If you are just joining in, we have been working in our back yard this summer giving it a much needed facelift. First, was our DIY compost bin, then our DIY fire pit. Today we are sharing the next stage of our renovations – our DIY garden arbor with play area. It began like this…
Yep, a hot mess. Each winter we run through a WHOLE LOTTA firewood. This is our wood pile that is normally full to the brim. However, I snapped this at the beginning of spring when we can break out of our cabin fever and get outside to clean up winter mess. Normally this is covered with a giant tarp, so my kids stick their bikes here to keep them out of the weather as our shed is full too. (next on my hit list)
Since 2003, I have had the pleasure of looking out our dining area and seeing this…
Why does it seem that your children grow right before your very eyes? I mean, precious are the days we have with them. One day their toddling, then the next they’re driving away. sniff, sniff. In order to preserve some of that time, I tend to live vicariously through my children by creating all sorts of toys, especially dolls and wooden toys.
So, for this Trash to Treasure Tuesday (where my blogger friends and I share our thrifty makeovers the second Tuesday of each month) I am showing you how I made some special gifts for my littlest girl.
This is my pile of junky goodness of crib spindles and scrap wood that I’ll be turning into some wooden toys.
First, I’d like to show you a few of the things I’ve made in the past…(mind you I do go overboard, but I don’t care!) hee hee hee
I’m all about penny-pinching, and you know I love the rustic farmhouse style. When I wanted to add a bit of nature to my decor I thought of purchasing a few cotton branches from an online source. Then I found they were $10 a piece (that’s for one measly branch!), I said to myself, “It’s DIY time.”
To say that I’m stoked to make a vase full of cotton branches and a wreath for less than $4 is an understatment. Woo hoo! Who doesn’t love to save that kind of money? You also get the satisfaction of creating your own decor.
Want to make some of your own? I’ve got three short and sweet video tutorials that will show you how.