5 great DIYs to do this weekend including how to make dog biscuits, how to make a stamped necklace, how to upcycle silverware into a wind chime, free arm warmers crochet pattern, and free towel turban sewing patterns.
May is a weird time for crafting, at least it is down here in the South where it’s already hitting high 80’s – low 90’s. Feels a bit like Summer, so I decided to pull finds from the top of my lists that would make great weekend projects.
It’s been nearly a month since our last Weekly Dose, I’ve been busy with several different projects including a new booth I got at America’s Antique Mall in Melbourne, Florida. Check out my April Visit!
April’s Waffle of the Month is an easy Cake Mix Waffle for 1.
For April’s Pinterest Challenge, I shared how to transform an ugly bookshelf with wrapping paper. If you are a blogger, and would like to join the Pinterest Challenge, I invite you join our Facebook group. If you aren’t a blogger, I invite you to join my DIY Home On Rockwood Lane Community group.
And our last Weekly Dose, which featured 5 Spring DIYs.
On my EyeLoveKnots blog, you’ll find:
- Shay Collar – Free Crochet Pattern
- Crochet an Apple for Teacher Appreciation – Crochet Pattern Review
- Cozy Cabled Throw Pillow – Crochet Pattern Review
- Lily’s Floral Mug Rug – Free Crochet Pattern
- And more Spring finds at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 383!
And if you like the layered floral necklace from Happy Hour Projects found below, you might also like these Spring DIYs I shared in the Weekly Dose 5.
Homemade Chicken and Wild Rice Dog Treats from A Cultivated Nest:
Yes, my tasty finds are usually for people, but I have had this recipe on my list for a while. Any dog lovers out there? This is an excellent, healthy option to store bought treats. I have a cat, and I don’t think he’d eat these, but perhaps I will bake some, and give to my dog loving friends.
Stamped and Riveted Floral Layer Necklace (Free Jewelry DIY) from Happy Hour Projects:
This necklace was made to match these earrings. I really like that the necklace goes a step further than just the same teardrop charm with the personalized riveted, stamped name charm. I can even see a birthstone charm (or several) hanging from one of the jump rings on the name banner.
DIY Silverware Wind Chime (Photo Tutorial) from Interior Frugalista:
This wind chime is a wonderful upcycle! It combines a sugar bowl, tea cup saucer or bread and butter plate and silverware. Great project for when you have chipped or scratched china you don’t know what to do with. Marie includes a photo tutorial showing the process, and even a video clip showing it swaying in the breeze.
Vintage Style Arm Warmers with Thumbholes (Free Crochet Pattern) from Whistle & Ivy:
This crochet pattern is a remake of her original Vintage-Inspired Armwarmers which is simply that – arm warmers. This redesign includes includes to make them with armholes so they will be more secure, and cover more of your hands. Either way, gorgeous design – I love the feminine shell edge, not to mention those buttons!
Girls Stay in Place Turban Towel (Free Sewing Pattern & Photo Tutorial) from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom:
This turban towel is such a handy make! It’s available in girls sizes, and especially perfect when it’s cold out. I kind of like the idea of this in a gift basket with other similar items for a girls birthday.
Linked Up To…
All About Home #91 – Common Ground
Home Matters Linky Party #331 – Modern on Monticello
Craft School Sunday – Creative Jewish Mom
Happiness is Homemade – Decor Craft Design
Handmade Monday #227 – Sum of their Stories
The Really Crafty Link Party #266 – Keeping it Real
Creatively Crafty Link Party #275 – Life Beyond the Kitchen
Artsy-Fartsy Party #344 – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Create, Bake, Grow & Gather Party #468 – Shabby Art Boutique
Unlimited Link Party 25 – Grammy’s Grid
Hearth and Soul Link Party – April, the 21st Century Housewife
You’re the Star Blog Hop – Decor Craft Design
Fabulous Party #371 – Lou Lou Girls
589th Inspire Me Tuesday – A Stroll Thru Life
Party in Your PJs #358 – The Apple Street Cottage
Your Whims Wednesday #511 – My Girlish Whims
Thursday Favorite Things #489 – An Artful Mom
Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop – Scratch Made Food
Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #281 – My Bijou Life
Friday Favorites – Busy Being Jennifer
Funtastic Friday Link Party #332 – Simply Beautiful by Angela
A Morning Cup of Joe – The Cottage Market
Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 385 – EyeLoveKnots