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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 Ring Wraith gauntlets...
patch a small hole left by a picture from nail with spackle

How to Patch a Hole in the Wall

Patch a hole in your drywall or plaster wall with these easy steps. Repair any hole of any size with the right equipment and make your wall look like new. Pa...
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 Pe...

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 a quest. My daug...
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 learned how to make a ...
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 go...
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 again. After res...
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. The cabinets were fall...
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. It's perfect for yo...
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, mudding, texture, and p...
A patriotic DIY centerpiece with blue and white vases and red carnations

Red, White, and Blue Centerpiece

Here's a simple patriotic centerpiece I made from some old glass bottles, a little spray paint, and a few carnations. I save glass bottles. It’s a little ...
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 saw Serena from Thri...
3 easy steps to replace a light switch | Home improvement DIY | update your lighting | Electrical tutorial

How to Replace a Light Switch

You can easily replace a light switch in your home to match you decor and paint colors. It’s a simple DIY project. For my son’s Star Wars room, we wanted...

Turn a Box into a Nightstand

Take an old wood box and turn it into an elegant nightstand or side table by adding O’verlays and a little bling. Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest: Cut n Pas...
A star gazing birthday party with constellation activities, glow stick fun, a galaxy cake, and nighttime fun. Perfect birthday idea for teens or tweens

A Star Gazing Birthday Party

Throw a star gazing birthday party with fun constellation activities and exploring the night sky. Star gazing is a fun party idea for teens and tweens and older...
How to refinish a bookshelf or any wood furniture with latex paint | furniture makeover | refinishing | painting a bookcase

Refinishing a Wood Bookcase

Learn how to refinish any piece of wood furniture, like this bookshelf, with simple latex paint. Give new life to old wood in any color paint. My uncle ...
How to make your own DIY succulent planter | Ten succulent gift ideas | Succulents in containers as home decor

10 Succulent Planter Ideas

Here’s ten ways to showcase your favorite succulent plants. Each succulent planter would make a great gift or beautiful decor for your home. Succulents ha...
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 you. For today'...
How to clean fireplace bricks | Getting all that soot, ash, and smoke residue off your bricks depends on using the right cleaner | Housekeeping

How to Clean Fireplace Bricks

Cleaning soot, ash, and smoke off fireplace bricks is possible and not too hard. You just need a cleaning product that is made specifically to clean soot and sm...
How to restore furniture, like this vintage mid-century table, to its original beauty

Restoring a Midcentury Table

How to restore a vintage wood table, a DIY tutorial explaining how to strip off an old finish, clean and repair the wood, then add a stain and protective finish...
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 Bottle Holders, I sa...
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 to connect to your ca...
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. My daughter and I j...
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 links to Amazon.com. F...
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 kids have lots of stuff...
How to refinish a music stand. With some paint and a little creativity, any musician can do this DIY project.

4 Ways to Refinish a Music Stand

Anything can be refinished, including music stands. Here’s four ways to refinish and update a standard black music stand into something more artistic. My d...
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 DIY project for any...
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 daughters are maste...