Build Your Own Fire Pit

My husband and I have been working this past week on giving our backyard a little TLC. It has been raining so much here in Texas these past couple months that we haven’t been able to keep up with things like usual. After a weekend of weeding, pruning, cleaning and planting we decided to reward ourselves with a new fire pit. We’ve tried the metal fire pits or the clay chimineas but have had them break and rust so much that we decided to make one out of stone.

{Texas Craft House} How to build or make your own fire pit - easy picture tutorial!

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Antique Lamp as Tiki Torch

I can’t wait to share with you my favorite craft to date… turning an old antique oil lamp into a stylish tiki torch. I find oil lamps at antique and thrift stores ALL the time. I have always thought they were neat but never knew what to do with them… until now.

{Texas Craft House} Use an old antique oil lamp as your backyard tiki torch or candle

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Cat Scratching Post

Earlier this week I mentioned how my husband and I started picking up the backyard. The weather has been so nice and we’ve been motivated to make things look good again. We’ve had an eyesore right at our patio for the past couple of months. My cat was using our house post as a scratching post… it was wearing down and discoloring and just looking awful. That’s when I had the idea to cover it with jute… I figured as Sophie, our cat, used it we could easily replace it when it needed an update again. Let’s face it… a cat’s gonna do what a cat wants to do.

{Texas Craft House} Cat Scratching Post

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