Check out this wonderful easy to make Barbie Doll patio set with a rattan sofa and no sew cushions. If you follow my blog (please do!) you'll know that my passion is turning something old into something new. I'm also passionate about inspiring children and Barbie enthusiasts of all ages to make their own furniture… Continue reading Barbie Doll No-Sew Cushions and DIY Patio Furniture
These easy, no-sew projects made with an old sweater and free finds from the Reuse Center are a great way to decorate containers that you can use for all sorts of things! I cut the end of the sleeves off and flipped the cuff over the top rim. If you just cut the length leaving… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Sweater Projects
I was at the Eco-Station onsite Reuse Center a while back and discovered they now have a Reuse building on-site where you can take what you want for free. I found a great selection of glass containers that were ideal to decorate for Valentines Day. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to try… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Valentines Decorating Ideas
10 Up-cycled Trash to Treasure Barbie Projects. Make easy furniture from Thrift Store finds
I was doing my useful Thrift Store run on the weekend looking for new project ideas and I found this wonderful black metal plant stand for $3.99. I also found a beautiful, bright and colorful large bowl for $2.50 and for under $7.00 and in 1 minute I was able to transform an old plant stand into a beautiful new plant stand and a unique addition to my home décor. No glue, no tools, no fuss and no muss, the bowl just fit right in!
Last fall when we were closing things up at the lake, I dragged some branches home. I've always wanted to make framed branch art so what better than to use branches from a place you love! I already had a frame I'd found at a thrift store with an inside edge of about 1" so… Continue reading Framed Branches From the Lake
Well the holiday season has come to an end. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas for those of you who celebrate it. I had a big gathering this year and that meant a lot of boots at the entrance. Even after I had moved all our personal boots and shoes out of the… Continue reading 6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags
Our son got us a new Christmas tree a few years back so it was time to retire the old tree stand and it's been stuck away in a box ever since. I decided there had to be another way to incorporate it in my Christmas decor so here are few ideas I came up with.
I originally posted this in 2015 but I just found this fabulous textured gift bag and had to do an update. This bag feels and looks like needle point and makes for some beautiful decor accents! By just cutting out the size you need and inserting it into the picture frame or simply cutting out… Continue reading Christmas Gift Bag Decor Accents
It's Christmas DIY time - hurray! I'm kicking of my Christmas season with these super cute Drink Cozies made from re-purposed Christmas socks. There are lots of sizes and varieties of Christmas socks available at the dollar stores. You just slide them on and if they are too long just snip of remaining sock and… Continue reading DIY Christmas Sock Drink Cozies
I found this wonderful platter at the Thrift Store and knew it would work perfectly for some type of bird bath or feeder. The colors are so vibrant and Blue Jays just happen to be my husbands favorite bird and they visit us often at the lake and stay late into the fall and some… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath
In under 3 minutes for under $2.00 Barbie is ready to relax in the sun! No sewing, no gluing and no time at all! I found this at the Thrift Store. I'm not sure if its a folder holder, a dish rack or something else but I do know it has the makings of a perfect… Continue reading Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair
I love DIY bird baths! This one was designed with a very special friend in mind. It reflects the "natural" essence and beauty of who she is and her love of nature and birds and best of all it has a whimsical surprise! The vision for this started when I found the platter. What was… Continue reading DIY Bird Bath With A Whimsical Surprise
I have a dresser that I've been dragging around western Canada since 1975, yes..1975! It was part of a bedroom set that was a birthday gift from my parents and for whatever reason I just couldn't let it go, instead; it sat in the basement collecting dust. I finally decided to paint it and include… Continue reading Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls
The InspirationOne garage sale and one Styrofoam craft ring in a surprise bag and my inspiration struck. We love floating on tubes at the lake so why shouldn't Barbie! I likes projects that are reasonably simple and fast to make and this project fits the bill. I would give it a medium level of difficulty… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Barbie Doll Float Tube