Fall Decor

September 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Here’s a few ideas I’ve seen around the web for updating your decor for fall. The first ones are from Mad In Crafts – she has a fantastic tutorial for making these.  (and a good warning – don’t burn the fake leaves!!) She has lots more easy and lovely ideas on her blog, so check all of them out! She shows you how to get a similar look from Pottery Barn inspired decor – so easy to do, and it looks so nice and would be a wonderful centerpiece! I just love all the things she does with leaves! This […]

Mosquitoes . . . what are they good for? Nothing! Absolutely Nothing! Say it again!

June 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

So it’s summer, and the insects are out in full swing – and that includes those pesky mosquitoes! Man, I hate those things! I know when you go out early in the morning or in the evening to do your gardening, watering, what-have-you, because you’re trying to beat the heat – THAT’S when those little buggers are most active! Guess you can’t win – you’re either hot or bitten, take your pick! I know there are plenty of insect repellents on the market, but most of them seem kinda “iffy” as far as the chemicals they are using. I hate […]

Printable Kindness

May 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

I ran across this today, and I just love the idea. I love doing little kind annonymous things like this – it probably gives me way more happiness than the person who is on the recieving end – that is the great thing about kindness though, it comes back to you so quickly and is usually doubled in size.  If you want to download a free copy of the Kindness Lolli-Flowers head over to kind over matter and you can, as they say, “Leave them around town, on door steps, you or your children can pass them out to your […]

Make your own air freshener spray

May 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

At the florists where my niece bought me some flowers they included a bottle of room spray. You can choose whatever scent you like and they will create the spray for you. You can take your bottle back and get refils when you run out. I thought that was a pretty cool idea, so I researched how I could make my own. I found this recipe at Re-nest and it’s very simple and you can personalize it to whatever scent you like. 1 oz gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol 6 oz filtered water 20 – 40 drops of essential oil […]

24 hour tombstones

October 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Need some quick tombstones to “liven” up the yard on Halloween (or would that be “deaden” up the yard?) Anyhoo . . . over at Evil Mad Scientist they show you how to make your own tombstones! Quick and Easy – just the way we like them!

Day 30 – Treat Bag Labels

October 30, 2008 at 8:00 am

I made these treat bag labels for my nieces and nephews and I thought you might like to use them to make some treat bags of your own. Just click to download the free treat bag labels, print them out, (I recommend using cardstock, but paper will be fine, too) cut them out, fold and staple or tape onto plastic baggies or brown paper sacks filled with candy or other treat. Your trick or treaters will appreciate that personal touch!

Day 19 – DIY Halloween

October 20, 2008 at 11:31 am

As a kid some of my favorite Halloween decorations were these little orange jackolanterns my mom made from construction paper. I didn’t know for a long time that they were homemade – yet they were just simple paper jackolanterns with faces drawn on with magic markers. If you have similar talents for constructing Halloween decorations, here are some great links to templates that you can print out and construct. Cannon’s website has lots of cool masks and decor.

Day 13 – Make Your Own Costume

October 15, 2008 at 3:55 pm

It’s important to plan ahead if you are making your own costume, don’t wait until the day of Halloween to start making your costume because you’ll always have some unforeseen problems that you probably could have avoided with a little bit of advanced planning. It’s best to plan early, and then double check all your supplies early on in the day so you can make a quick last minute trip to the store if you need to.

Puttin’ On the Ritz!

October 2, 2008 at 5:48 pm

This adorable skeleton can be yours – you just have to make him! Aren’t they so adorable? The tutorial to make your own – surprisingly simple – is here at The Small Object!

Cute Magnets

October 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

These are so cute and seem really easy to make. Angry Chicken tells you how on her site.