If you've got a drawer full of old keys and don't know what to do with them, we've got DIY inspiration that will have you looking at them in a whole new way. From whimsical wind chimes to sparkling jewelry, we've found 10 creative ways to turn basic keys into something really special.
Instead of letting pots and pans take up sink space sitting and soaking, attack baked-on dishes with homemade eco-friendly soft scrub. Along with cleaning your pans without harsh chemicals or scratching scrubbers, this concoction works easily and leaves dirty dishes clean without causing them any harm. And this soft scrub only costs pennies to make with ingredients you probably have in your pantry.
After all your hard work planning the wedding, take it easy by making simple and sweet favor bags that cost less than a dollar to make. You can find just about everything you need at your local dollar store, making this wedding DIY perfect for any budget. A cute stamp personalizes the bags, and enlisting your bridal party in helping with this fun project gets these favor bags finished in no time.
Cats can't resist an empty box. The intrigue, the fun, and the opportunity for cozy cuddle all seem to temot our feline friends to jump in and explore. Cats are curious by nature, which makes this collection of kitties having a great time in cardboard boxes seriously adorable and the perfect thing for a quick chuckle. From cats who think they're invisible once tucked inside to ones that seem indignant at being bothered while having a bit of cat-in-the-box fun, click through for a few cats that can't get enough of a cardboard box.
The Brookfield Zoo welcomed an adorable Angolan Colobus baby monkey just a few weeks ago, and this little one is seriously sweet. Baby Angolan monkeys are born completely white, turn gray, and then black, which is the color they'll remain through adulthood. This unique primate is native to the dense rain forests of central Africa and are thriving in zoos. Click through for pictures of the new addition and a few interesting facts about Angolan monkeys.
Make cleaning pretty with this easy DIY that repurposes plastic mesh produce bags into something seriously cute and functional. Instead of buying pot scrubbers, make your own for only a few dollars. And this is a fun girl-party activity, perfect for gathering everyone's empty mesh bags and filling with colorful tulle. The finished pot scrubbers are adorable and do a great job softly cleaning baked-on pots and pans.
Stand out with a chic and upcycled wedding bouquet made with repurposed materials. From buttons to paper to sparkling jewels, all of these amazing bridal bouquets will last for years to come.
Many of the unique arrangements are budget-friendly and can be personalized in special ways by these amazing Etsy artisans. Click through for a collection of swoon-worthy upcycled wedding bouquets that you can buy or use as DIY inspiration.
If you have wood floors, then you know that keeping them clean and glowing can be a challenge. From streaky cleaners to ones that leave a waxy buildup, finding the perfect cleaner for your hardwood floors that isn't harsh or filled with chemicals can be costly. Instead, toss together this eco-friendly homemade wood-floor cleaner that will wash your floors for only pennies. Spray directly on wood floors, make the cleaner in a bucket, or pour over cotton clothes to make reusable floor wipes. Plus, this floor cleaner isn't harsh on hardwoods and cleans without leaving unwanted streaks or waxy residue.
March was a wonderful month for our favorite celebrities and famous furry friends. From Grumpy Cat gracing the red carpet to several lucky pups hanging out on our favorite sitcoms, click through for a few of the best celebrity social media snaps from the month of March.
Freshen your sheets with a heavenly and easy DIY linen spray that lengthens the time between washings. And this refresher also does wonders cleaning and reviving mattresses. Scented with your favorite essential oil, this homemade concoction is just the right thing for spritzing on clothes, sheets, pillows, and feather beds. And it costs just about nothing to make.
We all know April showers bring May flowers, which makes this upcoming month perfect for heading outdoors with your pet to enjoy the changing season. In the animal kingdom, April is a month dedicated to frogs, keeping animals safe, and celebrating ferrets. We've got the month of April covered with the perfect must haves for your furry friend, from umbrellas for dogs to fresh Spring cat collars. Click through to check out our cool finds.
Keep your furry friend in great shape by sticking with a healthy diet. Sometimes the same dry food gets boring, which makes adding fresh nibbles to your pet's food bowl a fun and exciting way to stay fit. Sure, you can go all the way and attempt to make your own fresh pet food, but simply adding a few natural elements is a great way to start. Click through for easy suggestions and great products that will have your pet eating fresh.
When traveling, or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax your worries away. And making your own is a great way to repurpose an old shirt. Filled with scented rice, this DIY eye mask can be warmed or chilled and stays put thanks to an elastic headband. Instead of paying top dollar for a specialty mask, this soother only costs a few dollars to make. And this fun project is a great party activity that doesn't require a sewing machine — just the help of a sewing kit. So call your friends, and get busy making these easy homemade eye masks.
Polar bears are big, bumbling, and just adorable — and they sure love the snow. We can't get enough of these amazing wild animals, from Siku, the adorable polar bear cub, to the family of bears showcased in the new film To the Arctic. Following a family of polar bears through the challenges of living on the frozen tundra, the stunning movie opened in theaters March 26 and is available on Blu-ray 3D combo pack and digital download, too. Click through for a peek at this amazing adventure.
There's nothing sweeter than a puppy trying to learn new tricks, which makes this little guy's attempt at playing catch simply adorable. Here's a short video that will definitely leave you laughing.
If you're tired of reaching for cleaning products with ingredients you can't even pronounce, then head to your local grocery store for a few basic components and make your own. These eco-friendly concoctions will leave your house sparkling. From window cleaner to grout whitener, you'll be amazed at how easy these DIYs are to pull off. And after making the initial investment for the all-natural ingredients, these cleaning supplies cost pennies per concoction to make. Click through for a collection of our favorite eco-friendly homemade cleaning products.
If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphone using Instagram or Hipstamatic but don't know what to do with those square shots, then try making your own canvas print. Instead of tossing down the cash for square picture frames or paying up to $20 a pop for a professional small canvas print, try this easy DIY that rings in around $5. Pick up a square canvas at your craft store along with Mod Podge, which is basically the adult version of white glue. And no need for fancy photo paper; basic printer paper works wonderfully. So select your favorite print, and get ready for a picture-perfect project.
As we round the corner of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, pups everywhere are crazy over March Madness. We rounded up a collection of pooches who know how to get in the game — from dunking dogs to dribbling pups — and some of these dogs are serious contenders. Click through for an elite selection of eight basketball dog videos that will wow you with their slammin' abilities.
Make scrubbing your bathroom easier with the help of a homemade toilet bowl cleaner that really works. And this commode cleanser leaves your powder room nice and fresh and costs just about nothing to make. Vinegar and baking soda mix together creating serious bubbling action, which does all the dirty work for you. Sans harsh chemicals, this eco-friendly natural toilet bowl cleaner will keep your bathroom sparkling.
Have you ever noticed there isn't an actual list of ingredients on your dish soap? Instead of tossing down the cash to pick up the top grease-fighting brand, try your hand at making your own eco-friendly liquid soap for just pennies per bottle. And you can personalize this dish soap with your favorite scent, turning washing dishes into a new favorite activity. Repurpose an old container for a fun and cute sink-side cleaning companion.