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 Pumpkin Candles

diy pumpkin candle

Pumpkin candles are the easiest, cutest fall crafts! All you really need is a mini pumpkin, a knife, candle wax, and a wick.

Their small size makes them a nice addition to a mantel, table centerpiece, or a windowsill.

Oh, and there’s another perk to making these… the pumpkin seeds! You can roast them and eat them later and they’re just wonderful. I’ll be sharing a how-to on that topic later.

Okay, let’s get started!

Pumpkin Candle supplies

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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

DIY Upcycled Storage from a Strawberry Container

Oh my goodness, it’s been a crazy few months for me. I’ve missed you! I hope you all are safe and well.

I’m super excited to get back into crafting. It’s my escape from the mess of the world, but the crafting sessions have been few and far between.

Lately, I’ve been spending time planting and organizing a garden. This is a strange new hobby for me because I’m not great at planting anything. A few years ago, I started growing herbs and it took me a while to get the hang of that. Read the whole post

DIY Positive Quote Poster

diy watercolor positive quote poster office

With most people working from home due to coronavirus, I wanted to give you all a craft that can also contribute to your day-to-day mindset. This is an 8.5×11 poster that you can print out at home and, hopefully, help you to think positively.

Anyone who knows me calls me a pessimist, and for a long time I thought of myself as a realist. Over the past few years, I’ve recognized the power of positivity in my mindset. Read the whole post