Category: Do It Yourself

No-Sew Toddler Tutu

No-Sew Toddler Tutu

DIY tutus are fast and simple to make with a few colors of tulle, a length of elastic and scissors. These fun sparkly skirts are perfect for dress up, a party, just for fun, and toddler or baby milestone photoshoots.

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

Forever & Always DIY Wood Wall Art

Easily make custom wood wall art with just a few easy steps. I’m excited to share with you my homemade shabby chic wood wall art tutorial!

Fabulously Colorful Paint Chip Projects

Fabulously Colorful Paint Chip Projects

Combine art and color with these creative paint chip inspired projects. Spice up a nursery, kid’s room, or living space with these custom decor ideas, or liven up a party with paint chip accents and favor boxes. The options are endless!

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Make a Colorful Chandelier

Make a Colorful Chandelier

We love the idea of taking an old, outdated chandelier and turning it into a vibrant focal point of color for any room! Simply spray paint an old chandelier with a few bright coats of paint in a color of your choice.

Easy & Modern DIY Canvas Rugs

Easy & Modern DIY Canvas Rugs

A modern rug made from painters drop cloth can transform any room with a pop of color. These inspiring DIY canvas rug designs will make you want to design a rug for your home too!

DIY Boy’s Room Wood Wall Art Sign

DIY Boy’s Room Wood Wall Art Sign

I’m excited to show off my DIY wood wall art! At the end of last year I welcomed my first baby boy, inspiring some boy-themed nursery decor. After two rounds of baby girls, I had a lot of tutus and glitter. I wanted my little guy’s nursery to be whimsical; my wood wall art isn’t anything fancy, just simple and made with love. I took words from Proverbs and painted three slabs of wood with the message “Grow in Wisdom, Grace, Strength and Courage.”

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Creative Uses for Nail Polish

Creative Uses for Nail Polish

Try out these fun ideas and creative projects you can make with your stash of nail polish. The more colors and types of polish you have the better!

DIY Back To School Ideas for Moms

DIY Back To School Ideas for Moms

Spruce up your work space with a fun and creative pencil holder, custom fabric covered notebook, or washi tape keyboard that you can design to match your own style.

How To Make Lace Princess Crowns

How To Make Lace Princess Crowns

Do you have a little princess in your home? These DIY lace crowns made out of stiffened lace are SO fun to design and pretty easy to make! I made these glittery lace crowns for a birthday party and as a fun photography accessory. I expected them to be more challenging, but all you need are the right materials and a warm, sunny afternoon to air dry your homemade crowns. DIY lace crowns are beautifully intricate and delicate looking, and they are completely customizable! You can use wide or thin lace, vintage or modern lace designs, and pointed or rounded lace. I’ve seen lace crowns with roses around the bottom and other silk flower embellishments. Take your crowns a step further with rhinestone and feather detailing. For my project, I make simple glittery lace crowns with a touch of color and glamour.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

You can repurpose old tires all sorts of ways. Check out these fun tire planters, shelves, sandboxes and more! Maybe you’ll find your next summer project!

DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

DIY Happy Heart Wood Wall Art & Custom Stencils

Sometimes you just need a custom made sign. My darling Happy Heart wood wall art started out as an old cabinet door, transformed into a beautiful focal point on my wall with easy DIY stencils!

9 Creative Herb Garden Ideas

9 Creative Herb Garden Ideas

Everyone can easily have a backyard herb garden. I enjoy growing herbs each spring and summer to use in recipes; rosemary for chicken, cilantro for guacamole, basil for pasta with pesto, and mint for lemonade and mojitos. Herbs can quickly add up in cost when you buy them at the grocery store and it’s a lot more efficient to buy an herb plant at your farmer’s market than purchasing herb cuttings. Pesto requires a lot of freshly chopped basil, one of our family’s favorite summer recipes, and a basil plant will grow all summer long if cared for properly.Β These inspiring ideas for crafting your own unique herb garden can be customized for your yard or patio orientation, available space and gardening ambitions.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

DIY Rhinestone Headbands

DIY Rhinestone Headbands

These rhinestone embellished headbands are super easy to make and cost almost nothing. Glitz up your hairdo for summer with one of these fun customized accessories!

DIY Jewelry Storage Ideas

DIY Jewelry Storage Ideas

We love these creative ideas to take a frame, piece of wood, or even a rake head and turn it into a beautiful necklace holder.

DIY Superhero Capes!

DIY Superhero Capes!

Easily sew a DIY kids’ superhero cape using a square of fabric. You can design a cape with patterned fabric, a solid color lining and even make it reversible! This easy sewing project is customizable by embellishing your child’s cape with their initial or any super symbol you’d like. Make a custom superhero cape or design a princess cape or an ice queen cape as a creative kids’ gift idea.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.