11 Fun, DIY Backyard Projects that You Can Do This Year!

Do you want to spruce up your yard and/or patio for the nice weather this year? Are you wanting to try out some new DIY projects? Check out this cute and (mostly) easy DIY Backyard projects! I think I might try a couple of these out with my kids.

1. DIY Outdoor Cinder Block Bench

2. DIY Pallet Planter Box

3. Terracotta Pot Table

4. DIY Garden Markers

5. Patio Bench Refinishing Project

6. Fairy Garden

7. Easy, DIY Splash Pad

8. Backyard Obstacle Course

9. DIY Pool Noodle Games

10. DIY Rope Swing

11. DIY Container Garden

15 Super Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts!


DIY Valentine's Gifts

What kind of gifts are you planning to give out for Valentine’s Day this year?  I am always a sucker for homemade gifts and I know that I’m not the only one!  Check out this awesome list of 15 Super Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts!

  1. Orange spice potpourri
  2. Coffee bath scrub
  3. Marbled mugs
  4. Heart scribble mug
  5. Bird feeders
  6. Wood photo signs
  7. Hair ties
  8. Goat Milk soap
  9. Fingerprint heart keychain
  10. Pyrography spoons
  11. Rosemary infused olive oil
  12. Bath bombs
  13. Whipped body butter
  14. Magnets
  15. Lemon sugar scrub

15 Fun Valentine’s Crafts!


Are your kids bored at home?  Do you want to keep them busy?  Well, don’t forget that we are mere weeks away from Valentine’s day, why not get them going with these fun Valentine’s crafts?

Diy Valentines Crafts

1. Valentine Bird Feeder Hearts

2. Old Puzzle Hearts

3. Twine Hearts

4. Decoupage Heart

5. Heart Doily

6. Long Distance Hug

7. Valentine Wreath

8. Valentine Blocks

9. Valentine Twig Arrows

10. Measuring Spoon Valentine

11. Vintage Camper Valentine Card Box

12. Love Bug Cups

13. Paper Hearts

14. Burlap Banner

15. Owl Valentine

From Oatmeal Containers To Gift Boxes: A Repurposing Craft

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Our family eats a lot of oatmeal.  I mean a lot of oatmeal.  We go through roughly 1 to 1 1/2 containers per week, which means a lot of leftover oatmeal containers.

I absolutely hate throwing out the containers when I am done with it because it just seems so wasteful.  So the kids and I looked through some ideas on what to do and we decided to repurpose our containers as gift boxes for the baked goods and treats that we make for family and friends during the Christmas season.

This project was so simple that my 6 year old was able to do it with minimal supervision.

All you need for this project is these five things:

  • Empty Oatmeal Containers
  • Wrapping paper (we spent $1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft/stick glue

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Depending on what type of lid your oatmeal has, you may need to cut a circular piece of wrapping paper and glue it to the top, otherwise if you have a clear plastic lid you can skip this step.