Category: DIY

  • Give Your Tropical Garden a Gift This Holiday

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    It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your garden to make sure there are sufficient water and nutrients available. Now is a good time to give your garden the Christmas gift of love and attention by being observant. Some parts of East Hawaii have experienced more than enough rain this year. […]

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  • DIY Holiday Decorations Spice Up the Holidays

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    Christmas is right around the corner and there is ALWAYS more to get done! Here are 3 more decoration ideas that are super easy, low maintenance, and great to use year after year! Turn Beach Treasures Into a Garland Mix summer memories in with your holiday decorations this year by stringing sand dollars, starfish and […]

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  • DIY Paper Ornaments to Make with Kids

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    Turn patterned card stock into three-dimensional ornaments in just 7 steps. Match the papers’ colors and patterns to your home’s decor or choose holiday-specific patterns and use the paper ornaments, instead of a traditional bow, to top wrapped gifts. Materials Needed: assorted patterned card stock large, scallop-edge circle punch repositionable adhesive dots or double-sided tape […]

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  • DIY Advent Calendar Made From Recycled Button Down Shirts

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    Turn an assortment of past-their-prime men’s shirts with pockets into a colorful holiday countdown the kids will love. Materials Needed: pocketed men’s dress shirts buttons needle and thread sewing machine fabric scissors linen or cotton duck fabric by the yard felt numerical stencils black marker spool of 3/4-inch canvas banding iron iron-on adhesive tape Cut […]

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  • 3 Quick and Kid Friendly Holiday DIYs

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    The holiday season is a great time to do holiday crafts with your friend and family! Here are 3 amazing, quick, and kid friendly DIY projects you can try in the week leading up to Christmas! Remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as you can with all our holiday crafts! 1. Get Creative […]

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  • DIY Chalkboard Stocking Hangers

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    Why buy a cookie-cutter stocking hanger when a custom one can be made with a few staple workshop tools? This project is a perfect way for the woodworker of the family to contribute to the holiday decor. Materials Needed: two 1/2″ x 6″ x 4″ poplar boards (for two holders) table saw router wood glue […]

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  • DIY Christmas Present Centerpiece

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    Wow your holiday dinner guests with an eye-catching, nature-inspired gift box centerpiece. Because it’s taller than it is wide, you’ll have plenty of room for a large, festive feast on the table around it. Materials Needed: three packages of sheet moss (available at craft and hobby stores) scissors hot glue gun and glue sticks 1 […]

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  • DIY Classic Holiday Wreath

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    Create a wintry forest scene for your front door by adding bottlebrush trees and mini ice-skating figures to a foam wreath that’s been wrapped in holiday fabric. Materials 12″ foam wreath fabric strips (in desired pattern) bottle brush trees and bushes scaled miniature ice-skating figurines 1 1/2″-thick ribbon scissors hot glue gun hot glue sticks […]

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  • 3 Christmas Decorations You Can DIY

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    Tis’ the season to DIY holiday decorations! Homemade decorations always turn out better (and if they don’t they have that great thing we call character!) Check out these 3 great DIYs! 1. Personalize Seating Give your dining room chairs a holiday update by whipping up these chair swags — no sewing required. Just cut red […]

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  • DIY Snow Free Snowman for Tropical Homes

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    A sturdy wooden support + 3 faux evergreen wreaths = a friendly outdoor snowman who won’t melt, making him the perfect decoration for snow-free climates. Plus, using faux wreaths, rather than fresh, means you can display him year after year. Materials Needed: 1 small evergreen or flocked wreath 1 medium evergreen or flocked wreath 1 […]

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