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10 DIY Apron Tutorials

I will admit it, I can be a messy cook, especially when my children are helping. I also tend to not wear an apron which isn’t very smart! If you are like me one of these 10 DIY apron tutorials are what you need.

These 10 DIY apron tutorials are great to make for a gift or to add to your apron collection. There is a wide variety of aprons here from ultra pretty to repurposed denim, kids aprons to reversible aprons. So choose some fabric, grab your sewing machine and get sewing!

10 DIY Apron Tutorials

10 DIY apron tutorials

1. Romantic Cottage Style Apron


So beautiful you will never want to take it off! I love the fabric but would look lovely with so many different fabric combinations. Find the pattern and tutorial here.

2. Adjustable Unisex Apron


This diy apron is functional and stylish with the perk that it will be large enough for even the biggest cook in your house. Follow this link for the tutorial.

3. Repurposed Denim Aprons


Repurpose old denim jeans into one of these cool aprons for the kids. Fantastic to protect clothes from all of their arts and crafts. Head over to Happy Hooligans to find out how to make one of your own.

4. Diy Ruffle & Heart Apron


This diy apron is great for a beginner sewer as it is quick and simple to make. Requiring little fabric it is also a great low-cost option. Click here to find out more.

5. Simple Reversible Apron



An easy reversible DIY apron that is suitable for even the most novice sewers. I love everything reversible as it is like having two things almost the same while saving space in your home! Find out more here.

6. Patchwork Apron


The perfect apron for anyone who enjoys patchwork. The ruffle edging adds an extra element of feminine charm. Get the pattern and tutorial by clicking here.

7. Dish Towel Apron


Made in only 10 minutes and upcycled out of a dish towel, a diy apron cannot get any easier or faster to sew. They are fun, cute and would make lovely gifts. Click here to find the instructions.

8. Child’s Reversible Apron


Perfect for using up that much-loved fabric that is needing a project. Children will love the pom-poms and funky pockets, while us adults will enjoy not having to do as much laundry! Follow this link for more photos and a great tutorial.

9. Diy Hostess Apron


I love this apron as it is pretty with the ruffled waist detail, and it has pockets. Changing the fabric will give this apron a totally different look, so this is the ideal pattern if you want to stick to one pattern but make a few aprons which all look different. Style Me Pretty has a pattern and detailed instructions for this DIY apron.

10. Cute Apron With Bow


Such a sweet apron complete with a bow. I love how the bottom ruffle makes it look almost like you are wearing a dress! Follow this link to find out more.

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11 Upcycled Towel Ideas

Do you have a pile towels looking for a new life? We have found 11 upcycled towel ideas to help you find a new life for your towels, whether it be old towels, or an oversupply of other towels. We have a stack of beach towels that don’t get used, so finally some of them will get used!

1. New Washcloths


Perfect for a towel with holes or stains which is otherwise ok as you can discard the bad bit and use the good. These washcloths are easy to make and look great! Click here for the full tutorial.

2. Towel Beach Bag


This is a super cute bag to carry all of your beach towels and other belongings in when visiting the beach. I love the lining in this beach bag (was a pillowcase) but if you are wanting to simplify this bag you can leave the lining out all together. Follow this link for the tutorial.

3. Sunshine Baby Toy


These sunshine baby toys would make fantastic baby shower gifts and you could make a whole lot just from one towel. Find out more here.

4. Kimono Towel Robe


There are quite a few different towel robe tutorials online but what I liked most about this one was how simple it is to make. Such a quick project that will produce something the kids will love. Head over to i Candy Handmade to find out how to make this robe.

5. Towel Cushions


Great cushions for you patio chairs, they look great and are easy to make. Click here for the full tutorial.

6. Bath Mat


One of the best upcycled towel ideas is this bath mat. There is no need to buy a bathmat again when you can make one for a fraction of the price! Follow this link to find out more and find a video tutorial.

7. Towel Cat Toy


Why not make one of these adorable cat toys out of an old towel, it will defiantly bring a smile to your young ones face. Find the tutorial here.

8. Braided Towel Rug


Great for the bathroom or really any room in the house. My girls would love one of these rugs in their bedrooms in pink and purple! Find the step by step instructions here.

9. Sun Lounger Towel


Perfect for the beach or relaxing on your lawn. This fantastic sun lounger towel folds up into a convenient carry bag. click here to find out more.

10. Beach Towel Dress


The most perfect dress to wear to the beach, it is so practical and easy to slip on and off when taking a dip in the ocean.  The tutorial can be found at Made Everyday.

11. Angry Bird Hooded Towel


Ok so this is still a towel but they are so cool they had to be added to our list of 11 upcycled towels! Click here for the detailed tutorial.





Recycled Cardboard Finger Puppets

Recycled cardboard finger puppets are super easy and fun to make. This is a great craft project that uses recycled materials so chances are you have everything you need to make your own cardboard finger puppets already at home! So have a hunt through your pantry to find a suitable box and get crafting.

My four-year-old loves crafts to the point that she would do crafts over any other activity. Because of her craft love, it was a no-brainer this afternoon to do some crafting during her sister’s nap time. We had an old tissue box and a nutbar box so we decided to make some cardboard finger puppets. 

Recycled Cardboard Finger Puppets

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Even for the drawing challenged (like me), these cardboard finger puppets are very simple to make. Once completed we put on a finger puppet show for her little sister and dad, and she is excited to bring them to preschool to show her friends, so they have provided hours of entertainment.

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What You Need:

  • Cardboard. We used a nutbar box and an empty box of tissues. Breakfast cereal boxes would be perfect.
  • Pen.
  • Scissors.
  • Decorating items. Colored pens, glitter, stickers, pom poms etc.

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  • Cut box so you have a flat piece of cardboard. On the cardboard draw your desired puppet character. We did a butterfly, bear, monster, bird, and giraffe which were all simple to draw. Enchanted Learning has some printables if you need some more inspiration. Make sure your drawing has enough space at the bottom for the finger holes and keep your drawings simple.
  • Cut out drawing and cut some finger holes. If you have a large hole punch then use that to cut out the finger holes.
  • Color in or decorate the cardboard finger puppets. I tried to encourage coloring but Miss 4 was set on sticking so she used bits and pieces that we had in our craft box.
  • Pop your fingers through the holes and your fingers are now the characters legs. Now it is time for your puppet show!

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Here are our finished cardboard finger puppets.

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I hope you enjoy your finger puppet craft as much as we did. Please share a photo of your finger puppets with us if you do make them!

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felt hand puppets

5 DIY Wooden Pallet Coffee Tables

When it comes to creating unique and stylish furniture pieces, wooden pallets have become a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts and interior design lovers alike. These humble wooden platforms, typically used for shipping and storage, have gained a new lease on life as versatile building materials. Among the many creative possibilities they offer, crafting a coffee table from wooden pallets stands out as a fantastic option for adding rustic charm and character to your living space.

In this article, we will explore five inspiring DIY wooden pallet coffee tables that you can easily create to enhance your home decor. Not only do these projects present an opportunity to express your creativity, but they also allow you to repurpose and upcycle materials, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.

From simple and minimalist designs to intricate and eye-catching creations, these coffee tables will showcase the natural beauty of the wood while providing a functional and inviting centerpiece for your living room. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting your crafting journey, these projects are accessible and customizable, making them suitable for all skill levels.

5 DIY Wooden Pallet Coffee Tables

5 DIY Wooden Pallet Coffee Tables

1. Junky Pallet Wood Coffee Table


This DIY pallet coffee table is truly unique with its added ‘junk’. Functional and creative this piece will become a talking point in any home. Follow this link for the tutorial.

2. Pallet Coffee Table With Wheels


The ultimate DIY wooden pallet coffee table, with shelves for books and wheels for style and function, it can’t get any better! Head over to Instructables to find the step-by-step instructions.

3. Bright Diy Pallet Coffee Table


The bright orange/ red featured on the DIY wooden pallet coffee table legs makes it into a feature piece. Add any color that will complement your home. Click here for the full tutorial.

4. Chevron Pallet Coffee Table


The chevron pattern adds interest to this DIY wooden pallet coffee table. The tutorial designed by The Merry Thought has simple-to-follow instructions with photos to make recreating this table as simple as possible.

5. White Diy Pallet Coffee Table


White furniture always looks great and that is no exception with this amazing white DIY pallet coffee table. A standout feature is the ample storage space, perfect for books, magazines, and anything else you might want on hand. Click here to find out more.

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8 Fun Kids Marshmallow Activities

If you are looking for something different to do with the kids then give one of these activities a try. These 8 fun kids marshmallow activities will keep the kids happy and entertained for ages. Big bonus being able to eat marshmallows while having fun!

1. Marshmallow Snowman

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Such an easy but fun edible craft which children of all ages will enjoy. This marshmallow snowman is almost too cute to eat! Click here to find the instructions.

2. Marshmallow Art

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Grab some edible markers and get creative drawing mini pictures on marshmallows. The Decorated Cookie did these amazing flower drawings on marshmallow but you can pick any theme you like.

3. Marshmallow Engineering

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I recently did this activity with a group of children on a rainy day, it kept them entertained for a good length of time. What I loved most was how simple it was to put together, definitely one of the fun kids marshmallow activities that will be done again! click here to find out more.

4. Fruity Marshmallow Kebabs

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Get your kids help with making this fun and yummy fruit snack. I love the addition of the sprinkles but they will still be a fun kids marshmallow activity to make without them. click here to find out more.

5. Marshmallow Play-dough

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Great for all the play-dough eating kiddies out there or for an older child who may enjoy watching marshmallows turn into something completely different! Find out how to make this play-dough here.

6. Marshmallow Sensory Play

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Sensory play is and activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing; which is important for learning and development. Sensory play can be created by using a wide variety of different thing but this fantastic sensory play idea uses marshmallows and water which is guaranteed to be fun! Head over to Fantastic, Fun and Learning to read about their marshmallow sensory playtime.

7. Toss & Catch Game

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A simple game that will provide lots of fun! Simply have one person toss a marshmallow while the other person tries to catch the marshmallow in a bucket. click here to find out more.

8. Gingerbread Man Marshmallow Pops

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The last of our fun kids marshmallow activities is this cute gingerbread marshmallow man. Older children will love helping to make these fun gingerbread marshmallow pops. Follow this link to find out more.

Homemade Lavender & Oat Bath Soak

My girls love picking the lavender in the garden from our house. So much so that we often have lavender in a vase in our living room. The other day while we were out picking lavender we decided for a change could make something with it. Something ultra relaxing, a Homemade Lavender & Oat Bath Soak!

After some research online I decided to adapt this recipe to suit our needs.

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This lavender & oat bath soak contains ingredients you possibly will have in your pantry already at home; lavender, oats, baking soda, and lavender essential oil. As well as the amazing scent lavender adds to the bath soak, lavender is also great for aching muscles, relaxation, stress relief. Oatmeal is ultra moisturizing and a very gentle cleanser suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Soaking in baking soda can help soften the skin and promote healing and baking soda has even been proven to help the irritation caused by yeast infections, hemorrhoids and other similar ailments.

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Diy Lavender & Oat Bath Soak


  • 4 cups plain old fashioned oats
  • 3-4 tablespoons broken up lavender buds
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil.


  • Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until very fine, only add a few drops of the essential oil.
  • Smell to make sure you are happy with the strength of smell, if not add a few more drops of the essential oil.
  • Pour bath soak into a jar and store in a cool, dry place.

To Use

Add a cup of your lavender & oat bath soak to a warm bath and gently stir. If you do not like having a bath with floating pieces of lavender and oats you can put the soak into a stocking or sock and tie before adding to the bath.

lavender and oat bath soak recipe

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12 Fabulous Short Hair Updo Tutorials

We have found 12 fabulous short hair updo tutorials which will give your short hair a different look, as having short hair is great but can be difficult to find a nice updo style! I have to admit that most of these styles are ideal for shoulder length hair but some can be done with shorter hair, it might just take a little more time.

1. Martha Lynn Updo


Created by Martha Lynn this fabulous updo will have you feeling amazing. The step-by-step tutorial is easy to follow and contains lots of photos to help you create this look.

2. Half Crown Braid


I adore this half crown braid look! This style will work well on most bob hair lengths and is easy to do. Click here for the full tutorial.

3. Braid & Twist


This braid and twist updo looks so polished and would be perfect for a wedding or a night out. Head over to The Beauty Department to find out more.

4. Undone Chignon


An undone chignon is the perfect updo for any casual outing as it looks so fabulously effortless. Find out more here.

5. Messy Top Knot For Short Hair



The messy top knot for short hair really is a fabulous updo as it is super simple to do and is great for second (or third) day hair. Head over to Ma Naouvell Mode to get the instructions and to watch the video tutorial.

6. Faux Updo For Short Hair


Give the impression that you have lots of hair when really it is short by following this fabulous Tutorial Here.  It really is one of the fabulous short hair updo tutorials with easy step-by-step photo instructions and lots of helpful tips.

7. Braided Updo For Short Hair


Another fabulous look with braids. The braided updo for short hair is very versatile for all occasions and can be easily dressed up for formal events with some beautiful hair accessories. Find more information here, including a video tutorial.

8. Elegant Half Up


This elegant half up style will suit almost everyone and is great to do on a variety of hair lengths. Follow this link for the tutorial.

9. Ballet Bun


A ballet bun is achievable even with short above the shoulder hair with this fabulous style technique. Head over to Cupcakes And Cashmere to find out how to achieve this look.

10. Hot Crossed Bun


Combining the bun and the braid this look is modern and fresh and also totally achievable. Click here to find out more.

11. Easy Poofy Bun


One of my favorite fabulous short hair updo tutorials, as this one is so simple to do and also great for anyone with fine hair. The video tutorial is very helpful in showing and explaining what to do so just click here to find out more.

12. Headband Bouffant


We love this youthful simple look that anyone can easily achieve in next to no time. Also included in this link is two other fabulous short hair updo’s. Find out more by clicking here.


9 Kids Dome Sphere Cakes

I bought a dome sphere cake tin the other day to make my daughter a monster cake for her birthday. I was going to do two monster cakes because my cake decorating skills are a bit limited and they are pretty simple but have decided I may try something different for her second cake which started my hunt for a monster alternative kids dome sphere cake. My daughter is getting two birthdays this year, one with family and another while we are away (over her actual birthday) with friends, lucky girl!

Oh and during my research, I found out that you don’t need a special dome sphere cake tin, just an oven-safe bowel is fine- duh I should have thought of that!

9 Kids Dome Sphere Cakes

dome sphere shaped cakes

1. Igloo Cake


My little girl absolutely loves penguins so I know she would adore this cake. She Who Bakes provides you with all of the instructions needed to make this igloo cake as well as the gorgeous penguins.

2. Ladybird Dome Sphere Cake


My four year old has decided that she is going to have this ladybird cake for her 5th birthday in 6 months time. This time last year she wanted a swimming pool cake with a cave with a train going through it, thankfully closer to the time she decided mini mouse would be better, phew! Follow this link for the ladybird tutorial.


3. Melted Snowman Cake


Oh no, this snowman is melting! Not really, but this dome sphere cake is such a fun one. click here to find out more.

4. Teapot Cake


This amazing teapot cake would be perfect for both young and older children as well as adults. This tutorial is great, it provides you with step by step directions for every part of this dome sphere teapot cake.

5. Ball Cake

This football cake looks amazing but with a little patience is fairly simple to make. Use this idea to make other round ball cakes. Click here to read the tutorial. 

6. Sweet Bunny Cake


Such a sweet little bunny rabbit. Perfect for an Easter celebration or for a bunny mad youngster. Click here for the full tutorial.

7. Owl Cake


Such an adorable owl cake, this cake will bring a smile to any owl lovers face. Follow this link to find out more.

8. Kitty Cat Dome Sphere Cake


This cute kitty cat is a simple cake which looks great. Included in this link is kitty cat’s best friend bear.

9. Doll Cake


No dome sphere cake list would be complete without a doll cake. click here to find out more.


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10 Diy Bags That You Need

Does anyone really need 10 different bags? I think so! We have found 10 different diy bags that you need which are useful for different occasions and they all have links to free simple to follow tutorials. So get reading to find out which of the 10 diy bags you need!

1. Cotton And Leather Clutch

1-12-diy-bags-you-needA clutch is perfect on a night out (or any outing) when you have a few things you need to bring but don’t want to cart a big bag around with you. Every lady needs a clutch! I  love the use of the leather combined with the cotton fabric as it give such a modern, stylish look. Click here to find out more.

2. Upcycled Jeans Backpack


A backpack is certainly one of the diy bags that you need, really who doesn’t have the use for a backpack at times? No need to throw away old jeans when you can make this cool backpack! Click here to view the detailed instructions here.

3. Bucket Bag


This bucket bag is perfect for every day use because of its nice casual style and because it is big enough to fit all of your day to day belongings in. Follow this link for the tutorial.

4. Kids Crochet Bag


One for the little loves in your lives this crochet bag is beyond adorable, it’s almost certain that they will want to take this bag everywhere they go. I am sure once they see this diy bag they will insist they need it! Find out more here.

5. Diy Laptop Bag


There is no need to buy a laptop bad when you can make you own stylish one like this! If you have to take your laptop places this is one bag you definitely need. Get the instructions here.

6. Diy Knot Tote


This knot tote bag is the bag that all beginner sewers need, as it is a very basic easy to make pattern which produces such a great looking, handy sized bag. Head over to Sewing Rabbit to get your free knot tote bag pattern.

7. Bon Voyage Duffel Bag


A travel bag is certainly a diy bag that you need! Whether it be for an overnight trip or for an extended dream vacation, this diy bag will come in handy and makes the perfect excuse to book your next holiday. Click here for the full tutorial.

8. Diy Reusable Grocery Bag


Do your part to help save the environment by making one of these stylish reusable grocery bags. More details can be found over on Sew 4 Home.

9. Crochet Market Bag


A market bag is definitely one of the diy bags that you need as it is great to carry all sorts of things in, useful beyond a market trip. Click here for the full tutorial.

10. Diy Diaper Bag


A diaper bag is one bag that all moms of young children would agree is needed. Seriously it is amazing how many things you need to have on hand for such a small person! This bag has space for everything including a side pocket for a bottle! Follow this link to find out more.





8 DIY Bird Feeders

There is nothing quite as relaxing as watching the birdlife in your garden. Invite more beautiful birds into your garden by building a lovely bird feeder. Bird feeders often are very easy and lots of fun to build and also look fantastic. These 8 DIY bird feeders are perfect for all ages to make.

8 DIY Bird Feeders

1. Pop Bottle Bird Feeders


Adorable and so simple to create. A terrific way to upcycle all of your pop bottles. Head over to Creative Craft Nights to find out more.

2. Tea Cup Bird Feeders


These tea cup diy bird feeders are so simple to make as all you really need are gluing skills! I am planning on making these bird feeders to go next to our fairy garden which would defiantly add to the magical fairy garden charm. VIsit Something Wonderful to find out how to build these bird feeders. If you are interested in fairy gardens Click Here.

3. Eat Until Its Gone Bird Feeders


Children and adults both will enjoy making these entirely eatable (other than the string) bird feeders. Click here to find out more and to see more photos.

4. Bowl And Plate Bird Feeder


Wow, this looks better than any bird feeder that you would buy from the store. Follow this link for the tutorial.

5. Milk Carton Bird Feeder


The roof of this DIY bird feeder is covered in food to satisfy the local birds.  Decorate in all sorts of fun colors to add an interesting focal point in your garden. Click here to find the instructions.

6. Tin Can Bird Feeders


Another great way to upcycle a common household item, the tin can. The project is quick, easy and provides such a cute feeder for the garden. Follow this link to find out more.

7. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder


To make this cool bird feeder you only need a few items and once painted and decorated you will have a unique and stylish DIY bird feeder which will be sure to attract many birds to your garden. Find out more here.

8. Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder


Upcycle one of your old plastic bottles into a fun and useful bird feeder crafted like a birdhouse. I love the bark roof and welcome home sign! Full instructions can be found here.