Craft Rehab is the craft category here at Birdz of a Feather to help you ‘get your craft mojo on’! Need some fresh craft decor ideas? We’re always up to something crafty at Birdz of a Feather. We have some unique ideas for you to try. And it usually involves an upcycle or two. Because of that, most are budget friendly too!
We believe that ‘Good Planets are Hard to Find’! Whether vintage, thrift or curbside finds, Craft Rehab will inspire you to transform any found object to keep it out of landfill. Turn a phone booth into a planter. Transform a computer hard drive into a clock. Look to your recycling bin to make a SwingOut Catchall from tuna cans.
Browse ideas for our upcycling take from Christmas to Valentines Day. You may be so inspired with our gift ideas, that you’ll want to make one for yourself while you’re at it. Hop to it with our Easter Bunny wreaths. Then continue the fun into Halloween and beyond. Follow along with our tutorials and videos to make something special.
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 →
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!
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 →
A warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is, 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 fine group of 14 other bloggers with inspiring craft ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Now onto today’s post. If you’re wondering how I came to upcycle a steering wheel and mount it on my wall, it all started with a simple question ‘What’s on your bucket list?’ That’s how this whole story began.
A warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate! If you are coming over from my friends Sonja and Jane at Sustain my Craft Habit, 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 fine group of 25 other bloggers with inspiring Spring ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Introducing Shaughnessy Turtle
Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!
Even though it’s officially Spring, our weather here is still cold and blustery. Until the weather warms up, I’m keeping my hands and mind busy indoors by getting reacquainted with crochet. And since Easter is less than a week away, I’m squeezing in one more crocheted project with this sleepy Easter bunny pattern! This one is tiny so it’s quick. Continue reading →
There’s still two weeks until Easter. And just like real bunnies, my Easter bunnies seem to be multiplying exponentially 🙂 Today I have not one, but two more adorable bunny ideas for you! But they don’t have to be for just Easter; they’d be great to adorn a nursery too. Continue reading →
If you’re anything like me, you love the look of a real flame! A few years ago I discovered the beauty of oil burning candles. I previously posted a project on how to upcycle shot glasses for oil burning candles but I’ve since taken oil burning wicks to the next level!
Up until now, oil candle wick options haven’t been overly sustainable. Sure it’s convenient to buy floating wicks, but you end up throwing away the metal tabs or cork disk. Continue reading →
This needle felted elf will make a cute addition to your Christmas decor!
I recently took a course on needle felting; something I’ve alway wanted to learn! When I discovered that I could get wool roving online, I was excited to practice what I had learned and design my own project. Amazon has a great selection of colours of wool roving and tools by Clover. Continue reading →
One night while watching The Orville, I couldn’t help but notice the Frog leaned up against the desk light on captain Ed Mercer’s desk because he always steals the scene! I love Kermit the Frog so the next day I was inspired to make Kermit’s counterpart to adorn wherever I choose to place her.
Only problem was, I couldn’t find a free frog pattern I liked so I had to make my own. You know what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, don’t you? If you love frogs as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to get your free crochet frog pattern for Gabriola at the end of this post. Continue reading →
I wouldn’t have guessed that a fire pit would top my list of favourite upcycles! It’s amazing what you can find kicked to the curb every week. As I walked down the street on this particular day, I spotted it in the distance. Continue reading →