There are only a few days left before Mother's Day. The Etsy ship may have sailed, but it's not too late for a beautiful custom photo keepsake. Here are a few great DIYs, including some Instagram projects.
Weeds. They're polarizing little things, met with hatred by some and indifference by others. I, for one, am not loving the dandelions popping up in my yard this spring, as we've been working on a grassy (albeit imperfect) area for our son to play in without resorting to chemicals, and dandelions are foes of grass (especially tender new shoots).
By this point we're all well aware of Etsy, the leading online marketplace for handcrafted items. Etsy may be the most popular marketplace but they're not the only one. Here are five more options for dressing your home in handmade goods.
Oh lamps. You can be so pretty, but you can also be so boring. And duct tape. You can be so utilitarian and so ugly. It's all the more surprising and pleasurable when two uninspiring things come together to create something that looks luxurious and expensive.
Erin and her husband wanted to overhaul their craft room into something special – a place where both of them could work from their laptops, focus on craft projects, and even play with their child. And from all appearances, they were quite successful in hitting all those requirements with their craft room makeover. They also used an unexpected material...
Pretty garden pots make any outdoor space that much more lovely, but those little pots can be mighty pricey. That's why I love this type of DIY project; it takes standard (and very affordable) plastic planters and turns them into something wonderful.
Alongside spring time flowers and fresh green grass is a favorite holiday - Mother's Day! It's a great chance to take a moment and appreciate our familes: both from the children's perspective and the parents' too.
With Mother's Day just around the corner I decided to indulge my own mother (above) with an app roundup appealing to her favorite hobby: scrapbooking. She was kind enough to share several of her favorite apps she uses on her iPad to help plan and layout her scrapbook projects, a mix of apps for both inspiration and planning she refers to before the cutting and gluing process.
Manila folders. You don't want to live with them, but you can't live without them. You could spend extra on a set of pretty (but pricey) pre-packaged folders from a big-box office supply store. Or you can re-cover the inexpensive, boring ones you've already got with a new, fresh face.