Top 5 Posts of the Week: Welcome to December!

From spotlighting our favorite bloggers to compiling an almost never-ending list of DIY ornaments, from hacking new kitchen storage solutions to some tried-and-true painting tips, have a look back at our best offerings from the first week of this sleigh-bell and winter-wonderland month.

 

1. In the Workshop: Blog Stars 2012 

Picardy Project

Photo: Picardy Project

Meet 2012′s Blog Stars—Meryl and Chris (above) from The Picardy Project, Sarah Fogle of The Ugly Duckling House, and Timothy Dahl of Charles & Hudson and Built By Kids.

 

2. 58 Outstanding DIY Ornaments 

DIY Bell Jar Ornament

Photo: mysocalledcraftylife.com

FIFTY-EIGHT! That’s enough for your tree and then some!

 

3. Rock Salt Vs. Sand to Prevent Slips

Salt vs. Sand

Photo: lgreport.blogspot.com

Salt… Sand… Salt… Sand? Which should you use to keep visitors from slipping their way up and down your walkway or drive? Find out.

 

4. 7 DIY Pantry Hacks and Storage Solutions

Pantry Storage

Photo: Martha Stewart

Who knew a few ingenious storage solutions could change your life in the kitchen completely?

 

5. My Grandfather’s 7 Secrets to a Perfect Paint Job

Painting Tips

Photo: propertymanager.com

Wise words from a wise man.

 

For more top content this week, consider:

How to Shop for a Snowblower
Firewood: Which Wood Burns Best?
The Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier