Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DIY Outdoor Lights

It's about the time to give your patio a new look, but you don't have to buy new products to put a fresh twist on your outdoor patio.  Reuse old metal lamps by simply placing a solar panel light (remove from the stake) and attach it to the light socket.



Pull out those white christmas tree lights and wrap around the trunks of trees in your backyard.

Source: http://bestcoolist.com/outdoor-party-lighting-ideas

What you need: Candles, sand and a metal bucket...
Source: http://www.deepuddy.co.uk/pencil-candles-p-353.html


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Black and White Photo Decor

It's not difficult to add an artistic look to your home. Simply print out pictures and create a poster size decor to attach to a wall near a living room or bedroom. 

Source: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/wall-art/diy-art/?sssdmh=dm17.677922&esrc=nwdiy070313

Foot Washing Station

DIY Foot Washing Station:

Take a shallow plastic tray and drill several holes on the bottom end. Fill the first layer with gravel and then add large stones to the top layer.

Source: http://www.sisterhoodofthesensiblemoms.com/2013/06/ghetto-chic-swimming-pool-design/

Table Top Smores

Here's an easy and hassle-free way to create a smores bar: Simply line several terracotta pots with foil and light charcoal.

Source: http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2013/06/19/daily-delight-table-top-smores/

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Mason Jars

Fill those mason jars with herbs to create a unique Mother's Day gift to spice up her kitchen.

Source: http://www.day2daysupermom.com/2013/04/mason-jar-herb-garden-greenthumb-thursday.html



Family Tree

Martha Stewart has made it easy for you to create a family tree for a loved one. It's simple - yet personal and creates a unique gift for any home. Templates for the project are available online at marthastewart.com.

Love Letters To Mom

Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Personal.

This is a great way to personalize a gift for your mother or grandmother. Take pictures of family members, children or friends holding up a letter to spell out a short phrase or word. Simply print out the pictures and place in a frame. 


Source: http://sweetgrace.typepad.com/the_inadvertent_farmer/2009/12/easy-photo-project-valentines-mothers-day-birthday.html

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas


Stop by a local craft shop, pick out a letter and simply attach small photos on the front. It's a simple craft idea that adds a personal touch.

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 Recreate a beautiful image...

Source: http://www.frecklesinapril.com/2012/03/baby-love.html

Here's an example from Sue Wilson, program director for 94.9 WQMX and co-host for the Wynn & Wilson morning show. 



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Create a memorable piece of history. This idea gives you the freedom to create your own gift with a special meaning. Create an album of memories for your mother by asking her a list of questions about her life. You can add pictures and your own thoughts on each page.