I'm a baker and a bit of a collector (hoarder?). I love baking tins, cookie cutters, etc. I have a stash of 6-cup muffin tins that I picked up at a thrift store. I have never baked only six of anything, so I'm not sure why that purchase ever happened. I have discovered something fun to do with them however...
It's time for Christmas DIYs! And you know what that means...glitter everywhere. I love glitter, but I hate finding it all over my house. These beautiful ornaments will solve that problem for you by letting you enjoy the beauty of glitter on your Christmas tree or in your holiday decorations while keeping the mess contained. And it uses wood floor cleaner. Yep, wood floor cleaner that I already had in my cleaning cabinet.First grab a clear ball ornament and pour enough cleaner in to cover the entire inside of the ornament. Turn the ornament upside down and drain the excess cleaner in a small paper cup for a minute or two. (Bonus: you can reuse the excess cleaner that collects in the cup on the next ornament.)
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.
I love farmhouse boxes and they are great to use as a centerpiece or a place corral salt, pepper and napkins. Here is a tutorial on how I make a farmhouse Box and then different ways to customize them. I think this would make an awesome gift. You could even put house numbers on it, as a front step or porch accessory. Really, there are so many different ways to use and customize this simple box, I've only scratched the surface here.
Wrapping twigs is such a quick and simple craft activity I have no idea why I haven’t done it before! It’s perfect for adults and children alike. All you need is odds and ends of yarn and some twigs. It is the perfect project for using up small pieces of yarn.
Around this time of year, it's become a tradition to come up with an alternative Christmas tree idea. This year is no exception!The inspiration for this year's tree is from a visit to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Steph took the boat ride in the Land Pavilion and saw their version of a ladder tree, which became the model for ours. Take a look at how it came together!
We needed a quick and easy way to give our storage closet floor a face lift. It's under the stairs, and we use it for a lot: my craft supplies, extra cleaning supplies, extra drinks and paper towels, the cat pans, and more. But when we moved in, they had left the floor unfinished concrete.This drove me NUTS because it was impossible to keep clean. I felt like it was always dusty, and seeing as the cat pans were in the area, we definitely wanted something that was easy to wipe up in case they had any accidents while trying to use their pans.As a first step, I swept the floor as best I could and used a vacuum attachment to run around the edges by the trim. (Why put up trim but no floor?!)
The tutorial that I bring to you today is a very simple one, Dollar Tree Mirrored Centerpieces using Dollar Tree Mirrors. Going to the Dollar Tree is like an adventure, you get so many things with which we can create and make accessories to decorate either for our home, our office or for that activity you are planning and want to do at a low cost.On my last visit I bought some mirrors that its original use is to carry candles. I found them perfect for centerpieces so we went straight to the tutorial of these Dollar Tree Mirrored Centerpieces.
We wanted to add storage cabinets to our home office, but didn't have time to construct the cabinets from scratch. Instead we opted for stock unfinished kitchen cabinets from our local home improvement store and it was perfect.
When I found tomato cages on clearance at the end of the season for $1 each (for the good and sturdy ones!) I had to grab a few. I planned on giving a few to my dad to use in his garden, but when he said he had enough I ended up with a few extra. They sat around for quite awhile until I finally decided what I was going to do with one of them - a christmas tree for my porch! Get the full tutorial here.
My neighbours were having a lot of building work done over the summer and, they had a skip(dumpster) outside their house full of lovely bits of scrap wood. I rescued some of this wood and combined it with some old road maps to make some fabulous ornaments for my home.This isn't the first time I've combined maps and wood I made a map printed pallet frame you can see here.