If you’re looking for DIY inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
Find DIY projects and craft ideas that will make your house a home. With step-by-step projects, tutorials, and how-to’s we’ve got everything you need! And if there’s something we’ve missed, just ask us! We’d love to help.
DIY encompasses all our projects here at Birdz of a Feather. You’ll find home improvements, home decor and crafts, furniture projects, outdoor projects, free pattern & printables and upcycling.
Under home improvements, we’ve got ideas for renovating and storage solutions plus maintenance and repair.
Home Decor and Crafts
Home decor and crafts has projects like fibre crafts (crochet, needle felting, sewing and window treatments) planters and lighting.
This is where we show you how we transformed our favourite finds. We’ve also got IKEA hacks and will show you paint techniques, such as how to milk paint for beginners and stencilling projects.
Here you’ll find water features, landscaping ideas and garden decor projects such as trellises and privacy screens.
We like to think we’re making the world a better place one upcycle at a time. After all, good planets are hard to find!
Free Pattern and Printables
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On a snowy blustery day like today, it’s time to perfect our gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe! It’s been ages since we shared a recipe. And that’s because this is the year I was determined to lose weight, so there hasn’t been anything exciting to share.
When the Science Centre put out a call for eccentric light fixtures that would fit into Rowland Emett’s whimsical and dreamy workshop this holiday season, we quickly put together a DIY pipe lamp! Roland Emett was known for his fantastical kinetic sculptures. And if you ever saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you’re familiar with his wacky creations. Continue reading →
Our Grinch phone case is the second in our series of Christmas phone cases! How the Grinch That Stole Christmas is such a heartwarming story, so that’s the character that inspired our second holiday crochet phone case. The happier, friendlier guy who hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming. The fellow who realizes “maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more!” Continue reading →
It wasn’t until we were just about ready to list my sister’s house that how to whiten sheets even came onto our radar. Up until then, we stored our yellowed cotton sheets and duvet cover away, thinking they’d never see the ‘white’ of day again. But an impending open house and zero staging budget have a way of getting us to spring into action! Continue reading →
Do you know how to fix scratches on wood floor? Whether for home maintenance or to get the best selling price for your home, we’re showing you the easiest way to fix those scratches and gouges! Continue reading →
Amazon snuck in an extra Prime Day this year, (Early Access Sale) so if it took you by surprise too, you may just want to hop over there to check it out! With inflation edging up, it’s a great time to shop for Christmas. It’s a pleasant surprise to be able to shop ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Continue reading →
Growing up a baby boomer, I distinctly remember my mom painting this MCM record player stand DIY bright sunshine yellow. She was an avid DIYer and I know that sparked my own love of DIY. When I found the record cabinet hiding in her basement over a decade ago, she let me strip the sunshine back to bare wood again. Continue reading →
This DIY sewing kit really comes in handy as a sewing travel kit or just to keep around home. After being cooped up for the last few years, it’s time to get out again and travel! Fall is my favourite time of year to travel; how about you?
But who hasn’t had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped, I went searching for the scissors, thread and sewing needle. These were all scattered around my studio so it was a real time waster to find them. Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago I casually mentioned to my husband that I want to learn how to hand paint furniture designs. Specifically, something artistic – not just slapping on paint colour. He raised an eyebrow and said ‘but you’re not artistic’. Continue reading →
I’ve been kicking around this idea for a wall planter DIY for ages! Every time I look at upcycling something cast off at the curb, an antique market or thrift store item, my mind immediately goes to ‘that would make an awesome planter’! Continue reading →