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9 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
9 Alternative (& Modern) Tree Ideas

Not into artificial trees, don’t want tons of fir needles lying around or just don’t have the space? Or, looking for a unique, modern way to showcase your Christmas spirit this year? We found seven alternatives to a regular old holiday tree, and you bet these would be an awesome — Continue reading

Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Modern DIY to Kickstart the Season

Anyone else dragging when it comes to the holiday decorating bug this year? Don’t know what it is, but unlike other years when we tend to jump on the decor bandwaggon as soon as the turkey from Thanksgiving’s cool, we just haven’t started yet. But, since we still have a — Continue reading

DIY: Graphic Striped Rattan Pouf!

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DIY: Graphic Striped Rattan Pouf!

Spotted this over at the Old Brand New blog…someone had had a plain rattan pouf for four years, and decided to give it a new life. Inspired by a thrifted painted over the mantle, stripes of yellow, white and black are painted on in a thick, wide style, creating quite — Continue reading

Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
Easy Modern Holiday DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Spotted the picture to the left while browsing Dos Family blog and was floored. What a simple idea we had never thought of before! While doilies themselves tend to be considered a grandma craft and more vintage than modern, when framed in round embroidery hoops of all sizes and hung — Continue reading

Downloadable DIY Geometric Memo Block

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Downloadable DIY Geometric Memo Block

Made for the the Sueddeutsche magazine in Germany, Dave Hakkens was asked (along with 8 other designers like Hella Jongerius and more) to design a product that could be made by folks at home. Involving materials you can reuse that are found around the house, this is sort of basically — Continue reading

Quick DIY: Graphic Door Paint Idea

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Quick DIY: Graphic Door Paint Idea

Just spotted this on Pinterest — love when folks find ways of adding decorative pops to their home in sleek and modern ways, and this quick and easy DIY idea certainly fits the bill. What more can you ask for than a project that would only involve black paint, painter’s — Continue reading

DIY Sharpie-Made Polka Dot Pattern!

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DIY Sharpie-Made Polka Dot Pattern!

File this under something we would have NEVER thought to do…but also under stylish projects that absolutely could NOT be more cheap to make! You ready for this…take an upholstered chair, ottoman, stool or whatever, grab a sharpie and draw a pattern! Spotted on Little Green Notebook, Caitlin of Caitlin — Continue reading

DIY Wood Garland (Perfect for Holiday Decor)

Categories: DIY + How To, Modern Holiday Ideas
DIY Wood Garland (Perfect for Holiday Decor)

Perfect for holiday decor, you ask incredulously? Why 2Modern, it’s not a garish green or red color. It doesn’t sport a palette that reminds you of a pile of autumn leaves. It isn’t covered in glitter or tinsel…how could it possibly represent the holidays?! Well … because it’s so simple — Continue reading

DIY 3 Ways: Display Art Without Frames

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To
DIY 3 Ways: Display Art Without Frames

Been collecting a lot of art but don’t have the dough to get it all framed? Even with good discounts and sales, framing all your favorite art can get pretty pricey. Sure you can try to do it yourself, but if you’re no good with a mat cutter or don’t — Continue reading

Cross-stitch Cork Tray DIY

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Cross-stitch Cork Tray DIY

Need a little something to carry tea out to guests? Looking for something to display an array of cheeses or charcuterie? Or finally looking for a coaster DIY project you can customize, make easily and don’t have to spend a lot of money on? We spotted this project on the — Continue reading

Spooky DIY: Day of the Dead Planters

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Spooky DIY: Day of the Dead Planters

Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) isn’t for a number of months, but we’ve fallen pretty hard for these adorable Day of the Dead Calavera (skull) planters we spotted on crafty blog Creative Kismet. Definitely bordering on dangerously adorable, we still think these have a neat graphic quality to — Continue reading

DIY Modern Stamped Wrapping Paper

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DIY Modern Stamped Wrapping Paper

Are you ready for this holiday season? Have some ideas of some gorgeous gifts you’re going to get your loved ones and friends? Don’t stop at just buying a clever little something—make sure you wrap your clever little something in some gorgeous paper, showing you mean holiday business! We spotted — Continue reading

DIY: Change Up Your Bed Type!

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DIY: Change Up Your Bed Type!

What’s your bed type? You know — are you a modern platform kind of person? Or love a tufted headboard? Have you always dreamed of having a bed with a canopy but have stopped yourself for some reason? We came across the absolute most fun round-up post on Buzzfeed the — Continue reading

DIY Wood Stain Furniture Art

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DIY Wood Stain Furniture Art

Holy Smokes! We don’t usually say phrases like “holy smokes,” but can you blame us when you realized the amazing petal-inspired furniture top you’re looking at in the above photos was made using wood stain? Wow. Just wow. Not only is this something that can be done affordably and to — Continue reading

DIY Paper Ball Garland

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DIY Paper Ball Garland

Because there’s just never a WRONG time to festoon your home with colorful, bold, cheery paper ball garlands. For reals though, you could totally use this for your next dinner party or event hosting in your home, but don’t just bring out the cheer only for your guests. Keep your — Continue reading

DIY Cross Stitch Chair

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DIY Cross Stitch Chair

A chair! That’s been cross stitched! Isn’t this just the thing?! Not only would doing something like this absolutely spice up an old chair (or even one you might find at a vintage store that was damaged) this is also a fun way to bring in a little pattern and — Continue reading

DIY Painted Wood Modern Table Runner

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DIY Painted Wood Modern Table Runner

Man oh man we love this idea. We don’t want to ruin the surprise of the VERY CHEAP (read: free) materials the crafty lady over at Ruffled made this geometric and modern table runner out of. But let’s just say if you can paint wood and use a little glue, — Continue reading

Rolling Pin Stamp = DIY Wrapping Paper

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Rolling Pin Stamp = DIY Wrapping Paper

Remember those rolling pin stamps with the geometric pattern we posted about awhile ago (Rolling Pin Geometric Stamps)? It was a clever idea…but strangely enough we couldn’t see past just the fun of it. We couldn’t quite see all the applications this type of DIY project could really apply to. — Continue reading

DIY Modern Bookshelf Dollhouse

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DIY Modern Bookshelf Dollhouse

File this under things we wish we had when we were little (and wouldn’t even mind having for ourselves today). Spotted on Honest to Nod, this brilliant DIY project combines a furniture piece you probably would already have in your home (or wouldn’t be difficult to acquire) with a little — Continue reading

DIY: Feather Print

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DIY: Feather Print

Ever find feathers and think they are so beautiful you want to keep them around forever and ever? Well, with this DIY project, you can preserve them in a way that is quite permanent, and use them in a way that might delight folks who receive a gift of yours — Continue reading