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:

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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:

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Polar Bear Hat.

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Cat Sweater.

Mario Brothers Sweater Pattern

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Sweatshirt Sweater.

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Chevron Baby Blanket.

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Baby Sweater.

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

How To Crochet Slippers

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:11 am on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I’ve talked about making your own slippers before, but I really like this post on How To Crochet Slippers. It has a lot of pictures that take you exactly how to do it. Example:

Click here for more.

Chevron Baby Blanket

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 3:20 am on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Check out this free pattern to knit a Chevron Baby Blanket. The chevron gives the blanket an extra bit of class, don’t you think?

Travel Photo Diorama

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:01 am on Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Make your own Travel Photo Diorama! First you transfer cut-out images of a photo onto wood. Then you make a frame, put a background in it, and glue in the figures.

I love this project. It’s pretty involved, but it looks great. It would make an amazing gift for someone.

DIY Dip Chairs

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:22 am on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Here’s a post on DIY Dip Chairs. Looks like an easy and stylish way to add pizazz to a boring chair or table. Check out the post to see how to do it.

Crochet These Potholders

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:38 am on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hey look, you can crochet pot holders using this pattern. I like them–they would make a great gift. The color possibilities are endless.

How To Make An Eames-Inspired Mobile

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:27 am on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Here’s a tutorial for how to make an Eames-inspired mobile out of wooden spheres and wire. Very modern looking! I love it.

DIY Beer Tasting Flight

Filed under: DIY — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:19 am on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is a great idea: Make Your Own Beer Tasting Flight. You need wood, a 2 1/8″ drill bit, glue, clamps, and 5 oz beer glasses.

Pretty cool. It would make a great gift, too.

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