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DIY Holiday Stocking Post

Today is a virtual party day where select bloggers share a customized version of a Holiday Stocking Post as part of The Home Depot DIY Workshop series. *Links to the other members of this virtual party are at the end of this tutorial.  Be sure to check out their versions of the stocking post for some DIY inspiration. You can …

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Six DIY Projects For A Haunting Halloween

I love the fall season and all the Halloween festivities.  It’s such a happy and exciti-…. okay.  I’ve got to stop right there.  I’ve never been great at doing Halloween.  I pour all my energy into kids costumes every year, which leaves zero time to come up with anything else creative for the holiday.  Why do …

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DIY Metal Snowflake Ornaments

Yes.  More snowflakes. These only take a few minutes though, plus there’s no sawdust involved.  All you need is a sheet of Union Jack Aluminum from The Home Depot.  It costs about $16.98 for a 24×36 inch sheet, but you can get a zillion snowflakes out of it.   You’ll also need some tin snips, but …

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Christmas Wreath Trio

Without fail, winter eventually comes around to knock on my door and I end up with winter scowl syndrome.  This morning I woke and looked outside to see the sure sign that the season is here… white stuff on everything.  That means I must go into survival mode to ward off seasonal hibernation and blues, which basically means wintertime DIY. I am …

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DIY Lighted Holiday Tree

What’s better than a little wooden holiday tree?…  One that lights up. My latest step by step tutorial on RYOBI Nation is an easy DIY for anyone in the mood for an easy DIY. (You’ll even have enough wood left over to make more than one.) Go take a look, but don’t forget to enter for your …

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3D DIY Wood Snowflake

Another year, another snowflake.  At least that’s what it’s beginning to look like.  I’m going to jump right into this because, holy crap this post is kind of on the longer side.  I tried to simplify it by adding measurements and details to the images themselves.  I have also come to realize that my brain works …

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Neutral Holiday Tablescape

Well, here I am doing a 12 Days of Christmas blogger tour thing with some seriously skilled DIY bloggers. Monday December 8th – Rogue Engineer Tuesday December 9th – Her Toolbelt Wednesday December 10th – So Much Better With Age Thursday December 11th – Pneumatic Addict Furniture Friday December 12th – Pretty Handy Girl Monday December …

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Junkers Unite | Scrap Wood Holiday Tree

I’m all about saving tiny pieces of scrap, even the odd shaped ones. Case in point, this Scrap Wood Holiday Tree… I was invited to join 13 bloggers in this year’s Junkers United Christmas Event, and since I have lots of junk, I’m all in. Each one of us are sharing a piece of Holiday awesome, so …

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DIY Tree Ornaments | RYOBI Giveaway

  Hello friends! I’ve joined RYOBI Nation to create a fun DIY Tree Ornament project (click to view tutorial ) for RYOBI FAST & EASY DIY GIFTS. These ornaments are fast, easy, and versatile.  Can ornaments be versatile? There’s more good news… I’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my readers to receive this awesome RYOBI Phone Works prize …

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DIY Geometric Wooden Snowflake

I’m not always in the mood for a ginormous snowflake, I like medium-sized things too. When I wanted to scale down the size of my original wooden snowflake plans, I felt like I needed to take away the “stacking” part.  That meant less of a 3-D/layered look, and more time spent in the math area of …

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DIY Wooden Reindeer Holiday Ornaments

I had a plan when I woke up this morning. I’m so sorry, but I’m going to share it: Get out of bed.  (that’s difficult) Pour 3 bowls of mom fail. (sugar cereal) Attempt to smooth and wet down bed-head on my youngest.  (at least I tried?..) Send all three boys out the door to the bus. (thank …

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How To Make A Wooden Snowflake | With Video

I’m a sucker for snowflakes.  There, I said it. To me, they are a perfect example of artistic use of symmetry, and the only version of mathematics that doesn’t make my head start hurting.  (Typing the word “mathematics” just made my head start hurting.) Last winter, I shared a tutorial on how to build  large, Reclaimed …

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DIY Scrap Wood | Valentine Hearts

A Heart Is A Geometrical Shape I looked it up. Worried that I was going all girly girl on myself with all the heart shaped stuff I was building, I had to look into it.  Getting to the bottom of my new found interest in this shape was important.  I have a reputation, after all.  I’m …

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Wood Christmas Ornaments | DIY

Make Your Own Ornaments Year after year, my Christmas trimmings and fluff evolve depending on materials I’ve got on hand.  Why? Half the reason is because it would kill me to just walk into a store, and purchase these items….(not that there’s anything wrong with that!) The other half of the reason is because I’ve got …

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Reclaimed Wood Star | Winter Decor

It’s a star.  Nothing more. Just a big star made out of some old wood. I’m not gonna tell you anything new, or that it’s a super neat trick to make this star. My 5 year old pieces together little stars like this with my scraps all the time….. (well, he’s actually really smart for his …

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Reclaimed Wood Snowflake | Winter Decor

You know what they say about snowflakes… “No two snowflakes are alike.” Actually, it was Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley who said that.  He loved snowflakes, and his story is fascinating.  In his lifetime in Vermont, he collected and recorded over 5000 snowflakes, photographing the first close-up of a snowflake in 1885.  You can  read about Snowflake Bentley. I’m …