Top 3 Do-it-Yourself Picks – For the House and Home

Did I mention we just re-painted our whole top half of the house? Well we did, and I am so happy with how it looks. But in my attempt to have a really trendy house I’ve been scouring the web for great DIY ideas for the house. There are some brilliant people in the world and thankfully they are sharing their ideas online. Here are my top picks for the week.

Main PicHuge Photo Frame for Under $20 (USD)

I’m not sure if the Canadian Staples has this option but I will certainly be checking it out for a few projects – and not just in the house. I love the possibilities for gigantic pictures :) I also love the supersize and easy frame they built. Using just a few materials and some spray paint. I really need to invest in a jigsaw as well. Anyone have one?

I’m thinking of making myself some signboards with this for some upcoming Craft Sales. :)

Also I need to use ModPodge more. My mom used to always have buckets of the stuff and now I see why.

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.eastcoastcreativeblog.com/2012/03/frame-your-own-huge-photo-for-under-20.html

birdseed-wreath

Birdseed Wreath

I’ve also been planting my garden so I’ve been looking for inspiration to make my outside living area just as wonderful. After all, in Alberta – we have to make the most of our summer month(s).

This is an incredibly simple recipe to make a birdseed wreath. I LOVE the simple drop cloth ribbon used to tie it with. Thank goodness she showed that too other wise I probably would be hunting through the closets looking for an unused wire hanger to unravel and hook around.

I’m just kidding. I have lots of ribbon. :) But the nice thing about the drop cloth ribbon is if it gets a bit damp it will still hold the knot and it will dry nicely. Of course you don’t want it to get REALLY wet or you’ll just have a pile of soggy loose  seed on the ground below where you hung this delightful bird feeder.

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2012/03/birdseed-wreath.html

Branch Out

Transfer Paper and Nature Art

Oh Better Homes and Gardens, you are still doing it right. I am in LOVE with these fairly simply nature inspired transfer paper projects. Take your own photos and print them on transfer paper. Then use them to cover any plain surface object.

I’ve looked up the Lazertran brand that they used. There are some distributors in Ontario and BC that carry it but I am going to check at my local DeSerres and see if they can get it for me. If not, I’m tempted to order some online and do this. I love it and the possibilities are really awesome.

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/fabric-paper-projects/nature-inspired-paper-projects/#page=1

Author:Marissa

Fabric Enthusiast, Wine Consumer, Humour Instigator & Laughter Participant with a background in online marketing, communications & media relations. Holds a passion for cover buttons, lifelong learning & flair for the dramatic.

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