We live in New Hampshire and Maine. Winter means snow, ice, and cold temperatures. BRRRR! As the mercury drops, we spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to keep the heat in our homes and stay warm efficiently. Preventing drafts is key to this process. And believe it or not, doors are huge culprits. Here are some great DIY Door Draft Stopper no sew and other ideas to keep your family toasty this winter. Whether they lead to the outside or to a closet, doors allow a lot of cold air to seep into the house. Door draft stoppers are the answer! Of course, you can buy door draft stoppers here, but we never say no to a DIY project. If you’d like to make your own DIY door draft stopper, we’ve got several methods for you to try.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year! Everyone gets in the holiday spirit in some way. We love DIY Christmas decorations. Our friends have started to share and scour their boards for fresh ideas. Chris is a fan of ALL toilet paper roll craft ideas. So when we saw this toilet paper roll craft for Christmas, we knew our readers would love it also! And the best part is this is a perfect Christmas decoration to make yourself or with your kids! [Read more…]
With the cool, crisp air of fall and the changing leaves, it’s the perfect time to make seasonal crafts. Fall in New England and many other parts of the country is a magical time. We like to capture some of that magic with DIY projects and crafts. These fall craft ideas are some of our favorites. [Read more…]
Let’s make spring wreaths! Wreaths make beautiful wall or door decorations any time of year. When you create a DIY spring wreath, it’s that much better! We like to swap our wreaths out based on the seasons and holidays. Seriously. Without a doubt, spring wreaths are some of our favorites! The colors and flowers are so pretty (See more ways to display flowers). And after a long winter, everyone wants to see something colorful! Whether you make your own wreaths for each season or just want to DIY spring wreaths, they’re super easy to make and always enhance the space they’re in. Here are a few of our favorite spring wreaths to try yourself. [Read more…]
We’re excited to share our upcycling ideas for clothing with you! How often do you clean out your closet? And what do you do with the clothes you no longer wear? While we’re advocates of donating gently used clothing to help others, we all have that favorite shirt, skirt, or pair of pants that we just can’t bear to part with – even if it doesn’t fit anymore. If that sounds familiar, try upcycling clothing in creative ways to make something fun and new with that favorite item. Check out a few of our favorite ideas! [Read more…]
New Year’s Eve parties aren’t just for adults anymore. Kids want to have their own fun. It doesn’t matter if they’re asleep well before the ball drops at midnight. For as long as they stay awake, there are great food, drinks, and games to keep things fun and make them feel like they’re a part of the New Year’s celebration. [Read more…]
Every year after Christmas, we hit the stores for the big SAVINGS. 50% off wrapping paper (or more!!) and other Christmas decorations is hard to pass up. Plus, we save all our scraps. We’re thinking we will have a use for them but never do… It’s the reason we have SO MUCH WRAPPING PAPER. But not this year!! Here are some fun DIY crafts for decorations using Christmas wrapping paper. If you are in search of Christmas Wrapping Paper Craft Ideas, you will love the ones we’ve come up with! [Read more…]
As kids, we loved the parades and fireworks. But it was also tough to wait through adult activities like concerts and decorating the parade floats. As adults, we’ve noticed the same fidgets and hyper, excited emotions in kids and their friends. Rather than watch them spin out of control waiting for the big moment, we came up with some ways to keep them entertained. If that sounds like something your kids need, check out these 4th of July activities for kids. [Read more…]
A store-bought Father’s Day gift is always appreciated, but sometimes it’s not the right message. Some dads are hard to shop for and store-bought gifts aren’t usually as personal as something you make yourself. Grab your kids and give dad the best Father’s Day yet, with DIY Father’s Day gifts that come straight from the heart. [Read more…]
Thank a Mom with one of these fun Mother’s Day DIY projects! Moms work hard all year long to make sure their kids have everything they need to be happy and healthy. Most of the time she probably doesn’t even hear a “thank you” for her efforts. One day a year moms across the country get to feel special. The tables turn, and kids go out of their way to make Mom’s day special. Sure, you could buy her something from the store. She’d probably love it, but why not put in a little more effort and make her something yourself? Check out these great Mother’s Day DIY projects to get you started. [Read more…]
Nothing says “I love you” like easy homemade Valentines gifts or cards. They can be simple or elaborate. What matters is that they’re made with love and care for a specific person. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite DIY Valentines ideas. The special someone in your life will truly appreciate the effort and thought you put into making their day brighter. [Read more…]
Fairy houses are a favorite of Sisters Know Best! Whether you believe in fairies or not, fairy houses are a cute mini-project that add a touch of whimsy to every home or garden. There are many different ways to make a fairy house, but we like to use the bounty of nature to make ours. Living in the woods, it’s easy to collect twigs, moss, stones, bark, and other items to construct a completely natural fairy house. It’s a fun DIY project that younger kids can help with and older children will enjoy doing on their own. Adults love it too!
Bath bombs and easy homemade soaps make great gifts. They offer an invitation to relax and show you cared enough to make something just for your special someone. This year show someone your love with an easy handmade soap or two or three… Hey, you should pamper yourself and make some for yourself – no one says you have to share! [Read more…]
We are so excited to share our best Easter Decor, Food, and Baskets with you! Just like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Easter comes with great opportunities to create fun DIY projects and unique meals. Easter baskets take the place of Christmas stockings and the bunnies and chicks are just the beginning of awesome décor ideas. And the food! Easter is always a big meal in our houses! To help you, we’ve put together our best Easter décor, food, and baskets all in one place. We hope you love them as much as we do! [Read more…]
Family, friends, food, Easter baskets filled with candy, fun decorations – all of that is great. We think the best part of Easter is the baskets! Whoever came up with the idea to use baskets to give gifts on Easter ought to win a prize! Okay, maybe they’re not quite as exciting as opening presents on Christmas, but they have chocolate and sugar! And they’re so cute and fun to make. There are so many ways to get creative with DIY Easter Baskets – and they don’t just have to be for kids. We encourage you to have fun and check out our favorite ideas to get you started. [Read more…]