DIY Christmas, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Christmas Sock Drink Cozies

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

DIY Barbie Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

No Sew Barbie Doll Wedding Dress

I found this old curtain valence at the Thrift Shop a few years ago and thought it might make a pretty wedding gown for Barbie. I just played around and wrapped it this way, then that way until I found what I thought looked best. I glued on two pieces of velcro at the back… Continue reading No Sew Barbie Doll Wedding Dress

Fairy Fun, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Fall Forest Fairy

I came across an old doll at the Edmonton Re-use Centre, she must have been a cake topper given she had no legs. There she was at the bottom of a bin, with her dirty face staring up at me pleading with me to take her.  I couldn't leave her there so I decided to… Continue reading DIY Fall Forest Fairy

Bird Baths, DIY Patio & Yard, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath

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

DIY Barbie Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair

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

Bird Baths, DIY Patio & Yard, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Bird Bath With A Whimsical Surprise

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

DIY Decor, DIY House & Home, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls

Add self stick adhesive embellishments to drawer handle and knobs for a bit of texture and sparkle. I was amazed how well they stick. I was prepared to use clear glue but so far, no need. I have a dresser that I've been dragging around western Canada since 1975, yes..1975! It was  part of a… Continue reading Dresser Restoration With DIY Crystal Drawer Pulls

Sewing Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

The “Art” of Re-purposing A Vintage Sewing Pattern

Re-purposed vintage sewing pattern framed. Do you have a box of old pattern packages, or even newer ones? Framing them is a an easy, affordable and creative way to give your sewing or craft room walls a unique, colorful fashion make-ove

DIY Easter, Fairy Fun, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Lily Fairy

This once abandoned doll turned beautiful flower fairy is a great addition to any flower-pot! This past Easter, I wanted to come up with a special gift for my daughter who is both hosting an Easter brunch and just happens to be a fan of Lilies and Fairies. Using a silk lily and 5 "… Continue reading DIY Lily Fairy

DIY Barbie Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

How To: DIY Barbie Brunch Hollywood Style

From gift bags turned wallpaper to coasters turned art, this project offer some great ideas on how to create your own Barbie dining experience. 80% of the project was made with things I found at The City of Edmonton Reuse Centre, which is one of my favorite places to both donate and purchase items that can be re-used and kept… Continue reading How To: DIY Barbie Brunch Hollywood Style