Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY Tabletop Herb Garden & DecoArt Giveaway

diy tabletop herb garden

All the fairies are welcome in my tabletop herb garden fairy house.  I partnered with DecoArt using their Patio Paint line of weather resistant acrylic paints to create this bright and cheery tabletop herb garden.  I made this tabletop garden by modifying an unfinished wood birdhouse then painted it using fun DecoArt Patio Paint colors.

tabletop garden using patio paint

For the complete step by step tutorial go to DecoArt's blog here and you will find all the instructions on how to create this tabletop herb garden from a birdhouse.

DecoArt Patio Paint is available in 50 beautiful colors made for use on wood, terra cotta, concrete and more.  They are formulated for water resistance and excellent adhesion in changing temperatures so you can make projects for your patio that will last.

As a bonus the nice folks at DecoArt are giving away one set of 18 Patio Paint Fan Favorites!

DecoArt Patio Paint giveaway

The DecoArt Patio Paint 18 color set includes one 2 oz. bottle of each of the following colors:
  • Cloud White
  • Wrought Iron Black
  • Geranium Red
  • Blue Bahama
  • Sunshine Yellow
  • Woodland Brown
  • Sprout Green
  • Petunia Purple
  • Azalea
  • Summer Sky Blue
  • Vintage Rose
  • Pumpkin
  • Robin's Egg Blue
  • Marigold
  • Sweet Pea
  • Grey Skies
  • Pansy Purple
  • Mistletoe Green
Scroll down below to enter the giveaway.

tabletop herb garden details

I used all the bright punchy color Patio Paints on my tabletop garden to keep it fresh and cheery.

diy tabletop herb garden from wood birdhouse

For all the details on how to make this project click here.  And be sure to enter the giveaway below!


Disclaimer:  I have partnered with DecoArt to bring you this project post.  I have been provided compensation and / or product in exchange for my creative ideas and execution.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DIY Mini Putt Course & Ryobi Tool Giveaway

Let the outdoor games begin!  The weather has turned and we can now make the most of our outdoor spaces.  I recently added this diy mini putt course outdoor game to our backyard space and I'm sharing the free plans with you.

diy mini putt course

All the details including cut lists and step by step instructions are over at Ryobi Nation along with many more outdoor games you'll want to consider adding to your outdoor space.  BONUS! I have a Ryobi tools giveaway down below!

Ryobi Nation diy projects

You can build two mini putt course tracks from one sheet of plywood and one artificial grass rug and then players can compete!

diy mini putt course dimensions

Follow the building instructions over at Ryobi Nation, be sure to scroll down below for a few tips and to enter the Ryobi tools giveaway.

making a hole for mini putt course

To make the hole I used a 3" PVC plumbing cap at 1 1/2" deep.  Trace the cap on the plywood where you want the hole.  Predrill a 1/2" hole with a forstner bit in order to fit the jigsaw blade in the space. Then cut out the 3" hole with a jigsaw.

attaching artificial turf to mini putt course

Once the turf is completely attached to all sides of the plywood cut the turf at the hole - like you would a pizza - making multiple cuts across the diameter.  Then pull back the wedges and staple to the back of the plywood.

Complete the building process following the steps here.

The generous folks at Ryobi are giving away $300 worth of power tools to one lucky reader!  Who doesn't want more tools?  Enter the giveaway down below.

Ryobi power tools giveaway

outdoor games mini putt course


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Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Ryobi Tools.  I received compensation and / or product in exchange for my creative ideas however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, May 1, 2017

"M" is for Moving Announcement

Craft: moving announcements

diy moving annoucements

 Make your own unique sewn moving announcements with drop cloth pockets and manila shipping tags:

diy moving annoucements drop cloth pouch

Locker Style Mudroom: Locker Cubbies

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans

As promised last week, I'm back sharing the locker style mudroom build and today it's the top portion of locker cubbies.

diy locker and bench cubbies free plans

To refresh your memory I am referring to this DIY locker and bench unit I built for a friend back in July 2012.  After a bazillion requests I've finally made plans to share with my readers so you can build it yourself.

diy locker and bench cubbies free plans

Last week I shared the shoe cubby bench plans here and this week we will complete the project with the locker cubbies.

locker style mudroom cubbies free plans