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 www.CrazyDiyMom.com
If you know me, you know I love creating and making things out of PVC pipe. I've made many different birds and also a few other new animals like a dog, cat and frog. They are so much fun to make and are a great item to sell at craft fairs, farmers markets, etc.But I've got another new PVC pipe project to share with you - our PVC people! The best part about these little guys is that you can customize them however you want. My favorite one is the little girl pictured here and one where I painted a Packers "G" on a shirt.
I found this awesome candlestick chandelier at our local thrift store and new exactly how I wanted to repurpose it. And I already knew the perfect place I was going to hang it. We're going to turn this chandelier into a solar chandelier for the backyard garden! You can get the DIY to this project and many more over at CrazyDiyMom.com
We recently went to visit some family in Florida and spent a day on Manasota Key. There were so many people looking for shark teeth with these fancy little contraptions that I had to see what it was about. Many of the locals told me that I could buy them at local stores, but quite a few people had handmade sifters including my aunt. It was basically a wooden frame with a screen on the bottom to let the water and sand fall out, but to keep all the goodies inside.But those wooden boxes were pretty heavy for my kids to hold so I came up with something much lighter for them to drag along and hold themselves. Get the entire DIY for this beach sifter at www.CrazyDiyMom.com
Love playing corn hole? Then you'll probably like coin hole too!This game reminds me a little bit of my younger years except it involved cups of beer instead of wood boards. ;) It was always fun playing quarters as we called it, but this coin hole game is fun for the entire family!You will need:1X4 piece of wood at least 11" longchop saw or cut off saw to cut your wood to size1 1/4" hole sawdrillwood gluesandpaper
These lamps are one of my new favorite DIY craft projects! They are a great craft to make and gift or sell since they are so unique and can be personalized to anyone.And PVC is such a fun item to repurpose. You can make so many different things with a PVC pipe, including these awesome yard birds.To make these lamps you will need:4" pvc pipe (I use schedule 35 - the thinner walled non-perforated sewer drain pipe)a pattern and some taperotary tool with attachments1" thick woodchop saw or a hacksaw for cutting your pipe down to sizejigsawacetone or sander to remove the manufacturers inkdrill1 1/4" hole saw4 1/4" hole sawputty knifecaulksnap-in socket light kit* Your cost for making this project will vary greatly depending upon what tools you already have. I basically only had to buy a 4" pipe and a light socket kit.
I found this ugly bar cart on the side of the road. I don't blame the people for wanting to toss it, it was ugly and the wheels didn't roll quite right. But for a DIYer like me, this is almost like finding gold!I had wanted a bar cart for soooo long and was so excited I finally found one that I could give a makeover.And this makeover was so easy and looks perfect. You can find the full tutorial over at CrazyDiyMom.com
We just got back from a much needed warm and sunny vacation to the gulf side of Florida. We spent some time at Ft. Myer's beach and Estero Island and found some really neat shells. The kids were excited each time they found one they've never seen before and I have to say, so was I!We brought some of our favorite shells back so that we could craft with them and my daughter and I decided we had to make some jewelry. So after a quick trip to the local craft store, we were ready to go.If you like beachy jewelry, you can also head over to my blog and check our our DIY seashell earrings we made too!
I love having a variety of wreaths for our front door, but sometimes it's hard to find a wreath idea that isn't the typical deco mesh or grapevine wreath.This one is a little different and a lot easier to make. Plus it's cheap. I bought all the materials for $4! You can get this tutorial and so many more fun DIY's over at CrazyDiyMom.com
Got an old ceiling fan that needs replacing? Or a chandelier that needs updating? Don't throw it all out - repurpose it into solar lights! If you don't have any that need replacing, don't worry. You can easily find the lamp shades at your local thrift store for about $1 a piece. You can get the full DIY here.