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Wine Cork Ball

Wine Cork Ball

Use your old wine corks to make this wine cork ball as an ornament or a home decorating accent. This is a quick and easy project also make a great gift for a wine lover. On a recent visit to one of our favorite wine bars in town, Louie’s Wine Dive, I noticed they had some

Upcycled T-Shirt Scarf

Upcycled T-Shirt Scarf

Make an upcycled t-shirt scarf with your old college t-shirts, race t-shirts, concert t-shirts you no longer want to wear, but you don’t want to part with. I cleaned out my closet about a month ago and I found myself with some Iowa Hawkeyes t-shirts that no longer fit. I wasn’t going to wear them,

Felt Superhero Masks

Felt Superhero Masks

Felt superhero masks are sure to delight your little superhero! This step by step tutorial includes both sew and no-sew directions for Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Batman, Batgirl, and Spiderman masks.  As you know if you follow regularly, Carter just turned the big 5! We had his first friends birthday party this weekend

Superman Birthday Shirt – free printables!

Superman Birthday Shirt – free printables!

Make a Superman Birthday Shirt using my free printables that replace Superman’s “S” with your child’s age.  It was a big day in our house today, my son Carter turned 5! He’s a typical 5 year old boy who loves super heroes. We’re having a super hero themed birthday party with his friends next weekend,

Make Your Own Waterproof Sports Labels

Make Your Own Waterproof Sports Labels

This year has been the first year our son has participated in organized sports. The first season of soccer had some ups and downs, mostly downs with tears at some point during most of the games. Baseball went a lot better this summer and Carter said he wanted to try soccer again this fall. After

Nail String Art – Initial and Chevron

Nail String Art – Initial and Chevron

You’ve probably seen nail string art projects on many diy sites or Pinterest. I’ve been working on a project for a friend and decided to give it a try. I love it when a project really turns out to be as easy as this one was! I decided to do an initial version and one

Chain and Suede Laced Bracelet

Chain and Suede Laced Bracelet

Make your own stylish chain and suede laced bracelet – looks great on its own or stacked with other bracelets. The color combinations are endless! It’s been a while since I’ve made any new bracelets. I realized recently that I didn’t have many gold bracelets, especially that I could use for layering. I had pinned

DIY Subway Art – Des Moines

DIY Subway Art – Des Moines

This DIY subway art project featuring our home city – Des Moines – is one I’ve been pondering for several months. It’s easy to find ready made subway art for major cities, but for a smaller city, you’re pretty much on your own or ordering from Etsy. I was pretty close to ordering one, but

How to Remove Water Stains from Wood

How to Remove Water Stains from Wood

See how to remove water stains from wood using common household products. A few weeks ago, right before I restained our honey oak mantel a darker color, I decided to try to remove the water stains from the top of the mantel. A quick search of how to remove water stains from wood led me