Kids crafts An alternative Xmas tree that gives you a chance to upcycle!

christmas tree decor

Christmas is just around the corner, and like every year my daughter wants a Christmas tree, and just like every year, we are telling her that we can’t… Instead, like last year we’ll try out some fun substitutes! We made a fun tabletop Christmas tree using egg cartons last year (get the instructions here on Secondsguru). This year I’ve made a Christmas Tree Mixed Media Canvas. Here’s how I made it, and you can too! …[Read more]

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Halloween Costume DIY Simple Wonder Woman dress up

diy wonder woman costume for girls secondsguru greenlivingmadeeasy

Our guest author today is Suzanne Johannes, a super mom juggling her career and family efficiently day in and day out. In her free time, she loves to bake sourdough bread, handmade soaps/bath scrubs and lip balms and also  lip-smacking natural soda with beneficial enzymes and probiotics. Additionally, as you will discover when you read on, she is great at D.I.Y projects under extremely stressful situations! A super girl hero, finally Wonder Woman has been …[Read more]

IKEAHack How to transform an old ottoman with a crochet weave

ikeahack alseda ottoman with knit

I have an Ikea ottoman which is essentially as old as my kids. It’s from the time right after my twins were born, when I was as energetic as a hibernating bear, and as grumpy too – primarily because I had given up on vital things essential to life – rest and coffee. My kids, bless their hearts, slept like babies – and I mean that literally, not in the clichéd way i.e. they woke …[Read more]

Kids Crafts 3 Cool ideas to upcycle old cork coasters

upcycle coasters with paint and thread art

At our home, nothing gets thrown into the dustbin without the scrutiny of 3 questions: Is it still in good enough condition to donate? If it is damaged, can we fix it? If we can’t fix it – can we use it for arts and crafts, or upcycle it? As you can imagine, the filter question number 3 means I have more cardboard boxes, egg cartons and general packaging than I care for – especially …[Read more]