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2019 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes it is hard to think of a gift for mom. Want to do something other than the annual scarf, candle or necklace? Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channels, the DIY Network and HGTV for some of our favorite DIY gift ideas she will love this Mother’s Day.

Turn a Cooler into a Storage Table

Jazz up the screened-in porch or patio with these deceptively cheap storage tables. All you have to do is buy a polystyrene cooler, some fabric mom will like and legs that easily screw into the foam.  Assembly is quick and something the kids could help with!

Colorful, Modern Headboard

While in the video they are making it for a kid’s room, there is no reason this headboard couldn’t be painted to match mom’s décor. As Rosa Armstrong explains in the video, you will just need to cut the wood pieces to fit the bed.

DIY Succulent Sphere

Succulents are beautiful and low maintenance. Rather than buying her an ordinary succulent garden, create this gorgeous sphere that will be a statement piece to any yard or porch.

DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

Rather than a physical gift, how about you create an experience for mom? With this easy set-up, you will have your very own outdoor movie theater for a fun night under the stars the whole family can enjoy and remember.

Holiday Storage and Clean-Up Ideas with the DIY Network

The holidays bring decorations, visiting family and friends and tons of delicious foods. While it is truly a magical time to spend with loved ones, Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite cleaning tips and holiday décor storage tips from our cable channel, DIY Network to keep in mind and help take the stress out of holiday prep and cleanup.

With an array of dishes being prepared that can leave stains on your wood cutting board and an odd smell in the fridge, all you need to fix both of these issues naturally is a couple lemons. Watch below to find out how:

When the last minute wrapping is finished, and all the guests have left, it can be a pain to find storage for all the holiday decorations. Make it easy for next year, and use a coat hanger to keep your lights from tangling. Watch this video to learn how:

Need a last minute appetizer idea? What about five appetizers from one block of cheddar? Watch the video below to find out how:

Labor Day with the DIY Network

Labor Day weekend is just about here. Many people travel over the long weekend, but if you are one that hopes to tidy up or get some last minute projects done before the cold weather hits, Great Plains Communications has some tips for you. We have picked out a few of our favorite videos from our cable channel, DIY Network for you to keep in mind.


How to Make a T-Shirt Bag

If you are looking for a small project that you could do in the comfort of your living room, this t-shirt bag is for you. Maybe you college kids just headed off to school and left behind some shirts that didn’t make the cut. Watch how you could turn that outgrown shirt into a stylish grocery bag.


Stress-Free Picnic Hacks

So maybe you decided not to go on a long trip this weekend, but you want to enjoy the beautiful weather with your family in the park. These picnic hacks will help you stay organized and make it about family time rather than clean up time.


How to Build a Copper Pipe Table

Looking for a little bigger project to keep you busy this weekend? This copper pipe table is stylish and only takes a few tools to assemble.


Happy Labor Day from Great Plains Communications!

Check out the DIY Network!

Have you checked out DIY Network?  It’s from the makers of HGTV and Food Network,  and it’s the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television.

DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 56 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping.

In addition to Cable offerings, the network also have a fantastic website that you can enjoy using your High-Speed Internet connection. There are additional videos and tons of fantastic project ideas.  Check it out right now at

Let us know if you like the new DIY Network as much as we do in the comments section, below!