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How to make DIY mittens out of thrift store sweaters
DIY Crafts, DIY Sewing, Thrift Store Crafts, Upcycling Ideas

Make Mittens from Thrift Store Sweaters

There’s nothing more meaningful than a handmade Christmas gift, and today’s DIY gift idea is no exception. These handmade mittens are extra special because they’re made in a very unique way – from thrift store sweaters! Read on to learn how to make these adorable, upcycled mittens plus learn my trick that keeps them from fraying as you make them. Pair them with some Rocky Mountain Soap Co hand care products and a sparkly ribbon bow, and you have a great gift for someone special!Continue reading

Rustic Christmas mantel with DIY wooden spool clock
DIY Business & Blogging, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas, Woodworking

A DIY Wooden Clock + The Importance of Blogging Friends #12MonthsofDIY

This year, I had the pleasure of hosting a monthly challenge called #12MonthsofDIY. Each month, our group of 12 Canadian bloggers each made something out of the same type of material. It was such a wonderful challenge, and not only did it spark my creativity, but it made me realize how important it is to collaborate with my blogging friends. Today, let me share with you a recap of our #12MonthsofDIY challenge, what my favourite project was,¬†and what I’ve learned about collaboration. Also, make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see all of our favourite projects from the year!Continue reading

Spray painting kitchen knobs is an inexpensive update
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

How to Update Your Home on a Budget with Spray Paint #12MonthsofDIY

If you tuned into my blog last week, you’ll know that we’re working on a HUGE project right now: turning our old garage house into a guest house! You can read all about that right here. We don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on this renovation, so I’m busting out all of my favourite DIY tricks. One of my favourite ways to update almost anything on a budget? Spray paint! I love the stuff. It’s so easy to use, and it can make a huge impact on a decor item. This week, I used it to quickly and inexpensively update the hardware and light fixtures in our guest house! Let me show you my spray painting tricks, and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see 11 more things you can do with spray paint from my blogging friends.Continue reading

Embellish garden planters and watering cans with lace and Mod Podge
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Thrift Store Crafts, Upcycling Ideas

Make Lace Decoupaged Garden Containers #12MonthsofDIY

Mod Podge is such a fun craft medium to work with. Have you ever tried it? My favourite use for Mod Podge is to attach trim or fabric to objects to give them a unique look. Let me show you how to embellish simple garden containers – like a bucket, vase and watering can – with Mod Podge and lace trim. The little addition of lace makes these containers look so beautiful and unique! Also, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see how some other bloggers used Mod Podge in this month’s 12 Months of DIY challenge.Continue reading

Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Ruffled Lamp in Blush Pink, White and Gold #12MonthsofDIY
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Thrift Store Crafts, Upcycling Ideas

A Thrifted Shabby Chic Gallery Wall and Lamp Makeover #12MonthsofDIY

Doesn’t it feel good to make someone else’s trash into your own treasure? I love upcycling projects. There’s something so rewarding about reusing items and breathing new life into them. Not only are you being kind to our earth by saving things from the dumpster, but you’re able to get really creative by imagining a new use and look for something! This month, I was able to find a collection of items at our local Value Village that were begging for a makeover and turned them into a pretty shabby chic gallery wall for Little C’s room! I also gave a lovely lamp I found a bit of a feminine makeover, and it also looks really gorgeous in Little C’s room. Let me show you how, and make sure you visit all of the other bloggers at the end of this post to see what they made from their Value Village finds!
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