DIY Brass Chandelier

Do you say “Yes, please!” to modern brass lighting fixtures that you can make yourself and customize to your own space? Or maybe you’re of the train of thought where  DIY lighting fixtures  seem overwhelming and intimidating and scary. Either way, you may have seen the  Lindsey Adelman brass chandelier  that has graced cyberspace for a couple of years now, not only because it’s a beauty, but also because it comes in a DIY kit. Which is very convenient, although it’s not the route we took. This step-by-step tutorial you’re reading right now aims to take you through the process of building the brass chandelier in as simple a way as possible, while keeping the entire process completely customized. Let’s dive in. Note:  Author is an experienced, although not professional, electrician. The chandelier-building process is explained as clearly and accurately as possible. Contact a professional with any questions or potential hazards you come across. Homedit is not responsible f

How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dye from Ingredients in Your Kitchen

GETTY IMAGES Sometimes making things the old-fashioned way is best—and that's especially true when it comes to Easter egg dyes. Your kids might beg for the egg dying kits filled with glitter and stickers, but if you're ready to ditch the chemicals and go au naturel this Easter, you can easily make the switch thanks to a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. The perfect complement to your home's farmhouse style, these naturally dyed eggs will look great gathered in a basket as a rustic Easter brunch centerpiece—and your kids will love helping along the way. Not only will you save some money by making your own dye, it's also easy to store in your fridge to save for periodic egg decorating sessions throughout the Easter season. GETTY IMAGES What you'll need: 3-quart pot  Strainer   White vinegar  Salt  Disposable plastic gloves Dye color cups Directions: Each dye color requires the same process—you

3 Clever Ways to Turn Shoeboxes into Wall Art

BY :  LAUREN WEEMS .   Let’s be honest, who doesn’t have a ton of old shoeboxes laying around?  With Earth Day just around the corner, we decided it was time to put them to good use and came up with 3 beautiful ways to upcycle them. After seeing the fun things we came up with, we’re betting you’ll also want to give all your shoeboxes a brand new life by turning them into wall art, map picture frames, and colorful shelves. Here’s a preview of what your workspace might look like if you make all three projects! :) 1. Fabric Panels: Covering the lids of your shoeboxes in fabrics and studs in easy way to create custom wall art. This project will turn any bland wall into a colorful focal point in your home or office.     Supplies : – 3 shoebox lids – Mod Podge – white paint – 12 studs – 3 fabrics, 1/2 yard of each Tools: – 2 paintbrushes – tape – scissors – pencil   Start by cutting a piece of fabric large enough to wrap around each lid. Paint the top and sides