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Plywood is strong, cheap, and easy to work with, and lately we’ve been seeing it pop up in homes in fresh, fun ways. Check out these unique homes and how they’ve managed to make plywood look perfect:

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood bench looks crisp, comfy and easy to make!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Check out this DIY to make your own stunning and simple plywood floor mirror.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood cube makes for an awesome little playhouse! It would be easy  and inexpensive to put together, and wouldn’t feel like a huge waste once the kids have outgrown it.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sweet little plywood honeycomb shelves! You can purchase them here, but it also be fairly simple to put your own together.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This kitchen‘s plywood wall gives it  clean, raw, Scandinavian look!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
The ultimate clean looking, organized garage wall — we love this combo of plywood and pegs!

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Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

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Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

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Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

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For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

Easter is a fun holiday and the perfect opportunity to welcome Spring with some crafts and snacks. Step away from plastic eggs and fake grass this year, and instead celebrate with some of these fresh decorations and recipes:

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Try a natural egg dye this year to get these subtle, organic colors!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or skip the dye altogether with this fresh floral and herb DIY that creates perfect springtime simplicity.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also use your eggs to make an adorable succulent garden that would make a great centerpiece for any Spring event.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or you can craft these sweet hanging posies!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
This speckled egg nest is easy to throw together with dollar store materials!

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Modernize your Easter celebration with these fun little cookies.

7 Fresh Ideas for Easter via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or wow your guests with this gorgeous Easter basket cake!

Friday is here, heralding in that celebrated time known as the weekend, when we can drink tea, wear slippers, get cozy and do some crafting! Here are some fun DIY projects that are perfect to kick off the weekend:

5 Delightful DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Nothing feels better than creating something creative AND functional, like this wall organizer, so if you’ve been looking for an excuse to pull out the sewing machine, this is the perfect weekend project for you to tackle!

5 Delightful DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for a place to stow those extra blankets and pillows? De-clutter with this DIY storage crate! It looks wonderful atop that jute rug, doesn’t it?

5 Delightful DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Weekends are for lounging, and this Ikea copy cat table will take your breakfast-in-bed game to the next level!

5 Delightful DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
We love the nautical inspired look for this gorgeous DIY rope mirror!

5 Delightful DIY Ideas via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for something quick and cute? Add a little color to your home with this geometric doorknob DIY!

Whether or not you are enthusiastic about the holidays, the onset of a new season is always an exciting time. Lately, we’ve been inspired by winter decor that celebrates and  highlights the natural beauty of the season without necessarily being overtly Christmas-y or over the top. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
White washing natural finds like twigs and pine cones is a beautiful way of celebrating winter in your home. The white palette goes great in just about any space, and creating this yourself is easy — check out the DIY here!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Add a rustic touch by filling Mason jars with epsom salt and adding candles to make some a wintery votive. This was originally envisioned as an alternative advent calendar project, but would work as a simple decoration or centerpiece, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These cheerful pom poms make for some great ornaments, but the non traditional color scheme keeps it from being stuffy. We love the use of this horizontal branch as a natural touch, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Visuals aren’t the only way to channel the season into your home — try this delicious recipe to fill your space with some yummy winter-appropriate smells! Plus, the ingredients are quite beautiful, too.

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for a project with both form and function? This adorable bird seed ornament can help you spruce up the outside of your home, as well as attract some feathered friends to your house!

 

Winter Decor Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
A winter wreath can be more than evergreen boughs, as demonstrated by these creative arrangements by Twin Palms Ranch. We love their use of alternative materials like eucalyptus and dried okra!

Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to start getting ready to return to school. For new college students, it’s time to get packed up and get moved into the dorms. Looking for some ways to spice up your new living space? Here are some cute ideas we’ve collected for you:

5 Dorm Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this inexpensive idea from Design*Sponge: washi tape frames for your photos and magazine tear-outs!

5 Dorm Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Stay organized with a sweet and simple cork board message center DIY.

5 Dorm Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
ModPodge is your friend! You can spruce up just about anything with the right images and some decoupage, like this old shelf.

5 Dorm Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A nice rug makes a wonderful substitute headboard.

5 Dorm Decor Ideas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A succulent or two is a nice way to add some low maintenance greenery to your space. We love these draining mason jar planters on etsy!

Mother’s Day is May 11th, so if you haven’t decided on a gift for Mom yet, now is the time! Here’s a roundup of some sweet and simple ideas for Mother’s Day DIYs to help you out:

Homemade Mother's Day
Pamper her with a yummy floral face mask you can make yourself!

Homemade Mother's Day
Here’s an adorable take on Mother’s Day brunch — a handmade brunch basket!

Homemade Mother's Day
Or, make a hassle free breakfast in bed with these cute pancake pops!

Homemade Mother's Day
Give Mom the cheery gift of May flowers with this sweet blooming monogram project!

Homemade Mother's Day
Candles are a classic Mother’s Day gift, add a homemade touch by making her some yummy beeswax Mason jar candles!

Looking for some fun seasonal crafts? Here are a few darling ideas we found around the web!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Celebrate spring greenery by displaying your plants in this cute DIY hanging plant shelf!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Immortalize natural beauty by making clay leaf bowls!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
This spring coaster DIY is perfect for entertaining!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Up your Easter egg game with this adorable pressed flower Easter egg tutorial!

Five Fun Spring Projects via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or impress guests with this delectable speckled egg cake!