9 Easy Spring DIY Projects

9 Easy Spring DIY Projects

 

I seriously am jumping up and down right now because just heard the most exciting news.

Truly.

It’s something I’ve been hoping for and longing for and wishing for with all my might.

I couldn’t wait one more minute to share so we could celebrate together.

Are you ready?

Are you sitting down?

Let’s all take a moment because I have it on super good authority that….

….STIRRUP PANTS ARE COMING BACK.

Take that leggings. 🙂Continue reading

Number One Tip For Painting a Wood Sign

Number One Tip For Painting a Wood Sign

 

I have painted dozens of wood signs in my life.

Signs and friends of signs and entire sign families.

Small signs and big signs and grocery signs and signs that have only one powerful amazing word and signs that say I love you.

And in all my sign painting I’ve learned a few things.

Things that make sign painting a breeze.

Especially this tip.

The best tip of all.

Here’s the number one tip for painting a wood sign.Continue reading

DIY Framed Pegboard Organizer

DIY Framed Pegboard Organizer

 

The number one question I get asked about writing a blog?

Where do you get your ideas?

That one’s easy.

You move from Dallas to a really tiny town in the middle of nowhere without any drive-through diet cokes or stop lights or four-lane roads or Target dollar spots or distractions to prevent you from thinking up ideas all day long.

Oh….

….and sometimes you ask your sister. 🙂Continue reading

Five Unique Book Page Projects

Five Unique Book Page Projects

 

Have you ever played the game of “Would You Rather?”

There’s an actual board game sold in stores with over 800 questions.

Or.

Or you could make up your own and enter into thought-provoking discussions with your family on a road trip.

Questions like:

Would you rather have a million dollars or a year of really good hair days?

Would you rather speak in front of 4,000 people or wear a frog costume for a month?

Would you rather have wisdom or would you rather have strength?

Would you rather have purple hair or purple toenails?

See how fun?

See how thought provoking?

And now here’s one more:  would you rather make projects or make projects?

Oh good.  Me, too.

Here are five unique book page projects to keep both of us busy. 🙂Continue reading

What You Can Make With a Piece of Floor

What You Can Make With a Piece of Floor

 

The year for Christmas, my sister gave me a piece of ordinary.

Something everyday.

Something simple.

Something underestimated.

Something we see and overlook and walk and stomp and dance and tiptoe and tread on every single day.

A piece of floor.Continue reading

How To Make an Oversized Checker Board That Hangs On the Wall

How To Make an Oversized Checker Board That Hangs On the Wall

 

When I was planning out the room design for House for Hope, I immediately knew I would need help.

I was responsible for furnishing the space and filling the room up and adding accessories and furniture and making giant tic tac toe boards for the wall.

All that furnishing and decorating and accessorizing is a lot.

So I turned to my friends.

One of the first companies that stepped up and said they would sponsor the room and help with the furnishings and partner with me to decorate the walls was FrogTape.

Of course they did.

They are super amazing like that.

We worked together last year to raise $5000 for the Humane Society with the imagination room and this year they are back again, helping me spread a little hope.

To say thank you, I created a fun project for the walls of the House for Hope family game room that allows you to play checkers vertically on the wall.

Here’s the DIY and how to make an oversized checker board that hangs on the wall.Continue reading

DIY Rock Heart Necklace

DIY Rock Heart Necklace

 

It took me longer to think up a title for this post than to make this diy rock heart necklace.

I wanted a funny title.

Or a clever title.  Something that would make you smile or laugh or chortle this almost Valentine’s Day weekend.

Like My Heart Belongs to You.

Or Be Still My Heart.

Or I Heart You.

See what I mean?  I got a million of them.  They just roll off my fingers.  But in the end, I went with the tried and the true, otherwise known as the name of the project.

Just know.  No matter what I call it…

….it really is a Rock Star. 🙂Continue reading

How to Make an Over-sized Tic Tac Toe Board

How to Make an Over-sized Tic Tac Toe Board

 

When did the toe show up in tic tac toe?

Have you ever typed a word and it looked weird?

Like it didn’t belong.

And you checked it and double checked and spell checked it and friend checked it and random person walking by checked it to make sure it was spelled right.  But even then.  Even after all that checking and rechecking it still didn’t look right.

That was me with tic tac toe.

Somehow in my brain it was tick tack to?  Or tic tack too?  Or tick tac too?

I’m not sure about the spelling, but the project?

It’s one of my favorite ones we’ve ever made.

Here’s how to make a DIY over-sized, three-dimensional, interactive tic tac toe board. Continue reading