DIY Inspiration: Upcycle coke bottles

Now here is a upcycle that you can really stand back and whistle at. From this To this Using these 2 liter coke bottles. See how you cut one of them lower? They’ll look like this: Slip them together like this Make rings out of 8 inch strips of duct tape Start stacking

(super) Easy DIY: painted vases

I’ve heard the complaints that with some of the projects to paints cups, vases and the like, that you need to have a bit of artistic flair. This project offers a great work around for that – follow the pattern. Use old vases with patterns in them like dots or ridges. These will be your guide. … Read more

Moose Sausage Recipe

I had been gifted 10lbs of moose meat so I decided to make Moose Sausage. I made two batches: a mushroom, sage, gin and wine combo, and a rosemary, garlic and red wine variety. Recipes – each using 3lbs of moose meat and 3/4 lbs of pork fat): Mushroom and sage: 3 tbsp chopped sage, large handful … Read more

DIY Basics: Painting furniture

Who doesn’t love a nice piece of painted furniture? If you have put your hand up, you might be in the wrong place. Just kidding – like anything, it’s not to everyone’s taste, but for those of you who do enjoy it, we’ve got a great set of do’s and don’ts from DIY Home Staging … Read more

Easy DIY: Gold dipped ceramics

The title of this says gold-dipped, but it is actually a spray paint project – and there’s nothing wrong with that. I love spray paint, as the shelf in the basement crammed with cans of it will attest. This is a quick and easy way to make some unique objects for your home. They use … Read more

Recycle Wine Cork into Table Runner

I like wine, and sometime last October, I decided I’d start saving the corks. You know, for fun. And I had this big empty glass canister, so it was a natural to put all the corks in there. Anyway, over time, the canister got embarrassingly full . I needed to do something with the corks, and … Read more

Recycling Old Scooter Ideas

I’ve always dreamed of scooting about on a stylish Vespa. Perhaps one day I will. Until then, I can enjoy the things that people do to repurpose or expand their Vespas. You may recall the Vespa rocking horse I posted a few days ago: Well the creativity doesn’t stop there. One man converted his Vespa into a laptop … Read more

Knit your own Usain Bolt

Post-Olypmic blues?  Missing the Olympics so much you are offering commentary on your colleagues technique with the photocopier? Well now you can recapture some of those glorious Olympic moments with your own knitted Usain Bolt doll! You can rerun the 100 meters (or centimetres in this case) over and over! But wait there’s more!  You … Read more

Beautiful claw foot tub makeover

If having a claw foot tub isn’t enough to make you giddy, doing a wonderful makeover like this will: Beautiful! Sarah over at Delighting in Today has some handy tips for anyone wanting to try their hand at this:  Sanding is definitely necessary for the paint to bond well and for a smooth surface to paint a design … Read more