Apr
   20

 

At this point in my life, I need easy projects that I can crank out — nothing fussy! Growing up, my mom always had handmade dishrags, crocheted by one of my great aunts. At the time, I thought they were quaint, but it wasn’t until I had my own home and learned to knit that I truly appreciated the time, effort, and craftsmanship that went into these little towels. I recently decided these would make great Mother’s Day and housewarming gifts. Below, you’ll find photos and instructions for creating your own dishrags and 3 other easy to knit projects that you can give to mom on her special day.

Knitted Dishrags

Bright, colorful, and highly-absorbent- the perfect handmade gift for your mom! Photo by:  Jennifer Lutz
Bright, colorful, and highly-absorbent- the perfect handmade gift for your mom! Photo by: Jennifer Lutz

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  Apr
   13

 

Thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops: the possibilities of finding priceless antiques and one-of- a-kind secondhand goods are endless. But, if you’re like me, thrifting can be a bit overwhelming! It seems so effortless when you’re scouring Pinterest and filing away beautiful photos of newly chalk painted thrift store finds, but a whole different story when you’re standing in a sea of used goods, trying to figure out where to begin! In this post, I’ve included my tips for a weekend of successful thrifting and antiquing.

I knew I wanted a candelabra for the Valentine’s post and had my eyes open for one. Found this at my local Salvation Army — a $2-$3 find! Cleaned it up a bit and it was good to go! Photo by: Jen Lutz

I knew I wanted a candelabra for the Valentine’s post and had my eyes open for one. Found this at my local Salvation Army — a $2-$3 find! Cleaned it up a bit and it was good to go! Photo by: Jen Lutz


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  Apr
   06

 

Doing your own sewing projects gives you full freedom to choose your own pattern or design you want for your home. It also makes changing out accessories easier, especially when you want something that complements your décor.
 
Now that spring is here, put your sewing talents to good use and switch out winter items with accessories that create a bright and airy space. The best part is that you don’t have to have amazing sewing skills to do these projects. I’m a beginner sewer, and honestly don’t have time for long complicated projects. These ideas are things you can accomplish quickly, in an afternoon! From embroidered table napkins to easy-to-do spring drapes, here are some quick sewing ideas that will get your home ready for the new season.

 

Turn Shower Curtains into Window Drapes
 

Quick Sewing Projects - Turning Shower Curtains into Window Drapes
A shower curtain turned window drapes for our kitchen

 

You can convert affordable shower curtains into window drapes just by adding curtain clips, or if you choose, grommets. For floor-length drapes, simply add a few inches of plain cotton at the bottom of the shower curtains. The great thing about fabric shower curtains is that they are often made with heavier fabric. With a few simple additions, you can use your shower curtains as window drapes, all without the cost of home décor fabric, just like this curtain I made for our kitchen two years ago.
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  Apr
   02

 

If you’re still struggling with Easter egg decorating ideas, here are some unique and simple designs anyone can do. With a variety of common household items, you can easily create anything from a Captain America face to an Easter Bunny. Read on for more details.

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  Apr
   01

 

Putting a welcoming Easter table together is easier than you think, especially when most of the items you need are already in your home and garden. Faux Easter grass from baskets, decorated Easter eggs, and even fresh flowers can be used to decorate the table so there’s no excuse for you not to. Here are 5 easy yet beautiful ideas to create a festive Easter tablescape.

Fresh and Clean

Blues and Branches Tablescape. Photo from Centsational Girl.
Blues and Branches Tablescape. Photo from Centsational Girl.

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