Friday, August 28, 2015

6 DIY Geometric Wood Projects

6 DIY geomteric wood project tutorials

Last Friday in August friends, we're turning a corner and for me that means back to real business and getting some work done!  I thought I'd round up some inspiration: a few of my favorite DIY geometric wood projects made by my buildy blogger friends.

If you save all your wood scraps like me then finding a way to make them useful can sometimes be alluding.  These 6 geometric wood projects are all great options to make use of that scrap wood.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wood & Leather Shopping List Board


"Add it to the shopping list."

I heard myself saying this repeatedly to my kids this summer.  To which they would respond, 

"But where is the shopping list?"

and then I would have to give detailed instructions such as on the counter next to the tissue box or some other guided information.  By the time I was done explaining where the shopping list was they would have forgotten what they wanted to add to the list.  And then they would get mad at me for not buying said item at the store when it wasn't even on the list to begin with.

I'm finally got off this merry-go-round by making a wood and leather shopping list board with a paper roll.  It's perfectly placed smack between the refrigerator and pantry and hung low enough so all my kids can reach it.

I'll show you how to make this wood and leather shopping list board down below.  


Everyone can add whatever their little heart desires to the shopping list now.

Monday, August 24, 2015

DIY Workshop: Hanging Planter


It's time friends for another Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshop at The Home Depot!
For this workshop we will be building a super simple hanging planter.




Not in the Hartford area?  Check here to find your local workshop location.  A few of my other DIY blogger friends will also be co-hosting workshops at the following locations:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Scrap Wood Wall Art


Gather up your wood scraps friends because if you're like me then I know you have tons of pieces lying around.  Today I'm sharing the plans for this scrap wood wall art down below.


I kept the wood natural here but you could go crazy painting or staining your pieces all different colors to highlight the pattern.  This version is made from 1x4 cedar boards with a 1x2 cedar frame, pine boards would work too.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DIY Kids Scooter


Popping in with a super quick and simple kids toy idea.  I'm over at Brittany's blog Pretty Handy Girl sharing how I made these kids scooters.  Check it out here.

And if you're looking for more kids toys to build head to my build page:




Monday, August 17, 2015

Paper Cross Stitch for Fall (free printable)


I've been cross stitching ever since I was a little girl and I love coming back to it time and again.  I think it's the nostalgic feel of handsewing and repetitive pattern left behind by the thread that wins me over.  Today I'm cross stitching on paper and sharing this paper cross stitch artwork along with the free printable patterns down below for you to make your own.


Simply stitched onto paper and then nailed to a piece of scrap wood this little acorn is too cute next to the big pumpkin.

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 Years Blogging Giveaway


How did this happen?  Five years of blogging may not seem like a big deal but in my book it definitely deserves a celebration.  I have all of you readers to thank for clicking and reading and sharing your comments over the years so today it's a big giveaway for one lucky reader!

Want to see where it all started, enjoy some cringe worthy photos and hear 5 secrets about me?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Colorful Wood Bunting



How fun is this colorful outdoor wood bunting?  A very easy project that adds tons of punch and color to any space.  I made this wood bunting for our pool fence but you could hang it practically anywhere.

And because this is an outdoor project I used DecoArt's Patio Paint Outdoor acrylics, they are available in 53 beautiful colors and I choose 8 bright summery colors:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School: 5 DIY Projects


Back to school is rapidly approaching around the country and I for one couldn't be more excited!  This is my most favorite time of year (even more so than Christmas to be honest) and I rounded up some of my favorite past projects that are perfect for Fall and back to school.