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20 Lovely DIY Headboard Ideas

Trend: 20 Lovely DIY Headboard Ideas

I always love to suggest making furniture items for your home, instead of buying them finished. I know I can’t make EVERY item in my home (that would probably make me crazy), but there are some items for the home that can be easily made. One of those items that you can easily create: a bed headboard! Below you will find a variety of lovely DIY headboard ideas that range from super easy to make (like a washi tape headboard), to a handmade tufted headboard. There’s something for every skill level.

1) Use washi tape to create a cityscape for a faux headboard. Found on Charlotte Minty.

Use washi tape to create a cityscape for a faux headboard. Found on Charlotte Minty.

2) I love Ikea hacks, and this one looks so simple to make. Head on over to the Sugar and Cloth blog to see the full DIY.

I love Ikea hacks, and this one looks so simple to make. Head on over to the Sugar and Cloth blog to see the full DIY.

3) I’m loving this bookshelf headboard, found on Better Homes and Gardens.

I'm loving this bookshelf headboard, found on Better Homes and Gardens.

4) This is a perfect headboard for anyone on a budget, just paint it on the wall! Found on Oh Oh Blog.

This is a perfect headboard for anyone on a budget, just paint it on the wall! Found on Oh Oh Blog.

5) Make this headboard with birch wood, trim, and paint. The DIY can be found on eHow (created by Dream Green DIY).

Make this headboard with birch wood, trim, and paint. The DIY can be found on eHow (created by Dream Green DIY).

6) Guys, this headboard is made out of spray painted door mats! Check out the DIY on Kara Paslay Designs.

Guys, this headboard is made out of spray painted door mats! Check out the DIY on Kara Paslay Designs.

7) Here’s a quick way to update your headboard without buying a new one. Faux flowers weaved into the headboard, found on Design Love Fest.

Here's a quick way to update your headboard without buying a new one. Faux flowers weaved into the headboard, found on Design Love Fest.

8) This sweet chalkboard headboard would be so fun in a kid’s room. Found on Sparkle Power.

This sweet chalkboard headboard would be so fun in a kid's room. Found on Sparkle Power.

9) I love this string light house shape! Found on vtwonen.

I love this string light house shape! Found on vtwonen.

10) If you want a more rustic headboard, check out this DIY on Samantha Elizabeth.

If you want a more rustic headboard, check out this DIY on Samantha Elizabeth.

11) This faux tile headboard was created for $20! That’s amazing. Find the whole DIY on Sweet C’s Designs.

This faux tile headboard was created for $20! That's amazing. Find the whole DIY on Sweet C's Designs.

12) A vintage sheet, some wall art, and foam boards come together to create this pretty headboard. Found on Happiness is Homemade.

A vintage sheet, some wall art, and foam boards come together to create this pretty headboard. Found on Happiness is Homemade.

13) Sometimes all you need is a bit of fabric or a tapestry to create a backdrop for your bed. Found on The Finders Keepers.

Sometimes all you need is a bit of fabric or a tapestry to create a backdrop for your bed. Found on The Finders Keepers.

14) I would have LOVED these teepee beds as a kid. Found on Babyology.

I would have LOVED these teepee beds as a kid. Found on Babyology.

15) This pegboard headboard gives you the option to move things around. Easily switch out artwork and shelving. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

This pegboard headboard gives you the option to move things around. Easily switch out artwork and shelving. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

16) Isn’t this woven wooden headboard beautiful? Find the full DIY on the Lowes blog.

Isn't this woven wooden headboard beautiful? Find the full DIY on the Lowes blog.

17) Do you love this wood headboard? It’s not really wood, it’s fabric. Check it out on Craft Hunter.

Do you love this wood headboard? It's not really wood, it's fabric. Check it out on Craft Hunter.

18) I’m 90% sure I will need to recreate this for my bedroom. I love it! Found on Dwell.

I'm 90% sure I will need to recreate this for my bedroom. I love it! Found on Dwell.

19) Better Homes and Gardens transformed a couple of vintage doors into lovely twin bed headboards. Find them on BHG.

Better Homes and Gardens transformed a couple of vintage doors into lovely twin bed headboards. Find them on BHG.

20) This tufted headboard is magnificent! The full DIY is on Schue Love.

This tufted headboard is magnificent! The full DIY is on Schue Love.

If you loved these headboard DIYs, check out my 10 DIY Bedroom Makeovers to Update Your Room.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


12 Ideas to Make a Kid Friendly Garden

Trend: Ideas to Make a Kid Friendly Garden

It’s Spring and I’m guessing some of you are beginning to plan out what you will be doing in your garden. What will you plant? Are you building anything back there? How can you make it more kid friendly? I can help you with the last question. Below I’ve shared 12 ideas to make a kid friendly garden.

1) A pathway isn’t just a pathway. Add some numbers to the path to make a DIY Hopscotch game for the garden. Found on BHG.

A pathway isn't just a pathway. Add some numbers to the path to make a DIY Hopscotch game for the garden. Found on BHG.

2) Even though I LOVE cute playhouses, they can be a bit spendy. Skip building a mini house and use fence sections to create a little fort! This fun DIY was found on This Old House.

Even though I LOVE cute playhouses, they can be a bit spendy. Skip building a mini house and use fence sections to create a little fort! This fun DIY was found on This Old House.

3) Gather some rocks and grab some paint to make these very cute garden markers. Get your kids involved to make them. Found on Adventures in a Box.

Gather some rocks and grab some paint to make these very cute garden markers. Get your kids involved to make them. Found on Adventures in a Box.

4) On my to do list: create a fairy garden with my daughter. It’s definitely a fun project to get your kids outside. Found on The Magic Onions.

On my to do list: create a fairy garden with my daughter. It's definitely a fun project to get your kids outside. Found on The Magic Onions.

5) If your kiddo is a bit younger and wants to help you water the garden, this project is for you. I transformed an old milk jug into a kid friendly watering jug. Check it out on The Paper Mama blog.

If your kiddo is a bit younger and wants to help you water the garden, this project is for you. I transformed an old milk jug into a kid friendly watering jug. Check it out on The Paper Mama blog.

6) How fun is this little arbor bench? It’s the perfect size for kids. Found on The Crafting Chicks (from Ana White).

How fun is this little arbor bench? It's the perfect size for kids. Found on The Crafting Chicks (from Ana White).

7) Make a special space in the garden that is just for your kid. Four years ago I made this small raised garden bed for my daughter (she’s so small in the photos) and she still loves it! It’s strictly a strawberry garden now, but it’s hers to take care of and she loves to show visitors her garden. Check out how we made this on the BHG Style Spotters Blog.

Make a special space in the garden that is just for your kid. Four years ago I made this small raised garden bed for my daughter (she's so small in the photos) and she still loves it! It's strictly a strawberry garden now, but it's hers to take care of and she loves to show visitors her garden. Check out how we made this on the BHG Style Spotters Blog.

8) I had to share this full list of backyard games that Better Homes and Gardens put together from 14 different blogs. 14 game ideas to keep those kids busy outside! Check it out right here. The image below is from Studio DIY.

I had to share this full list of backyard games that Better Homes and Gardens put together from 14 different blogs. 14 game ideas to keep those kids busy outside! Check it out right here. The image above is from Studio DIY.

9) Kids go through bubble solution FAST and it’s kind of a pain to be refilling it non stop. Setting a a bubble refill station is genius! Found on Peninsula Kids.

Kids go through bubble solution FAST and it's kind of a pain to be refilling it non stop. Setting a a bubble refill station is genius! Found on Peninsula Kids.

10) My daughter doesn’t really like drawing with chalk on our walkways (we do have chickens walking around bugging her), so this framed outdoor magnetic chalkboard would be perfect! We could attach it to our fence and she can draw away. Found on My Colortopia.

My daughter doesn't really like drawing with chalk on our walkways (we do have chickens walking around bugging her), so this framed outdoor magnetic chalkboard would be perfect! We could attach it to our fence and she can draw away. Found on My Colortopia.

11) Create this wooden slice pathway to cut a path through your grass. Kids will have fun hopping along the path through the yard. Found on Better Homes and Gardens.

Create this wooden slice pathway to cut a path through your grass. Kids will have fun hopping along the path through the yard. Found on Better Homes and Gardens.

12) Okay. Your backyard is now the kid friendliest backyard around, but where are you going to store all those toys? Hide them in a storage bench. Storage and seating in one piece. Found on I Heart Organizing.

Okay. Your backyard is now the kid friendliest backyard around, but where are you going to store all those toys? Hide them in a storage bench. Storage and seating in one piece. Found on I Heart Organizing.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard/Patio on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Trend: 8 DIY Ideas to Transform a Dull Backyard or Patio

The rain is slowing down a bit here in Portland, so I’m ready to start spending some time out in my yard. Since we tore down our detached garage last Fall my husband and I are exploring the Internet to find inspiring ideas to help makeover the yard. It’s currently a mud pit, but we shall change that soon! Below you will find 8 ideas I found this week that really inspired us.

1) Check out these 7 great ideas to create a stylish backyard. This before and after is so amazing. Found on One Kings Lane.

Check out these 7 great ideas to create a stylish backyard. This before and after is so amazing. Found on One Kings Lane.

2) Learn how you can create an outdoor living space in your backyard, on BHG from Tiny Sidekick.

Learn how you can create an outdoor living space in your backyard, on BHG from Tiny Sidekick.

3) A little landscaping, some paint, furniture, and some pretty decorations came together to for this patio makeover. Found on The DIY Playbook.

A little landscaping, some paint, furniture, and some pretty decorations came together to for this patio makeover. Found on The DIY Playbook.

4) I love how this blogger broke down all the costs for their backyard makeover. Check out how they did this on a small budget! Found on Beginning in the Middle.

I love how this blogger broke down all the costs for their backyard makeover. Check out how they did this on a small budget! Found on Beginning in the Middle.

5) This patio is bland no more. The added furniture and pops of color take this patio from blah to wow! Found on the Home Depot blog.

This patio is bland no more. The added furniture and pops of color take this patio from blah to wow! Found on the Home Depot blog.

6) See how an architect transformed this barren front yard into a comfortable outdoor living room, found on the LA Times blog.

See how an architect transformed this barren front yard into a comfortable outdoor living room, found on the LA Times blog.

7) If you already have a nice patio built, just add some colorful furniture to spruce things up. Found on Remodelaholic.

If you already have a nice patio built, just add some colorful furniture to spruce things up. Found on Remodelaholic.

8) You don’t need to buy all new furniture and decor to decorate your backyard, check out how this backyard was transformed with thrifted items. Found on the Liz Marie blog.

You don't need to buy all new furniture and decor to decorate your backyard, check out how this backyard was transformed with thrifter items. Found on the Liz Marie blog.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

We are still fresh into the new year, but some people (ahem, me) are already starting to ditch their New Year’s resolutions. Let’s not let that happen. One of my goals is to keep up with meal plans so my family and I can eat healthy and we stick to our grocery budget. I do have a 3 month old baby so that’s a valid excuse for slacking a bit on this goal, but I will not give up yet. I created some easy to use Weekly Meal Planner free printables to help keep this resolution going. The printable has a space to write out your meal idea for each day and there’s even a space for the shopping list for that week.

To keep me on top of this resolution, I used Command Strips to attach three cute clip boards to the wall and I put my meal plans on these boards. I can plan out our meals and shopping list for the next three weeks. Guaranteed this will bring our dinner stress levels down. We don’t usually plan out our breakfast and lunches (we tend to eat the same thing for all of those meals), but there’s plenty of room in each daily meal plan space to write out your breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.

Free Weekly Meal Planner Printable

If you prefer reusable planners you can laminate or frame this printable and use dry erase markers for your meal plan sheet. Just take a photo of your shopping list before you head to the store, and you’re good! The printable menu comes in three colors: black and white, orange and blue, and colorful. Click on those links to download your own free Weekly Meal Planner printables. Be sure to click “scale to fit” before printing.

Need more inspiration to keep those resolutions? Below I’ve shared a couple of neat ideas to organize your life.

This command center will help you keep track of all the activities your family has coming up. Found on Beneath My Heart.

This command center will help you keep track of all the activities your family has coming up. Found on Beneath My Heart.

Keep your mail, coupons, and homework organized and easy to find with a folder rack. Found on Mom on Timeout.

Keep your mail, coupons, and kids homework organized and easy to find with folder rack. Found on Mom on Timeout.

You know what drives me nuts? Toys laying all over the house. Instead of running the toys back to my daughter’s room each time I pick up the living room, I can just toss them in a bag with her name on it. She can put those toys back in her room every couple of days instead of me. That’s a win. This family command chores center was found on The Yellow Cape Cod.

This family command chores center was found on The Yellow Cape Cod.

What resolutions did you make this year, and have you stuck with them?

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


15 Spring Organizing Ideas on the Better Homes and Gardens Blog.

Trend: Spring Organizing Ideas

Spring is just around the corner. Something about the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer makes me want to clean my house. Maybe all this daylight shows off the mess in my house better? Ha! Whatever it is, I’m ready to tackle some Spring organizing in my home. Below you’ll find 15 ideas to get you ready for Spring organizing.

1: Get the laundry basket off the floor and make this lovely embroidery hoop hamper. Find the DIY on Making Nice Midwest.

Get the laundry basket off the floor and make this lovely embroidery hoop hamper. Find the DIY on Making Nice Midwest.

2: Make use of all the space in your bathroom. Add a shelf above the door. Found on Martha Stewart.

Make use of all the space in your bathroom. Add a shelf above the door. Found on Martha Stewart.

3: Who else is tired of your shaver falling into the tub during showers? Check out this clever and quick DIY to keep those razors in place using PVC pipe and plastic ties, found on Family Handyman.

Who else is tired of your shaver falling into the tub during showers? Check out this clever and quick DIY to keep those razors in place using PVC pipe and plastic ties, found on Family Handyman.

4: I love this clever toothbrush storage idea. Found on Oh Oh Blog.

I love this clever toothbrush storage idea. Found on Oh Oh Blog.

5: If you have an electric toothbrush, using a broom clip is a neat way to keep it off your counter. Found on Family Handyman.

If you have an electric toothbrush, using a broom clip is a neat way to keep it off your counter. Found on Family Handyman.

6: Add grommets to your rubber gloves to hang them inside a cupboard door, found on Iron and Twine.

Add grommets to your rubber gloves to hang them inside a cupboard door, found on Iron and Twine.

7: Once your gloves are organized, you can move onto organizing the rest of the items under the sink. Use a tension rod to hang cleaning supplies. Found on Jen Thousand Words.

Once your gloves are organized, you can move onto organizing the rest of the items under the sink. Use a tension rod to hang cleaning supplies. Found on Jen Thousand Words.

8: Lids. They are EVERYWHERE and so hard to find in my home. That is probably because we just toss them in a drawer. I think it’s about time we changed that. Organize your lids with wire racks, found on BHG.

Lids. They are EVERYWHERE and so hard to find in my home. That is probably because we just toss them in a drawer. I think it's about time we changed that. Organize your lids with wire racks, found on BHG.

9: It can be frustrating to quickly find a utensil in a messy drawer while cooking. Make your own utensil rack with wire mesh rebar. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

It can be frustrating to quickly find a utensil in a messy drawer while cooking. Make your own utensil rack with wire mesh rebar. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

10: Set up a work station on the side of your refrigerator to keep your notes and pens in one spot. I made this work station using old tins and containers. From the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Set up a work station on the side of your refrigerator to keep your notes and pens in one spot. I made this work station using old tins and containers. From the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

11: Place a shelf riser in your refrigerator to add more space to place food, from Martha Stewart.

Place a shelf riser in your refrigerator to add more space to place food, from Martha Stewart.

12: Displaying your jewelry on vintage jars. Check it out on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Displaying your jewelry on vintage jars. Check it out on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

13: Never lose track of an earring match again. Use buttons to keep those earrings together! Check it out on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Never lose track of an earring match again. Use buttons to keep those earrings together! Check it out on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

14: Skip the boring (and not so pretty) television stand and install shelving around a wall mounted television. Found on Decorola.

Skip the boring (and not so pretty) television stand and install shelving around a wall mounted television. Found on Decorola.

15: Tired of losing the remote in the sofa? Add some Velcro to the back of your remotes so they can attach to something. You will always know where they are, as long as they are put back. Ha! Found on Brie Brie Blooms.

Tired of losing the remote in the sofa? Add some Velcro to the back of your remotes so they can attach to something. You will always know where they are, as long as they are put back. Ha! Found on Brie Brie Blooms.

If you loved all of these ideas, check my Spring Cleaning Organization Ideas from a couple years ago.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


14 Closet Organization Ideas on the Better Homes and Gardens blog.

Trend: 14 Closet Organization Ideas

An organized closet can really change a home. Sure, a closet is typically closed off from the rest of the house, but if it’s organized and clean you’ll smile each time you open that door. Below I’ve gathered 14 Closet Organization Ideas to inspire you to organize your home.

1) This linen closet makeover is amazing and inspiring, from Fox Hollow Cottage.

This linen closet makeover is amazing and inspiring, from Fox Hollow Cottage.

2) Use file organizers to sort the towels in your bathroom closet. Found on The Real Thing With The Coake Family.

Use file organizers to sort the towels in your bathroom closet. Found on The Real Thing With The Coake Family.

3) Can you believe this closet was made for $50? I’m impressed. Check out how Design Build Love here.

Can you believe this closet was made for $50? I'm impressed. Check out how Design Build Love here.

4) If your closet is big enough, install a peg board onto the wall to organize your accessories. Found on Martha Stewart.

If your closet is big enough, install a peg board onto the wall to organize your accessories. Found on Martha Stewart.

5) I love this idea for storing hampers. They are in the closet and slide in and out. So clever! Found on Around the Farmhouse Table.

I love this idea for storing hampers. They are in the closet and slide in and out. So clever! Found on Around the Farmhouse Table.

6) This isn’t exactly an organizing tip, but a beautiful closet would make me want to keep it organized and clean. Adding paint to the interior really adds a pop to your room each time you open it up! Found on Classy Clutter.

This isn't exactly an organizing tip, but a beautiful closet would make me want to keep it organized and clean. Adding paint to the interior really adds a pop to your room each time you open it up! Found on Classy Clutter.

7) Storing shoes in clear boxes make it easier to find the perfect shoe for your night out, on Better Homes and Gardens.

Storing shoes in clear boxes make it easier to find the perfect shoe for your night out, on Better Homes and Gardens.

8) If you don’t want to buy a bunch of clear containers for shoe storage, check out this shoe rack IKEA hack, found on Curbly.

If you don't want to buy a bunch of clear containers for shoe storage, check out this shoe rack IKEA hack, found on Curbly.

9) This post is full of great tips for organizing your closet, on Finding Home Farms.

This post is full of great tips for organizing your closet, on Finding Home Farms.

10) Adding a door organizer to the back of a closet door will really add storage space to the closet, from My Sweet Savannah Blog.

Adding a door organizer to the back of a closet door will really add storage space to the closet, from My Sweet Savannah Blog.

11) I always have a hard time storing purses. If I put them in a box, I forget about them. If they sit on a shelf they just fall out all over the place. Better Homes and Gardens uses a tension rod and shower curtain rings to display purses, found over here.

I always have a hard time storing purses. If I put them in a box, I forget about them. If they sit on a shelf they just fall out all over the place. Better Homes and Gardens uses a tension rod and shower curtain rings to display purses, found over here.

12) I have a ton of tights and this idea is great. Hang a row of clothes pins on the wall and hang tights from them, from Lana Red Studio.

I have a ton of tights and this idea is great. Hang a row of clothes pins on the wall and hang tights from them, from Lana Red Studio.

13) These bungee cord hangers are perfect for all those sunglasses I have, from Brit and Co.

These bungee cord hangers are perfect for all those sunglasses I have, from Brit and Co.

14) Do you have some items that need to be stored in boxes? Dress up those boxes in cute fabric and maybe take a photo of yourself wearing the contents so you know what’s in there. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

Do you have some items that need to be stored in boxes? Dress up those boxes in cute fabric and maybe take a photo of yourself wearing the contents so you know what's in there. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


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