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Category: Do It Yourself

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

DIY Floral Crowns & Flower Girl Bouquets

DIY Floral Crowns & Flower Girl Bouquets

Learn how to easily make darling DIY accessories flower girls and parties! Use these tips to make custom flower crowns and bouquets using any color or style of flowers.

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

Colorful Lego Soap Dispenser

A colorful Lego soap dispenser is an innovative way to decorate a kids bathroom or just add a pop of color next to a bathroom sink. My kids absolutely love Legos. This Lego soap dispenser is a fun idea to encourage kids to wash their hands. To recreate this idea, all you need is a clear soap dispenser, liquid hand soap (clear soap makes the colors stand out), and a handful of assorted Lego pieces.

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Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed. 

How to Make a Flower Crown

How to Make a Flower Crown

Easily make a DIY flower crown for parties, weddings, photoshoots, or just for fun! I used a collection of small and medium sized silk flowers, medium gauge floral wire and a hot glue gun.

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make using ingredients you have in your kitchen. I just rub this sugar scrub onto my skin to make it feel softer and refreshed. Sugar scrub is especially fun to use for DIY pedicures after you soak your feet! I love homemade body products because I know which ingredients are in them, which is very helpful for my mild eczema.
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8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

8 Simple & Creative DIY Gift Ideas

Making your own gifts is a great way to share your talents with your family and friends. Here are 8 creative and inexpensive gift ideas you can make for any special occasion!

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

Personalized Tea Storage With Scrapbook Paper

A personalized tea canister is a lovely gift idea for anyone who enjoys drinking tea! Learn how to make this easy gift idea in a few simple steps.

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Did you know that recycled cans and jars make the best flower vases? I love keeping a stash of clean jars or tin cans on hand for displaying beautiful fresh-cut flowers. Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!

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Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! This fun science experiment is a great way to learn about how color can be transferred from one object to another.

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

One of my favorite things about decorating my home is designing my own wall art, colorful garlands and accent decor. I often switch out my home decor for different seasons and I enjoy using fresh new accent colors. This eye-catching rainbow felt leaf garland can be made using any color of felt. A DIY felt garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this same concept to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.

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DIY Wooden Trees Made From Fence Boards

DIY Wooden Trees Made From Fence Boards

These DIY wooden trees are a simple and eye catching addition for any blank wall. Anyone can complete this home decor project with a little time, some wood and a splash of craft paint.

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

Indoor plants are a nice way to bring the outdoors into your home. Here are some tips about how to arrange indoor plants and give them a new look with colored rocks!

How To Organize A Junk Drawer

How To Organize A Junk Drawer

Everyone has a junk drawer that they stick random clutter into, right? Junk drawers serve a few purposes. First, you can organize basic office supplies, small tools, push pins, chip clips, note pads and all sorts of odds and ends. Second, junk drawers keep useful items close at hand for when someone needs scotch tape or a rubber band. Finally, you can quickly clean off the counter with a clean sweep into the junk drawer and organize it later. Our junk drawer is located in the kitchen and we organize it every few months. Here are some easy ways you can organize your kitchen or office junk drawer, while still maintaining your home’s convenient catch-all.

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