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String Pendant Ornaments

9.29.2012


I love the String Pendant Light so why not create a smaller version without the light and hang it on your Christmas tree! For complete instructions please click here.

Felt Ruffle Wreath

You know how I love DIY's so here's one to get you into a festive mood. Change the color to be holiday specific or keep it neutral for year round pleasure. Complete instructions please click here.

Eco-chic Fire Starters

I find that certain scents just calm me right down. A fire burning in a fireplace also does the trick. Combine the two and I'm the happiest person alive. Here is a simple DIY for you to do just that!


Pine cones and dried herbs such as rosemary, sage leaves, and cinnamon sticks make fragrant kindling for a winter fire unlike composite fire logs and lighter fluid as they don't rely on chemicals to ignite the flame. 

Directions:

1. Bundle dried herbs and small pine cones in a sheet of newspaper and secure the ends with raffia or cotton twine. 

2. As you pile your logs for your fire, nestle the herb bundle underneath the logs with the paper ends sticking out. 

3. To start the fire simply light the newspaper ends. As the paper burns up the herbs inside will ignite and incinerate giving the logs a chance to catch fire. 

For more simple DIY's please click here

DIY: Canning Lid Pumpkin Centerpiece

9.28.2012

What a simple centerpiece to make! All you have to do is take a whole bunch of canning lids that are the same size and then tie them tightly together. You can upcycle some old lids or you may use new lids for a more polished pumpkin. Personally I find that the old lids add some flavor to the pumpkin. For full instructions please click here


DIY: Canning Lid Pumpkin Centerpiece

What a simple centerpiece to make! All you have to do is take a whole bunch of canning lids that are the same size and then tie them tightly together. You can upcycle some old lids or you may use new lids for a more polished pumpkin. Personally I find that the old lids add some flavor to the pumpkin. For full instructions please click here


DIY: Vampire Pumpkins

Pretty cute no?

DIY: Vampire Pumpkins

Pretty cute no?

Tribal Tribute

9.27.2012

Poured concrete, a wood plank ceiling and tribal accents make for an interesting bedroom don't you think?

Tribal Tribute

Poured concrete, a wood plank ceiling and tribal accents make for an interesting bedroom don't you think?

South African Symbiosis

9.26.2012

This South African home, designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens from INK Design Lab, has been totally integrated with it's surroundings. The exposed beams, earth tones, natural elements and awesome views make the home look like it just sprung up from the earth. I just can't get enough of that kitchen with the tree growing through it or the bathroom with it's hollowed out tree trunk vanity. 





South African Symbiosis

This South African home, designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens from INK Design Lab, has been totally integrated with it's surroundings. The exposed beams, earth tones, natural elements and awesome views make the home look like it just sprung up from the earth. I just can't get enough of that kitchen with the tree growing through it or the bathroom with it's hollowed out tree trunk vanity. 





Secret Hideaway

9.25.2012

Secret Gardens of Sidney Australia has taken outdoor design to a whole new level. I was attracted to this particular design for it's Zenness but their website contains a virtual plethora of examples, each one more beautiful than the next.  







Secret Hideaway

Secret Gardens of Sidney Australia has taken outdoor design to a whole new level. I was attracted to this particular design for it's Zenness but their website contains a virtual plethora of examples, each one more beautiful than the next.  







DIY: Mason Jar Fairies

9.24.2012

1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a  Mason jar. 
2. Add diamond glitter 
3. Seal the jar with a lid. 
4. Shake.

and now you have Mason Jar Fairies

DIY: Mason Jar Fairies

1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a  Mason jar. 
2. Add diamond glitter 
3. Seal the jar with a lid. 
4. Shake.

and now you have Mason Jar Fairies

UPDATE: The photo above is not representative of what this will actually look like. The photo below is what it will look like.  
See Wiki instructions here

DIY: Mason Jar Fairies

1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a  Mason jar. 
2. Add diamond glitter 
3. Seal the jar with a lid. 
4. Shake.

and now you have Mason Jar Fairies

UPDATE: The photo above is not representative of what this will actually look like. The photo below is what it will look like.  
See Wiki instructions here

PUCES POP Montreal

9.22.2012

I went to the PUCES POP fair today which is a huge Craft fair done a couple of times a year here in Montreal. The vendor who stood out the most for me was Jackie Bassett  who does Collage Art. Jackie up-cycles old books and maps and combines them with photos to create these beautiful images (sorry for the flash blip on the first image - conditions were not great for photo taking!). 
(Photos:Tracey MacKenzie)

PUCES POP Montreal

I went to the PUCES POP fair today which is a huge Craft fair done a couple of times a year here in Montreal. The vendor who stood out the most for me was Jackie Bassett  who does Collage Art. Jackie up-cycles old books and maps and combines them with photos to create these beautiful images (sorry for the flash blip on the first image - conditions were not great for photo taking!). 
(Photos:Tracey MacKenzie)

Magazine wall

9.21.2012

 Imagine a wall made out of magazines.......so cool!
via 

Magazine wall

 Imagine a wall made out of magazines.......so cool!
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Nesting

9.20.2012

The NESTREST (doesn't it look like a Hershey's kiss) is a portable, over-sized bird's nest, which can be suspended from any tree to become your own personal sanctuary. Great place to get away from it all without having to leave your home (assuming you have a tree of course!).  


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