Christmas Sleigh Decor – Point Blanket Inspired!

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Some people dream of a white Christmas. That’s usually not a problem in Canada! However, I prefer a colourful one, Canadian style, with Christmas sleigh decor done up in Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Stripes! Continue reading

Milk Can Decor – How to Stencil an Uneven Surface

Milk can decor has always been on my bucket list of things to upcycle. Thanks to this find at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, I’m finally able to scratch it off my list! It’ll make a beautiful fall decor display. Continue reading

Office Chair DIY – Reupholster a Bentwood Swivel

This Office Chair DIY seemed to find me. Since I have plenty of leftover fabrics from other projects, that’s not a bad thing. I love to reupholster! Even so, for this project I’m taking a bit of a shortcut.

Before we get into the post, thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway last month. Congratulations goes out to J. Kynerd. She is the winner of a Cutting Edge Stencil. I enjoyed bringing you our first giveaway and hope to have another one for you down the road!

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Acorn Craft – Fall Decor Acorn DIY

With Fall approaching, I’m trying my hand at acorn craft. Today I’m sharing the most effective way to prepare and paint acorns!

Late August, for me, if the best time of year to harvest acorns from oak trees. They’re still green, so aren’t quite mature yet, and haven’t fallen to the ground. So we pull them right off the branches. Only gather in a year when there is a bumper crop of acorns; our wild and furry friends rely on them as a food source!  White oaks produce a crop every other year and a heavy crop every third year. Red oaks, pin oaks, swamp chestnut oaks, and all the rest produce a crop every other year. The key is to identify which species of oaks will produce acorns this Fall and concentrate on gathering from those trees.

Leave behind any that have obvious pin holes; that means there are critters inside.
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Sand Candle – Carving Enchanted Candles

The sand candle you’re about to see was apparently all the rage in the 70’s but this DIY takes it a step further!

But first, guess who’s the newest member of the International Blogger Club? I’m proudly representing my Canadian heritage through craft as one of two Canadian makers in the group! This month’s challenge is “Sands of Time”. Don’t forget to check out what the other ladies from the IBC have done with their Sands of Time challenge at the end of this post! Continue reading

Outdoor Garden Decor – Stencil Art

Outdoor garden decor is the focus of our very first stencil project using Cutting Edge Stencils! Typically the kind of stencil we’re using would go on a wall. But we’re not typical.  I can’t wait for you to see our unique idea to turn a wall stencil into stencil art for the garden! But if you read to the very end, we have a giveaway so you can try it out stencilling tooContinue reading

Adirondack Chair Head Pillow – DIY Neck Pillow!

Aside from spending more time with Hubs, this Adirondack chair head pillow is probably the best thing to come out of the stay at home order this year. Hubs hasn’t worked since March so I want him to take advantage of the opportunity to take it easy for change. If anyone deserves some rest and relaxation it’s him. But I bet you do too and I’ll show you how! Continue reading

Air Plant Holder DIY – Window Display

This air plant holder DIY is a solution to a very real problem if you like to grow plants but have limited space.

So how do you display air plants when space is an issue? Air plants don’t need just air, they also need a source of bright indirect sunlight too. That means they have to be within 3 feet of a window at most.  But that’s easier said than done in our house. You see, our house sits on a ‘zero lot line’. One side of our house has no windows at all, and the windows we DO have, don’t have enough floor space surrounding them to grow plants. Continue reading

How to Recover a Lampshade – Slipcover Tutorial

Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? I’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!

But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!

Now, let’s get to it!

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Faux Barnboard – Perfected Milk Paint Technique

Today’s post is all about a technique we developed to get a really interesting faux barnyard look for a fraction of the cost. It took us two tries until we were satisfied with the outcome; this post documents our perfected version. We created faux barnboard for our phone booth planter and shelf (shown at the end), but you could use it in any project where you want that rustic touch! Continue reading