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Quilled Paper Snowflake

make this quick and easy DIY quilled paper snowflake are via http://lifeovereasy.com/

Or flower. It could be a flower, right? If you’re not quite ready to think about the holidays, or the coming winter weather, you can think “flower” every time you read snowflake in this post! Whichever way you go, this is a sweet little craft that even a beginner can do in no time. I […]


DIY Striped Carafe

12 amazing craft projects you can make with adhesive vinyl via http://lifeovereasy.com/

This post could also be called The Laziest Craft Ever. Or maybe Instant Striped Carafe. Or even Super Fast DIY Gift Idea. You get the picture. Basically, it’s the perfect summer craft project. Just right for when you’re chilling at the cottage or enjoying a lazy summer. It’s super fast, easy, and basically can’t go […]


DIY Felt Notebook Covers

12 fun and fabulous crafts to do with felt. Perfect for gifts or even for you! Via http://lifeovereasy.com/

I’m excited to announce I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers in a 12 Months Of DIY Challenge! I’m jumping in a bit late, so for me it’s more like a 6 Months Of DIY Challenge. But no matter – there will still be lots of fun crafting going on around here in the next […]


Campy Candle #Giveaway!

It's Your Birthday candle by Campy - a giveaway via http://lifeovereasy.com/

I wanted to introduce you to one of my latest finds. It’s the “It’s You’re Birthday” hand-poured soy candle by Campy. I gave this candle to my oldest at Christmas, to cheer up her home-away-from-home room at university. First thing she did with it? Pop it into her drawer to make her clothes smell nice. […]


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

This is one of my favourite art shows, and the largest of its kind in Canada. Over 500 artists and artisans fills Nathan Phillips Square for the one weekend each year early in July. There’s everything from established artists to undiscovered students. It’s a fun, friendly show, and best of all – it’s free! Here’s […]


Handblown Glasses By Paulus Tjiang

Love love love. Love! I just love these so much! The hubby and I took a long drive together today to the town of Hastings to pick up a paddle.  The reason we had to pick up a paddle is a bit a long story, one involving a big inter-family canoe race challenge, and 2 […]


More Lovelies From The One Of A Kind

Here are a few more of our finds from the Toronto One of a Kind Show to keep in mind for all the ladies in your life. I was especially excited to find the perfect gift for all the older women I sometimes need to buy for – mothers and grandmothers and aunts who don’t […]


The Knitting Secret You Need To Know

Have you ever wanted to knit something fabulous? How about easy and fabulous? And how about quick, easy, and fabulous? Read on for the only knitting secret you need to know. My youngest took on a huge knitting project this Christmas. She decided, on her own, to knit presents for everyone – her sister, me, […]


Be Mine Candleholders: A Valentine’s Craft Fail

This post was going to start off smugly with a great craft idea that I was going to pull off really well.  And it was going to look really beautiful and get lots of praise from impressed readers.  Canadian House and Home was probably going to feature it.  I was going to feel like a […]


Christmas Crafting: How To Make a Scouring Pad Mini Tree in 5 Seconds or Less

A 5 second Christmas craft?  Easy enough that your kids can do it?  Cheap enough that you can make a whole forest of these for just a few bucks? People, get out your scouring pads!  This is seriously green decorating. These adorable little mini-trees are just standard kitchen metal scouring pads that have been pulled […]


DIY Secret Message Cufflinks For Dad

Here’s a quick and easy little craft you can make for the dad in your life. Perfect for little hands, these photo cufflinks unscrew to let you insert your own personal message. It’s an almost instant craft. Use some cute photos for the sentimental dad, or have your kids draw two tiny pictures. Or you […]


Smells Like Teen Christmas Spirit

I wanted to share a story with you. It’s about a group of remarkable teenagers and this amazing crafting project they undertook this Christmas. Definitely not the usual kind of story you read about teens these days. Something heartwarming to think about next time you hear someone talk about the problems with today’s teenagers. And […]


Glass Tile Photo Pendants

While I was going through the anniehowes.com site looking for my resin pendant supplies, I was tempted by some of the other great looking projects featured on the site. I decided I would try to make some photo tile pendants, since some of the supplies were similar and I was having trouble narrowing down my […]


Resin Jewelry Presents

My handmade Christmas gift this year for my girls was a little collection of 3 pendant necklaces, perfect for layering. This was a great opportunity to learn how to work with resin, which has been on my to-do list for a while. I thought it would be great to make them personalized necklaces, and why […]


Fairy Ornaments

We have a tradition in our family of making each other Christmas presents. We started this years ago as a way of simplifying things, but in fact it often leads to just the opposite – a crazy, last-minute flurry of activity around the house as people hide out in various rooms trying to finish up […]


Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas: Birch Logs

There is nothing nicer than creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home for the holiday season. An ideal place to add a Christmas touch is your fireplace mantle. Join us here at lifeovereasy as we have some fun trying out a few mantle decorating ideas. This first one works around an artful display […]


One Of A Kind Show Sneak Peek – Part 1

Lifeovereasy was invited to preview the One of a Kind Show in Toronto and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the highlights. There was quite an impressive breadth of work there this year with many new artists featured. Whether you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, some pieces to […]


Happy Projects

We love homemade gifts.  So it is no surprise that my home is peppered with crafted presents from my nieces.  They often surprise me with little handmade keepsakes and mementos of various occasions.  Here is one project I still have in my kitchen, five years later.  My nieces drew their renditions of us settling into […]


Micro Crafts

I love art/craft projects and what I love even more are fast, great looking results.  Check out these framed, food themed illustrations I have decorating my kitchen wall.  I can’t even call this a mini project,


Quickie Halloween Candles

Here’s another fun and easy idea from Kerri that she uses in her “bloodbathroom”. Light a red candle,


Quickie Halloween Prints

Check out this great idea Kerri had for an easy Halloween display. She printed off some Halloween – themed words and arranged them in


Photo Project:
Iron-On Transfers

Angel photo print on linen

Like many people I have a hard drive filled with digital photos, and I’m always looking for creative ways to use them. One quick and easy project is to transfer them onto fabric for framing using iron-on transfer paper. This adds some texture to the photo and makes it more interesting. Here I used a […]


Memories Of A Great Day

beach art from found items

Cute display of folksy art or holiday memory keepsakes?  In this case, both! This little display sits on the wall molding in my bathroom.  It will always remind me of an idyllic afternoon spent sitting on the beach with my sister and my girls.  On the last day of a great family holiday last summer […]