A white-framed bulletin board hangs above decorative hooks in this blue kids' bedroom. The pegs help keep toys and clothes from cluttering the floor, while the board is a great way to display homemade art and family photos.
No mantel, no problem! If your home doesn't have a hearth, fake it with this DIY project from Marian Parsons. Customize your homemade mantel with colorful paint and pretty knobs or hooks for stockings.
Mix in a few wood sliced, wooden cutting boards, or marble pie boards to use as serving platters. Not only do these options increase the amount of serving dishes at your disposal, but they are visually interesting.
An old milk crate is put to work in a new way holding soda and water bottles for guests. With temperatures cooling off in November, a cooler isn't necessary, so this keeps drinks handy and does double-duty as a clever display.
When setting up a large table, it's important to have items at several different heights so everything is visible and easy to reach. If a cake pedestal isn't handy, turn a wide-brimmed bowl upside down and stack a plate on top. Voila! Instant pedestal.
Anyone on your gift list will be delighted with this present readymade to restock the cookie jar. Layer ingredients for homemade cookies into a glass jar and tie the recipe—and maybe a colorful spoon—to the lid.