This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well.
So, here's a little tutorial for you, courtesy of the dapper Mr. Beeper. Last summer I handed him a crate of mason jars and asked him to make some lanterns out of them that we could hang in the back yard--and this was the result. Today, it is about my favorite feature in our yard--instant ambiance in a jar (um, pun intended). Get your own ambiance-making instructions right here: DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL And step by step photos above for your reference. (and those are NOT my hands in the photos--Mr Beeper's, thank you very much).
Who knew you could create such beautiful fortune cookies out of a simple piece of paper? Laurie’s DIY project this week is not only creative and fun, but also very inexpensive to make(less than 10 cents per a fortune cookie) What You’ll Need Decorative or Scrapbook paper (not too thick, similar to a text weight, not cardstock) White text weight paper Double faced tape A pencil A round plastic lid to use as a template (approximately four to five inches in diameter) or a extra large circle craft punch A pair of scissors Computer and printer
You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those . Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips .
Do you need some inexpensive Christmas gifts? Of course you do. Don't we all? I'm always on the lookout for gifts that are easy and quick to make.
How cute is this cake?! Not only does it look awesome, it is so easy to make! No cake decorating skills required.
My daughter is turning 11 this month so I have been planning her party. She has decided she really wants a zebra striped theme . Oh, and with a touch of pink, too.
Are these DIY Mini Aprons for Soap Bottles the cutest thing or what?! Thanks to Kristen from Kio Events for the fabulous DIY tutorial on these adorable themed favors/gifts from the 1950′s Inspired Bridal Shower posted earlier today. She also demonstrated these on HGTV ’s “That’s Clever!”.
If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock.
There's a really nice feeling that comes along with bringing in your own bags to the store with you. You walk in knowing that you're doing your part to help the world! Did you know... Plastic shopping bags are typically used less than 30 minutes and only 1 % are recycled. The average American adult uses approximately 288 bags a year, or 22,000* in an average lifetime? (2008 Piedmont Environmental Alliance, NC) Trader Joes gives you a nice little token of their appreciation every time you bring in your own bag with a Raffle Ticket for a weekly drawing.
Yesterday I posted some photos of our Luna shoes and matching clip with the crown above. Mia and I made the crown together, and today I will show you the step by step to make your own lace crown. A few notes before I begin the tutorial: this was not my original idea.
Whether you are a crafter or a sewing fashionista, you will enjoy dyeing buttons. It’s fun and easy to do. Most white buttons are made out of nylon or some type of plastic. Rit is one of the few dyes that will color these materials. That means you can transform ordinary buttons into colorful accents that match or coordinate with whatever you are making.
along with my plant frenzies, i had a little time to get crafty as well! i ran across this article on how to paint your own chalkboard as i was organizing some of my magazines. i had torn it out and stuck it another magazine over 3 years ago!! i remembered how much i loved the project, and picked up the necessities on my lowes expedition. what you need: