Scrap wood robots and pets

A bit of wood and whatever nuts and bolts you have lying around are all you need to make your own wood robots and pets.

I have a whack of these wood robots and pets pinned to my Scrap Wood Pinterest board – most of them seem to be tagged in another language, so maybe this adorable trend isn’t over here yet, but I’m hoping to change that…

2019-01-14T10:41:04+00:00January 8th, 2019|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|0 Comments

My newest infatuation – Paint by number

Have you ever tried a paint-by-number?  I thought it sounded a bit hoakey, but was willing to try anything to get some bonding time with my kids… and now I’m hooked!

Do you struggle to find things to do with your kids?  Mine girls are 11 and 12 and one-on-one time with them is limited now to the rare pedicure.  Mom just isn’t cool and their interests lie more in electronics, sports and their friends.

Sad sigh

I’m always looking for projects or […]

2019-01-07T16:02:48+00:00January 5th, 2019|CRAFTS, DECOR, KID'S CRAFTS|10 Comments

Scrap Wood Gnomes

A piece or two of scrap wood, some dollar store paint, craft beads and felt are all you need to create these adorable Christmas gnomes.

My Christmas Tomte (Norwegian name) or Nisse (Danish name) has been a big hit on the blog for the past couple of years.  In fact, the Instagram photo I put up has more likes than many of my building posts, so I thought I’d take a shot at making a few scrap wood gnomes and combine […]

2018-12-03T18:37:08+00:00November 29th, 2018|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS, KID'S CRAFTS|2 Comments

Frame a puzzle?

If you’ve spent hours and hours finishing a puzzle, only to have to break it apart again to box it up, then this idea might just be for you!

My parents love puzzles.

I guess I should say they love THIS puzzle, and have solved it and broken it down and solved it again more than a few times.

My Mom decided that she wanted to keep their hard work, and the beautiful picture the puzzle created, by framing it up to hang […]

2018-10-15T11:31:14+00:00October 12th, 2018|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Scrapwood Hallowe’en Owl

When you’ve finished your Fall pruning, hang on to a branch or two and make this adorable Hallowe’en Owl.

My friend sent me a photo of an adorable owl made from branch slices that she’d seen in a  shop somewhere.  I had a bit of Fall pruning that needed doing – so it seemed serendipitous that I should attempt to make my own branch slice owl in awesome Hallowe’en colours.

*Note:  Cutting the branch into thin slices, on an angle, is not […]

2018-09-24T09:47:19+00:00September 9th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS|2 Comments

Monogrammed Door Mat

I have another simple project for you today – a monogrammed door mat that you can make in minutes!

I picked up a 24″ x 36″ natural coir door mat from Amazon the other week, with plans to personalize it to look a little more like the $100+ monogrammed door mat from FrontGate.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

As you can see, it’s pretty plain […]

2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00May 17th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments

DIY Napkins – with flamingo flare!

Are you ready for summer?  I. AM. SO. READY!

In my part of Canada the weather in April fluctuated from snow and freezing rain to a balmy 25° C (77° F) – so we really haven’t had Spring at all.  More like Win-ummer and the sudden change has left me pining for patio time.

With my flamingos.

Last summer I found the cutest little appetizer plates with flamingos on them and they went perfectly with my patio makeover.  This year, I decided […]

2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00May 15th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments