How to Stencil on Wood (+ Fix Paint Bleed)

We’ve shown you a few projects on how to stencil on wood (you can see all our previous stencil ideas here). The best outcome is always to stencil on wood without bleeding, but it doesn’t always work out that way. So today we’re showing you how to touch up those bleeds if they happen. Last, but not least, is our stencil storage hack. We have the best way for how to store stencils once you’re finished painting with them! Continue reading

Craft Ideas for Autumn – Fall Craft DIYs

It’s always with a heavy sigh that we transition away from creating outside to coming up with craft ideas for Autumn! Pretty soon, we’ll be winterizing our backyard pond diy and our small water feature in the front! But not before we take a moment to breath in the crisp Fall air and feel the sunshine on our face as we enjoy the Fall foliage. The changing of the leaves is always a spectacle to behold here in Canada (as is the changing colours of the acorns which you can craft for Fall further ahead)!

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Needle Felted Duck – Got Any Grapes?

I’m dabbling with needle felting again with this needle felted duck. Hey! Got any grapes? Let’s see a show of hands for those of you who know the duck song? Don’t know it? Watch the quick video below and you’ll get the inspiration behind this adorable needle felted duck!

Before completing this adorable needle felted VW Beetle, I made this needle felted duck for my husband as a gift and it was huge hit (he might have mentioned it was the best gift ever)! As long as I’ve known him, Hubs always told the duck joke (the Duck Story is actually based on the joke). This project just brought it to life; complete with grapes! Continue reading

Crochet Pillow Cover – Crochet for a Cure

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:

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Stencil Ideas – Befores and Afters

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!

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Gnome DIY – Light it Up for the Holidays!

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 :). With a gnome kit and stencil in hand, this is an easy diy gnome – no sewing required!  Continue reading