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Saturday, December 13, 2014

DIY Gifts for Christmas

I love to make Christmas gifts for my friends.  There's just something so personal about a handmade gift that a storebought gift can't compare to!  Since I make so many gifts, it sometimes gets a little hard to find new ideas.  Since I was looking for DIY gifts to make, I decided to make a round up and share it with all of my readers.  Enj…
Friday, December 12, 2014

DIY Teacher Gift Guide

Every year, I make my kids' teachers gifts.  This year, my son has five teachers every day (yes, in fourth grade!), and my daughter has two.  They also have a bus driver and support staff that they really like.  I usually do altered clipboards or tumblers, but they are only two years apart, so I can't give the same thing two years later.  …
Saturday, November 29, 2014

Santa's Beard Wreath

Thanksgiving is over, so I can finally post my Santa's beard wreath!  Miss Koti Beth and I watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix while we made our wreaths.  She made a smaller version with a 12" ring and Christmas ribbon that she hung in her room.

I made this with tulle so I could try one of the popular tulle wreaths.  This would be really cut…
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cubby Turned Shoe Holder + How to Make Chalk Paint

I have three kids, so we should have five to ten pairs of shoes, right?  Not even close.  I bet we have more like 20 to 30 pairs around here.  We all have tennis shoes for every day, old tennis shoes for chores, dress shoes for church, mucking boots for working in the barn and mud, and winter boots.  My daughter also has cowgirl boots (not shown b…
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Owl Fall Yarn Wreath with Chicken Wire and Burlap Flowers

 How to make an owl fall yard wreath with chicken wire and no sew burlap flowers. This is an adorable wreath that's perfect for a covered front porch or hang in your home.
I started this wreath over two years ago before we moved. We used to live in an allotment, so I had a nice porch and had pretty wreaths.
Now we live in a farm house half of a …