These DIY essential oil diffuser locket necklaces are a great way to reap the benefits of the healing powers of essential oils AND look fashionable.

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Necklaces

More and more people are coming to learn about, understand and use the healing power of essential oils in their everyday lives. I am totally in l-o-v-e with essential oils. I use them every day, throughout the day in many different ways. From diffusing them in the air, using them in my homemade cleaning products, making blends to apply to my …

Scratch Mommy wants to help you countdown to the holidays with DIY New Year Countdown Calendar and a DIY Christmas Advent Calendar tutorials.

DIY New Year Countdown Calendar and DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorials

Let the countdown begin… Ah, the excitement and beauty of the Holidays! Every day more and more decorations go up. There are beautifully sparkling lights on the houses, both inside and out. And the look of wonder and amazement in our children’s faces is something to be cherished forever. Once December 1st rolls around I love to be able help …

Wondering what to make with all of your junk mail? Create beautiful DIY Handmade Paper for one of a kind cards, stationary & gift wrap.

Tutorial- Turn Junk Mail Into Beautiful DIY Handmade Paper

Scratch Mommy… taking junk mail to a WHOLE new level! Handmade paper– we’ve all admired it, thought how pretty it was and thought “I could probably do that.” Thinking and doing are two different things. Making your own handmade paper puts you into one of those DIY Superwoman categories, doesn’t it? I’m here to tell you, we can all be DIY Superwomen. …

Scratch Mommy continues their launch festivities with a DIY & Craft Book Giveaway from Chronicle Books.

Giveaway- Chronicle Books DIY & Crafter’s Dream Library

Hi Life From Scratchers! It’s DIY editor, Crystal, here. Today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself. Up until 3 months ago my day job was as a children’s book publicist. I worked for a Canadian company that distributed some of the biggest and best US publishers in Canada. I loved my job but had been there …

Introducing our DIY Contributors Part 2

I was introduced to the world of “Life From Scratch” at a fairly young age. My Dad was a builder and my mom was an artist, seamstress, master chef, exceptional baker and all around DIY Queen. The house that I grew up in (where my parents still live) was made from scratch. My mom purchased the property when she was 19 …

Introducing our DIY Contributors (Part 1)

Have you ever met someone and thought to yourself “How did I not know this person before? We’re kindred spirits!” That’s exactly how I feel about Jess, the founder of Scratch Mommy. A couple of months ago I was introduced to Jess and her husband Nick by Karen (the Scratch Mommy Parenting Editor). How had I not known about Jess …