Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

Hanging Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder | Homemade Bird Seed Cakes

My little and guy and I have been busy making some treats for our feathered friends. We have a variety of regular vistors and really enjoy doing what we can to keep them around. We have made a number of different bird feeders in the past and they all have a common theme to them - simple and easy. These two words are key for getting CJ involved and really gets a kick out of actually seeing the birdies eat the creations he hangs outside. Materials Needed Large Cookie Cutter A Stick from the Yard Super Glue Twine and/or Wire Bird Seed Continue reading

40 Ideas to Dress Up Terra Cotta Flower Pots – DIY Planter Crafts {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

40 Ideas to Dress Up Terra Cotta Flower Pots – DIY Planter Crafts {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

I get so excited this time of year as I begin to see the garden sections and nurseries starting to fill with new merchandise for the spring. Even though it's still a bit early, some refreshing diy projects this time of year never hurt the anticipation of sunshine and warmer weather. I can never have enough flowers once the spring weather allows - and as I like to have them scattered around everywhere, I can never have enough pots to go along with them. Terra Cotta flower pots are fairly inexpensive, compared to the faux plastic look-a-likes, Continue reading

Make Treats for Santa’s Reindeer – Birdseed Cakes {Reindeer Food Christmas Tradition}

Growing up my parents kept the wonder, imagination, and magic of Christmas alive through many family traditions - I fondly remember, still to this day. Like many we always left fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk on the table for Santa and we also placed carrots on the porch for all the reindeer. Even though my little guy still doesn't talk, this year is the first year I can actually see the excitement and magic of Christmas in his eyes {and as a parent I am beyond thrilled}. In an effort to keep him engaged, I put a little twist on Continue reading

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

This time of year I can't help but think about our feathered and furry friends outdoors. I have previously made a few treats, like the bird seed wreath, however I always seem to have fruit on hand that for some reason or another that ends up starting to go bad before we get around to eating it. Instead of tossing it in the compost, I put together a quick rustic handmade bird feeder to give it one last opportunity to be consumed. Materials Needed: Scrap Wood or 1 X 1 Square Garden Stakes Metal Kitchen Skewer Wood Glue Metal Continue reading

Distressed White Washed TerraCotta Pots

While the white mineral deposits that form on the outside of terracotta may not be the best thing for your plants - I happen to love the worn aged look it adds to the pots. Terracotta pots are rather inexpensive, especially compared to some of the other flower pots out there, however I am not really fond of the brand spanking new look that comes with them. I have played around in the past looking for different ways to roughen them up and wanted to share the latest one - which is super easy and quick. This is the perfect time of year to Continue reading

Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

Make a Toad House from a Recycled Container – Fun Garden Project for the Kids

My little guy is pretty fascinated with all the creatures that pop out in the summer, especially the toads; so with a few supplies we had on hand, we put together a cozy home for our little friends. I love crafting projects that I can get my little guy involved in. Even though I did most of the work on our toad house {because my guy is younger}, he still had fun helping along and being involved - which is what it is all about. Materials Needed: Recycled Plastic Container - preferably a tall one {we used an old bulk Twizzlers Continue reading

My Tuesday {Ten} – Building a Succulent Dish Garden

My Tuesday {Ten} – Building a Succulent Dish Garden

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! My Tuesday {Ten} You have lifted me up with your thoughts and prayers and I can not say thank you enough. I have read over the comments from last week numerous times {and will continue Continue reading

Use Cheerios to Make a Cool Hanging Bird Feeder

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Cheerios to throw a breakfast bash for our family and friends, celebrating America’s Favorite Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios. There was fun to be had by all during our celebration, which I'll be sharing shortly. Our bash took place outdoors and of course by the time the party ended there were enough cheerios to feed an army scattered just about everywhere. {you'll see exactly what I'm talking about from the party photos - things got a little crazy at the end} After the party, we took full Continue reading

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

How to Make a Homemade Birdseed Wreath {for the birds}

This is a wonderful craft to get the little ones involved with to treat our special feathered friends as the weather gets colder. They are made simply by combining gelatin and pre-mixed birdseed and are completely safe for the birds to snack on as food become scarce this time of year. We have a lot of fun creating new shapes for each holiday simply by picking up plastic or tin molds from our local thrift store. {you can usually find them anywhere from 50 cents up to a dollar} A couple weeks ago I found this cute round cake pan and thought it Continue reading

Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

I wanted to share this quick directional sign tutorial because I think it would be a cute addition to just about any outdoor party! The one above was made for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party so it was kept a little rustic and simple.Costing under $2.50 in supplies makes this a fun inexpensive party decoration that your able to customize to fit just about any theme! For the individual directional signs a 1x3x8 furring strip was cut into five 14 inch pieces. {one 8 ft. furring strip runs about $1.15 at your local hardware Continue reading