DIY Christmas Ornaments from Paper

diy christmas ornaments

Decorating your home around Christmas can get expensive. In fact, the average American spends $61 on holiday Decor. If you think about it, you buy a tree, tinsel, ornaments, wreaths, wall decor and even doormats. It all adds up.

But, you don’t have to buy your festive decorations from a store. You can make your own! (C’mon, you knew I was going to say that.) Use your crafting skills and plan time with friends and family and make decorations that everyone will enjoy. Read the whole post

DIY Wooden Ring Box

diy ring box

How many women (or men) do you know that wear rings? Most women I know have a few and just throw them into a dish, so a ring box is a great option for holiday gift-giving!

Homemade gifts are the best ones, especially for Christmas. People have told me that their DIYs often look cheap so they don’t want to give them as presents for the holidays. This often happens if you choose something that’s difficult to make or you don’t have much experience crafting, so I’m here to help you gift one that is easy to make and will look great! Read the whole post

DIY Pumpkin Vase Fall Decor

diy pumpkin vase home decor

I know it’s getting a bit late in the year for this, but I’ve wanted to make a pumpkin vase for a while now, so here we are.

Most of my decor crafts are versatile and multifunctional for several holidays because I don’t like to store much. I doubt I can have my pumpkin vase sitting on my table in July without any questioning me. Then again, what do I care?

This is my exception to the holiday no decorating rule because it’s so adorable. Read the whole post

DIY Lemon Peppermint Room Spray

I’m sure there are weird smells in your home. I bought a house with ancient carpet that needs to be replaced ASAP, so I feel your pain. I feel like I’m constantly cleaning, even though it’s not dirty. It’s completely irrational. So, one day, I tried room spray.  🙌 🙌 🙌

That changed everything! Ever since then I’ve been on a kick of trying different kinds. Many of you know that I’m not a fan of commercial cleaners and such, so obviously I would try to find a way to make my own. Read the whole post

DIY Apple Pie Soap

diy apple pie soap

I love the smell of apple. Real apples, apple cinnamon candles, apple crisp… whatever. It’s the perfect scent year-round.

Although, fall is the time for pumpkin spice and such, I’ve never been much of a fan. It’s an overwhelming smell.

Anway, I was experimenting with homemade soap this weekend. I’ve made a few of these in the past but wasn’t in love with any of them. Buuuuuuuut, I found a smell I really like that, for some reason, I was surprised about, apple pie! Read the whole post

DIY Fall Table Centerpiece with Flowers

diy fall floral centerpiece

Fall is here and it’s beautiful. Well, I guess it’s beautiful if you live in Western PA and get to live in the changing leaves as I do. It gets me in the mood to craft things like centerpieces or wreaths.

BUT if you’ve followed my blog, you know that I’m not crazy about festive decor because you can only use it for a short time. This fall craft project is perfect because I can swap out the fall flowers and the ribbon for any season and it’s still “festive”. Read the whole post

DIY Halloween Luminary

DIY halloween luminary

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I love candles. It’s actually surprising to me how many candle related crafts I’ve made, from the actual candle to holders, and now luminaries.

Fall and Halloween are known for their candle crafts. There’s something… I don’t know, mysterious, or maybe eerie, about candles during this season, so luminaries are the perfect addition to your decor.

This one is incredibly easy to make and you’ll be so happy with the result. Read the whole post

DIY Interchangeable Beaded Earrings

diy interchangeable beaded earrings

If you have your ears pierced, I’m sure you have a favorite pair of earrings that you wear frequently.

One of my favorites is a pair that I can change the appearance of. The brand is Mix and Mingle and it allows you to change the beads used.

I decided to make these my craft this week because I recently discovered that people have no idea they exist. I need to spread the word!

So, grab the supplies below and follow the steps to make your own interchangeable beaded earrings! Read the whole post

DIY Lemon Lavender Yoga Mat Cleaner

yoga mat spray with lemon and lavender

Have you ever thought about the germs on your yoga mat? I think about it too much.

For the most part, mine stays in my house with the exception of my patio and a yoga studio now and then. But your mat can absorb a lot of grossness from all of these places, not to mention your sweaty body rolling all over it.

Answer this question honestly: how often do you clean your yoga mat?

If you sighed when you read that, let me give you some motivation. Read the whole post

DIY Fall Tin Can Lantern

Fall tin can lantern

Do you know what’s strange? I don’t love decorations. I’ve always taken a realistic/pragmatic approach to holidays and I can’t find a reason to buy festive decorations just to keep them in a closet for the majority of the year. BUT I do love crafting and upcycling. If I can do them both at the same time, then I’m all over it.

The plus side is that if I make something festive, friends know that it’s out of character for me. Read the whole post