Embrace the spirit of generosity and explore the world of purposeful giving today. This holiday season, while everyone is hustling and bustling to get through their gift list, we’re relaxing at home because of alternative gift giving!
We’ve cut a lot of cans for can art upcycle projects and have finally developed the best way of how to cut tin cans! If you love to craft with cans, you’ll want to build our innovative tool for yourself too! Continue reading
Use this free crochet Christmas tree pattern to create a banner or tree ornaments. Leave them plain or raid your craft stash to joush them up! Continue reading
Upcycle scraps of your tile floor into ceramic tile mosaic home decor! It’s an easy DIY.
When I renovated my first house, a little post-war bungalow, I installed a light green tile floor in the bathroom. Continue reading
Clean out those junk drawers to make a whimsical scrap robot! We all have junk, right?
This summer a sudden life threatening illness kicked me to the sidelines and I had to put creating on hold for what seems like an eternity. I was able to get out of my funk and get creative again when Hubs’ challenged me to contribute to a new maker space in conjunction with a new exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre. It was all about inspiring children so how could I not? :). You can read more about that at the end. Continue reading
Elevate your space by upcycling a sewing table into a chic painted end table. Continue reading
These DIY bookends couldn’t be more unique and the heavy cast iron is perfect for holding your book collection in place! The unique twist is that these bookends are actually made from a sewing machine supported by books! Continue reading
With a little creativity and some upcycled materials, you can make a homemade gift for dad that he’ll treasure forever. Whether you’re giving it to your own father or helping your kids create a special surprise for their dad, this unique envelope is sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember.
Are you tired of re-threading your serger every time you want to change thread colors? Learn this simple trick that will save you time and hassle. Follow our easy steps and never worry about re-threading again! Continue reading
Today we’re making a cement planter DIY that utilizes a plastic baseball straight from the dollar store!
We were inspired to upcycle this kid’s baseball mitt found at Value Village. And with baseball season stretching from March to October, this indoor cement planter is timely! It makes a great gift idea for any season or occasion. Continue reading
Today’s post is a quick tip about how to change stain color. But maybe not in the way you might be thinking. Continue reading
When Hubs started restoring vintage sewing machines, the need of storage for organizing all his tools was an obvious must-have and so we built this pegboard display stand DIY. Continue reading
Turn a funky broken vintage serving dish into a ceramic air plant holder. Continue reading
Here’s a creative way to store your most-used threads; we have the perfect solution for a thread holder upcycled from a cool vintage find! Continue reading
A vintage stamp holder gets upcycled to create a wooden paint brush holder that rotates like a Lazy Susan. Continue reading
A slip on coaster is like a wine glass slipper that blows Cinderella out of the water! It’s simply a felt pocket covering that slips over the base of the wine glass. But it does double duty as a coaster AND a wine charm. You protect your table and your guests can identify their glasses! And what better wine glass charm than a lucky four-leaf clover? Continue reading
With St. Patricks’ Day approaching, I don’t need an excuse to make a green crochet lampshade. Green is my favourite colour and a wonderful accent colour any time of year! It’s the colour I look most forward to seeing in the Spring. Ah, Spring! Where are you? Continue reading