Today we’ve got the ultimate guide on our loose lay vinyl plank flooring installation. Because it’s waterproof, durable and can be easily removed and reinstalled if you ever have a flood, loose lay luxury vinyl plank is a no-brainer for a basement. And, let’s face it, most basements will experience water damage at some point (you can read about how we recovered from our first leak here). Continue reading
Today we’re going to show you how to decoupage on wood using a wall clock to give it a complete makeover. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with old wall clocks, this DIY should give you some inspiration. Continue reading
Think you can’t make a cement planter because you can’t wrap your head around making cement planter molds? Look no further than the recycle bin for this easy eye-catching upcycle idea! Continue reading
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
A drink station is just the upcycle we need right now to welcome friends and family once again and usher in the re-opening of the Province! With its maple leaf design, this upcycle will work indoors or out year round!
It will even work as a potting table if you choose to use it that way. Or I could even see this sporting Mums in the Fall right on the porch! As soon as Mums are available, I’ll update this page with some pictures of that for Fall inspiration!
You might say we’re ‘on the ball’ with this basketball planter (or rather – in the ball)! You might even say this project’s a ‘slam dunk’. No matter what you call it, there’s no denying that this is the easiest upcycled planter idea we’ve created to date. And we do have a number of upcycled planter ideas for all skill levels to choose from! Continue reading
Today I’m showing you how to make a pillow insert by using an IKEA FJÄDRAR
inner cushion. But wait; it’s already a throw pillow insert, so what’s the deal?! Well, we’re going to customize the size! Continue reading
Can craft is high up there on my list of favourite upcycles! That’s because cans are free and there are so many creative uses. We’re not soda drinkers, so I enlist the help of my sisters to broaden the range of can colours beyond our Spirit Tree Cider and iced tea cans. Continue reading
Embossing on metal has always fascinated me so when I came across a metal embossing kit on clearance, I couldn’t resist.
If you’re into adult colouring books, or paint by numbers, this could be something fun and different to explore! Continue reading
A stone patio installation is likely the most backbreaking work you will ever attempt. But it’s also the most rewarding DIY! That’s because the money you save on labour can be put right back into high end finishes and accessories. In our case, that high end finish is real Travertine. We fully intended to splurge on this stone but as luck would have it, the company was moving locations and it was on clearance! Better to sell cheap than to shlep it to the new location!
Installing real stone is as easy as pavers and looks so elegant when it’s done! So it’s nothing to be intimidated by! Continue reading
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
Painting vinyl fabric couldn’t be easier! I love the hidden storage in a sewing stool so today I’m making one over by painting right over the vinyl with Fusion Mineral Paint! Hardly any prep necessary! Continue reading
Hubs picked up this harp back chair for only $5 when he was picking up a sewing machine for his new sewing machine repair hobby. I don’t think he realized that we were in for another wooden chair repair too. Undoubtedly, he was too awestruck by the ugliness of the fabric to notice! Continue reading
These air plant holders, aka air plant pods, are great for displaying your air plants anywhere you’d like to hang them, like in a window or even on the fridge. I love thinking up new and different ways to display air plants (like this cement planter and air plant holder DIY.
I think they’d be a great gift for mother’s day, so if you’re interested in joining a live crochet-along, see the sign up form at the end of this post! They’re easy to flatten and send along in the mail as a gift (without the air plant, of course)!
This project starts with some thrifted yarn and two sizes of loose-leaf binder rings. Continue reading
This needle felted VW Beetle convertible has a secret DIY cheat! I love the shape and form of a VW beetle and was sad when Volkwagen discontinued them. They certainly had the cool factor going for them. So I’m going to show you how to sculpt your own out of wool!
After taking a beginner course in needle felting at my local stained glass studio just over a year ago, I quickly became enamoured with sculpting wool – and ‘breaking the rules’. When you’re new to a craft, it’s easy to get creative with your own techniques because you don’t know what you don’t know!
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: