The Daily DIYer

Friday, February 27, 2015

Homemade Febreeze

We all love the smell of a fresh clean house.  Make your own fabric freshener for pennies!
Homemade Febreeze Style Fabric Freshener

*Click on the link above, Right click the photo, save to your computer, open on your desktop and print*

I have used this recipe for YEARS.  I was an avid couponer for awhile and did all things thrifty.  This was one of my favorite money saving DIYs.  The ingredient for this project cost you under $3.00 but will produce bottle after bottle of this awesome smelling fabric freshener.  You are literally getting each full bottle for PENNIES when you make it over and over, which I DO!!!

Fabric freshener is so great for your home, but take it outside too!!!  This stuff is so great in your car.  Of course don't spray it before you plan to drive anywhere, it will take a little bit to dry once a surface has been misted.

Check out this video to see great tips on how to mix it and make it even easier to pull together.
What is your favorite place to use fabric freshener?  Leave me a comment below and let me know!  And let me know if you've tried this!  My favorite place to use this great spray are my couches! 

Enjoy the tutorial!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Personalized Plush Animals

Everyone loves to get cute little stuffed animals, whether it's for Valentine's Day, birthdays, get well, etc - take yours to the next level with PERSONALIZED cute little stuffed plushes
Personalized Plush Animals
I whipped up many of these little lovies for this years Valetine's Day.  Not just for my friends and family but also sold a dozen to clients.  YES!
I found these little plush animals at the Dollar Tree (I LOVE THE DOLLAR TREE).  Then added the personalization to the bears with the HTV.  I can think of lots and lots of way to change up this project to meet different events, holidays, celebrations, and such.  Possibilities are endless.  Check out the DIY video below to learn this easy technique and try it yourself!  I have included great tips and ideas in the video, I hope you ENJOY!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Magnetic Fridge Dry Erase Frame

Busy family?
Here's a great way to display your "To Dos" or family messages where it's most convenient - right on your fridge door!
Also great for your weekly menu planning, notes, and shopping list reminder!
Magnetic Dry Erase Frame

We have a family calendar, as most busy families I'm sure do too.  That on top of an app that we keep handy on our phones that we share.  Why does that not seem to be enough?!
Because we are BUSY.
The more reminders for us the better.  Right?  Right.
We visit the fridge, a good dozen times a day... each.  So for us, that's the most convenient spot to put this handy little gadget.  I can think of so many things you could write on this dry erase style board.  Watch the video to learn how to make one for your family!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chalkboard Poster

Need a large piece of chalkboard art?
This is a great inexpensive way to get the look you want!

Chalkboard Poster

 I'm in LOVE with all the chalkboard art that pops up in my Pinterest feed.  Problem is... I need mine to be permanent.  I have little hands (children) that would love to undo anything pretty in this house.  So as much as I'd love to have a real chalkboard wall or piece hung in my home, it's just not the best idea for the next... ummm... 18 years.

I decided to come up with a solution of my own.  And a very inexpensive one at that.  What's the closest I could get to a chalkboard?  POSTER BOARD ($.79), a Paint Pen ($3.00), a Pencil (FREE, hopefully you have one laying around your house too), and a piece of chalk (again, FREE, or hopefully very very inexpensive if you don't already have a box).

Let me take you through the steps I used to create this art for my entry, including a fun sped up video of me sketching the wording, and see how it all comes together.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Wooden Ring Holder - VERY FIRST DAILY DIY!

Here's a simple way to keep your rings safe if you happen to need to remove them.  Plus, you'll never have to remember where you sat them down.

Cute and Simple DIY Wooden Ring Holder
A piece of wood cut into a rectangle (ours is "5.5"Wx"6.5"L)
Stain or paint
A sawtooth picture hanger
2 - Screw in hooks
Paint/Paintbrush or Vinyl
Drill or Screwdriver


For me, taking off your wedding right is "bad luck."  Not sure what kind of bad luck, whether it's for your marriage or in general, but I was always told it was bad luck so I decided to not push my luck.  However, for many, it's just a way of life.  No big deal, just remove your rings to complete your everyday tasks (dishes, cooking, cleaning, etc).  There is nothing wrong with that, except for maybe when you take off your rings and then... oooops.... "Where did I put my rings?"

My client is one who takes off her rings often, so does her husband, and she needed a place they both could safely store their rings as well as have a place they'd always remember where they sat them down at.

She sent me a photo of something similar to what I've recreated here.  I made this one into a style that would match her homes décor, but this would be a beautiful piece painted or stained to match any décor.  Replace the saying on the front with your own wording or design to compliment your personal style.

Watch my video tutorial and you'll be able to create one of these for yourself or as a nice gift in only a few simple steps.

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