DIY Colorful Birdhouse

              To be honest, I thought this was a bird feeder. I picked it up at Goodwill on Waterloo for $4.                 I was all ready to go buy some bird food when I happened to see a birdhouse on Pinterest and realized this was a birdhouse …

No-Sew Fabric Flower Vase

A few weeks ago Goodwill Mansfield celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In honor of the celebration there was food, raffles, face painting, and an awesome craft table (wink wink!) At the craft table, I taught people how to make DIY, no-sew fabric flowers to decorate a vase. Shoppers, local news reporters and Goodwill employees liked the craft so much that we …

Custom Candy Cauldron for Halloween

              Other than Christmas, holiday decorating doesn’t really occur in our house. Not because I don’t want to. Check out my Pinterest boards — I have plenty of ideas for cute Valentines garland, and Easter egg wreaths. But the holidays always creep up on me and I am left doing things like handing out …

Fabric Hoop DIY

I recently purchased these fabric filled hoops from Christine of Mama’s Happy Stuff. I really like how they brought some color and texture to the walls in our kitchen so I decided to add to the family by making a few more of these hoops with some fabric I’ve picked up from Goodwill. Supplies Needed: 1 – Embroidery Hoops (pick …

Heavy Metal to Shabby Sweet

Gold has made a HOT comeback so this mirror isn’t really bad as is, especially for just $10 at Goodwill Twinsburg. I however don’t have much gold décor in my house so I decided to paint it turquoise. No surprise there. For the paint color I used Pure White Annie Sloan chalk paint mixed with some robin’s egg blue acrylic …

Fun with Frames

Picture frames always make for a fun, quick and easy DIY project. Thankfully Goodwill is stocked full of all different types of frames… and even, the artwork to go inside! I picked up this frame at Goodwill Twinsburg for only $3. The first idea I had was to frame a few pages from this Sesame Street Book of Numbers that …

So Cheesy…

SO CHEESY… I’ve apparently started a collection of cheese domes. I’ve had an idea in my head for a year or so to turn them into something… well… something… not so cheesy. I kept seeing them at Goodwill and other thrift stores, and I couldn’t resist. I… just… kept… buying… them.   Being that it’s 2013 and my motto is …

DIY Chalkboard Coin Jars

I came across these 4 Osterizer jars while shopping at Goodwill Akron last month. I don’t have an Osterizer (I’m not much of a cook) but I do have a thing for jars, so I bought ‘em. As usual, I forgot about them and they sat untouched for about a month. In the meantime I bought two of these chalkboard …

Ornaments Aren’t Just for Trees

I walked by this green, tiered stand three or four times at the Northfield Goodwill. It was so big you couldn’t miss it as it sat lonely on an end cap in the housewares section. I kept thinking “what is that thing??” By my fourth pass by I finally picked it up and tossed it in my cart. I had …