Crochet A Newborn Flower Blanket

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:35 am on Friday, January 10, 2014

I love this Flower Baby Blanket. The pattern costs $9.

However, I bet you can figure the pattern out yourself with a little bit of sleuthing. I’ll get you started: here’s a free tutorial for How to Crochet A Flower.

Print Your Own Poinsettia Ornament

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:54 am on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

If you have a 3D printer, this Poinsettia Ornament looks great on the tree. Here’s a picture of it printing out:

10 DIY Christmas Gifts

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:26 am on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It has almost become a tradition around here. Here are 10 DIY Christmas gifts:

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DIY Beer Tasting Flight

savvyhousekeeping 10 diy christmas presents shadow puppets

I posted about these Paris-themed shadow puppets. You can make your own shadow puppets and give them as a gift.

savvyhousekeeping 10 DIY Christmas Presents fox iPhone crochet

For a quick crochet present, try this red fox phone cozy.

savvyhousekeeping 10 DIY christmas presents crochet pot holders

Or these pot holders.

savvyhousekeeping 10 DIY Christmas presents cat bed

Or this cat/dog bed. (Okay, this one is not so quick.)

For the artist on your list, make a DIY leather pencil case.

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Travel Photo Diorama.

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Snapping Paper Towel Set.

Natural Branch Coaster Set.

Finally, if you are bringing a gift, why not make your own edible arrangement?

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Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Ornament

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:13 am on Thursday, December 5, 2013

I don’t like Miley Cyrus’s bland music or the crass way she chooses to promote that music, but this Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Ornament is pretty funny.

And you can make it yourself. Just print out the Miley Cyrus template and tape to an ornament. 2013! Yeah!

Crochet This Awesome Cat Bed

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:24 am on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I love this adorable cat bed, and–good news–you can crochet one yourself with this free pattern. Scroll down to get it in English.

This would make a great Christmas present for your favorite pet lover… or just your favorite pet.

Print Your Own Christmas Tree Monorail

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 10:36 am on Monday, November 18, 2013

Check this out: if you own a 3D Printer, you can print out your own Christmas Tree Monorail.

A green track circles the Christmas tree so a motorized plastic snowman can circle it. Here is a video of the monorail in action:

I like the creativity and humor in this DIY Christmas decoration. Read how to make it yourself on Instructables.

5 Free Kids Hat Patterns

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:55 am on Monday, November 11, 2013

In continuing my fascination with free knitting/crochet patterns, here are 5 free crochet patterns for kids hats shaped like animals:

Fox Hat

Monster Hat

Moose Hat

Sock Monkey Hat

Owl Hat (Free log-in required to access pattern.)

10 DIY Projects With Logs

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:48 am on Friday, November 8, 2013

Following yesterday’s post about DIY Natural Branch Coasters, it occurred to me that there are a lot of projects you can make with a log or sliced wood. For example:

savvyhousekeeping 10 wood slice log projects

Wood Slice Walkway.

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Birch Tree Log Table.

Placemats.

Another Wood Slice Side Table.

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Log Lights.

Chalkboard.

Wood Clock.

Log Speakers.

Christmas Wreath.

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And of course, Log Cabin.

3 More DIY Advent Calendars

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:02 am on Monday, November 4, 2013

I’ve mentioned DIY Advent Calendars before. Here are three more advent calendars you can make yourself:

Make an Advent Calendar out of Altoid Tins. I’m always wondering what to do with those nifty tins.

A Cone-iferous Advent Calendar. Download the template, cut the cones out of green paper, and make these cones. Each day in December, lift one up to see what’s underneath.

Advent Calendar out of toilet paper rolls. This is quite clever.

Free Knitting Pattern Round-Up

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:33 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It was recently pointed out to me that this owl sweater pattern that I put up in 2009 now costs money to access. Boo! But there are still many other free knitting patterns out there. Here’s a round-up of free knitting patterns (and one crochet) to inspire you:

Savvyhousekeeping free knitting knit crochet pattern polar bear hat

Polar Bear Hat.

Savvyhousekeeping free knitting knit crochet pattern  kid's children's cat sweater

Cat Sweater.

Mario Brothers Sweater Pattern

Savvyhousekeeping free knitting knit crochet pattern sweatshirt sweater

Sweatshirt Sweater.

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Chevron Baby Blanket.

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Baby Sweater.

Savvyhousekeeping free knitting knit crochet pattern  makin bacon scarf

Okay and one crochet pattern, just to shake things up: Makin’ Bacon Scarf.

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