Personalized Pet Food Container

January 22nd, 2017|CRAFTS, ORGANIZE|

I’m applying to be a Silhouette brand ambassador and one of the requirements was to come up with a tutorial (with photos) of a simple project of my choice.

I was torn, do I do something so ‘out-there’ they can’t help but notice me (think papercut purse or tattoo template), or do I play it tame and come up with a highly pinnable image?

There’s not much you can’t do with the Silhouette CAMEO®, but I couldn’t come up with a […]

Easy Heart Decorations

January 11th, 2017|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|

I’ll start this by saying that just because I made my hearts out of wood, does NOT mean you have to.

In fact, if I wasn’t trying to get in some practice with my scroll saw, I would have made these heart decorations out of cereal boxes.

As it was, I definitely needed the practice.

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If you were to make these […]

T-Shirt Pillow Covers

January 8th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

So the other day you saw my throw pillow collection, or at least part of it.  Well, the other side of that problem is my throw pillow cover collection.

At roughly $30 per throw pillow, keeping up with Seasonal themes can get really expensive!  But I purposely painted my house grey so that I could inject a shot of just about any colour at any time to keep things fresh and lively… so I created my middle ground.

Easy-sew throw pillow covers.

My previous […]

Christmas Chair Covers

December 4th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I had the BEST week last week!

I received a box of goodies from Rust-Oleum® Canada to test out, and while I was thrilled at the opportunity, I was even more thrilled with the results!

The first one I’m going to share are the Christmas chair covers that Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and Rust-Oleum® Canada collaborated on.

Rustoleum Chalked ultra matte paint in linen white

Christmas chair covers:

Let It Snow Raised Letter sign

December 2nd, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

Being a blogger has A LOT of advantages.  A few disadvantages, but far more advantages than not.

Case in point – a friend of ours was getting rid of these wood letters:

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What do you do with a mishmash of letters that you no longer need/want?  You give them to […]

“Who Needs Santa” wood gift pile

November 30th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|

Just a quick pop-in today with a super-easy and very cute DIY – the “Who needs Santa…” gift pile, made from 2×2 pieces of scrap wood.

I cut four pieces of 2×2 wood to lengths of 8″, 6″, 4″ and 2″, gave them a light sanding and then painted them in Christmas colours using inexpensive craft paint from the dollar store.

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DIY Ornaments – Origami Stars

November 9th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I found an image of these beautiful origami stars on Pinterest and I had to give it a try.

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I won’t steal anyone’s thunder here – the writer of the blog and creator of the video tutorial did a far better job than I could, so I’m more than happy to send traffic his way.

These two video tutorials will take you step-by-step through creating your […]

Christmas Craft Book – A 100Things2Do Christmas

November 5th, 2016|BOOKS, CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|

Last year I wrote a book – you may remember?

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After months of writing, photographing, editing, re-editing, re-photograping and design the 100Things2Do Christmas craft book was released December 23rd (which broke my heart) because this book is FULL of awesome Christmas crafts, gifts and decor that you can make.

Now that we’re early November, with lots of time to […]

Easy DIY Advent Calendar

November 4th, 2016|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|

I know, I know – you’re going to think I’m crazy with Christmas posts this soon after Hallowe’en – but there is a method to my madness.

DIY advent calendars take time to make; you have to gather your supplies, decided on your treats, create a display and then package it all up to look pretty.

TODAY is a great day to make your own DIY advent calendar because YOU HAVE THE TREATS!

Yup, leftover Hallowe’en candy!

Better still, I’m going to show you […]

Scrap Wood Christmas Trees

October 22nd, 2016|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|

Amazing Amy and I got together the other week to work on some scrap wood Christmas trees we’d both been pining for since seeing them on Pinterest a year or two ago.

I know, a year or two between concept and execution is more Hubby’s speed than mine, but hey, we did finally get around to it (which is more than I can say for most of his projects).

We cut up some scrap wood bits into triangles using the mitre […]