The Daily DIYer

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

No Sew DIY Throw Pillows

There are a lot of times I can't find what I'm looking for in the store, so I move onto making things myself.

I really went for the whole rustic, cabin, deer, buffalo plaid theme for our Christmas decor this year.  I just couldn't find the throw pillows I had envisioned in my head.  I found these natural muslin type throw pillow covers at Hobby Lobby and the fabric at Joann Fabrics store.  Head & Bond iron on no-sew is a great friend of mine, ha!  I do not enjoy sewing, so I use this stuff whenever I can.

Here is the template I used for my pillows if you'd like to also make these for yourself.  I did print it off on card stock so it was a little more hefty when it came to actually using the template to trace.

To use:
Right click and SAVE
then PRINT

I share with you in the video linked below just how I made these custom throw pillows.
Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Monday, November 28, 2016

DIY Christmas Tree Bow

I have been making little girl's hair bows for nearly 10 years now (  It seems only natural for me to add bows to my Christmas tree and other holiday decor too.  You can easily adapt this same style of bow into a hair bow if you so chose to.  It's a "cheer bow" of sorts, or what us bow makers call "tails down" bow.

I created a quite and easy tutorial on how to make this bow to decorate your Christmas tree with.  I like the wire edge ribbon for this purpose because it holds their nice fully bow loops much better this way.  I do not suggest this wire ribbon for hair bows though.  Stick with grosgrain ribbon for the little ones.  No one likes being poked with wire, especially on top of their heads.

Here's the easy tutorial. 
Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Target Dollar Spot Ornament

As soon as I saw these beauties I snatched them up!  Deer and the buffalo (red/black) plaid is the exact theme I was going for this year's Christmas decor in our home!  I knew they would be put to good use.

I kept this one very simple because they were too perfect by themselves.
See how I decorated with them in my new DIY tutorial video.
Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Snow Globe Bottle Brush Tree Ornament

I wanted to add some sort of Mason Jar to my Christmas tree this year.  I have had a strange mason jar obsession as of late, so it seemed fitting.  I knew even the smallest of mason jars was not going to work for my needs (tree decor), so I looked for a mini version.

I found that at Joann Fabric's in the form of little wedding favor jars.  They were the cutest little things!  Then came the task of figuring out how to make them work as an ornament.  I instantly thought, snow globe!

I created a DIY video to share with you how I created these adorable little ornaments and also show you how beautiful they look nestled on the branches of my Christmas tree.
Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Pinecone Ornament

What's better than free decor?  Not much in my book!  Me and my little ones went on an "adventure" to find pinecones and we lucked out and found the perfect ones.  We loaded up an IKEA bag full and headed home to do some crafts!  My craft, were these beautiful woodland rustic ornaments for our Christmas tree.

In all, I did spend a whopping $2 (well less then $2 even) on some satin ribbon for the bows.  However, I was able to get 2 dozen ornaments made for less than $2.00!

All you'll need for this project are: pinecones, ribbon, jute, white paint, paint brush, and your oven.

The most important part about his project is baking your pinecones before you do any crafting with them.  Tiny bugs like to make their homes in these cute little things, so make sure to bake them all at 200* for 30 minutes.  Then you are off and running to create your projects!

I created a quick DIY video to show you how I made these ornaments in case you'd like to create some of these for your own Christmas tree this year!

Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornament

These ornaments are so beautiful and rustic at the same time!  I had a ton of these jar lids and rings left over from some mason jar projects and knew they would come in handy.  Turns out I was going to use many of them for my Christmas tree!  Aren't mason jars great for SO MANY THINGS?!  I love them!

I created a quick and easy to follow DIY video for this project so you can create some of your own!  These would be great for a lot of different things.  Ex: wedding decor, organize baskets and bins, food buffet tables, table settings, and so many more great uses are out there too!

Hope this video helps inspire you!  

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chic Jute Orb Ornaments

I absolutely how these jute orb ornaments turned out!  I am not going to lie though, they can get sort of messy.  I watched a few different tutorials on different ways to create these and sort of mixed what I thought would work and luckily it did!  It also cute down on a lot of the mess I felt that came with a lot of the other DIY tutorials.  

What I really love about these jute orb ornaments is how the Christmas lights glisten through all the little holes.  The mix of lights and rustic cuteness is my favorite combination!

I created a DIY tutorial video so you can create these for yourself!
Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video:

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Clothespin Ornament

This year I made nearly all the ornaments for our giant tree.  I had this vision in my head or creating a new look for it, but without spend $5 per ornament to do it.

These clothespin snowflakes give you a lot of bang for your buck.  I purchased 4 packs for regular clothes pins for $1 each ($4 total) and used some left over spray paint I already had.  These ended up being good sized and I got about 20 ornaments out of those 4 packs.  Breaking that down it's only $.20 each ornament!

It was a huge toss up between painting them white, or staining them a dark color.  I am so glad I went with the white as they stand out very nice against the dark branches of the tree that way.  Although I think staining them would be beautiful if you are using them on a garland or in a centerpiece.

All in all, I think this is towards to top of my favorite handmade ornaments I created this year!

I created a quick DIY video so you can see how to make these for your own Christmas tree!
Hope you enjoy!
Direct link to the video:

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

This was a completely random project.  I had a vision of displaying my Christmas ornaments at my craft show on a pallet wood Christmas tree.  I started cutting away and ended up with this beauty.  In the end, I didn't even use it for my craft show because it was too big to fit in our truck that was packed to the gills.  I guess I'll just have to actually use this for my outside Christmas display this year, which is just fine with me!
Bracing the back
Building the base
I used various sizes of pallet wood and cut the end angles to 22.5* with my miter saw.  Then stacked them and braced them on the back.  You can see in the video I created below exactly how the whole thing came together, as well as how I made the base so it could stand up.

It's definitely not perfect, but it's not suppose to be!  It's a rustic look so perfect is not the goal here.

Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Deer Head Pallet Sign

Many of my tutorials and video are actually orders I receive from clients.  I'm making the product anyway, might as well film it too!  Well, this project was actually one for myself!  I've been dreaming up my Christmas mantel for awhile now.  Last year it was just very "blah."  So this year I really want it to be something I'll love!

This deer head pallet sign will be the centerpiece of the dreamy Christmas mantel I have in my head.  Until I actually can work on my Christmas decor, I played pretend and added it to my fall mantel to get an idea of scale and the look.  Who knew it would actually work with my fall mantel too?!  Two in one deal!  I'll have to remember this for next year.

Of course, I did a DIY video on how this was made.
I hope you enjoy!

Direct video link here:

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Fall Porch Tour

On November 1st, all my Halloween came down and my fall went up.
It was a marathon day of cleaning, packing, and unpacking, all at once.  But I made it happen!

I was excited to transform my porch from The Nightmare Before Halloween themed to cutesy fall.
I built the CRATE, PALLET SHUTTER, ladder, and lantern hook for this look.  I'll link those tutorials below.  I also painted the wood pumpkins in the seating area.

The turkey burlap wreath is my favorite!!!  Such a cute Pinterest find, I had to do it!

I created a walk through tour of my front porch, hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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Friday, November 4, 2016

DIY Wood Crate

When you can save yourself money by making it yourself, nine times out of ten, that's what I'll do.  Crate sell upwards of $15 each at the craft store.  I need about four of these for a craft show (you can see my display HERE).  I used scrap wood and pallet wood and made myself 4 of these crates and saved myself $40-$60 and it was simple too!

Once my craft show was over I knew they would come in handy for more than just my display.  I was able to incorporate this one into my fall porch decor!  I added some accessories and it added the height I needed by my front door.

I create a simple DIY video to share with you how I created this exact wood crate.
Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video click here:

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christmas Craft & Decor Haul!

Let's face it, it's just barely November and all of us crafters have been thinking about Christmas for weeks now.  Am I right?  While everyone else complains that the stores are filling with holiday decor well before Halloween, we are the ones buying it up!

I've decided to overhaul our Christmas tree decor this year and go with the ever popular buffalo plaid (black/red checked) print with the rustic deer heads, outdoors theme.  I've always had a rustic cabin feel for our Christmas decor.  It is just so warm and cozy.  However, we are changing it just a little this year.

I can't wait to get started working on the Christmas ornaments that will go on the tree and I am SO EXCITED to put this years mantel together too!

Check out my video below that has a an up close look at all the things I'll be using in this holiday's home decor.  Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you are there to see all the upcoming tutorial videos were I use all this fun stuff!

Hope you enjoy!

Direct link to the video here:

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