Category: Outdoors

Tether Ball

Remember these? Still so much fun – make one for your yard!

How to Make a Tether Ball www.stylewithcents.blogspot_thumb[9]

You’ll need: an old tire
2 bags concrete (Qwikcrete)
1 steel fence post, with topper
1 tetherball, with string
some big-ish rocks
sheet of plywood, or a sheet of cardboard

Click HERE for the instructions

Canvas Rucksack Project

Plan for next year’s adventures by making this rucksack!


  • 100% cotton duck dyed canvas in olive drab, #8 – 1.5 yards
  • Free Backpack Pattern (click below) – printable on 18 sheets of 8.5×11 printer paper
  • Sewing machine with matching thread color
  • Fabric scissors
  • Buckles in tan, sized 1” – 3 pieces
  • Grosgrain tape in tan, 1” wide – 1 yard
  • Hook and Loop tape in tan, 1.5” wide – cut to 4″ long
  • Vislon closed end zipper in matching color, size 5, 10″ long
  • Measuring tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Iron and ironing board

Click HERE for the pattern and  instructions