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Simple, sustainable DIY Halloween decor

Fall has arrived, and the holiday season is right around the corner, making for the perfect time to get creative with Mission Fall Decor 2020. While you might find inspiration walking through the local home improvement or craft store, dedicating yourself to DIY decor saves you money, adds a personal sense of accomplishment and presents the opportunity to recycle or select materials that are sustainable and environmentally-friendly.

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Use products of the season 

Autumn is the season for apple and pumpkin everything, which launches a starting point for your seasonal decorating. Select glass bowls to fill with apples or gourds for an easy table centerpiece. Similarly, carve out the tops of apples or pumpkins and place a candle inside. To fill the house with the smell of cinnamon and apples, cube or slice an apple, add a cinnamon stick and some nutmeg and top with water. Allow the mixture to simmer on the stove, and keep an eye on the water level so it doesn’t boil dry.

Related: DIY fall decor using upcycled items from thrift stores

To add a cozy feel, grab a flannel blanket and drape it over a hay bale near the door to welcome guests. Top with a few pumpkins and give it a backdrop of corn stalks. After the season, everything except the blanket can go into the compost pile.

Now with your scene set, put on your crafty hat for some additional decorations easily made from home-sourced supplies.

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Twig wreath

Walk into a craft store this time of year, and you’ll likely see an assortment of wreaths, including a basic design with nothing more than twigs glued together. Instead of doling out the cash, make your own using natural materials. Bundle up the kids and head out for a stick-collection party. With your selections back

DIY Home Improvement Market Projected to Reach $1137.57 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.8%

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Sep 08, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
Home Improvement Market is valued at USD 819.53 Billion in 2018 and expected to reach USD 1137.57 Billion by 2025 with the CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period.

Increasing development of the construction industry, increasing population, reducing living space, adoption of innovative interior & exterior like garden, smart kitchens etc.  are some  key impacting factors deriving the growth of the global DIY home improvement market. 

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DIY home improvement is a service refers to building projects that alter the structure of an existing home. It is used in renovation including improvements to lawns, gardens and outdoor structures such as gazebos and garages. It also incorporates maintenance, repair and general servicing tasks. End use of DIY home improvement is in residential and nonresidential buildings. Do-It-Yourself (D-I-Y) projects have become much easier for the average person. DIY home improvement  are very popular which helps to turn marginal areas into livable spaces such as turning basements into recrooms, home theaters, or home offices – or attics into spare bedrooms. Home improvement can consist of projects that upgrade an existing home interior such as electrical and plumbing, exterior such as masonry, concrete, siding, roofing and other improvements to the property such as garden work or garage maintenance.

DIY home improvement market report is segmented on the basis of product type, distribution channel, end-user and by regional & country level. Based upon product type, DIY home improvement market is classified into lumber and landscape management, décor and indoor garden, kitchen, painting and wallpaper, tools and hardware, building materials, lighting, plumbing and equipment, flooring and electrical work. Based upon distribution channel, DIY home improvement market is classified into DIY shops,

Celebrity Halloween decorations 2020: From Reese Witherspoon’s pumpkins to Stacey Solomon’s DIY crafts


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As the weather turns autumnal and Halloween is on the horizon, these celebrities have been spotted upgrading their home décor with the addition of pumpkins. The likes of Reese Witherspoon, Stacey Solomon and more have proudly displayed their pretty pumpkin displays inside and outside of their homes.

REVEALED: Stacey Solomon’s holiday home – the one everyone’s talking about

There are light-up ones, spray painted ones and Stacey even got crafty and turned old socks into pumpkins – it has got to be seen to be believed!

Get inspired with these epic pumpkin decorations from the A-list…

Stacey Solomon

Loose Women presenter Stacey often takes to social media to share her DIY home projects. This time she really wowed us with a thrifty project transforming old socks into pretty pumpkins. She uploaded an Instagram Stories video to show us how it is done.

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WATCH: Stacey Solomon and Laura Whitmore show off their Halloween decorations

First, she cuts a sock in half, then she fills with rice and adds old tights for padding. Then the genius part comes when she sews loops around the ball to create sections – and a pumpkin is then created before our eyes. Topped with a twig and a spray-painted leaf, Stacey proudly held up her creation to the camera.

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We love Stacey Solomon’s autumnal home display

In addition to her own mini sock versions, we have also spotted a pumpkin lantern Stacey has, styled up next to dried flowers and dried oranges in a very autumnal display.

Laura Whitmore

Presenter Laura has totally transformed her front door area for the new season, opting for

Pumpkin spice up your home with DIY fall decor

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pumpkin spice up your home with Painting with a Twist! ! Ivy Thomas is a local instructor at Painting with a Twist. She showed off the many crafts visitors can choose from this fall. The art studio is currently offering on-site and virtual classes. Ivy says this fall themed activity is equally fun and safe enough to enjoy for a cozy night in or a much needed night out. To find a location near you, visit paintingwithatwist.com.

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6 Times You Should Not DIY a Home Improvement Project

HGTV makes everyone feel as if they’re only a couple of power tools away from being home renovation masters. But don’t be fooled. There’s a reason building and construction trades are considered skilled jobs.



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Tackling a home renovation project requires more than an eye for design and the ability to match colors. You also need to understand how the various parts of a structure fit together, and you may even have to (gasp) do some math.

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What’s more, a home improvement project done wrong can be expensive to fix, or even dangerous. Before you end up with a DIY disaster, here are six times when you should probably call in a pro.

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1. You don’t understand what you’re doing

Yes, this seems so obvious, doesn’t it? And yet, some people try to do projects when they don’t understand the mechanics. Perhaps they mistakenly think it will all simply fall into place once they get a bit further into the project.

Don’t assume project instructions will make sense later. Know what you’re doing right from the start. Otherwise, you won’t be able to identify potential problems as they arise. Or worse, you could get halfway through and find you can’t finish.

The same thing goes for tools, especially power tools. If you don’t know how to use something, maybe you shouldn’t be using it.

Failing to heed this advice could result in shoddy work or personal injury. Neither is a good outcome for a DIY project.

2. Someone knowledgeable advises you to get a pro

Maybe you go to the hardware store, explain the project, and the workers raise their eyebrows and say, “Really?”

When someone familiar with