DIY Gifts

  • DIY No-Sew Rag Garland

    November 24, 2014

    Out of all the garlands I’ve made over the years, the RAG GARLAND has always been my favorite! It’s bright, colorful, super-easy to make and it looks fantastic inside or outside, day and night!   The RAG GARLAND is fun for the holidays, but can be made and used for any time of the year. I put ...

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  • Low Fat Nutella-Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

    November 18, 2014

    Today I decided to incorporate Nutella into my favorite low fat banana bread recipe that I came up with years ago…and the results were amazing! Chocolatey, gooey Nutella mixed with sweet banana bread and the fat content works out to be only 2.5-3 grams per serving! This recipe made 12 muffins and one large loaf ...

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  • Homemade Granola (Gluten Free)

    November 9, 2014

    Is there anything better this time of year than HOMEMADE GRANOLA, fresh out of the oven? It’s warm, a little chewy, and crunchy too. This granola is sweet and a bit salty, with a just a hint of cinnamon. Oh, how I love homemade granola! I came up with this granola recipe years ago (a combination of ...

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  • Pine Cone Flowers

    October 23, 2014

    Have I mentioned before how much I love Fall?! So many things to find and create with…like these mini-pine cones! I’ve been thinking of making “pine cone flowers” for months now, and when L and I found these miniature ones it was a done deal. Materials needed: miniature pine cones twigs (the more lil knobs and branches the ...

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  • Leaf Prints…Pillowcases and T-Shirts

    October 19, 2014

    Ever since we put up L’s “big girl bed” a couple months ago I’ve been looking for the perfect pillow sham. I finally decided, “Why not just make one!?” And that’s exactly what we did today! I love the outcome…it turned out even better than I imagined it would! The pillow cover will last for ...

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  • DIY Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

    October 14, 2014

    This pumpkin craft is one of the simplest and sweetest of the season.  It’s not only cute for Halloween, but you can keep it up all the way through to Thanksgiving. The “mason-jar-lid pumpkin” could even be used to brighten up your Thanksgiving table centerpiece…your guests will adore it!   Materials needed: about 20 mason jar lids (found in ...

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  • DIY Witch Legs

    September 28, 2014

    So I looked around for a tutorial online for how to make “Witch Legs” and they were all much more complicated than they needed to be! People using irrigation tubing, tube socks with sand and tape, mannequin legs, etc… I don’t know about you, but I’m all for cheap and easy! So I tried it ...

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  • DIY Autumn Leaf Bookmarks

    September 25, 2014

    We are so, so excited in Our Beautifully Messy House that Fall has finally arrived and with it new projects and crafts to do! Nature offers so many free materials this time of year…from brightly colored leaves to acorns and buckeyes of all different sizes, not to mention weird and crazy seed pods. These Autumn ...

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  • DIY Wind Chimes

    September 18, 2014

    I love finding new uses for old things and I’ll take any excuse to peruse an antique store, so making these wind chimes was the perfect project for L and me! Like most of our home decor projects, L couldn’t help with everything, but I let her help where she could…she painted all the keys ...

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  • DIY Melted Crayon Art with Variations

    September 10, 2014

    This was the perfect “rainy day craft” for today…fun for me and for L! I’m so excited about these melted crayon creations, I can’t wait to make more! Let’s jump right in…   Materials needed: white canvas crayons hot glue gun and glue cardboard box hair blowdryer Although there’s definitely some unpredictability in this project, you first need to plan it out a ...

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