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…]
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…]
Travel Binders – a solution you need for traveling with little ones! iPads and movies don’t allow interaction. Sisters Know Best is ALL about interaction! The more the merrier. Varied ages make things even better! Get back to the basics with some classic travel-themed printables to keep your kids busy in the backseat.
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…]
Easter is such a fun holiday to celebrate for both kids and adults! With the weather getting warmer and children dressed in their Sunday best, Easter brings with it the promise of spring and warmer weather. One of the best parts of celebrating Easter is the infamous Easter egg hunt that all the kiddos participate in together. Whether you’ll be hosting an egg hunt or attending one this year, add to the fun and the challenge by providing clues to where the eggs are. [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!
Backyard games are exactly what any outside event needs. Badminton and Whiffle ball are great, but they’re so much more fun when you’ve got a crowd. Instead, you need outdoor games that are fun for kids and adults. These DIY backyard games provide hours of entertainment for the whole family! Your house will be the cool place to come for cookouts, backyard fun, and making memories this summer! [Read more…]
Stuff. We’ve all got it – probably too much of it. Sometimes it seems to take over our living space. The KonMari Method will help you tidy up your space and keep it that way! No kidding! Before you reach a point of frustration and spend a weekend (or more) putting things back in order, give KonMari a try. Don’t get caught in the vicious cycle of tidying, cluttering, tidying, cluttering. You can break the cycle with the KonMari method!
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…]
Tootsie Pops are a favorite treat, especially on Halloween. I always loved them when I was a kid. I remember checking the wrappers for the “Indian” because that mattered for some reason. As an adult, I’ve realized that the colorful wrappers and sweet taste make the perfect trick or treat gift on Halloween. With this adorable Halloween lollipops project, you can dress up those Tootsie Pops to really make an impression. They’re perfect for Halloween decorations or for giving to the neighborhood kids who come knocking. And they’re super easy to make. [Read more…]