diy

My desk needs a bit of sprucing up. My big plan is to sand it completely to remove the stain, and then paint it white, or maybe yellow. In the mean time I decided to work on a smaller project to make my work area a bit more cheerful. I spend a lot of time […]

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I am really loving this DIY color block clock that I found from Molly of Almost Makes Perfect! Wouldn’t it make a great project for a rainy day? You can personalize it with whatever colors are in your home! This clock would also be a great gift idea for friends or family! You can never have […]

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This a-frame tent is so adorable! The tutorial from Cakies for a DIY a-frame tent makes the best play place for little kids. They can read, nap, and play pretend in these awesome little tents. Follow the instructions and make one for your kiddos! Here are more DIY projects for kids to play with: DIY […]

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I love big bright pops of color! This DIY color blocked dipped spoons tutorial is the perfect gift idea for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day, or just a friend’s birthday. Jordan from The Happy Homebodies gives us the step-by-step instructions on how to make them ourselves! I just adore this craft project! Here are more […]

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I’m always looking for simple ways to document family memories, aside from regular scrapbooking pages, and mini-albums or mini-books are great for recording an event or trip. Plus they make great gifts too! I also prefer to make my own books to suit my photos and story, so I came up with a quick and […]

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We did it! We crocheted our way through the whole month of February. If you followed along, pat yourself of the back, three cheers for you!! I had so much fun showcasing all sorts of crochet patterns and tutorials all month. It was Crochet-A-Day success! All of these patterns and tutorials are projects you can […]

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We’re featuring 2 different patterns for crochet stars for our Crochet-A-Day series. Each are very different, but both are darling! I suggest you try your hand at both. 1. Simple Star with a Border: I love this pattern for a star with a different colored edge. This comes from Matt of According to Matt. He […]

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Tis’ the season for a little extra warmth and these Crochet Hand Warmers from our next Crochet-A-Day series project will do just the trick! We’re partnering with Consumer Crafts for a week’s worth of crochet projects. Head over to ConsumerCrafts.com to buy all your yarn supplies for our Crochet-A-Day projects. They make it super simple […]

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It’s back to the abc’s with our next featured project for our Crochet-A-Day series. This Alphabet Set from Moogly is such a fun crochet pattern set for every letter of the alphabet. I had to try my hand at this crochet alphabet and it’s so fun to follow along. You will need to know how […]

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On to our next featured crochet pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series! It’s a super simple, you can do this, project… Crochet Bow Tutorial from Craftiness is not Optional! These darling little bows are the perfect project to crochet in a day. If you’re making them for a little girl’s hair bow or a little boy’s bow […]

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This has been a very chilly winter, hasn’t it? Sometimes when it’s too cold outside, we can get a little stir crazy. Decorating your house with cute DIY projects can give you a creative outlet and exercise your mind! These 7 warm ways to decorate for winter will help you get out of your funk! […]

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Hey all you Mod Podge fans! Ready for something to blow your mind?! How about this new line of fantastic peel and stick stencils from the ever amazing Amy of Mod Podge Rocks?! I’m happy to call Amy my friend and so thrilled about her new line of stencils she’s created with Plaid. It’s one […]

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Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It’s our favorite. Josh Gad could not be more perfect for this roll as the goofy lovable snowman.  ”The hot and the cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!“ I think we watched this clip below for the song In Summer about 100 times […]

‘Tis the season for gift giving! So many people to give to and never enough time to get everything done! Am I right? I saw this Snowman Hot Cocoa Gift idea over at the M&T Spotlight page and thought it would be the perfect gift to make for friends and nieghbors. This project can be done in […]

I always love a good homemade gift. They are personal, fun to make, and it shows the receiver that you really care. These “cup of cheer” personalized mugs that I spotted on the M&T Spotlight page are the perfect DIY gift! The Spark & Chemistry blog shows us just how easy and fun these mugs are to […]

Are you guys obsessed with Instagram as much as I am? I think I have over 1,000 photo posts on my account….yikes that’s a lot! I am always trying to think of things to do with all of those cute pictures I have taken. I was looking through the M&T Spotlight page and saw this DIY Instagram […]

Okay, let’s be honest, when do parents use fancy glasses? Most of us see delicate glasses and think “My kids would break those in a second!” and we tend to avoid buying them or even using the ones we own. Recently, I’ve found a bit of a solution and a great use for my “fancy” […]

DIY: Hula Grass Skirts

by Marie on August 23, 2013

We’re celebrating my daughter’s birthday this weekend and she chose a Hawaiian theme. Naturally we needed to have few hula grass skirts for the party guests. I’ve come up with a fun DIY option for grass skirts, repurposing plastic tablecloths. They make for a quick and easy skirt that will last as a take-home gift […]

We stopped using paper napkins in my home about 8 years ago. Both my husband and I felt like it was not only a “greener” move but also, cloth napkins work so much better. Plus, they are prettier too! Sometimes though, my napkins (as they are getting a little older) start to look a little […]

This weekend I got the itch to do a little Spring Cleaning and along the way, I crossed a few DIY projects off of my list. One project, to make my own Diamond Patterned Tablecloth, was so easy that I was able to finish it in under 30 minutes. An older white linen tablecloth that […]

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