Παρασκευή 31 Οκτωβρίου 2014

DIY Liquid Hand Soap

I have a confession to make: I hate bar soap. It gets dirty, is annoying to handle, and takes too long to use up.Then it occurred to me that I might be able to convert the bar soap into liquid hand soap. Why didn’t I think of it before? I did some research and found out that it is easy to do. All it takes is melting the soap with water, adding a little vegetable glycerin, and  you have liquid hand soap.

Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

What, you ask, are vintage suitcase dog beds? Well these adorable pet beds are basically just upcycled old suitcases. You know, the kind you find at a thrift store that have no wheels, so are clearly not practical for extreme traveling. I have a love for old suitcases so I was considering purchasing a little bed on Etsy for Zuzu the poodle; however, once I noticed the hefty price tag (over $50 for most of the listings) I decided it was time for some diy magic. I made my own version for under $10.

Easy, Children’s DIY Storage Ideas

Having children is one of the biggest joys in life, but the chaos and disorganization that comes with them isn’t. Keep the mess at bay by creating some simple, easy storage ideas that declutter and organize all their fun, everyday goodies. From their toys to their clothes, there are plenty of solutions in the sorting department. Let’s take a look!

1. Wall Baskets

Chalkboard wall organizer

If you are always forgetting things like your keys, shopping lists and constantly slinging your jacket over the chair, despite cries from your better half to not leave stuff lying around… sounds familiar?

Παρασκευή 24 Οκτωβρίου 2014

DIY Shoe Organizer Designs

If there’s one thing every entryway has that would be a shoe organizer. It’s a crucial piece because it allows you to have a well-organized, clean and neat entryway and to also have a practical way of storing all your shoes. If you’d rather not buy a shoe rack or if you can’t find the design you like, try instead to make it yourself. There are plenty of designs and ideas you can use.

PVC pipe shoe racks

DIY Refrigerator Magnets

Since we’re used to sticking all sorts of magnets to our refrigerators, we might as well turn this habit into something useful. A very clever idea is to make storage containers that stick to the refrigerator just like magnets. They will be both practical and nice to look at.

Lavender Bath Salts

I've always enjoy soaking in a tub of warm water, infused with soothing and relaxing aroma, such as lavender.  It really wash away the weariness and soreness from a long day of work.   

DIY Dog Bed – Super Easy NO SEW

Yes, you read that right… a DIY dog bed anybody can make!Looking for a fun project to do if rainy days and Sundays always get you down? Made a dog bed this weekend and Luigi loved it. Took me about an hour with a glass of wine. You? probably a little quicker. So here we go, an easy to make DIY dog bed… yes with no sewing involved!

Hanging Planter

I don't know exactly what it is, but there's something about hanging planters that can be so special (and a bit magical). Maybe it's because you normally see those types of plants stuck on the ground, so when they are floating in midair, it's like, "Dang plants, you're up so high!" I can't help but feel excited for them. Since hanging planters can get pretty expensive, I thought I'd come up with a cost-effective way to make a group of hanging planters (and it's super easy too!):

Organization Station

I finally finished my organization station.  It had been on my list for a while.

7 Ways To Display Your Jewelry

Displaying your jewelry is great for two big reasons: organizing the mess and showing off your collection. If you’ve got a bigger collection then you may need to get a bit craftier or only display your best, but if you’ve got a small/medium collection and you want to get creative and DIY a bit …. please do, it’s a interesting, fun and tidy way to keep the chaos to minimum. Find your necklaces and rings quicker, have something style-focused for your most stylish accessories and clean up! Use any one of these ways to display your jewelry today.

1. Recycled glass bottles.

Πέμπτη 23 Οκτωβρίου 2014

DIY Outdoor Swings

If you’re living in a house and especially if you have a garden with a large beautiful tree then you must know how great it can be to just sit outside and relax. This is one of the greatest advantages of owning a house. You can relax in the garden and you can even build a swing which is fun for both children and adults. Building a swing is not difficult. Here are a few ideas that could help.

Tree swing

DIY Penny Ring

Make yourself a Lucky Penny Ring DIY to remember important dates, with this simple and fun DIY.

10 Creative DIY Stools

Stools can be super useful in almost any room of your house. Next to the breakfast bar or kitchen island, under the little tables in the kids’ play room, next to your desk in your home office or just looking pretty in the living room. Stools can be fun to decorate with and fun to make! Check out all these playful, DIY stools and try creating one yourself!!

1. Magazine Mayhem.

How to Make Sweater Dog Toys

Soft and squishy, with a great big squeak, these sweater bones are a big hit with my dog.

Travel Tin Soap

I'm kind of pumped about this project. It is really easy but produces hugely satisfying results. I made mint and lavender travel soaps. Perfect for traveling or for gifts! Read on to see the how-to.

Turn Everyday Items Into Hooks: Easy DIYs & Ideas

Your aprons, your keys, your coats, your hats .. there are so many wonderful things to be displayed on a series on hooks in the foyer, kitchen, home office or bedroom. But aren’t you tired of the same old, plain Jane hook options? Instead, why not take some everyday items and turn your hooks into stylish little accents as well. Take a peek at 10 items you can easily turn into hooks for your displaying and organizing needs!


Τετάρτη 22 Οκτωβρίου 2014

10 Creative DIY dog bowl ideas for your pet

Having a pet is not exactly a walk in the park but it’s also very fun and rewarding. Treat your dog with respect and love and you’ll establish a wonderful relationship. Start by replacing the old food bowl with something a little more practical and good-looking for both you and your pet. There are plenty of ideas to use as inspiration.

10 Ways In Which To Use 1 Simple Item: Ikea Knuff Hacks

An ingenious mind can find new uses for everyday items and sometimes a simple item such as a magazine file can turn out to be extremely inspiring. In fact, we can show you 10 different ways in which you can use and repurpose the Knuff magazine file from Ikea. These hacks are meant to make your life easier and they all feature the same product. The Knuff magazine files come in sets of two. They’re made of plywood and can be treated with oil or paint if you wish to personalize them or make them more durable.. Enjoy!

Mail station.

Make a DIY Animal Coat Rack

If you’re looking for better a place to hang your coats, towels, scarves, dog leashes or pretty much any other item, stop the search! This DIY project is sure to add a whimsical touch to any room, and you can get all the supplies you need in a toy store! Here’s how to make your own wildly adorable animal coat rack:

Refashioned Jeans to Maternity Skirt

Today I'm showing you how to take an old pair of jeans and t-shirt and refashioning them into a cute maternity pencil skirt.

Cozy Car Caddy

Organize your kid's little cars with this Cozy Car Caddy Tutorial.

Tree Stump Drawers

So you’re just a tad curious how those tree stump drawers were made?
Well you’re in luck, because I’m going to show you!

Τρίτη 21 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Organizing Hats: 10 Easy Tips

Whether it’s a personal hat collection full of vintage pieces, your son’s vast array of baseball caps or your own assortment of sun hats to knitted beauties, these accessories can surely be a pain to organize and keep at bay. You either begin to not find what you need or lose to the constant battle of chaos. So, we’ve compiled 10 easy tips  for organizing hats and getting your closet in tip-top shape.

1. Collage Display.

DIY Tree Stump Side Table

Furniture doesn’t have to be expensive! Especially smaller pieces like accent tables or coffee tables. Using natural branches and other parts of trees have been on trend in the world of home decor lately. Which is great because you can make rustic decor for your home for next to nothing! This tree stump side table requires just a few materials that you may already have on hand, a set of casters and your time. So if you are looking for an inexpensive piece with a rustic feel then this project is definitely for you!

How to Make a Pallet Headboard

It only took about 5 hours of actual work, and 10 hours of stealth hunting, but it’s done. You might be thinking deer hunt, but I’m actually referring to Whitney’s master bedroom headboard pallet project.

How to pickle anything (no canning necessary)

Come on, pickles taste amazing! Snap into a perfectly crisp gherkin that’s sopped up plenty of gleeky vinegar, fresh herbs and just a hint of salt and tell me you’re not in briny heaven. Sneak a dill spear into your next burger and tell me it’s not tangily enhanced.

How To Easily Make A Beehive In A Jar

It seems everyone is interested in how to make your own beehive in a jar. Have the rows of organic honey jars at the farmers market got you thinking about starting your own backyard beehive? If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place for beehives if done correctly and you do a bit of research and planning before ordering your bees and supplies. It is actually a very simple and easy process with the right tools. Everything you need is below including a supplies list and pictures of our DIY beehive.

Δευτέρα 20 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Toddler Pallet Bed

We would share with you how we made Little Sister’s toddler pallet bed, because we know you’re staking out dumpsters at warehouses and such, trying to get your hands on a couple of pallets so you can make a bed of your own. Right? OK, maybe not that desperate, but still, you’re curious.

Messenger Bag from Cargo Pants

Want to make one of these?

Easy Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes

With the exception of one of the recipes below, you can make oven cleaners that are much safer for the environment than commercial products containing harsh chemicals. They’re also much more frugal!

Simple Cures For Bad Breath

It happens to the best of us, the dreaded Bad Breath Blues when there’s no mint in sight and you’re not at home to do a quick brushing of the teeth. Maybe you had a tasty garlic dish for lunch or your mouth tastes funky after all that coffee you drank…whatever the reason, you want a quick fix.

4 Ways to Recycle Washing Machine Drums

Got a broken washing machine lying around and you have no idea of how to recycle an old washing machine drum? You can create a pendant lamp, an ottoman, a wall light or even or you can enjoy the starry nights without getting goose bumps by building yourself an elevated fire pit from an old washing machine drum!

Dog-Cleanup Bags

Add some fun and fashion to everyday dog-cleanup bags.

Birch Wall Panel

Birch poles sliced into disks and glued to plywood panels create a graphic wall mosaic. Strategically placed longer pieces can be used as hooks for bags and artwork.

Σάββατο 18 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Gluten Free Apple Chunk Cinnamon Muffins

As a mother, one of my goals is to raise fabulous little cooks and bakers so when they leave the nest they can create healthy and delicious meals. We took an old family apple bread recipe and went to town making it more healthy and gluten free.  The original recipe called for over two cups of sugar which is a lot of sugar.  I made my muffins with honey instead of white sugar to make them healthier.

Παρασκευή 17 Οκτωβρίου 2014

DIY Modern Bunny Hutch

We fell in love with the idea of getting a holland lop the moment we laid eyes on one. we didn’t, however, fall in love with the cages that were available at the local shops. so, we made a decision then and there – before we could get the cuteness, we had to make him a suitable home. it had to be something we could proudly display in our future home – something that would look good sitting next to all the furniture we plan on purchasing when we get married. so we decided that instead of starting from scratch, it would be easier to modify a piece of furniture. we headed to ikea (of course!) for an inexpensive solution. it was a labor of love; looking at our little eames sleeping in his hutch makes it worth all the trouble.

DIY Solar Powered Mason Jar Lights

This is a very easy and inexpensive project, and not only do they provide countless hours of personal enjoyment, they also make great gifts– especially to anyone who might have a deck, patio, or garden where they live.

14 Tips for Putting Your Garden to Bed This Fall

When you’re done harvesting the bounty your garden has to offer this year and everything begins to wither away, it’s hard to feel motivated to get back in the garden to get everything cleaned up before the snow comes. But the end-of-season cleanup and maintenance is an important phase in your garden, because what you do now can either make or break your gardening experience when spring comes back around!

All-Natural DIY Lip Balm

I recently purchased a tube of all-natural lip balm at a local health food store that I LOVE. I use it all the time and it always makes my lips so soft! I like it so much that I wanted to try to recreate it at home, so I could make myself a new batch whenever I wanted. The best part of this particular recipe is that it only uses 4 natural ingredients, and I only had to go to the store for one of them!

How To Magically Fix Furniture Finish

Unless you live in a museum, your furniture takes a lot of hits. Wet glasses leave behind white rings. Daily use wears away the finish on the edges of tables and chairs. And then there are all the little scratches, dents, and divots that mysteriously appear on wood surfaces. Don't despair.

How to Make Jam

I had a great time at my local pick your own this weekend, which resulted in 22 jars of jam!  Not bad for a day’s work.  If you have one near you, I would recommend checking it out because you can get great fruit at great prices, and it’s fun too!

Make Bracelets from Recycled T-shirts

These colorful bangles are an easy to make recycled craft and perfect for a teenager or preteen! All you need are inexpensive bangle bracelets and some old t-shirts to make these pretty fashion statements. These would be a great girl scout craft or camp craft as well.

Πέμπτη 16 Οκτωβρίου 2014

OREO Cookie Zipper Bag

Turn an Oreo Cookie Bag into a durable bag  you can use all year round with this easy step-by-step tutorial!  These are fun bags for the kids to pack in their lunches or use to hold their school supplies.  They are made durable by using clear iron-on vinyl and since they are cookie bags they are food safe! 

DIY IPod Speakers from cardboard roll and cups

Ever notice that how your iPod or mp3 player just doesn't play music loud enough?  Well, if you have a cardboard roll and two cups lying around, you can fix that problem in a couple of minutes.  Yup.  Just make yourself a set of makeshift cardboard roll speakers!

DIY Splatter Painted Pants

Everything outside is grey, grey, grey.  Bah.  I've been longing for some color in my life.  So that's why I took a pair of pants and went crazy.  Yurrrp.  I splatter painted the whole thing bright happy colors.

Cardboard Space Shuttle

Transform a  paper towel roll into our very own rocket ship. No rocket fuel needed, these space shuttles are sparked by love and fueled by imagination!

Τετάρτη 15 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Old LACK side table turned into a dog’s house

I turned the LACK side table upside down, covered it with some shelf liner and for the “ceiling” I used a roll on beach mat, just put some nails to keep it in place.

DIY Leather iPad Case

A super simple and cute tutorial for iPad Case. When we say this is easy we definitely mean it. You could whip one up in no time, and might even find yourself making a few for friends.

14 Quick & Cheap DIY Home Decorations You Should Try

If you have a free time, and you want to use it properly, we have an amazing ideas for you. You can make some DIY projects for your home. The following DIY projects are about simple but fascinating decorations, which will be spotlight in your home. If you are willing to enter some fresh and interesting decorations in your interior design, this post is right for you. Here you can find bunch creative ideas how to make perfect decorations which will give a new fresh spirit in your home decor. You don’t need a special equipment for them, just some regular tools. Now check out our proposals, and find the best DIY decoration for your home decor.