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!
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 DIY wreaths post? If you liked them, you are going to love this Peppermint Candy Platter! 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…]
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!
This is so cool and my mind is racing with all the Christmas, House Warming, Wedding, Baby, Decorating gift ideas I can create with this little DIY trick for transferring patterns on to woods and fabrics using household wax paper!
Personalized boxes, bread boards, cutting boards, picture frames, tablecloths, place mats… the list of possibilities is endless!!!
Here’s what to do:
My boyfriend’s daughter made these easy DIY paper tissue flowers (aka tissue paper pom-poms) in school and she showed me how to do them using a napkin one day while we were waiting for our lunch. They are such a beautiful idea and easy for anyone to do! What a great Christmas or winter wonderland decoration!
The other night I find the step by step directions for them and beautiful pictures I have to share with you. Tara Dennis did a wonderful job and I hope you enjoy this Christmas decoration idea..
Here’s what to do:
Knitting isn’t a lost art. If you know someone who loves knitting, we have a great diy project for you. This is a great Christmas gift idea for the knitters in your life or you can show everyone you love knitting by hanging this wreath on your front door! If my sister and I didn’t share this blog, I would make it for her as a surprise, but since we share everything and she is the one with all the yarn… well, here you go, Emily! When I first saw it, I thought it was complex and you needed lots and lots of yarn. But when I delved in to it a little deeper, I noticed the Styrofoam balls. Piece of cake!
With Halloween behind us, the candy consumed and the leaves almost gone, it’s time to look toward Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season. This year, try some simple crafts to get you in the grateful spirit of Thanksgiving. I got this idea and photo from Woman’s Day magazine, one of my favorite magazines! This paper decoration is durable and you can find the supplies at any craft store. I got most of mine from Jo-ann Fabrics.
Here’s what we did: [Read more…]
At Sisters Know Best, we love an easy fall leaf craft. And, since you all loved the Nicole Duke’s Easy & Free DIY Leaf Rose tutorial, we thought you’d like to keep in theme and try this one! Those fall leaves are still coming down like crazy, and every day we notice gorgeous colors to make crafts with. We found this on Pinterest and followed it to a site called My Creative Stirrings (picture credit). We fell in love and think you will too!
Here’s what we did:
Easy DIY Turkey Pom-pom decorations for Thanksgiving are a lot of fun to make and the supplies go a long way to make several turkeys. They are perfect for little gifts for children or as a table decoration for the Thanksgiving feast! I found these on All You last year but I’m sure this year they are going to be a huge success again! I’ve adapted the directions because there page does not work the way it should. Good luck! I hope you gobble up this project like we did!
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This Falling Leaves Glitter Garland helps me hang on to the beautiful leaves of autumn! A couple weeks ago we posted about Nicole Duke’s Easy and Free DIY Fall Leaf Roses. This weekend I found another EASY and inexpensive DIY project for those leaves all over the ground that can accent your home and make a great fall or Thanksgiving decoration. I picture them shimmering around a room during a late evening party.
Being a perfect project for any age, I encourage you to grab the kids and make a day of garland making. And who doesn’t love raking up some leaves, throwing them up in the air, and jumping in huge piles of them? Here’s another way to stretch out your fall fun or make a souvenir of a perfect fall afternoon!
Extremely easy, cheap to make, and a way to preserve the leaves…
Here’s what I did: [Read more…]
Flipping through a magazine, I came across this Lost Button Craft Frame project. Our family has the market on loose random buttons! My grandmother had tins of buttons she had collected through the years and this was passed on to my mother. I’m sure Emily has a bunch too. (Emily chiming in here: I have Gram’s buttons and some of Mom’s now as well!) I admit, in my new home, I’ve started a little box of buttons myself.
We save and save, afraid to throw them out because we know one day we will need one for a pair of pants, that jacket or shirt that popped its button… but realistically, we will never use all of our buttons… well, not until now. Check out this super easy, super cool Lost Button Craft Frame! [Read more…]