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Outdoor Gaming Table: D.I.Y.

We spend a lot of time outside during the summer. We try to have as many outdoor activities to enjoy as we can. Recently we started creating fun little seating groups in our yard for spending time together as a family and for entertaining. Our kids loved the idea of having an outdoor gaming table so they could play with friends and with us. We found this fun tutorial online from Shanty-2-Chic, a great blog about DIY from two women.

I loved the idea that we could create this table at home. Also, I loved that it was two women showing us how to make the table. My boys and my girls were impressed by the skills these women had. I loved that they were seeing someone other than a man build and use power tools. it is so important for boys and girls to see strong women. I also loved how simple the tutorial was to follow. Now we have a fun new table to use in the yard, and I didn’t have e to purchase an overpriced item in a big store.

Outdoor gaming table

For the full tutorial head on over to Shanty-2-Chic now. They have many amazing tutorials for building and DIY. You can find anything from tables to beds to planters. Check them out and you may just discover a love for a new hobby.

Feel free to share with us, in the comments below, how you spend family time in the great outdoors.

DIY Spring and Summer Crafts: Wind Chimes

That gorgeous outdoor friendly weather is finally making its appearance. That mean we are all going to want to spend more time outside, so why not make the outside a little prettier? Outdoor decor does not have to be expensive, in fact it can beast, inexpensive, and fun. Turn decorating in to a fun activity with your boys, and get super creative with some incredibly cool wind chimes.

Wind chimes are great outdoor decor. They not only look cool, they sound cool. Wind chimes can also be really unique. They can be created from items from around the house, items considered trash can actually be really fantastic pieces for a wind chime.

Building things like wind chimes also teach kids how to see things in a unique and out of the box way. They learn to harness their creativity, manipulate their world, and follow steps and instructions.

wind chimes

DIY Ready has 32 different ideas for making your own wind chimes with your kids. They have an amazing list of possible materials and even include a great tutorial if you want to recreate their ideas. But they also can help you create your own incredible wind chime. So head on over to DIY Ready to learn how to create your own fantastic wind chimes.