Tag: diy

DIY Antibacterial Hand Soap

DIY Antibacterial Hand Soap

During this time of COVID-19, there are few items I like to have on hand that I cannot get! Toilet Paper, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer and Antibacterial Hand Soap are all things that were not available at the beginning of March in 2020. While this…

Wild Blackberry Harvest

Wild Blackberry Harvest

This was only the second, full year we’ve lived in this house and I got to take advantage of the wild blackberry bushes this year! We literally have wild blackberry bushes littered ALL over our property. I in no way could pick them all myself.…

Master Bedroom Refresh

Master Bedroom Refresh

Hello friends! These past few months I’ve been updating my Master Bedroom. I videoed the entire process and am excited to share the final results!


Here are the links mentioned in the video!

Diffuser

Charging Dock

Bedroom Lights

Ottoman

Rug

Pillow Cases

Charger

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60275812/?query=undefined&icid=iba|us|unbxdsuggestion|201811132211556208_1#/20275814

Disclaimer: Mother Hen Five will receive a very small commission in the use of these links. We appreciate your support and hope this post has been a great help to you!

DIY Spring Decoration

DIY Spring Decoration

Spring is officially here! I do not often decorate for spring, but after our cold snow filled winter, IM EXCITED about Spring! I saw this DIY Craft the other day and had some ideas to improve and so I took the time and made this…

Kimmy’s Fall Favorites

Kimmy’s Fall Favorites

To say, “Fall is my favorite season”, is a bit of an understatement! Somewhere in the middle of all the flavors, colors, decor and smells is a giddy little girl who can barely contain herself around mid August! I can’t wait to drag all my…

DIY Gift Baskets

DIY Gift Baskets

Growing up in a Pastor’s home, we did a lot of entertaining! Even now, one of my favorite things to do is put together the baskets for the special guests that come through. Gift baskets tend to be a little pricey so we always put them together ourselves. We recently had a missions conference and hosted one of the single missionaries in our home. My mom put together a little basket for his room. We also had a vacation planned to see one of my best friends (Stacy) in Indiana, and my oldest sister (Michelle) and her family. My grandfather passed away so we canceled our trip, however I already had these baskets put together as a thank you for hosting us in their homes! Here are a few simple tips and ideas for baskets. Gift baskets don’t have to be expensive to look nice and enjoy! I spent less than $20 on each of these baskets and they were so fun to shop for and put together.

 

First you need to pick what you will be filling. It doesn’t have to be a basket! It can be pretty much anything that can hold objects. Here are a few examples: basket, bucket, boot, cup, purse, jar, etc. BE CREATIVE…or use pinterest!

Next choose your filler. Sure…you can do a basket without filler, but the basket looks so much prettier with filler. I have used several different kinds of filler (paper shreds, material, etc.), but tissue paper is my go to. It cheap and super easy to find! Don’t be afraid if you are doing a bigger basket to use two fillers, maybe material for the bottom and shredded paper in-between items.

I always put some of my filler on the bottom before starting to fill the basket, and then I will add some more around objects when I’m finished.

No let’s talk about the objects you will be filling your basket with. Try and get objects that are different sizes and textures. This is going to help when you fill your baskets. If you get all the same size and texture, it will be really hard to get everything to set right in your basket. You can see from my baskets, there is quite a bit of variety. They were super easy to throw together.

Here are the finished products! (Sorry for the quality of pictures! A camera is on my “wish list” before AnnaLynn arrives.) I chose not to wrap mine. However, if you want to really finish off a basket and make it look amazing, wrap it in clear cellophane wrap and finish it off with a bow! Just a few tips and tricks to make you into a gift basket pro in no time! Below are a few ideas of other gift baskets, with unique “basket” or theme ideas! Think of someone who needs a basket and have fun giving. Be sure to share a photo of your finished product with us! Message us on the website or our facebook page! I would love to see what you come up with!

 

 

Farmhouse Style Spring Decorating (Thrift Store Style)

Farmhouse Style Spring Decorating (Thrift Store Style)

  Spring Décor (Thrift Store Style) If you are like me, I have a lot of decorations for fall and Christmas, but when it comes to spring – not so much.  This year I am determined to add to my décor with a few spring…