Rainy Day Activities

With Spring starting in a few days, we should be expecting many rainy days for the next few months. Rainy days can be fun if you have the right activities, so we’ve compiled a list of activities you can do on the rainy days to come!

  1. Try a DIY Project

DIY’s are the perfect way to make use of a rainy day. You get the opportunity to be creative while making something that will create a better living space. Many of our previous blog posts have DIY recommendations, so if you’re looking for ideas, take a look at some of our other posts! 

  1. Have a Spa Day

Turn your rainy day into a self care day! With some bath bombs, face masks, and comfy clothes, you can turn your home into a spa. Everyone needs a day to pamper themselves, and this is one day where you don’t have to worry about doing anything else!

  1. Learn a New Recipe

Most days, we don’t have time to try out a new recipe. On rainy days though, you’re inside and have all of the time you need to try something new! We have a variety of different recipes in some of our blog posts, so check out what we’ve posted in the past! 

  1. Make a Bucket List 

We all have our dreams of what we want to do in life, and when it’s a rainy day, you might be stuck thinking about what you would rather be doing. Since you’re already thinking about other activities, why not make this an activity in itself! Start giving into those daydreams by planning what you want to do one day. 

  1. Do Nothing 

Sometimes, doing nothing is the best activity. We often feel like we have to fill our time with exciting or productive activities to be happy, but in reality, you can sit on your phone all day and binge watch some Netflix if that’s what you need. That’s a form of self care in itself!

Saint Patrick’s Day DIYs

Saint Patrick’s Day is just a week away! That means it’s time to start pulling out supplies to make some DIY’s for this holiday. For some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of DIY’s that you can try! 

  1. St. Patricks Day Clay Pot Planters

If you’re a plant lover, then this is the perfect DIY for you! This DIY is simple yet effective and can be used for any other holiday you want to celebrate. All you need is a clay pot, some paint brushes and paint, a saint patty’s day stencil of your choosing, and some plants! For more instructions, click on the link above! 

The Kim Six Fix
  1. Shamrock String Art

String art is always a fun DIY project for any time of the year, but this is a DIY that you can bring out for years to come! All you need is an outline of a three leaf clover, some nails, a board, a hammer, and some green string. Once you have all of the nails in the board, you can start filling it in with your string! For the full tutorial, go to the creators website linked above. 

  1. Lucky Pallet Sign 

This sign can end up looking any way you want it to. In the example from the creators website, she makes the word “lucky” from scrapbook paper in order to make a cute Saint Patrick’s Day sign. She also adds different types of string to the sign in order to make it pop a bit more. So get creative and break out your scrapbook paper! Check out their website linked above!

A Wonderful Thought
  1. Farmhouse Shamrock Garland

For our people who like to sew, this is the perfect DIY to put your skills to use! This DIY is a classy way to show your excitement for Saint Patty’s Day. With some stencils, fabric, string, rice, and a sewing machine, you can make a beautiful garland! For an in-depth tutorial, check out the creators website linked above. 

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Do you have a bunch of empty wine bottles that you don’t know what to do with? Make them into a centerpiece! With some paint brushes and paint, buttons, tape, a hot glue gun, and some optional supplies, you can make your wine bottle look like a leprechaun! Check out the tutorial above to see the final product!

Ornament DIYs

It’s that time of the year again to start decorating your tree for the holidays. Many people already have boxes filled with ornaments for their tree, but who’s ever complained about having too many ornaments! In this list we’ll be going over some ornament DIYs that will be sure to make your tree even merrier!

Photo By: Melissa Fenlon
  1. Indigo Marbled Ornaments 

These indigo marbled ornaments are fun to make and will add a classy look to your tree. The main things you’ll need for this DIY are some plain ornaments and a nail polish of your choice. So if you have a color theme for your tree, you’re able to make these ornaments fit that theme!

Alice & Lois Full Tutorial 

  1. Snowy Pine Cones

This DIY takes the normal pinecone ornament to the next level with some fake snow, berries, and a red bow. The best part about this ornament is that it’s super easy to make! 

A Pumpkin & A Princess Full Tutorial 

  1. Hanging Planter Ornament 

If you’re looking for a more natural ornament, then this hanging planter ornament is perfect for you! With just a small pot, faux plants, and yarn, you’re able to decorate your tree with mini plants. We recommend getting some faux succulents for this project, but you can choose any type of plant you think would be perfect for your tree!

A Beautiful Mess Full Tutorial 

Photo By: Jeff Mindell
  1. Rudolph Ornament

These Rudolph ornaments are so simple yet so cute! You only need five things for this DIY: a hot glue gun, some scissors, an ornament of your choice, foam, and a pom pom. You’ll want to get a few ornaments for this DIY because once you make one, you’ll want to make more!

Studio DIY Full Tutorial

  1. Scrabble Ornament 

If you have an old scrabble game that you don’t use much anymore, then you might want to consider making those scrabble pieces into a christmas ornament! All you have to do is choose a saying of your choice, find the scrabble letters for it, and glue those pieces onto a stable piece of material. 

Crafts by Amanda Full Tutorial 

Thanksgiving DIYs

November has just begun, which means it’s time to start replacing your Halloween DIYs with some Thanksgiving DIYs! If you’re looking for some fun and creative Thanksgiving decorations to try out this year, then we have five DIYs just for you. 

  1. Succulent Cornucopia 

This succulent cornucopia will be sure to blow away your friends and family this Thanksgiving. The main things you will need are a wicker basket, some artificial succulents, Styrofoam balls, moss, a hot glue gun, and some scissors. Linked below is The Country Chic Cottage’s full tutorial on how to make your own succulent cornucopia. 

Succulent Cornucopia 

  1. Thankful Tree

For this DIY, you might want to take a trip to your backyard to collect some small branches. You can take this DIY into any direction you want to, on the website linked below, they made tiny chalkboard ornaments so they were able to write what they were thankful for. Though you can decorate your thankful tree with little thankful messages in any way you want.

Thankful Tree

  1. Autumnal Welcome Sign

This is a nice alternative to the classic hanging wreath. You’re able to make your welcome sign with just an old pan and some chalkboard paint. Once it’s painted, you can write whatever welcome message you want to. You can also add leaves or branches around your welcome sign to make it perfect for the autumnal season. 

Autumnal Welcome Sign

  1. Pumpkin Vase

This pumpkin vase will make the perfect centerpiece for this Thanksgiving, and it’s easy to make! The basics for this pumpkin vase include a faux pumpkin and some faux flowers, but you can check out the website linked below for the full instructions. Their website also includes other arrangements for this pumpkin vase that will be sure to channel your inner artist! 

Pumpkin Vase

  1. Thankful Jar 

An easy and sweet DIY that you can add onto throughout the year is a thankful jar. All you have to do is get a jar and fill it with pieces of paper that say what you’re thankful for this year. You can keep this thankful jar out for just the  month of November, or you can keep it out for the whole year. Either way, once Thanksgiving comes around, you can remind yourself of all the things to be thankful for.

Fall DIY’s

Fall is less than a week away, that means it’s time to start decorating! If you’re a crafty person who prefers to make their decorations, then we have a few DIY’s that you have to try this season. 

  1. Fabric Pumpkins

This is the perfect DIY to put your old socks and leftover fabrics to use. With some basic sewing skills, fluff, and rice, you’re able to turn your old socks into a cute centerpiece that can be reused throughout the years. 

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins From Old Socks

  1. Embroidery Hoop Wreath 

If you happen to have an embroidery hoop laying around, you’d be surprised to know that it can be made into a beautiful wreath! With just a few faux flowers and a hot glue gun, your embroidery hoop is transformed into an outdoor decoration that will have your neighbors asking where you got it from.

Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath 

  1. Mason Jar Leaf Lanterns 

If you’re not using your mason jars for jam, turn them into a leaf lantern! All you need for this DIY is a mason jar, some fall leaves, a mini candle, a sponge, and some modge podge. Once complete, light the candle inside and you have a mason jar leaf lantern! 

Mason Jar Leaf Lanterns 

  1. Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland

With just a few pine cones, some string, gold paint, and a few tools from around the house, you’re able to make a garland that you can hang anywhere in your house. Though you could leave the gold paint out of the equation to make this DIY easier, a little gold helps to make it stand out! 

Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland

  1. Pumpkin Succulent Planters

If you’re a plant lover, then this is a DIY that you have to try! All you need is styrofoam pumpkins, some succulents and dirt, and a few tools to make a pumpkin succulent planter. This DIY is one that will have to be maintained throughout the season, but it’s definitely worth the effort. 

How to Make Fall Succulent Planters