Hubs picked up this harp back chair for only $5 when he was picking up a sewing machine for his new sewing machine repair hobby. I don’t think he realized that we were in for another wooden chair repair too. Undoubtedly, he was too awestruck by the ugliness of the fabric to notice! Continue reading
These air plant holders, aka air plant pods, are great for displaying your air plants anywhere you’d like to hang them, like in a window or even on the fridge. I love thinking up new and different ways to display air plants (like this cement planter and air plant holder DIY. I think they’d be a great gift for mother’s day!
This project starts with some thrifted yarn and two sizes of loose-leaf binder rings. Continue reading
This needle felted VW Beetle convertible has a secret DIY cheat! I love the shape and form of a VW beetle and was sad when Volkwagen discontinued them. They certainly had the cool factor going for them. So I’m going to show you how to sculpt your own out of wool!
After taking a beginner course in needle felting at my local stained glass studio just over a year ago, I quickly became enamoured with sculpting wool – and ‘breaking the rules’. When you’re new to a craft, it’s easy to get creative with your own techniques because you don’t know what you don’t know!
Spring brings new life and with it fresh possibilities. I think that’s what the Kayla crochet pillow cover embraces!
This past month has been an emotional roller coaster for us because both our moms passed away from Alzheimer’s. While my mom was in palliative care, delving into learning Tunisian crochet helped focus my sadness into positive energy. Working away on the design of the Kayla pillow, I would sit by mom and crochet while keeping her company.
Kayla Pillow – Crochet for a Cure
Mom taught me how to crochet when I was six. She instilled in me a love of everything DIY and craft. So it’s come full circle: we’re donating 100% of all pattern sales to benefit Alzheimers in memory of our moms!
Watch this brief intro to see what our passion project is all about:
After teaching ourselves how to make a cement planter, it was only a matter of time before we came up with another ‘bright idea’! You might say it was a lightbulb moment :).
We hate to see anything go into landfill! So a few years ago when we changed all our lightbulbs from incandescent to LED, we kept the packaging. That’s because it doesn’t get recycled in our community and I knew I’d find a creative way to use it. Continue reading
Come take the chill off, sit down by the fire and read a few random picks from the ne(s)t of my faves this week. We’re cozying down this weekend and avoiding sub-zero temps. What about you? Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow? Hubs and I postpone the celebration to exactly one week later because that’s the day we met – so that is our true Valentine’s Day! Continue reading
Today we’re working on a bedside table DIY by making over two retro two-tier end tables! Because these retro tables are narrow, they’re perfect when you don’t have a lot of room either side of the bed. Continue reading
This last month, I’m looking forward to putting 2020 behind us. “Just beat it 2020 – and don’t let the door hit you on the way out”! So of course, the perfect tie in for our last 2020 project of the year is upcycling this vintage egg beater! As you’ll see, it makes a quick, simple and unique air plant display. Continue reading
Although last year got off to a slow creative start, Birdz of a Feather has upcycled some pretty interesting pieces with these unique stencil ideas. With a fresh new year, we’d like to inspire you with 10 of our favourite stencilled upcycles by showing you the befores and afters. Then we’ll throw in a few stencilling tips along the way for good measure. After all, this is a DIY blog! If you miss the link to the project, just click on any of the ‘after’ pictures for the full tutorial.
There’s a lot of projects to view in just one sitting, so bookmark this page and fly in again see them all!
Every time I see the Travelocity Gnome on the Amazing Race, I tell myself ‘I have to get around to making a gnome’! I had so much fun with this gnome DIY, I really don’t know what took me so long to make one! But I’m glad I did wait, because the gnome kit I received from Kim and Garrett Make It, combined with the Christmas Sweater stencil from Old Sign Stencils, is so worth the wait :). Kim and Garrett are having a Christmas craft giveaway, but you have to enter this weekend (see the link at the end of this post). Continue reading
I love unexpected garage sale finds like this tea caddy! Although it’s meant to be a tea bag holder, I saw the potential to upcycle it from a tea storage box into a planter for the holiday season. Our wooden planter box DIY is going to look stunning with the addition of poinsettias!