diy gifts

  • DIY: Leather wrap bracelet

    I love an afternoon of relaxing and enjoying friends.  It’s good for the soul to chat about great loves and difficult struggles, while soaking up the warm sun. It’s even better when it includes crafting and yummy organic popsicles from the local stand!  Kelli and I had such an afternoon yesterday. We made these colorful leather wrap bracelets, and I’m totally

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  • Homemade natural translucent powder

    Hey friends! I am beyond excited to share my latest DIY find with you, homemade all-natural translucent powder! I heard about this from a friend and thought it was worth a whirl…and it’s amazing. Can you tell I am RAVING about it!?!?!  I have super oily skin and this stuff blots the oil right out, stays put all day AND

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  • DIY Soy Candles

    Good morning friends! I did some guest posting here this week and made a fun soy candle from a pint paint tin.  I seriously think this is a contender for Christmas gifts or my craft show this year.  It is SO cute! And of course I used an image from the Graphics Fairy and made it printable for you to

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  • DIY Bauble Ring

    Good Morning Friends! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start:) If not, maybe a fun project will make it better…or maybe the weekend, but I can’t give you that:) I am so digging this ring and, as always, you can totally make it yourself on the cheap. You need: Thick gauge wire— I am flexible on exactly how

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  • DIY Resin Cameo Necklace

    DIY Cameo Necklace…yes please! You will love making and wearing this funness! I actually have 100 things to say about making this project, but I will save those for the end. What you should focus on now is the brilliant finished product. I am so totally in love with it. And PS, I will be totally in style while I

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  • DIY sugar scrub from dish soap: guest post for 5 dollar dinners$

    Hey friends! Check it out, I made a new sugar scrub for $5 Dinners. Have you ever been to her site? Cool meal ideas for under $5. wow. I made this from your regular grocery store items. Love it. And a cool printable from Graphics Fairy. Check $5 Dinners for all the ingredients and a link to the printable tag.

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  • DIY Luggage Tag and the 2011 Color of the Year

    Hey friends! Hope you had a fab weekend! I made these sweet luggage tags with A Dub today. Not only that, it was sunny outside.  I know…right…crazy. We used the 2011 color of the year.  Because…let’s be honest, we must have chic and trendy luggage tags. First go get the graphic . It’s from Graphics Fairy…who I love:) Then wave

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  • Homemade Laundry Detergent

    I think my sister and I are channeling Laura Ingalls these days. We totally made our own clothes soap. It was really cheap.  Under $7 and this will last forever! You can totally do this too, it’s super easy. To make about 4 mason jars full you will need: 6 cups Borax 4 cups baking soda 4 cups washing soda

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  • Homemade Sugar Scrub

    I so love Christmas, but  I am not really a huge fan of the winter:( So…this year I am making and gifting some sugary sweet scrub.  I think it’s the perfect fix for your tired, cracking winter hands.  It’s affordable too, these jars are from Wal-mart, the labels are a free printable gift tag, and the ribbon is leftover from

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  • Craft show wrap-up & tons of Christmas gift ideas

    Last weekend, my mom, sister, and I( (laughing hysterically in photo above) sold crafts to benefit a foster care/adoptive family here. I can’t bring myself to individually put in the 20+ photos, so this gallery deal will let you look at everything and click on what you are interested in.  If I know where the craft idea came from originally (or something similar),

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  • Vintage plate bird feeder

    Look at the sweet bird feeder Mom made me:) She used an outdoor strength adhesive to glue a thrift store bowl and vase together. I don’t remember the glue name, but anything suitable for outdoor weather will work. My sister’s is made from two plates and a vase…I think… You could really do anything. Sweet baby bird from the local

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  • DIY Cute Bobby Pins

    Seriously this project is so easy.  It’s stupid easy. And so cute you will fall off your chair. First you need to hop over to the scrapbook section of your favorite craft store and find little fabric brads like these. You can also look here for the silk flower pieces you see on the finished product. Then hop over to

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  • More cheese plates you can make

    My sister and I are participating in a fun craft show this fall to raise money for foster care.  Craft #1 is this cheese plate and knife set with recipes. I blogged about making these last year…I think…here is the link. It’s crazy easy and a very useful gift! I love useful gifts. We rummaged through hundreds of stacks of dishes to

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  • Fun gifts to make

    Sometimes I find so many cute things online I can’t even stand it!! People are so creative.  So, for those of you that want to get a head start on Christmas presents or whatever, here are some ideas- Super cute labels and easy canning recipes from How About Orange Free downloadable decals in lots of fonts to label lots of

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  • Granite cheese board

    This granite came to me from a bosom buddy who I love dearly, and who always has the most exciting design ideas.   They are the leftovers from custom countertops and such…but the perfect size for hosting and entertaining whatnots.  Don’t you think? I used countertop spray cleaner and sealer purchased from the local hardware store.  This process takes a few days,

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