Tag Archives: DIY

July 21

Geeky Office Supplies

By: Terra Clarke Olsen This weekend, I noticed that “Back to School” aisles have already started to appear. Being the dork that I am, I loved back-to-school shopping as a kid—the colorful binders, the fancy pens, the pointless stickers, I wanted it all! So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I love buying […]

January 29

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner By: Katie Neely Make up brush cleaner can get pretty spendy, now you can make your own from ingredients that you already have in the kitchen. What you need: Hot Water-1 cup Dish soap-1 TBSP White vinegar-1TBSP Container to clean brushes Directions:  First, mix hot water, soap and vinegar in your […]

August 23

DIY Deer Earrings

DIY Deer Earrings By: Katie Neely While thrifting for supplies for the Dino Planters, I found several bags of small plastic animals.These earrings are the first of many projects I have up my sleeve. Stay tuned for more projects like this one. Supplies: Small plastic toys Electric drill with 1/16 bit Metallic spray paint Earring […]

July 29

Easy Makeup Brush Storage

Easy Makeup Brush Storage By: Katie Neely Makeup Brushes can be tricky to store. You don’t want them jumbled up in a bag, where their brushes can be ruined, but you don’t want to keep them in a vase where it can be hard to find the one you’re looking for. This is an easy […]

July 12

Nerdy Decor: Handmade Haven

Nerdy Decor – Episode 4: Handmade Haven By: Andrea Cole Welcome back to Nerdy Decor! This time we’re going to look at some nerdy handmade elements that you can add to your home. Don’t worry, you’re not required to make things if you’re not feeling crafty. That’s what sites like Etsy are for! Zelda Keyholder […]

June 26

DIY Frosted Vases

DIY Frosted Vases By: Katie Neely My sister got married this past weekend and we made these frosted vases for her centerpieces. This is a great way to make something inexpensive look like a million bucks! What you need: Glass vases (I recommend Ikea or the Dollar Store) Rubber bands Desired color/frost or glitter spray […]

May 15

DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters

DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters By: Katie Neely These Plant-a-saurs Planters are a fun way to decorate your garden, house, or patio! What you will need: Plastic toys Succulent plants Sharp Scissors Spray Primer Spray Paint Soil White Sand Pumas Drill and drill bit I found a majority of the toys I used at Value Village, they also […]

April 03

Reuse Candle Jars

Reuse Candle Jars (DIY) By Katie Neely What do you do with your used up jar candles? They always have a bit of wax in the bottom and usually get tossed in the trash or that candle that burned all the way down leaving behind tons of untouched wax. Here is a creative way to […]

March 25

DIY Trekkie Washcloth

DIY Trekkie Washcloth By: Katie Neely Need some nerd style in your kitchen? Here is your next knitting project, Star Trek washcloths. Yarn: Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn or any other worsted weight cotton yarn. Instructions
: Cast on 34 stitches. 1 to 4: Knit 5: K4, p26, k4
6: Knit [and all even numbered rows through row […]

February 19

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls By: Katie Neely What you need: Candle Stick Holder Plate or bowl Sandpaper E6000 Glue Heavy book If you’re using a glass candlestick holder take sandpaper and file down the rim. This will allow the glass to adhere better to the glass plate of bowl. Apply glue to the area […]

January 22

DIY Bottle Lamp

DIY Bottle Lamp By: Katie Neely This weeks craft project is a speedy and simple craft that can light up your life and also add to your home decor. What you will need: Bottle (wine, hard alcohol bottle, etc.) Single strand of 50 lights (no connector for additional strands)-I found these at Big Lots for […]

December 06

DIY Mustache Mugs

 Gifts under $10: DIY Mustache Mugs By: Katie Neely Mustache mugs can be a fun gift for anyone. You instantly have a mustache every time you drink. I made about 20 of these for Christmas last year and made a few again this year. What you need: Mugs (I bought mine at the dollar store) […]