DIY Skate Deck Shelf

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Whattya need?

  • Old skateboard decks (wheels & trucks removed)
  • Four large eye bolts
  • 14 gauge coated wire (200 lb. test)
  • Wire snips


How do I make a Skate Deck Shelf?

Step 1: Screw first eye bolt to the ceiling 3" away from the wall. 


Step 2: Screw second eye bolt an additional two inches away from the wall. Doing so will match the spacing of the holes in the skateboard deck. NOTE: For second set of eye bolts, measure 19" from first set and repeat steps 1 and 2.


Step 3: Run wire through each eye bolt. 


Step 4: Run all four strands of wire through the outer holes on the deck. 


Step 5: Decide what length you want shelves to be. Once you’ve done so, tie the wires into knots underneath the deck.  


Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all additional shelves. 


Step 7: Trim excess wire. 



DIY Anthropologie Pom Scarf

I was browsing the ‘fresh cuts’ section of the Anthropologie website the other day hoping to find something for $9.99.  Don’t laugh.  One time I did. I didn’t find that magical “thing” but I did come across a scarf that was on sale.  It was $80, on sale from $168.  Still not a deal in my book.  But what I did decide was that I could make it.  And so can you!

I decided to make one for my daughter.  It’s really more of an accessory than a scarf and I think it would be adorable on a little girl.  I also went with colors that I knew she’d like a for a coat that was needing some punch like this.  But of course, the possibilities are endless and you could make this in whatever color you fancy! The price for mine?  About $10.  And that’s not even the sale price!  Here’s a picture of the original:


Here’s what you need:


Then, make some poms:


And then:









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The Penny Game

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Despite receiving MORE THAN ENOUGH gifts from Santa, by the end of winter break the kids started complaining of boredom. Luckily, the discontent began while I was camped on the couch reading US Magazine, which contained an advertisement for Cougar Town's newest season. So I immediately thought "PENNY CAN!!!" Yet how to stretch a game of penny can over a whole afternoon? Make it into a craft project!!

Here's the scoop:

1. Cut used three paper towel rolls into two, try to make all the tubes various different sizes (so you have six tubes total).

2. Find a piece of thick used cardboard and cut it into a rectangle large enough to hold all six tubes.

3. Ask the children to paint everything.

4. Let dry.

5. Write numbers on all of the tubes (ideally the higher tubes should have higher numbers, but T had his own ideas regarding tube order).

6. Use glue dots to attach the tubes to the cardboard rectangle.

7. Find all the pennies you can find and gather them into one container.

8. Toss!! As silly as the penny game appears (and, yes, I know that it appears rather silly), it's actually quite addictive. Seriously. T and I have now spent three afternoons tossing penny after penny. We can't stop. Even Dan admitted that penny toss was more fun than it looked. And don't worry too much about keeping score, just getting one cent into any of the tubes is hard

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DIY Branch Shelf


Whattya need?

  • Tree branch
  • Hand saw
  • Screw gun
  • 4" screws
  • 3/16" drill bit
  • Phillips head bit


How do I make a Branch Shelf?

Step 1: Find an appropriately sized and shaped branch. Carefully trim any oversized knots from the back of the branch with the hand saw (Grownups only).


Step 2: Find your wall studs. Drill pilot holes into branch that match up with the position of the studs (use drywall anchors if no wall studs are available). 


Step 3: Use the screws to mount branch securely to wall.