Wooden Wall Art DIY – Pallet Clock

Our wooden wall art DIY is a great way to upcycle pallet wood and a discarded old wall clock into a functional pallet clock. But there’s another function to this pallet upcycle: take this DIY pallet upcycle idea one step further and turn it into a pallet planter! Continue reading

How to Remove Sticky Label from Glass

When I grabbed a recycled bottle to store a new recipe for homemade ketchup coming up on The Unknown Chef, I realized I’ve never shown you how to remove a sticky label from glass! This is our first official cleaning hack on Birdz of a Feather and, of course, we’re showing you non-toxic options.

Although this particular jar is being used to store food, this little trick has so many applications for home decor too. Who doesn’t love a great jar upcycle?! Continue reading

DIY Jewelry Display in a Few Easy Steps!

This DIY jewelry display will organize the clutter if you have a lot of costume jewelry. But the best part about making this particular jewelry display (other than upcycling a scrap of pegboard)? It will keep all your necklaces and earrings together in one spot! Making this free standing display ensures no more searching for the matching earrings stored separately! Continue reading

String Art Dog – Leash & Bag Holder

Just like a real dog, this string art dog tugs at the heart strings! Today we’re showing you the ultimate guide to string art for beginners using an upcycled scrap of wood. I’ll show you how to make a custom string art piece using a picture of your own dog. But this particular piece isn’t only artwork, it’s functional too: this string art dog is also a leash/bag holder. Continue reading

Outdoor Drink Station / Potting Table

A drink station is just the upcycle we need right now to welcome friends and family all summer long and especially during Canada Day celebrations! With its maple leaf design, this upcycle will work indoors or out year round too!

It will even work as a potting table if you choose to use it as outdoor furniture. Or I could see this sporting Mums in the Fall right on the porch! When you see the reveal, you may even want to adapt this as a bathroom vanity; the Canadiana vibe would be perfect for a cottage.

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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 (with Light Up Hat)!

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