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
Category Archives: DIY
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
How to Use a Versa-Tool (Tool Talk Tuesday)
The Versa-Tool by Walnut Hollow does so much that we think it’s indispensable in our craft tool arsenal. Today’s Tool Talk Tuesday is all about how you can use the Versa Tool to produce unique upcycles. Continue reading
Beef Stew with Wine
With winter hanging, on and new snow on the way, this hearty beef stew with wine is like a warm hug. It tastes like it’s been simmering away for hours on end, but it’s a quick cook in a pressure cooker to achieve comfort in a bowl! Or if you have an Instant Pot, that will work just as well.
To make this an Irish stew for St. Patrick’s day (it won’t be gluten free), add a cup of Guinness (you can still keep the wine, or substitute it if you prefer).
Green Eggs – St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
Did you know that green eggs are possible with the addition of only one natural ingredient? Try this fun food experiment for St. Patrick’s Day. And do it with kids; they’ll get a kick out of it too!
Hubs always ends his emails with “I do not like them in a car”. So, as huge Dr. Seuss fans (below is our copy of Green Eggs and Ham), we set out to discover if we could indeed make green eggs and ham!
Air Plant Magnet For the Fridge
An air plant magnet can add some much needed greenery in the kitchen when you don’t have a window over the sink to display plants. Continue reading
Hanging Air Plants – Upcycled Thrift Find
With these DIY hanging air plants, you can hang them anywhere you have metal! Incredibly, with just 4 simple items, this easy air plant holder takes under five minutes to make. Continue reading
How to Remove Rust Metal – Upcycled Pulley
If you ever google ‘how to remove rust metal’, you’ll find all sorts of advice for how to remove rust. Today we’re upcycling an old metal pulley and showing you an easy and environmentally friendly way to remove rust without scrubbing. In addition, it won’t harm or weaken the metal. Continue reading
How to Use a Magnetizer – Tool Talk Tuesday
If you’ve ever dropped a screw and had it roll away, never to be found again, I think you’re going to appreciate learning how to use a magnetizer / demagnetizer!* Continue reading
How to Use Painters Pyramids – Tool Talk Tuesday
Little did I know when we started a new YouTube segment on our channel, called Tool Talk Tuesday, that I’d teach my husband something he didn’t know about Painters Pyramids! Continue reading
First Episode of Tool Talk Tuesday Tonight!
Well, I’m just the queen of short notice aren’t I? Do you love tools? So do we! Which is why we’re premiering a brand new segment on our YouTube channel tonight (Jan 31st) called Tool Talk Tuesday.
**** Tool Talk Tuesday goes live at 7pm EST every Tuesday evening. Join us tonight for the premiere of our very first episode!!!! Subscribe and click the notification button so you don’t miss it! ****
We’ll be watching right along with you, so ask us anything – or let us know what your favourite tools are! Click the link above and set a reminder on YouTube. See you there. https://youtu.be/SBrsZK-4JGU
Delicious and tender, this brisket recipe is so fast and easy because we use a pressure cooker, but an Instant Pot will do the same thing.
MCM Side Table – Furniture Refinishing Tips
Can a badly water stained MCM side table be restored to its former glory? It can with these furniture refinishing tips. Continue reading
Carrot Cake Muffins – Gluten Free
My husband and I have a birthday pact; every year he buys me ‘flours’ for my birthday and then I make myself carrot cake muffins to celebrate! This year is no exception. Well, except for that fact that I’m turning 60 and setting aside last year’s keto carrot cake muffins recipe in favour of this one (if only just for this special occasion).
Pallet Shelves DIY
When you want to add storage onto a pegboard, this pallet shelves DIY lets you display things you can’t normally hang. Continue reading
Beat the January Blahs
Just popping into your inbox today to invite you to Join us Sunday, January 22nd @ 7 pm for our newest YouTube Premiere! I don’t know about you, but in our hemisphere January is a month of cold weather and dark days. If you’re experiencing a lack of motivation this month, our colourful upcycle is a surefire way to beat the January blahs after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
We’re upcycling scrap pallet wood, pegboard and vintage rulers to beat the January blahs with this colourful project!
Click the link below and set a reminder on YouTube
**** our video goes live at 7pm EST on Sunday, January 22. Subscribe and click the notification button so you don’t miss it! ****
We’ll be watching right along with you, so ask us anything!
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If you need a colour fix right now, check out this colourful project!
How to Make a Sling Water Bottle Bag
Create a fashionable one-of-a-kind sling water bottle bag out one of the reusable shopping bags gathering dust in your closet! Continue reading
New Year Goals and Random Ramblings
Do you start the year with new year goals or resolutions? A new year is like a fresh start. So it’s a natural time to resolve to continue good practices, change undesirable ones, accomplish a personal goal, or improve in some way or other. Continue reading