Friday, November 28, 2014

"W" is for Wheelie Cars

Build: diy wood wheelie cars


Happy Friday friends!  Let's get building.  Today Ana White and I are sharing a fun toy build: wood wheelie cars made entirely from wood scraps.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

"M" is for Mantel Artwork

Paint: diy mantel artwork


Happy Thanksgiving friends!  I thought it would be appropriate to share this mantel artwork today on Thanksgiving as we gather together to ask the Lord's blessing.  I made this piece for the priests' dining room at the church rectory and hung it above the mantel.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"S" is Scrap Wood Projects: Teacher Gifts


Save your wood scraps!  I've got 5 diy scrap wood projects you can make for teachers this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"S" is for Snowglobe Ornament

DIY snowglobe ornament


Crafty friends this one is for you, today I'm sharing how to make snowglobe ornaments over at Pretty Handy Girl.


This version allows uses a clear plastic ornament and a wood base which gives you a surface to attach all the interior pieces as a scene but still keep the round snowglobe shape.  Definitely worth a visit to Brittany's diy blog to see just how you can make your own snowglobe ornaments.

Monday, November 17, 2014

"D" is for Deck The Halls DIY Style

Deck The Halls DIY Style


Sharing my diy decorated tree today complete with ornaments you can make yourself including a fast and easy tree stand cedar wood cover.


Of course I started with the tree and this one is a beauty.  Tree Classics sent me this lovely 7 foot pre-lit slim Christmas tree and I am smitten!  It arrives in 3 pieces, I set it up in minutes, plugged it in and magic.  But the best part here is the size - it's perfectly slender and fits this corner with room to spare (and plenty of space for gifts underneath!).  


While the tree stand is functional and unobtrusive I wanted a DIY finishing touch and built this tree stand box cover from cedar boards.  The box is actually upside-down from what I originally planned because I failed to measure properly but now I'm liking how the inward taper makes the tree look taller - bonus!  

Here's how to build the tree stand cover:

Friday, November 14, 2014

"W" is for Wagon

Build: diy wagon


It's Friday and time for another Handmade Holiday gift build from Ana White and me!  Today we are sharing the plans for this wagon.  Multiple readers requested wagon plans during last year's Handmade Holiday series and we aim to please!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DIY Wood Tree Advent Countdown Calendar

How to build a diy wood tree shaped advent calendar.

diy wood tree advent calendar

Build a tree shaped advent calendar using wood scraps and little bins to fill with fun gifts.

advent calendar round bins

Monday, November 10, 2014

"B" is for Bulletin Board


Build: giant framed bulletin board for less than $50


I'm sharing how to build this giant pinboard out of homasote with a pretty wood frame today over at Remodelaholic.


If you're looking for a big corkboard space and want a finished look check all the details on how to build this bulletin board here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

DIY Storage Hutch

Let's build a diy storage hutch with metal accents.

diy storage hutch for desk

Happy Friday friends.  Ana White and I are back with this week's handmade holiday gift build, it is the most functional and practical of all the builds but still has great style points too.

A storage hutch with magnetic metal strips and hardware cloth backing makes a great gift or the perfect place to set up advent countdown gifts!

handmade holiday 2014


diy desk storage hutch

Ana made the plans for this storage hutch very straightforward, no miter cuts, no fancy jigsaw work, just measure and assemble.  It's built almost entirely from 1x10s which gives lots of depth.