About Jessi Wohlwend:

Hi! I'm Jessi, the blogger behind Practically Functional, a blog about simple, practical projects and ideas to help you love your home, no matter where you live! I decorate, I craft, I DIY, I build, I organize, I cook… I even garden in our tiny 650 square foot apartment, and we love every single square foot of our little home! And Practically Functional can help you love yours too, no matter where you live! Make sure you follow along by RSS or subscribe by email so you don't miss anything!

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    Before and After: DIY Craft Storage Desk

    When we first moved into our apartment, I didn’t really have a dedicated crafting area. The apartment is small, only 650 sq. ft. with one bedroom, so it’s not like there was a ton of room to spread out. We did a pretty good job making the most use of all the space that we […]

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    DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Bunting

    Looking for quick and easy DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations? This burlap shamrock bunting fits the bill perfectly. You only need a few supplies and a few minutes to put this together and get your mantel decorated for St. Patrick’s Day! The burlap is a perfect background for green and gold, and your mantel will […]

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    Small Space Organization: Fit Your Life Into Your Space!

    Living in a small space isn’t always easy. In our 650 sq. ft. apartment I feel like I’m always bumping in to my husband, tripping over our cats, or maneuvering around a coffee table that’s just a little too big for the space. But that doesn’t mean we don’t love it! Having a small apartment […]

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    Classic Valentine’s Day Punch Recipe

    Need a great punch recipe for a Valentine’s Day party or get together this year? This classic Valentine’s Day punch won’t disappoint; it’s delicious, easy to make in large batches, and you can make it with or without alcohol, depending on who’s partying with you! Classic Valentine’s Day Punch (Non-Alcoholic Version) To make the basic […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    DIY Sewn Paper Heart Garland

    Have you started to decorate for Valentine’s Day yet? This sewn paper heart garland is a really fun project that only takes about twenty minutes to put together, so if you’re looking for quick and easy Valentine’s Day decor, this tutorial is perfect for you! DIY Sewn Paper Heart Garland Here’s what you need: colored […]

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    3 Simmer Pot Recipes

    Simmer pots are a great way to make your home feel warm and inviting, and make it smell wonderful! Plus they help keep a bit of moisture in the air, which is great during the dry winter months. Here are three simmer pot recipes you should try!   Simmer pots are easy to set up, […]

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    The Renter’s Guide To DIY Household Maintenance

    One great thing about renting is that your landlord will usually fix major problems with your unit, plus you won’t be responsible for the cost. But the downside is being on your landlord’s timeline; if they are responsible for a lot of rental units, it might take a day or two (or more) until they […]

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    7 Ways To Decorate With Vinyl!

    Vinyl is probably my favorite crafting supply. It’s incredibly versatile, it comes in tons of colors and patterns, it can be smooth or flocked or textured, and best of all, it’s removable, so it’s perfect for renters! Today I’m bringing you 7 ways to decorate your home with vinyl!   7 Ways To Decorate With […]

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    Tips And Tricks For Storing Holiday Decor

    The worst part about the holidays is having to pack up all the magical decor when the festivities are over! I’d leave Christmas decor up all year if I could, but you have to make room to decorate for New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. So once the holidays are over, here are […]

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    How to Decorate For Christmas Without Street Front Property!

    Growing up, one of my favorite parts of Christmas was decorating our house for the holiday! We put string lights around our front windows, ran garlands and lights up the pillars and over the awning on our front patio, and hung holiday cards in the blinds on our front windows. And we loved driving around […]

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