How To Make Lavender Oil

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:05 am on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lavender, wellness, isolated

This year, I’m finally going to make lavender oil. It’s just a matter of drying lavender from my yard (the plants are going crazy) and steeping it in oil. Here’s How To Make Lavender Oil.

DIY Barbecue Grill Apron

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:06 am on Friday, May 15, 2015


With barbecue season–and Father’s Day–right around the corner, here’s a cool project: DIY Barbecue Grill Apron. You print out the design on printable inkjet transfer paper for light fabric, then iron it onto a plain apron. Pretty cool.

Lemon Beeswax Candles

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:08 am on Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Here’s an interesting idea: Lemon Beeswax Candles, made out of real lemons. They’d be great on a outdoor table at a barbeque this summer.

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:41 am on Monday, April 20, 2015


Check it out, DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case. It’s a white iPhone case with pressed flowers arranged on top, then covered with 50/50 clear-casting epoxy resin.


This would make a great gift.

DIY Colorblocked Scratching Post

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:46 am on Friday, April 3, 2015


DIY Colorblocked Scratching Post. This is quite a project: build the wooden frame, dye the rope, and attach the rope to the post. But it looks pretty great.

DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:18 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This would be a great gift for a new mom: DIY Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf. It only cost $5 to make.

DIY Watermelon Fruit Leather

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Sometimes I grow too many melons and didn’t know what to do with them all. I’ll have to remember this for next summer: Watermelon Fruit Leather. Apparently it’s just watermelon juice and sugar.

How To Shorten Your Jeans But Keep Their Store-Bought Look

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:15 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015


I’m 5’3″, so jeans are frequently too long for me. I’ve thought about hemming them, but didn’t want to ruin the look of the jeans. But if you’re braver than I am, here’s a tutorial for How To Shorten Your Jeans And Keep The Store-Bought Look.

DIY Chanel Pearl Bobby Pins

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:59 am on Thursday, February 19, 2015


So you like the look of the pearl bobby pins from the recent Chanel fashion show. What do you do? Pay $350 for Chanel’s bobby pins? No! You make your own. It’s an easy project using wire, bobby pins, beads (or pearls), and glue.


Here’s a site telling you how to do it.


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This is giving me lots of new ideas for my beading supplies…

DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:33 am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Check out this DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp. It’s made out of a $4 ceramic owl from the thrift store that has been spray painted white.


I used to have a little ceramic owl like that–kind of wish I’d kept it now.

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