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A bedroom is never truly complete until the headboard is in place. Often the focal point of the room, retailers ask big bucks for this single piece of furniture. But don’t bother turning your pockets inside out for this statement piece just yet. Here at BHG we like to save a dollar where we can, too. Check out this awesome list of DIY headboards and headboard alternatives that will give your bedroom the finished look you’ve been searching for — without the big dollar signs!

1. Wordy Wall

This DIY book headboard is perfect for all the literary fans out there. Design Every Day creator Kassandra made this wordy focal piece with plywood, nails, tape, and old thrift store books. She completes the look with a vintage hanging lamp.

 

Photo via: Design Every Day

2. Fab Refurb

Serena Appiah understands how to pay a little and get a lot. She painted and reupholstered this vintage DIY headboard over on her site, Thrift Diving. This beautiful headboard, Serena suggests, could also be used as a dining room bench backrest.

Photo via: Thrift Diving

3. Double Drapery

This bed canopy is soft, romantic, flowy, and — added bonus — it involves no sewing. Teryn Yancey, of Vintage Romance Style, created this dramatic DIY bed canopy out of curtain rods, chandelier swags, ribbon, and two tablecloths. Held together with hot glue, this faux headboard is sure to draw attention.

Photo via: Vintage Romance Style

4. Headboard or Footboard?

Moroccan-theme headboards can fall into the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars. Don’t shell out the dough until you’ve searched for Moroccan…doormats? That’s what Kara Paslay did! She spent under $100 and made her very own, very trendy DIY West Elm Morocco headboard look-alike.

Photo via: Kara Paslay Designs

5. Upholstered Upcycle

Speaking of unique repurposing, who knew that an old door could make a perfect headboard? Rachael Ranney shows us how to make this upcycled upholstered headboard from a door in her video-and-photo tutorial on Buildipedia’s blog. Story here? Salvage old furniture and your room could look this good, too.

Photo via: Buildipedia

6. Nightlight, Better Built

DIY this fun marquee-inspired headboard with help from Emma Chapman’s step-by-step guide on A Beautiful Mess. She and her sister created the headboard for a guestroom, but a piece like this could also look great in a kids’ room and double as a nightlight.

Photo via: A Beautiful Mess

7. Hunted Happiness

The Hunted Interior’s Kristin Jackson created this DIY headboard from scratch with her husband. Together they formed and built the backboard, filled with foamed and batted the front, upholstered (and problem solved) the unique shape, and perfected the project with nailhead trim. See how they made this top-notch piece in Kristin’s step-by-step tutorial.

Photo via: Hunted Interior

8. Foam Faux Tile = Fauxm Headboard

Feel like there’s not enough time to make these neat projects? Courtney can show you how to create a stylish DIY headboard in just 20 minutes. Check out this fun project over at her blog, Sweet C’s, and see what you can make with just a little paint and a few foam tiles.

Photo via: Sweet C’s Designs

9. Maybe a Mountainscape?

Who needs any kind of headboard when this beautiful landscape is behind their pillows? Artist Pam Lostracco shows us on her blog how she painted her bedroom wall into a beautiful mountain mural rather than adding a headboard. The effect is stunning.

Photo via: Pam Lostracco

These DIY’s are not only lovely, they’ll save you a pretty penny too! If you’re looking to update the look of your bedroom soon, I hope you’ve found some inspiration here from these brilliant blogger ideas. In the meantime, keep DIYing, and let me know how your projects go!

Until then,

~Bri


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Trend: 20 Creative Lighting DIYs

Bad lighting can really make a nice home feel dull and boring. Don’t let that happen to your house. There are a TON of great ideas out there to make your own Creative Lighting DIYs, so I explored the internets and found some of my favorites that I think you will all love. There’s something for everyone and each skill level. Ready?

1) This DIY Neon Letter Light is amazing! Found on I Spy DIY.

This DIY Neon Letter Light is amazing! Found on I Spy DIY.

2) This Brass Chandelier DIY looks like a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. Found on One Kings Lane.

This Brass Chandelier DIY looks like a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. Found on One Kings Lane.

3) Do you know what those pendants are made from? Old camper stands! I love how they turned out. Found on The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Do you know what those pendants are made from? Old camper stands! I love how they turned out. Found on The White Buffalo Styling Co.

4) These hanging lanterns are so cool. Made with rice paper lanterns from Ikea, then adding fabric triangles or spray painted paper strips. So cool. Found on Decor 8 blog and from the Danish BoligLiv magazine.

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5) If you’d prefer an easier paper lantern DIY, this ombré hanging lantern is perfect! Found on Remodelista.

If you'd prefer an easier paper lantern DIY, this ombré hanging lantern is perfect! Found on Remodelista.

6) I could totally see this DIY Mod Twig light hanging over my dining table. Make it for under $10! Found on Curbly.

I could totally see this DIY Mod Twig light hanging over my dining table. Make it for under $10! Found on Curbly.

7) I’ve shared this lighted headboard in the past, but I love it so much I wanted to share it again. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

I've shared this lighted headboard in the past, but I love it so much I wanted to share it again. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

8) Yup, these pendant lights are made from recycled cardboard. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

Yup, these pendant lights are made from recycled cardboard. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

9) This cool lamp is made with lightweight flexible wood and wire mesh. Found on Infarrantly Creative.

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10) Sputnik chandeliers are out of my price range, but this Sputnik inspired IKEA light hack might just work for me. Found on Little Green Notebook.

Sputnik chandeliers are out of my price range, but this Sputnik inspired IKEA light hack might just work for me. Found on Little Green Notebook.

11) How appropriate is this? A clothespin lamp I’m a laundry room. Found on Young House Love.

How appropriate is this? A clothespin lamp I'm a laundry room. Found on Young House Love.

12) There are a lot of bubble lamp DIYs out there, but this one is my favorite. Why? This DIY is very user friendly and the lamp turned out great. Found on Small Notebook.

There are a lot of bubble lamp DIYs out there, but this one is my favorite. Why? This DIY is very user friendly and the lamp turned out great. Found on Small Notebook.

13) These hat lights are so much fun. Found on Paper n Stitch.

These hat lights are so much fun. Found on Paper n Stitch.

14) Transform Ikea’s Leran basket lamp into these pretty two toned creations. Found on Chatelaine.

Transform Ikea's Leran basket lamp into these pretty two toned creations. Found on Chatelaine.

15) Are you up for a fun paper folding project? Check out how to fold some paper into these cool lamps! Found on Curbly.

Are you up for a fun paper folding project? Check out how to fold some paper into these cool lamps! Found on Curbly.

16) Yes, this is a vase turned into a light. I love it, especially the bright pink string wrapped around the wire. Found on My Pattern of Life.

Yes, this is a vase turned into a light. I love it, especially the bright pink string wrapped around the wire. Found on My Pattern of Life.

17) This light would be so easy to make, made from a decorative metal sheet. Found on Cleverly Inspired.

This light would be so easy to make, made from a decorative metal sheet. Found on Cleverly Inspired.

18) I have to tell you guys, I’m still into ombré projects and these glass ombré pendants are lovely. Found on Design Love Fest.

I have to tell you guys, I'm still into ombré projects and these glass ombré pendants are lovely. Found on Design Love Fest.

19) This pendant light was made from two baskets! Found on Design Sponge.

This pendant light was made from two baskets! Found on Design Sponge.

20) If you’re not up for a big lighting project you can always purchase a DIY light. This light box is always a DIY. Change out the words daily if you’d like. Comes in different sizes. Found on Design Life Kids.

If you're not up for a big lighting project you can always purchase a DIY light. This light box is always a DIY. Change out the words daily if you'd like. Comes in different sizes. Found on Design Life Kids.

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

The images in the first photo are from Remodelista, Paper n Stitch, I Spy DIY, and A Beautiful Mess.


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.

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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.

 

 


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