Friday, September 26, 2014

"P" is for Playing Card Holder

Build: DIY wood playing card holder


Make this fun playing card holder using wood scraps and your kids will thank you.


My kids love playing card games but have trouble holding a bunch of cards all at once.  And then they bunch up their cards and they can't see what cards they have.  Ahh the frustration!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vintage Milk Jug Repurposed Into Side Table

DIY repurposed milk jug into side table.

vintage milk jug side table

How to take a vintage milk jig and make it into a side table with just a little paint and a piece of wood.

vintage milk jug before and after

Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY X Base Circular Dining Table

Build: diy x base circular dining table


I built this circular dining table with an x base using plans from Ana White here and modified the top support and circular top.

Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY Plywood Projects

diy plywood nightstand

I'm over at The Apron by The Home Depot today sharing 3 DIY plywood projects: a pair of nightstands, a lampshade and a wall shelf.
The Home Depot DIY Challenge Blogger

Click on over to see all the details on how I built and made these projects using plywood.

diy plywood lampshade

Disclaimer: The projects in this post are part of the Home Depot DIY Challenge series.  I was given a Home Depot gift card to use for supplies but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DIY Interior Cedar Shutters

Build: diy interior cedar shutters


Today I'm sharing how to build interior cedar shutters that are both functional and require no fancy hardware.  Click on over to Brittany's blog Pretty Handy Girl for the full tutorial.


A great option for window treatments that's definitely easier than you think.


I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue


Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

Monday, September 15, 2014

"L" is for Lavender Sachet Party Favors

Sew: diy lavender sachets


Make these easy lavender sachet party favors with basic sewing skills.
I followed this easy tutorial but added a ribbon loop for hanging.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DIY Sliding Barn Door Hardware for $60

How to make a sliding barn door using inexpensive hardware

diy sliding barn door inexpensive hardware

It seems everyone wants the sliding barn door look, what's not to love?  Do a little research on sliding barn doors and you'll soon find out - the hardware is very expensive AND not sold in your hardware store either.

Thankfully there are clever folks out there who've figured out an inexpensive solution using readily available hardware!

hardware inspiration


Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating posted these sliding doors above from Crisp Interiors (along with lots of other similar ideas!) and I knew right away I needed to do this in my girls bedroom.

diy sliding barn door

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Wood Projects: 4x4s

Scrap wood projects: 4x4s


It's scrap wood week here on the blog. 
Previously I shared a round up of kids gift ideas all made from scrap wood and today I have two easy decor projects made using 4x4 wood scraps.


Simple, chunky alphabet blocks make a great gift.  These were painted with gold letters instead of the typical girly pink.


Or how about an indoor pumpkin patch.  This is not a new idea but they are so fun and easy to make and I have a pumpkin themed baby shower to prepare for in October!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"S" is for Scrap Wood Projects: Kids Gifts

Save those wood scraps!  You can build tons of gifts, accessories and decor using wood scraps.  Today I'm sharing a quick round up of kids gifts I've made using wood scraps.


This super simple crayon holder was built using 3 - 9" 1x3 scrap boards.  See how easy it is and get the full tutorial here.


 What kid doesn't love ice cream?  And play ice cream bars last forever, make them now!



Two pieces make this fast bookend and personalize it with the child's letter or leave it plain, either way let them paint away.  We made these at my daughter's build-it birthday party and they were so much fun, see how here


Slice up a 2x2 into square blocks, mod podge letters onto the sides and you have quick alphabet blocks.  Click here to see how I made this Beatrix Potter version, any theme will work or you could even paint letters right onto the wood.  


Every kid needs a pencil holder.  Build this simple version and fill it with fun pencils, see how here.


Looking for a game to build?  Another fast project is this travel size tic tac toe game with a drop cloth bag for all the pieces.  See the how to here including the sewing tutorial for the pouch,


 Attach two pieces of wood scraps and you have the best little pencil holder around.  Simply cut a 2x2 block and screw it to a 1x3 scrap, drill a hole for the pencil and you're good to go.  We made these for for Valentine's Day last year.


Kids love play food and this popsicle set will make a great addition.  Making them is fast and easy but perhaps the most fun is painting the pops!  See how I made this play popsicle set here.


All little girls love jewelry so what better gift to give than a wood jewelry stand (made from scraps of course!).  I'll show you how I built this pretty glamorous version here.


Perhaps the most versatile of all the scrap builds is this wood trug.  Paint it any color, pattern or style, add the child's name and fill with anything and you have a great gift.  I've made dozens of these over the years and the most recent tutorial is here.


Lastly we have bunting made from wood scraps painted with the child's name, one of my favorites.  It's chunky, has depth and weight and is totally personalized.  See how to make this wood bunting here.

Now go look in your wood scrap pile and make something fun!