Paper Holiday Ornament: Fun with Folding

If you’re looking for a last minute, but fun and easy, ornament to do with the kids, look no further than this paper holiday ornament from Instructables. I used their blank template and our Birdz of a Feather logo to create this polyhedral paper craft ornament. You need nothing more than a printer, some paper, a piece of string or ribbon and craft glue to make your own.

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Decoupaged Medicine Cabinet

Our decoupaged medicine cabinet is the jewel in the crown in our little powder room. It’s a striking decor piece that acts like artwork. But while it adds beauty, it’s also a functional way to add more storage in a small space.

You may have seen the powder room makeover we posted last year. Today we’re focusing on how to build just one of the elements, the decoupaged medicine cabinet, right into a wall. At Birdz of a Feather, we’re all about upcycling so when it came time to renovate our small powder room, we wanted to do it as sustainably as possible. Continue reading

Paint Stick Pallet

Valentines Day is coming up and I wanted to make a little something for my sweetie. Since we’ve done so much DIY renos together, I was inspired by a pallet. In keeping with our mission to lead a more sustainable life, and keep things from landfill, I repurposed paint sticks and 1″x2″ lumber to make a miniature version of the pallet that hubs could easily display in his office. Continue reading

Muskoka Chair Challenge at Ontario Science Centre

Who doesn’t love a good throw down? Several year ago we had the opportunity to take part in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) Muskoka chair challenge (or Adirondack chair as our neighbours to the south call it)!  The objective: to create a unique Muskoka chair that would appeal to OSC visitors during the summer months. Continue reading

Paint Chip Portrait

As a painter, Hubs had amassed a huge collection of old paint chips and defunct paint decks. I also had a growing collection that I held onto from years of renovating and flipping houses. Curious to see what one could do to recycle paint chips, I did a Pinterest search. I came across a portrait of Marilyn Monroe done completely with paint chips. Such a novel idea! What better way to immortalize Hubs, than with a paint chip portrait of himself? Continue reading