DIY Fall Vase with Pinecones

diy fall vase with pinecones

Like many of you, fall is my favorite season. I live in Pennsylvania, and fall is the most beautiful time of year here. The oranges, yellows and reds of the leaves are gorgeous!

I always want to bring those colors inside so I made a fall vase with flowers of those same colors, pinecones, and orange fillers. It looks great against our blue walls too since orange and blue are complimentary colors.

Grab the supplies below to make your own fall vase. Read the whole post

DIY Oui Jar Planters

oui jar planter craft

Oui is my favorite brand of yogurt, not just for the yogurt but for the reusable jars. I like making succulent planters out of them. A little spray paint goes a long way in transforming them from clear glass to rustic planters.

The textured spray paint, like stone, is the best for these. It has a natural earthy feel that brings the outdoors in.

You could also use these for home decor, centerpieces or gifts for holidays and birthdays. Read the whole post

Upcycling Projects for Everyday Throwaways

Today, June 24th is National Upcycling Day! and you know I love upcycling, so it’s a happy day!

What is National Upcycling Day

National Upcycling Day celebrates the idea of reusing, repurposing old items instead of throwing them away.

The word “upcycling” has been around since the 90’s but didn’t get much traction until 2002 when there was a push to throw away less. Since then, there have been a ton of YouTubers, crafters, bloggers, and every-day people working to reuse their stuff so we can all live sustainable lives and save our planet. Read the whole post

DIY Custom Painted Enamel Mug

DIY painted enamel mug

Do you remember jawbreakers? You know… the big ones with the “paint” splatter design? I used to love those! Apparently, my husband did too because he enlisted my help to customize an enamel mug with a similar design. I was more than happy to assist!

I was quite excited about this project and wanted it to look just like the candy designs. However, once we got started, we realized we wanted less puddles and more lines, so we changed direction a bit. Read the whole post

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Unfortunately, I think we can all agree that Christmas 2020 will be different. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be with family or friends in some form or another. I’ve prepared some Christmas gift ideas to help you show your love and support! If you can’t share it in person, you can always mail it and unbox in a video chat.

Keep in mind that small businesses are suffering right now, so buying small or local is always helpful and very much appreciated. Read the whole post

DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

These hanging mason jar lanterns might be my favorite candle craft so far. It’s such a simple design and is easy to put together.

If you dig back through my decor projects, you’ll find quite a few relating to candles and/or mason jars. You could say I have a minor obsession. Obviously, if I can combine the two, that makes the experience so much better.

I chose to use LED candles, but you could use real ones if you wanted. Read the whole post

DIY Halloween Luminaries

Halloween crafts are my favorite ones! Mostly because I love the color black (don’t judge) and candles for their luminescence. So many of them include at least one of those things. Today, I’m combining them and making these cute DIY Halloween Luminaries!

This is a great craft to do on your own or with kids. You might want to cut everything out in advance if you’re doing this with the little ones though. It works well because assembling doesn’t take long so it will keep their attention. Read the whole post

DIY Succulent Planter from Beer Cans

succulent planter diy

Succulents are the cutest plants ever! I especially enjoy them because they don’t need a deep root system. They can grow in the most unique of containers. For example, I used these old beer cans to make my own DIY succulent planters and I love them!

If you’re not a beer fan, you can make this upcycling project with soda cans, coconut water cans, or whatever can you have piling up in your recycle bin.

You only need a few supplies to make a Succulent Planter and I’ll bet you already have most of them. Read the whole post

DIY Painted End Tables

painted side table makeover

This is a crazy before and after, right? Someone gave me these end tables right before I left for college. Do you see all of the scratches on the left one? I’ve moved these to a different apartment or house 9 times. Now, a decade later, I still have them and they’re in need of a makeover.

I scoured Pinterest for refinishing ideas, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on them. These tables are over 10 years old and friends were encouraging me to buy new ones. Read the whole post

DIY Spray Painted Curtain Rods

diy curtain rod makeover

When we bought our house, the curtains and curtain rods came with it. The house was built in the 60s and it definitely looked like it, remaining decor and all.

We actually kept all of the window coverings because it was easier. We also planned to make updates slowly, so it made sense to keep what matched for the time being.

This is what it used to look like…

I know, it’s rough. Read the whole post