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.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Making a DIY Easter decoration is a great way to prepare for the holiday. Baby chicks, bunnies, eggs, and pastel colors – oh, my! After a long, dreary winter, the colors and signs of new life are a welcome addition to any home. In addition, some of the following Easter decoration ideas are guaranteed to be keepsakes! So it’s not hard to find a few that are perfect for your family and your home. Here’s some of our favorites. We hope you like them as much as we do!
You’ve decided it’s time to give yoga try. You know there’s huge health benefits, including reducing your stress, Now it’s time to make yourself a priority and shut down the noisy kids, nagging boss, and demanding spouse for a little while. You’ve picked the yoga style that seems most appealing to you. Now it’s time to get your yoga gear in order so you’ll have the right equipment and start your yoga experience off comfortably. Sisters Know Best has put together a list of the gear you need to get to your first yoga class. [Read more…]
Replacing floor tiles, wood, or carpets can be expensive. Renters and homeowners on a budget often want to change the floor and the look of their space, but they need an alternative way to do it. That’s where a floor cloth comes in. It’s easy to create your own floor cloth that matches your décor; but, first, let’s take a closer look at what they are. [Read more…]
No one likes being stuck inside on a rainy day, especially your kids. It doesn’t take long before their boundless energy has them bouncing off the walls, making you crazy and praying for the sun to come out. Instead of clinging to your sanity like it’s a life preserver, check out these great rainy day activities for kids. You’ll keep them entertained and give them acceptable ways to burn off their energy – without making you nuts.
There’s nothing quite like a relaxing soak in the tub. A DIY Bath Bomb will make it even better! A bath is a great way to unwind after a stressful day or steal a few moments of alone time to read, meditate, or focus on your goals without interruption. DIY Bath Bombs add to the pleasure of an already relaxing moment with scents and colors you choose to enhance the experience and leave you relaxed or invigorated. Buying them can be expensive. So we found out how to make our own. DIY bath bombs also make a great stocking stuffer at Christmas or part of a larger “pamper yourself” gift basket any time year. [Read more…]
Fall means crisp air, changing leaves, and kids back in school. It also means Thanksgiving! Traditionally, most families gather over a turkey feast and catch up on what’s happened since they last got together. Whether you’re hosting the meal or simply bringing yourself and a smile, these Thanksgiving craft ideas will add some cheer to the table. [Read more…]