Posts tagged DIY projects
Top tips to make your own beach home on a budget

There are many ways to create a cozy beach cottage look with inexpensive coastal-inspired decorating ideas that are affordable. How I discovered valuable tips on ways to find DIY tips and projects from free to a budget that won't break the bank. I love my beach cottage because the coast is here when I am not living there yet. (This is an old post long time ago so the pictures aren't great.)

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What was I thinking!

Do you ever have an experience that you know better but it took a few times before the light bulb came on? When looking back at some of the huge times that, I'd call it an "airhead moment." I decided to share my funniest moments in business as well as in life the little "mishaps," that occurred along the way. Here are my insights into: "what the heck was I thinking," when I did these crazy "little mishaps." First of all, need to give you a look behind my unique and innovative ideas to show you why it cracks me up. It didn't take one time to figure it but sometimes a few tries at the most unbelievably "why didn't you get it the first time," thinking. Following that is where I've summarized parts of significant times where I can look back and bust up laughing how crazy it was. 

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Top DIY Tips And Hacks that will amaze you

Have you ever had a hard time making beautiful things yet you're unable to find the right color you need, style of decorations, or in my case, anything beach related to use for decorations? Keep reading as I reveal my top secrets on how to accomplish this in the most unbelievable and out-of-sight DIY tips and hacks for creating your own and where to find examples or ideas for finding things to use or you can make from them

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DIY reclaimed wood nautical beach wall decor

Do you like to try new crafts that take only an hour and are easy to do? First, you must find unique items to create a beautiful, quick, and easy craft project. That isn't as easy to do. I found this reclaimed wood while I was taking photos of the railroad tracks along the back roads that are being repaired or I think just debris left over that hasn't been touched in years. 

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"Behind the Scenes" Basketry Making

My love for making sea kelp baskets is an art in which I have started since I was in grade school with learning how to make my own materials and furthermore complete the process in areas that take years to learn among practicing techniques that are part of the history behind basketry making. I wanted to share how I have built my crafting business in areas that I have started to expand in vast areas that reflect my talents and artistic ability. To illustrate a better understanding of the materials used and the history of basketry following my own summary of my skills I decided to give you a more detailed history of my knowledge of what my ability in this area that has made my reputation behind designing and creating every basket. Another reason is I have been working on making my baskets into more ways and using new materials to create designs from my experience I have learned over the years to broaden my skills to move up my level of expertise.

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How to Weave a Basket Using Sea Kelp

The art of weaving basketry takes years to become an expert in creating exceptional designs using different eco-friendly materials and added in colors of sinew, twine, raffia, and dying any materials that are used for basketry. Growing up I learned many skills and crafts and with that background, it's made it easier to move up by professional artistic abilities in these areas. I thought that I would use sea kelp to weave a basket that I'd normally used with materials such as wicker, willow bark, reeds, that are much stronger and durable that make it easier to work with when weaving. I decided "why not be unique and use sea kelp." What a difficult and long process that took me to figure out how and then to complete the project but, Oh What A Blast!

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DIY Dritwood Nautical Wall Art

Whenever you go to most coastal beaches, you can see piles of driftwood among other debris piled high and I always wanted to try and learn how to make driftwood items. I see my fellow designers and artists that can make stunning driftwood art pieces and wondered how they can come up with ideas when all I can't see beyond the pieces what pieces would look good for designing new art pieces. One of my favorite shops is DriftingConcepts on Etsy

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