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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DIY Natural Fly Repellent

It is finally starting to feel like spring around here. My husband and I spent this past week cleaning up our flower beds, trimming our landscape and picking up the patio. We love this weather and are looking forward to grilling and entertaining again. I’ve noticed just a couple of flies out and about now that the weather is warming up and which prompted me to prep my DIY natural fly repellent to be proactive.

{Texas Craft House} DIY Natural Fly Repellent

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