12 Must Make DIY Projects

Happy Feature Day.

Today I’m excited to share our favorite projects from last week’s linky.

These are 12 gorgeous DIY projects.

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projectsOr 12 Must Make Weekend DIY Projects

As always, please remember to pin from the original source!

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Pallet Bed from Find It, Make It, Love it

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Upcycled Glam Vase from Twelve O Eight

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Rustic Initial Wreath from This Silly Girl’s Life

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Felt Succulents from Shaken Together

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

DIY Mirror Jewelry Wall Hangers from Homey Oh My

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Sequined Coat Hangers from Rain on a Tin Roof

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Mason Jar Succulent Planter from Design, Dining, and Diapers

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Gold Triangle Wall Decal from Girl Loves Glam

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Wood Tile Bedside Table Makeover from May Richer Fuller Be

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

DIY Plank Wall from The Happy Housie

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

Table Upcycled into Clock from Upcycled Treasures

These 12 Weekend DIYs! Something for everyone! #DIY #homedecor #projects

TV Stand Transformation from Just a Girl and Her Blog

Aren’t those amazing?


Don’t forget to join us back here tomorrow night for the Creative Connection! Starts promptly at 7pm EST!


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Organizing Tips and Ideas [The Creative Connection Features]

I’ve been telling you guys how much I love the start of a new year and how I get the organizing/purging bug. Well today we’ve got some awesome organizing ideas that are just perfect for the start of the new year!

Here are 7 Outstanding Organizing Tips and Ideas to get your new year started on the right foot!  #organization #features

As always, please pin from the original source!


Charging Station from Vintage Toolbox via The Happy Housie


DIY Towel Organizer via Design, Dining + Diapers


Organize You Calendar with Washi Tape via Shaken Together

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DIY Makeup Brushes via Pretty Scraps

Contact Info Planner Printables

Contact Info Printables via Second Chance to Dream


Rainbow Loom Hook Organizer via Shaken Together

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De-clutter Confessions Guide via Day 2 Day Supermom

Aren’t these great? Do you have a favorite? What kind of organizing projects are you working on? I hope you’ll come by tomorrow at 7pm EST and link them up! If you don’t have a blog, you can share your projects with me on Facebook or Instagram!



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25+ Christmas Crafts

GUYS!! Christmas is next week! Can you believe it?

This time next week, I hope each and every one of you are spending time with the ones you love and enjoying all that this wonderful time of year has to offer.

That being said, tonight’s features and tomorrow’s Creative Connection party will by the last party for 2013! We’ll be back in 2014 on January 2nd and we hope you’ll join us.

Until then, get ready to pin these 25+ Reasons to Get Crafty This Christmas…

25+ Reasons to Get Crafty this Christmas via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #Christmas #crafts #DIY #handmade

{as always, please pin from the original source}

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Homemade Old Fashioned Caramels


Drop Cloth Sweater Stockings


DIY Light Up Twig Trees

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Mercury Glass Mason Jar Lanterns


Gold Leaf Holiday Cards


DIY Striped Mercury Glass Vase


Let It Snow Wreath


Turtle Thumbprint Cookies


Christmas Tree Ribbon Art


Creative Gifts Under $10


DIY Monogram Wreath


DIY Christmas Gift Tags


Mint Sugar Scrub


DIY Wrapping Paper


Holly Jolly Centerpiece Decor


Printable Christmas Gift Tags


Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown


Deco Mesh Christmas Stocking Wreath

DIY Santa Stop Sign (4)

DIY Santa Stop Here Sign

DIY Santa Bag (7)

Easy DIY Santa Bags


Christmas Garland


DIY Garland Christmas Tree


Fresh Greenery Picture Frame Wreath


Santa Gift Card Holders


Sweater Sleeve Wine Bottle Gift Bags


Personalized Wood Slice Coasters


Chevron Flower Christmas Ornaments


Christmas Ribbon Bunting

Make sure to join us tomorrow night at 7 pm EST for the last Creative Connection Party of 2013! We can’t wait to see all of your fantastic ideas and inspiration.

Merry Christmas!


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10 Holiday Ready Home Ideas: Creative Connection Features

The holidays are upon us friends! Meredith found 10 awesome projects from last week’s link party to help you get your home ready for the holidays. Such great projects!! Now I’m getting so super excited for the holidays! Aren’t you?




Sharpie Plate


Paint Stick Evergreen Wreaths


Christmas Art


Fabric Lid Boxes

easy to make towel hooks

Easy to Make Towel Hooks


Glittered Candles


Etched Glass Candle Holders


Chalkboard Christmas Countdown Sign


Black & White Gallery Wall


Rustic & Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape

Most of these ideas can be used for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s just a matter of incorporating the colors and themes you need to fit your style and your home!

birdsonawirefeatured2Grab a button if you were featured! And be sure to join us again tomorrow evening at 7 PM EST for our next link party!


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Creative Connection Features!

Barbara scoured the link party awesomeness and pick out some bomb Thanksgiving Ideas. With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and ahem, Christmas after that!) here’s some inspiration to get you ready for the holiday.

13 Think Ahead Thanksgiving Ideas!

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13 Think Ahead Thanksgiving Ideas via Chase the Star

Hershey's Turkey Nugget

The Pin Junkie


Turkey Trot


Handmade In the Heartland


Paint Chip Turkey


Kleinworth & Co.


Thanksgiving Place Card

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DIY Napkin Holder by Two It Yourself


Thanksgiving Printable by Growing Up Gabel


Fall Framed Burlap


Handmade In the Heartland


Thanksgiving Table Ideas by Michelle Lea Designs


The Happy Scraps


DIY Fall Napkins


Don’t foget to grab a button!

And we’ll see you back here tomorrow at 7 EST with all your latest projects!


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17 Spook-Tacular Halloween Ideas: Link Party Features

Happy October friends! Are you on the countdown for Halloween yet? 29 days and counting! Don’t worry, you have plenty of time and PLENTY OF INSPIRATION right here. Last week’s Creative Connection was full of spook-tacular ideas perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit! 


This week’s features were chosen by Meredith. As always, please make sure to click through to the full tutorial for each feature and pin from the original source!


Simple Halloween Wood Block Characters


Halloween Spider Candles

Halloween Mantel 7

Halloween Mantel


Halloween Ghost Feet Sign

Fall Pumpkin. (1 of 1)-7

DIY Dollar Store Pumpkins


Jack-O’-Lantern Snack Bags

Candy Corn Wreath 1

Candy Corn Wreath


Spider Bottle



Burlap Book Page Pumpkins



15 Minute Halloween Decor


Homemade Caramel Apples



Candy Corn Bark


Potion Bottles



Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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Mummy Munch


31 Halloween Sign


Terra Cotta Pumpkin

How about those great ideas? The only question is which to try first!

Join us again tomorrow night for the latest Creative Connection party!




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10 Free Kids Printables: The Creative Connections Features

Happy Wednesday friends! It’s feature and that means we get the chance to showcase YOUR awesome projects! Since we’re winding summer down and getting the kids ready to head back to the classroom, all the printables you guys linked up last week really caught our eye! No better way to get ready for Back To School than with fun and free kids printables!


Enjoy these 10 FREE Printables for Kids..hope you’re as inspired as I am!

10 Free Printables for Kids

10 Free Printables for Kids

Going Places Printable by RedFly Creations

10 Free Printables for Kids

Summer Lemonade Printable-Clean & Scentsible

10 Free Printables for Kids

Kid’s Binder Organizer Printable by Thirty Handmade Days

10 Free Printables for Kids

School Lunch Jokes by Events to Celebrate

10 Free Printables for Kids

Collection of Free Back to School Printables by Some of the Best Things in Life Are Mistakes

10 Free Printables for Kids

First Day of School Printables by I Should Be Mopping the Floor

10 Free Printables for Kids

Summer Party Printable by Life -N- Reflection

10 Free Printables for Kids

I Love You Because…Printable by The Orchard Girls

10 Free Printables for Kids

Free Printable by Allons-Y Kimberly

10 Free Printables for Kids

Motivational Binder Cover by A Second Chance to Dream

What a great selection of Free Printables for Kids! See you guys again tomorrow night for the party!

Creative Connection


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13 Favorite Creative Connection Features

Welcome to Wednesday friends and another day of fun features! Every week you guys bring your very best!


This week, Sarah from Becoming Martha picked 13 of her favorite projects from last week’s party!

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 Here’s Sarah’s 13 Favorite Around the House and Back to School Projects

Let’s start with my personal favorite of the week… this gorgeous nursery reveal from Picked and Painted!

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I seriously need some of these crates from Now at Home Mom – wouldn’t they be great for under the bed storage too?

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Check out this Cage Light Makeover from Bright Green Door – only $20!

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This post shares the free Ball Jar Printables that Melissa of Redfly Creations used in her gorgeous laundry room:

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I love this School Binder Printable set from 30 Handmade Days. I will definitely be making some of these this year!

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Here’s another great set of binder printables – a Moving Planner from Michelle Lea Designs:

13 Creative Connection FeaturesWouldn’t these Pink Lemonade Cake Donuts from Pint Sized Baker make a great lunch treat on the first day of school?

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I’m about to repaint my bedroom set with Chalk Paint, and this Dresser from Mimi’s Vintage Charm from takes my breath away:
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These Teacher Gift Crates from Shaken Together contain vintage blue Ball jars filled with school supplies and treats :

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Baby girl outgrowing her headbands? TitiCrafty shows you how to turn them into L’il Miss Headbands:

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I also love this Thrift Store Lamp Makeover from Twelve O Eight Designs:

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Make this super sweet Summer Bunting Banner with Simply Suzanne’s At Home:

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And if you need a cute teacher gift, make these Back to School Pencil Treats with Live Laugh Rowe:

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And there you have it – my favorite 13 projects from the past week. Which one will you be making this week? Whichever one it is, make sure you join us again tomorrow at 7 PM est for another fabulous edition of the Creative Connection… as always, we can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week!


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The Creative Connection Features 7/31

Wednesday is here again! And that means it’s feature day here at The Creative Connection. I love showing off all of your incredible talent! We’ve been rocking this party for above a month now, and each week you guys blow us away with your creativity.

Ready for this week’s features?

This week’s features are for all you fabric hoarders out there {you know who you are} and are brought to you by Meredith of Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.


20 Fabulous Fabric Projects

Want to use up some of that fabric stash? Well here are 20 ideas to help you with that!

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DIY Photography Backdrop from The Blissful Bee

Rolled Fabric Tape

DIY Fabric Tape

Reversible Lined Tote Bag


Mason Jar Pin Cushion


Easy Envelope Pillows from Fat Quarters

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Galvanized Tub Ottoman

placemat pillow

Placemat Pillows

simple no-sew capes

No-Sew Capes for Kids


Owl Lovey Blanket

Burlap & State Silhouette pillow

Burlap & State Silhouette Pillow


Painted Monogrammed Pillows


Hamper Basket Makeover


Back to School Locker & Cubby Tote


DIY Upholstered Headboard


Cut Fabric on a Silhouette


Fabric Frame Wall


Padded Portfolio Tutorial

Moose Hoop Art

Moose Hoop Art


No-Sew Pinch Pleat Curtains


Camping Season Wreath

Ready to hit up the fabric store or what? I know I am!

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Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night for the another night of creativity at The Creative Connection link party, 7 pm EST. Until then, if you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out The Creative Connection on Pinterest.


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Good Ideas: Homemade Valentines For Kids

Hi fabulous readers! It’s FRIDAY – hooray! First order of business is: I’m over at my friend Jessica’s blog, Mom 4 Real today sharing a great valentine gift for adults! I would love for you stop over check it out and say hi!

homemade valentine's for kidsNow that we’ve got the adults covered, how about the kiddos! To wrap up this week I wanted to share with you some fun homemade valentines for kids around the blogosphere! I rounded up some of my favorite homemade valentine’s made by some great bloggers!

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Making Home Base Top 5 Posts of 2012

Wow! As we wrap up 2012 I just  can’t believe what a whirlwind this year has been. Lots of ups and downs for my family. One of my biggest joys this year has been this blog. I started it late into the year but since it’s beginning it has been a great adventure and I’ve really enjoyed sharing my latest projects with you all.

Now, I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to post a “best of 2012″ post because well, this blog hasn’t been around long so you really don’t have to go too far back into your memories to recall any of my posts. Although, after reading lots of best of posts around blogland I decided I wanted to jump in!

Top 5 of 2012

So, without further ado here are the Top 5 Posts of 2012 according to YOU.

Let It Snow Winter Wreath Making Home Base

Let It Snow Winter Wreath

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Miss P’s Pink & Gray Nursery

DIY Nautical Coasters Making Home Base

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters

Making Home Base Etched Glass Canister Labels

DIY Etched Glass Canister Labels

Ruffle Christmas Tree Onesie Makinghomebase.com

Ruffled Tree Onesie Tutorial

So there you have it! The top 5 posts this year – or since I started in September :)

I’m so excited to share more projects with you in the upcoming year! If you like what you see, consider following along on facebook or twitter so you don’t miss a beat in 2013! Happy New Year!

Linking up to: Setting for FourThe DIY ShowoffClean & ScentsibleBrassy AppleThe Girl CreativeCraft-O-ManiacSkip To My Lou, Cherished Bliss, Lines AcrossMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaHome Stories A to ZToday’s Creative BlogSugar Bee CraftsCrafty ConfessionsC.R.A.F.TTip JunkieA Diamond In The StuffGinger Snap CraftsThe Winthrop ChroniclesNot Just A HousewifeSNAP CreativitySomeday CraftsLil’ LunaSouthern LovelySavvy Southern StylePractically Functional, Live Laugh Rowe, Somewhat Simple,  Yesterday On TuesdayThe Shabby Creek CottageDelightful Order52 Mantels, The 36th Avenue, House Of HepworthsBeyond The Picket FenceHappy Hour ProjectsAt The Picket Fence, Design, Dining + Diapers, The Frugal Girls504 MainDays Of Chalk And ChocolateLiz Marie BlogMy Repurposed LifeSee Vanessa CraftThe Shabby NestFox Hollow Cottage, Create Craft Love Tidy MomA Night Owl BlogFive Days Five WaysFunky Junk InteriorsSix Sisters StuffTatertots And JelloPositively SplendidNifty Thrifty ThingsClassy Clutter, Too Much Time On My Hands I Heart Nap Time, Its Overflowing, Young & CraftySand & SisalFlamingo ToesTwelve O’Eight



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May Books Giveaway Winner [and] 10 Homemade Christmas Countdowns and Advent Calendars

First order of business; thank you to everyone who participated in my very first giveaway. I am so grateful to May Books for sponsoring. If you haven’t checked out May Books yet, you definitely should! Big congratulations to Aubrey P! You are the May Books giveaway winner! Please email me to confirm.

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While you all are wrapping up your Thanksgiving Day preparations I wanted to share with you guys some beautiful and creative advent calendars!

One of my favorite holiday memories from growing up is getting those little advent calendars where you punch out the paper and they have chocolates inside. I just loved opening each day all the way up until Christmas.

These advent calendars remind me of those good memories, but they are far more fabulous and even better, they are homemade!

Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Tree by Family Ever After

Red Envelope Handmade Advent Calendar by Martha Stewart

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar by Detail-Oriented Diva via Or So She Says

3D Countdown To Christmas by Alderberry Hill

Countdown to Christmas: Wrapped Christmas Books – Kaley Ann

Baby Socks Countdown to Christmas by Martha Stewart

Luminary Advent Calendar by Design, Dining + Diapers

Screen Printed Advent Calendar by Mom’s Crafty Space

Printer’s Tray Advent Calendar by Simply Chic Treasures

Advent Calendar and Printable Activity List by Diary Of A Wannabe Domestic Diva

Does your family do advent calendars? Have you ever made one before? I’d love to hear about! Have a great week, friends!

I encourage you to pin each of these projects, however please do so by visiting the original blog. Thank you!


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Fall Favorites

Happy Friday all! My second full week blogging and I’m loving every minute of it. Thanks for making it so fun! This week has been really inspiring, I’ve seen some fantastic Fall projects.

So, in the spirit of Fall and inspiration I wanted to share with you some of my Fall favorites from around the blogosphere.


Halloween Owl Plate from Uncommon.

Fall Pine Cone FlowerWreath from Today’s Fabulous Finds

Shabby Chic Pumpkin from Cupcakes & Crinoline

Color Block Pumpkins from Illi Style

Rustic Wood Block Signs from Chase The Star

Yarn Wrapped Letters For Fall from Repeat Crafter Me

Popcorn Kernel Wreath from Cherished Bliss

Easiest DIY Fall Decor from Sweet Little Blue Bird

Wood Fence Fall Mantel from Ali Lily Blog

Aren’t they all so festive and fun? Make sure you click on over and visit them!

Have a great weekend!







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