Category: Craftiness

DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage

DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

How to build the craft table of your dreams Do you know one of my very favourite things to buy at a building supply store? Not wood or paint — although they’re top contenders — but huge sheets of smooth, shiny, white melamine. They…

What I’ve been making in pottery class

I dropped it in the bucket of chemicals and needed to go fishing around for it with my hands, and then pulled it out to reveal a soppy mess, and THEN accidentally wiped the glaze off in sections because it was too thick.

The girl in the clay-coloured apron

I started off thinking I’d make a mug, but then it got away from me and now I think it’s a bowl. Likely for potato chips. 

DIY chair pockets for classrooms

These sttretchy easy-to-sew chair pockets are perfect for Primary classrooms.

Feeling the sun

I had a lightness to my step as I walked back down the sidewalk, crossed the driveway and looked for where I’d parked the van. I felt happy. Tingly with excitement. 

Refreshing a $1 lamp with chalk paint

One of my Secondhand Secrets of Success (wouldn’t that be a cool book?) is that a LAMP is one of the most awesome finds at a yard sale or flea market. Yup, lamps. Old ones, in particular. (But not antiques because $$$) They’re strong…

DIY signpost deck decor

It’s not often that I come across a Pinterest project I haven’t seen before. So when my friend texted a picture of a brightly-coloured signpost — each sign pointing to different north, south, east and west destinations — I was intrigued. This friend moved…

DIY pet toy storage

Just a quick DIY today, guys! I wanted to share the pet toy storage solution I came up with for our Chocolate Boston Terrier, Annabelle, and her many, MANY toys. We’d been using a nice dark wicker basket but she occassionally chewed on it…

Easy hairstyles for Crazy Hair Day

Our son’s elementary school had Spirit Week leading up to Easter, and one of the days was Crazy Hair Day. I’m not exaggerating when I say I had been waiting my ENTIRE PARENTING LIFE for Crazy Hair Day. I was even MORE excited when…

Easy DIY card holders for kids

We’ve been playing a lot of UNO lately, and I’ve been meaning to share the DIY contraption that’s been making it soooo much easier: a wooden card-holder. Before I made these, let’s just say people were leaning their cards against anything they could find…

Build + paint a custom wooden sign

Everyone’s making pallet signs these days, and you’ve probably seen them all over Pinterest. The idea is to take rustic barnboard-style wood and paint a word or phrase on it, and then hang it on the wall. A lot of people are selling these…

Scrappy Easter egg table runner

Hey guys! I’m popping in today to share a really simple Easter sewing project as part of the East Coast Moms Easter Egg blog hop. Our challenge was to create something fun using Easter eggs of any kind, and I thought for a minute…