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!
Not all aluminum cans have beautiful printed graphics, so this aluminum can wall hanging makes the best use of upcycling the plain unadorned silvery metal! Continue reading
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
Think twice before you throw out an old kitchen; upcycle the cabinet doors into fabulous cabinet door art! Continue reading
You may know how we love to upcycle beverage cans to create unique home decor but this aluminum can art may just be our favourite project with the way it shimmers in a breeze! With Christmas coming up, it’s a budget friendly DIY gift! 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
When is comes to gluten free chocolate chip cookies, it’s impossible to achieve that distinctive caramelized flavour that chocolate chip cookies are known for without any refined sugar. So, if you’re willing to compromise, we’ve come up with a few cheats in this recipe (cream cheese and molasses) that we believe work wonders.
Enjoy these craveable, dunkable chocolate chip cookies with your favourite morning beverage or any time of day.
Matcha is our new go-to indulgence and these matcha popsicles fit the bill as a scorching heatwave approaches. These refreshingly creamy, dreamy and delightful treats are just what we need to beat the heat!
Since May is Celiac awareness month, we couldn’t let the month slip by without highlighting a new to us gluten free product; these matcha pancakes from a mix are a real convenience on busy mornings!
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
Perfecting this shredded chicken recipe was a long time coming.
13 years ago, I auditioned for a TV show in which home cooks could compete for their recipe to become a President’s Choice product to be sold in grocery stores nationwide! Exciting right?
Unfortunately, one of the judges didn’t like the cubed chicken on my chimichurri pizza. It wasn’t the chicken per se, but the shape! Back then, shredded chicken wasn’t even on my radar. Now that this recipe is tried and true, I can’t wait to share it with you. I know we use it a LOT and I think you will too!