DIY Lamp Shade Revamp with Spray Paint!

DIY Lamp Shade Revamp

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life :)

Raise your hand if every lamp shade in your house is cream, beige, tan, or white. Hands down. Now raise your hand again if you wish they weren’t. Perfect! This is the DIY for you.

It’s 2 steps, and can be done by anyone. Ready?

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DIY Art Supplies Gift Basket

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DIY Art Supplies Gift Basket

(Great non-candy Easter Basket idea!)

A great themed gift basket idea you can make for a child in your life – is this fun DIY Art Supplies gift basket.  Girls and boys alike love art supplies – new scented markers or glittery stickers, a shaped paper punch out or some stencils – there are lots of items you can put together that the little artist probably doesn’t already have.

Start with a supply tote from the dollar store – this was just $1 at the Family Dollar!

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Vegetable Garden Raised Bed Tutorial

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Vegetable Garden Raised Bed Tutorial

 

If you want to have a vegetable garden this year without the trouble of tilling, why not try out this Vegetable Garden Raised Bed project?  Using a raised bed garden means you have control of the soil quality, you’re able to reach the plants easily from all sides, and you can better protect your little garden from pests.  You can simply purchase one online or at a local hardware store – or you can build your own in just a few easy steps.

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Sharpie Easter Eggs | Easy & Mess-Free!

Sharpie Easter Eggs

If your family’s getting tired of the same old Easter dye kits, try using Sharpies for fun new way to decorate this year’s eggs!

Sharpie Easter Eggs can be as artsy – or a simple – as you want.  It’s something my older teens would enjoy, since they love to draw more intricate designs.  But so easy that my 8 year old would have fun too.  While doing a trial run, I traced a chevron pattern with a pencil and went over it with black sharpie.  My silver oil-based paint sharpie was great for shiny accent dots.

Another way to approach this project is to dye the eggs first and then use Sharpie as an added layer of personalization :)

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit DIY {Practical + Cute Gift!}

Mason Jar Sewing Kit DIY

Jamie here!  I’ve always got guys losing buttons, ripping seams and generally needing a mend.  I made this Mason Jar Sewing Kit to keep in the kitchen drawer, and it is the cutest and handiest little thing!  The top is a pincushion and the bottom holds the day-to-day essentials I may need for mending. (Including a couple spare buttons).
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Here’s how to make one for yourself, or a cute gift!

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DIY Pebble Trivet

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DIY Pebble Trivet

Jamie here!  I made a really easy little craft recently that I wanted to share with you.  This DIY Pebble Trivet uses only a bag of assorted pebbles from the Dollar Tree and a couple other household items.  And I think it’s just darling! It only cost me $1 and it’s one of the cutest things  my kitchen now :)

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