Mason Jar DIY Ideas Dadgum That’s Good! +HM #173

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Mason Jar DIY Ideas Dadgum That’s Good! +HM #173

This week we are celebrating National Dadgum That’s Good Day! So, with our themed roundup, each co-host is featuring something they think is dadgum good. My mini-roundup is all about Mason Jars. I love how versatile and creative you can be with these little glass jars. I hope you enjoy these super fun DIY ideas.

Mason Jar Sewing Kit from Linda @ It All Started With Paint

 

DIY Mason Jar Tissue Holder from Landee @ Landeelu

 

Pie In A Jar – Freeze and Bake from Carrie @ Cue the Confetti

 

13 Mason Jar Ideas Great For Summer Living from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Halloween Candy Display Ideas To Delight

Get creative with your Halloween candy. Check out these frightfully fun and easy Halloween Candy Display Ideas and delight your trick-or-treaters! #Halloween

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Halloween Candy Display Ideas To Delight

Easy, Creative and Frightfully Fun

 

Halloween is always a frightfully good holiday. I love to decorate and make things extra fun for anyone who stops by, especially the cutest little trick-or-treaters. One way I do this is by displaying my Halloween candies. Why just have candy tossed in a bowl, when you can make it festive? Check out these easy and creative ideas…

Bubbling Cauldron of Candy

 


Make your cauldron bubble using a package of Stretchable Spider Webs. I used a large cauldron and edged it with the webbing, pulling and fluffing it out, then place a bowl in the top of the cauldron that was large enough to sit at the top. I fluffed the spider webbing over the edge of that bowl and filled with candy. The spider web is lightweight and flutters in the breeze for a really cool effect.

 

Hanging Cauldron

 


This idea takes a smaller cauldron, a hanging plant stand, plant chain, and hook. We drilled holes below the lip of the cauldron to put the chain through and attached it to the hook. Then, the cauldron just hangs from the stand. Fill it with Halloween Candy.

 

Jack-O’-Lantern and Black Cat Display

 


These adorable Halloween Candy Buffet Buckets come in a set of three sizes — perfect for separating treats. I used one for candy, one for glow bracelets and Halloween card, and one for mini flashlights and holiday pencils. Placed on a table with a black plastic tablecloth and Halloween Silhouette Table Skirt, pumpkins and one of my Silhouette Cat Yard Stakes.

 

It’s not hard or expensive to make Halloween frightfully fun with these spooktacular Halloween Candy Display Ideas. They are great for parties too — Enjoy!

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Backyard Fence Decor Creates A Personal Touch

Creative inspiration to give your yard a personal touch with DIY Backyard Fence Decor. You’ll love spending time outside in your garden. #Backyard #FenceDecor

 

Backyard Fence Decor

Personalize Your Fence with a Creative Touch

 

This past week, we got a NEW FENCE! You have no idea how thrilled we are. I will be putting a post together on the subject very soon, so keep watching the blog. But, with this lovely new fence in our yard, I thought it would be fun to look at ideas for backyard fence decor. So, please, enjoy this roundup of creative and easy DIY fence decoration ideas.

DIY A Framed Succulent Wall Planter from Mackenzie @ Lonny

 

DIY Tin Can Fence Garden from Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor

 

Old Window With Shutters Fence Decor from Melissa @ Empress Of Dirt

 

Fence With Birdhouses from Balcony Garden Web

 

Garden Fence Barbecue Cooking Station from Site House

 

Herb Garden Planter Boxes on the Fence from Stacy @ Not Just A Housewife

 

Mirrored Window Fence Decoration from Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

 

Junk Garden In Bloom from Jen @ Jen Bowles Design

 

Outdoor Chalkboard Goodness For Your Fence from Darci @ The Good Life

 

DIY Fence Table from Sara @ Sensibly Sara

 

Hang a DIY Outdoor Movie Screen on your fence. From Jessica @ Running With Scissors

 

Plates Used To Decorate Garden Fence by Roland Smith @ Garden World Images

 

Garden Salvage Fence Door from CC on Hometalk

 

The Original Table Leg Dragonflies With Ceiling Fan Blade Wings from Lucy @ Lucy Designs

 

Garden Art on the Cheap – Glass Marbles On Your Fence from Eric @ Garden Drama

 

 

See anything you like? There is a lot of creativity and inspiration with these amazing ideas. I’d love to hear what you think, and please share your ideas for backyard fence decor!

 

 

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13 Mason Jar Ideas Great For Summer Living

Have some fun this summer with these fabulous and creative Mason Jar Ideas perfect for decor, entertaining, gifts, and more! Get more out of your summer living. #MasonJars #Summer

 

Mason Jar Ideas

Great for Summer Living

 

Summer is a great time for having fun with friends and family. If you are looking for some special ideas that a creative and easy, this roundup DIY Mason Jar Ideas fits the bill. I know you are going to love these fabulous ideas from these very talented bloggers. Enjoy!

DIY Bug Repellent Summer Mason Jar Luminaries from Claire @ A Little Claireification

 

Pretty Patriotic DIY Mason Jar Vases from Linette @ Home and Garden Cafe

 

Summer Mason Jars – Lemon and Watermelon Silverware Caddies from Jen @ Pink When

 

DIY Summer Activity Mason Jar Decor with Pallet Wood from Becky @ My Paper Craze

 

Summer Letter Writing Kit In A Jar from Malia @ Yesterday On Tuesday

 

Hanging Jar Herb Garden  from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Mason Jar Watermelon Cake Dessert from Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

 

Mason Jar BBQ Favors from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Easy Boho Chic DIY Mason Jar Candleholder from Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks

 

Mason Jar Bird Feeder from Merissa @ Little House Living

 

Mason Jar Light DIY from Robin @ All Things Heart And Home

 

Frosted Mason Jars and Picnic Caddy DIY from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

 

Painted Mason Jar Vases DIY from KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family

 

 

Isn’t this a great collection of Mason Jar Ideas? I knew you’d  love them. So have some fun this summer and make one or few for yourself. Happy summer!

 

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Magical Christmas – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

Find out how to have a Magical Christmas for your kids. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

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Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

 

 

12 Ways to Make Christmas Magical

Welcome, Megan from C’mon Get Crafty.

I absolutely love Christmas. Growing up, it was always my favorite time of year, the shinging light in the midst of brutal Chicago winters. Our family tradition was to get everyone together on Christmas Eve at my family’s ancestral home (over 100 years old and counting!) for a big extended family Christmas.

There was food and laughter and it was tradition to watch the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas right after dinner. We never got to finish it, since as soon as little Max started up that hill, there would come a booming knock on the door and the jingle of sleigh bells, as Santa came in with a sack full of presents!

I love creating these kinds of long lasting memories for my children, and today’s post is designed to help you do the same.

So let’s make some magic!

#1 A Shameless Plug But Oh So Fun

Yes, this one is mine, but I also spent years creating fun (and basic) Elf on the Shelf Ideas for you….plus I made a whole batch of free printables for you! You can’t beat that. 😉

#2 Secret Good Deeds

This Santa Secret Service tradition from The Dating Divas is such a wonderful idea! Very creative way to teach kids about being responsible and charitable.

#3 Santa’s Mailbox

 

Sunny Day Family has an easy and fun craft for kids to work on – a Santa Mailbox for all those changing Christmas lists!

 

#4 Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher

 

This Random Acts of Kindness Cootie Catcher from Bren Did reminds me of all those fun paper games we played as kids!

#5 Grow Your Own Candy Canes

 

Part of making Christmas magical for kids is to invite them to be whimsical and to believe anything is possible. So why wouldn’t you be able to grow candy canes like Growing a Jeweled Rose?

 

#6 Christmas Eve Surprise Box

 

Start a fun new tradition with your kids by gifting them these Christmas Eve Boxes from Money Saving Sisters!

#7 Christmas Countdown Box

 

 

Speaking of boxes, this Christmas Countdown Box from Teach Me Mommy would help keep the magic of Christmas alive every day leading up to it!

 

#8 Make Your Own Play Snow

 

Whether you live in a warm climate without snow, or just don’t want to freeze in the real stuff, this play snow from Huckleberry Love definitely promotes some Christmas magic – can you say indoor snowman??

 

#9 Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments

 

Christmas cookies are sort of a holiday staple of traditions, but what if you made cookies you could keep? These Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments from My Pinterventures look good enough to eat, but last much longer!

#10 Puzzle Piece Holiday Wreath

 

Dazzle While Frazzled has a fun activity for you and the kids both with this festive puzzle piece wreath!

 

#11 DIY Elf Coat

 

 

 

Is your Elf feeling chilled? Get the kids together and make him a coat with this easy tutorial from Exquisitely Unremarkable!

#12 Elf on the Shelf Printable Calendar

 

Speaking of that whimsical Elf, you can keep yours hopping with a Printable Calendar from Time Saving Mom so you never run out of ideas or forget to move him!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Day Eleven!

 

Wishing your kids a Magical Christmas!

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Christmas Printables – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

Make the holidays fun, festive, and easy with Christmas Printables. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

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Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

12 Days of Christmas Ideas – Christmas Printables

Day 9

Welcome, Marie from DIY Adulation.

The holidays can be crazy stressful. Between budgets, social obligations, and gifts it is no wonder that you are exhausted come Christmas day. One of the easiest ways to prevent holiday overwhelm is by utilizing free printables. Since I’m passionate about making your life even easier I’m helping you out by rounding up the best Christmas printables this year. These printables will have you covered from holiday parties to kids’ games.

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Photo Credit: Shirley (Intelligent Domestications)

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game

If you are looking for a great way to connect with family over the holidays then this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game from Shirley at Intelligent Domestications is perfect for you! Her family uses it to build up excitement before the big family Christmas but this would also be a great way to feel closer to family members that don’t live close. A fun variation on the game would be to create teams based on state. See what state is superior this season!

 

Photo Credit: Kim (Made in a Day)

Deer Gift Tags

Don’t settle for boring gift tags this year. Instead, check out these Deer Gift Tags from Kim at Made in a Day. They are an easy and classic way to adorn your gifts while allowing you to keep track of recipients.

Photo Credit: Sara (Twelve on Main)

“Merry and Bright” Printable

Dress up your walls with simple and elegant Christmas décor like this “Merry and Bright” printable from Sara at Twelve on Main. This is a perfect fit for farmhouse décor or if you like clean lines for the season.

 

Photo Credit: Lorelai (Life with Lorelai)

Candy Cane Legend with Printables

I have always loved the Legend of the Candy Cane. It brings so much more meaning to a holiday staple. Get a free printable to attach to your candy canes this year with the Candy Cane Legend with Printables from Lorelai at Life with Lorelai.

 

Photo Credit: Kim (Made in a Day)

Hipster Holiday Free Printable Gift Tags

If traditional isn’t really your style then you have to check out these Hipster Holiday Free Printable Gift Tags also from Kim at Made in a Day. These are so adorable I can promise you that anyone would love getting a gift adorned with one.

 

Letters to Santa

Make letters to Santa a breeze this year with the free printables from yours truly! Don’t worry. There is an option for older kids and another for non-writers. Let everyone get in on the fun and be prepared to chuckle at you children’s wants this year.

 

Photo Credit: Emily (My Love for Words)

Free Rustic Christmas Party Printables

What if there was a printable set that made throwing your holiday party a breeze? These Free Rustic Christmas Party Printables from Emily at My Love for Words do just that. She seriously has you covered from wall invitations to décor. These are fabulous!

 

Photo Credit: Sarah (Must Have Mom)

Christmas Guessing Game Printable

Get a fun and easy game to keep the kiddos entertained at your holiday party this year with this free Christmas Guessing Game Printable from Sarah at Must Have Mom. This is such a cute game that even you won’t mind playing a few rounds. This would also make an awesome Christmas-themed family game night.

 

Photo Credit: Meagen (Just2Sisters)

Elf on the Shelf Report Card

Do you rock Elf on the Shelf during December? This Elf on the Shelf Report Card from Meagen at Just2Sisters is a fun addition for your tradition.

 

Photo Credit: Amy (A Bird and a Bean)

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars do not have to be accompanied with gifts and sometimes we can forget that. If you’re just looking for a cute and decorative countdown to the holidays then this Advent Calendar from Amy at A Bird and a Bean is perfect. A modern design with two color options will keep the “When is Christmas?” whining at bay this year.

 

Photo Credit: Krista (the Happy Housie)

Buffalo Check Printable

I absolutely LOVE buffalo check around the holidays. Krista at the Happy Housie has me covered this year with a ton of color options for her gorgeous Buffalo Check Printable! There is seriously one to fit your décor no matter what your color scheme is.

 

Photo Credit: Lauren (Bless’er House)

Hot Cocoa Printable

Another fantastic treat for the season is indulging in hot chocolate. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or just enjoying a cozy night at home, this Hot Cocoa Printable from Lauren at Bless’er House is an adorable piece of décor to dress up your hot cocoa station.

Don’t let stress keep you from enjoying your holidays this year. Use these printables to totally rock the season. Don’t forget to check out all of the other amazing Christmas ideas and tips to make this the best holiday yet!

 
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DIY Card Holders – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Find fun and festive inspiration for displaying your Christmas cards with these DIY Christmas Card Holders. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

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Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

It’s Day Five and we’re sharing

12 DIY Christmas Card Holders / Displays

Welcome, Stephanie from The Tip Toe Fairy.


Be sure to bookmark this blog and stop by tomorrow for 12 Favorite Christmas Traditions! We will have an exciting new collection of ideas every day now through December 12th!

 
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26 Fabulous and Easy DIY Projects Round Up

I am so excited to bring you this fabulous and easy DIY Projects Round Up today! After a year as a regular contributor, Michelle James, is moving on to other things. We are incredibly sad. She is an amazing friend, talented blogger, and an inventive DIYer. Today, as a way of saying thank you for all of her many posts, I am presenting a year’s worth of DIY projects created by Michelle James Designs. Thanks, Michelle, we love you!

 

26 Fabulous & Easy DIY Projects

A Year’s Worth of Creativity in One Sensational Round Up!

 

Here are 26 creative DIY projects that you will love. Michelle takes care of your home inside and out with decor and organization. And, she has great seasonal, entertaining, and gift giving ideas too. And I’ve compiled all her posts into this one sensational round up.

Make your guest feel special.

Guest Room:
Guest Room Essentials
Warm & Cozy Guest Room Throw Blankets
Charging Station For Your Guest Room

 

Fall:
Fall Wine Labels & Free Printables

 

Add some personal touches for the holidays.

Christmas:
Holiday Foil Pillow Cover DIY
Holiday Tags – Free Printables
How-To Create A Christmas Topiary

 

Entertain with style!

Entertaining:
DIY Napkin Rings With Beads
DIY Double Tiered Tray
Retro Napkin Holder

 

Organize:
Recipe Card Organization & Free Download
Make A DIY Custom Wire Basket

 

Valentine’s Day:
Easy Valentines Ideas

 

Create unique and lovely home decor.

Home Decor:
Spice Rack To Cool Vase
Painting Mason Jars With Chalk Paint DIY
DIY Wooden Beach Marquee Sign
Framed Seasonal Art
Coordinates Sign DIY
5 Reasons To Love Coffee & Free Printables
Farmhouse Scale Makeover
Farmhouse Style Wood & Metal Vase Decor

 

Outdoor:
DIY Outdoor Lighting From Discount Store Vases
DIY Wooden Garden Sign

 

Bedroom:
Pillow Shams – Easy Peasy

 

Gift Ideas:
Wine & Chocolate Gift Jar
S’mores & Popcorn Camping Gift – DIY

I hope you enjoyed this round up, and will give these amazing projects a try. Be sure to share them, and let me know how they turned out!

 

Find more wonderful and creative DIY ideas at Michelle’s blog, Michelle James Designs. Visit her, and tel her, “Hi!” from me.

 


 

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5 DIY Projects For First-Timers

I truly enjoy the challenge of creating new things for my home. I love the entire project, from idea, to planning, to building, and the finished product. It brings a sense of pride and accomplishment. That is why I am so excited to have Debbie Lewis sharing these 5 DIY projects for first-timers.

 

5 DIY Projects For First-Timers

 

With sites like Pinterest, Etsy, and Youtube, people are finding it easier to master DIY projects instead of buying an item or paying someone else to do it. If you’re new to DIY projects, these projects can ease you in and help you realize how fun and rewarding these projects can be.

Make a Jewelry Hanger

Image via Flickr by Charles & Hudson

If you have a lot of necklaces and bracelets getting tangled in a drawer, consider this simple DIY project to proudly display your jewelry. For the simplest version, buy screw-in wall hooks and a small two-by-four piece of wood. While that would suffice to hang your necklaces, you can inject some creativity by using a piece of drift wood or by painting the two-by-four. Instead of using basic wall hooks, you could also use an eclectic assortment of furniture knobs.

Reupholster your Furniture

If you have dining room chairs, a rocking chair, or — if you’re feeling particularly ambitious — a sofa that needs some TLC, consider reupholstering the furniture yourself. Head to a craft store and pick out the fabric you like. If it’s high-traffic furniture, make sure you buy a sturdy fabric. Using pliers, remove the staples holding the current fabric in place. Cut the fabric so it’s the right size and place it tightly around the frame. Staple the new fabric into place, and voilà, you have up-cycled your chairs.

Chalkboard Wall

A chalkboard is great for your kitchen or a child’s play area, but chalkboard paint gets expensive. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own chalkboard paint with latex paint and non-sanded grout. You may need a little trial and error to find the exact mix, but a good starting point is one part grout to eight parts paint. Just mix the two together, and you have your own chalkboard paint.

Upgrade a Dresser

Dressers are typically pricey, so consider refurbishing one you already own. If you want to start small, replace the hardware on an older dresser for an updated look. If you already own a dresser, sand it down and paint it, stain it, or white-wash it for a modern touch. You can also buy inexpensive dressers that are ready to be painted or stained to your desired color. Find hardware you like, and you have a modern and affordable dresser.

Build a Rolling Bar Cart

This project is manageable even for the novice handyman, but probably shouldn’t be your first DIY project. Once you’ve mastered smaller projects, it’s time to try this rolling bar cart. A rolling bar cart is the perfect accessory for any kitchen, and allows you to free up counter space while adding an attractive piece of furniture. For this project, you’ll need lumber, wheels, washers, screws, nails, and paint. You could also stain the wood. While this project certainly takes some time, the finished project is well worth it.

Start with small DIY projects. Once you’ve mastered them, you will feel more confidant to tackle bigger projects. Just be careful, because DIY projects get addicting, and soon you will have your whole home remodeled.

 

 

 

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3 Creative Ways To Boost Curb Appeal

If you’re selling your house, you know the value of curb appeal. Learn 3 Creative Ways To Boost Curb Appeal.

3 Creative Ways To Boost

Curb Appeal

The average weekend warrior can find lots of creative ways to give their house more curb appeal without spending a lot of money. Some great ways to achieve curb appeal include landscaping and making your front door stand out. Your mailbox can also help to give your house lots of attention for all the right reasons.

 

Make your entrance speak

Give your door a voice that shouts “look at me.” Natural wood doors are generally attractive. If you want to step up your door appeal, give the door a bright color that complements the rest of the house. The door knobs also play a role in how attractive the door looks from outside. Replace your ordinary door knobs with attractive ones in a metallic color. If you have nice locks, you can spray paint them to liven things up and make them look like new again.

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Create a nice symmetry by placing plants at either side of your door. Make sure the plants are similar in look and size. Wreaths and other hanging decorations on the door can also add to the flair. Make your front door show some of your personal touches by adding a feature that shows your taste. This may be outdoor lighting fixtures on the walls by the door.

Liven up your front yard

You do not always need a lot of space to put plants in your front yard. Colorful flowers can instantly make your yard more attractive. If you do not have space for a garden, make use of containers to plant and display greenery. Whether you are good with plants or not, you can find plants that you can take care of without too much fuss. When it comes to landscaping, you do not have to do it alone. There is help at your gardening store to help you find the right type of plants and advice on how to care for them.

Replace your hardware

Jazzing up the front yard can easily be done in a day if you change your door number, the number on your mailbox, and your outdoor light fixtures. If you have a gate, painting it can give it new life. Make sure to keep the design of your house in mind when making changes to these elements. For the best aesthetic appeal use silver and brushed nickel for more modern designs. Bronze generally goes well with older, more traditional style houses.

Personalizing your mailbox can turn this simple item into a conversation piece. You can change the house number on your mailbox to bold or metallic colors. Place your house number on a pumpkin positioned on or by your mailbox for Halloween. You can even buy mailbox covers and wraps to make your mailbox stand out from the rest. Some wraps are festive and are great for holidays such as Christmas.  You can even make your own decorative mailbox design in just one weekend by following these tips.

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You don’t need to be selling your house to implement small changes for curb appeal. Making your home attractive not only increases its value, but also make you feel good.

 

 

 

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