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

Fall porch in teal, red, burlap
DIY Home Decor

Salvaged Farm Junk Fall Wreath

There’s nothing more fun than trying to create something out of what other people would consider junk. Am I right? It’s easy to buy something pretty and new, but it requires a lot more creativity to make something pretty out of something old.

For this year’s Fall wreath, I wanted to make something out of things I already had on hand or things I could salvage from outside. When we visited my aunt and uncle’s farm last weekend, I found just the thing to jump start my project! An old, rusty jump rim was laying beside their field and it looked like the perfect base for a farmhouse wreath. Let me show you how I made this simple, salvaged farm junk wreath and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more amazing Fall wreath ideas from some of my blogging friends!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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How to make a wall shelf for kids' collectibles out of a cutlery tray
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

How to Make a Wall Shelf for Kids’ Collectibles from a Cutlery Tray (+ Little A’s New Nightstand!)

I’ve had another run-in with a cutlery tray and paint, and I have to say that the results of this upcycle are even more fun than the last cutlery tray project I did! Today I’m going to show you how to make a wall shelf for kids’ collectibles from a cutlery tray, plus I want to share Little A’s adorable new nightstand with you. Ready?!Continue reading

How to make a large DIY reclaimed wood clock from an electrical reel
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical Reel #12MonthsofDIY

Building a giant wooden clock has been on my DIY wish list for a long time. When I knew “wood” month for our #12MonthsofDIY challenge was coming up, I had the motivation to finally tackle this project! Today I want to share with you how to make a large reclaimed wooden clock from an electrical reel, and make sure to check out the bottom of this post for 11 more wood DIYs from 11 other Canadian bloggers.Continue reading

How to turn an old filing cabinet or an old dresser into a gorgeous campaign dresser inspired piece with Fat Paint chalk style paint (Amanda Forrest Collection Navy State of Mind)
DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

A Campaign Dresser Inspired Filing Cabinet Makeover + Win the Entire Amanda Forrest FAT Paint Collection! (Ends 03/07)

Have you ever thought up a DIY project in your head and then after you completed it it turned out just as good if not better than your imagination?! This is how I feel about this campaign dresser inspired makeover I just completed on our icky old filing cabinet. With the help of The FAT Paint Company, I was able to give a piece I was THISCLOSE to throwing out a gorgeous new life. Let me show you how I did it, and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a video tutorial and to enter to win the new Amanda Forrest FAT Paint collection for your very own PLUS a room makeover from Amanda herself!Continue reading

How to make faux mercury glass vases from recycled jars - this method doesn't use a water + vinegar spray prior to the spray paint!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

Make Faux Mercury Glass Vases from Recycled Jars

There’s something SO satisfying about taking something headed for the trash or for the recycling bin and turning it into something pretty, isn’t there? I’m sure not ashamed to say that I LOVE creating treasure from trash and those have been some of my favourite projects. Not only are they budget-friendly, but they usually cause you to use every ounce of creativity you have. Today, I’m sharing with you how I made some beautiful faux mercury glass vases from old pickle jars and baby food jars. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I have a thing using jars in my craft projects – they are so handy-dandy! Also, please scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more trash-to-treasure DIY projects from my blogging friends.Continue reading

How to make a laundry room counter top from a door; such a unique countertop idea!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

Make a Laundry Room Countertop from an Old Door

With a really limited budget for our laundry room finishing, we had to come up with a creative solution for the counter top that would go over our washer and dryer. I knew I wanted something solid over the machines that I could fold clothes or store laundry baskets on, but it had to be something inexpensive… or free. I thought about a good solution for a while. I finally had decided upon staining some plywood and cutting it to fit over our machines until it hit me one night. What’s flat, 30″ deep and free? AN OOPSIE DOOR. I had just thought of another use for the little stack of doors we have in storage that were wrongly ordered when we built Our DIY House! Why not?!Continue reading