Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland

Hello, Gators! It’s no secret, I love an easy and affordable DIY project. This delicious Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland is just that. I’ve seen this project a few places and wanted to give it a go myself. Follow the simple steps below to create your own.  Supplies: Dollar Store Pool Noodle  Jumbo Craft Sticks Aleene’s Tacky Glue Duck Tape String Serrated Knife  Cutting Board  Scissors 

Rock Painting

I can’t believe it’s June already. The calendar may say June, but the weather here in Chicago hasn’t felt much like it. On a gloomy and unseasonably cold day last week, my friend and I seized the day with some rock painting. It was the perfect project for the day and now (on a much warmer day) I’m enjoying our newly painted rocks out in the garden. Thankfully, I didn’t have to travel far for my rock…Continue reading Rock Painting

Fourth of July Food Labels

The Fourth of July will be here soon! Instead of standing over the buffet wondering what it is Aunt Lidia brought this year, whip up a few of these festive Fourth of July Food Labels to cut down on the confusion. Not only are they adorable, they are also affordable! All of the supplies came from one of my favorite stores, Dollar Tree. This project is so simply to put together and will make a…Continue reading Fourth of July Food Labels

Concrete Castles

I love filling random molds with concrete. My Concrete Garden Orb and Flower Stepping Stones solidify that. I have been wanting to fill sand castle molds with concrete for awhile now. When I saw a beach set combo package with these smaller versions in it at my local convenience store, I knew it was time. I love how the concrete castles look displayed in this oversized platter. I added colored sand, tea light candles and shells I picked up…Continue reading Concrete Castles

American Flag Pick Wreath

I just had to cram in one more patriotic project before the Fourth. This American Flag Pick Wreath is super easy to make and comes together in under an hour. I love how full and festive it is! Let’s hear it for the Red, White and Blue. Supplies: 10 inch Foam Wreath (Dollar Tree) 6 packages of 120 count American Flag Picks (Available at Party City) Aleene’s Tacky Glue Dark Blue Crepe Paper Wrap the…Continue reading American Flag Pick Wreath

Firework Wall Hanger

The Fourth of July is fast approaching. I wanted to give my mantel a quick update for the holiday and create a new craft for the occasion. I decided upon making this adorable firework wall hanging. It came together so easily and is the perfect focal point of my display. It’s really too cute next to my Patriotic Candle Holders. Supplies: Duck Tape Prism- Stars Red, White and Blue Yarn Yellow Craft Foam Sheet Paper Towel…Continue reading Firework Wall Hanger

GROW Garden Sign

Sometimes we all need a little encouragement. I’m definitley encouraging my garden to GROW with this DIY wooden letter sign. It’s large and in charge and makes a bold statement in the yard. My friends over at Plaid sent me these 18in wooden letters along with some wonderful multi-surface acrylic paints to use on this project. These letters exceeded my expectations upon arrival. They come in four different styles and are/will be available for purchase at Walmart…Continue reading GROW Garden Sign

Popsicle Stick Fairy Door

Knock! Knock! I wanted to make a simple project that would add a touch of whimsy to the garden. This fairy door did exactly that! I’ve seen these on Pinterest, in stores and in my neighboorhood. I love the underlying magic that comes along with these little doors. I decided to build my door out of popsicle sticks, since I had a billion of them in my craft closet. First, I staggered six jumbo popsicle…Continue reading Popsicle Stick Fairy Door

Watermelon Pot

There are certain foods that just scream summer to me- BBQ, corn on the cob, pasta salads to name a few and WATERMELON! That’s why this watermelon inspired pot is the perfect craft for summer. This project takes these boring terra cotta pots from drab to fab for very little expense. Ok, it’s time to get started on creating your own! Here’s what you’ll need- Terra Cotta Pot Terra Cotta Pot Base (optional if placing…Continue reading Watermelon Pot