Sharing a peek into an upcycled antique DIY desk using milk paint that will be going in the girls' bedroom. Get a look at this ongoing project over at KaraLayne.com!

Upcycled Antique DIY Desk Using Milk Paint

Originally when I shared about this DIY project I was taking on, I wasn’t sure how it would go. Why? Because I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and use a color for the refinish. I know, I know. My neutral-loving heart was on the edge of its seat the entire time! However, I […]

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Simple, classic, and a solution to a problem. We made a DIY hat rack for the boys room and I love the end result and the added decor it has brought to the space. Sharing a full look into this weekend DIY project over on the blog!

DIY Hat Rack for the Boys Room

Weekend projects are the best, aren’t they? We had a good time with this simple DIY hat rack for the boys room. And this specific DIY was all Tanner. He has taken an extreme interest in wood crafting and creating, building, and restoring. So much so that he decided to add it as one of […]

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Jan

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I absolutely loved how this project turned out! I am sharing all about our DIY framed TV project and how we built it. Catch it all over on KaralLayne.com!

DIY Framed TV & How We Built Ours

I’m so excited to finally share the DIY framed TV we made happen in September for our living room. I love the idea of framed TV’s and have seen many incorporate the Samsung one into their homes. I wanted to set out to create a little bit more of a statement and with a smaller […]

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Jan

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Sharing my favorite neutral painted furniture ideas and inspiration. I think it can be such a beautiful look to give an old furniture piece a fresh face with some upcycling work and paint! I hope you find these projects as inspiring as I did - my wheels are already turning!

Painted Furniture Ideas & Inspiration for a Neutral Look

Getting ready to dive into another DIY project, and I have been scouring Pinterest for painted furniture ideas and inspiration. Why? Because I think I am going to go with a color for this next project. There are two things I learned from spending time gathering visuals and ideas: FIRST THING There is a lot […]

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Jan

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I am sharing how to DIY yarn pom poms to dress up your gift giving! I love the added texture and the layer it brings and they are super simple to create. Catch it over on KaraLayne.com!

DIY Yarn Pom Poms to Dress Up Your Gift Giving

When it comes to giving gifts, I absolutely love how a few added extras within the wrapping details can make what’s inside even more special. A little layering, a little texture, just that something extra makes it feel even more heartfelt. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own DIY […]

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Dec

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Sharing how I make my Christmas tree smell real. Just because you use a faux tree doesn't mean you can't get that amazing tree smell - without the synthetic fragrances. Catch the how to over on the blog!

How I Make My Artificial Christmas Tree Smell Real

Don’t get me wrong. I love my faux tree, but I also love that scent that only fresh tress and garland can bring. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t re-create it for ourselves! I wanted to share with you how I make my artificial Christmas tree smell real. You can easily find room sprays […]

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Nov

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Need an easy DIY Halloween Costume Idea? I am sharing our take on the classic ghost costume for this year's costumes for the kids. We had so much fun with this one! Catch it now on KaraLayne.com.

Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas: Classic Ghost

I’m sure my current yearning for simple days gone by had something to do with this year’s costumes. However, when I brought it up to the kids their eyes lit up and they loved it. Nothing beats the easy DIY Halloween costume ideas as a mom, you know? Especially when you have five. But there […]

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Oct

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Taking you into a DIY armchair upcycle project we did. This was my first time reupholstering a piece, but I love seeing this in our living room. It was worth all the blood, sweat, and tears! Catch the entire project and the jaw-dropping before and after over on KaraLayne.com!

DIY Armchair Upcycle Project

This summer began a hunger for finally making this temporary house a home. I shared that I was going to change my attitude while we are in this season of waiting for the homestead that we know is out there for our family. But I also had a need to keep my mind busy, to […]

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Oct

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This DIY insect repellent without harsh chemicals is our favorite for the summertime. Just a few essential oils, witch hazel, and some water and it keeps the bugs and ticks away for all of our outdoor adventures. Get the recipe and free label download now on KaraLayne.com

DIY Insect Repellent without the Harsh Chemicals

It’s summertime which means an infest of pesky bugs while we are outdoors trying to enjoy the sun. I loved finding a way to protect little ones from bug bites while also not dousing them in toxic ingredients. I wanted to share an easy and very effective DIY insect repellent without the harsh chemicals. There […]

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Jun

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Sharing an all-natural DIY pink salt face and body scrub. So moisturizing, helps detoxify, and gives your skin a deep clean. Catch it now at KaraLayne.com!

All-Natural Homemade Salt Body Scrub

Nothing beats a good exfoliation… you know what I mean? Especially when it helps to sluff off the layers of winter and that dead and dry skin. It is so refreshing! I wanted to share with you my recipe for an all-natural homemade salt body scrub that you are going to love! Unlike sugar scrubs, […]

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Mar

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DIY non toxic sports odor eliminator spray to keep those odors at bay for your athlete. Catch the recipe and how-to over on KaraLayne.com #DIYOdorEliminator #DIYSportsEquipmentSpray #NonToxicDeodorizer #EssentialOils #NonToxicCleaner

DIY Non-Toxic Sports Odor Eliminator Spray

If you are a mom of an athlete you know where I am going with this post. From cleats to pads, things can get kind of funky and goodness knows we need some tricks up our sleeves to combat it. I wanted to make sure and share with you what I found to really work […]

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Oct

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DIY Valentine cards with a little sass. Including a free printable, this year's cards are so much fun and we had a blast creating them. Catch more over on Haus of Layne #ValentinesDay #DIYValentines #DIYValentineCards #ValentineFreePrintable #ValentinesCardsFreePrintable #ValentinesCraft #ValentineCraftIdeas #ValentineCraftIdeasForKids #ValentineCardsForKids

DIY Valentine Cards with a Little Sass

Listen, honey… believe me when I say ‘I love you’! I figured we could spice it up a little bit this year – wink. Whether you have kiddos needing to share Valentines with classmates or you’re looking for festive holiday crafts for homeschool activities, my little ones and I had so much fun with these! […]

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Feb

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