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Great Ideas– 25 Fabulous How to Projects {DIY}

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and some of you might need some extra motivation to finish those LINGERING projects.  …Or maybe you need motivation to update your home??  Either way check out these AMAZING DIY’s!  MOTIVATION GUARANTEED!  This is just a taste of some of the AMAZING How-TO  projects that were linked up — be sure to head over and see them all. There were so many inspirational IDEAS!

DIY Charms @ Ruby Jean

Earring Frame @ The Lavender Tub

Quote Blocks @ Tattered & Inked

Play Tent @ Loves List

DIY Anthro-Inspired Deer Pillow @ Sew Homegrown

DIY Chore Chart @ Sabby in Suburbia

Simple Wooden Art @ The Quaint Cottage

Old Bread Board @ Antique Chase

Head & Footboard Bench @ Simply Mommy

How to Stain Brick @ Ask Anna

Crib Turned Front Porch Bench @ 2 Little Hooligans

Jute Bracelet @ Christy’s Cuties

DIY Hall Light @ Addicted 2 Decorating

Quilt Block Tutorial @ The Three Sweet Peas

Kids Chairs @ Adventures of a DIY Mom

Children’s Kitchen @ SAS Interiors

 Pallet Cabinent@ Shabby Love 

DIY Boot Socks @ Oops, I Craft My Pants

Magnetic United States Map Puzzle @ My Decoupaged Life

How to Recover a Car Seat @ 5 Days 5 Ways

How to Square up Fabric @ Living with Punks 

DIY Light Box @ Our Seven Dwarfs

 Ballard Designs Inspired @ Our Lake Life

I Love you The Mostest Pillow @ The Crafting Fiend

Thank you for all of the amazing DIY’s!

This week’s giveaway is from one of my favorite sponsors:

Purse Bling

Jerilyn and Michael Stein, the owners of Purse Bling,  have a desire to help women find harmony with their handbags.

Their products are about making everyone’s life easier and more organized.

How many of us have developed bad habits with keys and cell phones?  Leaving them around the house and having to search everywhere for them, or worse yet, locking the keys in the car.  Now, know exactly where everything is at with just one glance.

Want to switch purses and have 30 seconds?  No problem!  Pull out the Purse Organizer, with all of your items,  and place in the new handbag.

I have an addiction to pretty handbags — the bigger the better! The downside is that I fill them up with all kinds of things and then I am always rummaging around trying to find a pen or my keys. So when Jerilyn sent me this red handbag organizer, I was so excited to try it out. I was amazed at all of the pockets that it has. There is a place for everything! Now when I want my lipgloss, all I have to do is look in the little lipgloss-sized pocket!

And when I want to switch purses, it’s so easy. I just transfer the Purse To Go Organizer from one purse to the other. It literally takes me less than a minute! And I don’t have to worry that I’ve left something important in my other bag!!


Need something a little fancier, of course they have you covered!

Can’t decide which item to get?  

Well, you don’t have to because Purse Bling is giving a $40 certificate so the winner can get an organizer, a purse hook or other awesome item from their store.

And Purse Bling is giving Tatertots and Jello readers a 10% discount and Free Shipping in the US (*orders over 9.95).  Just enter in the code TATER for the discount.

These organizers and purse hooks would make great holiday gifts or even stocking stuffers!!

Come link up YOUR great ideas and enter to win!!


Have a Happy Saturday!!!

Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight!!

PS — Here’s a little information about the Swap A Smile Fundraiser — http://i1.wp.com/www.theidearoom.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/600-wide-banner.jpg

We just wanted to let everyone know how grateful we are to our readers. With your help we were able to raise $1,317 dollars. This is enough money that we are able to provide almost 5.5 children a new smile… Isn’t that so amazing? Thank you so much! We are especially grateful for all the bloggers who donated their fun projects and the bidders who bid on them. Thank you…

Heather M.
Susan A.
Ellen M.
Heather W.

Melissa R.
Megan W.
Jennifer G.
Barb M.

Kimmy D.

If you were one of the top bidders, we will be in contact with you via email with the rest of the details for how to get your items.

We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing and uplifting community.

Swap a Smile Button to Linky Party

PS — Do YOU reward your kids for good grades? Come join in this discussion over at the International Delights Coffee Talk Community! It’s a great way to connect and discuss all kinds of topics!!

This post sponsored by PurseBling:


  1. oh the jute bracelet, so simply but beautiful!

  2. WOW!! Thank you so much for featuring my pallet cabinet! What a great surprise and an honor to be featured on your fabulous blog!!!!

  3. Thanks a ton for featuring my kids chairs!!!

  4. Thanks for all these DIY links! I can’t wait to try some of them for gifts!

  5. Woot Woot! I’m on Tatertots and Jello!! Thanks for the feature! BTW, love your name too!

  6. I looooove that deer pillow! LOVE!

  7. Thank you so very much for featuring my DIY lightbox. I can’t tell you how special I feel to be featured on Tatertots & Jello! You do so many amazing things, I am just always impressed. Thanks again!

    Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

  8. Bookmarked this page…gotta start planning for my DIY Christmas presents! : ) Congrats on the fundraising…that’s AMAZING!!

  9. Thank you for the Lovely feature of my Charm Pendants. As well as all these other beautiful finds. Love thos adorable little boot socks…. : ) have a wonderful weekend

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my Headboard Bench! I’m so excited! What a great way to start out my day :0)

  11. Thank you so much for featuring my Headboard Bench! I’m so excited! What a great way to start off my day :0)

  12. Wow! I pinned nearly everything on this- what a great lineup!! Thank you so much for featuring my blocks :)

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my hallway light! There are so many great ideas and creative projects here. So much I want to try, and so little time!!

  14. Thanks for the feature Jen!

    That is SO awesome that you were able to raise that much money for the Swap a Smile!!!


  15. eeeee! I’m sooo excited that you featured my love you the mostest pillow!!!!

  16. Thank you so much for adding the wooden art project to your list. I’m honored. :)

  17. YAY! Thanks so much for featuring my jute bracelet! What a great thing to wake up to in the morning, but Jen from this amazing blog liking something that I have made! 😀

  18. Thanks for featuring my deer pillow Jen! So many great projects this week :)

  19. Oh thank you so much for featuring my map puzzle!! I was just going through your list cause I love seeing what everyone else is doing and then bam! there was mine! What a surprise! Thanks!

  20. oh wow, thanks for the feature for my crib turned front porch bench. i loving that pallet cabinet and that cute little kids chair!

  21. Jen, my heart skipped a beat when I pulled up your blog and saw my my earring frame featured. Thank you so very much! My friends will want my autograph for being on Tatertots and Jello.