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Wooden Front Door Organizer

If I don't have some place to put something the very moment I walk in the front door, I'm going to lose it. The number of hours I've spent searching for my purse, or keys, or sunglasses might very well astound you. It didn't take long for me to figure out I needed an organizer of sorts and I purchased a set of drawers and a coat rack that have served me well through the years. 

But now that Rob and I are sharing a home it isn't working out quite as well and since our new space can be a bit awkward we're rocking the drawers and coat rack on different walls so things are spread out. I decided to take ready cut boards from the hardware store to make a new wall organizer that would meet our specific needs. We now have an area just for our mail (which seems to get lost constantly), two sets of keys, a little shelf for our sunglasses and hooks for our jackets, my purse and our dog leashes. In the end, I'm happier with this decorative yet functional bit of wall decor than I ever would have imagined!

The Ultimate Glow-in-the-Dark DIY Roundup: 20+ DIY Project Ideas

Happy Fall Y'all! I am so excited to put together this Glow in the Dark roundup for you using Tulip Dimensional Glow Paint! I am in love with all of these projects and I know you will love them too! This paint is really unlike any paint out there in that it glows in a cool stream of intense glow that you can put on t-shirts, totes, jars, pumpkins and more.  You can totally order this paint online and get it shipped fast via Amazon here or visit your local craft or department store and see the assortment of fab glowing colors.  They look amazing under blacklight too!


Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

It's almost Halloween and you know what that means!!! TIME FOR PUMPKINS! Not just regular pumpkins, GLOW IN THE DARK PUMPKINS!

Every year I look forward to buying tons of plastic pumpkins and creating new designs. I like the artificial pumpkins for the simple fact that they will last forever. You can store them in nice containers and re-use them year after year. How great is that!

Tulip has an amazing glow in the dark paint that is the great. This craft is great for kids to do and you will watch the amazement on their face when you put them under or near a black light! Let's get started!

Update: Since this glow pumpkin was posted, it's become the most popular post on our blog! YAY! You can also check out some more pumpkins I did HERE!

DIY Glow in the Dark Spiderweb Necklace

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means! Time to turn all things ordinary a little spooky, adorn your house with spiders, and of course create fabulous costumes! This DIY Glow in the Dark Spiderweb Necklace is easy to make and super fun to wear. Using Tulip's Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint, it's so fun and easy, so get ready to make creepy creatures and costumes to add a little macabre to this holiday season! Let's get started!

Reclaimed Wood Hexagon Pumpkins

As a shape, hexagons are one of the best, in my humble opinion. With six spectacular little sides I'll always love stars but hexies can translate into anything including pumpkins!  And since fall is right around the corner it's time to start thinking all things Autumnal and pumpkin spice. As such I added a little pumpkin spice decor to my living room and I'm really happy with the big, bold look!

Now the initial goal was to use reclaimed wood but I couldn't find any in my area because I couldn't find anyone to purchase pallet wood from and there was certainly nobody willing to give it to me like back in Oklahoma. I decided to make my own rustic looking wood using inexpensive cedar dog eared pickets I spied at the front door of the lumber store. In the end I was able to make 4 really pretty dang big, "pallet" pumpkins out of 4 pickets that ran me $2.15 apiece plus one piece of 1"x2"x8" of cedar lumber that was $3.12. That's less than $12 for some pretty large fall decor, which I'm happy with, but that can be even cheaper if you can actually find inexpensive pallet wood to DIY with.

Wooden Yardstick Christmas Trees

I've always loved rulers and yardsticks, though I'm not quite sure why. Back in the day, my dad and I even made a vintage yardstick covered table desk that is still in use in their house to this day.

These days I've got a lot more tool experience under my belt and now I'm making wood things all on my own. And with the holidays quickly approaching and a house full of Christmas-less decor walls and tabletops I'm setting out to DIY as much holiday cheer as I can! Why not toss my love for all wood things that can measure, too?

Day of the Dead Pumpkins Tutorial

Happy Fall Y'all! I can't believe it's already time to start putting out pumpkins and Fall decor! The good news is I have a super fun project for adults and kids today! I will be showing you how to create one of a kind Day of the Dead pumpkins to make any space happy! This is a great family project as well so make sure get a lot of pumpkins! Let's get started.