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10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

We’re in the dog days of summer now, and your garden might be looking at little bit…well…sad. Super hot days are tough on your plants, and your garden might need a bit of sprucing. Here are some ways to make your summer garden as inviting as it was when you planted everything in the spring.

10 Baby Bib Tutorials for Your Messy Eater

10 Baby Bib Tutorials for Your Messy Eater

Got a baby shower coming up or maybe your kiddo just needs a little bit of help in the food-wrangling department. Either way, we’ve got a baby bib tutorial to suit your needs. There are DIY baby bibs on this list ranging from a simple, no-sew option to pocket-front situation for super messy eaters. Check it!

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4 Handmade Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher appreciation week is May 5-9; here are four cute handmade teacher appreciation ideas we made for the Kix Creativity   Read More »

DIY Star Wars Mobile

DIY Star Wars Mobile is the Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day

It’s definitely the coolest thing that I’ve seen all day, anyway! Jessica at Mad in Crafts used a solar system mobile kit and made a 3D mobile of the Star Wars solar system. My son’s nursery is space-themed, and I’m ashamed to say that there’s nothing even approaching this level of awesome hanging from his ceiling. You’ve shown us all how it’s done, Jessica. You’ve shown us all.

10 Quirky DIY Garden Ideas

10 Quirky Crafts for Your Spring Garden

Have you started a garden this spring? One thing that I love getting crafty in the garden is that you can let your personality shine. No more boring pots and planters! Check out these ideas for planters and other quirky garden decor to take your backyard or patio garden beyond business as usual.

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Tutorial: Easy Burlap Art With Recyclables – Decorate with no money!

When holidays come around I get very excited to add new decorations to what I already have. This seasonal burlap   Read More »

Musical Massage T-shirt - fun gift to make for dad

Gift for Dad: DIY Musical Back Massage Shirt!

Here’s a fun idea to DIY for Dad’s day: a musical massage shirt! Kiddos can play the piano and the   Read More »

10 Homemade Easter Gift Ideas

10 Homemade Easter Gift Ideas

Easter is coming in just a few weeks, so now’s the time to get crafty if you want to give your kids homemade Easter gifts this year. Usually you stuff an Easter basket full of candy, but that can be very expensive. It also means dealing with sugar high kids for the rest of the day. Boo! This list has some healthier homemade alternatives to store-bought Easter candy and some non-food homemade Easter gift ideas to balance things out.

Washing Machine Drum Firepit

Make a Firepit from an Old…Washing Machine?

Did your washing machine bite the dust? Don’t get sad! Before you give the appliance delivery guys your old machine to recycle, remove the drum and turn it into an awesome homemade firepit! I love this idea, because we don’t often thing of salvaging pieces of dead appliances for our crafty adventures. Even better? This is a shockingly simple project. Sarah from House & Fig made her washing machine drum firepit in just one hour, and it only cost $10! If you already have a washing machine drum handy, this project is totally free!

Upcycled Cat Hammock

Make a Cat Hammock from an Old Towel

Don’t these cats look cozy in their little hammocks? You can sew these up for the cats in your life or make them to donate to your local animal rescue! Squidoo user (Squidooer?) Pam Irie opted for the latter, and she shares her detailed tutorial in case you want to do the same thing! I love how these cat hammocks give your kitty an elevated place to sleep. I don’t know about your cats, but mine prefer being up high, so they can survey their kingdom.