Our Best Rooms

Browse hundreds of decorating photos and discover fresh ideas for your home. From kitchens to bedrooms, living rooms to bathrooms, you'll find inspiration for every room in your home. Find ideas by style, from traditional to modern, cottage to eclectic.

See More

Personalize a Pillow

Put your personalized stamp on a plain pillow with this easy monogramming technique starring paint.

View Video

Weekend Projects

Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.

See More

Top Flea Markets

Put on your walking shoes and stop in at America's premier marketplaces -- you'll find country primitives, midcentury modern furniture, vintage fashions, upcycled treasures, and more. Here are a few insider tips for wending your way through each market.

See More

Deck Decorating & Styling Tricks

Make your deck as comfortable and stylish as an indoor living room. These tricks show you how.

View Video
Popular in Decorating

Magazine-Page Frame and Storage Box

Recycle your old magazines by crafting this one-of-a-kind frame and box, perfect for gift giving.

What You Need:

  • Paper trimmer with ruler
  • Discarded magazines
  • Drinking straws
  • Transparent tape
  • Decoupage medium
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Lightweight cardboard slightly larger than frame
  • Flat wood frame
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Cardboard box

Instructions:

  1. From magazine pages, cut 1/2-inch-wide strips long enough to wrap around a drinking straw.
  2. Tape one strip end to each straw at an angle. Wrap strips around straws in a spiral, overlapping edges so the straw does not show through. Tape ends in place.
  3. Coat paper-wrapped straws with decoupage medium; let dry.
  4. For frame, coat cardboard with a thick coat of decoupage medium. Place paper-wrapped straws next to the other on the cardboard, aligning one straw end with an edge of the cardboard; let dry.
  5. Measure the four frame front pieces. On the back of the covered cardboard piece, use a ruler and pencil to mark strips slightly wider than the four frame front pieces. Use scissors to cut out strips of straw-covered cardboard. Piece strips if needed to cover the frame front.
  6. Hot-glue the straw-covered cardboard strips to the frame front, trimming as needed. Brush on another coat of decoupage medium; let dry. Place a picture in the frame.
  7. For the box, cut magazine strips to cover the outside of the box and the edge of the lid. Use decoupage medium to adhere the strips to the box; let dry.
  8. Wrap straws with magazine strips as described in steps 1-3.
  9. Apply a thick coat of decoupage medium to the top of the lid. Cover the lid with paper-wrapped straws, placing them so they overlap the edge; let dry.
  10. Use scissors to trim the straws even with the lid edge. Brush on another coat of decoupage medium; let dry.
close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...