the simple hive

Category: crafts & DIY


Teen Girl Spa Party

Two months ago, I was temporarily insane and agreed to letting my teen-aged daughter have a slumber party for her birthday.  Not only did I agree to the sleepover, but told her I would make all the party favors and…

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Sushi Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

For years, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that I need a clone.  In a perfectly cloned life, I’m showering my family with love and affection and the other woman house cleaning. So, if anyone reading this is in…

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DIY Clothespin Bag

Last year, about this time of year, I wrote about our clothes dryer kicking the bucket and building a solar clothes dryer out of necessity.  Because we live in the country with horses for neighbors, we can hang out our…

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Cupcake Crochet Dishcloth

   Follow my blog with Bloglovin While perusing the yarn aisle at my local craft store, I happened upon a free crochet pattern for a cupcake dishcloth. The sign said “Take One”, so I did, because I always do what I’m…

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DIY Chalk Painted Dresser

My world has been rocked. It has occurred to me that I need to change the names of all my kids. Originally, I started this blog with College Bee, Teen Bee, Tween Bee and Baby Honeybee. Now it all must…

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DIY wood-burned spoons

Psst…..yes, you. Do you need a quick gift because you don’t have your act together and you don’t have a gift for your sweet Aunt’s birthday?  For those of you who said “yes”, stop talking to your computer. You will…

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DIY Wood Burned Spoons

Psst…..yes, you. Do you need a quick gift because you don’t have your act together and you don’t have a gift for your sweet Aunt’s birthday?  For those of you who said “yes”, stop talking to your computer. You will…

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goat’s milk and honey soap in the crock pot

When I tell people I make my own soap, I’m sure many of them think it’s a waste of time.  After all, soap is readily available in just about every grocery, drug, convenience and dollar store and it’s inexpensive.  So…

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diy wool dryer balls with essential oils

Now that I have shared with you what I use for fabric softener, I’ll reveal what I use in place of dryer sheets! You are all on the edge of your seats, I know. It’s dryer balls! Dryer balls fluff…

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Wool Dryer Balls DIY with Essential Oils

It’s that time of year again.  Time to welcome spring with a frenzy of cleaning.  Today I’m sharing one of my oldies, but goodies just in case you missed it the first time around. Previously, I shared with you what…

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