25+ Easy DIY Paper Ornaments

20+ Adorable DIY Ornaments made from paper | saynotsweetanne.com

I know, I know. There are other things going on in the world than Christmas. For example, my birthday is this month. My friend is leaving work for new adventures. My neighborhood is selecting a new Association President. But, c’mon guys its Christmas! You can’t blame me for wanting to spruce up my life (and yours!) withRead more

Easy DIY Learning Tower

Easy DIY Learning tower! Start with an Ikea stool, add 7 dowels and 4 boards! Perfect height for little table helpers. | Saynotsweetanne.com

I’m happy to say that my little Squish is a helper. Hubby and I always hoped to include him in family errands and chores, in the everyday tasks that keep a home running. He’s only 18 months old but so far, so good! He loves to “pick up” the blankets and stuffed animals in hisRead more

DIY Wooden Pumpkin Decor

Quick and Adorable Wood Pumpkin | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, I neglect the orange and brown, warm fall colors in decor. I tend to jump right from Spooky and dark Halloween (like this wreath, or this adorable door sign) into the gold and brown tones of Thanksgiving that I’ll eventually transition into Christmas. This year – I’m working a bit harder to stop and noticeRead more

DIY Simple Bracelet

Easy and Beautiful DIY Bracelet. Perfect for kids and beginners, classy enough for fashionistas! | saynotsweetanne.com

I don’t know why I’ve been obsessed with DIY bracelets lately. Maybe because they are so versatile? This simple bracelet can easily be made custom with more colors, different beads, or different charms. They can be big and chunky like these DIY Strappy bracelets, or sleek and simple like these simple DIY bracelets. All in all,Read more

DIY Exfoliating Coconut and Coffee Scrub

Easy DIY Coconut and Coffee Scrub! Great for skin health, and perfectly pampering. | saynotsweetanne.com

I know it doesn’t look like much. I considered not even sharing this Coffee Scrub because it looks, well, like dirt. But let me tell you – you can’t judge this scrub by its color. I’ve been looking for a while for a good facial scrub to use periodically with my DIY Face moisturizer andRead more

Watercolor Stenciled Box

Easy DIY Watercolor Stenciled Box. Great way to dress up a boring craft store box, or add a wash of color to any wooden project! | Saynotsweetanne.com

Sometimes, when you’ve been crafting for a while, you take the techniques you learned along the way for granted. There are ideas, recipes, ways of doing things (like this watercolor stenciled box) that come so naturally you assume others know them too. This home-made watercolor wash using a clear mod podge to resist the paintRead more

Ikea Ektorp Tullsta Rocking Chair Hack

Remake an inexpensive Ikea Chair into an upscale rocker! Ektorp Tullsta rocking chair hack! | saynotsweetanne.com

Why is it my favorite things are always the cheapest? Favorite gift? Craft supplies. Diamonds are nice, but craft stuff is more useful. My favorite restaurant? My kitchen. Favorite chair? That cheap $90 number we bought when we first moved out on our own. I suppose I should be grateful I have inexpensive tastes. EspeciallyRead more

Delicious Cold-Brew Coffee Base

How to make Cold Brew Coffee the easy way! Perfect for iced coffees in the hot months, or just because. | saynotsweetanne.com

I might be a little late on the cold summer drink bandwagon. I realize that. But I’ve just discovered this concoction and I swear I’ll drink it until mid December! (I’ll report back on the validity of that statement). Now, I’ve shared a few delicious hot drinks like DIY Chai Mix and Hazelnut Mocha, butRead more

Easy Iron On Foil Quote Art

Easy Foil Quote Art! Use simple iron on vinyl to create a professional screen printed or foil printed look to quotes and other art! | saynotsweetanne.com

There has been a huge trend for foil/shiny elements in home decor lately. I see tons of beautiful pins of amazing foil art prints that are just too lovely not to want. And believe me, I want them all! When we decided on the theme for baby James’ room hubby and I knew that weRead more

Faux Bois Cake

Faux Bois (Woodgrain) cake. Perfect for woodland themed events, or just because it is beautiful! | saynotsweetanne.com

When we first discovered we were expecting, hubby and I had dreams of a forest themed nursery. Girl or Boy, we loved the idea of soothing green tones, natural wood and serene forest animals. (You know, until the child arrives and the whole house is thrown into chaos.) So when time came for our littleRead more

DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug

Easy DIY Faux Animal Skin Rug. Create an awesome accent rug with just a couple of fabric yards and some ingenuity!  | Saynotsweetanne.com

As a part of our nursery, we  wanted to add a few rustic elements, like a plush “fur” rug. The trouble was, as it is with a lot of home decor, those things are expensive. Last I checked, little boys are not exactly known for treating their flooring with the respect a $250 rug deserves,Read more