DIY Projects

coasters made from hosta stems

Tropical Placemat from Hosta Stems

After cutting off old hosta flower stems (also known as scapes), use them to make tropical placemats and coasters that are biodegradable and zero-waste! When we moved into our new house, we were overwhelmed with the amount of hosta plants that popped up across our property in the Spring. Not knowing much about hostas, I […] Read more…

Theater room in luxury home with lounge chairs

Cheap DIY Home Theater Room: How to Build on a Budget

Miss going out to movies in movie theaters? Wondering how difficult it would be to create a DIY home theater room? With the cost of movie tickets increasing, plus theaters closed for business, you might be thinking about converting some of your space at home into a movie room. While building a home theater sounds […] Read more…

Built in wooden shelves with furring strips

How to Build Basic Wooden Shelves

An easy way for making wood shelves to put up in an alcove or closet using furring strips. If your home is short on storage space, try going vertical! Or use the space in an overlooked alcove or closet. Either way, wood shelves are easy to build. And they add a lot more storage room […] Read more…

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Home Improvement Projects By Season

The best time of year to tackle home improvement projects based on the seasons. Save time, money and effort by planning renovations for the optimal times. If you love completing a home improvement project as much as I do, you probably have a mile-long list of projects to complete. Right?!? But don’t just jump in […] Read more…

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Big Ticket Items at Home: When to Replace Them

While remodeling your kitchen or updating your bathroom can be fun and exciting projects, there are several home improvement projects that are essential – but definitely not as glamorous. Replacing these big ticket items at home can come at a cost, which is why most homeowners put them off. But, whether you like it or […] Read more…

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Where to Find Free Craft Supplies for DIY Projects

Where to find free craft supplies and free DIY supplies for home improvement projects that cost less! Making DIY projects at home is fun and creative! But it can also be so expensive! Luckily, there are easy ways you can craft for less. Finding craft freebies to use for your projects is an easy way […] Read more…

halloween tin can lanterns seen from above

Repurpose Tin Cans into Halloween Lanterns

This simple DIY project repurposes tin cans into lanterns for cute Halloween decorations that are cheap to make! Are you like me? Every time I toss out a tin can from food I wonder how I could reuse it? I hate wasting anything. I feel like it’s not good for the environment or my budget. […] Read more…

berry basket turned into a pumpkin

Upcycle a Plastic Basket into a Pumpkin

Repurpose a berry basket into a cute pumpkin with this Easy DIY project for Fall. Dollar store DIY projects make me happy. They are cheap and easy. Plus they usually make the cutest decor, right? Upcycling projects make me happy, too! In fact, it might be even better because you don’t have to spend any […] Read more…

Ground cover plants for lawn alternatives

Never Mow Again: Front Yard Lawn Alternatives

These no mow lawn alternatives are perfect for the front yard or where grass won’t grow. Did you know that grass is the biggest irrigated crop in the U.S.? And we can’t even eat it! That seems like a waste of water and resources. I like having a beautiful yard. However, all of the mowing, […] Read more…

upcycled thrift store end table with cocktail glasses

How to Distress Furniture with Chalk Paint

How often have you seen an outdated end table in a thrift store and wondered what you could do with it? With these instructions, I’ll show you how to distress furniture with chalk paint into a modern look that will look great in your living room or den. It’s a cheap and easy furniture upcycle […] Read more…

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