For a dose of DIY style in the kitchen, embellish a culinary tool with a monogram, then display your creation on a wall or shelf. Here, a plain wooden cutting board gets a chic makeover with paint, floral wire, and ribbon.
A monogram near the front door is a simple yet effective way to put a personal stamp on your home's exterior. There are many ways to approach the project. In the example shown, a letter cut from outdoor-rated MDF has been painted a playful pattern and augmented with bright-yellow house numbers.
Printable transfer paper makes it a breeze to create your own monogrammed fabric, which you can then use however you like. One idea is to create your own signature window treatment like this one, installed over a conspicuous window in the kitchen, the most popular room in many households.
Introduce a note of whimsy to your yard—and in the process, treat local birds—with this clever idea, which gives a functional purpose to a decorative, tree-hung monogram. To make yours, simply spread honey on a papier-mâché letter, then sprinkle it all over with birdseed, before finally suspending it from a length of twine.
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For the handy home improver, few pleasures compare to the joy of a well-stocked workshop. Take a look at this roundup of some of the best and most essential tools for DIYers of every stripe, and see which items might be missing from your own home improvement headquarters.