A DIY Quick and Easy Halloween Costume

Do you need to make a quick and easy Halloween costume? ย 

I am volunteering at our church’s Halloween carnival. They are encouraging adults to dress up, so I decided to make a jack-o-lantern ๐ŸŽƒ costume.

My DIY costume costs less than four dollars and I purchased all my supplies at Hobby Lobby. You can also purchase these supplies at Walmart or a craft store. Continue reading “A DIY Quick and Easy Halloween Costume”

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Milk Can Makeover

This was a milk can that I found in my Dad’s barn after he passed away. ๐Ÿ˜ขย He passed away on July 27, 2017. I miss him every day, but I have several special items from his house that remind me of him.

This milk can was originally covered in rust and I had it sandblasted, but not powder coated because I sort of wanted to keep it natural. When I picked it up, Josh (sandblaster guy) highly suggested that I put a coat of polyurethane to protect it or it would rust more. ๐Ÿค”ย Well . . . I should have heeded this advice because it started to rust again! ๐Ÿ˜ซย So I took it back and Josh sandblasted it again and powder coated it for me.ย  Continue reading “Milk Can Makeover”

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Making a Wipe Board from an Old Window

In 2001, we moved to Cullman, Alabama and renovated two houses ๐Ÿ˜(side by side built in the 1930s) in the historical part of town. We had a contractor renovate one of the houses ๐Ÿšfor our family to live in. ย Neal (and I as his trusty assistant ๐Ÿ˜‰), renovated the second ๐Ÿš. Both houses were ๐Ÿ’Žs in the rough. I was skeptical ๐Ÿคจ, but Neal saw the potential ๐Ÿค”.

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Painting an American Flag on Our Dock Closet

Several years ago, Neal and I finished constructing the closet on our dock. Tradesman Company Docks on Logan Martin Lake built our dock in spring of 2013.ย Neal and I purchased treated lumber at Home Depot to construct our dock closet. It is always challenging to calculate how much lumber you need for these types of projects. We were almost finished with the closet . . . but then we ran out of lumber. ๐Ÿ˜ฌย It was hot and we were waaaay too tired to go get more lumber. We live about 17 miles from Home Depot. But we got an idea! ๐Ÿค”ย  We used some leftover thin pieces of treated wood to make an American flag. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย This is an example of making a negative a positive! ๐Ÿ‘

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15+ Easy Cricut Projects: Let’s get Cutting!

About a year and a half ago, I retired. As a retirement gift, my sweet Neal bought me a Cricut. I was a little apprehensive about how to get started, so I started with some simple vinyl cutting projects. Maybe these projects will inspire you to get cutting!

Personalize insulated cups for presents:

Add names

Add initials

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Gift Wrapping Cubby

This blog post was originally posted in December 2018 and updated in December 2019.ย 

I tend to use every space available for storage. ๐Ÿ˜€ย This cubby is a small attic access (behind the knee wall) in our loft, which also serves as my office and craft room.

Below is the BEFORE picture of this space. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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How to Add Backing to Shelves (for Craft Room)

I wanted to add backing to my craft room shelving. I did not want items to fall out the back side.ย  My craft room is my Happy Place, so I wanted color! ๐ŸŽจ

Here are my shelves BEFORE. . .

I lucked up and had large pieces of cardboard. ๐Ÿ˜ƒI swiped this from my father-in-laws house after he bought a new television – – score!

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