Monday, April 24, 2017

7 tutorials to make beautiful coasters

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DIY scandi coaster // The lovely drawer

 Can you feel that summer is just around the corner? I can't wait to holiday time, lying around with a fresh drink! I will have to limit my self to fruit juice for the moment but even that way I enjoy the apero time! I like to set every thing on the patio table: some snacks, the drinks, some nice music and obviously the inevitable coasters. They just make the apero time more festive! I you feel like you need a new set of coasters for this summer, just have a look at those great tutorials, I'm sure you will be inspired! 

 DIY woven coaster // A pretty fix

 DIY oange slice coasters // Dans le lake house

 DIY geometric clay trivets // The Merrythought

Make faux marble coasters // Your DIY family

Customized cork coasters // We must be dreamers

Custom neoprene coasters // My so called crafty life

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Friday, April 21, 2017

How to turn any scarf into wall art


I have a lot of scarves!!! The picture above just show you a small sample of my scarves collection. I wear them very often, even during summer time. As I can only wear one at the time, I was wondering if there was an other fun way to enjoy them. And I come up with the idea of display them as wall art. It's a very simple DIY to make, and it will not damage your scarves. So, once your are tired seeing your scarf hanging on the wall, you can wear it around your neck again.

Material you will need: a piece of dowel, a wooden ring, some rope, a few beads, a hand saw, a pair of scissors, some glue and a nice scarf.


Place the scarf on a flat surface a cut the dowel 2 inches longer than the scarf width. Sand it.


You will use the wooden ring to hang your scarf display on the wall. Make a loop around the ring to attach the rope and add a few beads if you like too.


Make a knot with the rope at each end of the dowel, and add a dot of glue to prevent the rope from sliding away. The rope length has to be the same on each side if you want the dowel to be horizontal once hanged on the wall.


Iron the scarf and fold it around the dowel. Add a few pin to hold the fabric in place.


And done, hang it on the wall and enjoy your new colorful wall art!


I give a try with different scarves...and I don't know witch one I like the most.

A few tips I learn:
  • It's easier to place the scarf when the dowel is hanged on the wall.  
  • Don't hesitate to try different way to fold your scarf to have an interesting pattern hanged on the wall.
  • Once you are satisfied with the scarf folding, iron it to keep the folds flat and in shape.

It's a very fun craft to make, and as I like to change decor quite often it's perfect! It will save me to make an other zillion nails holes on the walls...;) So tell me, what's your favorite?


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The best DIY jewelry organizers

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I think we all agree that to complete an outfit we have to add some nice jewelry. I have a lot of accessories, some I bought and some I made. The key is keeping everything organize! It can really become a nightmare if all the necklaces are tangled and if it takes 30 minutes to find the second earring to complete the pair. I have no time in the morning for that, and without some practical storage I end up wearing the same items over and over again. Do you know what I mean? So I have some small drawers to put the earrings and bracelets and a jewelry stand to hold the necklaces. I found some pretty and clever DIY to keep the mess under control. Tell me what are your jewelry storage solutions? Any tips to share?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Replace Your Old Drafty Windows With Energy Efficient Technology

This past year, Ontarians have heard a lot of about hydro bills and the high cost of energy, much of it due to some costly mistakes made in the past, time of use prices, an expensive oversupply of power, and paying more than market rates for green energy because of overly generous contracts offered several years ago. With an election around the corner, politicians with their eye on Queen’s Park are going to be eager to tell you more about how they will reduce your hydro bills, but take their words with a grain of salt. Energy is going to cost more in the future and if you really want to see savings, you need to start conserving.

Your old, drafty windows are the perfect place to start; not only will they help cut down on your energy use, they also make a big visual impact on your home. You can improve your curb appeal, bring more light into your home, and make your home more comfortable by cutting out drafts and heat loss, as well as reducing overheating on those days when the sun comes beaming down into your kitchen.