• Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    DIY Patriotic T-Shirt



    You would not believe how easy this DIY painting project is.  Make up your own design after learning the technique . . . recycle and refashion some old t-shirts!

    Click here for the tutorial from Michaels.




    Polished Concrete Fire Pit



    If you have ever experienced the awesome feeling of sitting around a fire pit at night, you will want to check out this project.

    Click here for the tutorial from Instructables.




    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Natural DIY Air Fresheners




    Love this!! We are so lucky to live on what used to be a citrus grove and have various fruiting citrus trees, so the air fresheners in the photo are a relatively free DIY project for us.

    Click here for an article from Birds and Blooms with various natural air fresheners.





    Saturday, June 25, 2016

    DIY Makeup Remover Wipes



    These makeup remover wipes sound wonderful.  

    I love the idea of tweaking my own blend and having control of what ingredients go in there.  

    Click here for the tutorial at Heather's Treasure.

    I found the oil Heather used at the Walmart website.




    DIY Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub



    Can you imagine the wonderful smell after a shower using this sugar scrub?

    Easy and economical!  We have lemon, lime and sour orange trees that I will love experimenting with.

    If you would like to make this sugar scrub for yourself, gifts or both, click here.



    Friday, June 24, 2016

    DIY The Conversation Bag




    Love this bag . . . the design itself, not the fabric design.  Making this bag solid would be much easier anyway.

    If you would like to make this bag . . . click here for the tutorial!




    Monday, June 20, 2016

    DIY Lip Gloss Recipes



    Love the possibilities of making my own lip gloss.  Some of these recipes utilize an existing tube of lipstick in the recipe.  Love the idea of recycling lipstick and giving it new life!

    In the past when my favorite lipstick shade was no longer available and I would scrape out all of the lipstick left in the tube, smash it up and add clear lip gloss.   I'll try anything for a little more of a favorite!

    Click here for the article from The Socialite's Closet :)



    Friday, June 17, 2016

    DIY Rhinestone Statement Bracelets






    Love these DIY rhinestone statement bracelets . . . and they are so easy to make!

    Click here for the tutorial from Brit + Co. for two different bracelets.







    Friday, June 10, 2016

    DIY Woven Jeans Coaster




    I love this idea, not only for this project, but as a way to make your own fabric for other projects (such as purses).

    This project uses jeans seams that you probably have left over in your scrap stash from other denim jeans projects.  How cool is this concept?

    Click here to go to the tutorial from Creating My Way to Success, a new discovery that has awesome projects!  Check it out . . .




    DIY Lit Up Headboard




    This headboard is so beautiful . . . I'd love to make this for our bedroom!

    What more can I say?  The photo says it all!

    Click here for the tutorial . . .





    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    DIY Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Cubes





    Sugar scrubs are awesome, but a bit messy for the shower.  Jillee, from One Good Thing, has come up with a recipe for a pre-measured cube.

    Click here for Jillee's tutorial.





    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    DIY Exfoliating Loofah Soap



    My latest obsession is artisan soap.  I've already tried several sellers on Etsy and still haven't found one that is fragrant enough . . . happy with everything else and will not be going back to using commercial soap.  What really made me happy was an all-in-one soap that I can also use as a shampoo.  No more frizzies!   Now I'm spoiled!

    I've been wanting to try out the exfoliating loofah soaps and I've also wondered about making my own soap.  The cost for the supplies is a little more as purchasing three bars of artisan soap.  I would say it is worth a try!

    I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, One Good Thing by Jillee, which always has practical and easy DIY projects.  Click here for the tutorial.  Check out her website for more "good things" . . . you won't be sorry!




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