It’s that time of year again for folks to start having yard sales – woohoo! Yard Sale season is my FAVORITE time of year for bargain hunting – here are 8 Yard Sale Tips to help you make the most of it!
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?
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!
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.
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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Homemade Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub
Wake your skin up and slough off the dry winter flakes with this homemade brown sugar coffee scrub! I try to put aside some leftover grounds (or a couple used K-Cups) so I can do this scrub once a week – it works wonders when I remember to do it
Did you know: The caffeine in the coffee is a powerful anti-inflammatory? Yep! It helps to get rid of puffiness and redness – so if you’re prone to blemishes on your back or anywhere else… this should help some with that.
To make this Homemade Brown Sugar & Coffee Scrub you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp Leftover coffee grounds
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- A drizzle of olive oil
- A couple drops of essential oil (IF you have some on hand and would like to! Otherwise, olive oil’s just fine.)
Mix together the ingredients and keep by the bathtub for your next little chunk of “me” time :) After exfoliating, rinse off the paste with warm water and pat dry – the olive oil leaves your skin feeling silky soft and a little dewy.
Interesting Fact: Incorporating used coffee grounds into your soil enriches it. So throw the rest in your garden or any potted plants you have around the house!
Check out these other variations on Homemade Sugar Scrubs: