DIY STENDIG CALENDAR / MINIMAL WALL CALENDAR

DIY STENDIG CALENDAR / MINIMAL WALL CALENDAR

Happy New Year! We want to start your organization goals off right by DIYing a giant minimal calendar. We were inspired by the extremely popular Stendig Calendar and made some adjustments to suit our taste. We created this calendar out of some poster board and some custom stamps. We used the Silhouette stamp kit but you can easily create your own with some simple craft foam and wooden block. All the templates you need and instructions are below! Cost:  $15 – $40 (dependent on which supplies you need) Difficulty:  Materials: 12 sheets of white poster board 1 sheet of black poster board 2 large binder clips Silhouette stamp kit OR foam sheets and wooden blocks A large sheet of craft paper This template for all the letters and number   Tools: Scissors Small xacto knife Ruler Pencil Eraser   So the easiest way we found to make the giant numbers was to create a custom stamp. We have a silhouette machine which can cut things out on stamp paper but if you don’t have an electronic cutter machine, you can easily cut them out with an exacto knife. We have a template on our blog linked below which includes all the numbers and letters you’ll need. The rubber stamp material and stamp blocks we used will also be linked below. The best part about this sytem is you can easily swap between stamps and you can see through the blocks which makes stamping in the right spot super easy. If you don’t want to buy those materials, another option is to use basic craft foam. We’re using this method...
DIY PUNNY GIFT IDEAS

DIY PUNNY GIFT IDEAS

Need a gift for a Secret Santa or maybe for a co-worker you don’t know that well? These funny and cute gift ideas can all be made with dollar store items! We’ve made some customs labels for all of the ideas which will be linked below. Feel free to get creative with your own style though! All the templates can be downloaded here & here! Melted Snowman Water bottle melted snowman printable label bottle of water Reindeer Noses Candy bag Reindeer noses printable label Clear candy bag Round milk chocolates (Maltesers work great!) Red round candy (We used a gumball) Stress Relief Package Stress relief printable label Bubble wrap Happy Holidays and a Chappy New Year Chapstick Chappy New Year printable card Chapstick                        ...
DIY FLOOR PILLOW

DIY FLOOR PILLOW

Floor pillows are the perfect chill decor accessory for any boho style room. They make for easy extra seating as well without having to take up space with a full chair! I’ll know i’ll be making more of these for when I throw that family style dinner party! Cost: $20 – $50 (dependent on fabric choice) Difficulty: Materials: – 1 m of faux suede fabric – Pillow Stuffing (3 bags) Tools: – Fabric Scissors – Sewing Machine – Needle and Thread – Pins – Ruler – Sewing Pencil Start by measuring and cutting two 25” by 25” squares out of the fabric. To make the shape more 3D, we cut out 6” tall “side” pieces to go around the floor pillow. If you have enough fabric, this ideally would be one long piece (for example, 6” by 100”) but instead, we are going to have four 26” by 6” pieces. We added half an inch seam allowance on the ends of each side piece so that they are the right length when we sew them all together! Take some pins and pin the good sides of the short edges together so that they make a complete square. Take this to the sewing machine and sew a simple line to attach all of your side pieces together. And voila! You have a long piece that fits perfectly around your 2 large squares we cut earlier. Back in your workspace lay out the side piece in it’s square shape and bring in one of your square pieces. Line up the seams of the side piece with the corners of the square. Pin...
DIY FLOOR POUF

DIY FLOOR POUF

These leather floor poufs are taking over the design world. We had our hand at trying out an affordable DIY version and we’re in love with the result! Plus the nostalgic magic of playing with bean bag material again is an added plus! Cost: $20 – $50 (dependent on fabric choice) Difficulty: Materials: – 1 m of faux leather fabric – Embroidery Thread and Needle – Bean Bag Filler (available here!) – These Templates: floor-pouf-template-1 floor-pouf-template-2 Tools: – Fabric Scissors – Sewing Machine – Pins Cut out the template linked above and then trace this shape onto your fabric 10 times. Cut out each piece. Once you have all 10 pieces, we’re ready to start assembling. Start with two pieces and lay them together with the bad sides facing out. Pin two of the edges together. You can flip open your pieces and add a third one on again by lining up the two edges with the bad sides facing out. Take this to your sewing machine and sew up both pinned edges. After that’s complete, continue to pin on the rest of your pieces, adding each new piece to the edge of your previous one and sewing it up. When you come to your last piece pin together the front and end piece. Leave a few inches at the top unsewn. This will make it easier to flip inside out when you’re done. Now with your sphere right way around, add in a piece of scrap fabric into the bottom to temporarily cover the opening. We’re going to add on nice end pieces when we’re finished. To fill our pouf, we’re using...
MINI PUMPKIN PIE COOKIES RECIPE

MINI PUMPKIN PIE COOKIES RECIPE

Fall is the time for everything pumpkin and something about baking on a cold day just feels so right! We were challanged by Becel to take their “Anything Goes Cookie Dough” recipe and personalize it! We absolutely love pumpkin pies so we thought why not make them mini? These are perfect gift ideas especially when you combine them with our mini pumpkin pie boxes for that added packaging touch! Recipe and DIY box all below! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) all-purpose flour 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt 1 cup (250 mL) Becel® Buttery Taste margarine 1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract 1/2 (125 mL) cup maple syrup 1 can of your favourite pumpkin pie filling! vanilla icing Directions: Step 1 Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C). Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Step 2 Beat Becel® Buttery Taste margarine with sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; beat just until blended. Lastly, add in the maple syrup and mix well. Step 3 Mix up your pumpkin pie filling in a separate bowl according to the directions on the can lable. (You made need additional ingredients other than the ones listed above) ; set aside. Step 4 In a muffin tin, add small scoops of the dough into the bottom. Gently press the dough up against the sides with a spoon to create a small dip in the bottom. Make sure...
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