Leaves changing, cozy sweaters, bringing out boots—It’s no surprise fall is a fan-favorite season, especially on our Facebook and Pinterest accounts!
We’re excited to celebrate the season with some of our favorite bloggers with the 2015 Finding Fall Home Tours! Our posts are acting as a virtual home tour. We’re the first stop and you can follow along each day from one blogger home to the next from Monday through Friday. All of the bloggers are sharing their homes decorated for fall to provide ideas and inspiration for real home owners. To kick off this year’s Finding Fall Home Tours filled with inspiring home ideas from some of our favorite bloggers we thought we’d get started by sharing our most-shared autumn content over the years! Drumroll, please….
Number 5: This welcoming autumn entry is filled with fall favorites: apples, corn stalks, hay bales, mums, and pumpkins!
Number 4: Rethink your house number for fall with chic white pumpkins!
Number 3: Basic bonfires, begone! We’d love to cozy up around this party-perfect pumpkin display.
Number 2: Eye-catching door decor is a fall staple. Switch out your usual wreath for a rake wreath filled with juniper and bittersweet!
Number 1: Our most-pinned autumn decorating idea keeps it classic with simple accents like mums and white pumpkins. We love the simple, symetrical look!
Next up on the tour is Finding Home Farms! You can see her home here.
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Trend: 12 Summer Party DIY Ideas
The weather is warm and I’m ready to host a summer party. I dream of sitting outside with my closest friends and enjoying some good food, but there is one problem: my husband and I don’t have anything to throw an outdoor party. I mean, we don’t even have an outdoor table. We are not the type to go out and spend a ton of money on pre made items and we’ve been thinking about what we can make for the backyard. We need a patio table, some chairs, decor (like a tablecloth and lighting), and all the fun accessories to make a summer party a party! Below are 12 DIY’s that have inspired me to get started on getting our outdoor space ready for a party.
1. Keep the bugs away from your grub with these DIY color block food domes, on Sugar and Cloth.
2. Get creative with your cheese serving tray, from A Beautiful Mess.
3. Serve drinks in this fun watermelon keg, from She Knows.
4. Paint with bleach to add design to some plain cloth napkins, from BHG.
5. Decorate with these fruity tissue honeycomb balls, from The House that Lars Built.
6. Make these fruit kabobs and use for place markers, on Creative Live made by Brittni Mehlhoff
7. These paper umbrellas are perfect drink stirrers (comes with a free printable), on The Paper Mama.
8. Turn your boring flatware into something pretty, from A Simple Kind of Life.
9. Create some pretty marquee lighting with some foam core and glitter, on BHG.
10. Turn a drop cloth into an outdoor tablecloth, from Yellow Brick Home.
11. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on an outdoor table, you can build your own, from Decor and the Dog.
12. Give life to your old outdoor chairs with some paint, from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Are you ready for your summer party?
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
The one thing I don’t like about gardening is how tangled the hose can get (I guess I’m also not a fan of all the weeds, but that comes with gardening). For years we’ve had the basic hose holder that attaches to the house, but it’s not exactly good to drill holes into your siding so we’ve been wanting to replace it forever. This DIY Bucket Hose Holder is cute and will help you organize your garden. It takes no time to create and it stands in the dirt. Check out the tutorial below to create your own.
- Galvanized pail (I suggest 10 or 12 quart)
- one 2 in x 2 in x 8 ft cedar lumber
- two 3/8 galvanized hex bolts at 3 1/2 in
- two 3/8 galvanized hex nuts
- four 3/8 galvanized flat washers
- white outdoor paint
- optional: yellow paint and washi tape
- optional: concrete
- 3/8 drill bit (for metal and wood)
1) While wearing eye protection, drill two holes into the bottom of the center of the bucket.
2) Cut the wood to 6 feet long. Place the bucket about 12 inches down from the top of the piece of wood. Use a pencil to place a mark on the wood, through the holes drilled in the bottom of the bucket. While wearing eye protection, drill two holes through the pencil marks on the wood.
3) Paint the wood white, and let dry completely. Optional: I chose to add a bit of color to the top of the wood. If you want to do this, put a few stripes of washi tape near the top, then add a couple coats of yellow paint. Let the paint dry, then peel off the tape.
4) Let’s attach the bucket. Place the two bolts (with washers on them) through the drill holes on the wood. Push the bolts through the bottom of the bucket holes. Add the last two washers to the bolts inside the bucket, then secure the nuts on the bolts.
5) To install the lovely hose holder, dig down in the dirt and bury the end about 3 feet deep. Note: Before digging deep holes, I always suggest calling your local gas, water, and electric companies to make sure you don’t hit any lines. Optional, but suggested: use a bit of concrete to stabilize the hose holder. You won’t be able to move it after this, but it will be more stable.
Total cost for this project (minus the paint and tools I already had): Under $20
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
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Trend: 12 Outdoor Lighting DIY Ideas
Summer nights are the best, especially if you have twinkling lights all around the yard. Last year I shared twelve outdoor lighting DIY ideas on the Better Homes and Gardens blog, and it seem like you all liked it, so I decided to create ANOTHER list of inspiring ideas to share. You really don’t have to spend big bucks to light up the backyard. Head on over to your local craft shop or hardware store to make your own unique outdoor lighting. Pretty backyard lights aren’t just for parties, they’re lovely for your everyday outdoor life.
These DIY candy lights are perfect for a party, from Brittany Jepsen for Oh Happy Day.
This “Relax” outdoor rope light DIY is lovely, from A Beautiful Mess.
Make some Moroccan candle holders, from Creme De La Craft.
I love these vintage bottle mosquito repellent lanterns (mosquitoes eat me alive), from Yeah Vintage.
A hula hoop chandelier DIY is inexpensive and cute, from Sunlight and Sequins.
This battery operated light bulb centerpiece is so cool, from Warm Hot Chocolate for Buzzfeed.
I always love a DIY outdoor marquee letter light, from Tatertots and Jello.
I’m seriously considering tackling this outdoor modern concrete fire pit DIY, from Manmade DIY.
Check out this Restoration Hardware inspired fire column DIY, from In My Own Style.
Pretty pink outdoor candles are fun for any barbecue, from A Subtle Revelry.
Check out my outdoor chandelier makeover, from The Paper Mama for BHG.
This balloon outdoor wax candle DIY looks like a fun project, from DIY Enthusiasts.
Do you have any special outdoor lighting DIY plans for this summer? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Trend: Clever Storage Ideas For Your Outdoor Space
The web is the perfect space to find organizing ideas for your home and life. So many talented people out there with wonderful (and sometimes crazy) ideas. Below you’ll find 10 DIY’s to organize your backyard or any outdoor space this Spring. There are organizing solutions for tool storage, all the way to kid toy storage. I’m really love the combo potting and party table (the first image below). Use it for your everyday planting needs, then switch it over to a party table when your friends come over! Perfect.
I love this dual purpose potting table/party table, from Dream Green DIY.
Hide those ugly AC units (or garbage cans) with this DIY, from HousePet.
Make a outdoor storage coffee table with a giant bucket and some wood, from A Place to Nest.
With a bit of paint and time you can turn an old boring plastic storage bench into THIS lovely piece of storage furniture, from I Heart Organizing.
Use two vintage coat hooks to store your hose, from BHG.
Make this mini garden box for all your hand tools and place it right in your garden, from The Family Handyman.
Create this outdoor bar (with wine glass storage) for your backyard entertaining, from Life Designed.
While this isn’t exactly an outdoor storage solution, this DIY Curved Bench will be the perfect spot to sit once your backyard is all organized, from A Beautiful Mess.
Did you find any projects that you want to recreate? I sure did. Happy organizing to you!
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
Trend: 12 Garden DIY Ideas for Spring!
Ok guys, the first day of Spring is TOMORROW. The weather here in Portland has been weird and almost Spring-like for the past month. We’ve been working like crazy in our backyard and can’t wait to start planting the garden. Today I’ve gathered some wonderful Garden DIY Ideas from around the internet to share with you. These bloggers have some great ideas to get your Spring started.
Herb garden coffee table DIY, from A Beautiful Mess.
Mini Live Succulent Wreath tutorial, the La Crema Blog.
Super simple outdoor DIY seating, from Lena Sekine.
Simple Vertical Trellis Garden, from BHG.
Chandelier Candler Holder Makeover, from The Paper Mama for BHG.
Make a handmade outdoor chaise lounge for under $35, from Ana White.
Handmade Painted Trellis DIY, from The Paper Mama on BHG.
DIY Color Blocked Garden Markers, from Sarah Hearts.
How to build a garden box, from The Paper Mama.
DIY Outdoor Terra Cotta Storage Side Table, from 17 Apart.
Create these garden gifts: Little Egg Succulent Planters, from The Paper Mama.
Recycled Barrel Planter DIY, on Design Sponge from Centsational Girl.
Who else is ready for Spring?
- Chelsey, The Paper Mama
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