Top Ten – DIY Fourth of July Pallet Art

Thank goodness Liz is home from her work conference! Now maybe she can get to work on one of the amazing DIY pallet art ideas below :) They’d be so great on our mantle for the Fourth of July!

10.) Pallet Stars and Stripes Sign. I love this sweet sign with hanging pinwheel decorations from Poofy Cheeks.

9.) Pallet Stars. These stars from Home Frosting would look way too cute hanging from a mantle!

8.) Pallet Flag. So patriotic (from Mom 4 Real)!

7.) Chevron Wood. Okay, so maybe this artwork from She’s Crafty isn’t TECHNICALLY made from pallets, but it certainly could be! I love chevron :)

6.) Starfish Pallet. This DIY pallet repurpose from Caught in Grace may be beachy, but it would make a perfect Fourth of July decoration as well!

5.) Wood Map. I want this map from Silhouette for year-round! Another piece of art that would look great using re-purposed pallets.

4.) Star and Stripes Wood Sign. This is the last non-pallet piece of art, I promise! It’s just too cute from Craftaholics Anonymous.

3.) Pallet Map. This map from Kelly Simon Says is a bit more rustic — I love it!

2.) Pallet Flag. If you weren’t sure before, now you know how much I like pallet flags! Especially this shabby chic flag from Just Between Friends.

1.) Pallet Flag. This beachy flag from The Lettered Cottage is by far my favorite!

Hope you have a good night!


Top Ten – DIY Fourth of July Wreaths

How is the Fourth of July only a couple of weeks away already?! In preparation for one of my favorite holidays (my birthday’s only a week and a half after Independence Day!), today’s post will give you some great ideas for DIY Fourth of July wreaths.

10.) Burlap and Denim Wreath. I love all of the ruffles on this wreath from The Scrap Shoppe!

9.) Red Hots Wreath. Who would have thought to use candy for a wreath?! This wreath made of Red Hots from Tatertots & Jello is awesome.

8.) Coffee Filter USA Wreath. Such a sweet (and neutral!) wreath from A Little Crafting.

7.) Paper Medallion Wreath. I’m not sure if Liz and Tom would have the patience to make these scrapbook paper medallions, but if they did, they’d follow this wreath’s plans from Shelterness.

6.) Twizzler Bite Wreath. Another amazing candy wreath, this time from Fit Crafty Stylish & Happy.

5.) Yarn Wreath. I love yarn wreaths (including this one from Nap Time Crafting) — every time I see one I wonder how long it took to string the yarn around the wreath hundreds of times :)

4.) Yarn and Felt Wreath. A slight variation to the usual yarn wreath (add felt!), found on Keepin It Thrifty.

3.) Star Wreath. I had to include this classic look from Better Homes and Gardens. It would be so easy to just add a metal star to a regular wreath using ribbon!

2.) Bean Wreath. I love everything about this DIY wreath from Delia Creates

1.) Felt and Ribbon Wreath. If Liz and Tom don’t have the patience to make scrapbook paper medallions for wreath #7, then they DEFINITELY don’t have the patience to cut all of the felt stars for this wreath from Nap Time Crafting. It’s just so cute though!

Hope you enjoyed this list and are getting as excited for the Fourth of July as I am :)


Top Ten – DIY Father’s Day Gifts

I thought I’d take this week’s Top Ten Tuesday to share some of my favorite DIY Father’s Day gifts. I can’t believe Father’s Day is only a few days away! Luckily, a lot of these projects seem pretty straightforward, so you still have time to put together a great handmade gift for Dad! Just click on the link below the pictures to access the tutorials :)

10.) Argyle Sock Vase. We’ll start with the usual suspects… Dad might be used to getting socks for Father’s Day, but he’s probably never received sock vases (with some manly flowers, of course). I really like this idea — the only reason it’s not higher on my list is because I’m not a huge fan of argyle!


9.) Handmade Ties. You can’t go wrong with a nice necktie, but a HANDMADE necktie will definitely earn you bonus points.


8.) Hand Hemstitched Linen Handkerchief. I have a soft spot for handkerchiefs, and this tutorial for handmade handkerchiefs is awesome.


7.) Custom Painted Coffee Mugs. These are so sweet and simple, and what dad doesn’t like coffee?!


 6.) Retro Lego Cufflinks. So. Stinking. Amazing.


5.) Framed Father’s Day Questionnaire. This is SUCH a cute idea from a young child… As a modified version for older kids, you could find a piece of artwork or poetry from when they were younger and frame it (luckily Liz is a pat-rack and has tons of old stuff from when she was younger).


4.) Toiletry Bag. Especially fitting for the travelin’ dad!


3.) Mini Mint Toolboxes. Made out of used Altoids tins! Okay, so they might not be the most functional toolboxes, but they would DEFINITELY be helpful in storing the odds and ends nuts and bolts.


2.) Classic Leather Notebook. Everything about this completely handmade notebook is perfect. Anyone ever tried bookbinding before? It scares Liz and Tom, but it can’t be THAT difficult!


1.) Wood Clock. I love this clock. I love the wood piece. I love the hand-written number twelve. And I love the charming red hands. Ack, too much to have one in every room?


Alright, time to go work on my DIY Father’s Day gift to Tom. Hopefully it’ll be done by tomorrow so I can share :)