I love to hit up thrift shops and even yard sales for a lot of the pieces in mine and the childrens’ wardrobe. Sometimes, I can look beyond what the piece currently is, and to what I can create it to be. With just a few basic beginner sewing skills you too, can take a piece of clothing and up-cycle it into a one of a kind outfit.
Homemade DIY Projects
I recently took a sewing class and learned how to make this Japanese style, linen cross back apron. With just a few supplies and simple sewing tutorial, you can also learn how easy it is to make this apron.
Happy Spring! We are officially in the Spring time season and we have been enjoying warm sunny days. Beautiful warm days means that I am spending time in the garden, checking bees and planting flowers. It also means that I am adding some fresh greenery to our home and this week I am sharing a simple corner of our kitchen decorated for Spring.
I love working with chalk paint but I don’t always enjoy the price nor do I always want to have to choose from a ready mixed color. So, with this easy DIY chalk paint recipe, you can make your own for a fraction of the price.
I love the look of a topiary but they can be very costly and I am not sure that I can keep one alive inside the home. The space I want to put one doesn’t get a lot of light and I wouldn’t want the plant to die. So, using supplies from the local craft store, I have created a DIY topiary tree with a step by step tutorial.
I have a long narrow space between my dining room wall and our table. I have tried multiple pieces of furniture but nothing has worked, so, I got to thinking about what I could build for free or cheap. The solution? A diy faux fireplace made with old barn wood gathered from the barn that has a mantel to decorate.
Learn how to sew a custom pillow cover with a tie closure in this simple, easy, quick tutorial with pictures. This is a very basic sewing project that only requires knowing how to do a single straight stitch.
Learn how to make these small Christmas trees in a tin can using real greenery.
Learn how to take a plastic battery operated window candle and make it look like an old candle. Using wax, you can create an affordable primitive country window candle that is battery operated.
Use gathered and foraged fresh greenery to create this simple DIY Christmas swag.