New Uses for Old Doors in the Home

One of the cheapest ways to bring character into the home is by using an old door. This is a perfect project for a rainy weekend, when you’re stuck inside want to make your home feel fresh and new. It’s also a great way to dress up a guest room on a budget, or how about the… [Read More]

How to Make a Braided Beach Towel Rug

I found this pretty beach towel at a discount store, and thought about making a rug out of it. Remember using rags as a kid, and braiding them into a large coil rug? Why not make a braided beach towel rug that could be used in the bathroom? It actually turned out pretty nice. The beach towel… [Read More]

How to Make an Awesome Garden Trellis Almost for Free

Making a garden trellis can be as easy as gathering together branches and twigs in your own backyard. Especially at the end of winter, or early spring, when you are out cleaning up the debris. Instead of tossing them all in the compost pile, or burning them, save some for a rustic garden design that… [Read More]

Make It Great Again: Painting Oak Cabinets

I’ve been wanting to makeover our bar cabinet for years. When we first moved into this house we weren’t shy about painting oak cabinets and completely changed the look of our kitchen. However, we never updated the same bar cabinet that sits in our living room. Painting Oak Cabinets After finishing the $100 room makeover… [Read More]

Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards

My Christmas stencil challenge inspired me to look into word clouds. These are the images composed of a group of words in different directions, colors and sizes. The stencil I used was a square but I’ve noticed they can be any shape, even a Christmas tree. Creating Gift Tags & Cards with Word Clouds this post contains affiliate links… [Read More]

Egg Carton Flower Garland for Your Holiday Decor

This tutorial for an egg carton flower garland is super easy. You do have to save as many cartons as you need for your string of lights. In may case, I used a 70 bulb string of lights, which more than filled our large mantel. That meant having six egg cartons to save. Egg Carton… [Read More]

Scented Beeswax Ornaments to Brighten Your Tree

Here’s another throwback from my herbal gift shop days. In addition to the many items we sold as a retailer, we also made some of our own products, such as wreaths, and aromatherapy products. One that I remember making, were these sweet angel beeswax ornaments, with cinnamon essential oil, for a nice scent. Scented Beeswax Ornaments… [Read More]