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  • Writer's pictureAimee Bercovici

Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - August 2023

As we bask in the heart of the season, we've spotted a tidal wave of trending hacks and inspiring projects that your readers will love. Get set to make a splash with delicious campfire recipes, upcycled earrings, and a whole lot more under the sun!

Trending on the Hometalk Family of Sites

Here are the trends we're seeing across the Hometalk family of sites!

Hometalk Hits

Halloween/Fall Decor

Embrace the upcoming spooky season and fall vibes by showcasing your DIY Halloween decor ideas and cozy autumn decor. From eerie wreaths to pumpkin-inspired crafts, our readers will surely be enchanted by the magic of the season! On Hometalk, Shelly transformed a few ordinary empty food containers into beautiful fall decor.

Dryer Sheet Hacks

Unleash the power of dryer sheets with ingenious DIY hacks! From dusting off electronics to freshening up sneakers, these little wonders have a whole new life beyond the laundry room. Take a look at Chas’ ideas here!

Foodtalk Faves

Low Ingredient Foods

Who says delicious meals have to be complicated? Create easy and tasty recipes using just a few ingredients, catering to busy readers looking for quick solutions in the kitchen. Emily’s Crunchy Kale Parmesan Salad is a great example!

Upstyle Stars

Upcycled Earrings

We all love sustainable fashion on Upstyle so why not show readers how to craft stylish earrings from upcycled materials? They'll adore creating unique pieces while minimizing their carbon footprint. How gorgeous are these earrings by Mary Martha Mama?

Eyebrow Growth

Upstylers are always on the lookout for ways to enhance their features. We’re seeing a huge interest in natural DIY remedies and techniques to encourage lush eyebrow growth. Here’s a perfect example of a natural remedy by Shikha.

Wows from the Web

We’re bringing inspiration from all corners of the web. Here’s what we’re seeing trending online.

Perfect for Hometalk...

Alternative DIY Furniture

Say goodbye to generic store-bought furniture! Introduce your readers to imaginative and eco-friendly furniture creations using repurposed materials. We were totally wowed by this cool table made from glass cubes!

Wind Chimes

Add a touch of harmony and whimsy to outdoor spaces with DIY wind chimes. From seashell chimes to copper pipe melodies, DIY wind chimes are trending on the web and we’d love to see more of these ideas on Hometalk. This plastic lid wind chime by Amanda is so cute!

Perfect for Foodtalk...

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

As the new school year approaches, parents are looking for fresh and healthy lunchbox ideas for their little ones. Inspire them with creative, nutritious, and kid-approved meals. Melissa shares some great ideas here in this blog post.

Campfire Recipes

Camping and bonfire season is here! Share mouthwatering campfire recipes that go beyond the classic s'mores, igniting a desire for outdoor culinary adventures, like these campfire strawberries or these delicious sugar cone smores!

Perfect for Upstyle…

Purple Blush

Beauty enthusiasts are turning heads with unique makeup trends. Explore the allure of purple blush and offer tutorials and styling tips for a bold and enchanting look. Glamour claims that, “purple blush is the unexpected makeup trend of the Summer” so show us your purple looks!

Long Denim Skirt Styling

Long denim skirts are making a fashionable comeback! Showcase various ways to style this versatile wardrobe essential, inspiring Upstylers to rock the trend with confidence! We loved this look by Everyday Pursuits!

Materials Worth Mentioning

Here's a quick list of items and materials our audience is loving when it comes to DIY projects & recipes. Challenge yourself to create something new using one of the materials listed below.

  • Beach mats

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Lemons (for cleaning & cooking!)

  • Acorns

  • Gnomes

Do you have a favorite trend? Let us know in the comments below!

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