homemade paper in 6 easy steps

Homemade Paper in 6 Easy Steps!

Materials:Scrap paper (I used newspaper, but you can use junk mail or whatever you have on hand.)A blenderA large, shallow container2 splatter guardsA dry dish towel (or two)A spongeWaterHair dryer (optional)Yep, that’s it! Now here’s the process:STEP ONETear your paper into small pieces.

simple christmas cards

Simple Christmas Cards

Searching for the perfect Christmas card can sometimes be overwhelming. Don't let it be! These simple Christmas card ideas are just what you need this holiday season. Below are 2 examples - a tree and a wreath!Here's what you'll need:Brown paper (or any color)Old book pagesColored paper / card stockGlueRibbonMarkersScissorsFirst, the tree design.Fold the brown paper in half to make your card.

diy faux brick accent wall tutorial with whitewash

DIY Faux Brick Accent Wall Tutorial - With Whitewash!

This accent wall would be perfect in your living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom - the possibilities are endless!To purchase the materials to make this wall REAL brick was going to be around $800. That’s a lot for an accent wall, considering we made a board and batten wall for basically no cost.Because I didn’t want to spend $800, and I wanted the option to be able to remove whatever we put up, I decided faux brick was the way to go.What to know the best part?It only cost $75!(The panels were $75, we had all of the other materials.)MATERIALS:Faux brick panelsDrywall mudDrywall scraperPaint / waterNail gunCircular sawJigsaw

diy dog toy made from t shirts

DIY Dog Toy Made From T-shirts!

There are so many types of dog toys on the market, but sometimes you pup just wants to play with your slipper? Am I right?So instead of giving up your favorite slippers to the dog, why not make your own dog toy?

christmas tree trunk coasters

Christmas Tree Trunk Coasters

With the holidays coming up, it's time to start thinking about your Christmas tree! We love to get a real tree each year, and we hate to just throw it away after the holidays are over. So, we came up with an easy way to hold on to our memories from that year - making our Christmas tree trunk into beautiful coasters!Let's get started!

diy reindeer pillow pier 1 knock off

DIY Reindeer Pillow - Pier 1 Knock-Off

Do you ever look in those nicely printed Pottery Barn or Pier 1 magazines and imagine all of the awesome stuff in your home? Yeah, if only we all had an unlimited budget, right? When Christmas rolls around, pillows are always on my radar. I love pillows. And I love Christmas pillows. Who wants to spend $40 on a pillow? If you’re like me and have 40 pillows in your house, $40 a pillow is way too much. So, option B is to make your own!I made this entire pillow for only $6.00. I repeat. SIX DOLLARS. (That’s a vanilla latte from Starbucks.)Here it goes, follow along closely!You'll need: Fabric (found at Jo Ann Fabrics in Petoskey, MI for roughly $3.00 - SALE) Felt (less than $3.00 at Jo Ann Fabrics) Sewing pins Scissors Sewing machine Needle and threadPillow insert

modern bathroom makeover

Modern Bathroom Makeover

If you’ve been following along our house journey over these past few years on my blog, you know we’ve been doing a lot of changing. This is at the TOP of my list of favorite makeovers. Our hall bathroom!

diy 3 board book shelf

DIY 3 Board Book Shelf

This shelf can be made with 3 pieces of wood and minimal tools. It’s super simple. Check it out! If you're looking for a shelf for kid books, maybe a shelf for your bathroom or even your kitchen or living area - this is the shelf for you!

easy magazine holder

Easy Magazine Holder

This is a quick project or an easy gift idea for a family member or friend! You can really make this any size you want. If it’s going to be for a living room, maybe make it a tad bigger. Or if you want it to hold more magazines, a tad wider.

drop cloth curtains

Drop Cloth Curtains

Easy. Inexpensive. No-sew. Drop cloth curtains are beautiful, functional and perfect for your home!I researched different drop cloth options and ended up buying these from amazon. I didn’t want seams and I wanted them to be long. I only ordered two, but if you want them bunched up or more full, order two more.

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