DIY Barrel Planters | DIYstinctlyMade.com

Barrel Planters

DIY, Yard

When we first bought our house I wanted to spruce up our curb appeal with some big planters. The front of our house has 3 french doors and I thought it’d be nice to frame the “real” front door.

First I had to find the perfect pots. I shopped around multiple stores to find the perfect pots that were big enough to hold multiple plants… that’s when I realized planters are EXPENSIVE! Really? $60 for 1 pot thats not even ceramic? No thanks.

DIY Maxi Skirt |DIYstinctlyMade.com

DIY Maxi Skirt

Apparel, DIY

So… its been awhile. Much longer than I’d like to go between posts, but life happened. We got super busy and took 3 trips in the last month. One of those trips being to the beautiful St. John of the US Virgin Islands. I wanted some new tropical outfits to wear on the islands but with all the money we spent on our recent traveling, I didn’t want to break the bank. I have some experience sewing but I wouldn’t call myself an “experienced sewer.” Could I possibly make my own maxi skirts? Sure I sewed our drop cloth curtains… but sew something that I could actually wear (that looks halfway decent)? I was a little intimidated at first but I had the ideas stuck in my head and decided to give it a shot. I’m glad I did!