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Make a Striped & Painted Clay Pot Pencil Holder

After recently finishing my desk, I quickly realized that it was sad and empty. I like clean, uncluttered spaces, but I definitely needed a few accessories, one of which was a pen/pencil holder. I’m not using a digital planner, and I have a certain affinity for putting pen to paper. Virtual to-do lists and schedules just …

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Make Over an Old Desk with Postcards & Paint

I’ve wanted a little desk for a while now, so I decided to purge some things from a corner of our living room to make room for my new, yet-to-be-purchased desk. It needed to be small-ish–particularly the width. The process of finding something that wasn’t big with a ton of drawers was frustrating, so I …

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Make a Camera Strap Cover

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about my 2015 New Year’s Resolution–to sew more. So far, I’ve sewn a re-usable shopping/tote bag and striped throw pillow covers for my living room pillows. Since I’ve only completed two sewing projects, you know for sure that this “sew a camera strap cover” project is easy. A …

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Shop Here: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

You’ve probably heard of Habitat for Humanity, but have you heard of Habitat for Humanity ReStore? I hadn’t until last year, when my dad told me about a ReStore in downtown Frederick, MD. ReStores are nonprofit home improvement and household goods stores that sell gently used items like furniture, building materials, and appliances. Since ReStores …

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Beeswax and Coconut Oil Candles Recipe

This post shares the beeswax and coconut oil candles recipe I used to experiment with making mine. Making beeswax candles with coconut oil is an easy way to dip your feet in to candle making. Beeswax and Coconut Oil Candles Recipe Have you ever heard of Burt’s Bees? Burt’s products are popular for a reason. …

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Make a Striped Envelope Pillow Cover

I’m making good on my resolution to sew more in 2015. I just completed my second sewing project, which was making two envelope throw pillow covers for our couch pillows. Our couch and throw pillows are the exact same fabric and color, so I thought our living room could use some diversity. However, throw pillows …

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Make Over Grungy Bar Stools: Painting and Repholstering

Make Over Grungy Bar Stools: Painting and Repholstering | DIY This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about that here. Thank you! This quick project will probably be the last one I do for a while. I’m honestly running out of things to paint, but I want to use all of the Americana …

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