The Life of Jennifer Dawn: DIY Projects and Printables for the Home

Monday, January 4, 2016

DIY Projects and Printables for the Home

Over the last few days, I've been sharing my top 20 posts of 2015. There were five delicious recipes and ten super fun crafts that have already been reshared! That just leaves five more that fell into the category of HOME--nesting if you will.

It actually surprised me that five of my printables and projects for the home fell into the top 20. This felt like a year that I didn't accomplish much with our house. I certainly wasn't the year of the hallway and bedroom makeover or the year of our fabulous master bath remodel. I had so many grand plans for DIY projects I wanted to do in our home this year, but they just didn't come to fruition.

I did kick-off a kitchen remodel, but even that didn't get done. Most of the cabinets are painted and the whole area has been redecorated. What's still left? Well, I have one more section of cabinets to paint, hardware for the cabinet doors to install, plans for a new sink, and a tile backsplash to complete. Whew! This is the year though! It will get done. "Someday is now" as Myquillyn Smith wrote in her book The Nesting Place. Afterall...
"Creating a beautiful home is a journey, not a destination." --M. Smith
Here are a few tiny pieces of that journey for my home...

1. Printable Planner Page
The motivation behind creating this planner was better time management. I wanted to be more intentional about my days and carve out time for not only myself but also for all of the things that are on the docket each day. This is a great page to print off a whole slew of and bind them together or print just one to place inside a page protector that can be written on and erased.

2. Homeschool Room
We have the homeschool looking pretty good. I have some plans for the back wall. That's on the list of things to get done this year too.

3. Framed Chalk Love Notes
Last February I made these framed chalk hearts. I left the glass off the frame so they could be written on. There are two of them--one for the hubby's nightstand and one for mine. It was just a fun idea I had for a way to leave notes to each other.

4. Quote Printable and Craft
This was a fun project to do. I designed a printable and showed how it could be framed or transferred onto wood for a unique piece of art. Click on over to take a look.

5. Sparkly Fairy Fort for a Girl's Room
This project was pure magic. I created a glittery fairy fort for my little fairy princess. She has now switched to a teepee, but this was so cute while it was up.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at a few of my home posts from the year. Be sure to also take a look at the top recipes and crafts for the year! I have high hopes for 2016! It's going to be the year I finally get to share the work on my kitchen and the fabulous DIY projects I have planned! What plans do you have for your home this year? Anything exciting? I'd love to hear about them.
Happy homemaking!
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  1. I love your printable Daily Planner! Pinned to my group Printables Board! So pretty! Thank you!

    1. I'm so glad you like it! I hope you are able to print some off and put them to good use. Have a great day!

  2. The sparkly fairy fort is a dream come true! I wouldn't mind having that in my own living room just for myself :)

  3. Printed your daily planner. One of my new years resolutions was to better organize my day when I'm at home and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!


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