Melissa Smith

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Buh-Bye, Febreze: 12 All-Natural Home Scents You Can DIY

If the term “air freshener” makes you think of those little cardboard pine trees you hang in your car, grandma’s scented-candle collection or your middle-school Bath + Body Works addiction (Juniper Breeze FTW), think again. Thanks to ingredients like essential oils, baking soda, herbs, spices and …

DIY | Clay Circle Garland

Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<br>Air dry clay is one of my favorite materials to use while crafting. It's so simple and the options for …

Crafting

Typography Baby Quilt

This modern typography baby quilt is just too cute for words. What a wonderful project to make for someone who is expecting, or if you yourself have a bundle of joy on the way.<p>Use an iron on adhesive like, Heat n Bond, to get those letter cut outs to stick to your fabric exactly where you want …

Repeating Pattern tutorial | Jungalow

If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been pattern crazy lately. Since I started to post the patterns, a lot of folks have asked about my …

Hey Wanderer | Nashville Travel, Lifestyle and DIY Blogger: diy: bleach stamp pad

I had a moment of genius-ness yesterday morning. We had wanted to use bleach to make flowers on an article of clothing, but it sort of seemed like a …

DIY Clay Wind Charm

When I was younger I collected wind chimes. We would keep them in the garden hanging from trees and in the summer I was never happier than when I sat …

A New Twist on the Old Necktie!

Introduction: A New Twist on the Old Necktie!<p>I love pinterest!!! But then again who doesn't? About a year and a half ago, pinterest served as my …

Sewing

Play Food Fun: Felt Bowtie Pasta with Printable Box

Pretend cooking is a favorite pastime of every kitchen-curious kid I know. And, of course, those mini chefs love play food—the more realistic the better. So, if you’ve got tiny foodies in your life, this DIY felt bowtie pasta with printable box is sure to be a huge hit!<p>When it comes to felt food, I …

DIY Succulent Wreath Tutorial

Are you as smitten with succulents as we are? If you’re looking for a creative way to display these trendy plants, try making a DIY succulent wreath. …

Wreaths

DIY Tea Infused Scented Candles

There are three things I can guarantee to calm me down after a stressful day. Tea. Book. Scented candle. This is the precious little time I take to …

Play Kitchen: Felt Tea Bags

There are some things in this world that are just better together: peanut butter and jelly, french fries and ketchup, and of course tea and craft time!<p>I am talking about tea you can actually drink, but this adorable felt play tea also hits the spot! What a clever and simple little project to whip …

Cute

Sequin Skull T-Shirt

I found this Sequin skull T-Shirt at Victoria's Secret about a year ago.<p>A couple of people have asked me to re-create this into a DIY.<p>Here is my …

Faux Subway Tile Tutorial

Shares 7K<p>I’ve been drooling over a couple laundry rooms I’ve pinned on Pinterest lately. Basically because ours looks like a set from Dirty Jobs. …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

DIY Paver Planter

Here's What You Need:<p>Here's What You Do:<p>1. Put pavers together without adhesive to make sure the size and shape are what you want.<p>2. Use landscape …

DIY

How to Build a Tree Bench

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Tree Bench<p>This charming and …

Woodworking

Good Scents

Featured Article, How-To, Relish Style<p>http://relish.com/articles/making-reed-scent-diffusers/<p>By …

Essential Oils

25 Cool Firewood Storage Designs For Modern Homes

While in most cases the fireplace itself is the main attraction, the focal point of the room it’s in, sometimes the accessories and the décor around …

DIY “Hip Hip Hooray” Party Sign

Written by Melanie Blodgett<p><i>By Melanie of You Are My Fave</i> <br>How do you let your guests know they’re in for a good time? Spell it out for them with this …

PRETTY PINEAPPLE PRINTABLES

For those of you who liked last week's pretty pineapple computer desktops, I have a few coordinating 8x10 printables for you today! :)<p><b>Saving and</b> …

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DIY No-Sew Polka Dot Infinity Scarf | Sugar & Cloth DIY Style

It’s officially scarf weather. Even by Texas standards they’re welcomed with open arms instead of the judgmental stares from people that don’t share …

The Fit Five

Having a six-pack is the ultimate way to show that you’re committed to your fitness: You work out hard, eat clean, and do the cardio necessary to be …

Workouts

The Clean, Lean Muscle Meal Plan

Bulking up and cutting down sucks. It's time-consuming, difficult, and altogether unnecessary. This lean-gain diet will get you bigger and have you …

DIY Sketched Patched Shirt

Let’s face it, patches are hot for fall. There are so many different ways to interpret this trend and make it your own, one of my favorites is with a …