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Fall leaf Garland draped

Recycled Sweater Fall Garland

Last year, I made this fun West Elm knock-off Wooden Wall Tree.  Since it has the look of a bare tree, I thought that it would be perfect for Fall decorations.  Then in November, it'll will be a cute 'Thankful' tree, don't you think???  I decided to make a fall garland to drape on the tree, inspired by this … Continue Reading

Recent Projects

outdoor love seat and chair from 2x4's

DIY Outdoor Seating

I have been wanting to add outdoor seating to my deck.  My deck is long and narrow, standard outdoor furniture sets won't fit as intended.  So 'outdoor seating' has been on my to build list for a while.  I went to a … Continue Reading


18 Toy Storage Ideas

I often think back to 10 years ago, I was moving into my first apartment after college to start my engineering career.  I fit everything that I needed in my old VW Passat, including a twin mattress.  10 years, a … Continue Reading

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Tour de DIY Blogland

Before I started Hertoolbelt blog, I was so naive at the shear number of DIY blogs.  It blows me away, and the amazing creativity of people and their projects!  I am not artistically creative, my knack is fixing … Continue Reading

Lavender bush #hertoolbelt

Lavender Tower

I have had a Lavender bush in my herb garden for a few years.  I'm embarrassed to say that I've never done anything with it.  This year the bush did really well and I thought I should at least do something with the … Continue Reading


Tennis Ball Pallet Sign

Do we have any tennis fans out there?  Tennis has been my favorite sport to play since I was young.  We had the best coach in town, Coach Braithwaite.  He was an avid supporter of the game of tennis and coached at … Continue Reading

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Americana Door Art

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I love Memorial Day, it gives us a day to celebrate the lives of those that have passed & for those that serve our country.  I wanted to add a little more Red, White & Blue to my … Continue Reading

Twin Chevron Bed

Chevron Twin Bed Plan

This Chevron Twin Bed Plan is based off of the fun Rustic Barnwood bed that I built for my son that used rough cut reclaimed lumber.  This chevron twin bed plan uses readily available lumber from the hardware store … Continue Reading

Pinewood Derby Medal

Pinewood Derby Medal

For the last few years, I've cut wood slices to make placement medals for the local nature center's annual Fly with the Flock fun run.  This year as I was cutting the wood slices for the fun run, I thought that they … Continue Reading