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5 DIY’s to Try: October

5 awesome projects from the creative blogging community that could easily be made this weekend!


I’ve been outbid on many a vintage marble tray on Ebay, so I think it’s time to just make myself one! Almost Makes Perfect shows us how it’s done.


Add a bit of autumnal glam to your home by gathering fallen branches in your backyard and painting them gold. (Via Maureen Stevens)


I love the simple design of this genius utensil rack made from wire rebar found at the hardware store! (Via A Beautiful Mess)


Need an area rug, but can’t afford the price tag? Make your own by stitching together smaller (and more affordable) ones. (Via Apartment Therapy)


How cute are these woolen elbow patches from Honestly WTF? Needle felting is where it’s at!

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  • Nyssa L.
    November 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Hi Erin,

    I’m wondering if you have made the marble tray yet. I’m thinking of doing this for a Christmas present or two but I’m concerned about the handles staying put. I saw some comments on another blog about them not holding well. I’m just looking for a little insight.

    Let me know!

    • francoisetmoiblog@gmail.com
      November 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Hi Nyssa! I haven’t made the tray yet, but I’m thinking the handles might be more for looks? I agree with you, with the weight of the tile, it might be tough to get the handles to stay put. You could try Gorilla glue? It’s crazy strong once it cures–just make sure you wipe off any excess because it expands and dries a honey yellow color. Maybe try making one for your home first to see how it goes? Good luck, my friend!

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