DIY Gingerbread House & Birdhouse In One


I love this little DIY gingerbread house project for Christmas in July because it works now as a birdhouse AND it works later as a darling little flickering nightlight for Christmas.  I plan to do a whole little bird city with all the houses Consumer Crafts has available (See them all HERE).  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a birdhouse painting party with a bunch of friends or neighborhood children? It is a wonderful way to get out of the {Read More}

Wooden Monogram DIY House Numbers


When I was cleaning the front porch off this spring, I felt like it needed a little something new. Our house numbers have been hanging for more years than I would like to admit. I figured that was a good place to start! So, with a little Mod Podge and paper I made these fun monogram DIY house numbers to hang by our front door. These DIY house numbers were an instant gratification project. It came together really quickly- and I {Read More}

Pottery Barn Knock-Off: Diamond Panel Wall Art DIY


Did you know that I love a lot of the designs and art work from Pottery Barn?  I love a lot of their furniture too.  But I don’t love the price.  So when I saw this really pretty Yellow Diamond Panel from Pottery Barn, I knew that I could easily recreate it with the help the new Chalky line of paints from Americana! This wall art DIY piece took a little bit of patience to create, but it was not difficult {Read More}

Chalk Paint Furniture: Wooden Stool Makeover


I spied this little stool one day at an antique shop.  The yellow color caught my attention, I loved the simplicity of it  and I thought it would look interesting in my living room.  I brought it home and it was just the opposite.  It looked so out of place that I ended up moving it to my basement (where all unfinished projects go) and it sat there for over a year. I had the opportunity to use the Americana {Read More}

Sewing Projects for Kids: Wooden Sewing Cards


When I was younger, I remember being entertained for hours with sewing cards – simple chipboard shapes with punched holes and a length of string. I would practice sewing for hours! I thought it would be a fun activity for my kids too, and perfect for practicing hand/eye coordination. I looked and looked, and couldn’t find any sewing cards! So I did what any crafter would do – I made my own wooden sewing projects for kids! They were ridiculously easy. Mine {Read More}

DIY Corn Hole Game For Kids

Corn Hole

We LOVE to be outside as much as possible!  Even in the hot hot summer, I have time scheduled every day to just play outside!  And it is one of my kid’s favorite parts of the day.  We love to ride bikes and play in the sprinklers, we love to take walks and go to the park, we love to roller blade and we love to head to the pool.  We also LOVE to play games!  So I am really {Read More}

Patriotic Crafts Tutorial: DIY Washi Tape Star Decor


I love adding a few fun patriotic crafts and decorations to my home during the summer months!  Between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, there are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate our country.  So today I am going to show you a really simple patriotic star DIY using washi tape!  Woot woot! The best part is that these only take a few moments to make!  Here are my star patriotic crafts with washi tape! Supplies needed to make your {Read More}

DIY Chalkboard Tags


Have you seen the chalkboard tags that you can use on gifts, bottles, etc?  They’re typically used to label drinks or supplies.  Some of them can be a little pricey and most of them are in black.  Today, I thought we’d make some of our own chalkboard tags and in fun colors of your choice.  Let’s take a look! Supplies needed to make your own DIY chalkboard tags: 3 inch Wood Sign Cutouts Acrylic Paint or Chalkboard Paint Clear Chalkboard Coating (if using acrylic {Read More}

Nautical Themed DIY Coasters


I love the summer time. It means sitting on the patio, having friends over, and enjoying the warm weather. And if you’re having people over, why not put out some DIY coasters with a beach-y feel?!? The nautical trend is still going strong – especially in summer decor. When I saw the Martha Stewart stencil line and its fabulous nautical shapes, I knew that I had to try them out! Supplies needed to make your own nautical DIY coasters: Blank {Read More}