Category: Do It Yourself

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!

For Christmas one year I designed Superhero Capes for my nieces and nephews! They were a big hit and actually pretty easy to make. The pattern I came up with was essentially a square with a hole in one corner. Each cape featured each little hero’s initial, which was a fun personal touch!

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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.

Recycled Painted Chandelier

Recycled Painted Chandelier

Easily transform an old chandelier with a coat of spray paint. Check out how we fixed up an old Victorian metal rose chandelier into a modern centerpiece for our home.

DIY Coupon Box

DIY Coupon Box

I made this little DIY coupon box for storing my coupons out of the way but still in sight so I’ll use them, not lose them. You could also store mementos, photos, and other small items to keep safe.

Creative Tape Painting Art

Creative Tape Painting Art

This awesome tape painting technique can be used to create beautiful, custom art. The possibilities are endless for the patterns and color schemes you can create. This project is perfect for mommies who need a creative outlet or for kids to make a wall hanging for their room.
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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.

Simple DIY Candy Box

Simple DIY Candy Box

A DIY candy box is easy to make from a small re-purposed cardboard box; perfect for gifting candy, small treats, cupcakes, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, and more!

No-Sew Baby Bow Ties

No-Sew Baby Bow Ties

Baby boy bow ties are very easy to make with a scrap of ribbon and a hot glue gun! I whipped up four colorful bow ties for my baby boy to coordinate with many outfit combinations.

Repurposed Frappuccino Bottles

Repurposed Frappuccino Bottles

Don’t just throw away used bottles β€” here are some ideas for turning a yummy drink bottle into party favors or cute decor items for your home. We love the classic shape offered by Frappuccino bottles; they’re not too tall, don’t easily fall over due to their sturdy bottom, and take up minimal space.

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