Do you love glitz and glam as much as I do? Then you’re going to love these pumpkin decorating ideas using paint and metallic foil. Pumpkins are gorgeous as they grow, but I’m also of the opinion that everything looks better with a little shine! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend […]

Start an inexpensive collection and commemorate your family travels with this DIY pressed penny souvenir map. How many times have you come home from vacation with some junky, overpriced souvenirs, an airbrushed T-shirt or a hermit crab that won’t last as long as your memories of the beach? This project is for you. My son […]

Display your favorite beach photos and vacation keepsakes on an inexpensive nautical DIY picture rail. I love looking back on our old vacation photos. They really take me back to a moment in time and all those special experiences we’ve had through the years as a family. Like that time we had an ice cream party […]

Even beginners can build this DIY Potting Bench Outdoor Buffet Table, inspired by a $2,000 Pottery Barn hutch. I feel like a kid who has just learned to tie his shoes or ride a bike without training wheels. Fist bump. Oh yeah! We did it! We did it! We did it! Power tools rule!  Can […]

Learn how to make a unique chalk art sign from a vintage hand saw. The quote makes this a perfect gift for Father’s Day. To this day, whenever something breaks in my house, I will call my dad for help or advice. Because I’ve always been able to count on him to fix things and make things […]

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions are honest and my own. It also includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Looking for a DIY Father’s Day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. My son is definitely […]

Create a keepsake of your summer vacation by making your own easy DIY seashell artwork. For the longest time, I’ve felt like a Jeff Foxworthy punchline. Not, “you might be a redneck if,” although admittedly a few of those probably do apply. Nope, I’m referencing this one-liner: “One of the few things that I’ve learned about […]

Learn how to transform an old window into patriotic American flag art to display for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th. I tend to think of upcycling and repurposing as old-fashioned American virtues. So when it came time to share a patriotic project for our monthly Celebrations of Home blog hop, I started rooting […]

Think stain is just for wood? Think again! I’ll show you how I used color stain to transform a galvanized bucket into a garden planter with gorgeous patina. I’ve had my share of craft fails, so I love it when an idea I’m not sure will work turns out better than I expected. I’ve been […]

Made with moisturizing goat’s milk and shea butter, this DIY oatmeal soap has a mild exfoliant and a delicious scent. I think I’ve added a new passion to my long list of hobbies — soapmaking. These layered oatmeal soap bars are my latest project, and they smell so good! And yes, the soap really does […]