A new day and a new repurposing project for you! Earlier this week, I showed you what I did with a curbside credenza and promised to show you a crafty project today. I am sort-of embarrassed to say it took me nearly a year to finally get this project done (that only took me an hour to do). If you could be a fly on the wall in my home, you would know why. So…without further adieu, I am showing you how I created a faux succulent planter from a broken bird feeder. (drum roll please…)
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
Do you cherish a beachy scene and want to add coastal charm to your home? Make the beach ambiance come to you by creating your own beach décor. Today, along with my blogger friends, I’m sharing one of my Best of the Archives for a month of Trash to Treasure Transformations each Tuesday. Yay! Be sure to check out their projects later on in this post.
One of my subjects for this project is a Craiglist cast-off. I found this oak coffee table / entertainment stand that was in need of some superficial love.
The top was worn, it was missing trim and pulls, and was oh-so DIRTY. But hey, it’s solid oak and just needs some TLC, right?
I hope you’ve been enjoying all the Christmas goodies I’ve had for you these last couple of weeks. Today I’ll be showing you how to create a velour Christmas tree, but first let’s review the last few related projects. Last week I showed you how to build a log reindeer…meet Buck.
Then I took you on the Home for the Holidays Tour showcasing our mantel.
And yesterday, I showed you how to create my wall quilt made from vinyl plank flooring.
What fun it is to DIY and craft the day away…hey! Sorry. Got carried away. ahem. Today, I want to show you how to create those sweet velour Christmas trees that adorned my mantel and so many of you have asked how to make your own.
Are you ready to get your craft on? Let’s go!
The fall season is full upon us and our feathered friends will be either heading south or getting ready for the winter months ahead. Why not create a backyard oasis that will have them coming back for more? We are avid bird lovers in our home. We were delighted when a friend of mine gave us this DIY bird feeder made from a piece of firewood and rope. How easy is that?
Did you know that if you provide a back yard feast, birds will remember your yard as a place to return to when they come back from migrating? It’s a sweet reunion each season. Also, the birds that overwinter will love you for the protein packed goodies.
Ready to get your tool groove on? It’s Power Tool Challenge time! Today, I am working with a fantastic group of DIY bloggers and we are going to show you how to make use of a basic tool – the jigsaw. My project: a super-cute hedgehog pencil holder.
If you missed the last challenge using only a common drill, you’ll want to stop by to see how to build this rack (with endless possibilities for variation). No cutting needed, just a few simple materials and a DIY attitude.
Today, I have a back-to-school project that is fun and functional. Meet my sweet little hedgehog pencil holder…
She’s a cutie patootie, but also versatile too. With this basic shape, you could create a rainbow, a bear face, a car, a bumble bee….endless possibilities for this shape!
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Ever since my DIY tutorial for cotton branches went crazy, I’ve been on the lookout for cotton crafts and projects wherever I go. Since one of my regular places to hang is Hometalk, I decided to curate a board all about cotton.
Just look at all that cottony goodness! You’ve got 40 fantastic DIY projects all in one place. Here are some examples, a gorgeous farmhouse wreath…
Courtesy of Cottage in the Oaks
…functional bathroom storage…
Courtesy of Liz Marie Blog
…and whimsical decor.
Courtesy of Lana Jane Fox
Don’t forget yours truly has a video tutorial for you to make your own cotton branches.
Come on over and check out all the projects my board has to offer. See you there!