Category: DIY

DIY Pencil Holder

What is your favorite drawing supply? Do you have a lot of pencils, pens, or markers, paint brushes? I struggled with how to keep my large colored pencil collection organized so I made my own holder. This type of holder could be used to keep your colors sorted or hold a variety of supplies. Customizing it to your space and taste is also possible. Get creative and get organized! READ MORE…

Fall Crafting | Pumpkin Hoops

September brings with it all things Fall, including decorating. It’s time to bring out those Fall doormats, those leaf covered napkins and tablecloths, and get out all the other Fall decor to celebrate the season. And, if you’re lacking pumpkin decor or just need a refresh: craft your own. These Pumpkin Hoops are easy to put together and you can craft up several in just a few hours. So grab a hot cup of pumpkin spice flavored coffee and let’s get to Fall crafting! READ MORE…

DIY Cut-Off Shorts {No Sewing Required}

A few months ago I was taking out all of the clothes that my daughter had outgrown out of her drawers. And placing them in a bag to give away to Goodwill. When I noticed that she had about three pairs of jeans that were too short in length, but still fit perfectly in the waist. I thought that it would probably be very easy to turn these too short jeans into some DIY cut-off shorts. I thought I could probably go to the craft store and buy some cute iron-on applique patches to jazz them up a bit. After, all this would be a great way to save money since I would be buying three less pairs of shorts for this spring/summer.

I’m so glad that I thought about this because the first pair that I made turned out really cute. Plus, these DIY cut-off shorts were super easy to make since they require no sewing.


Sonya Kendall lives in Central Arkansas with her husband and two children. During her free time, she enjoys sewing, blogging, listening to podcasts, and bingeing on Netflix (often doing two of these things at once). Sonya has dreams of sewing ridiculously fancy dresses one day. But until her skills allow for this she will continue sewing not so fancy clothing and blogging about her sewing adventures and more at You can also find Sonya on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Mini-Glamping in a Minivan

Arkansas isn’t called The Natural State for nothing.  There are so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature.  But just because you are sleeping under the stars doesn’t mean you can’t be just as comfy and cozy as you are at home.  With just a few dollars, some cute linens from home, and a dash of creative thinking I transformed my minivan into a glamping dream.

Hello there, my name is Jeanetta. I’m an  Arkansas artist and blogger in love with nature and nostalgia. I showcase the beauty of my garden, the world around me, and the stories from our memories in my artwork and writings.


Seed Swap: Make your own seed packets

We all pass down history through special items and stories.  But think of all the history passed down when you share a seed.  It’s a living history.  One that grows and lives and feeds and sleeps only to start all over again in a new gardener’s hands.  Seed swaps provide the opportunity to share these stories. READ MORE


Hello there, my name is Jeanetta. I’m an  Arkansas artist and blogger in love with nature and nostalgia. I showcase the beauty of my garden, the world around me, and the stories in our memories in my artwork and writings.

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How to make a DIY Ribbon Flag

As an avid crafter, I always have extra ribbon and lace hanging around the craft room; leftovers from previous projects that I don’t quite know what to do with. The DIY Ribbon Flag is a great holiday project to use up those scraps of ribbon and lace. This easy craft can be completed in just a day and doesn’t really need any fancy equipment. I used my sewing machine for some parts of the sewing but it could have easily been stitched by hand. Throw in some coordinating blue ribbons to add a pop of color amongst the red and white stripes or go traditional and use a variety of red and white ribbons and lace only. Denim would be another fun element of surprise and whimsy for the star background. There are so many possibilities and you’re only limited by your imagination…READ MORE

Gina Knuppenburg is a social media consultant and virtual assistant living the creative life near Heber Springs. She blogs about crafts, recipes, and daily life with her fiance and a cat named Hop at Desperately Seeking Gina. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.  Happy Crafting!

Peplum Top by Sonya Kendall

I’ve been wanting a peplum top for a few years now, but I never found that I liked that was in my budget. I’m kind of really cheap when it comes to buying clothes. I really don’t like spending more than $10 for a shirt (and I hate buying low-quality clothing). So I shop end of season sales where everything is really cheap. And for that reason, I have not come across a really cheap peplum top. 🙂
So I was really excited to try sewing Simplicity 1425 because now I could just make myself an affordable peplum top. I got the pattern on sale for $.99 when Hobby Lobby had Simplicity patterns on sale. Then I found some cute geometric blue & green stretch cotton fabric on clearance at Jo-Ann. And I was ready to sew my own peplum shirt.

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Cork Burned Garden Journal

My cork burned garden journal is a succulent baby book of sorts. In it, I keep pictures of all my succies, care instructions, growth and potting information, and a short history of the plant. Putting it together is quick and easy and  can totally be customized to anyone’s style. Grab your favorite washi tape, pictures, journal and join Gina at !