Why I’m Here

In these modern days of endless tutorials, craft ideas and DIYs, it can get a little overwhelming when wading through the endless ocean of Pins and Instragram posts and YouTube videos. I’m here to try out those DIYs so you don’t have to!

Have you ever been browsing Pinterest late at night and thought to yourself, “This Pin sure is neat, but I’m not sure it’s worth the effort?” Fear no more! Allow me to waste my time so that you don’t have to waste yours!

No one wants to jump head first into what is seemingly a simple project only to realize halfway through that it’s simply not going to work out. What I endeavor to do is give each project an honest go and report back to you with results and opinions on the process and whether or not a DIY really is worth your time – and perhaps to provide you with a bit of entertainment along the way!

If there’s a Pin or DIY that you would like to see me try, let me know in the comments below!

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Pintertest: DIY Bird Feeder with Rooster

Hello internet! enDIYvor here to try out another DIY project!

Here recently we had a hail storm, which we don’t get very often. The stupid blobs of ice destroyed our bird feeder, which had been attracting a wild variety of birds to our yard – including some that we had never seen before and others we don’t see often. So, naturally, the first thing I did was search up some ways to make my very own bird feeder. Because that’s the normal response, rather than just going and buying a new one, right?

My husband, Rooster, actually did a majority of the work for this one, so I will be commandeering him to help out with descriptions.

Here are the things we’ll be using for this DIY.

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DIY Sugar String Easter Egg Baskets

Hello internet! enDIYvor here to try out another DIY project!

Today I’ll be attempting to make a special holiday craft – DIY sugar string Easter egg baskets!

First and foremost I want to apologize for my absence last weekend. Rooster hurt his back, so we had to make a weekend trip to the doctor and I had to help him out. Y’know, ’cause I love him and stuff. He’s doing much better now, so I felt like I could go ahead with a new project.

I actually found this tutorial while browsing Facebook, which is why this is not  “Pintertest,” rather a plain ol’ DIY. The instructions are fairly simple – a mixture of sugar and water spread over a string wrapped balloon dries to be a sparkly, beautiful Easter egg decoration. Let’s see what happens!

Here are the things I’ll be using for this DIY.

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Pintertest: DIY Paint

Hello internet! enDIYvor here to try out another DIY project!

Today I’m going to attempt to make DIY paint!

I’ve seen this one several times and was intrigued. How can just 4 ingredients – water, salt, flour, and food coloring – combine to make paint? I’ve been skeptical about seemingly simple projects before that actually turned out, so I’m hesitant to start pointing my finger and sobbing in betrayal just yet. Let’s find out!

Here are the things I’ll be using for this DIY.

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Pintertest: DIY Marbled Paper

Hello internet! enDIYvor here to try out another DIY project!

Today, I’m going to be attempting marbled paper!

I’ve seen this Pin popping up occasionally, and because it touts itself as so ridiculously easy I just had to give it a go.

The basic idea is that with using just shaving cream and food coloring, you can create beautiful, colorful marbled paper, envelopes, stationary, etc. I’m a little skeptical.

Let’s get this rolling!

Here are the things I’ll be using for this DIY.

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Pintertest: DIY Shower Jellies

Hello internet! enDIYvor here to test out a Pinterest DIY!

Today I’m testing out a pin I’ve seen making rounds lately: DIY Shower Jellies!

If you are familiar with Lush, you may be aware of these and be familiar with what they are. But for those of you who have no idea what a shower jelly is, let me inform you. Shower jellies are a gelatinous form of soap, whether it be shower gel or shampoo. Think of a little lump of Jell-O that you keep in your shower to use in place of a bar of soap. They’re super fun to use and even more fun to play with!

The instructions for these DIY Shower Jellies seem pretty simple and straightforward. All you supposedly need is water, shower gel (or shampoo, if you’d like) and unflavored gelatin. Glitter is optional.

Alright, let’s get this DIY rolling!

Here are the things I’ll be using for this DIY.

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