Category Archives: DIY

World Wednesday: Hanging a Map


For this World Wednesday, I’m linking to this post from Smile and Wave which gives you instructions on a way to hang a map (other than thumbtacks or a big frame 🙂 ).

You could use small stickers to mark places on the map…like where you’ve been, where you know people, missionaries you support, etc.

Do you have maps hanging in your house? How are they displayed?



Mother’s Day Round Up


5 links to quite a few DIY-able Mother’s Day gifts….

1. 5 Kid-Friendly (& cute!) Crafts can be found on Come Together Kids.

2. A cute card idea (& great way to use up little fabric scraps) is on A Beautiful Mess.

3. Another cool-looking card can be found through Craft Gossip.

4. You could make a coffee cozy from or inspired by one of the many tutorials on Tipnut.

5. A useful gift could be some homemade laundry detergent. You can get some instructions from TLC. (Although I’ve made some from shredded Zote and hot water — maybe some borax too, but I don’t think so — and it seems to work fine without all the extra steps and products. But as usual, do this at your own risk.)

Do you have any Mother’s Day gift ideas?



Magazine Journallette


Which one is your favorite?


Had to show the back of this one. I like it better than the front. 🙂

1. Cut magazine pages (or chosen page material(s)) to size.
2. Fold (if applicable).
3. Staple.
4. Cover stapled edge with tape or paper (optional).
5. Decorate (optional).

Find more inspiration here and here.

Have you ever made a mini journal or something similar? I’d love to see pics. 🙂

DIY Flower Hair Clip



Supplies: fake flowers, snap hair clip (great use for one that was decorated but came apart), glue (I used hot glue), something for the middle (I used a gem-type decoration).

1. take flowers off of stems

2. glue a flower to clip

3. keep stacking flowers on….if you wish

4. glue on embellishment

5. let cool and/or dry, pull off any hot glue spiderwebs (if necessary) & wear!