Crafts & DIY


Make an Upcycled Twin Headboard Bench #TigerStrypesBlog 10

How To Make an Upcycled Twin Headboard Bench #TigerStrypesBlog #Upcycled #Bench It seems like when you think that you have the perfect piece of furniture, you end up needing something else.  We had a cute set of bunkbeds for our son, be he ended up not really liking them.  We took the top off and had just the bottom for awhile, and then he needed […]

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Learn How to Make an Outdoor Brick Bench #TigerStrypesBlog 17

Learn How to Make an Outdoor Brick Bench #TigerStrypesBlog You can call them bricks, or blocks…whatever you want.  I have seen things like this in home improvement store catalogs, and always wanted to make some for my yard.  Well, with Spring almost upon us here in the mountains of AZ, I thought “what better of a time?” The bricks are very inexpensive, but the wood […]


Make a Road Trip Activity Case #TigerStrypesBlog 12

Make a Road Trip Activity Case #TigerStrypesBlog If you have a child, like I do, you know of the times when you just have to even travel around town and get the classic “are we there yet?” question.  Well, for us living in the mountains, most of our road trips take a lot longer, and I even find myself asking that question once in awhile.  […]

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Sweet Rainbow Treats for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter #TigerStrypesBlog 16

Sweet Rainbow Treats for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter #TigerStrypesBlog I haven’t posted a craft in some time…probably because I haven’t had much time.  How about you?  I saw something like this on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make something like it that could be used for both St. Patrick’s Day and/or Easter.  They seem to be a bit close to each other […]


Make Some Vinyl Sticker Valentine Mugs #TigerStrypesBlog 6

Make Some Vinyl Sticker Valentine Mugs #Valentine #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog I wanted to make another craft that was pretty simple (if you have the tools) for Valentine’s Day.  With that holiday being just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to use my Cricut to decorate some simple pieces.  The mugs can usually be found at the dollar store, or if you just have […]

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Create Your Own Artwork with Canvas Press 12

Thank you Canvas Press for partnering with me on this blog post! Create Your Own Artwork with Canvas Press#CanvasPress #ad #TigerStrypesBlogIf you’re like me, you love taking photos! I almost always have my camera with me, and am taking different shots of either the mountains where we live, or people that I love. Any way to save the memories, and I’m on it. Well, now […]


How to Create an “I Dig You” Valentine Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 26

Create an “I Dig You” Valentine Gift #Valentine #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to find something that was easy to make and fun to give as a gift to friends and family.  I saw a project like this on Pinterest, and thought it would be fun to make.  I was able to find the little shovels in a back […]

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Design Hacks to Improve Your Office Space 8

Thank you Hedgescapes for partnering with me on this office design hack blog post! Design Hacks to Improve Your Office Space10 inexpensive ways to improve your space Are you ready to improve your office space significantly to drive efficiency and productivity up? These tips will help! On an average, you spend 48 hours a week in your office. Chances are you might be at your […]


Make a Rootin’ Tootin’ Christmas Gift for Friends #TigerStrypesBlog 10

Make a Rootin’ Tootin’ Christmas Gift #Christmas #Gift #TigerStrypesBlog It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Christmas time.  Here in the mountains of Arizona we are still looking around, saying “where is the snow?”  The weather here has been much warmer than normal and things just don’t feel right.  I did decorate the house to try and make it feel like Christmas, but I need […]

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TigerStrypes Blog 2017 Christmas Gift Guide 18

I’m a part of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, affiliate advertising designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to TigerStrypes.com. TigerStrypes Blog 2017 Christmas Gift Guide#ad #amazonaffiliates #Christmas #2017 It’s hard to believe that it’s already November. Didn’t we just celebrate the New Year? What’s the deal with the time?  I’m started to realize what the […]


Make a Brown Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving & Enter the Giveaway! 85

Thank you Full Lives Reviews for partnering with me on this great giveaway!Make a Brown Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving& enter the $1500 Giveaway!#giveaway #sweeps #TigerStrypesBlogHalloween is almost here, and we’re already planning for Thanksgiving. This year has gone by so fast! I know we were told by the older generation that we’d understand about time flying when we got older. I’m really not older though, […]

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Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkin Craft #TigerStrypesBlog 11

Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkin Craft #Halloween#Craft #TigerStrypesBlog The weather here in the mountains of Arizona is always getting cold in the evening.  Halloween just a few weeks away, if we end up carving a real pumpkin…it will be toast by the time the trick-or-treater crowd gets here.  I figured that I could make some Wicker Plate Tray Halloween Pumpkins, like I saw on Pinterest […]


Make Some Wooden Pumpkins for Fall #TigerStrypesBlog 23

Make Some Wooden Pumpkins for Fall #Autumn #Craft #TigerStrypesBlog It’s hard to believe that Fall is already here.  Living in the White Mountains of Arizona, this is my favorite time of year.  The colors of our oak and aspen trees are absolutely amazing and the weather finally says “see you later” to warm temps!  We always plan a UTV ride for “Fall Colors” as we […]

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Create a Redneck Dopp Kit #Camping #TigerStrypesBlog 10

Create a Redneck Dopp Kit #Camping #Outdoor #Upcycle #TigerStrypesBlog As most of you know, my husband and son are offroad UTV racers.  The team name of “Redneck Edition” is one that my husband picked while talking to some guys at work.  They were looking at one of the trucks and how it said it was a certain kind of “edition.”  My husband looked at his […]


Make Some Wooden Bowl Mushrooms #TigerStrypesBlog 10

Make Some Wooden Bowl Mushrooms #Craft #Outdoor #Upcycle I had some old wooden bowls laying around that were either never getting used, or in pretty bad shape.  I wanted to make some decor for the yard and thought it would be fun to turn them into some mushrooms.  Some of you remember back in the day, the good old Super Mario Bros.?  I always loved […]

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Create a Watering Can Light for the Garden #TigerStrypesBlog 14

Create a Watering Can Light for the Garden I saw something like this on Pinterest and figured it would be fun to make for my yard.  I always love little lights outside that bring just a bit of fun to certain areas.  I thought this would be a great one to make that really made you smile.  Just the thought of lights as the water, […]


Learn How to Make Some Troll Headbands #TigerStrypesBlog 8

Learn How to Make Some Troll Headbands I always loved playing with those pencils that had hair back in the day.  You would have the hair all messed up and then spin it between your hands, and the hair would go together perfectly.  I always wished I could do that with my own hair! ha/ha  When the Trolls movie came out, it really made me […]

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Make a Floating Floral Mother’s Day Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 10

Make a Floating Floral Mother’s Day Gift It’s already almost Mother’s Day, and if you’re like me, you can never think of what to get your Mom.  For one, if there is something that she wants, she just goes out and gets it.  For two, they tell you that they don’t want anything…whatever!!!  You’re getting something Mom!! ha/ha I’ve seen things like this on Pinterest […]


Make Some Egg Tea Cups #TigerStrypesBlog 5

How to Make Some Egg Tea Cups #Easter  #DIY #Craft #TigerStrypesBlog So with Easter being over, how many of you still have the baskets and the eggs sitting around doing nothing?  I had this one, just sitting on my shelf, saying “use me!” We always think, “hey, I’ll just store them for next year.”   Then next year rolls around, we forget they are in […]

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Enjoy Lawn Games with Wayfair #Sponsored 12

Enjoy Lawn Games with Wayfair! #Wayfair #Sponsored Now that Spring is finally here…well almost here in the mountains of AZ.  It was about 35° here last night, so old man Winter just doesn’t really want to go away.  Other than that, the days are wonderful and it’s finally time to start planning on enjoying time outside.  We recently purchased a gazebo for our backyard and […]