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…]
I had a visitor last week and wanted to have a backup plan in case of rainy weather. I was scrolling through Pinterest – a favorite thing of mine to do – and saw DIY paper lanterns. It had all the criteria – easy and affordable! The project was a huge success for us and the possibility of designs is limitless! I think doing a bunch of balloon designs for an evening birthday bash would be awesome! Wild explosions for the 4th of July! Dragonflies! Animals! ooooohhhh! [Read more…]
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!
Anyone that has a dog knows that moment. That moment when they are sprayed by a skunk. Ugh! It takes just a moment but then is followed by hours of trying to keep the dog off the furniture, baths with tomato soup, shampoo, and whatever else you can think of to try and get the skunk smell out of the dog. Next time, try this proven concoction that was created by a chemist back in 1993. It works immediately! [Read more…]
This tutorial is to learn how to make cream cheese and black olive penguins. They are the cutest and easiest fun with food project I’ve ever done! I made them with a 13 year old and she was blown away by the cuteness factor! We also made an igloo cheese ball for them. Our part guests loved the idea, the cheese ball igloo was yummy, and the penguins… well, no one ate them because they were just too cute!
As Bill from the Wayward Wanderers travel blog pointed out, it’s not very often people are going to search for “How To Make a Cheese Ball Igloo” especially for cream cheese and black olive penguins, but it is a needed tutorial.
We decided to do this for game night at our house and it was a big hit! It just so happened we had a snowstorm the same day so the wintery theme of this project tied together perfect! This was one of my favorite projects to make and I hope you enjoy it also! [Read more…]
Ants are pesky little insects and this non toxic home remedy for how to kill ants is a lifesaver for any homeowner! It’s simple. My sister (the quilter) has been telling me for months to share this quick tip with all of you so here you go! Get ready to be rid of ants in an inexpensive and all natural way that’s EASY and FAST! There are many ways out there but these ingredients are usually household items so there’s no need to wait for a trip to the store. Plus, our aunt told us about this one and it works. Thanks Aunt Diane!
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:
Heart -food – yup, it’s a thing! Valentine’s Day is another opportunity to show those dear to you how much you care. For Chris, buying cards and big gifts aren’t how you do that. She likes to use her creative juices to show her feelings. And heart-shaped foods are a great way to do this! They are a clever way to put a sweet spin on everyday foods for Valentine’s Day. From breakfast to dessert, there are so many ways to say I love you. Below are some fun and easy ways to shape your own Valentine’s Day fairy tale. [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!
Here’s an easy recipe for making your own Kombucha! Kombucha is a healthy fermented beverage that is nutrient-dense with a slightly sweet taste. Many people drink this for it’s ability to remove toxins and recreate healthy probiotics in their intestines. Grocery stores charge approximately $3.50 per bottle. With this recipe after your “brew” is started, you can make a gallon for less than that!! Here’s what to do:
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:
These snowmen cupcakes are the most adorable DIY I’ve ever seen! I came across them on FB and fell in love. I actually stared at the pic for what seemed like hours because they were so adorable. I tried to find the source for the collage photo below (the one that caught my eye on FB) but couldn’t. I noticed it’s 2 different ways. One uses frosting for the arms and the other uses pretzels. Both adorable!
Here’s what to do!