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You CAN Make This Faux Mercury Glass Tumbler in a Half Hour

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Transform those boring plain tumblers at home with a touch of mid-century style (hello, Roger Sterling!). You can give them a mercury-glass look with a can of mirror-finish spray paint and just a few simple steps. Here’s your quick guide. What You'll Need: Glass tumblers Mirror-finish spray paint Painter's tape Paper... read more

Easy DIY Neon Coasters and Cocktail Stirrers That Demand Attention

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Before the weather turns sour, why not throw an end of summer fete with neon flare? This simple DIY project is perfect to do with your BFF over a cocktail on a weekend afternoon. Our very own Bridget Clegg (she's one of The Knot's editors!) created this easy step-by-step guide to brighten up... read more

How to Change a Light Fixture Without Killing Yourself

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Somehow, I managed to do it, meaning, so can you! I had never changed more than a light bulb before, but this weekend, I changed the hideous dome light in my kitchen with a chic chandelier—all without electrocuting myself. Want to swap out your own blah lighting? Here's my step-by-step safe guide. What You’ll Need: Small... read more

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day With These 5 Pinterest Recipes

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Is there ever any reason to not celebrate peanut butter? In short -- no. But on National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, March 1, you're allowed to indulge a little more than usual in your favorite gooey peanut butter dessert. Try one (or all) of the five below to get a jump start and let us... read more

5 Pinterest Projects for President’s Day Weekend

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Next Monday marks President's Day, so make the most of your day off by tackling one of these super-simple DIY projects. All of 'em are easy to make; plus, you can get your craft on without having to change out of your pajamas. We think we could get used to this whole three-day weekend deal...... read more

12 Surprisingly Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Add some flair to your tree with the 12 easy-to-make Christmas ornaments. Not only are they fool-proof (well...almost), but these festive ornaments will have your holiday guests wondering when you suddenly got so crafty... More Must-Clicks: 11 Creative Christmas Mantels You Need to Copy WIN IT: A $150 Gift Card to... read more

8 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

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What's the best way to show off your creative side while keeping your crazy Aunt Susan far, far away from your end of the dinner table? Place cards, of course. Show your guests to their seats this Thanksgiving by making one of these eight easy DIY place cards. Because, trust me -- no one wants... read more

Behind-the-Scenes: DIY Home Decor Night With The Nest

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We've been feeling especially crafty lately--so the editors of The Nest hosted our first-ever DIY decor event last night! About a hundred of you came to our downtown New York office for the event. The crafts? DIY monogrammed coasters, studded lampshades and painted centerpieces from design blogger Hannah Kate Flora. While crafting we sipped a... read more

Buzz From The Boards: Bedroom Storage Tricks

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Guilty of pushing things under your bed? There’s no shame in using that extra space to store things you don’t need access to every day. But what’s the best way to do it? Nesties reveal top tricks: “We used to only use plastic bins, but I bought a few space bags a few months back... read more

Get Crafty with The Nest’s DIY Decor Night

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Grab a glue gun and some girlfriends: You're invited to a fun night of crafting in our New York City office on August 8! The Nest editors are partnering with design blogger Hannah Kate Flora to help you create your very own home decor must-haves, including studded lampshades, colorful coasters and painted glass centerpieces. Not... read more