The Elegant, Rustic and Free Way to Wrap Potted Plants

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The Elegant, Rustic and FREE Way to Wrap Potted Plants for a Get Together or for Gift Giving A few weeks ago I was at Costco and they had a great deal on mums in a box of 4.  I was having a party the day I was there and bought the plants to give as gifts to those attending my son’s birthday.  I got home

How to Take Apart a Pallet Easily {Free Wood for DIYs}

How to take apart a pallet easily for usable DIY wood. cupcakesandcrinoline.com #pallets #RockwellVersaCut #Rockler AD

A few years ago all the craze was pallets.  I had seen so many projects made with them that I thought I needed pallets, you know…to survive.  I was so sure of my need that I made my husband dumpster dive for some.  Poor hubby did the dive and got the prize ~ two pallets for me.  ALL MINE!  I had the pallets….now what?  

DIY World Globe

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

DIY World Globe from a Thrift Store Light Globe Did you know that today is National Thrift Store Day?  In honor of Thrift Stores all over the world and what you can do with the treasures you find there a group of my blogger friends and I got together to repurpose Thrift Store Finds.  

T-Shirt Tote Bag for Kids

T-shirt-tote-bag-for-kids at cupcakesandcrinoline.com #tshirt #totebag #recycle #repurpose

T-shirt tote bags are such a great way to repurpose an old t-shirt.  The cost is nothing, you can do so many different things with them and they are one of the easiest things you will ever make.    Click to continue reading  

Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

My Healthy Home with #WalgreensOlogy #shop

Spring Cleaning It’s here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it’s time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below…and then the CLEAN version!}.  It’s also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy)

How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay….a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order…….. Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style…I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and

Sensational Folding Furniture Ideas

Folding furniture Ideas @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Folding Furniture ~think grandma’s card table and chairs, ironing boards and step stools just to name a few.  You can find folding furniture for a steal at yard sales and thrift stores and take it up a few notches for next to nothing $$$$ cash-wise. I have a board filled with inspiration at Hometalk. I included my burlap, spray paint and iron on transfer folding

My Trash to Treasure Garden Bench

Garden Bench ~ Trash to Treasure @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Garden Bench/Weight bench redo ~ less than $15.00 ~ trash to treasure  Years ago I worked out with weights {when I say years I means y-e-a-r-s}.  I loved it but soon there was no time in my life for that so I gave away all of the weights and kept the bench ~ I’m a semi-hoarder.  I covered the weight bench with a red gingham

Chalkboard Coffee Table Redo

Chalkboard Coffee Table @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Are you ready for a fun and functional makeover?  My niece and her husband moved and asked me if I wanted their old coffee table….heck yes!  The coffee table I had in my living room was a BIG square gallery table with glass and drawers which at one time was perfect for the room but now it was just too big so my niece’s coffee

Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

Housekeeping Powder ingredients

When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum