Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Of the things we put off.... my daughter's clothes closet was definitely one of those things.
Recently I DID go through her clothes and got rid of a lot that no longer fit her. (I bed you can't tell from all the clothes still left in there.. girls...). Not only does she have a ton of clothes, but I have all seasons in there, and she is now in bigger sizes which means bigger clothes, which means, takes up more space in the clothes.
At one time there were toys in this closet too, but now, there is just no room for anything except clothes.
Here's a fun fast forwarded video of me finally getting around cleaning, organizing, and purging even more clothes from beginning to end! I only wish cleaning really did go this quickly!
Can't see the video? Click her: https://youtu.be/AFLvzwwHb2s
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
As I said in my last post - I am taking a tiny step back from DAILY DIYs. Well actually I'll still be Daily DIYing in my life, that's a given. However, posting them all onto a blog and creating a video tutorial is just VERY time consuming. I have very limited time as of lately. I have decided to post DIYs and videos as I am able to and will pick and choose which projects are Blog and YouTube worthy.
You can follow my INSTAGRAM, where I post finished product photos and cool things on there!
I actually have a couple videos in the works for the near future so PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and stay tuned! I have lots more to share! (Just not on a daily basis)
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/Kf1Jp7pcPgE
Monday, July 13, 2015
It's been a crazy busy 20 weeks and we made it to 100 videos!
Top 3 Videos:
1.) DIY Curtain Bed Canopy (1,819 views!!!)
# of Followers: 196
Here is a very quick look back at all 100 DIY video tutorials from the last 20 weeks!
You can see all the videos right here on the blog OR on my YouTube Channel! If you subscribe to my channel you will get every video in you feed without having to visit the blog. So SUBSCRIBE here:
I hope you have enjoyed and have been inspired by these tutorials!
Friday, July 10, 2015
Today I'm celebrating
100 DIY Videos!!!!!
You can see all 100 videos here on my YouTube channel:
Here on the blog, I have posted serveral more DIYs that did not include a video - but a photo tutorial or just a share type post of a finished product. So lucky you guys who follow The Daily DIYer on Blogger!
However, on YouTube I've posted 100 DIY videos, every Monday-Friday for 20 straight weeks now! How great to have reached this milestone!
Today's video I'm sharing with you my creations I've made so far with my NEW TOY!! My husband has been the one really wanting this beauty. He wants this shirt and that shirt and hates having them made and just wants them when he wants them - so he bought this for "us."
Since I got the heat press about a week or so ago I've been creating away. In the video below I share with you all my HTV related projects.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/G2pbRs6m2Zg
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Although I can't do a tutorial video on ALL my pieces, I thought I'd at least make a video collage of the pieces I have made so far this summer.
All these pieces are either vinyl or stenciled, or a combo of both. Each is made with designs I made on my Silhouette machine. Some are commissioned pieces, orders, or decor for my own home.
I hope they inspire you!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
This is a great DIY for temporary kitchen decor. It's also very inexpensive! It didn't even take an entire roll of contact paper to complete my kitchen. Entire new and brighter look for under $10.00!
As much as I like the navy blue color, it make it very much like I was doing food prep in a cave. Always so dark! Even when the sun was out! We've tried several different under the counter lights and have LEDs at the moment which are ok, but the bright white has improved the way the light bounces onto the counter tops.
I'm still trying to let this print grow on me. It's not quite what I wanted, but it's ok. And for the brighter look it gives to the kitchen, I think I'll keep it around awhile. However, when I get tired of it or change my mind - it's REMOVABLE. It will peel off and no one will know the difference.
Here's a video of how this look came together and also a look at how I staged my counter tops.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/csun0Cq31uM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We tried it out on our back patio last year, where there isn't much sun, and it just didn't do as well. So back out onto the front patio it went.
We just LOVE the lettuce that this tower garden grows. You really can't beat it. SO YUMMY! Our banana peppers did great last year, this year isn't looking quite the same which is a bummer.
Here's a gradual progress of our process this year and where we are now growth wise.
Hope you enjoy the video!
Monday, July 6, 2015
This is my most favorite DIY to do - making hair bows. I've been doing it for over 8 years now. It's been a passion of mine since my dear friend Sarah introduced me to the idea when my daughter was just a year old. I started making her bows then ran with it till I had a really successful business going. Then my son was born when my daughter was 7 and things started to slow down in my hair bow world. Now that he is 2 and a little more able to entertain himself and sleeps finally, I have more time to get back to making my beloved hair bows again.
I've revamped my entire brand. Logo, online store, and product line. A complete 100% over haul. I thought it would be fun to create a video for my clients to see a glimpse inside the makings of a Crossin My Heart Creations hair bow.
So although this isn't a tutorial, it is a DIY caught in action.
I hope you enjoy the video and also visit my online store!
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/id4K-CO443E
Friday, July 3, 2015
I was inspired by a video that was going around on facebook to create these flag shorts. My daughter saw some at the store and HAD TO HAVE A PAIR. So, we dug out the old jeans and had a mother/daughter craft session together.
The best part about this whole craft session was we also went through her jeans, got rid of the ones that were too small, cut down the ones that were too short on her into shorts, and organized the ones that she still was able to wear (hopefully into next school year).
So all in all we were very productive! I love how our shorts turned out and I can't wait to wear theme tomorrow to the 4th of July celebrations we have!
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/cVPJtxWfteg
Thursday, July 2, 2015
I had some left over 4th of July pieces I didn't want to go back into the storage box for another year, so I set them our on my entry table to greet our guests.
It's easy to add little red,white, and blue accents here and there - even last minute, to create a nice patriotic look to your home's decor!
Here's a full video tour of all the details shown in the photo above.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/H2HD3E5h2DY
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I jut love dressing up for 4th of July! Our whole family proudly wears the red, white, and blue. My daughter has always gotten a cute new outfit to wear to fireworks and parades. This year I attempted the cute ric rack flags I've seen on Pinterest. This is my version.
If you are needing a last minute cute handmade item for your 4th of July weekend - HERE IT IS!
Here's my video tutorial of how I made this 4th of July American flag shirt.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We have been using this tip for a few years now and it works GREAT!
Sparklers are known to be great fun for kids during the summer and especially during the 4th of July celebrations this time of year. However, they do come with some risks of burns. Keep your kids hands from getting sparked with this tip. Also great so their little fingers don't get too close to the hot end the sparks travel down.
Here's a quick tutorial video.
Monday, June 29, 2015
First, sorry about the ugly coloring. Maybe if we would get more sunny and non rainy days here in the midwest this summer, I'd get some decent lighting regularly. Instead, we will just have to deal with the ugly CFL lighting in this video.
The mantel is much too cute not to share though, so bad lighting or not, I hope it inspires you!
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/aZPb5dKSIiw
Friday, June 26, 2015
My husband is a volunteer fire fighter in our small little village. He takes great pride in it and also takes it very seriously. Anything fire fighter he sees for our kid's is bound to get.
I thought it would be fun to create a fun play space for our kids this year in the backyard and create a fire fighter theme.
I have done videos/tutorial on each of the elements from this space, which I will link down at the bottom of this post, but this is a complete "before and after" tour of the whole space and how it works together.
I hope you enjoy!
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/fFRaUMWUPdY
Blog Posts for Backyard Details:
|DIY Backyard Firetruck Track|
|Outside Building Blocks|
|Painted Mini Trampoline|
|Fireman Themed Water Wall|
Thursday, June 25, 2015
This is another addition to our backyard play area. Very simple way to make an outside race car track or in our case, a firetruck track.
The Fire Station I made from scrap wood, it's basically just a box that I painted and added vinyl to.
Both of our kids, ages 9 and 2, have enjoyed this backyard activity!
I have included a video with all the details of how I made this project. I hope you enjoy!
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/a6rKCw1mHdk
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This was another custom order from a client. She saw this beautiful piece on Shanty 2 Chic's website. I was in for the challenge. It wasn't quite as simple and straight forward as I thought, but we got there!
I made one for quart size jars and one that I custom designed the specs for pint size jars.
They both turned out beautiful and i really love them. They would be just darling for an indoor herb garden, used as vases for fresh flowers, or used to add silverware as an entertaining piece.
Here's a short video with all the details for this build.
Can't see this video? Click here: https://youtu.be/rnvA_zrAynk
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
I found a beautiful black iron candle chandelier at a yard sale at least 3 years ago. I took it apart and put it in the basement (with other yard sale finds that I just had to have, but hadn't gotten around to recreating yet). There is sat... until this spring when I got around the decorating our front porch.
It was super simple to transform this from candle chandelier to solar light chandelier. See the video tutorial below of how I finally made this piece come to life!
It's held up just fine for 3 months now in the HOT midwest temps, over a week of heavy rains, and even some cold days where we received frost in the later part of May. Gotta love midwest weather, right?
Monday, June 22, 2015
We are adding some new fun activities to the backyard for the kids in a fireman theme. I scored this mini exercise trampoline off a swap site for $10.00!!!
We don't have a big backyard for a giant trampoline and I like that this little guy can be picked up and moved if need be.
Both my 9 year old and 2 year old LOVE this trampoline! They have been using it as part of an obstacle course and it's so cute to see them both playing on it.
You can see how I transformed this from mini trampoline in the video below.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/PkWsrzMuS9I
Friday, June 19, 2015
Outside is the place to be for my little boy. This was a new addition to his outside activities - outside building blocks! Ours have fire silhouette's on them because our backyard is being transformed into a fireman theme'd play area.
My idea for these was to not only be able to build with them, but to be able to set them up and have the kids "put the fire out" with water guns and knock them over. I'm sure there are more creative ideas the kids will come up with too!
To see the steps it took to create these block click the video below.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/e4YN5ATOsRQ
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This was our daughter's 9th birthday gift from us. I'm not sure why, but this year it was a little more difficult then years before as far as choosing a gift. She's pretty easy to buy for, but we try to find things that are meaningful and relevant to her life at whatever age she is at. She is getting into the electronics and money phase, but I'm just not ready for all that yet!
We were wondering through Hobby Lobby one day when she sort of got lost in the fairy garden area day dreaming away. I made a mental note that this could be the special gift we were looking for!
She turned 9 on May 24th and she was so excited when she opened her gift of all the tiny little fairy accessories.
It became a mother/daughter project one afternoon as we set up her very own fairy garden in the our backyard. She has gone out each day to check on it and adjust things. It's almost like her own little house that she can tend to and redecorate. It is just very cute.
You can see all the details of her fairy garden in the video below.
Can't see the video? Click here: https://youtu.be/0dA86GhE9gw