Whether moving into their very first home or simply the latest of many, new homeowners always appreciate thoughtful housewarming gifts from their friends and neighbors. Coming up with the perfect combination of practical, attractive, and pleasing to the aesthetic of the homeowner is sometimes a challenge, but thankfully the holiday season provides an ideal opportunity for seasonally-appropriate gifts. Spread some holiday cheer as you welcome people to a new home with these delightful giving ideas; and remember to bring a piece of seasonal holiday decor with you to the party so they have something to add to the tree!
You want your home to look its very best for the holidays, whether your guests are being ushered into your warm holiday living room or they’re settling in to the freshly refurbished guestroom. And one of the central points of the Christmas tradition is, of course, the tree, which you’re probably picking up in the very near future now that November is almost over (eek!). As you get ready to set up your holiday decor, what do you have in mind?
Sure, all those fancy home decor magazines have beautiful trees on display and usually tell you all about the swag adorning them, including hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars worth of ornaments, lights, heirloom tree toppers, embroidered and hand-tatted tree skirts, and more. That’s nice, but what about the rest of us? We’re taking a look at some of the beautiful budget home craft ideas Hometalk users have come up with for making Christmas gorgeous, without having to take out a loan.
Although it pains my book-loving heart to admit it, this project from Organized Clutter is beautiful, clever, and fantastic. She saw the book page Christmas trees decorating retailer windows and high-end catalogs and decided to make her own, for a very low-cost project that looks great. Whether you want an off-beat Christmas tree or some additional holiday decor, this is definitely a project to consider! Continue reading “Budget, Creative Christmas Tree Decorating” »
You walk on them all day long, so why shouldn’t your floors be an important part of your home? DIY flooring ideas run quite a gamut from easy-peasy to advanced players only, which means there’s something for you somewhere in there if you want to refresh, renew, and restore the look of your house. Whether you’re working on a larger renovation project or you just want to change out the floor, you might want to consider our current source of inspiration: painted flooring.
When it comes to painting projects, you might not have put floors high on your list, but there’s a whole lot you can do with a can (or two) of paint and your flooring. Intrigued? Read on!
What’s your favorite fall décor? Create a Hometalk Autumn Pinspiration board on Pinterest and you could win a $250 Visa gift card and goodie-filled Hometalk tote. The winner will also be invited to become an honorary pinner on the Hometalk Fall Inspiration board!
1. Follow Hometalk on Pinterest.
2. Create a Pinterest board called Hometalk Autumn Inspiration.
3. Pin at least 15 of your favorite fall décor pictures from Hometalk.com.
4. Email a link to your board to email@example.com.
What should you pin?
Pin fall décor from Hometalk that inspires you. You can stick to a theme or pick random projects you love. Pumpkins, mantels, porch ideas, tablescapes… whatever your heart desires!
Visit the Seasonal Décor topic on Hometalk to start pinning.
The contest starts on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET, and it ends on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET.
The Hometalk Team will review all applicable boards and decide on a winner. Boards will be judged by general esthetic, theme, creativity, and originality.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We can’t wait to see your board!
With the smell of autumn in the air, Hometalk has turned into a colorful & creative pumpkin patch of great project ideas. Here’s our harvest of over 50 different crazy cool pumpkin projects to inspire you this fall!
Other Pumpkin Projects
Here’s a few bonus pumpkin projects from outside of Hometalk for even more fun fall inspiration!
This week’s inspirational round-up of aquascapes takes us to the outdoors to get reconnected with nature. Aquascapes are water features that are designed by arranging plants, stones, and other natural elements in an aesthetically pleasing way. Although they look like natural ponds and streams, the aquascapes in this round-up were all artfully crafted by talented contractors on Hometalk.
Hi there Hometalkers! Welcome to this week’s inspirational round-up: Pallet Projects A-Plenty. Anyone who’s ever taken a digital stroll through Internet DIY-town knows that repurposing wood from discarded pallets is all the rage. Pallet planters, pallet furniture, pallet walls — the pallet-able possibilities are endless. If you think you’ve seen ‘em all, think again! You’ll be surprised at how creative some of these projects are.
Hi there Hometalkers! Ready for another inspiring round-up? This week we’ve put together a post of all different kinds of headboards for you to take a gander at — everything from DIY upholstered headboards, to upcycled junk headboards, to lego headboards! Pretty much if you want something to be a headboard, it can be a headboard. So feast your eyes on these creative examples, and hop aboard the Headboard Express!
Hello Hometalkers! I’m back with another round-up of inspiring projects, and this week’s theme is repurposed planters. Reusing old, or even broken, objects as new homes for our plants not only helps the environment by reducing waste, but helps add character to the garden. And, as evidenced by the myriad examples on Hometalk, there is no limit to what you can make into a planter!
Howdy folks, and happy Friday! :)
This week’s inspiration is a collection of some of our favorite wall treatments on Hometalk & around the web. Stencilled walls, quilted walls, wine bottle walls — there is no end to the creative ways to add a touch of flair to those four big, blank canvases that make up a room!