I have a 6 lb teacup poodle, spoiled, of course. His bed was worn out. I decided to make him one for his 13th birthday. I realize this won't work for heavier dogs, but it should be perfect for my fur baby.
The purpose of this project is to reuse anything around you and without spending any money :)
Here is another project of mine from the last year I would love to share it with You, I can call it the biggest :)
Using cardboard boxes and anything else hidden around our house I manage to create one of a kind toy for my little girl, a dolls house. ...
I hated the big blank space over my stairway. I have the most perfect spot to relax and sip my coffee each morning upstairs on my landing. Out the window my view is a gorgeous windmill, a stone root cellar, and old barns. I can see down the stairs into our beautiful foyer. But that empty wall over the stairs... It was a big wall staring blankly at me each morning! I needed some wall candy!
Do your kids love to make forts? Here is an easy foldable play tent that doesn't even require a sewing pattern. For exact measurements and instructions, please visit my blog: http://thetiptoefairy.com/2015/05/make-a-play-tent-have-fun-in-the-sun/
I rescued a couple of empty coffee cans from the recycling bin, cleaned them up, then painted and papered them. Now I have beautiful organization containers for almost no money!
Do you have an old rusty shovel or just an unused shovel laying around? Chances are you do. Or if you don't, just grab one of the spare ones because you are going to love this easy DIY front porch decor idea!
I love taking junk and turning it into something useful and pretty. Holding a spaghetti box in my hand one day, it came to me, "It looks like a pencil box!"
I love working with all kinds of salvaged bits, pieces and parts, but one of my favorite things to find is broken antique sewing machines and tables. There are so many wonderful parts that can be used to turn into unique new projects.
Do you have a whole bunch of empty tin cans lying around? With Christmas coming up we thought it would be a good idea to to make ourselves something special to add to our decor and recycle those empty cans at the same time. We decided to use the cans to make a Christmas tree.
A couple of years ago I purchased two ornate 6- light wrought iron chandeliers at auction sans wiring. The price was fantastic- $20.00 each. I gave one to a friend for a housewarming gift, and the other one I have kept at the shop in "don't put a price tag on that one, I might keep it" mode. Enter design and DIY inspiration, a six pack of mini terracotta planters from Hobby Lobby, a power drill, and one package of bird seed and a chandelier bird feeder is born.
I found a six pack of mini terracotta planters at Hobby Lobby. The small drainage hole in the bottom of each planter was the right idea but not large enough to fit the bolt. Dave the Builder carefully drilled larger holes to accommodate.
We both agreed it would be better to leave the terracotta pots in their original finish vs. painting to eliminate any potential harm to the birds. The modified pots fit perfectly into the candle cups, and we folded the leaves around the pots to further securing them. ...
When I bought my house there was one of those old yucky ovens from the 70's with the high top. I replaced it and now there was just wall behind my stove. So I decided to do something that I, personally, could put up myself. A penny wall! I cut the top and side pennies with a pair of Cutco shears but you could use any metal snips. The backing is clear sticky backing that holds light objects- pennies, small tiles, half marbles. Then I threw some grout overtop and wallah!
I recently posted a Mason Jar Patriotic Phrase Display. Using only the solar lit top, I was left with a stake and a glass globe. I thought I could use that globe for a bell jar.
For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden art. It was a cute bike but she had glued massive fake flowers on both the seat and inside the adorable little wooden flower box.
Summer is almost here. Although it doesn’t quite feel like it here in Southern California. Mostly because of the June gloom that we experience every year. I am not complaining. I actually enjoy this weather a lot. It is mild, cool, and breezy here by the beach. It’s the perfect time to DIY. No heat to have to worry about. I had a fun project idea come to me. I was inspired on Pinterest by these wooden crates that I had seen some other talented bloggers make into cute storage ottomans. I decided to do my own spin on this fun and easy project that could work in or outdoors!
These are great for a front doorway if you are wanting more than just a wreath to deck your door this holiday season. These lit PVC pipe candy canes are easy to make and will last for years to come! All it takes is some paint and PVC parts and a good strand of lights to create these fun and festive pieces. I don't personally have a doorway to decorate these with, but I have a very Christmas decoration loving grandma who will be super excited to add these to her arsenal.
I am becoming a huge fan of redoing rooms with a $100 budget. There are so many items that I usually think of as trash, that all of the sudden take on a new purpose. I have used a piece of old cardboard to create a chalkboard sign for our laundry room. I've used a cereal box to create a "faux metal" lint box ... and now I'm using a popcorn tin.
This project is actually one of my mom's ideas. She made about 20 of these to decorate her company's office and every year she brings them out, adds a poinsettia plant, and adds some Christmas spirit at work. I love the idea and it's right up my upcycling alley (I wonder where I get it from...) so I set out to make my own - using items I already had at my house. Please visit the link at the bottom of this post for the complete tutorial. Thank you!!