Friday, October 6, 2017

Easy DIY Fall and Halloween Decorations

Why buy Fall and Halloween decorations when you can make them yourself? 4 quick and easy Fall/Halloween crafts to get you inspired to try something on your own. I was feeling crafty so I searched photos for a little inspiration and came up with a few quick and easy DIY ideas for Fall/Halloween crafts that anyone could do. I hope you like them.

1: The Primitive Wooden Pumpkin

2: A Trio of Primitive Wooden Pumpkins

3: The naming of the House (You can name your own too)

4: The Raven "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,..."

All pieces were made with recycled wood, and painted with acrylic paints. People have already been stopping by to ask me where I got the pieces, they love them.

Monday, August 28, 2017

How to make your own Ghost, DIY, Primitive Crafts

DIY How to make your own Ghost/Spirit for Halloween, or all year long if your creepy. You won't believe how easy this is. #Budget #Recycle #DIY

Friday, July 14, 2017

You Don't Need A Lot Of Money To Have An Interesting Garden

My garden was doing well, but it lacked points of interest. Looking online I found many things that I would like, but they all had one thing in common... They all cost more money than I was willing to spent. I started thinking that I could, with a little effort, create some of those things on my own with things I had around the house.
The Old Ladder Trellis
I had been wondering for awhile what I was going to do with this 40 foot wooden ladder that was no longer safe to use. Someone I knew showed me how they had made one into a little garden fence. That got me thinking about my garden, and what it needed. It only took a few minutes to see that yes, you could make a trellis out of an old wooden ladder, and the next day I did just that.
It wasn't complicated in the least. Just measure the 2 side pieces equally. and another for the top. Attach with screws, and brackets, and bury each "leg" about 1 food below the ground, and it was done. After that I hung some plants from it, and attached an old looking bird house (that I also made), and it looks great. It also adds interest to that part of the garden which I thought was lacking. I used left over ladder pieces for porch decoration, and tomato plant holders.

The Old Garden Signs
I had been wanting old signs for awhile to put around the outside of the house, but if you look at the prices, they can be a little costly. Again I used what I had at home already, which is wood, and paint. You need only to choose what you want your signs to say, and paint it on them. I then sanded mine a little to give it an aged look, and finished by staining it to seal it, and I was finished. You also have to paint in what you would like it to say, but don't worry too much about that, it doesn't need to be perfect. The sanding, and staining will hide any mistakes you might make.
I don't know what I will be doing next, but I an sure that it will be as fun as these two projects have been. Will you now be trying out something for your own home???

Monday, January 9, 2017

How to make a Burlap Wreath a DIY Tutorial

I hate the thought of spending money on things I think I can do myself, so we are going to make a Spring/Summer wreath decoration for my entry door. As it turns out it is very easy, and inexpensive, and fun as well!