pine cone candle

Pine Cone Candle

Well it’s getting dinner time. So while it’s cooking, I’m going to show you this really easy craft you can do for Thanksgiving or Christmas..You can literally do this in about 10 minutes.

solar light basket using insulators for hanging or table setting

Solar Light Basket Using Insulators for Hanging or Table Setting!

An easy solar light basket! I purchased several of these baskets last year for Xmas and made gift baskets for my guy relatives. I filled them with homemade chapstick, hand scrub, cuticle cream and coffee. They were a hit! I had one basket leftover which I started using as a caddy for dinner parties outside. I would put in utensils, ketchup, mustard, extra napkins etc. and that got me wondering if I couldn’t improve on the idea.

diy pvc pipe halloween decor

DIY PVC Pipe Halloween Decor

Are you still looking for some fun ways to add a little halloween decor to your front porch and yard this year? I've got a great DIY for you! Take a pvc pipe from the plumbing section of your local home improvement store and turn it into some fun characters for halloween!Start out by creating a pattern for your PVC. I have created patterns for many different types of birds and animals, plus 2 cute little PVC kids. I've also created patterns for Christmas and Easter, but for halloween, I made a skeleton, a ghost and a pumpkin. If you want to get my patterns or see what I all have available, you can check them out at

repairing veneer

Repairing Veneer

Repairing veneer isn't as scary as it seems. There are plenty of things to spook you this Halloween season, but cracked and missing veneer shouldn't be one of them! I love to try new things and then pass that learning along to you but instead of my usual abundance of information at once, I'm splitting this project into manageable chunks and will get to the final reveal another time! I promise, it will be worth the wait!When I stumbled on this Singer sewing table at Value Village, I thought twice about buying it, then couldn't help but bring it home with us. Although the sewing machine was long gone, I could only imagine the wondrous things that were stitched together at this very table!We've always easily found the metal stands but bases with the original wooden top are harder to come by. I'll bet that's because most people only think the metal is salvageable; a table top in this condition usually ends up in the garbage. Despite the water damage and missing/cracked veneer, I can't wait to show you that there's still plenty of life left in this ol' gal - and the table too! :)

carved pumpkin centerpiece

Carved Pumpkin Centerpiece

Make this floral centerpiece using a real or fake carved pumpkin. The pumpkin will be the vase for this arrangement. Make a festive flower arrangement for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

mini halloween terrarium

Mini Halloween Terrarium

Looking for a fun Halloween craft that’s more classy than creepy? Try this DIY mini Halloween terrarium project. It’s an easy-to-make indoor decoration. After Halloween is over you can remove the painted stone and replace it with an air plant or some crystals. Grab the kids and start collecting some rocks. Make this easy Halloween decoration in just one afternoon.

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nightmare before christmas halloween trunk decor

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Trunk Decor

Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.

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How to Install Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper

I hadn't even heard of beadboard paintable wallpaper until I saw on Pinterest. It was love at first sight. I knew this would be a simple and inexpensive way to breathe some character into our bland main floor bathroom. This product has so much going for it.

crow s nest halloween wreath

Crow's Nest Halloween Wreath

Halloween is my most favorite holiday so I always go all out with the decorations. Every year I try to come up with some new Halloween items to mix in with the old, and I always seem to have more project ideas than time. So the easier the project is, the more likely it is to get done...which is why this DIY Halloween wreath made the list.

easy halloween craft candy corn inspired

Easy Halloween Craft{Candy Corn Inspired|

Move over Santa! It is Candy Corn season. So when I saw this wood santa, I knew I could transform it into candy corn. Halloween is on the brain and my need to create, decorate for the holiday. With some paint and some embellishments, this was an easy Halloween craft you can do.

fall single use soaps

Fall Single Use Soaps

I have eczema on my hand, and most bulk soaps in stores make it worse. I have to take my own soap with me when I go to the store. Rather than dealing with a liquid that can spill or a bar soap that can get messy, I make single use soaps. Since it's fall, I decided to use silk fall leaves to make soaps.

reversible porch pillow

Reversible Porch Pillow

I had recently seen a really nice pillow that I thought would look so cool on my front porch bench. But it was 80 bucks. Dang. That’s a lot of money for a pillow. So what’s a crafty person to do? Figure out a way to do it cheaper and better! Mine has not one, but two messages on it, suitable for fall and winter, so I can use it a couple of different ways. First stop – Fabric Store. On my trip to JoAnn Fabrics, I picked up a 14x28" pillow form that was a nice size for my bench, and I had a 60% off coupon. Next, I found a remnant bolt of outdoor fabric that had a burlap look and it was on sale. And I found the cutest remnant of plaid flannel which was super cheap. (You’ll see what that’s for in a minute.) Triple score!

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Under Stair Reading Nook

When we first looked at this house, I always thought that the open space under the stairs would make the perfect reading nook for the kids. Fast forward three years and I finally made it happen.

DIY Bed Liner for Jeep Interior Floor

My wife and I purchased a 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ Islander recently to use as a beach cruiser. We chose this Jeep Wrangler YJ Islander because it fit our lifestyle (beach/island) and had all original factory parts. Also, it didn't have things we didn't want or need such as a lift kit, massive tires, and extravagant mods. Ultimately, we like the classic look of this YJ Islander.We sold our street legal golf cart I built back in 2012 because we are tired of spending $1200 every other year on new batteries.In case you didn't know, batteries are like children. They like to drain their energy, recharge, and repeat. Since our golf cart was parked for 7 months out of the year, we had to replace batteries very often. Also, we purchased our 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ Islander for the same price as we sold our golf cart.Jeep Interior Tub Rust for Jeep WranglerWith only 99,500 miles on the 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ Islander, the Jeep YJ was in great shape with no rust on the frame. However, the carpet was nasty and the interior tub had rust along with small holes. Also, most of the rust was at the driver and passenger side floor board caused by 26 years of wet feet. After many hours of DIY spray bed liner research, I decided to install bed liner in the Jeep Wrangler interior tub. So, I purchased the Raptor Tintable Spray Bed Liner Kit (Beige) and got to work.

Candle Holder to Etched Ghost

I just love Halloween and I also love to repurpose and upcycle. What better way to put the two of those things together than turn a candle holder into a etched ghost for Halloween? You can see more of my crazy creations here

Use Wire Baskets In Your Garage For An Organized Winter

With six people in our family, the gloves and hats and winter gear was turning into a bit of a mess. To organize (and save my sanity) we added a few wire baskets to control a little of the chaos!