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Simple and Spectacular Spring Decorating

April 12, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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Radiant flowers, butterflies, and birds let us know that spring is in bloom all around. What better way to transition into spring than by bringing some of nature’s brilliant décor inside the home? The warm weather brings an abundance of beautiful blooms, perfect for creating lovely spring floral arrangements to adorn your entryway, living room, [...]

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Smart Design Tips to Maximize Small Spaces

April 7, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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If you’ve ever strolled through Ikea’s showroom in downtown Atlanta, you’ve probably been in awe that designers can fill and decorate every inch of a 600 square-foot living space while still preserving the room’s visual balance, interest, and functionality. It’s not as much of a challenge as you might think, though. Whether you are struggling [...]

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Surround Yourself With Love

February 27, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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I’ve always admired friends whose homes were professionally decorated, right down to the custom drapes; however, a home should not be just a showroom. A comfortable home should express who you are and where you’ve come from — and I’m going to show you how to do it inexpensively with things you already own and [...]

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DIY “Heart” Project: My Heart is Yours…

February 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Bittinger   This Valentine’s Day. show your love by making your sweetheart a thoughtful handmade gift. Create a one-of-a-kind Valentine that can be displayed year round. This fun, festive, and unique craft idea makes a great gift than be created by anyone of any age. Here’s what you’ll need to make this three [...]

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Greens and Blues Highlight 2013 Paint Color Palette

January 25, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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If you’re into what’s “in” when it comes to interior paint colors, just look outside in 2013.  The greens and blues that characterize the world outdoors are the same hues that will be popular when beautifying our living spaces this year, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute. “It’s [...]

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How to Decorate a Blank Wall: Go From Drab to Fab in Three Easy Steps

January 21, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to refresh, rejuvenate, and give well-worn areas of your home a fresh facelift. Whether you’ve been putting off repainting a hallway, or just can’t seem get the creative juices flowing, read on for three easy steps to transform any wall in your home from blank [...]

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DIY Ornaments – Spool Ornament

December 16, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Spool Ornament by Virginia Bittinger This spool ornament is a lovely way to display your child’s artwork. To make it, you will need: Paper Markers Wooden Spool Glue Wooden Beads Acrylic Paint Twine Yarn Cut a piece of paper to fit around a wooden spool. You can use plain paper, a page from a book, [...]

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DIY Ornaments – A Tree for a Tree

December 15, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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A Tree for a Tree To make this tree ornament, you will need: Bottle Brush Tree Glue Small Wooden Flower Pot Acrylic Paint Beads Have your child paint the inside and outside of a small wooden flower pot that can be purchased at the craft store. Once the paint dries, glue a bottle brush tree [...]

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DIY Ornaments – Clay Star

December 14, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Clay Star by Virginia Bittinger To make this polymer clay star that doubles as an ornament or as a beautiful gift tag, you will need: Polymer Clay Rubber Stamp Cookie Cutter Drinking Straw White Paint Mod Podge Glitter   Press out the clay to approximately a half inch thick. Tip: If you are using oven-bake [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Tussie Mussie

December 1, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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by Virginia Bittinger   Tussie Mussie Supplies: Paper Doily Used, Damp Tea Bag Glue Dried Flowers Wire or Twist Tie Twine Button   Directions:   Use the damp tea bag and wipe over the doily to give it an aged appearance. Allow to dry. Form the doily into a cone shape and secure with glue. [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Decorative Candle

November 30, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger   Decorative Candle Supplies: Dollar Store Candle Burlap Glue Brooch   Cut a piece of burlap or use burlap ribbon, as seen here, and wrap around the candle. Secure the burlap with E6000 or other strong glue.  It is only necessary to glue the burlap at the seam. Once the burlap is [...]

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DIY Hostess Gifts: Coaster Set

November 29, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger The holiday season is fast approaching, and holiday season means party season. A hostess gift is always a nice way to show how much you appreciate being invited to the party. As with so many things, it’s the thought that counts, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on [...]

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