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DIY Self-Watering Garden Planters

I recently recreated my first blog post ever for Momtastic.com. This was the beginning…it felt so long ago. I remember making this on the porch in the summer, sweating. I still shoot everything on my porch. Love the natural light. It’s just so dang hot out there. Ahhh….don’t you love summer in Florida? I’m in love

Mother’s Day DIY Tea Bags + Free Printable

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! What are you giving your mom? I gave my mom a bag of treats and some DIY tea bags that I designed for onlinelabels.com. Check out the full tutorial here. This special gift will only take, honestly, about 15 minutes to make start to finish (plus clean up). Here is

Make Your Own Leaf-Pressed Clay Gift Tags

Here’s a easy gift to give as hostess gifts. Just make a batch and keep them in a drawer for when the time is needed. Then when you’re going over to a friend’s house for dinner or a friend moves into a new space, simply wrap one of these gift tags around a Mason jar,

Funky DIY Stamped Pillows with Handmade Tassels

I love adding some funky elements to my living room. I felt like I needed a little more graphic touches. So, I decided to make these hand stamped pillows. I like how they aren’t perfect. I think it adds a bit more funk to them. For the complete how-to, check out forrent.com.  First you make

Make this Earth Day Craft – Seed Mason Jars!

What are you doing for Earth Day this year? Kai and I going to take a gardening class at our local botanical garden! It’s a class about taking care of your summer garden – and in Florida, because it’s so hot, you have to know what you’re doing. In all reality, I don’t know what I’m

How to Transform a Disco Ball into a Groovy Planter

I’m so in love with this planter that I made for Momtastic.com. (Click here for the complete tutorial.) It’s so simple. Did you know that most disco balls are made from hollowed out styrofoam? I didn’t until I accidentally broke one a few years ago. Then I started brainstorming options for cool spring planters. I

This DIY Sharpie Harry Potter Mug is Magic

I don’t know about you, but I love Harry Potter. There is something about that magical world that pulls on my heart stings. I geek out for everything Harry. That’s why I just had to have one of these DIY Harry Potter mugs for myself. I mean, how cute is this. I designed this for

How to Make Mini Succulent Cork Magnets

Here’s a little secret, I don’t really drink wine very often. My parents and aunt and uncle, however do! They drink the fancy stuff. I prefer fruity drinks. But there is one thing about wine that fascinates me – why do people always save the cork? My mom has bags of them. So does my

Make Your Own DIY Seed Bombs

Have you ever heard of seed bombs? I’m so obsessed with the idea! In fact, I just made some for Mother Nature Network. Click here for the complete tutorial!  Anyways, seed bombs are little balls of dirt and clay filled with seeds. What you do is throw them into empty lots or places that you’d

Make Your Own Kokedama (Hanging Moss Ball)

Looking for a cool, modern way to display your plants? Check out these kokedamas!! It’s a derivative of the bonsai. History dates this form back to 1063 A.D. in ancient Japan. The idea is that you constrict the roots like a bonsai, but instead of a pot in a ball of moss. They are really easy