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How to Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet textured stitch dishcloth! This pattern creates lots of texture – perfect for dishcloths, washcloths or hand towels! This blog post originally appeared April 14, 2017 and has been updated February 22, 2021 to include new photos and updated instructions. I have been crocheting for as long as I can remember. It’s …

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Learn How to Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth using the crunchy stitch. Crocheted dishcloths are easy to make and make for thoughtful handmade gifts! This blog post originally appeared May 1, 2017 and was updated February 22, 2021 to include updated photos and instructions. Learn how to crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth! Like I shared before, …

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Succulent Planter from Repurposed China

Learn how to make this succulent planter from repurposed china, just in time for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, graduation or any occasion gift giving! Mother’s Day will be here in less than a week! But, no need to panic because I’ve got you covered if you’re looking for THE easiest handmade Mother’s Day gift idea ever! Seriously, …

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What do you get when you mix Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid and Sugar?

Combine Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid with sugar to make the best sugar hand scrub ever, plus’ it’s super easy to make! I bet you were just sitting around wondering, “What do you get when you mix Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid and Sugar?” Well, I’ve got the answer! This dynamic duo makes the best sugar …

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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day

6 DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day gift giving. Learn how easy it is to turn an ordinary terra cotta pot into something special for Mother’s Day! DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day Transferring Images onto Terra Cotta This is an easy DIY Terra Cotta project that uses Mod Podge from …

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A Busy Week Here at The Birch Cottage

It’s a busy week here at The Birch Cottage. I’m participating in two guest posts and a blog hop. In addition, I started the week off with another poster in my Motivational Monday series on Instagram (@birchcottageblog). (Be sure to follow me on Instagram so you’ll have access to the printables!) Yesterday, I shared How …

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How to Make Coasters from Ceramic Tiles

I’m over sharing how to make coasters from ceramic tiles on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home today! This is a fantastic DIY project and a perfect handmade gift idea for all your gift giving occasions. You know, spring and summer are busy times for families. Between Easter, weddings, birthdays, family reunions, Independence Day – well, I’m …

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Give New Life to Candlesticks with Chalk Paint

Give new life to candlesticks with chalk paint! I found these old candlesticks that were covered in melted candle wax in the fireplace at Nanny’s house (now our house) and, well, they just looked like they had no life left. But, I knew when I saw them that some chalk paint could work miracles on these old …

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