How to Make a Chalkboard ~ Serving Tray

Hey guys!  It’s almost summer and all I can think about is how excited I am to have friends and family over for cook-outs!  I love fun and easy ways to dress-up any plain ‘ol get-together and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve come up with this week! I came up with a {…Read More…}

Magnetic Board DIY

Hey friends! As many of you know, one of our very favorite things to do is to find an old item, ‘shanty’ it up a bit, and give it a whole new life.  It really is what started our whole site.  I always like keeping my eyes out for old frames!  There are so many {…Read More…}

Anthropologie Inspired Chalkboard Tablets by Jen Woodhouse

Hey friends!  Please help welcome our final guest blogger friend, Jen Woodhouse!  She has brought you a really fun project today! It’s no secret that the Shanty Sisters inspire my socks off. I’ve completed several of their amazing projects, including their outdoor box planters, knockoff Restoration Hardware nightstands, and rustic planter box centerpiece. So when {…Read More…}

Office Makeover and More! Cleverly Inspired

Hi all! My name is Tracie and I am author of “Be inspired to be clever” That is my mission on my blog. I am always sharing something new…whether it is a project, decorating tip, recipe, or crafts. My hope is that you enjoy learning too…and you pass it on.   I am thrilled {…Read More…}

DIY Wreath for Spring!

Happy Monday guys! This will be a great project for any of you like me that still have your Fall wreath hanging… I know. Bad. I fixed that problem though!  I made this new wreath in under 30 minutes and under $10!  Woohoo! Here is how it turned out… Simple but oh so CUTE! So… {…Read More…}

Scrap Wood Vase

Hi friends!  Hope you are all having an awesome week!  Ash and I are traveling at the moment… We will be hitting 4 cities in 2 weeks (with 8 kiddos at home) Your prayers are appreciated 😉 I do have a fun project to share with you guys today though!   I’m calling this a {…Read More…}

Mother’s Day Gift & Free Printable

Good Morning guys!  Happy Monday!  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a fun time to share this great printable I did for my mom!  I love handmade gifts that are big on thought, but don’t make you broke.  To me, you don’t need to spend a ton of money {…Read More…}

Glass Bottle Wall Vase

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fun weekend!  I spent mine working on a new piece of furniture (coming Wednesday) and making these cute little wall vases for my living room!  Here is how they turned out… These are SO EASY and cheap to make! Let’s get started! You will need a 2x8x8 {…Read More…}

Shoe Clips – DIY

Hey friends! I had an epiphany over Easter weekend, and I am here to share the results with you.  I love shoes…. Almost as much as I love DIY.  I was looking for the ‘perfect’ shoes to finish off an outfit and had no luck finding them.  That’s when I decided to improvise.  So, I {…Read More…}

DIY Chalkboard and Key Hooks

Hey there!  I am so EXCITED about this project today!  Chalkboards, key hooks and a mixture of galvanized hardware and stained wood are a few of my favorite things and this project has them all! This cutie was SO easy!  Don’t let the fancy cuts on the sides fool you!  This is a beginner project {…Read More…}

DIY MIrror

Hey there!  I’ve been on a mirror kick lately and I’m loving it!  This week, I spent about $20 and 2 hours on this cutie! I LOVE it:)  It’s the perfect weekend project and you get so much bang for your buck!  Here’s how you can make your own:) I started by purchasing this 14-inch {…Read More…}

Closet Organization – DIY Belt Hanger

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend! I am here today sharing another quick, simple and easy Shanty Storage Solution!  I love to organize, especially when I can do it real cheap.   My latest victim… My belts!  I created this super simple belt organizer that hangs in my closet.  It makes {…Read More…}

Free Printable – Letters & Numbers

Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a great week!  Today I will be sharing a super easy project!  This one can be customized for any room in your house and I have done all the hard work for you!  I have been thinking of a fun way to do my son’s name for {…Read More…}

iPad Display – DIY

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday!  How many of you cook recipes off your iPad like me??  I always have mine when I am cooking in the kitchen, and I was always having to lean it up against the candy jar or coffee maker which led me to create this little guy… It’s my iPad display!  It {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Art ~ $15 Wooden Frames

Hey there!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I got busy building these cuties! They were quick, easy and only $15 each!  They are HUGE and a lot of BANG for your Buck;) Here’s how you can build your own!  (My purchases and cuts are based on 3 frames).  ***I suggest measuring as you go, {…Read More…}

DIY Mirror ~ Pallet Art

Happy Friday!!!  As promised, I’m back to share how I made this super cute mirror that I have on top of my DIY Floating Ledge! It was SOOO easy and quick!  And, it only cost me about $25! Here’s how you can make one for your home! I started with this mirror that I found {…Read More…}

Wood Shim Table Runner DIY

Hey hey! I am SO pleased with how my latest project turned out!  My dining table has looked naked since Christmas, and I have been on the hunt for the perfect table runner.  It only took me a couple of months to come up with something, but I would say it was worth the wait. {…Read More…}

Conversion Chart DIY – Free Printable

Hey guys!! I hope you all had a great weekend!  I spent mine in San Antonio with my two oldest girls for a cheer competition.  I now lack hearing and sleep, but I did have a fun time with my girls! I have had this next little project in my head for sometime.  I remember {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Art ~ Gallery Frames

Hey friends! I hope you all had an awesome weekend!  I had an eventful week last week.  I managed to have 2 children in the ER with stitches 5 days apart… ‘Mom of the Year’ right here! So… I decided to tackle an easy project over the weekend.  I needed something simple and quick and {…Read More…}

DIY Sign ~ Welcome

Hey there!  We are so excited about our new site makeover!  Our goal is to help you navigate through our projects more efficiently and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! I’m happy to kick-off our new look with this very easy and inexpensive “WELCOME SIGN” that I created in about {…Read More…}

DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder

Hey friends! I hope you are all having an awesome week!  I am here today to share  my DIY Hot Glue Gun Holder!  This baby is something every girl needs! My Meme gave me a glue gun holder years ago.  I loved the idea, but there were things about it that didn’t work so well {…Read More…}

Free Printable ~ Memory Jar

Hey there!  I am really excited about this cute little Memory Jar!  I got my inspiration from all of the ideas on Pinterest suggesting to start a jar of great things that happen in 2013!  On New Year’s Eve of 2013, we will open the jar and read and remember all of the awesome times {…Read More…}

DIY Wooden Block Label Holders & a Giveaway

Happy Friday!  Can’t believe we are already at Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas! For Day 7, I chose to share an easy and cheap way to add a little fun to your Christmas meals These fun label/place holders are quick, easy and so cheap!  They are a great way to dress up {…Read More…}

$3 Photo Display Gift & Free Printables!

Hey friends!  To keep up with all of our Christmas projects, make sure to FOLLOW us on Instagram! Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Event! You guys know my love for cheap but thoughtful gifts!  With 5 kiddos, and a huge family I am always trying to find awesome gift ideas {…Read More…}

Handmade Christmas Gifts ~ DIY Lap Desk

Hey there!  I am kind of feeling “on top of things” right now because it is not even December and I already have a few things crossed off of my Christmas list.  One of those being our Teacher gifts this year!  I usually wait until the last minute and throw something together but this year {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Art ~ Alphabet Wall

Hey there!  I have been trying to decorate my kids bathroom for quite a while now.  I’ve been torn on a style/theme because I have two older boys and a baby girl.  I need something unisex but I also want it to be a “kids bathroom”.  I knew right when I saw the awesome alphabet {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Art ~ Pallet Sign

Our little sister’s family just moved into their new home and Whitney and I have been helping her fill it up with all sorts of DIY fun!  The latest addition is a large Pallet sign to display over her mantle! It cost about $15 total and was sooooo easy to make Here’s how I did {…Read More…}

Fall Sign

Hey there!  So, remember my Pumpkin Planter Box I shared last week?  Well, I wanted to add a little something to it!   I made this fun Wooden Fall Sign for free with scrap wood!   I lucked out and didn’t need to make any cuts.  I used a 1×2 and a 1×8!   I {…Read More…}

DIY Wreath – Fall!

Hey guys!  My VERY favorite season is just around the corner, and I am so excited!  Temperatures briefly dropped below 100 here in Texas, and I decided it was time for my new Fall wreath! Here is how mine turned out this year! This wreath is SO easy and quick to make! You will need {…Read More…}

DIY Chalkboard Tags

Well, it’s back-to-school next week and this is always a hectic time in our house!  I did manage to whip up these cute Chalkboard Tags and I love how versatile, cheap and easy they were! Here’s how easy they were:) I purchased a bag of these unfinished, wood circles at Hobby Lobby.  They are uner $1 after the %50! {…Read More…}