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Rustic Old Book Page Snowman Paper Ornament

My obsession with transforming old books into gorgeous crafts continues with this super cute old book page snowman paper ornament. Adding this to your holiday tree just makes sense. The lovely rustic farmhouse style look fits into many Christmas decor themes, and is perfect for customizing! The best part? It’s ideal for making with your [...]

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Gigantic Paper Bag Star Decor {Only 2 Supplies Needed}

This is one DIY papercraft Christmas decoration that we’ve just got to share! If you’re looking for a hanging paper Christmas decoration this year to impress your guests, we’ve got you covered! This beautiful gigantic paper bag star decoration is as fun to make as it is to display! You’ll love hanging them around the [...]

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Festive Snowflake Christmas Wreath (With video)

If you’re anything like me, you can really appreciate the charm of something totally handmade! Nowadays, it seems like just about everything around the house comes from the decorating store. This gorgeous homemade snowflake Christmas wreath is one handmade piece of décor that looks like it came off a shelf! Show off the awesome appeal [...]

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Decorative Santa Claus Boot from Upcycled Plastic Bottle

There is nothing more iconic with holiday decor than Santa Claus. That’s why this cute little decorative Santa Claus boot made from an upcycled plastic bottle is such a cute idea for your mantle this season. The single Santa boot has long been a symbol of Christmas and is a great addition to any decorations [...]

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60+ DIY Christmas Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree

DIY Christmas ornaments are one of the best things you can do around the holidays. Making your own ornaments is always fun, but adding them to your tree and handing down generation after generation is something I have always enjoyed and you should too. This list contains tons of easy and fun ideas for adding [...]

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35+ DIY Snowman Crafts Perfect for Winter

I love the snow! Good thing I live in Michigan where we have snow at least 6-7 months a year, but often up to 9 months a year. So, these snowman crafts are perfect for me! Whether you have snow outside or just want to create a snow theme indoors, this list has something for [...]

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Plastic Bottle Santa Boots Christmas Decoration

Excited for the season to deck the halls? The thing is, they never talk about decking out your dining table, too! This Santa themed Christmas boots craft table decoration is just that, the perfect centerpiece! Use this lovely decoration to grace your table with some unmistakably cheerful and fun holiday goodness. This awesome little craft [...]

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Gorgeous Upcycled Bottle Angel Christmas Decoration

Angels are a huge part of the holiday season. I remember growing up with angels in all of our decorations and always on the top of the holiday tree. This year, you can make your own cute little upcycled bottle angel Christmas decoration. It’s easy to make, a favorite craft this season, and definitely affordable. [...]

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35+ Adorable Christmas Craft Stick Projects for Kids

There is nothing more universal in crafting than the lowly craft stick. Popsicle stick, tongue depressor, craft stick, or wooden stick are all names for this universal crafting supply that is found in every good crafter’s stash. This list of Christmas themed craft stick projects is ideal for keeping your kids busy this holiday season. [...]

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35+ Decorative Farmhouse Wreaths for All Seasons

I love the recent onslaught of farmhouse style everywhere I look. From the moment you see my front door, you know the style you will find inside. This list of farmhouse wreaths spans all seasons and budgets. It’s ideal for finding something new and unique that you will love creating and adding to your home. [...]

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Shop Small: Gifts for Him

Continuing with the gift ideas theme through Wednesday, today’s lineup is all about gifts for the men in our lives. Below are some ideas I rounded up from small businesses and independent makers and also products that are designed and made here in the good ol’ USA. I hope these help because men can be…
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Shop Small: Gifts for Home + Host

I’m continuing this week with gift ideas from small businesses, independent makers, and Made in the USA products and then I’ll share more holiday related content after Thanksgiving. I hope the ideas in the next few posts help you find something for the people you care about! Today’s roundup is thoughtful gift ideas for home…
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Shop Small: Personalized Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about gifts to give.  It’s been a challenging year for so many businesses, but we know Costco and Amazon aren’t hurting. ;) Those are great sources for gifts of course, but this year I decided to spotlight gifts made by small businesses, independent makers, and products…
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Simple Vegetable Bean Soup + More Soup Recipes to Try

Soup is comfort food in winter, and I’ve made this simple vegetable bean soup twice in the last two weeks. Whenever I see rain clouds I want to make soup, and this one is a favorite, especially because it’s filled with vegetables so I feel like I’m getting my vitamins. :) My teenagers like this…
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Simple Sew: Serape Stockings

I had this idea to make stockings out of a serape blanket last year, but I never finished the project. I discovered the one I bought in my closet and finished the project this year. I wrote about woven serape textiles two years ago, inspired by a trip to Mexico. Serape blankets are available in…
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Weekend Reading 11.15.20

Sunday hellos! This week I bought a new pair of running shoes and I’ve started jogging a few miles a day again. It hurts when you’ve been absent from it for awhile (my shins!) but I’ve got to do something since the gyms are still closed here in my county, so running it is. I…
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Unique + Festive Holiday Wreaths

My phone’s weather app told me the rains were coming, so yesterday I took one final day trip and I drove out to Napa to visit Oxbow Public Market and pick up a few holiday gifts. It was the last official day of sunshine, and I enjoyed a glass of rose as the sun set,…
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Best of: Twinkle Lights + Garlands

I did that thing I do every year, I bought an eggnog latte, went to my local Target and strolled around looking at the new holiday decor. It’s a ritual and if you’re like me you like browsing holiday displays, looking at what’s new this year and imagining all the ways you want to create…
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Weekend Reading 11.8.20

Hello, how are all of you? Like all of you I spent the week watching the election results roll in. I am just glad it’s over and we can focus our attention on other things and enjoy the holiday season. I’m pulling out some decor and displaying it here and there in small doses. This…
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40+ Unique Old Book Crafts And Decor Ideas

If you’ve been around here long, you know we have a little bit of an obsession with using old books for crafting. This list of upcycled old book page crafts and decor items is a combination of years of creations. I love being able to pick up books that others are throwing away and turning [...]

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Stunning Snowflake Ornament from Upcycled Plastic Bottle

Growing up in the South, I always dreamed of snow in the wintertime. Moving to Michigan made those dreams come true, and I have fallen in love with the beauty of snow, and especially snowflakes. This year, you can add this snowflake ornament to your holiday decor! This little upcycled plastic bottle project is super [...]

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Cute Painted Tin Can Snowman Decoration With Video

If you love snow and snowmen as much as I do, then this adorable tin can snowman decoration is going to be tons of fun to make. This easy snowman is made with upcycled tin cans you probably already have on hand. A bit of paint, some foam paper accents, and you have a treasured [...]

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13 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden

Is there any substance that’s quite as useful to a backyard gardener as diatomaceous earth? Probably not! This naturally occurring substance, often referred to simply as DE, has a variety of benefits for gardeners. What is it? It’s a simple compound made out of fossilized water plants known as diatoms. The chalky deposits left behind [...]

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40 Fun Christmas Kid’s Crafts Perfect for Winter Break

Christmas is the best time of year to get busy creating with the kids. This list of fun Christmas kids crafts is going to be great for keeping your little ones busy during the holiday break this year. Whether you are homeschooling and need crafts, or just want to get them involved in creating new [...]

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Paper Plate Bloodshot Eyeball Halloween Decoration

I’m not sure why the bloodshot eye is a Halloween decoration, but it has always been recognized as a scary part of the holiday. No matter the reasons it is popular, this paper plate bloodshot eyeball is a perfect Halloween decoration. It is fast, easy to make, great for kids, and most of all, affordable. [...]

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25 Everyday Things You Can Upcycle in the Garden

Gardening can be expensive. From planters to seed starting mixture, seedlings to grow lights, there are all kinds of things that you can buy to improve the success of your backyard plot. But do you really have to spend the money? In many cases, no – you don’t. There are all kinds of items that [...]

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Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Decoration

October isn’t just a month for haunting, it’s also one of the best times of the year for crafting! This season is all about natural elements, earthy and autumnal colors, and harvest motifs! Gather up your corn stalks, pine cones, and branches for a crafter’s dream come true. Celebrate October with easy to make upcycled [...]

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15 Things You Must Do To Winterize Your Garden

Fall – is there any time of the year that is more beautiful than those crisp autumn days? Although fall brings with it some beautiful moments, the reality is that most gardeners suffer from serious gardening fatigue by the time October rolls around. You might want nothing more than to curl up in front of [...]

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Adorable Fall DIY Gnome Decoration You Can Make in Minutes

Are you a gnome fan? I sure am! I absolutely love how cute these little guys are. So versatile, cute in the house and outside the house, and super easy to make. This little fall DIY gnome decoration is a great way to add some life to a boring fall decoration in your home. Tuck [...]

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DIY: Table Leg Taper Candlesticks

I was shopping at Lowes and passed the wood section where they sell furniture legs. I spied three lengths of curved traditional legs and thought to myself, if I cut those just right, those legs would make really cool candlesticks. I bought three unfinished wood legs, one 6” small, one 14” medium, one 28” tall
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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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