I’m a lucky person – very lucky. I have two great-nieces that WANT to spend time with me! I live over three hours from them, but we still make it work for them to visit during their school vacation in the summer. (Did I mention one of them gets car sick??) Brooke and Kenzie enjoy sewing. I LOVE to sew! I thought it would be a great idea to make simple pajamas when they were here, but we also wanted to swim, hike, go on the boat, have campfires, make s’mores, play games, read books, do some baking. You know. All that “girl time” stuff. And we had THREE days to do it all. Guess what? We did do it ALL!! One of our favorite things was the sewing project for children.
Fall DIY projects are some of my favorite to round up! I love this time of year. Not sure if it’s the changing leaves or the crisp air that invigorates, but I LOVE this time of year. How about you? Do you like Fall? If yes, you will love these cute and easy fall DIY projects for indoors and out. [Read more…]
Ok. It’s not really a homemade bug dope. It’s more like a DIY salve or DIY balm. It’s super easy to make, it’s natural, and it works! [Read more…]
This garden gate collection was created because my garden needs a gate. This past summer we used sawhorses to keep out deer and moose. Prior to that I did have a gate that we had made from branches. It was pretty cool and worked, but it rotted. I can’t do another summer with sawhorses for a gate. Ok. I can, but I don’t want to.I live in the woods and want a gate preferably that we make. I love the twig and branch gates.
Valentine’s Day gifts for him – is this your struggle also? Valentine’s is the perfect time of year to show the guys in your life how dear they are to you. And if you are like us, it is a struggle to find that perfect gift for the men in your life. This year we’re doing the DIY route for our loved ones. Narrowing down which Valentine’s DIY gift to make is our only decision. Which of these top 5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him would you pick? Help us decide!
Do you guys remember our giant DIY ice marbles that we made last winter? They are so easy to make and they add such a fun touch to our railing out front. I can’t wait for the weather to get cold enough to do it again. BUT THIS TIME I’m going to have more purpose for them and turn some of them in to bird feeders! What a great idea from Twig and Toadstool! [Read more…]
… you make a shotgun cartridge wreath and centerpiece for the holidays! Or maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to waste things. Any things. Like used shotgun cartridges. Here’s a couple of easy crafts to repurpose empty shotgun cartridges. (See our other repurpose projects) [Read more…]
After making the recycled t-shirt headband, I found an even better idea for braiding Celtic Headbands! You can read excellent directions for making them here. The only changes I made were cutting my strips 3″ wide, and I used a sewing machine instead of hot glue to attach my ends. Here’s a picture of my headbands using the 1″ and 3″ widths. I’ll be giving these to my niece and great niece!
These Halloween Party Decorations will be super spooky and fun to make! First things first – do NOT eat the trees! There is a wire in them. (Gulp!) Everything else is edible. These are yummy and adorable Halloween centerpieces! The original post says they are not edible; however, it’s because of the black wire they used. Instead of black wire, I twisted my trees together and then used black electrical tape to tie it together. [Read more…]
Here’s a quick and easy way to recycle t-shirts into DIY headbands. I love the stretchiness and the way they hold my hair in place. Anything to contain the curls… Also, these do not hurt my head! Bonus!!
DIY fall crafts – they’re on my brain! Today, as I begin this article, it is the first day of autumn. It was an amazing summer but now as the air turns crisp and signs of Fall are everywhere, my mind is turning toward fall crafts. I know I’m not alone. I’ve been looking at Pinterest and Facebook for fresh and new ideas for crafts. Here are Sisters Know Best Top 5 Picks for DIY Fall Crafts: [Read more…]
If you’re looking for a super fast #DIY jewelry project, here’s an idea for making bracelets. This craft is easy enough to do with children — even a group of children, but it also can be detailed and more elaborate if you choose for an adult project.
This easy DIY Terracotta Flower Pot Angel is fun and fast to make. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves to garden! The supplies are affordable and can be found at any crafting store. It’s so adorable, I can’t stop looking at it!
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…]
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…]