It’s autumn! Garden harvests mean dusting off the canning jars. If you have excess or jars with nicks in them, repurpose them into cute candle holders. Here’s a very easy DIY Jar Lantern tutorial for you: [Read more…]
I have what I think is a pretty cool dining set. It’s cool because it was purchased at a yard sale – yay! Reduce, reuse, recycle! And it’s cool because it’s woodsy and durable. It’s a set that has marks from my sons playing with a screwdriver and other holes from pounding nails for some project. Good times… The back and arms of these chairs tend to get gunky though. Gunky as in the polyurethane coating coming off and dirt and stickiness happening. Eeew! Here’s how I think I’ve fixed them. [Read more…]
We had such a great response from the post on our Facebook page about Clothespin Bags, we thought we better look in to them a little closer. These easy-to-make clothespin bags remind us of our grandparents’ house and camp and simpler times. When we go to Prince Edward Island there is no dryer. Up there you don’t need a dryer! It’s so windy, your clothes dry in a few hours out on the line. Because of your response on Facebook it made me push Emily to make one. She’s the crafty one. Below is Emily’s instruction and design. Go Em! [Read more…]
I had a visitor last week and wanted to have a backup plan in case of rainy weather. I was scrolling through Pinterest – a favorite thing of mine to do – and saw DIY paper lanterns. It had all the criteria – easy and affordable! The project was a huge success for us and the possibility of designs is limitless! I think doing a bunch of balloon designs for an evening birthday bash would be awesome! Wild explosions for the 4th of July! Dragonflies! Animals! ooooohhhh! [Read more…]
This is Sisters Know Best #1 pick for easy DIY summer projects! Victoria Secret sells swimsuit covers for big bucks but this tutorial shows you how to make it with affordable fabric, no sewing machine and easy instructions! When I stumbled on to this looking for a new Facebook cover, I knew you would go crazy for it! Make sure to share your results with us as I bet there will be many patterns and variations! [Read more…]
Awhile ago I saw a pin on Pinterest for how to make your own fabric bookmarks using every day items like buttons and hair ties and scraps of cloth. I should have pinned it. I didn’t. I thought about it this morning as I went to put my book down and decided to make up my own design. It’s easy, fun, and limited only to your imagination! Think quick DIY gift idea or easy craft with youngsters or for book lovers… Birthday party craft… Rainy day project… You get the idea!
Tile grout is a big pain in the you-know-what! No matter what I tried, I just couldn’t get it clean. I found this DIY Non Toxic Grout Cleaning trick on Facebook and it works like a charm. I love it when I can find natural, easy to find household ingredients to do jobs that chemicals do a mediocre job of! I hope you enjoy this quick and easy cleaning solution! [Read more…]
This tutorial is to learn how to make cream cheese and black olive penguins. They are the cutest and easiest fun with food project I’ve ever done! I made them with a 13 year old and she was blown away by the cuteness factor! We also made an igloo cheese ball for them. Our part guests loved the idea, the cheese ball igloo was yummy, and the penguins… well, no one ate them because they were just too cute!
Ants are pesky little insects and this non toxic home remedy for how to kill ants is a lifesaver for any homeowner! It’s simple. My sister (the quilter) has been telling me for months to share this quick tip with all of you so here you go! Get ready to be rid of ants in an inexpensive and all natural way that’s EASY and FAST! There are many ways out there but these ingredients are usually household items so there’s no need to wait for a trip to the store. Plus, our aunt told us about this one and it works. Thanks Aunt Diane!
I finally got around to writing this post about giant DIY winter marbles. They were a lot of fun to make! And the most affordable project I’ve created in a while. The biggest tip I can offer is to “hold on to your marbles!” We accidentally let go of one and red water went flying all over the kitchen. Haha, it’s a fun and quick project to do with the children though and they look so nice outside against the white snow.
These are really easy to make:
How many of you remember our tutorial for Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments? Or the peppermint candy wreath in our Top 6 DIY wreaths of 2014 post? If you liked them, you are going to love this idea! We have so many of those little candies left now that the holiday is over and we think this is a great way to use them up! Perfect platter for Valentine’s Day or Christmas next year! Get melting! [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is another opportunity to show those dear to you how much you care. To me, buying cards and big gifts isn’t how you do that. I like to use my creative juices to show my feelings. And heart shaped foods are a great way to do this! They are a clever way to put a sweet spin on every day foods for Valentine’s Day. From breakfast to dessert, there are so many ways to say I love you. Below are some fun and easy ways to shape your own Valentine’s Day fairy tale. [Read more…]
I just saw this posted over on Adventures of Goldilox Facebook page and thought I’d write up a quick tutorial for it. Thank you Goldilox for always having cool things over there! If you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft for the kids, look no more! You probably have most of the supplies right at home and they can be made in just about half an hour with children. What a great way to repurpose your old CD’s and all those cotton balls! They are so adorable they will look wonderful in any house or as a Christmas gift for grandparents!
Here’s what to do:
This year we have seen so many awesome DIY holiday wreaths. So many wreaths and so little time… There are wreaths for professions, passions, and personalities. Wreaths for outdoors and indoors… Next year, we hope to make a few of these we have listed but for now… the list.
We hope you like our selection for the top 6 DIY Christmas Wreaths of 2014!