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DIY Craft Tutorial: How To Make Paper Mache Jack O' Lanterns

09/20/2017 18:44:10 PM

Got some old newspaper and a beach ball laying around? Why not make a cute, reusable paper mache Jack O' Lantern to welcome trick-or-treaters to your home this Fall? Tags:  #halloween #crafts #papermache #paper #mache #diy #tutorials #fall ...

DIY Dollar Store Fall Welcome Wreath Tutorial

09/17/2017 16:06:15 PM

Have you checked out the cost of wreaths lately? Their prices can get rather ridiculous and anything inexpensive can look pretty barren.  Here's how I made this cute new Fall wreath for my door using dollar store supplies. Thankfully ...

Upcycled Personalized Magazine Mug Tutorial

08/11/2017 19:37:25 PM

Have old magazines laying around ready for recycle? Looking for a way to to upgrade an inexpensive thrift or dollar store mug? Why not make this super easy handcrafted, personalized magazine mug that's dishwasher safe? Tags:  #upcycled #recycled ...

What I Learned From My First Attempt at Oil Painting

08/02/2017 13:59:48 PM

Thinking of trying your hand at oil paining? While I'm not a pro by any stretch of the imagination, I have learned a few things on my first attempt.  Here's a few tips and a dose of encouragement that will hopefully get you on the path of chunking ...

DIY Dishwasher Safe Monogram Cat Mug Gift Card Basket

06/04/2017 23:33:17 PM

Looking for a cute way to give a gift card? Why not DIY this cute, dishwasher safe kitty mug as a mini gift basket. I'm still not feeling very creative since the move.  Hence the lack of regular posts.  However when some of my best friends' ...

DIY Tree Art Recycle Bin Trash Can and Free Printable Pattern

04/13/2017 23:09:17 PM

Easy DIY craft tutorial how to make an awesome decoupaged tree art recycle bin for the home from a standard garbage can using free pattern printable. If you have read my last couple of blog posts you probably already know that I'm still ...

Recipe How To Make My Favorite Paper Mache Paste

04/13/2017 22:04:21 PM

I often get asked how I make my paper or papier mache paste.  The only time I've posted my recipe was in the middle of one my projects and have just referred back to that project ever since. Today I'm going to share it in a stand alone post ...

Over 50 DIY Crafts Toys and Treats for Cats

04/06/2017 09:25:14 AM

Anyone who knows me in the least knows I love my kitties.  Don't know me? Guess what? I REALLY love my kitties. I'm always on the look out for great kitty cat crafts here are boatload of awesome crafts I found on the web with them in mind. 1. ...

Easy DIY Home Decor: Hanging Monogram Wreath Tutorial

03/11/2017 18:31:47 PM

Easy DIY Home Decor Tutorial-how to make or easily upgrade a store bought wreath with a cute hanging monogram. Well we finally found a house in our new town.  It's way smaller than we are used to but it will work for now.  I wouldn't go ...

French Farmhouse Paper Mache Rooster or Chicken Tutorial

02/06/2017 01:48:24 AM

DIY Step by step craft project tutorial how to make an upcycled paper mache chicken or rooster with a French farmhouse flair. Unfortunately this will be my last (by me) project tutorial for you guys for a little while.  My family and I are ...

Free Vintage French Newspaper Printable, Le Précurseur 1827

02/01/2017 22:28:45 PM

I am currently working on a new paper mache and decoupage sculpture tutorial for you guys. I printed out a scan from an online library in France of the Le Précurseur newspaper, published Friday, February 2, 1827 to use as graphics for the ...

Got Crafts? Submit Them To Borei Design for Feature Consideration!

01/10/2017 16:08:45 PM

Just a quick announcement to let you know that the tutorial feature submission option is now open to all craft and diy bloggers!  Just click on the "Submit Project" tab at the top of any page on the site or by clicking here: Submit Your DIY ...

Here's What's New For Borei Design in 2017!

01/07/2017 14:48:26 PM

I (a one woman show unless you count my cats) have not been able to do any new project tutorials for 2017 because I've been busy doing massive coding updates on my site that will allow me to bring you even more project tutorials starting this ...

Site Announcements: Awesome Things to Come in 2017!

12/28/2016 22:33:05 PM

Hi Guys! Normally I would be working hard on a roundup post for you guys, looking back on the tutorials I brought you in 2016. Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to do that this year because I'm too busy working on major site updates ...

How to Create Beautiful Etched Monogram Glassware On A Dime!

12/28/2016 22:03:06 PM

I have a love-hate relationship with wine glasses and glassware in general.  I love all the creative, beautiful pieces that are available for purchase but they are constantly being broken in my home.  I bought an absolutely gorgeous set last ...

How To Make Upcycled Faux "Raw" Cotton Branches

12/16/2016 10:32:14 AM

Yesterday when I was cleaning, I took notice to the small, upcycled vases sitting empty on my coffee table.  I made them last year (see DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Urns Using Dollar Store Glass and Cast Off Ceramic Containers) and decided it ...

How To Make A Gazillion and One Paper Gift Bags For a Buck!

12/08/2016 17:24:50 PM

Ok maybe not a gazillion and one but it's close enough.  From one, $1 roll of brown craft wrapping paper I made ornament gift bags for my husband's entire family and had plenty left over.  It's also a great way reuse/recycle old wrapping paper, ...

How To Make Your Own Paper Clay

12/08/2016 17:24:16 PM

Recently I decided to see if I could make my own air dry, paper clay to use on some of my paper mache projects.  I ended up with a really great clay that can be used not only for paper mache projects but for many other sculpting projects as ...

Easy DIY Paper Mache Owl Sculpture Tutorial

12/08/2016 17:23:58 PM

I've been a busy bee for the last few weeks making Christmas gifts for family members.  My mother-in-law (who loves owls) recently fell in love with the paper mache elephant wall bust I created for my daughter's room (see: Borei Design Pap ...

Easy Recycled Vintage Book Page Gift Tags Tutorial

12/08/2016 17:23:06 PM

Today I've decided to share how to make super easy, upcycled, vintage-looking, book page gift tags. All you need is pages from a book, poster board-weight cardboard (such as a cereal box) and stamps, pens or any other desired embellishments. ...

Easy DIY: How To Make A Paper Mache Monogram Wine Cork Holder

12/08/2016 17:22:34 PM

The New Year is the perfect time to start saving wine corks to display in a unique new way such as with a monogram cork holder.  For decorative purposes, you can fill up the holder all at once (if you already have a collection) or you can fill ...

See My Recycled Book Page Wreath Tutorial Via Facebook Live For Hometalk!

12/08/2016 17:22:05 PM

So excited to announce that I will be doing a LIVE video tutorial on Hometalk's Facebook Page, September 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm EST/12:30 pm CST/11:30 am MST/10:30 PST.  It will be my very first video tutorial and look forward to welcoming you ...

DIY: How To Make Upcycled Book Page Christmas Trees

12/08/2016 17:20:11 PM

Christmas will  be here before you know it! Yaaaay! I make the majority of my gifts and decor, so I have to get started as early as possible in order to get everything done. As with anything I make, I try to recycle and reuse as many materials ...

Tutorial: How to Make an Easy Swedish Christmas Paper Mache Tomte

12/07/2016 21:21:45 PM

God Jul! That means Merry Christmas in Svenska and once again I'm on a quest to meld my husband's Swedish Christmas traditions along with my own American ones to create our own little Christmas.  This year I decided to try to make a paper mache ...

For The Love of Kate Spade! How to Make a DIY Rose Bowl

11/29/2016 01:03:18 AM

Don't you just love all things kate spade? I love kate spade jewelry, home decor, glasses, clothing and most of all the handbags. I have a particular addiction to kate spade bags. I cannot express how much I love their bags. My kate spades ...

DIY: How To Replace A "Permanent" Lamp Shade and Make a Finial

11/26/2016 00:23:23 AM

I absolutely LOVE going to thrift stores! When I go it's like a treasure hunt. While many people go in the hopes of finding hidden gems in usable shape, I go to find old castoffs that I can give new life. Recently I found a lamp in a Charleston, ...

DIY Recycled Bobby Pin Organizer Container Tutorial

11/26/2016 00:15:24 AM

When you have a house full of teenagers, every little thing helps when it comes to organization.  Not too long ago I recycled a nut can to create a loose change container that really helped with the haphazard laying of coins around the house. ...

Gamer Decor: The DIY "Creeper" Can Every Minecraft Fan Needs

11/26/2016 00:14:58 AM

When you are decorating a room, you have to design to fit the needs, style and desires of  each particular client.  Right now my "client" just happens to be my teenage son.  As I have the time...time, what's that? ha! how funny, says a lady ...

Freebie DIY: Recycled Food Storage Lid Organizer

11/26/2016 00:14:12 AM

I am currently trying to go through my entire house to clean, purge and organize. The food storage container cabinet was my first stop in the kitchen.  This cabinet was really, really bad....I mean try to cram stuff in real quick and slam the ...

Easy Scrap Fabric Yo Yo Can Upcycle Tutorial

11/26/2016 00:13:36 AM

The craft tutorial I decided to share with you could not be easier or cheaper and involves something we all have plenty of laying around the house: cans! Cans can be recycled in a gazillion ways to use for organization.  Today I'm going to ...

Upcycle Furniture Rescue: An Old Dresser Becomes A New Buffet

11/26/2016 00:12:20 AM

A while back, my friend snapped a picture (below) of an old wood dresser she was getting rid of and asked if I wanted it.  The answer was yes of course! I had been wanting a new buffet for my dining room and I new with a little tlc it would ...

DIY "Nuit Noire" Necklace With Free Pattern

11/26/2016 00:07:39 AM

Over the last year I have shared lots of general of arts and crafts project with you guys but my first loves are bead work and sewing.  I still sew on a pretty regular basis but the huge storage bin where I keep all my beads has mostly sat ...

DIY Blackberry or Raspberry Necklace Beading Pattern and Tutorial

11/26/2016 00:07:16 AM

Hi guys! Sorry it has been a while since I shared a project.  I have been taking it easy in the blogging department lately but I'm still crafting.  When I left you I was on a beading and jewelry making kick trying to use up some of my bead ...

DIY Lace Banner Necklace Tutorial & Pattern

11/26/2016 00:06:54 AM

Here is a project I just finished up that reminds me of a lace banner.  I used 11/0 seed beads for the entire project and it was super easy. If you would like to try it for yourself, you can nab the pattern from one of my favorite beading ...