Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil

Add these uses for peppermint oil to your home maintenance checklist and give your house a natural boost. Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil via @tipsaholic #peppermint #oils #youngliving #essentialoils #peppermintoil


Top 8 Household Uses for Peppermint Oil
Peppermint isn’t just for candy canes! Peppermint oil is a popular essential oil that can be used in many places around your home to freshen, clean, and deter pests. These household uses for peppermint oil promote a more natural way of living and achieving greater health. Try a few of the simple recipes and techniques listed here to care for the inside and outside of your home.

 

1. Fresh scent

Add a few drops of peppermint oil to trash bins, disposals, and other areas of your home that may carry a “smell.” You can also try dropping a bit onto the inside of a roll of toilet paper – the scent releases every time someone takes some!

 

2. All-purpose cleaning

Add a little peppermint oil to any of your homemade household cleaners for a fresh scent or make a peppermint-specific cleaner using:

 

1 cup of water

½ cup of vinegar

½ teaspoon dish soap

3 drops peppermint oil

 

Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle and use it on hard surfaces.

 

3. Insect and spider repellent

A simple mixture of 5 drops of peppermint oil, a squirt of dish soap, and about 3 cups of warm water may be just the right remedy for the creepy crawlies making their home around yours. Shake it together in a spray bottle and spritz in corners.

 

4. Room spray

Use this recipe from The Prairie Homestead and spray the mixture around your home when company is coming over, or just to freshen a bathroom or laundry room for your own benefit! It is also safe to use on furniture and upholstery.

 

5. Mouse control

Peppermint oil is has a strong scent that may discourage mice. Soak cotton balls with several drops of peppermint oil and distribute them around baseboards, cupboards, and other places in your home where you’ve noticed rodent activity. Replace the cotton balls every few days.

 

6. Wasp spray

Get rid of wasp nests and keep insects from rebuilding in the same area with this recipe for a handy wasp spray. Be sure spray the nest in the cooler hours when the wasps are slower and less active to give yourself the best chance of getting them all.

 

7. Cleaning mold

Add a half teaspoon of peppermint oil to a mix of a half cup of vinegar and a half cup of salt in a spray bottle and get to work on mold lurking in bathroom and basement corners. Spray and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping it clean.

 

8. Plant health

Spray your plants with a mix of water and several drops of peppermint oil a few times a week. Diluted oil won’t hurt the plant and the spray will discourage pests and get rid of plant-eating aphids.

 

For more information on peppermint essential oil and other essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

More Essential Oil uses:

bottle of lavender oil with fresh flowers          Essential Oil          Essential aroma oil

Lavender for First Aid            Thieves Oil Uses                   Lemon Oil for Health Uses

7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment


7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard
Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Consider making these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas that your kids will love! Some of them require some serious DIY skills, while others are simpler to make but just as much fun. Read on to find out how your backyard can be turned into a playground for your kids!

1. Playhouse

Many kids love to play house in a tiny playhouse designed just for them. You could build an amazing playhouse yourself, complete with a slide, if you’re confident with your DIY prowess. Here’s a great tutorial with a complete building plan and a breakdown of all the costs involved.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

Or you could buy a wooden playhouse (like this or this one) made of the same materials that are used to build real houses, such as cedar and vinyl, and paint it to match your home. This tutorial tells you what paint to use and how to DIY a floor for a playhouse that comes without one.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment
On a budget? Check out Craigslist for plastic playhouses that are often given away for free or sold for low prices. Rejuvenate the playhouse for your kids by giving it a paint makeover.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment
2. Tetherball

Tetherball is such a fun game and it’s pretty easy to DIY one for your backyard! You’ll need an old tire for this DIY project, which you often can find on Craigslist or at your local tire shop. Buy a tetherball, attach it to the pole, and start playing!

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

3. Outdoor Movie Theater

If your kids love to watch movies (what kid doesn’t?), they’ll love an outdoor movie theater. This DIY outdoor movie screen was made with a little more than $30 in supplies and includes a drop cloth, some wood, and buckets full of sand. Set up a projector and relax with your family during cool summer nights.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

4. Covered Sandbox

Set up a sandbox in your backyard and your kids will play with it for hours. Check out this great woodworking plan for a covered sandbox with built-in seats! This DIY sandbox will take you only a couple of hours to build.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

Want a DIY covered sandbox with a little less woodworking? Try this awesome DIY covered sandbox that is made from a bookcase!

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

5. In-Ground Trampoline

A trampoline is so much fun to have in your backyard, but many of them are high off the ground and that can lead to some ugly falls. Consider lowering your trampoline in-ground to make it just a bit safer. It can be expensive hiring this job out, so here’s an useful tutorial on how to DIY your own in-ground trampoline!

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

They did such a good job with their backyard, which includes a lot of DIY outdoor play equipment. Check out the finished backyard.

6. Seesaw

You might have noticed that the mighty seesaw of yesterday’s playgrounds have all but disappeared. If you have good memories of playing on seesaws and want your kids to experience the same, you can build your own for your backyard. Here’s a tutorial for a fun DIY kids seesaw that will cost you less than $30.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

Another idea is to build a small seesaw (or a tire totter) with a tire and a piece of cedar. Add brightly colored paint for even more fun!

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment

7. Balance Beam

Some kids love to walk along stone ledges, causing their parents’ hair to go gray. If your kids are like that, they’ll definitely enjoy a balance beam in their backyard. You can DIY a balance beam with only a few purchases from a hardware store and very little time. Here’s a good tutorial, and here’s another one.

Wondering what to do with your empty backyard? Try these 8 DIY outdoor play equipment ideas to turn your backyard into a fun playground for your kids!  7 DIY Outdoor Play Equipment Ideas for Your Backyard via @tipsaholic #outdoor #play #backyard #playequipment
Put several of these DIY outdoor play equipment in your backyard, along with an inflatable pool, and your backyard will definitely become an oasis for your kids during the warm months. You’ll be able to sit back, sip on a fruity drink, and relax while watching them play. That’s the idea, at least!

For more DIY outdoor ideas, check out 6 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas You Can Build Yourself and Build Your Own Fire: 7 DIY Fire Pit Tutorials.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

More fun for kids:

toy_storage_solution_01         Decorating a Kids Bathroom - Tipsaholic.com         Happy healthy kids exercising

Toy Storage Ideas               Decorating Kid’s Bathroom      Exercising with Kids

25 Awesome Gold Leaf DIY Projects

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects


25 Awesome Gold Leaf DIY Projects
Gold is back and here to stay, especially in the world of home decor! Gold leaf is a great way to get the look for less – it’s more realistic looking than gold paint spray, although it might take a little more time. Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home!

Gold Leaf Wall Stripes

This is a beautiful wall treatment that only requires you to have a gold leaf kit and some masking or paint tape. Put the gold leaf right on the wall for a spectacular accent wall! Great for a teenager’s room or a bold entryway.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Geometric Necklace

With colored polymer clay, gold leaf, and twine string, you can make this cute geometric necklace that will go with any outfit.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Desk Chair

If there’s a special design element on a desk chair that you want to highlight, why not gold leaf only that part and paint the rest a different color? This desk chair is transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture thanks to the gold leaf addition. Click through for a little tip to make golf leafing a little bit easier when you’re working with lots of angles and curves.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Fireplace Brick

Bored with your fireplace brick? Try gold leafing it! The resulting look is amazing.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Table Numbers

This is a gorgeous way to add table numbers for a party or a wedding reception. Add gold leaf numbers to agate stones and watch your guests smile as they find their table.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Switch Plate

White switch plates are the norm, but why not jazz yours up with a little gold leaf? This little gold leaf switch plate is so fun and would be a nice surprise addition to any room.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Glided Nightstand

This is a fabulous nightstand makeover that you just have to see to believe! If you have a curvy piece of furniture, consider adding gold leaf all over it! So perfect for a bedroom.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Arrow Art

With the help of an adhesive pen, you could draw anything on a black paper and apply gold leaf over it for a beautiful piece of art.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf IKEA Desk Hack

Grab a pair of the Lerberg table legs and spray paint them gold. Then get a glass desktop and gold leaf the bottom side of the glass. You’ll have a beautiful gold desk that costs less than $50!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Plaster Votives

Make these cute little votives as party favors with plaster, gold leaf, and disposable cups. What a cute little project that everyone will love! You could do a twist on this tutorial with larger disposable molds, like bowls or these large soda cups, to make larger vases that shimmer beautifully when you put candles in them.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Clutch

Have a simple black clutch laying around? Jazz it up with a little gold leaf! You could also do a similar treatment to a leather purse.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Journal

Do you like to keep a journal to scribble down to-do lists or deep thoughts?  It’s easy to add a little gold leaf to a journal to make your day just a bit brighter.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects
Gold Leaf Lamp Shade

Update a lamp shade with gold leaf! This DIY project couldn’t be any easier and you’ll be in love with your lamp afterwards.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Serving Tray

Gold and bubbly drinks go together perfectly. Serve the drinks at your next party on a fancy tray that’s covered with gold leaf!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Pitchers

Do you use a pitcher to hold flowers or kitchen utensils? Try gold leafing the bottom half!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Gift Boxes

If you’re gifting someone candy or something small, why not put your gift in a cute wooden gift box that’s covered with brightly colored paint and gold leaf?

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold-Dotted Lamp Base

Turn a simple glass lamp base with a open hole at the bottom into a stunning gold-dotted lamp with gold leaf and some white paint!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Toy Animal

Check out dollar stores or thrift stores for little animal toys that you can cover with gold leaf. They make great paper holders and bookshelf decor!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Lucite Office Supplies

Lucite, or acrylic, office supplies are glamorous in their own right, but add a little gold leaf on the edges and you’ll instantly add a lot of bling to your workspace!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects
Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Try stringing up these super easy but super beautiful DIY gold Easter eggs or hanging them on a Easter tree. Or just pile them up in a bowl and putting that on a coffee or dining table – they’ll still look gorgeous.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Letters

You can find letters in all sizes and materials these days at craft stores such as Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Find your favorite letters and gild them with gold leaf!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Clipboards

If you like to organize important documents in clipboards or hang up your kid’s artwork on clipboards, you could decorate your clipboards with gold leaf, paint, pretty paper, and a little gold spray. Love!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Console Table Legs

You can do this DIY project on any piece of furniture with silver accents that you want to turn gold. This tutorial offers up a smart tip: spray paint whatever item you want to gold leaf in gold first so if you have any cracks or missed spots after applying gold leaf, only gold will show through!

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Succulent Planter

Add a little bit of gold leaf to a planter after painting it your favorite color for a bit of glam for your favorite plant or succulent.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Gold Leaf Silhouettes

Making DIY art with silhouettes of your kids is a popular decorating idea, but making gold leaf silhouettes? Now, that’s a brilliant idea! If you have a sweet pet instead of kids, you could try this tutorial.

Gold is back and here to stay! Here are 25 gorgeous gold leaf DIY projects to inspire you to gold leaf something in your home! 25 Awesome Gold Leave DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #gold #goldleaf #DIY #projects

Okay, I think we all get it! Gold leaf is totally doable, gorgeous, and can be put on practically anything!! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to gold leaf my whole house.

 

For more DIY projects, check out 20 DIY Geometric Projects for Your Home and 12 DIY Projects for Cats and Their Owners.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

More DIY Inspiration:

iStock_000043610190_Large          15 Fabulous DIY Plumbing Pipe Projects at tipsaholic.com         18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via tipsaholic.com

DIY Marble Projects               Plumbing Pipe Projects         Scrabble Tile Projects

Essential Oil DIY Bath Salts

Essential Oil DIY Bath Salts via tipsaholic.com


Essential Oil DIY Bath Salts
After a long day on your feet, a big event or when you just need a break, baths are a great way to unwind. Simply by filling the bath with some warm water, adding your favorite bath salts, and soaking for a while, stress will float away. Even better bath salts don’t have to be expensive or require a trip to the store. Two easy ingredients will help create a bathroom oasis with essential oil DIY bath salts.

What you will need for DIY Bath Salts:

  • epsom salts
  • your favorite essential oils

 

Essential Oil DIY Bath Salts:

  1. Add 2-4 drops each of your favorite essential oils to 1/2 cup epsom salts and stir.
  2. Use 1/4 – 1/2 cup. Run under warm bath water to disperse evenly and then soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Store bath salts in a glass or plastic container if making a larger batch.

 

For more information on essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

More Essential Oil uses:

bottle of lavender oil with fresh flowers          Essential Oil          Essential aroma oil

Lavender for First Aid            Thieves Oil Uses                   Lemon Oil for Health Uses

More DIY Beauty ideas:

Hair Combing          beautiful woman hands with cream          sugar scrub

DIY Beauty Treatments         DIY Night Cream                   Homemade Sugar Scrub

18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects


18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects
Scrabble is a classic game that all of us love, but did you know that they sell scrabble tile without the game board? Moreover, did you realize that you can make so many cool stuff with scrabble tile? Here are 18 amazing diy projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts, party favors, and home decor items!

Scrabble Tile Mirror

If you have an old mirror laying around, rip off the frame and make your own mirror frame using plywood, lattice strip, and scrabble tile. This ultra-creative DIY mirror would look so cute in a nursery or a little kid’s room!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Coasters

This really cute DIY coaster idea would be perfect for gifting or just keeping for yourself in your home!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Ornaments

All you need is pretty ribbon, hot glue (or glue dots), and scrabble tile to make these fun DIY ornaments!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects
Scrabble Tile Keychain

This little keychain DIY is something that your kids can easily make for a great gift for their parents, grandparents, or other loved ones.

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Garden Markers

Glue scrabble tile on wooden garden markers to clearly label your herbs and vegetables. Fun!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Clothespin Magnets

This DIY project was made for a teacher, but you could make it for anyone. Paint a couple of clothespins and glue on scrabble tile on the front. Glue on magnets on the back and stick them up to hold papers, kid art, and more. Have your magnets spell out a favorite word for fun!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Magnetic Scrabble Tile Board

This is a fun and interactive DIY art idea that would be great for a playroom or an office. Put magnets on the back of scrabble tiles and put them on a magnetic board covered with old pages from a book. Then you can rearrange the scrabble tiles to create words and scrabble-like word arrangements!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Father’s Day Scrabble Frame

This sweet Father’s Day gift is easy to make and is perfect for a dad who has a little girl who’s the apple of his eye. Actually, you could do the same thing to any frame and make any letter combinations you want!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Zipper Pull

Make a zipper pull with scrabble tile spelling out your child’s name or their favorite word and attach it to their backpack to personalize it in a fun way.

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Acronym Magnets

Acronyms are fun to use, especially in these days of texting. Make these cute acronym magnets using scrabble tile and let your teenagers have fun using them. Actually, you might want to ask them about any new acronyms they might be using that you might not know about yet!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklace

Make this cute (and easy) pendant necklace with a special scrabble tile! Little girls would love a necklace with the initial of their first name.

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Labels for Small Kitchen Appliances

Use scrabble tiles to organize your kitchen! What a lovely idea, especially for cubbies designed for your small kitchen appliances.

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Menu Board

Paint a board with magnetic chalkboard paint, frame it, and add scrabble tile magnets for each day of the week. Presto, a very cute menu board that will look great in any kitchen!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Earrings

Make these sweet earrings with any two letters that you want to show off! X and O earrings are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but your initials would work just as well!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Cufflinks

This is another easy DIY project that’’s done with scrabble tile: initialized cufflinks!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Wine Charms

Hosting a wine and cheese party soon? Designate a wine glass for every guest by making these scrabble tile wine charms!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Bathroom Floor

This is definitely an ambitious scrabble tile DIY project, but it would be an awesome addition to your home! Tile a bathroom floor entirely with scrabble tile and you’ll blow away every guest who uses your bathroom.

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

Scrabble Tile Cake Topper

Decorate a cake – a wedding cake or a birthday cake – with a cake topper spelling out the new couple’s last name or the birthday kid’s name!

Check out these 18 DIY projects that you can make with scrabble tile. These scrabble tile DIY projects would make great gifts and fun decor for your home! 18 Clever Scrabble Tile DIY Projects via @tipsaholic #scrabble #tiles #diy #scrabbletiles #scrabbleprojects

What other scrabble tile projects have inspired you? Do share! For a bigger take on scrabble tile art, check out this awesome DIY family name art using wooden blocks that are painted to look like large scrabble tiles!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

More DIY Projects:

living-wall-of-geometric-concrete-planters-A-Piece-of-Rainbow-on-Remodelaholic          Seamstress looking on mannequin. rear view          iStock_000043610190_Large

Geometric Projects                Learning how to Sew            DIY Marble Projects

Homemade Essential Oil Night Cream

beautiful woman hands with cream


Homemade Essential Oil Night Cream
Essential oils have so many uses. They are great for health, household uses and even first aid. Plus, they are a great way to create beauty products at home. Using certain oils, a natural approach to beauty can be achieved. For many women as they age they desire to try night creams. Rather than wasting lots of money on different store bough night creams, grab your oils and whip up this amazing homemade essential oil night cream.

Essential Oils for DIY Night Cream

What you will need:

  • organic coconut oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Peace & Calming oil
  • Cedarwood oil
  • Valor Oil
  • glass jar for storage (a small mason jar would work great)

 

Homemade Essential Oil Night Cream Recipe

  1. Whip 3/4 cup of organic coconut oil until creamy (this takes about 5 – 10 minutes).
  2. Stir in 8 drops each of Lavender, Peace & Calming, Cedarwood, and Valor.
  3. Whip until evenly combined and store in a glass jar in a cool and dark location. Apply to face before bedtime.

This night cream will help you rest well and leave skin feeling great with the combination of oils.

 

For more information on essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

More Essential Oil uses:

bottle of lavender oil with fresh flowers          Essential Oil          Essential aroma oil

Lavender for First Aid            Thieves Oil Uses                   Lemon Oil for Health Uses

More DIY Beauty ideas:

Hair Combing          Cooking with Coconut Oil via Tipsaholic          sugar scrub

DIY Beauty Treatments         Coconut Oil Uses                   Homemade Sugar Scrub

10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice


10 Closet Office Ideas How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love
A great closet office saves space in your home and makes great use of a closet that might otherwise go unused or be filled with random junk. Here are 10 closet office ideas that will help you use every inch in effective ways to maximize your space!

1. Install light sconces or overhead lighting to save space on your desk.

Desk space is limited in a closet office; don’t crowd it with a lamp. Instead, put up a light sconce or two to get the lighting you need as you work without sacrificing desktop space.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice
A great overhead light would work just as well if you prefer that look! An overhead light would also save your wall space if you wanted to add more shelves and bulletin boards.

2. Use the sides of your closet for extra shelving.

You’ll probably focus on adding shelving and art to the back wall, but don’t forget about the sides of your closet office. Add shelves for even more storage.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

This tiny closet office uses shelving on both walls, the side and the back, to hold lots and lots of paperwork. What an effective use of space!

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

The next closet office includes built-in shelves on one side of the office… and a reading nook!

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice
3. Make your closet office do double duty by raising the hanging bar so you can hang clothes or coats above your desk.

If you have limited space in your home and still need your closet office to function as a closet, this office closet idea might be a great solution for you. This would be perfect for a closet office in a guest room.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice
4. Use pegboard to maximize the space in your closet office.

Pegboards are organizational workhorses and look so pretty when painted in your favorite color. They are especially useful for a crafting and/or sewing closet office.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

5. Use the doors to your closet office as extra wall space for organization.

Some closet offices work well with the closet doors removed, but consider leaving the doors to gain even more wall surface space to organize office supplies, file paperwork, or to hold a calendar.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

One of the closet doors in this closet office functions as a giant bulletin board with various artwork tacked up, while the other door holds a pegboard filled with office supplies.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

6. Add curtains to the bottom of your desktop to conceal more storage.

Don’t forget about all the space under your desk; you could put filing cabinets, baskets, boxes, and so much more in all that space. However, all that stuff can start to look cluttered. A simple solution is to add fabric, like a curtain, to cover everything up.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

7. Remove the header from your closet to open up the space.

This will give you more access to vertical space and your closet office will look more like a nook and less like a closet. Then you could add more shelving up there and maximize your space even more.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

8. Get creative with finding a desk solution for your closet office: try a MDF or plywood board, two cabinets topped by a desk top, or a charming, tiny desk.

There are so many different ways to incorporate a desk in your closet office; the best desk for you depends on how you want to use your office. If you need a large desk that spans the entire length of the closet, try adding supports along all the walls and topping it off with a piece of MDF or plywood. Here’s a good tutorial on how to do that.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice
And here’s a nice example of this type of closet office desk.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

For a less permanent desk solution, try topping two file cabinets with a piece of MDF or plywood.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

A really charming way to include a desk in your closet office is to use a small desk that fits in your closet.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice
9. Add cabinets for extra concealed storage.

Many closet offices include shelves on the main wall, but another idea to consider is to use cabinets instead. They can hold a lot more and you can close the doors anytime to cover up all the stuff. Add pretty knobs and maybe a coat of paint to personalize it.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

10. Think about providing access for your electronics when designing your closet office.

If you’re like most people, you’ll work on your laptop, computer, or sewing machine in your closet office. All these things need to be plugged in, so don’t forget about that important aspect when you’re building your closet office. You could install an outlet right inside the closet for the most convenience – here’s a tutorial on how to do that – or hire an electrician to do that for you.

Also, you might want to drill a hole on the top of your desk to feed through your electrical outlets.

No space for an office? How about building an office closet? Here are 10 useful closet office ideas that will maximize the space in your tiny office! 10 Closet Office Ideas: How to Create an Office Space You’ll Love via tipsaholic.com #office #closet #officespace #officeideas #homeoffice

For more closet office inspiration, check out 25 Clever Closet Offices. And what’s an office without a stylish office chair? See some really great options here: 10 Stylish Office Chairs For Your Home Office.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

More home inspiration:

tipsaholic-6-fun-and-stylish-home-office-organization-ideas-and-tips-pinterest-pic          10 Stylish Office Chairs For Your Home Offices          10 simple home organization tips

Home Office Organization       Office Chairs                        Home Organization Tips

5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy


5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens
Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Wallpaper achieves this purpose, but it can be expensive and a headache to put up, let alone remove when you get tired of it. You can achieve the same effect with a couple of paint pens. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens!

1. Freehand It!

If you have some artistic skills, you could just freehand a design on a wall to make your room pop! You could look at wallpaper designs and get inspired by one or two and create a similar pattern on your walls, like Kellie did on her hallway walls. So great!

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

And one of Kellie’s readers did a similar wall treatment with a paint pen and her walls turned out just as beautiful.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

Another great freehand design done with paint pens is this modern faux stone accent wall. Monica sketched out her design with a pencil on the wall first and then traced it all with a black paint pen.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

So, if you’re not totally confident at freehand designs, you could easily test out any design you want by sketching it out with a pencil beforehand.

2. Use a Pre-made Stencil

Another way to decorate your walls with a paint pen is to purchase a pre-made stencil and use a paint pen instead of paint! It’ll be a much less messy project and the results are more delicate.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

If you want to go this route, check out the amazing selection of stencils at Royal Design Studio.

3. Create Your Own Stencil or Template

Of course, you can always create your own stencil or template instead of buying one! A Beautiful Mess created a fun stencil with cardboard and cut it out with an x-acto knife.  They made sure that the pattern was interlocking and used push pins to hold the stencil on the wall as they drew away.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

Instead of making a stencil, Wendy created a template based on a pattern on a fabric she liked and traced around that with a pencil. Then she went back and went over the lines with a paint pen.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

It’s probably best to decide the pattern and design of your walls before deciding whether to create a stencil or a template. Or you could just use something around the house as a template, like Savannah did! She used a steamer pot lid, of all things, to create this beautiful scalloped accent wall.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

4. Measure Out a Geometric Design

No matter how you feel about math, you have to admit that it does amazing things in our world. It can create bridges and advanced technology, predict human behavior, and help you design a beautiful accent wall.

With some measuring and creativity, you can come up with a design that you can sketch out with a paint pen. Mandi used a level and a ruler to create horizontal lines and then did some more measuring to draw her triangles. Her finished accent wall is a beaut!

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

Here’s another example of a geometric accent wall created with paint pens that was done by Becky for her son’s nursery.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

Again, a ruler and a level was all that she used to create her accent wall. She also planned out the design in Photoshop, so that might be a good route for you if you have that program or a similar one.

A simple, diagonal design with a gold metallic paint pen is unexpectedly gorgeous! And it can be done easily with just a little measuring and a long, straight ruler. Julia’s bathroom turned out beautifully using this method.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

5. Use a Projector

You can use paint pens to draw a huge mural on a wall instead of a pattern. Amanda made this great world map mural for her son’s room with an overhead projector.

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy

If you don’t have an overhead projector, you could ask your local library if they loan them out or get an image projector. The options for a mural is limitless — you could draw your own design, create one in Photoshop, print out a photo from the internet, or trace an image from a book.

The best thing about using paint pens to create an accent wall is that it is a VERY cheap project that has a big impact. A paint pen usually costs around $3 and you can find them at craft stores. Just be sure to buy latex, or water-based, paint pens so you can easily cover them up with paint without having to use primer when you tire of the design.

For more decorating ideas, check out 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom and Great Mudroom Round Up.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

More DIY Inspiration:

Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com          living-wall-of-geometric-concrete-planters-A-Piece-of-Rainbow-on-Remodelaholic          Seamstress looking on mannequin. rear view

Fabric Wallpaper                   Geometric Projects               Beginning Sewing Tips

Turning Trash to Treasure Infographic

Turning Trash to Treasure InfographicIn this day and age, it is really easy to throw away everything. Big box stores make it easier to just go buy something new, but sometimes that isn’t always best for the environment or our wallets. Instead of always throwing everything away at the first break, try to fix or reuse it in some other way. Donate items rather than dispose of them and check out all these amazing ways to turn trash to treasure with these projects from Dustbox Cleaning Services.

Instead of always throwing everything away, try to fix or reuse it in some other way. Check out all these amazing ways to turn trash to treasure with these projects. Turning Trash to Treasure Infographic via tipsaholic.com #trash #resuse #upcycle #trashtotreasure

 Other Great ideas:

iStock_000014734312_Large         tipsaholic-basic-woodworking-inforgraphic-fix          infographic-How-To-Humanely-Spider-Proof-Your-Home

Reuse Cereal Boxes             Woodworking Tools               How to Get Rid of Spiders

10 DIY Door Projects

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home


10 DIY Door Projects
Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Here is a collection of DIY door projects that include tutorials for building your own doors and tutorials for adapting the doors that you already have. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for ideas of how to improve both the functionality and aesthetics of the doors in your home!

DIY Screen Door

A screen door is useful in climates where a nice breeze through the front door is good to have. Screen doors also help to circulate your indoor air, making your air healthier and less polluted. Build your own screen door to your specifications with the help of this great tutorial!

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

DIY Plain to Paneled Door

Do you have plain doors in your home that do nothing to add the beauty of your home? Instead of swapping them out with new doors, try this tutorial that uses thin plywood and paint to upgrade your doors from boring to beautiful.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

How To Install a Pocket Door (or Two!)

A pocket door can save a lot of space as compared to a door that swings out. Try this tutorial for a small room in your home. This would be great for a closet to save space in a tiny bedroom, for example! Here’s another tutorial for double pocket doors. Both tutorials use a pocket door kit that you can purchase.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

DIY Dutch Door

A dutch door can be so convenient, allowing you to let air in without letting out the pets or babies! Instead of buying a new dutch door, you can modify an existing door into a dutch door. This great DIY door tutorial also shows you how to change the panels in your door into glass windows.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

Inset Bookshelf Doorway

This is a really cool DIY door tutorial that shows you how to build a door that looks and acts like a bookshelf but swings open to reveal a secret room! This could be fun for an office with a bathroom or a kid’s room with a walk-in closet that’s turned into a reading nook. Love it.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

Bi-Fold Doors to French Doors

Bi-fold doors can be a huge headache because they can jump off the track, hurt little fingers, and are just awkward to maneuver. If you have bi-fold doors that you’re itching to get rid of, check out these tutorials for converting your bi-fold doors into french doors.

If you have double bi-fold doors for a larger closet opening, you can turn the four door pieces into two larger doors that you just swing open when you need to use the closet.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

For a smaller closet or pantry with only one bi-fold door, you can separate the two pieces into two narrow french doors. Paint them black and add fancy knobs to really jazz up your doors!

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

This bi-fold door conversion is similar to the last one, but this tutorial upgrades the older bi-fold doors with horizonal slats on them by covering them up with beadboard and pretty light blue paint.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

DIY French Doors

Learn how to turn regular interior doors into french doors with amazing trim and frosted glass with this awesome tutorial. But wait, that’s not all — these french doors are actually sliding barn doors and this tutorial tells you how to make the hardware for that.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

How To Install French Screen Doors

Do you have exterior french doors? If you want screen doors that will work with french doors so you can let fresh air in without all the bugs, check out this tutorial that shows you how wood framed ready-made screen doors can be installed to work with french doors.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

How To Turn a Steel Slab Front Door into a Full Glass Pane Door

This isn’t really a DIY tutorial, but it’s such a great tip for homeowners who want to get more light through their front doors. Did you know that you can turn your steel slab front door into a gorgeous full glass pane door for only $100 with the help of your local door and window supplier? Find out how.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

How To Add a Window to a Door

Maybe you want to add a window to a door to let in more light or to give a door a special touch. This tutorial shows you how to do it with plexiglass and the great thing about this project is that it gives you complete privacy, so you could do this for a bathroom door. See part one here and part two here.

Doors are so functional that we sometimes forget that they can be made beautiful, too. Check out these 10 DIY door projects for some great ideas! 10 DIY Door Projects via @tipsaholic #door #diy #doors #projects #home

The DIY door projects ideas don’t stop here! Check out this awesome and huge list of 25 DIY door ideas that range from simple updates to more extensive door makeovers.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

More DIY Ideas:

10 Tools For Every New DIYer via Tipsaholic.com          16+ Home Improvement DIY Apps - Tipsaholic         6 DIY Homemade Household Cleaners via Tipsaholic.com

DIY Tools to Have                 Home DIY Apps                   DIY House Cleaners

20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips

Finish off your rooms with beautiful baseboards, crown molding, and trim around windows and doors. 20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips via @tipsaholic #trim #molding #diy #home #repair


20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips
Do you stare at the rooms in your home and wonder what’s missing? Sometimes the finishing touches are what brings a room from unfinished to completely decorated. These finishing touches include tall baseboards, beautiful crown molding, and chunkier trim around windows and doors.  Installing new trim in your home is easier than you might think and there is so many tutorials and tips out there to help you beautify your home. Here are some really great trim and molding tutorials and tips!

Baseboard Tutorials and Tips

How to Remove Baseboard
Before you can upgrade your baseboard trim, you need to remove your old ones. If you do it wrong, you could damage your walls and the trim. This tutorial recommends five essential tools to get the job done right.

How to Cope Baseboard
Coping baseboard trim so your corners look perfect takes some technique, but the results are worth it, especially for homes with walls that aren’t perfectly straight. This tutorial shows you how.

How to Install New Trim Over Old Trim
If you want a fast baseboard upgrade, there’s a product called RapidFit that you can use right over your old trim without having to remove anything. If this sounds like something you’d like, learn more about it here and here.

How to Install Baseboard
From removing old baseboard to mitering the corners, this tutorial covers everything in one post. Although some of the methods used here are different from those used in the tutorials above, it’s good to see how people do some things differently before trying the project yourself.

Faux Baseboard Tutorial
Make your baseboards look thicker with this simple trick: install thin molding above your baseboards and paint the space between the molding and baseboard white. It’ll all look like one thick baseboard piece! Read this tutorial for more details.

How to Clean Baseboard
You love your new baseboard, but they’ll get dirty with time and they can be a nuisance to clean. This tutorial breaks it down to 5 simple steps. Also good to know: if you paint your trim after you caulk, including the caulk itself, your baseboards will attract less dust and dirt.

Crown Molding Tutorials and Tips

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Have some space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? You can fill that gap up with crown molding and filler wood. This will make your ceilings look higher and your kitchen look more custom and finished! Check out this tutorial and this one.

How to Make Your Crown Molding Look Taller
Maybe you already have crown molding, but you want it to be a little taller and chunkier. Here’s how to do it — a pretty easy and inexpensive project!

Cheater Crown Molding
If you’re intimidated by the corners in crown molding, this tutorial presents a solution that you might like.

Faux Crown Molding Tutorial
If installing crown molding is too much or too expensive of a DIY project for you, consider this easy faux crown molding to add some drama to your walls and ceilings. All you need are 1-inch trim pieces, along with finishing nails, white paint, and some tape. Great for a kids’ room!

Lowered Ceiling Tutorial
This is another faux crown molding, or faux picture rail, tutorial that will extend your ceiling color to the very top of your walls for some added architectural detail. It won’t make your ceiling feel lowered, but this is a great idea for rooms with a fun color on the ceiling.

How to Install Crown Molding
For a straightforward tutorial on installing crown molding just like how the pros do it, check out this great tutorial that comes with clear step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Door Trim Tutorials and Tips

Craftsman Door Trim Tutorial
Want to beef up the trim around your doors to give them a bigger presence? Check out this great craftsman door trim tutorial.

Traditional Door Trim Tutorial
If you’re looking for a more traditional look for your door trim, here’s a good tutorial for that.

Corners and Entryway Trim Ideas and Tutorials

Column Trim Idea
Do you want to paint different wall colors in the rooms in your open-plan home, but are struggling to figure out how to transition the different colors? Try this great column trim idea that can define the corners of a room to help you visually separate your rooms!

DIY Door Casings Tutorial
If you have wide entryways to the rooms in your home, you can add door casings for a more polished look. Here’s how.

Window Trim Tutorials

Here’s a nice, long list of the various window trim tutorials all over the internet, put all into one place for you! You’ll find a lot of good stuff here.

Caulking Tips

How to Caulk Moldings and Trim
Caulking is a vital part of installing crown moldings and trim. Here is a basic tutorial that tells you everything you need to know to start caulking. It also includes one great tip: always paint after caulking!

How to Caulk and Paint Trim at the Same Time
This little tutorial shows you how to paint and caulk your trim at the same time. So clever and it will save you a lot of time! And here’s another tutorial that shows you a similar trick, but done with crown molding.

Now that you’re armed with these trim and molding tutorials and tips, you’re ready to tackle the fun job of beautifying your home with trim and molding. For even more help, check out this great website that includes a pattern book to help you create your own trim patterns. Happy trimming!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

More DIY Ideas:

16+ Home Improvement DIY Apps - Tipsaholic          living-wall-of-geometric-concrete-planters-A-Piece-of-Rainbow-on-Remodelaholic          10 Tools For Every New DIYer via Tipsaholic.com

DIY Apps                              DIY Geometric Projects           DIY Tool Must Haves

7 Best Ways to Tie a Men’s Scarf

7 Best Ways to Tie a Men's Scarf

In the long winter months it can get chilly. There are so many articles on how to tie, create and wear a scarf for women, but what about men? Here is a very helpful infographic on the 7 Best ways to Tie a Men’s Scarf from Tie-a-Tie. Next time it is cool out, don’t forget your scarf and tie it in one of these fancy manly ways.

7 Best ways to Tie a Men's Scarf from Tie-a-Tie. Next time it is cool out, don't forget your scarf and tie it in one of these fancy manly ways. 7 Best Ways to Tie a Men's Scarf via tipsaholic.com #scarf #men #tieascarf #scarves

More infographics:

How To Organize Your Closet by LincolnApts.com via Tipsaholic.com          tipsaholic-basic-woodworking-inforgraphic-fix          tipsaholic-interior-design-by-decade-infographic-harvey-water-softeners2

Closet Organization                Woodworking Tools              Design by Decade

Savvy Salvagers Pallet Projects Infographic

Savvy Salvagers Pallet Projects Infographic

Do you love the look of pallet projects? There are endless possibilities for what you can create with a pallet. The other great thing is that pallets can be found for FREE. Not sure where to find pallets? Or what to do once you find them? Here are lots of great ideas and resources for using pallets. Thanks to Irish Timber Projects for this amazing infographic. Learn about all the ways you can use pallets throughout your whole home.

Do you love the look of pallet projects? There are endless possibilities for what you can create with a pallet. Pallet Projects Infographic via @tipsaholic #pallets #diy #projects #wood #home #pallet

More infographic ideas:

 

tipsaholic-interior-design-by-decade-infographic-harvey-water-softeners-crop        Spring Cleaning Infographic        15 tips to clear out clutter-infographic

Design by Decade                 Spring Cleaning                  Clear Out Clutter

 

Fabric Wallpaper: 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor


Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers
Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! It’s cheaper than most wallpaper, relatively simple to install, and easily removed when it’s time. If you’re seriously considering covering a wall or two in your home with fabric wallpaper, read on for some handy tips on how to apply fabric wallpaper.

Three experienced DIYers, Emily of Emily A. Clark, Stephanie of Cre8tive Designs, and Sherry of Young House Love all tried the fabric wallpaper in their homes and shared their results and tips on their blogs. Here are their best tips all in one place for you!

Emily put up a beautiful chinoiserie toile fabric in her daughters’ bedroom using liquid starch. First, she rolled the wall with the liquid starch and then put the fabric on the wall. After pressing out all the wrinkles, she did another coat of starch on top.

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor

Stephanie created an accent wall in her guest room with a bold yellow fabric with liquid starch. She put up the fabric panel by panel — she rolled a section of the wall with liquid starch and then rolled the liquid on the back of one fabric panel, and then put that up on the wall. Then she did the same thing for the next panel and so on.

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor

Sherry covered a wall in her daughter’s bedroom closet in a whimsical floral fabric with only a staple gun and some fabric glue. She held up the fabric and stapled along the edges of the wall, starting at a top corner and working her way down.

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor

Their fabric wallpapers are gorgeous, but they did encounter some trial and error in completing their projects. This is a good thing for you, since you can learn from their useful tips!

  • Use a busy fabric for your fabric wallpaper so it’s harder to see the seams.
  • Choose the right fabric for this project. Home decorator fabrics are great, 100% cotton fabric is a good idea. Velvet fabric is too heavy and silk fabric will leave behind water marks if you’re using liquid starch.
  • There are many wallpaper calculators on the internet, such as this one. You can use these calculators to help you figure out how much fabric to buy.
  • Buy a few extra yards of fabric in case you make some mistakes.
  • Heavily textured walls might not work well with liquid starch. You could try sanding down the walls before starching.
  • Remove the face plates of outlets and light switches before putting up the fabric.
  • Get someone to help you if possible; an extra set of hands is so useful in holding up and positioning the fabric.
  • Use thumb tacks to hold up the fabric as you roll on the liquid starch or staple away.
  • Use a broad knife or wallpaper brush to quickly smooth out fabric and press it on the wall, especially in the corners. If you don’t want to buy a new tool, a piece of stiff cardboard works. This is for the liquid starch method.
  • If the starch dries and the fabric doesn’t adhere, add more liquid starch.
  • If you’re stapling the fabric to the wall, keep the fabric pulled taut as you staple.
  • Overlapping the edges of your fabric panels is easier than butting up the two edges.
  • Use a staple gun along the seams of your fabric panels if you’re using liquid starch and feel like your fabric needs the extra hold.
  • Use an x-acto knife to cut away excess fabric along the edges of the wall and around outlets. Use a brand new blade for best results.
  • Cover up the cut edges with ribbon trim. You can hold down the ribbon trim with black furniture tacks (like Emily did) or glue it with fabric glue (like Sherry did).

Thanks to these tips, it should be a pretty straightforward DIY for you that will give you amazing results! For a general idea of the costs of fabric wallpaper, it cost Emily around 170 dollars to cover her wall with 9 yards of fabric and 15 yards of ribbon. Of course, the final cost breakdown depends on your fabric choice. Find a great fabric you love on sale and you’ll pay even less for a beautiful accent wall.

Don’t want to cover a whole wall, but love the idea of using fabric on the wall? Consider fabric wall decals or covering the back of bookshelves with a pretty fabric.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

More home decor ideas:

6-ways-to-use-crates-in-decor-pinterestpic         how to incorporate triangles into your decor         16+ Home Improvement DIY Apps - Tipsaholic

Crate Decor                         Triangle Decor                      DIY Apps