10 DIY Projects for Your Home

These DIY projects for your home are not overly complicated and many of them will help you to re-purpose things you already have on hand like old t-shirts and Mason jars.

These DIY projects for your home are not overly complicated and many of them will help you to re-purpose things you already have on hand like old t-shirts and Mason jars.

Spring Wreath
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - How to Make a Spring Wreath

T-Shirt Rug
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Upcycled T-Shirt Rug

T-Shirt Produce Bag
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - T-shirt Produce Bag

Mason Jar Lanterns
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason Jar Tissue Holder
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Patriotic Photo Collage Frame
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Flag Photo Collage Frame

Citronella Oil Candles
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Citronella Oil Candles

Clothes Pin Chore Chart
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Easy Clothes Pin Chore Chart

Growth Chart Ruler
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - How to Make a Growth Chart Ruler

Salt Dough Easter Ornaments
10 DIY Projects for Your Home - Salt Dough Easter Ornaments

  

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9 Organizing Ideas for a Happy Home

These organizing ideas from a mom of 7 will help you bring order to various areas of your home as well as keep your sanity and have a happy home.

With seven kids, my home has had its share of stuff that needs to be organized. The well known organization motto is, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” But sometimes we need ideas to help us figure out what or where that place should be or how things should go in their place.

These organizing ideas will help you bring order to various areas of your home as well as keep your sanity and have a happy home.

9 Organizing Ideas - Kitchen Towels

1. Organizing Kitchen Towels – Sometimes it is simple tips like this one that make a big difference in keeping  a drawer neat and orderly.

2. Refrigerator Organization – Everyone’s fridge gets cluttered and messy at times. Here are tips to help you get that fridge organized.

9 Organizing Ideas - Using Binders

3. Organizing with Binders – Many things are digital these days, but there are still paper records that need to be organized. Try this idea for using binders to keep financial, health, insurance, and other records in order.

4. Garage Organization – See how we took our garage from a complete wreck to being organized.

9 Organizing Ideas - Toy Storage

5. Toy Organization – This tip is especially good for your young kids.

6. Game Organization – If you are a family who enjoys playing games together, here are some tips for organizing those games.

9 Organizing Ideas - Kids Clothes

7. Organizing Kids Clothes – Children go through clothing sizes quickly sometimes and then there are the different seasons. Here are my tips for organizing kids clothes.

8. Simple Winter Gear Organization – Hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter accessories can quickly get scattered all over the house. This simple idea corrals that winter gear so it’s easy to find when needed.

9 Organizing Ideas - Kids Bedrooms

9. Helping Kids Keep Their Rooms Clean – Set your children up for success by putting systems in place that help them keep their domains under control.

  

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DIY Party Decor Ribbon Arrangement

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

By contributing writer Beth

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor. I recently used it for a baby shower that I was privileged to throw for a friend. What a joy it is to celebrate new life!

When planning, I scoured Pinterest for cute baby shower themes, and I knew I had to make some DIY arrangements to accent the shower decorations. I thought of making a tulle topiary, but then I kind of panicked over how much work it would be to keep those from falling over. That’s how I came up with this DIY Ribbon Arrangement.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Supplies Needed

  • 6-inch foam ball
  • wired ribbon (I used 5 – 6 complementary colors of different textures and widths. Even 2 – 3 different ribbons will work.)
  • scissors
  • pins (I probably used about 100 pins in each arrangement)
  • pail, bucket, or vase to rest the arrangement on (I picked up these pails at Target in their One Spot area).

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Directions

1. Cut the ribbon into 6-inch strips. I like to cut all the ribbon first so I don’t have to keep picking up and putting down the scissors. I also like to keep each type of ribbon in separate piles so that I can make sure to spread them out on the arrangement so the colors don’t clump together.

2. Take the ribbon and fold it in half so that the right side of the ribbon is facing out. (The right side is the nice/fancy side.) Fold the cut ends into a point so that they are almost like a paper airplane tip where the ends are slightly overlapping. You need these folded flaps to overlap so that you can secure the ribbon with one straight pin.

3. Push a straight pin through each ribbon loop making sure to go through all the layers of ribbon. Then use your fingers to fluff out the ribbon. I hold the pinned end with my right hand and use my left hand to spread the ribbon into a loop. It won’t stay perfectly round and loopy, but it is a good start to making the arrangement fluffy instead of flat and squished.

This is the reason you need wired or stiff ribbon. If you use regular ribbon it will be too limp and won’t keep its shape. Again, keep the ribbons separated for the same reason mentioned above.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

4. Carefully grab a pinned ribbon and place the pin in the top of a Styrofoam ball. This will secure the ribbon to the ball. Then pick a different color of ribbon and attach it beside the first ribbon. I end up going in a spiral pattern as I work around and down the ball.

Continue pinning alternate ribbons until you get toward the bottom quarter of the ball. This is when you can place the ball onto the pail or bucket you are using as a base. Now continue adding ribbon until it looks full to your liking and covers all the visible Styrofoam around the whole ball. Pay special attention to the bottom and make sure that the ball can’t shift to one direction exposing any of the bottom of the ball.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Tip: Wider ribbons make a larger impact. You’ll want to use less of those and make sure to balance them out with lots more of the skinnier ribbon.

This project is a little bit time consuming, but the results are exactly what I was looking for.

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DIY Party Decor Ribbon Arrangement

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

By contributing writer Beth

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor. I recently used it for a baby shower that I was privileged to throw for a friend. What a joy it is to celebrate new life!

When planning, I scoured Pinterest for cute baby shower themes, and I knew I had to make some DIY arrangements to accent the shower decorations. I thought of making a tulle topiary, but then I kind of panicked over how much work it would be to keep those from falling over. That’s how I came up with this DIY Ribbon Arrangement.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Supplies Needed

  • 6-inch foam ball
  • wired ribbon (I used 5 – 6 complementary colors of different textures and widths. Even 2 – 3 different ribbons will work.)
  • scissors
  • pins (I probably used about 100 pins in each arrangement)
  • pail, bucket, or vase to rest the arrangement on (I picked up these pails at Target in their One Spot area).

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Directions

1. Cut the ribbon into 6-inch strips. I like to cut all the ribbon first so I don’t have to keep picking up and putting down the scissors. I also like to keep each type of ribbon in separate piles so that I can make sure to spread them out on the arrangement so the colors don’t clump together.

2. Take the ribbon and fold it in half so that the right side of the ribbon is facing out. (The right side is the nice/fancy side.) Fold the cut ends into a point so that they are almost like a paper airplane tip where the ends are slightly overlapping. You need these folded flaps to overlap so that you can secure the ribbon with one straight pin.

3. Push a straight pin through each ribbon loop making sure to go through all the layers of ribbon. Then use your fingers to fluff out the ribbon. I hold the pinned end with my right hand and use my left hand to spread the ribbon into a loop. It won’t stay perfectly round and loopy, but it is a good start to making the arrangement fluffy instead of flat and squished.

This is the reason you need wired or stiff ribbon. If you use regular ribbon it will be too limp and won’t keep its shape. Again, keep the ribbons separated for the same reason mentioned above.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

4. Carefully grab a pinned ribbon and place the pin in the top of a Styrofoam ball. This will secure the ribbon to the ball. Then pick a different color of ribbon and attach it beside the first ribbon. I end up going in a spiral pattern as I work around and down the ball.

Continue pinning alternate ribbons until you get toward the bottom quarter of the ball. This is when you can place the ball onto the pail or bucket you are using as a base. Now continue adding ribbon until it looks full to your liking and covers all the visible Styrofoam around the whole ball. Pay special attention to the bottom and make sure that the ball can’t shift to one direction exposing any of the bottom of the ball.

This DIY Ribbon Arrangement makes great party decor.

Tip: Wider ribbons make a larger impact. You’ll want to use less of those and make sure to balance them out with lots more of the skinnier ribbon.

This project is a little bit time consuming, but the results are exactly what I was looking for.

You might also like…

  

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