Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Once the weather breaks I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. While I'm inspired and intrigued by any living plant I can tuck in and around our garden - I am always looking for simple ways to incorporate them elsewhere outdoors. Today I'm working on our deck and put together this succulent wall planter to bring some green life to the space. Garden succulents are one of my favorite perennials and while there are a few that are finicky - there are many that are Continue reading

DIY Indoor Playroom Climbing Ladder

DIY Indoor Playroom Climbing Ladder

Yesterday I shared the indoor rock climbing wall we put together for CJ's sensory playroom. While the wall has been used tremendously since it was originally installed, it wasn't until a couple weeks ago that we had the idea to add-on an access ladder. We decided on a partial climbing wall mainly to address CJ's therapy needs.  As our little guy has become stronger and a bit more confident, random objects have suddenly started to appear in front of the wall  - used as stepping stools to get to the holds when we are not directly working on Continue reading

Make Your Own Wood Block Photo Frames / Note Holders {Simple Picture Displays}

Make Your Own Wood Block Photo Frames / Note Holders {Simple Picture Displays}

I have an incredibly simple {and inexpensive} project to share with you today. It doesn't get much easier than a cut piece of wood, dowel and twine to create a perfect photo frame / note holder. Just tuck in a wallet size photo and/or love note and you have a quick personalized gift for Father's Day or that special teacher at the end of the year. Materials Needed: 1 X 4 Piece of Lumber {or larger width depending upon size of holder you wish to create} Dowel Rod Gorilla Wood Glue DecoArt Americana Acrylics Begin by cutting the 1 X Continue reading

Make Your Own Kid Sized Play Pup Tent {Indoor / Outdoor for Less than $9}

Make Your Own Kid Sized Play Pup Tent {Indoor / Outdoor for Less than $9}

To set the stage for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party, a mini campsite complete with kid sized tents was simply a *must*. I have always been fond of the fabric teepee tents seen in catalogs but thought a 'pup' tent would be a little more fitting for our 'camping' theme. Coming in at just under $9 per tent, these little pretend play structures are sure to provide hours of make believe fun! Begin with five 1 X 2 X 8ft furring strips. These can be found in the lumber section of your local hardware store - they are really inexpensive and run 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

Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Candy Stand {plant holder}

Halloween Pumpkin Trick or Treat Candy Stand {plant holder}

When you have little ones and you’re out fulfilling your trick or treating duties, who is left home to hand out the candy? With some lumber, a metal tub and a few screws you can create this handy Candy Stand to adorn your doorstep to do the job! Begin with 5/4 x 6 inch boards measured and cut 22 inches long {you will need four}. I used left over pressure treated deck board scraps I already had, however if you will only be leaving your stand outdoors Halloween night regular lumber will do. The four boards fit together {as shown above} will Continue reading

Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Buoys

Pottery Barn Inspired Wooden Buoys

I just adore the nautical feel these wooden buoys add to your summertime decor - they're full of coastal charm. How cute would be adorning your deck for the next crab feast! You can find a set of three at Pottery Barn for $59 or using a few woods scraps you can create your own for next to nothing!I began with a few scraps of pressure treated posts. {we have been working on some deck furniture, I can't wait to share, and had several of these left over} You can make them any length you wish, staggering each one for a nice complete set. The two Continue reading

American Flag Spindle Post

American Flag Spindle Post

I have really wanted a flag spindle post for quite sometime and finally remembered to pick up the materials the other day during my trip to the hardware store. It screams 'All American' and I just completely adore that! You can put this together in under an hour from start to finish {simply using a hand drill & saw} and it costs just under $12 including the flags. Since I will be using my post outside I used pressure treated wood. The post is actually a deck post. They come in several different styles and can run anywhere from $6 to Continue reading

Oversized Wooden Abacus

Oversized Wooden Abacus

I have been browsing the catalogs again and dreaming up a list of 'wants'. As many of you know, I have a fond love for oversized unusual objects and when I saw the Oversized Wooden Abacus it definitely went on the must have list. The scale of the piece and vintage wooden feel caught my eye however the $249.00 price tag, not so much. I put my own little spin on things and came with a replica that I just adore {and a price tag just under $25.00 which I love even more!} Material List[2] 1x3x8ft Furring Strips {wood} [2] 2 in x 48 in Continue reading