Easter Decor – HomeSense Wood Bunnies

February 25th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS|

I was asked recently where I drew my inspiration from, and I admit whole-heartedly that I am a plagiarist.

I see an object/creation and I try to decide whether I can make my own version.  Sometimes  it’s from images on Pinterest, sometimes magazines and a lot of the time it’s HomeSense (HomeGoods is the US version of the same store).

I can easily spend an hour or two just wandering the aisles dreaming up places to put all the goodies on display.  I […]

Locker Magnets – Solving Gym Mayhem

February 15th, 2017|CRAFTS, ORGANIZE|

I’ve searched Pinterest and, believe it or not, I can’t find a single image showing a neat way to identify your locker when you’re at the gym.

There’s decorating your locker for high school and refurbishing old lockers for home decor pieces – but nothing to help you in this situation:

locker magnets, DIY locker magnets, identifying your locker at the gym, gym lockers, where's my locker

This is approximately what my gym’s […]

Crafty Crates Subscriptions – Try Before You Buy

February 2nd, 2017|CRAFTS, For me, GIFT IDEAS|

Crafty Crates Subscriptions is a brand new subscription box company – like brand-spanking new – but with a BRILLIANT concept…

crafts for ADULTS (and/or older kids).

I know, you’re subscription-boxed out, but hear my argument; if you read this blog chances are you are a Crafter/DIYer or at the very least a Wanna-be-Crafter or Wanna-be-DIYer…

however, making things is expensive.

There are supplies to buy, tools you need, shipping, taxes, coupons – it’s all very cumbersome really, unless you LOVE what you do.

What […]

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.

Heart decor, heart decorations, valentine's day decoration, valentine's hearts, heart door hangers, easy heart crafts

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:

wood sign, Christmas sign, let it snow sign, I'll be home for Christmas, let it snow, raised letter sign, Christmas decor, scrap wood

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.

Who needs Santa wood gifts, wood gift pile, scrap wood Christmas gift, Christmas gift idea, [...]
</p srcset=

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.

DIY ornaments, origami star, paper ornaments, paper stars

 

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 […]