DIY Baskets

Baskets are great. Use them for clothes, shoes, cords, magazine, whatever you want. While both of these examples have handmade elements, they both only cost about $15 to make. DIY Pom-Pom Basket Supplies: Cardboard, Yarn in any color you would like, X-Acto Knife, Scissors 1. Using a glass, trace a circle in the cardboard. Then trace a smaller circle inside. The larger the space between … Continue reading DIY Baskets

DIY Felt Envelope Advent Calendar

There are many ways to create your own advent calendar. One slightly more time consuming way is a hand-sewn version. For this year I thought little felt envelopes would be cute. Plus, felt is cheap and easy to come by. Materials Red Felt White Felt Red Thread Stamp and Stamp Pad (Optional) Velcro dots (Optional)   Directions Cut the red felt into a 18″ x … Continue reading DIY Felt Envelope Advent Calendar

How to Make Custom Terracotta Pots

This project is so easy! What’s fun about it is the fact that the possibilities are almost limitless. You can paint it however you want, add labels for plants and herbs, draw something or even add trinkets! Directions For Basic Painting 1. It’s always important to measure twice, cut (in this case, paint) once. Mine were 1 inch apart and I just marked each with … Continue reading How to Make Custom Terracotta Pots

Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Forewarning; I used honeycrisp apples so my apple sauce came out a bit chunky and tart. Regardless of this fact it was actually pretty fun and easy to make and it tastes delicious, but next time I might use a type of apple that’s a little softer and sweeter. Ingredients 4 Apples 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Directions  Put all … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

The first time I tried to make toothpaste I swear I almost threw up. If you haven’t heard it before; baking soda is salty. This time went a whole lot better and now I’m hoping to stick with it. Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Baking Soda 20-30 drops Peppermint Oil 1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar or Sweetner (Optional) Directions Combine all ingredients Add more baking … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste