Category Archives: DIY Projects

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3 Easy Steps: How to Create a Breathtaking DIY Floral Wall Hanging

Whether you’re wanting to display a floral arrangement with great sentimental value to you or just wanting to add a new dimension of vintage beauty to your walls, this DIY floral wall hanging idea is for you. I have done this floral wall hanging twice now (once with my wedding bouquet and once with flowers… Read More


Healthy Snacks for Kids: 5 ABC Back-to-School Snack Ideas

Another year of school is right around the corner! Are you looking for back-to-school snack ideas? The best kind of snacks are quick and easy for you to make, healthy, and yummy to your kids. Well, I’ve got five snack ideas for you that I think will fit all of those criteria. Whether you need… Read More


25 {Boy} Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Under Construction baby shower Inspiration: construction zone Colors: yellow, black Decor: hardhats, shovels, dirt, construction sign, yellow construction trucks Food: oreo “dirt” cake, Ho Hos, yellow frosted chocolate cupcakes, chocolate milk, brownies No Pink Allowed! baby shower Inspiration: treehouse, clubhouse Colors: aqua blue, brown Decor: wood, paint splatters, plants, children’s handwriting, aqua blue balloons, metal… Read More


Weird Holidays in August you Didn’t Know Existed

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate each day, then look no further! The DIY Lighthouse has a DIY category called “Holidays” where we give you holiday inspiration and ideas on decor, food, parties, etc. But sometimes it is nice to have a reason to celebrate every day. Therefore, we did some research and discovered… Read More


How to Throw a Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

   Being a mommy is such an important, beautiful thing, so celebrating Amber and her little hungry caterpillar on the way was a must-do.  Turns out, Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” provides amazing inspiration and acts as the perfect shower theme to honor both mom and baby. Style Baby showers are a chance to… Read More


41 Ways to Say THANK YOU with Candy

See larger image MARS Chocolate Fun Size Candy Bars Mix 33.9-Ounce 60-Piece Bag New From: $9.14 USD In Stock Are you needing to show a little appreciation? We’ve all got someone we need to thank. You may need to give a big thank you to a teacher who went above and beyond for you, a coach who… Read More


Dining Set: DIY Modern Makeover

Every piece of furniture has a story.  My dining set was adopted into our family when we first moved to Minnesota. Now remember, while in graduate school you can’t just buy a dining set like you can an ice cream cone, hence my search for the ultimate deal. After some required patience and eating from… Read More


Reupholster Tip: Stretch Like Canvas

This tip is very helpful when starting on a reupholster project. It saves time and helps give the finished product a professional clean, look. With any shape, be sure to stretch and staple the fabric on opposite ends of all the sides before putting more staples throughout. For example, put your first staple at the… Read More


Should I Use Real or Fake Wedding Flowers?

The dress, the bridesmaids, the invitation, the cake, the venue… the flowers…. There are a zillion decisions to make as a bride-to-be and hopefully this post will make the following question easier: Should you use real or artificial flowers at your wedding? Take this short personality test to find out! Personality Test for Choosing Real vs. Fake… Read More


How to Make an Easy and Cheap DIY Wedding Bouquet

(Condensed Version) DIY Wedding Bouquet Short on time? On a tight budget? No problem! Here is a short 5 step tutorial on how to make an easy and cheap DIY wedding bouquet. (This page contains affiliate links that we may be compensated for. Your clicks and purchases help support The DIY Lighthouse at no extra charge to you.… Read More