Skip to Content

DIY Projects

Looking for fun and decorative projects to use around your home? Try one of these easy DIY projects to add a special look to any room.

Covering Drainage Holes in Pots – How to Keep Soil from Washing out of Pots

Covering drainage holes in pots is a necessary evil. Without something to cover the hole in the bottom of your planter, the soil will eventually wash out of the pot through the hole in the planter and the plant will settle. This also means that your furniture will take a beating. Planters without drainage holes …

Read More about Covering Drainage Holes in Pots – How to Keep Soil from Washing out of Pots

Easter Egg Hunt Clues for an Older Child – Teenage Easter Basket Fun

These Easter egg hunt clues for an older child will help your teenager enjoy a more challenging Easter hunt than a typical one where you just hide Easter eggs. A fun thing to do at Easter is to have your child build an Easter basket with clues. It turns an ordinary holiday egg hunt into …

Read More about Easter Egg Hunt Clues for an Older Child – Teenage Easter Basket Fun

Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece – St. Patrick’s Day DIY Table Decoration

This Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece gives me a chance to celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and spring in one pretty project. The centerpiece can be made with either silk flowers or fresh flowers for two different looks. I don’t do much to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, but I do like a touch of the color …

Read More about Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece – St. Patrick’s Day DIY Table Decoration

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe – How to Make Baileys at Home

This homemade Baileys Irish cream recipe can be made at home in just minutes. All you need to make this copycat recipe are 6 common ingredients you probably have on hand and a blender. You’ll never have to go without the fabulous taste of Baileys! Homemade Irish cream is the perfect addition to your morning …

Read More about Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe – How to Make Baileys at Home

Tamarind Paste Substitute – Make a Copycat Recipe at Home

This recipe shows how to make a tamarind paste substitute at home with just four common ingredients. Tamarind paste is a product that is often called for in Thai cooking. It is also something that the average cook does not normally stock. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links …

Read More about Tamarind Paste Substitute – Make a Copycat Recipe at Home

Gingerbread House Tips – 15 Tricks for Making Gingerbread Houses

These Gingerbread House tips will make sure that your next project will be a stunner. From using muffin tins for supplies to choosing the right icing, these steps will make the task of making gingerbread houses quick and easy. The taste of gingerbread desserts just seem to go along with Christmas in my mind. Check …

Read More about Gingerbread House Tips – 15 Tricks for Making Gingerbread Houses

Sunflower Pumpkin – Easy No Carve DIY Thanksgiving Table Decoration

This no carve sunflower pumpkin uses the heads of silk sunflowers or any other colorful daisy like flower to cover the outside of a faux pumpkin. This is a great idea for those of you who do not like the mess of a carved pumpkin. It’s also one that gardeners will love!  Fall is my …

Read More about Sunflower Pumpkin – Easy No Carve DIY Thanksgiving Table Decoration

25+ Log Planters – Eco Friendly Planters – How to Make a Log Planter

Save your money and help the environment at the same time with these DIY log planters. They are rustic and easy to make and look natural in any garden setting. You don’t have to spend a fortune on planters at the nursery store. Like so much else in gardening, start by looking in your own …

Read More about 25+ Log Planters – Eco Friendly Planters – How to Make a Log Planter

Halloween Cross-Stitch patterns – Crafting Spooky Embroidery Designs

These Halloween cross-stitch patterns are a great way for those who love to embroider to celebrate the holidays with their craft. If this is you, stitch one up an embroidery design today! Difference between cross-stitch and embroidery Some people use the two terms to indicate a similar technique, that of stitching a pattern on a …

Read More about Halloween Cross-Stitch patterns – Crafting Spooky Embroidery Designs

Decorating with Indian Corn for Thanksgiving – Indian Corn Decorations

Fall is the time for decorating with Indian corn. These rustic ears of ornamental corn are the perfect addition to any Autumn decorating project. Rustic and colorful, this variety of corn has been around for centuries. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links. I earn …

Read More about Decorating with Indian Corn for Thanksgiving – Indian Corn Decorations

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters – Easy Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Are you looking for a natural and easy to care for fall arrangement?  Try making these DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters. They look great and can be put together in almost no time at all. If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It …

Read More about DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters – Easy Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Terra Cotta Pumpkin – Recycled Clay Pot Pumpkin Candy Dish

Don’t you just love fast and easy home decor ideas that add seasonal flair to your home at very little cost? Me, too!  This terra cotta pumpkin looks great as a decor item and also does double duty as a candy dish.  Win – win in my book! Thanksgiving tablescapes often make use of a …

Read More about Terra Cotta Pumpkin – Recycled Clay Pot Pumpkin Candy Dish

Rotisserie Chicken Mini Terrarium – Recycled Mini Terrarium or Greenhouse

It’s time for one of my DIY garden ideas on a budget!  This Rotisserie Chicken Mini Terrarium is inexpensive to make and looks great as a table decoration. It is also a fun way to get a head start on spring gardening by using the recycled container to start seeds. Early spring or late winter …

Read More about Rotisserie Chicken Mini Terrarium – Recycled Mini Terrarium or Greenhouse

Cooking Cutter Eggs – How to Make Egg Molds in Fun Shapes

Breakfast just got more fun with this playful idea for making eggs.  If you are like me, you will have a whole host of cookie cutters that you rarely use.  Put them to a creative use by making cookie cutter eggs. Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. …

Read More about Cooking Cutter Eggs – How to Make Egg Molds in Fun Shapes

Homemade Mosquito Repellent – Essential Oil DIY Mosquito Repellent Spray

Preparing a homemade mosquito repellent with a lovely aroma and natural ingredients is easy with this tutorial. This DIY essential oil mosquito repellent spray is made with a few common household ingredients, and works well to keep the mosquitoes away. Summer is here. The days are longer and it’s so nice to sit outside in …

Read More about Homemade Mosquito Repellent – Essential Oil DIY Mosquito Repellent Spray

Borax Ant Killers – Testing 5 Different Natural Ant Killers Against Terro

If ants are invading your home and you don’t want to use harsh chemicals, home made Borax Ant Killers may be the answer, but how effective are they? I decided to test five of them to find out! Using more organic ant killer remedies is something that many environmentally conscious homemakers have an interest in. …

Read More about Borax Ant Killers – Testing 5 Different Natural Ant Killers Against Terro

Kitchen Gift Basket for Mother’s Day – 10 Tips for Kitchen Themed Basket ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This easy kitchen gift basket makes the perfect personalized gift for anyone’s mother who loves to cook. It is filled with fun, whimsical and useful kitchen items that are made even more special by including items that are geared to your mother’s tastes. This easy kitchen gift basket …

Read More about Kitchen Gift Basket for Mother’s Day – 10 Tips for Kitchen Themed Basket ideas

15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables for Cooped up Kids

We love to camp at our house, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get away for a real camping weekend or the weather just won’t allow it. For times like this, the kids can still have a lot of fun by having an indoor camping party.   Are your kids feeling cooped up …

Read More about 15 Tips for a Fun Indoor Camping Party & Free Printables for Cooped up Kids

Boxwood Christmas Wreath – DIY Holiday Project

This boxwood Christmas wreath makes a nice change from the traditional fir wreath often seen this time of the year. it’s easy to make and you can use items from your own yard. We got our Christmas tree the other day, and I always buy my wreath from the same vendor at the Farmer’s market …

Read More about Boxwood Christmas Wreath – DIY Holiday Project

St. Patrick’s Day Door Wreath – Leprechaun Hat Door Decoration

This cute St. Patrick’s Day Door Wreath is whimsical and welcomes both my guests and spring with the pretty yellow and purple flowers. The door decoration features a leprechaun hat to give it a whimsical look. It is the perfect way to welcome guests for St. Patrick’s Day. My front door is one place that …

Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Door Wreath – Leprechaun Hat Door Decoration

Colorful Patriotic Small Porch Decor Idea for the 4th of July

This patriotic small porch decor will greet your guests for the 4th of July in a cheery red white and blue way. It’s easy to put together, cost just $20 and is very cheerful and natural looking. Decorating a small front porch can be a challenge.  If you add too much to the look of …

Read More about Colorful Patriotic Small Porch Decor Idea for the 4th of July

Wooden Succulent Arrangement – Upcycled Junk Gardening Planter for Succulents

This gorgeous succulent arrangement started out life as a wooden drawer meant for tools of some sort. The upcycled junk gardening planter got a new coat of paint, some TLC and a few succulent plants and now looks as though it had been intentionally designed for the job. If you love succulents as much as …

Read More about Wooden Succulent Arrangement – Upcycled Junk Gardening Planter for Succulents

Watering Can Planters and Garden Art – Recycle your Watering Cans

Watering cans are a staple of any gardener but, for me,  they are not just for watering plants.  I love turning them into watering can planters and using them as garden art. The size is perfect for potted indoor plants and the look of them transforms a plant into a work of art that looks great …

Read More about Watering Can Planters and Garden Art – Recycle your Watering Cans

Silicone Baking Mat Uses – Tips for Using Silpat Baking Mats

A silicone baking mat can take high heat and replace parchment paper for baking & food preparation. I like to use them in lots of unusual ways in my kitchen. You can use them for cookies, of course, but there are lots of other creative Silpat baking mat uses, as well. With a silicone baking …

Read More about Silicone Baking Mat Uses – Tips for Using Silpat Baking Mats

Uses for License Plates – Using Number Plates in DIY Projects

Have you ever thought about using number plates in DIY projects? There are dozens of uses for license plates if you just think outside the box a bit. The colors and designs lend them selves to loads of home decor projects, both inside and outside the home. My husband is a collector of old license …

Read More about Uses for License Plates – Using Number Plates in DIY Projects