11 DIY Pallet Projects

Where I work during the day, we have tons of pallets laying around just waiting for something to happen. I've often thought of hauling a bunch of them home to make stuff ... but what would I make?  Lucky for me I have blogging friends who inspire me on a daily basis and have provided me with much needed inspiration to get started on a few DIY pallet projects.  Here's my collection of ideas from them. Let me know which you like best! Oh, I … [Read more...]

Floral Chandelier: How to Make Your Own

The past few days I've noticed a new pep in my step and I know without a doubt it's because the grass is green, the trees are budding, my lilac bushes are blooming, and the Earth is bursting with life. Oh how I love this time of year! Truly. The death of winter is over. Finally! To bring a little of that sweet springtime cheer inside, I made a floral chandelier a couple weeks ago and I'm going to show you how easy it is to make your own. For … [Read more...]

How to Make Pillows in Minutes

Yes, you really can make pillows in just minutes ... which means less than an hour. In just a couple hours I made 6 pillows. I'm always looking for pillows to change my rooms from season to season, but they start to get expensive. Not only that, but they take up storage space. So I decided to make pillow covers that I can swap out from season to season. No more storing big fluffy pillows! Now I can just swap out the covers and fold and put away … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Lemon Spray

Have you ever noticed how certain fragrances transport you to another place and time?  Cross the threshold into any bakery where cinnamon rolls are fresh out of the oven and you're sure to flash back to a Saturday morning when mom was baking and you were impatiently waiting for sweet rolls while watching your favorite cartoons.  A new study suggests our noses can detect 1 trillion different scents! When spring rolls around, I prefer lighter … [Read more...]

13 DIY Lavender Projects You’ll Love!

Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances and there are so many wonderful things you can do with this flowering herb. Use lavender in beauty products; use it as a garnish in salads or as an herb when cooking. Bake them into cookies and breads to enhance the flavor of food. You're probably familiar with two types of lavender ... English Lavender and French Lavender. English lavender is the more widely used of the two, tolerating cold weather … [Read more...]

How to Make Scented Candles

If you've never made homemade candles, I sincerely urge you to try it. I was always afraid to give it a go, but finally stepped out of my comfort zone a little over a year ago and wondered why I had waited so long! I think the idea of melting wax freaked me out (you know, horror stories in the kitchen) so I just kept buying candles at the store. Today I'm sharing how to make scented candles so you can see just how easy it is. Of all the candles … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Snow Globes

November is kind of an awkward month for bloggers.  We've got one foot in the Fall and Thanksgiving season, and another foot in the Christmas season. We try to showcase Christmas decor early to provide inspiration, kind of like the stores but we don't start quite as early as they do!  Today I'm sharing DIY hanging snow globes that are ridiculously easy to make and look so pretty, too!  It's part of today's Celebrations of Home hop (you can visit … [Read more...]

How to Make a Twig Mirror

Colorful leaves are beginning to carpet our lawn and the Silver Maples have dropped quite a few branches, which is common for that type of tree.  We always get a new batch of fallen twigs after a storm and we add them to our burn pile.  But as I was looking at the pile, the thought occurred to me to do something crafty with those branches. And so today, I'm sharing how to make a twig mirror! We had a record number of fallen branches in our yard … [Read more...]

Glitter Star DIY Ornaments

When it comes to Christmas, I tend to be a traditionalist. I like old-fashioned decorations with lots of greenery draped around the house. I love twinkling lights, shiny ornaments, and anything with glitter! Today I'm sharing how to make Glitter Star DIY ornaments as part of a fun celebration called the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas. Each day during the month of October, a blogger is sharing a handmade ornament. You can see all of their holiday … [Read more...]

Rustic Twig Candles ~ Seasons of Home

Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters, golden sunlight on colorful leaves ... these are the signs of autumn ... along with fallen Silver Maple branches cluttering our yard! We make a pile of all the twigs and branches and burn them in our fire pit for roasting marshmallows. And some of the twigs made their way into craft projects this fall, like the rustic twig candles I'm showing you today as part of the Seasons of Home - Autumn Edition tour that I'm … [Read more...]

Best DIY Halloween Ghosts!

Halloween. That magical evening when gentle fall breezes tickle colorful leaves making them dance down the street while children in spooky costumes are outside bewitching their neighbors for tricks and treats. Inside, I'm watching Jamie Lee Curtis scream for her life in "Halloween" with all the lights off and candles in the window, pausing the movie only to answer the door for hungry visitors. For this year's decorations, I made the best DIY … [Read more...]

Wall Art from Paper Bags

Farmhouse style is my favorite home decor because it's so practical and pretty. This fall and winter I've decided to add more farmhouse elements to our home ... mostly in the form of farm animals. As I was unsuccessfully combing the store for farm-y wall decor, I spied a couple of decorative Kraft paper bags with a goat and llama on them. I thought to myself, "why can't they make decorative prints like these paper bags?" And then it dawned … [Read more...]

Decorate Your Unused Glass Bottles

A couple months ago I shared a post about some gray-painted glass bottles that I had purchased from a local flea market vendor. I tried making a couple myself and one of my readers asked if I could share the tutorial. If you have any unused glass bottles laying around, consider decorating them instead of throwing them out. They don't need to be vintage bottles ... just find a few with interesting shapes. When it comes to painting and distressing … [Read more...]

** My Disclosure Policy **