DIY Scented Rose Petals

Roses are so romantic and I have a hard time just tossing mine in the trash after they’ve wilted. So often I’ll lay them on a cookie sheet and let them dry to save. But now I’ve got a whole bag full and no use! Well here a few ways to turn those dried gems…

DIY Custom hat

After making my own Hand embroidered patches I have been looking for places to put my newly made patches and ones that I have collected over the last year.   My jean jacket is filling up so I decided to switch over to baseball caps! You can buy a plain baseball cap at any craft…

Raspberry Hedge How To

Earlier this spring an acquaintance advised they were removing an entire row of raspberries from their garden. At $10-$20 a plant at any nursery I grabbed my shovel and invited myself over on digging day. I’d stashed my toddlers kiddy pool in the trunk and within the hour I had it full of baby raspberry bushes….

DIY Fluffy Slime & Floam!

If you have been on instagram at all you probably have been bombarded with fidget spinners and satisfying slime videos.   Here is a quick DIY to make your very own fluffy slime and Floam! This is a great DIY for kids it only is a couple ingredients and is super simple! Supplies for Fluffy…

DIY Tea Towel

I love decorating with tea towels in my kitchen.  This super simple DIY shows you how to customize your plain white tea towels into something beautiful! Supplies: Pack of white tea towels (10 pack at Walmart for $7) Fabric paint Thick paper or something to make a stencil out of, you can also buy a…

DIY Carpet Freshener

I’ve been slowly cutting out chemicals in our household. Not only is it safer but wow is it cheaper! Cleaning green is not as hard as it sounds but does take a little more thought than buying something off the shelf. One of the things I like to use is carpet refresher but what’s exactly…

Friendship Boot Planter DIY

Here is a great idea to celebrate a special friendship in your life. Find a pair of worn out boots and fill with your favorite flowers. One of the boots is for your friend while the other is for you. Friends are the flowers in the garden of life. Beginning with a seed of trust, nurtured…

DIY Hand Embroidered Patches!

I love decorating my blue jean jacket so I decided to give hand embroidery a try! Embroidery can be hard but it reminds me of lettering, it’s relaxing and you can do it whenever you have extra time or are waiting on something.  Check out my hand embroidered patches DIY below! Supplies: Fabric (Muslin or…

DIY Photo Banner

If you are you looking for a simple decor DIY that you can make quickly, I have the perfect DIY for you!  Baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, you name it, this DIY would work great! Supplies: Scissors String or Ribbon Wooden Beads Wooden Clips Photos Tape   How to: This DIY is the…

Framed Toddler-isms DIY

Our little town has a mild obsession with thrift stores. I’m beginning to think it’s the same half a dozen people swapping junk back and forth. Regardless, I still check them and occasionally I find a little gem that I want to work with. So for a quarter I picked up this sad looking picture…

DIY Headache Balm

Its allergy season here in North Carolina and I get so many headaches from allergies.  I usually use a little bit of peppermint oil to relieve my headaches but it can be a pain to find a carrier oil and then mix it before applying.  I decided to make up a batch of headache balm…

DIY Event Signs

I’m helping organize my sisters baby shower and found a fun way to make signs for the event.  By using the clear plastic frames at the dollar store I was able to DIY a sign that fits the theme and looks so pretty! Supplies: Clear plastic picture frames White and gold oil paint marker Printed…

Basket Embelishment DIY

If you’ve spent any time in our DIY page you know we love the dollar store. Finding colorful plastic baskets for a buck is hard to turn down. While this basket is cute enough on its own, I couldn’t resist adding my own twist to them with some spare ribbon I had stashed away. Using…

DIY T-Shirt Stencil Art

Grab your freezer paper and fabric paint because we are going to use it to makeover a  t-shirt! My sister gave me a magnet that had the Quest Type logo on it and that got me thinking that I should make a shirt with our logo on it.  Freezer paper makes this DIY super easy and…

DIY Macrame bottle Sling

I needed a way to carry my water bottle when out in field or forest. I came up with this inexpensive easy DIY natural jute sling holder that took less than a hour to make. I already had knowledge of basic macrame knots, if you do not know these it will take a while longer….

DIY Custom Pin Set

I love my blue jean jacket, and I have been collecting things to add to it to make it more unique.  I wanted a way to make custom pins that didn’t cost a fortune and that I could use my own designs on. This is a super easy DIY that shows you how to create…

Back Yard Bird Watcher-Install a blue bird Trail

Our backyards can be home to many types of birds and this year I am installing eastern bluebird nesting boxes along a trail on our property which has a lot of habitat that they love. This spring I observed several males munching on Michigan holly berries while on a walk. This prompted me to start looking into…

DIY Necklace

Making necklaces is almost nostalgic for me, since I grew up making jewelry all of the time with my sisters.  You can buy cute crystal and gold necklaces in stores, but you can also make them at home.  Here is my DIY on growing crystals for necklaces. Supplies: Borax Glass jar Chop Stick or Wooden…

Jumbo Easter Eggs DIY

We’ve all done the school time paper mache on balloons right? It’s so old fashioned I think most of us just skip over it at a DIY project, that and it’s a big mess when you do it with kids. But here’s a fresh take on the idea: Jumbo (any size you want really) Easter…

No-Till Kitchen Garden-Season 3 Update

It’s early April here in Michigan and I wanted to give an update on the no-till kitchen garden that I started three years ago.  “I couldn’t be happier with the results!” The photos below show how the garden looks today. I have not done anything to this space since I added additional layers of leaves…