DIY decorative throw pillows sewing tutorial

how to make your own modern throw pillows

My good friend Amber, who blogs at Crazy Little Projects, has a fun series going on this year called the Sew Crazy Challenge. The first Monday of each month she’s posting a sewing tutorial and linking to other bloggers posting a tutorial in the same theme – the challenge is to sew along with one of […]

DIY string art decor tutorial & tips


So here’s the deal on string art: totally cool and completely doable. Ya ya, I know it’s not the newest kid on the pinterest block, but there’s a reason people like it – it’s just pretty! and there are no special skills required. If you can drive in nails and wrap string, you can make […]

PB Christmas wall sign knockoff {PEACE}


So, putting up a sign that says “peace” at my house may be wishful thinking more than just holiday decorating, what with four boys and a little girl who gives them all a run for their money…but as soon as I saw this sign on Pottery Barn’s website I knew I could make it for […]

thumb tack Christmas wall art


I know we’re getting close to Christmas, but I wanted to show you one more Christmas decor item I made this year: a thumb tack “Joy to the World” sign. All the supplies came from the thrift or dollar store, making this really inexpensive, and it’s an easy technique that turns out really pretty. I […]

wall size cutout word art for Christmas {believe}


I really like words and fonts and I love the text trend in home decor. Today I’m sharing two DIY word Christmas decorations – you can find one of them (a Pottery Barn knockoff) over at eighteen25 today, and the other one is this “believe” sign – it’s a 4 foot long cutout wood sign. […]

20 best DIY frame tutorials


Pinterest is great for inspiration, but it can be pretty annoying when you’re looking for good, usable tutorials. Search for “DIY photo frame” on pinterest and you’ll end up with a bunch of awesome photos that link back to NOWHERE. I love the idea of creating your own photo frames, so I spent some time […]

how to build a DIY wood frame for photos and printables

blue DIY photo frame

I love text art. Subway art, chalkboard art, calligraphy, awesome quotes in cool fonts, etc. There are so many free printables available now that it would be easy to find one that’s perfect for every single room is your house. What’s a little more difficult is finding cool frames that don’t cost much, especially for […]