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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...
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...
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 really like analog ...
A family costume from the Muppets skit Mahna Mahna

Family Costumes for Halloween

Make Halloween a family holiday by dressing up together with themed family costumes. Here’s some ideas that our family has used. Our family loves to have a...
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. For my birthday this y...
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 supplies, you can make it u...
Tips and hints to grow a successful succulent garden in your backyard.

Planting a Succulent Garden

A succulent garden is easy to grow and care for. There are just a few things to remember when planting these beautiful drought-tolerant plants. Last week I...
Learn how to use the 6 principles of art to design your garden or landscape

Principles of Garden Design

Use the principles of design to make your garden look beautiful and well-designed. Create proportion, emphasis, balance, movement, rhythm, and unity in your lan...
Tutorial on how to turn an old, grey wood bench into colorful patio furniture. Easy DIY project.

Saving an Ugly Wood Bench

Refinish an old wood bench with Varathane stain, and turn an outdoor eyesore into beautiful patio furniture. When we moved into our mid-century home, the...
PVC pipe and fitting make great industrial closet hardware and at a much cheaper price than galvanized pipes

PVC Curtain Hardware

PVC pipes and fitting painted silver make beautiful curtain hardware for these closet curtains. I really like how the industrial pipe shelves in my son’s r...
a DIY soccer goal made with PVC pipes

DIY Soccer Goal

Make your own DIY soccer goal with some PVC pipe and joints and some netting. It’s an easy DIY project, and a great gift for a soccer-loving kid. I’m exc...
Save water and money with a DIY rain barrel

DIY Rain Barrel

A rain barrel is wonderful for saving rainwater to water plants later. It’s also an easy DIY home project. All of the rain we’ve gotten this year has bee...
An irrigation timer makes watering plants easy and convenient

The Irrigation Timer

An irrigation timer is a must-have for my garden so I can set it and forget about watering the plants myself. The timer gives them just the right amount of wate...
A special message hidden in a bottle

Love Note in a Bottle

A subtle love note disguised as a message in a bottle adds a little bit of fun to a romantic gesture. Today’s post is going to be short because it’s my a...
An IKEA kitchen remodel

A Charming Ikea Kitchen Remodel

An Ikea kitchen renovation: from a falling apart space with poor work-flow to a clean, inviting, and very functional kitchen. In planning our upcoming kitche...
How to put in a beautiful and healthy sod lawn

How to Choose and Lay Sod

The final part of putting in our lawn is installing the sod. Most of the work now is preparing for the ground for the sod. If you haven't already, take a lo...
Testing soil to find out Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium levels

How to Take a Soil Test

We are putting in a new lawn soon and other plant in our backyard. To prepare, we need to get the soil ready, but how do we know what our soil needs? We take a ...
How to update an old cutting board with a new design

Cutting Board Refresh

Refreshing an old cutting board is easy with a little food-safe oil, but why not add an interesting new design feature while your at it? Here's how. My favor...
Balloon curtains or relaxed roman shades

DIY Balloon Shades

I made some simple balloon shades for my daughters’ room. It’s just one piece of fabric, no lining, and some ring tape and cord. The hardware is pretty si...
An upcycled metal bowl with a brushed finish

Brushed Metal Bowl

I took an old, stained metal bowl and gave it a brushed metal finish to hide the flaws and give it interest. When I got this great metal bowl second hand, I ...