The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Going Green for the Holidays

While the holiday season is a time for fun, family, and friends, it’s also a time for spending stupid amounts of money. Costs for gifts, entertaining, traveling, and decorating can get overwhelming. Luckily, necessity being totally broke is the mother of invention, so being strapped for cash around the holidays can inspire some fun DIY decorating. After I was taunted by a Martha Stewart wreath at Home Depot (nothing made of pine cones should ever cost $40), I vowed to make my own, much cheaper version.

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Adventures in Gocco Printing

Ah, Gocco printers. If you’ve read a wedding blog in the last two years, odds are you’ve come across Gocco-ed invitations, whether you realize it or not. The Gocco printer is a self-contained screenprinting kit of Japanese magic. (That last part isn’t actually part of the definition, but it should be.) Read More The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Adventures in Gocco Printing

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Lamp Shade Magazine Makeover

This week I set my DIY-sights on an unoffensive but extremely boring lamp shade that resides in my living room.

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden

At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter. The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season.

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Frame Makeover

I’m going to start out this week’s DIY with a promise: next week’s project will not involve white spray paint in any form, lest I have to rename this series “Allie Spray Paints Junk White to Make It Look Less Junky.” Pinkie swear. Now on to this week’s project!

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Soda Can Votive Candle

This week’s project began with utter failure.

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Fun With Chalkboard Paint

I was wandering around my house yesterday looking for some inspiration for this week’s edition of Lazy Lady when I saw this:

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The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Upcycling Fugly Furniture

My name is Allie, and I love to make things. I am also cheap, lazy, and have the ability to injure myself with safety scissors. So when I say that if I can do this, anyone can, I mean it. In this first of many craftacular adventures, I’m going to show you how to paint and re-cover chairs. Read More The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Upcycling Fugly Furniture