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Showing posts with label For Your Home. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hand Print Rainbow with a Pot of Gold

Hand Print Rainbow with a Pot of Gold

  1. Trace a little hand onto the construction paper and cut out one for each of the rainbow colors.(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)
  2. Cut out a pot in black paper, and cut out your gold in gold or yellow paper. 
  3. Glue together the hands in a rainbow shape.
  4. Glue on your gold and pot to the hands.
  5. Hang it up for a cute St. Patrick's Day decoration!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Alternatives for Toilet Paper

Here is your list of your TP alternatives! 
Make note!

  1. Tissues
  2. Paper towels 
  3. Napkins
  4. Fast food napkins
  5. Baby wipes
  6. Washcloths 
  7. Leaves(don't grab the poison ivy)
  8. Tree bark
  9. Pine cones
  10. CVS receipts (that's about 4 feet of real estate)
  11. All those coloring pages your kids bring home...
  12. Socks
  13. Junk mail
  14. Newspaper
  15. High gloss magazine page
  16. In your anger of schools closing, use your child's homework. 
  17. Temporary tattoos 
  18. Tortillas
  19. Coffee filters
  20. Bidet
In all seriousness just hop in that shower...

Monday, November 11, 2019

Snowman made with Birch Logs

This is so cute and rustic! 

Great way to add some winter decor to your home!

  • Birch Logs, 1 large, 1 medium, 2 small, and 1 slice. 
  • 1 Wood dowel (1/4 inch)
  • Drill with a bit slightly bigger than your dowel
  • Wood Glue
  • Fabric for a scarf and bow ( I used Flannel)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Craft Glue or Hot Glue
  • 2-3 Small Black Buttons
  1. Get your logs cut and sand them if needed. If you find a small one with a branch piece sticking out you can use it for the nose. 
  2. Drill a hole half way through the center of your largest log. Drill a hole, in the center, all the way through the medium log, 1 small log, and the slice. Drill a hole half way through the last small log. 
  3. Now put the dowel through and stack your logs large, medium, small, slice, and small. Add wood glue in the drilled holes if you would like it to be sturdy. You may need to cut down your dowel to make it the right length. 
  4. Paint on a snowman face. I just did the the eyes because I had a branch piece for the nose and didn't want to add a mouth. If you do not have a branch sticking out just paint on a carrot nose. Make it the way you want!
  5. Use your fabric to make a scarf and a small bow for the hat.
  6. Glue on your bow for the hat and the buttons. 
  7. Now you are done and have a cute little snowman to decorate with or even give as a gift!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

DIY Wood Trees

These wood trees are so cute and easy to make. 

Perfect for some holiday decor!

  • 1x2 furring strip boards
  • Saw
  • Small nails and hammer or a nail gun
  • Acrylic paint

  1. Start with cutting your boards. These don't need to be any specific size, you can make them and small or large as you want. I start with the center tall board. My trees are about 18 inches tall.
  2. Next cut the branch pieces. The top one at 3 inches, and then add 1 inch to the next one each time going down (3in, 4in, 5in...). For the base I cut 4 boards, 5 inches long. 
  3. Now you can nail your tree together. Start by nailing the base piece on, like shown in the image below. Next add the branch pieces on the center tall board, hang the base over the end of your table space so the boards lay flat. Be careful!
  4. Now that you have your tree put together you can add some paint to the front side if you would like. Another option would be to stain the entire tree a dark brown or even leave it natural. 
  5. Now you can place your trees in your home or outside for some cute decor. I like to put mine on my upper cabinets in my kitchen. To add a little holiday cheer you could add some small lights or mini ornaments to your tree. If you decide you want to put your outside, it would be best to seal the wood and paint. 

Scarecrow and Snowman Double Sided Porch Decor

This Scarecrow and snowman reversible porch decor is so cute. Flip it to the scarecrow for the fall season and then to the snowman for the winter. What a fun project to make! 


  • 1 1x10 Pine Board cut at an angle (height 40in)
  • 2 1x2 Pine Boards (length 13in)
  • Nails and Hammer or Air Nail Gun
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Clear Satin Spray Paint
  • Twine String
  • Buttons 
  • Greenery for Snowman Hat
  • Leaves and Flower for Scarecrow Hat
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue

  1. Cut Board and lightly sand if necessary. 
  2. Nail the small boards towards the top at an angle. If you cut the 1x10 at an angle, then measure from the top to your small board to make the angle is the same. 
  3. Paint one side white with a black hat for the snowman. Then paint the other side light brown with a dark brown hat for the scarecrow. Let the paint dry good before painting the other side. 
  4. Add the details! I painted a face and scarf on the snowman. I Added a shirt, overalls, and face to the scarecrow. 
  5. After you are done with all of the painting, you will want to do a clear coat over it all. I use clear satin spray paint to seal it for the outdoors. 
  6. Warm up your hot glue gun. I added the twine string with a bow, buttons on the overalls, and leaves and a flower to the hat on the scarecrow side. Add buttons to the belly and winter greenery to the hat on the snowman side. 
  7. Place inside or outside to decorate for the fall season and then flip it over for the winter season. This is also a great gift idea!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Blue Mason Jar Potpourri Decor

Blue Mason Jar Decor

  • Blue Mason Jar
  • Potpourri
  • Twine String
  • Printed vintage Photo

  1. Fill the jar with potpourri.
  2. Tie the twine around the top of the jar with the vintage photo attsched.
  3. Use as decor in your home or give as a gift. Great as a teacher or coworker gift. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Bucket Light

This is such a fun and cute way to decorate for Halloween! Simple, Easy and Cheap!

Get a plastic pumpkin bucket at your local store or the dollar store. They are usually around $1. Remove the handles from the bucket.

Depending on the type of light fixture you have you will have to figure out how to attach it. I removed the glass part of my fixture and just slid the bucket on. The screws that were sticking out for the glass attachment are holding on the bucket for me. Another way to attach the bucket would be to cut it and wrap it around your fixture. 

If you are worried about the bulb being too hot, use LED bulbs!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rustic Flower Pot using an Old Fire Pit.

I love having something rustic in my flower garden!


  • Old Fire Pit
  • Drill and bit (if needed)
  • Small Rocks
  • Potting Soil
  • Flowers


  1. Once you have a fire pit. Find a place for it. I will get heavy once it is full of dirt and flowers. I like to put mine in my garden but it would also look nice in front of the garage, or on the patio or deck. 
  2. When it is in its place make sure there is a drain hole in the center. Mine already had one. If yours doesn't, use a drill and a bit to make a small hole (about 1/4"). 
  3. Put some small rocks in the bottom of the pot. This will create some draining. 
  4. Fill the pot with potting soil and then your flowers. I like to put something tall in the center to give it a little height. 
  5. Don't Forget to water each day!

Easy Rustic Movie Poster Frame

We have a movie theater theme in out living room but wanted to keep the rustic theme going in our house. So we made rustic frames for our movie theater.


  • Pine wood 1x4
  • Stain or Clear Coat
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Nails and a nail gun
  • Hanging Hardware
  • Movie Poster
  • Tape


  1. Measure the height and width of your poster. 
  2. Measure out the length of your boards to fit your poster. Make sure you have them long enough that your don't cover a lot of the poster but short enough that you will be able to cover a bit of the edge with the frame. 
  3. Double check your measurements and then cut your boards. 
  4. Glue and nail together each board to create the frame. 
  5. Let the glue dry and then stain or clear coat the wood. 
  6. Attach the hanging hardware to the back of the frame. 
  7. After the frame is complete simply tape the corners and a couple edges of the poster to the frame. 
  8. Hang up your poster and then enjoy your movie and popcorn!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DIY Rustic Wash Tub Shelf

Wash Tub Shelf

  • Rustic Wash Tub
  • 1x10 board 
  • Stain
  • Screws, drill, tape measure, level. 
  1. Gather all the materials needed.
  2. Chose where you want the shelf inside the tub. I put mine off center so there would be a larger space at the top. 
  3. Measure the width in the bottom and the top of the tub to get the angle cut correct. 
  4. Cut you board and stain it to your liking. 
  5. Once the stain is dry place the board in the tub and make sure it is level. 
  6. Use a drill to screw the board in place. Put the screws through the side of the tub. 
  7. To hang up we found a stud in the wall and drilled through the bottom of the tub to screw it to the stud. 
  8. Put your things in the shelf and show it off to your guests.

Note: There are many different sizes and shapes of tin buckets that you could use. If you have a large wall space you could hang more than one of these shelves. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Shutter Flag

I love when I get to restore items that once had true quality and craftsmanship.  These shutters where being tossed out after being removed during a renovation.  I see things for what they can be, not what they are.

To begin..

  • First find some old shutters (I love to garage sale or go to second hand construction stores, they have a wide variety)
  • Sand down and remove any defects you find
  • Prep a surface to paint the base coat, I used white for this flag project
  • Stencil in a star or hand draw into a section of lathe to represent the square
  • Now paint the blue square at the top around the stencil star
  • Find the horizontal lathe and paint two at a time red (resembling the stripes on the American Flag!)
  • I used a Gloss paint to have a high resistance but if you choose a more subtle finish you may need to clear coat over to seal in the paint
  • Find a spot indoors or outdoors to show off your American Pride.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tonka Planters

Make a statement with this great idea using your old Tonka equipment.

All you need to do...
  • Find metal Tonka trucks (plastic ones may damage easy)
  • Purchase potting soil
  • Find rocks or bark for the rear of the truck to hold in the soil
  • Fill up soil surrounding any assortment of flowers
  • Water, sun and enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIY Pop Bottle Vase

This is a cute way to use those old glass pop bottles. I used the pick a pop bottles but you could use coke, 7 up, or any other classic glass pop bottle.

  • 1x4 Pine Board
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Spade Drill Bit
  • Air Nailer & Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • Clear Coat Polyurethane 
  • Glass Pop Bottles
  • Flowers and Water
  1. Make sure you have all of your materials ready. 
  2. Measure out how long you will need each board based on the number and height of your bottles. Mark your cutting lines.
  3. Cut your boards to the correct lengths. We cut ours to put them together at an angle. 
  4. Hold the boards together to make sure they fit together and are all the correct length. 
  5. For your top board where the bottle will come through, measure out and mark where you need to drill the holes. 
  6. Make a small hole with a regular drill bit first. Then use a spade bit to make the hole big enough for the bottle top to come through. 
  7. Sand your boards to get out any rough spots and edges. 
  8. Glue and nail the ends together. It will become more sturdy once the glue drys. 
  9. Carefully sand any other spots on the boards. 
  10. Check to see if the bottles will fit into their spots. You may need to sand down the bottom edges of the holes to give a little more space to get the bottles in. 
  11. Once the bottles fit and the glue is dry it is ready for the clear coat. Remove the bottles before painting the clear coat. You could also stain this to match your decor. The natural wood goes well with the decor in our home. 
  12. After everything is dry place the bottle back in their spots.
  13. Fill the bottles with water and add your flowers. 
  14. Use your new DIY decor as a centerpiece for everyone to see. Enjoy!

DIY Painted Welcome Signs

Everyone needs a welcome sign on their front step!



  1. Sand the board to get out any rough spots or marks. Wipe it clean.
  2. Line up and measure out your stencils. You want the letters to be straight, centered and evenly spaced. Then trace the letters.
  3. For the O in Welcome you can draw and paint anything you like. Flower, pumpkin, snowflake, sports ball, etc.
  4. Paint the letters and your design for the O.
  5. Once the paint is dry, paint on a coat or 2 of the polyurethane. Let it dry. 
  6. Place on your front step to welcome your guests. You could even make these as gifts. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Pallet Shelf /Organizer

A rustic decor organizer!

  • Find a pallet (sizing of your choice)
  • 1 x 4 board
  • White Chalk paint
  • Mason Jar
  • Copperhead Nails
  • Hose clamp *make sure the clamp fits around the mason jar you chose
  • 1 short screw
  • Fine Sandpaper 
  • Tools (Hammer, Saw, Drill, Tape Measure, Flat-head Screwdriver or Nut Driver)


  1. Flip the pallet over so top boards are against the ground.
  2. Measure and mark to your desired shelf height.
  3. Using the saw cut at your marked height.
  4. Measure space on bottom and cut the 1 x 4 board to size to creat the pocket.
  5. Nail shelf supports from front with copper nails. The copper nails are more decorative than regular nails. 
  6. Sand down any rough spots with the sandpaper.
  7. Find center of shelf and screw on the hose clamp.  
  8. Tighten the hose clamp around the mason jar. 
  9. Hang on the wall, we screwed it to a stud to make sure it was secure. You could also add hanging fixtures to the back to hang it. 
  10. Fill with painting or craft supplies and enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Old Window Picture Frame

I found this old window and had to do something with it. 



  1. Find an old window
  2. Clean it up. Do not scrub to hard, you don't want to take away any of the distressed look. 
  3. Add the hanging hardware on the back. 
  4. Add your photos using small pieces of clear tape. 
  5. Hang it up!

DIY Wood Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

My husband helped me make this wood pallet coffee cup holder. It was a fun project for us to do together. I found this pallet this size but you could break down a larger pallet to make it the size you want.
This pallet is 2ft x 2ft


  1. Find or make a small pallet. 
  2. Add a couple small boards to create a shelf. 
  3. Using stencils, paint the word coffee across the top.
  4. Add the hooks for the coffee cups. 
  5. Now it is ready to hang. It is heavy so we screwed it into a stud on the wall. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Antique Window Photo Frame

This is a great country chic way to show off your family photos!

  • Old Window Frame
  • Sandpaper
  • Chicken Wire
  • Wire Cutter
  • Staple Gun/Staple Hammer w/staples
  • Hammer and Nails or other hanging Materials
  • Clothes Pins
  • Favorite Family Photos

  1. Prepare your window. Mine was an old screen window from a cabin. I had to remove the old screen from the window before I could start. 
  2. Sand and clean the wood lightly. I left a lot of the original paint and just lightly cleaned it. You may want to add some paint and give it a little distressed look.  
  3. Cut the chicken wire to the size you need with a wire cutter
  4. Staple the chicken wire to the back of the window. Be very careful not to get hurt. Ask someone to help you if you need. 
  5. Make sure there are no wires sticking out that could poke into your wall when you hang it.
  6. Hang your window up vertically or horizontally.  
  7. Add your family photos using clothes pins.
  8. Show off your beautiful family and hard work!
  • Find an old window at a craft/antique shop or online. 
  • Use fun clips for hanging your photos for a little extra personality. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Painted Mason Jar Cup

These are very easy and quick to make. Create one or even more of these for cute pen holders, kids school supplies, colored pencils or markers, or paint brushes. 

  • Small Jar (1 pint)
  • Chalky Paint (any color you like)
  • Paint Brush
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Mate Clear Coat Spray Paint

  1. Wash and dry the mason jar.
  2. Paint on the chalky paint and let dry.
  3. Use the fine sandpaper to lightly sand off a few spots and sand over the raise areas of the jar.
  4. Spray with clear coat and let dry. 
  5. Put the lid ring back on and add a ribbon if you would like.
  6. Add you office or craft supplies for a cut holder on your desk!
  • To make sure the jar is extra clean before adding the paint, use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Clean the surfaces where you will have paint and then let it dry completely. 

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