DIY Windspinner

My husband came up with this idea of using old portable fan blades and making it into a wind spinner.

He spaced the blades a little different so you can see the green and yellow at the same time. This is made using two fan blades.

He had to buy some bearings, metal dowel, locking collars and a T everything else we had already.

Next, he will be making some single ones because we have two more blades but they are different so they will not work together.

Use your imagination to recycle & come up with something really unique. DIY is a way to be creative & challenge yourself into designing.

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DIY Verticle Herb Garden

Verticle gardens are amazing and a verticle herb garden is just perfect.

This would also work great for flowers if someone wanted an accent wall.

I started out wanting to use a pallet but they are too heavy to hang on a wooden fence.

My husband decided he could build me something much lighter but the same sort of concept.

I ordered the fence clips, bought the pots, painted the wood and personalized it for my sister her birthday is today.

My husband came up with the idea of staggering the clips on each row so the water did not flood out the next ones down.

Supply List:

1 x 3 x 6 – 3 pieces

2 x 2 x 8 – 1 piece

Pots clips will work on 4″ -8″ pots – 12 packs on Amazon

Pots – we used 6″ pots for this one  x 11

Accent stones if you want.

We ended up adding two more rows of clips after I took the pictures now it can hold a total of 18 pots.

I ordered more clips because now I want one or two lol.

Having the herbs on a nearby wall outside is so much more convenient.

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DIY Coffee Filter Wreath

Using the tan colored coffee filters, a flat styrofoam wreath and some hot glue I was able to create this beautiful wreath.

I poked a writing pen into the styrofoam then I added hot glue to the hole twisted the end of the filter and poked it in. I did burn my fingers a lot so be careful.

I attached some burlap ribbon for hanging it.

This was a 14″ wreath and it took about 200 filters. Buy more than you will think you will need because you have to do the outside of the front, the front and the middle inside just not the back.

I had less than 2 hours in the project and it is like a big pile of ruffles.

I truly enjoy making stuff that does not take me forever to do.

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DIY – Garden Angels

I had been seeing the garden angels on Pinterest and knew I needed to make some.

All you need is an old shutter, acrylic paint, sponge brush,  a few thin boards or paint stirrers for the neck and arms, a large plastic saucer plate, spray paint, screws, and jewelry and flowers if you want.

I did not want to fully cover the shutters with paint so I left some white showing to add dimension. I used a sponge brush on the shutters and I spray painted the plates for the faces.

I am always collecting shutters so  I had everything for both of these angels already.

The green/ yellow one is for my sister’s yard and the blue/ purple one is for ours.

On my sisters, I used newer wider cedar fence boards for the wings on mine I used old cedar pickets that had been painted and aged so I had to sand them down.

I found 4 more shutters so I can make some more. I love the way these turned out.

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DIY – Front porch wreath and decor

I love to make stuff and since Pinterest came along I am one happy camper. I pin a lot of stuff that gives me inspiration.

Since it is fall already I made a new grapevine wreath for the front door then I decorated our small front porch.

Everything for this I already had. Including some old artificial daisy flowers that I took off the stem and then spray painted them in fall colors and they turned out amazing. That is what the close-up picture is for is to show you how they turned out.

That is not all I crafted this week but I will save some to show you next week.

Crafting and making stuff allows me to relax and destress plus it is good for the mind.

Life is good!

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Stained glass

Has anyone tried doing the stained glass art projects?

I bought all the stuff and I am having a terrible time trying to cut the glass.  The glass cutter worked for the first few pieces now it is no longer cutting through the glass

This is another DIY I found on Pinterest. I just so happen to find the stained glass on clearance at Hobby Lobby so it was a win-win situation.

I already had an old bike that we took apart for this project. I love this idea but would really like to finish it lol.

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DIY yard art

Some of you may remember about 4 1/2- years ago I had found these doors at the Habitat for Humanity store in Houston.

It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to do with them then one day I decided that our side deck area was the perfect place. I had intended on painting them but the colors they were already worked quite well and I liked the faded paint look.

Everyone that saw the doors loved them and thought it was such a great idea. I used them for about 4 years just like this. The frames around the outside edges started rotting. We were going to just chunk all 3 doors.

I started thinking about the slats in the doors.The brown and blue slats were in great condition so what I needed now were square frames to insert them in.I got my husband to build them. Thank goodness my husband can see my visions lol.

Thank goodness my husband can see my visions lol.

The blue slats had tiny pegs at each end which made using them the easiest. My husband just drilled holes and inserted them and glue them into 2 x 4’s. For a change, I decided all 3 needed to be painted the same color.

Since they looked a bit to plain to me I wanted to add craft mirrors in a few shapes around the edges. Liquid nails worked out great to glue them with but do not get too much or they will slide off.

These interior doors hung in someone’s home for years, then on our side deck area as art doors for 4 years and now once again they have been repurposed into window art.

DIY is a lot of fun and considering we only paid $5.00 a door, to begin with, I really think we have gotten our money’s worth out of these old doors.

Repurposing something you already have is a good way to get creative without having to buy anything new.

Decorating outdoor areas and adding splashes of color is a good way to brighten up an area and make it feel fresh and welcoming.

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