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A DIY elf crown made to look like branches of silver

How to Make Galadriel’s Crown

Make an elegant DIY crown for your Galadriel costume using a glue gun and a few simple craft supplies. Easy to make and great for any elf costume or cosplay. My younger daughter dressed as Galadriel for Halloween and wanted a crown that looked just like Cate Blanchett wore in The Lord of the Rin...
IKEA SEKTION base cabinets installed with drawers in a kitchen remodel

How to Assemble an IKEA SEKTION base cabinet

See the IKEA SEKTION base cabinet instructions in real life images, step-by-step tutorial so you can see where each piece and part of the cabinet fit together. We recently remodeled our kitchen with the IKEA SEKTION cabinet system. It was easy to install and looks great. I’ll be posting a final...
Lord of the Rings Nazgul costume close-up of metal-looking gauntlets

How to Make Foam Gauntlets

Make costume gauntlets out of foam and paint them to look like solid metal, including a free pattern for these Lord of the Rings Nazgul or R...
DIY shields made from pizza pans

How to make a shield

It's easy to make a shield out of a pizza pan and a few simple supplies. Watch the video tutorial for all the details. We made 10 of these shields for our Percy Jackson party, so each guest could decorate and take home her own. Oh, and use them for battle practice. I was going to include this vid...

Percy Jackson Party

Celebrate your birthday Percy Jackson style at a Camp Half-Blood party right in your own backyard. Invite all your demigod friends and go on...
How to make a self-watering planter

Self-Watering Planter

Make a self-watering planter or wicking-bucket to keep your plants healthy and well-watered. Perfect for a patio garden or any yard. I le...
A monster truck birthday party cake made to look like a tire cake with a monster truck track

Monster Truck Birthday Party

Host a monster truck party that any truck-loving boy or girls will love. With monster truck fun and games, it’s easy to keep your guests happy and having a good time. My son loves monster trucks. He actually loves anything with wheels, including jets and trains. (You can see the felt racetrack ...
Learn how to keep brass shiny permanently

How to Keep Brass Shiny

A few simple steps to keep brass shiny permanently. This process works for copper, stainless steel, and other metals too. Never polish metal...
removing old kitchen cabinets that were nailed to the wall

Kitchen Demolition

Our kitchen demolition and some of the lessons we learned while demolishing our kitchen. I was so excited to demolish our old kitchen. Th...
Learn to make a simple friendship bracelet | How to make a bracelet with embroidery floss | Basic friendship bracelets for a summer kid craft | Knot tying bracelet

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

Friendship bracelets are a fun, inexpensive, and easy summer project for kids to make. They can make them to wear or make them to share with friends. My 9 year-old daughter helped me create this post because she loves making friendship bracelets. (She’s also the one who made the pointillism art...
Easy DIY felt race track and city with printable template | Felt roads and felt play mat | Little boys craft | Disney Pixar Cars 3

Cars 3 Felt Race Track

The Disney Pixar Cars 3 movie inspired this easy DIY felt race track and city with roads and a dirt track. Free printable template included....
How to frame a wall in place | Building a frame for a wall | home improvement by adding a partition wall | small wall DIY

Framing a Wall in Place

Framing a wall is an easy do-it-yourself home improvement project. Build a small interior wall by framing it in place, then add drywall, mud...
How to make a personalized wood journal | Use thin plywood to make the cover for a custom notebook | handmade crafts

A Carved Wood Journal

Make a custom carved notebook or wood journal out of plywood. It makes the perfect personalized gift or treasured keepsake. Last year, I ...
Learn the 5 simple steps to give your room a design makeover | interior design | french country decor

A Design Makeover

Five steps to the perfect interior design makeover. Learn how to give your home a charming and finished look, in the style that best fits yo...
Use craft inks to create the deathly hallows design on any tshirt, or learn how to make your own design. Free printable pattern of the Harry Potter designs.

Deathly Hallows Shirt

Use craft inks to make a deathly hallows t-shirt or design your own customized t-shirt. Remember in my post about the Personalized Water ...
14 gift idea for the tech lover or technology expert

Gifts for the Tech Lover

12 innovative, unique, and affordable gift ideas for the tech lover this Christmas, including speakers, disposable flash drives, and a way t...
How to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. DIY jewelry and a gift idea.

Moana’s necklace

Learn how to make Moana's necklace with hemp, and how to make a charm that looks like Moana's locket. A great DIY jewelry and gift idea. ...
Great gift idea and which art supplies to include when giving an artist gift set

Artist Gift Set

Put together a set of quality art supplies to create the perfect gift for any artist or creative friend. This post contains affiliate li...
A Hemp Jewelry-making kit is the perfect gift idea to give to any teen or tween girl

Give a Jewelry Making Kit

Create a jewelry-making kit to give to your favorite teen or tween this year. Include a good how-to book and lots of fun supplies. My kid...
How to cut and install dry wallHow to cut and install dry wall

Installing Dry Wall

We put up dry wall, mudded the seams, added texture, and painted our wall to make a beautiful new wall in our home. It’s work, but a great...
How to make Lego Friends outfits as a gift for the girl or tween who loves Legos

Lego Friends Outfits

Make a Lego Friends outfit for your Lego-loving girl. A perfect gift for tweens or any girl who loves to build with Lego Friend sets. My...
Update an old clock by refinishing the clock frame and creating a new clock face

Updating a Large Clock

Update a large clock by replacing the face and refinishing the wood frame. Make the style of the clock fit with the style of your home. I...
It's easy to alter a pattern to make any costume you want. This gives directions on how to lengthen, widen, or shorten any dress or jacket.

How to Alter a Pattern

Love making costumes but can’t find the right pattern? It’s easy to alter a pattern to create any costume you can imagine. Last year ...
A Nerf dart costume made into a steampunk blaster. Perfect for any steampunk costume.

Nerf Steampunk Gun

Turn a plastic Nerf dart gun into a steampunk blaster. It’s easy to make a steampunk gun with just a little paints and some details. Fo...
How to restore an old or neglected wood deck

Reclaiming a Worn Out Deck

A wood deck that has seen better days can still be restored to a beautiful and functional space.  With some hard work and the right supplie...