DIY hockey picnic table with CRAFTSMAN®

Yayyyyy! Today’s the day!

I can finally reveal the two very special projects I worked on for CRAFTSMAN® and the #CRAFTSMANCUPCONTEST.

Project #1 is a child-sized picnic table with a DIY hockey theme, in celebration of the upcoming 2019 Memorial Cup in Halifax.

DIY Hockey Picnic Table For Kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

I’m sharing the full tutorial for the DIY hockey picnic table over on CraftsmanCupContest.ca, so head over for a list of materials and step-by-step instructions.

DIY Hockey Picnic Table For Kids {Heather's Handmade Life}

While you’re there, enter the CRAFTSMAN® Cup contest for a chance to win a VIP Memorial Cup experience.

The grand prize is four tickets to the 2019 Memorial Cup Championship Game presented by Kia on May 26, and a V.I.P. behind-the-scenes experience — plus airfare, hotel accommodations, CRAFTSMAN® tools and swag, a prepaid Visa and a RONA gift card.

Don’t forget to pin this post for later so you can find it again easily when you’re ready to build the coolest hockey-themed table around. 

DIY recycling station with CRAFTSMAN®

Yayyyyy! Today’s the day!

I can finally reveal the two very special projects I worked on for CRAFTSMAN® and the #CRAFTSMANCUPCONTEST.

Project #2 is a DIY recycling station that I’ve been dreaming about for YEARS! I kept sketching it and planning it, but didn’t get around to actually building it until now.

DIY Recycling Station {Heather's Handmade Life}

And it’s even better than I’d hoped!

DIY Recycling Station {Heather's Handmade Life}

It’s AMAZINGLY FUNCTIONAL!

It has five pull-outs — compost, garbage, paper/cardboard, plastic & glass, and cans & bottles (a.k.a. the refundables we can pass along to hockey teams who come door-to-door collecting them).

The compost pull-out is specially designed to hold a small bag — no need for massive

I’m sharing the full tutorial for the DIY recycling station over on CraftsmanCupContest.ca, so head over for a list of materials and step-by-step instructions.

DIY Recycling Station {Heather's Handmade Life}

While you’re there, enter the CRAFTSMAN® Cup contest for a chance to win a VIP Memorial Cup experience.

The grand prize is four tickets to the 2019 Memorial Cup Championship Game presented by Kia on May 26, and a V.I.P. behind-the-scenes experience — plus airfare, hotel accommodations, CRAFTSMAN® tools and swag, a prepaid Visa and a RONA gift card.

So go read the tutorial — please! — and let me know what you think of the design. Feel free to ask any questions, too, and I’ll do my best to answer them without using terms like “thingamajig.”

Don’t forget to pin this post for later so you can find it again easily when you’re ready to build the most USEFUL garbage / recycling sorting system of all time!

DIY Recycling Station {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY Recycling Station {Heather’s Handmade Life}

DIY Lego hooks

Our son recently lost one of his drumsticks and went into a panic. Our daughter was the one who found it … in his band bag, exactly where it should have been.

Oh man. He is a sweet, smart boy with many excellent qualities, but finding things that are right in front of him is not one of them.

Now that he’s nearing the end of Grade 3, he has important things to keep track of — his band bag, taekwondo sparring gear, homework, etc. Since his room is an ode to all things Lego, it made sense to create Lego-themed hooks for his wall.

DIY Lego hooks {Heather's Handmade Life} #lego #kidsrooms

All we needed for the project was a one-and-one-quarter-inch dowel — we bought a six-foot one and have a lot leftover — an eight-foot 2×4 board and a few hooks.

DIY Lego hooks {Heather's Handmade Life} #lego #kidsrooms
DIY Lego hooks {Heather's Handmade Life} #lego #kidsrooms

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DIY Lego hooks {Heather's Handmade Life} #lego #kidsrooms
DIY Lego hooks {Heather's Handmade Life} #lego #kidsrooms
DIY Lego hooks {Heather’s Handmade Life}