We’re highlighting some of the most creative DIY bloggers that inspire our community in a new interview series. You’ll learn how they got started, find tips for your own projects and much more.

What better place to start than our own contributors? So we’re kicking off this series with Angie Holden of The Country Chic Cottage. She’s created dozens of great projects including unique wreaths and mason jar, as well as convenient home accessories.



featured-interview-angieTell us about yourself. How did you get interested in DIY and blogging?

I am a full time working wife and mother of 3 great kids.  I started blogging in January 2010 after a New Year’s Resolution to spruce up my home.  I wanted a place to hold myself accountable to my resolution.  I’ve continued to create new projects and chronicling them ever since!

I love creating projects and transformations on a budget and with farmhouse flair.  You’ll often find me at Old Time Pottery or The Home Depot stalking supplies for my latest project.

What was your favorite post or project from your blog?

My personal favorite is my mudroom!  I made it my mission to organize and clean up the room that probably takes the most abuse and made it both comfortable and highly functional. You can see more about it here.

You’ve done a number of posts on DIY wedding decor. Tell our readers how to decide what types of items are best to make yourself.

As any bride knows, there are no shortage of ways to blow up your wedding budget. But you might be surprised by how much you can make yourself at a fraction of the cost – plus it adds to the personal touch!
I would personally make as many items as possible yourself unless you can get a really great deal on them.  Centerpieces, favors, lighting, and much more are not hard to make once you find the right inspiration. You can find so much of what you need to create your own great looking wedding decor at Old Time Pottery. Most of the time it is very inexpensive to make multiples of items like you would need for a wedding.

Who or what inspires you? What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?

I like to browse magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and of course Pinterest.  I follow a large number of DIY and craft bloggers just to see what they are up to and keep up with the trends.  A few favorites are Flamingo Toes, Young House Love, and Mad in Crafts.

Make this burlap flower winter wreath in just a few minutes! A fun craft project for your home!What is your #1 tip for someone who wants to start doing DIY home decor?

Don’t be afraid!  Just jump in and do it!  We all have craft fails and you will have a few as well.  But you will learn from those and come out more knowledgeable and skilled in the end.

What else should we know about you?

I love creating things and most of the time you can find me with my head down working on my latest project.  I get a special type of satisfaction by creating something I love and displaying it in my home. And I love sharing my projects with the readers of the Do More For Less blog!

Be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you think about this new series or to suggest someone to interview!
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