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How cute is this?! And what a great (and inexpensive) gift idea!

Just a few supplies…

Photo Credit: A Beautiful Mess via Hen’s Basket (Facebook)

And be sure to check out the tutorial for all of the information…

I’m going to be doing this on plates to put up on our living room shelf. I can’t wait!

Have a great day, everyone!

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Hey, everyone…

DadDad’s on vacation this week!
Not only does this mean we get more family time,¬† but I also get a chance to tackle a few things on my project checklist ūüėÄ

One of My Project Goals: Pallet Wood Patio Table

Photo Credit: ApartmentTherapy.com

Check out Shabby Love’s site for this step-by-step TUTORIAL.

Hopefully you are able to find wood pallets around you…
We go to a Lumber Liquidators about 45 minutes from us… worth the drive! We pick up a bunch at a time for various projects around the house and the best part is that the pallets are FREE!¬†

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on more of our pallet wood projects…

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Hey, everyone…

Every once in awhile, you come across something that just sticks in your mind…
you love it, you think about it an awful lot, you dream about it…
and you set your mind to making it…

Did I mention that this has been on my mind for over a year now???

Meet my new pallet wood project: The Garden Fence

Photo Credit: CamelotArtCreations.Blogspot.Com

We live in a second story walk-up apartment, but we have this space beside our front door that would be perfect for this…

Check out Camelot Art Creations for the TUTORIAL¬†and while you’re there, have a look around her site and Etsy page and get ready to swoon ‚ô•

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Hey, everyone…

We were looking for a simple and budget-friendly way to create space in our very humble apartment. I didnt want to buy a spice rack because we are already short on counter space, so I decided to see if we could use our leftover pallet wood and put a very simple spice rack up on the wall.

We needed something light (as in weight) because our apartment complex is older and it’s questionable whether or not the walls can hold something heavy, even if the shelf were to be¬†anchored.

Here’s what we came up with…


Pallet Wood Spice Rack (PalletWoodPrincess.Wordpress.Com)

¬†A perfect fit in the small wallspace that we have…

Pallet Wood Spice Rack (PalletWoodPrincess.Wordpress.Com)


It’s nothing fancy, just another budget-friendly idea for something you can make out of pallet wood…

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Hello, friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to do some crafts for myself.
Most of the crafts that I do are with Little Monkey.

And just a quick thank you for your patience as I get both of our blogs organized.
If you’re interested in more home decor and adult crafts, we hope you find this blog (The Pallet Wood Princess) of interest. If you’re looking for toddler/kids crafts, recipes, parenting,¬†ways to save $ by making homemade products (laundry detergent, homemade bread, etc), then please be sure to check out our family blog The Trials & Triumphs of a Passionate Parent.

And now… to share with you this craft that I am just itching to make…

I came across this today and fell in love!


Photo Credit: Here We Are Together

I absolutely love how simple and natural this is…
And it’s such a simple and fun project…
Click HERE for the tutorial

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Hey, everyone!

In keeping with the spirit of homemade decorations and gifts this year, I wanted to share with you today’s craft that we will be working on with our Little Monkey… pipe cleaner snowflakes. We have a ton of pipe cleaners in our craft area and they are in all sorts of colors, so this is just what the MomMom ordered… FREE! ūüėČ

Photo credit: MarthaStewart.com

String them to hang around the house or on your tree! This year, we hung ornaments in the windows, so I’m excited to make these and add them to the display…

Click HERE for the tutorial… hope you and your family have a fun time making this inexpensive craft! Thank you to It’s Written on the Wall¬†for posting this craft.


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Hey, everyone!

I have a list of DIY projects that I keep… and constantly add to! I just tackle them one at a time whenever I can. Sometimes the projects are seasonal, so they get bumped back a bit. But here’s a few that I have on my to-do list… if DadDad sees this list, he will probably pass out ūüėČ

Pallet wood signs…

Photo credit: TheCreativeCrate.blogspot.com

Pallet wood mirrors…¬†

Photo Credit: Bucketsofburlap.blogspot.com

Pallet wood headboard…¬†

This is one of my favorite quotes! Wanting to do this sign with pallet board border… not a chalkboard though… I have a serious issue about chalkboards- Eeeeek! Yeah, weird, I know…

Photo credit: Easiepeasie.blogspot.com

What’s on your To-Do Craft List Scroll??

Happy Crafting!

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Hey, everyone!

Thanks to It’s Written on the Wall for posting this up… so simple to make & a great way to save on those expensive store-bought finger paints.

Photo Credit: EasiePeasie.blogspot.com

Just a few simple ingredients and you’re good to go…

Photo credit: Easie Peasie

 Happy Finger Painting!!!

Please note: Since this post, I have moved my Kids Craft posts to my parenting blog.
Please visit us at The Trials & Triumphs of a Passionate Parent to see all of our Kids Crafts.

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Hey, everyone!

This post is a repeat… it was originally¬†on our family blog, but since I’ve started this craft blog, I’ve decided to relocate the post to its new casa… here. The original candle lantern¬†tutorial called¬†for those small clear vases you can find at¬†The Dollar Store. Check out the step-by-step tutorial HERE.

I wanted to work with things that I have around the house, so I used a mason jar. I also substituted this straw-type rope (from Home Depot) instead of the twine. I’ve had this rope lying around the house for years! I try to use it whenever I can in any decorations around my home because when I revamped my childhood furniture, instead of drawer handles, I used that rope. I just like for things to tie in with the furniture without being too matchy-matchy. The rope itself¬†is thick, but you can simply¬†unwind a few pieces and use those thinner pieces to tie around the neck of the mason jar. Dont forget to check out the tutorial to see what other supplies you will need. Click HERE.

Here’s my mason jar¬†version of candle lantern¬†with rope around the neck of the jar…

Easy to make mason jar candle lantern

Here’s one of our bedroom dressers¬†with rope handles… This was the inspiration for the rope on the mason jars. The dresser itself is in our kitchen, where I absolutely LOVE it! I have this thing about taking pieces of¬†furniture and using it in rooms you wouldn’t think to put it in… and Im loving the simple &¬†creative¬†storage it brings to the kitchen…

Dresser with rope handles

I’ve decided that I will make a few of these candle lanterns for our back balcony in the spring time. In the meantime, a couple in our home since I love candlelit windowsills and some in the bathroom, of course… ahhhh, nothing more relaxing than¬†a candlelit bath…

Hope this inspires you to come up with a few ways to change this up and make it your own ūüėÄ

Happy Candle Lanterning??! LOL!

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Hey, everyone!

Most people¬†think that blowing bubbles is an activity only for¬†sunny¬†& warm weather… oh, no, no, no. Not in this family, I tell you! We MomMom wears flip flops in Virginia winter weather, so it’s only appropriate that I would mix & mash the seasons that I choose to do activities, right?

Today’s weather: 55 degrees, cool, and windy. Little Monkey wanted to blow bubbles outside and the store bought mix on our shelf had sketchy stuff floating around the bottom. So I had to find a homemade recipe with exact measurements for each ingredient STAT (with things that I already have in my home, of course!)… and wah-lah!!!


    • 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid
    • 2 cups of water
    • 2 teaspoons of sugar
    • Optional:¬†a drop or so of food coloring for a colorful kick to your bubbles

I mixed everything up in a large mason jar to store and then put part of it in a toddler-friendly plastic bottle. It was a great activity that I needed just to get us outside for some exercise today.

Hope you’re enjoying your day as well!

Please note: Since this post, I have moved my Kids Craft posts to my parenting blog.
Please visit us at The Trials & Triumphs of a Passionate Parent to see all of our Kids Crafts.

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