Posts Tagged ‘do it yourself’

DIY Homemade Holiday Jewelry

The holiday season is here! For many that means cold, wintery weather and long afternoons inside. With children on their winter breaks there will be plenty of time for all sorts of fun activities. Why not show that it’s the hap-hap-happiest time of the year by wearing some holiday cheer?

Grab the kids and head to the craft store. In one afternoon of fun you’ll be spreading the joy everywhere you go with these simple DIY angel earrings.

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Can Handwriting Lead to Better Grades?

Nowadays, the majority of our communication is made of simple text messages, e-mails, quick calls over the phone, videos, or maybe a shout through social media. We are constantly checking our phones or logging online for the next text or email. Yet, rewind to our grandparents’ generation, and things were much different. Long distance phone calls were expensive, and so, letters were the most prevalent form of communication. Everyone wrote because that was the most efficient and cost-effective way to keep in touch.  Think of the countless letters sent during the First and Second World Wars. Hearts and lives literally remained entwined across oceans by the written word–and it was handwriting that made all of this possible.

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DIY Body Butter


Winter is here and you know what that means right? Dry, itchy, white, flakey skin. Rough, cracked, chapped, dry skin. Need we go on? Using a simple store bought moisturizer will do, but wouldn’t you rather know exactly what is going on your skin? There are tons of hidden chemicals found in your everyday moisturizer so we have come up with a simple and easy way to make your own body butter right at home in your own kitchen. Read on to find out how.

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DIY Ornament Wreath

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An ornament wreath is such a pretty addition to any holiday decor because it can be customized to any color scheme. It can also be dressed up in additional ways, such as using a bow or a nice visual piece that captures the eye. This wreath is also a good choice because it can be used either indoors or outdoors, it’s simple to make, and the materials are reasonably priced. We hope you have as much fun making one as we did! 

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Got Worms? All About Vermicomposting

Chances are you haven’t given much thought to worms as anything other than fish bait or on rainy days when they congregate on the sidewalk.  Did you know that worms can make tea??  No, not the kind of tea that anyone would want to drink, but a very useful and nutritious drink for your garden.  Read on to find out more about how you can put those little creepy crawlers to work toward beautifying your yard and making your garden grow.

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DIY: Baby Washcloth Bouquet

DIY Baby Washcloth Bouquet

Everyone wants to be the one with the handmade gift that the expecting mom can’t stop gushing over!  But, you also want to bring her something useful for her new little bundle of joy.  We have come up with the perfect solution – make her a baby washcloth bouquet!  You will only need several other small items (besides the washcloths) to make this beautiful gift.  And, even better, you don’t need to be an expert crafter to do this!  There are a few simple steps and you will be on your way to being the envy of everyone at that baby shower.

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DIY Yarn Wrapped Monogram Wall Decor

 Are you looking for the perfect addition to your nursery, or child’s room, but aren’t digging the look of a decal monogram initial for a wall? Or perhaps you are renting, and looking for the ideal decor item that can be easily moved from one place to the next. Look no further than this easy DIY craft with super unique and customizable results.

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Easy DIY Lip Balm

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own moisturizing lip balm in under 5 minutes. You can also add a hint of color with leftovers from your favorite lipstick or blush! After you give this DIY a try, you’ll never go back to buying name brand lip balm again.

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DIY Body Wash From a Bar of Soap

Whether you simply love body wash, or you have a special bar of soap that you adore that doesn’t come in a body wash form, one thing is known – bar soaps are much cheaper than body wash. What if there was a way, though, that you’d be able to easily turn your favorite bar soap into a creamy body wash, by only spending a few minutes of your time? Check out this easy (and adaptable) how-to guide.

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How to Take a Family Photo Like a Pro

Photo Credit: The Art of Making a Baby

When money is tight, it’s hard to make the splurge on something pricey like a family photographer.

But during the precious years while your children are young, it’s so important to capture those moments and gather everyone together! If you can’t afford to hire someone this year or maybe even just can’t find the right person to take the photos for you, you may have decided to skip or put off doing the yearly family photo. With a little planning and some simple gear, you can take the photo yourself!

Of course, you won’t get the photojournalistic angles and the luxurious editing that comes with a paid photographer. But you can get a great looking frameable photo of your whole family while breaking only a minimal sweat!

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