DIY Before and After – Ombre Chevron Spray Paint

This is an easy DIY makeover you can apply to pretty much anything you can paint. This trash can has been begging for an update for years for fear of being donated to Goodwill.  So, it got a makeover and a quick paint job.  Not just any paint job ... DIY ombre chevron spray paint makeover!! This is truly an easy beginner DIY project. I used 1/4" tape to tape off the chevron pattern.  I did not measure, I simply eyeballed it and taped away. Make sure the tape is really taped to the surface or you will get some bleeding through (which happened on mine, but that's okay) First, I used Krylon Silver Metallic Spray Paint and covered the whole trash can. Let dry Then, starting at the … [Read more...]

Easiest spray paint update ever – Make your bathroom elegant

Spray Paint is your friend!!! We buy the generic toilet bowl scrubber, the toilet plunger, the bathroom trash can.  Some can be very nice if you pay for it but for those on a budget, we buy the generic white plastic ones.  I love spray paint, it's no secret... I love the silver metallic one in the sickest way!!!  I would paint my house in it.  My boys are often threatened that they will be painted in it if they don't run fast enough. Wanted to share a before and after photo of the toilet bowl scrubber I just painted to give our bathroom a more elegant look.  It literally took a minute the first coat and then another minute to go around it again to make sure it had an even coat. Money … [Read more...]

DIY Santa Gnome Tutorial – 1 Hour Craft perfect for a kid craft

A perfect holiday craft for kids! This Santa Gnome is a 1 hour craft! This cute little Santa Gnome will be different every time you make him.  You can make a whole village of these little santas.  Make them for your home or give them as gifts … I’m thinking teacher gifts! To make the Santa Gnome, you’ll need: Rice or Poly Pellets Red felt Beige jersey cotton Jersey cotton (for body) Faux fur Cotton Batting Thread and needle Let’s assemble him!   I think he needs a name … Let’s name him ‘Walter’ To make the body, cut cotton fabric 7″ x 12″. Fold in half lengthwise and sew each side using a 1/2″ seam allowance. At the bottom, fold the corner flat and out, measure 1.5″, and … [Read more...]

TOP Money Saving Goodwill Shopping Tips

If you follow my Instagram account, you will have seen pictures of my amazing Goodwill shopping finds!  Like, utterly amazing finds! No joke. How do I do it? Let me share with you my 8 Top Goodwill Shopping Tips The picture above ... I would've paid $42 for all four pairs of women's pants, but only paid $3.96!!!  Pink tags were all 99 cents! Here are my TOP Goodwill shopping tips... Tip 1:  Find your local Goodwill facebook page and like it! They will share their 50% off Saturday events which usually take place twice a month Tip 2:  Sign up for Goodwill's Code Blue program. You will receive a special birthday bonus and emails about secret sales for only Code Blue … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Balls – YUMMY!

I make Peanut Butter Balls every year {would make it more, but my girlish figure would explode}.  Actually, I make them a couple times during the holidays now.  A certain little person loves to eat Peanut Butter Balls as much as I do apparently.  They just don't last in our house anymore. They are so delicious!! I got this Peanut Butter Ball recipe from one of the gals I worked with years ago when I was nursing in British Columbia.  And boy, I'm so glad I did!! These are wonderful treats to make for cookie exchanges or for teacher treats.  I mean, who doesn't like Peanut Butter Balls coated in fluffy coconut? (other than those who are allergic to PB of course) In saying that, this is … [Read more...]

Kids DIY Christmas Tree Project – Use your scrap wood and paint!

DIY Colorful Christmas Trees We have had so many compliments on our DIY trees!!  You can totally as well!!! This project is a cool fun DIY family project that you can do with your children.   Use up a bunch your scrap wood and any paint that you want to use up.  The best part is that you can store these trees away easily in a small stack for the next years to come. You'll need... Scrap pieces of wood of various lengths and widths A thin piece of wood for the back Various paints and decorations (if you choose to decorate) Wood Screws Drill Make the DIY Christmas Trees... Lay out the wood and make some cuts if needed to get the tiered effect. You can either spray paint or … [Read more...]

DIY Con – Live DIY projects with Amazing Women

I'm excited to share this link and event with you, DIY CON and My Fix It Up Life and BLAB are teaming up to present this 4 hour JAM PACKED DIY WORKSHOP! You will need the BLAB APP to view this free DIY workshop. What is BLAB? Blab is an interactive video chat. So you will need a computer with a webcam or an iPhone. You sign up for blab through a twitter account and you can use the blab app or visit blab.im on Google Chrome browser. Join us online for a fully virtual craft summit on December 1st, and enjoy an epic day of FREE D.I.Y. workshops.  Click this link to get you to the DIY workshop on Blab Drop by from 3pm to 7pm EST (12-4pm PST) to hear creative experts share some amazing … [Read more...]