A vintage sheet, some wall art, and foam boards come together to create this pretty headboard. Found on Happiness is Homemade.

13) Sometimes all you need is a bit of fabric or a tapestry to create a backdrop for your bed. Found on The Finders Keepers.

Sometimes all you need is a bit of fabric or a tapestry to create a backdrop for your bed. Found on The Finders Keepers.

14) I would have LOVED these teepee beds as a kid. Found on Babyology.

I would have LOVED these teepee beds as a kid. Found on Babyology.

15) This pegboard headboard gives you the option to move things around. Easily switch out artwork and shelving. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

This pegboard headboard gives you the option to move things around. Easily switch out artwork and shelving. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

16) Isn’t this woven wooden headboard beautiful? Find the full DIY on the Lowes blog.

Isn't this woven wooden headboard beautiful? Find the full DIY on the Lowes blog.

17) Do you love this wood headboard? It’s not really wood, it’s fabric. Check it out on Craft Hunter.

Do you love this wood headboard? It's not really wood, it's fabric. Check it out on Craft Hunter.

18) I’m 90% sure I will need to recreate this for my bedroom. I love it! Found on Dwell.

I'm 90% sure I will need to recreate this for my bedroom. I love it! Found on Dwell.

19) Better Homes and Gardens transformed a couple of vintage doors into lovely twin bed headboards. Find them on BHG.

Better Homes and Gardens transformed a couple of vintage doors into lovely twin bed headboards. Find them on BHG.

20) This tufted headboard is magnificent! The full DIY is on Schue Love.

This tufted headboard is magnificent! The full DIY is on Schue Love.

If you loved these headboard DIYs, check out my 10 DIY Bedroom Makeovers to Update Your Room.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


In the wake of the new year, we’ve put together 10 ways that you can easily de-stress your home. With a little organization, color coordination, sweet aromas, and cozy throws, we promise that you’ll be feeling nothing but good vibes.

 

1. Faux Fur

What’s the first step to creating an at-home zen environment? Faux fur. Besides being fab and luxurious, faux fur throw blankets and rugs come in almost every color, size, shape, or pattern.

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2. A Splash of Green

Houseplants easily accessorize any space, however what might come as a surprise is the numerous health benefits associated with them. Two reasons you should keep succulents, cacti, or other enchanting greens in your home are because they are known to 1. purify air and 2. improve health while reducing fatigue and stress.

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3. Clean Surfaces

It can be difficult to quiet your mind when there is chaos everywhere you look. Bookshelves, desk drawers, and counter tops are HOT SPOTS for clutter. Creating a serene space begins with a clear surface.

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4. Cooling Colors

Consider incorporating calming colors like dark gray-blue, soft gray, icy blue, white, and a soft neutral green. Muted hues or pale pastels would also pair beautifully with this soothing palette.

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5. Rad Accents

Think quality over quantity. When you opt for fewer accessories, it draws attention to a piece’s details that you might not normally notice.

Make a telling and tasteful statement with this Good Vibes Pillow. The trendy item is available at Urban Outfitters for $39.

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Instead of piling a stack of books your coffee table just for show, place one or two that you might actually read. Whether it be a novel, newspaper, or magazine, just make sure that you use it. If you love to color, then keep a Color Me Calm Adult Coloring Book at arm’s reach. The book below is available on Amazon for $10.52.

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6. Lovely Lighting 

Set the mood with a twinkling chandelier, flickering candle, brilliant pendant, or mod lamp.

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Adorn your desk with a chic Sculpted Perch Table Lamp from Anthropologie.

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7. Mod Mirrors

Use an oversize mirror to add drama and take up empty space on blank walls without contributing to unwanted clutter. Plus! It’ll make the room feel more spacious.

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8. Refreshing Aromas

It’s easy to unwind after a long day when you have a stress-relieving fragrance at hand. Save a few dollars with Apartment Therapy‘s DIY Reed Diffuser tutorial, or invest in these Voluspa Limited Edition Japonica Mini Candles from Anthropologie for $10 each.

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9. Organize

Tangled cords are no longer a problem with this Eco-Friendly Bamboo Multiple Charging Station (available on Amazon).

Organizing made easy! Planning is a cinch when you have Kate Spade‘s Pencil It In 12-Month Agenda.

 

10. Natural Wood

Think of wood as a neutral. Whether it’s salvaged, reclaimed, or driftwood, the much-coveted material brings a certain level of tranquility and works wonderfully as a floating shelf, wall art, or furniture.

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Happy Friday!

xxmadison


Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

I know it’s still Winter, but it was so dreary outside I felt like I needed a bit of colorful Spring in my life. I have these flowers that I photographed back during warmer weather and I decided to pull them out to brighten up this week’s DIY project. They are a free printable you can use to make this project for yourself. This Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY is perfect for any present. Valentine’s is just around the corner, or decorate some wine you’re bringing for a hostess gift.

Supplies:

  • One pipe cleaner


Directions:

Step 1: Print out the flower and leaves printable onto your paper at 40-50% of its original size (you’ll need the flowers to be smaller for this mini project). Cut out however many flowers and leaves you will need for your mini wreath. There are enough flowers and leaves for about 5 wreaths.

Step 2: Tie your pipe cleaner into a circle by wrapping the wire ends together.

Step 3: Hot glue the flowers around the pipe cleaner circle. You can cover the whole circle, or just the base. Completely up to you.

Mini Wreath Gift Decoration DIY

Your mini wreath is done! Hang this cute thing on a wine bottle (use a bit of washi tape to secure the wreath to the bottle), or attach to a present, and you have the perfect gift.

If you love these little printable flowers, you can check out these other projects I’ve used them in: Floral Coffee Mugs, Cupcake Toppers, and Floral Drawer Pulls.

We want to see what you’re crafting! Did you make these mini wreaths? You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


We all have habits we need to break (“I’ll get to it”) and habits we need to acquire (“It shouldn’t take too long”). Now’s the time to get a jump start on maintaining a clutter-free home by organizing the spaces you neglected in 2015. We discovered stylish and affordable storage solutions from the Better Homes and Gardens collection at Walmart to help you keep a tidy home year round. The BHG Live Better Network of Bloggers were challenged to share creative organization and storage hacks and have revealed clever tips and project ideas that will help you tackle clutter and organize chaotic spaces for every room in your home.

1. Tight on closet space? Stacy Risenmay of Not Just a Housewife installed hanging shelves to maximize space in her 1938 cottage. Mix and match boxes, baskets and bins and be sure to leave room for your favorite collectibles.

2. Taryn Whitaker from Design Dining and Diapers recommends placing all of your utensils in a canister for easy everyday access. Here, she personalizes her Kitchen Storage accessories with simple DIY typography accents.

3. Let Shannon Fox from Fox Hollow Cottage show you how to give your closet the overhaul it deserves. See how she uses the Better Homes and Gardens 11-Compartment Hanging Closet Organizer  to create a functional space for all of her favorite items.

4. A pop of color and a touch of personality, this Square 4-Cube Organizer with 4 Collapsible Fabric Bins styled by Jamielyn Nye from I Heart Naptime helps minimize her son’s messy after school tendencies.

5. Emily Allison from Décorchick tamed her kitchen junk drawer with a simple fix. Declutter the mess with chic and affordable fabric organizers you can find at your local Walmart.

 

6. Don’t let your clothes hang over the chair in your closet, consider replacing it with a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman. Debbie Westbrooks from Refresh Restyle uses her ottoman for storing pillows and out of season clothing (and it looks great too!)

7. Anna Moseley from Ask Anna squeezed in extra storage under her daughter’s lofted bed to create a tidy and creative hideaway. Consider placing decorative pillows atop the 3-Cube Organizer with 2 Collapsible Fabric Storage Bins to be used as a reading perch or extra seating for your little ones.

8. Monica Benavidez from Monica Wants It brightened up her closet space with Better Homes and Gardens cube organizers. Closet organization requires little time and frees up space you never thought you had.

9. Randi Dukes from Dukes and Duchesses retired her old plastic laundry hamper for a stylish Square Caged Hamper on wheels. This easy to wheel hamper is the perfect addition for an industrial style laundry room look.

10. Kim Demmon from Today’s Creative Life used Flip Tite containers to establish a more efficient pantry for the whole family to enjoy. Rid your pantry of half eaten boxes and mix and match container sizes to make the most of your kitchen storage.

11. Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home masters drawer organization by featuring one drawer five ways. This bamboo piece offers enough room to organize a myriad of items and spaces in any drawer throughout your home.

 

12. Select furniture that is versatile and can be used in the kitchen, craft room or garage. This wire cart used by Kimberly Sneed from A Night Owl Blog is suitable for produce and includes cube storage and labels to make organization a breeze.

13. Designate a basket in your living room to hold fun pillows and throws. Camille Simmons from Planning Pretty recommends using a Hyacinth Cube Basket for added storage.

14. Gloribell Lebron from I Don’t Know How She Does It shares five tips for a clutter-free kitchen including the use of this owl lantern, good for indoor or outdoor use.

15. Update your kitchen decor with clear canisters for a perfect addition to any counter, shelf or pantry space. Amy Clark from Mom Advice used an Acacia Wood-Top Jar to rearrange her open shelving unit.

For all of these products and more, visit Walmart.com/BetterHomesandGardens.

 

 


15 DIY Copper Creations

Trend: 15 DIY Copper Creations

I love the beautiful color of copper and I’m not alone. Copper is popping up in home projects all over the web and did you know copper has anti microbial properties and is recyclable? This makes it great for so many of your home projects, plus it’s beautiful. Check out these 15 DIY Copper Creations for inspiration.

1) Our entry is in need of a kid height cot rack that a baby won’t hurt hours elf on, so I think this may be the answer! Found on Vintage Revivals.

Our entry is in need of a kid height cot rack that a baby won't hurt hours elf on, so I think this may be the answer! Found on Vintage Revivals.

2) Copper pipe toilet paper roll holder, from Kristi Murphy.

Copper pipe toilet paper roll holder, from Kristi Murphy.

3) I love these DIY copper knobs, from Emily Henderson.

I love these DIY copper knobs, from Emily Henderson.

4) If you need drawer pulls instead of knobs, these are perfect, from Mountain Modern Life.

If you need drawer pulls instead of knobs, these are perfect, from Mountain Modern Life.

5) This coffee table is wonderful! Find the tutorial on For Me For You.

This coffee table is wonderful! Find the tutorial on For Me For You.

6) This DIY copper candle holder will be the perfect table centerpiece for your next party, from An Magritt.

This DIY copper candle holder will be the perfect table centerpiece for your next party, from An Magritt.

7) I do a lot of my computer work from my sofa. I think this copper laptop table would be perfect for me, from House of Jade Interiors.

I do a lot of my computer work from my sofa. I think this copper laptop table would be perfect for me, from House of Jade Interiors.

8) Decorate your home with these vintage style copper letters, from A Beautiful Mess.

Decorate your home with these vintage style copper letters, from A Beautiful Mess.

9) This copper pipe ladder would look lovely holding towels in the bathroom or kitchen, from Brittany Makes.

This copper pipe ladder would look lovely holding towels in the bathroom or kitchen, from Brittany Makes.

10) This copper tripod lamp is amazing, from Sarah M Dorsey.

This copper tripod lamp is amazing, from Sarah M Dorsey.

11) Hang this pretty copper edged mirror in your front entry, from Makers Society.

Hang this pretty copper edged mirror in your front entry, from Makers Society.

12) This modern copper pipe pencil holder will look lovely on any desk, from A Fabulous Fete.

This modern copper pipe pencil holder will look lovely on any desk, from A Fabulous Fete.

13) This DIY magazine rack is the perfect spot to put all my Better Homes and Gardens magazines, from Fall For DIY.

This DIY magazine rack is the perfect spot to put all my Better Homes and Gardens magazines, from Fall For DIY.

14) Does your kitchen counter need a little makeover? Check out these DIY copper counters, from Remodelaholic.

Does your kitchen counter need a little makeover? Check out these DIY copper counters, from Remodelaholic.

15) Make this simple paper towel holder to sit on your new copper counter top, from Almost Makes Perfect.

Make this simple paper towel holder to sit on your new copper counter top, from Almost Makes Perfect.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


For the first time EVER Pantone has chosen two colors as the “2016 Color of the Year”—-Rose Quartz and Serenity! As you can tell, we’re pretty stoked about the rad color pairing. Given the palette’s typical nursery-like nature, we’ve put together 5 sophisticated ways you can incorporate the soft color scheme into your home.

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1. With Seating

Make seating the spotlight by opting for pastel hues. Whether it’s a blush pink sofa or a baby blue recliner, Rose Quartz and Serendipity are certain to bring peace and relaxation to any space.

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2. With Linen

Make your bedroom a safe haven with a soothing color scheme. Dreamy pillows and whimsical sheets create the ideal environment for a little R & R.

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3. With Paint

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all you need to bring life back into a space. Whether you decide on Serendipity walls and Rose Quartz accents or vice versa, this palette is certain to brighten up any room.

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4. With Accessories

Possibly one of the easiest (and least permanent!) ways to incorporate this marvelous pairing is through accessories. For a metallic play on Rose Quartz, try an oversize rose gold light fixture.

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5. With Wall Art

Wall decor provides the unique opportunity to express your personality in a space. Plus! It’s a great conversation piece.

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Happy Friday!

xxmadison


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