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.


And here.


And here.

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.

Small Kitchen? Maximize Space With DIY Baseboard Drawers

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:00 am on Friday, February 13, 2015


Check it out: A Tutorial For Installing Baseboard Drawers in the kitchen. Pretty cool.

Turn A Book Into A Clock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:17 am on Tuesday, February 3, 2015


The clock in my son’s room broke. I’m considering turning a book into a clock. Here’s some tutorials that tell you how to Turn A Book Into A Clock:


Vintage Book Clock


How To Turn A Book Into A Handsome Clock


Literary Clock Using Children’s Books


Also this one.


Book Clock For A Book Shelf

Knitting Socks: The Anatomy Of The Sock

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:51 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015


I’m considering knitting socks. I found this post on the Anatomy of the Sock, a handy beginner’s guide in breaking down exactly how a sock is knitted.

Make Your Own Copper Pipe Icosahedron Light Fixture

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:24 am on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Gathered Home took inspiration from a $1,200 light fixture and made their own for $50 out of copper pipes.

You know what? I like their version better.

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