I’m Becoming A Leaf Blowing Expert (Among Other Things)

October 01, 2013   //  Posted in: DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects   //  By: Emily   //  2 responses

I’ve written a few posts recently for DIY Network that might pique your interest:

1. I’ve been the driving force behind getting our own, super-powerful leaf blower, because I expect all of our leaves to plummet off the trees in 4…3…2…1…. Eight months pregnant or not, I think the backpack models are the winner, and I’m waiting for someone to tell me otherwise. Consider this post your guide.

Leaf blowin' Mama.

2. Dudes, I figured out an easy way to make my own pillar candles using inexpensive flexible plumbing couplings. I high-fived myself for days.

How to make DIY pillar candles at home.

3. I never did a tutorial on the centerpieces I created for our wedding last winter, though I always meant to, and this time of year it’s really fitting for all you brides planning your own earthy-rustic-beautiful wedding days. They cost me all of, oh, I don’t know, an hour of my time and zero dollars. Check them out now for yourself.

4. Crafty glass paints won me over, and I added some detail to the frames housing a few of our Azores honeymoon photos.

Glass picture detailing using Martha Stewart paint.

5. I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and I really needed an upgrade in my luggage tags, so I made my own (and it’s out of wooden paper).

Custom luggage tag! See this DIY tutorial.

  • jb @BuildingMoxie
    4 years ago - Reply

    the Fernco just keeps giving. love them and I’ll hi-five you too. absolutely one of my all time favorite tools, my Leaf Blower (just wait till you decide to brake it out for demo clean up). Admittedly even I haven’t manned up, check that … homeownered up to a backpack. I think you’ll look great, a papooska on the front, leaf blower on the back. oooo great gift idea: toddler-sized eye and ear protection … though I’ll tell you the hum will put the little one right to sleep. ha!

    • Emily
      4 years ago -

      Baby eye protection! Good idea. I’ll add it to the registry. Ear protection is also on the list, not that we’ll be taking the munchkin to many rock concerts, but it’s probably good to get them used to wearing a pair if a chainsaw is going to be constantly raring in the background.

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