Pa’Taco’DIY Taco costume for your dog

diy halloween dress up for your dog pet secondsguru

Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s that one holiday when the world says, “Go for it, express yourself. No outfit is too silly.” It’s great to roam the streets or show up to work in a wacky getup knowing you’ll be encouraged. Sadly though, that’s only once a year. I know I spend all year looking forward to Halloween like many do to Christmas. But you know who doesn’t care what day it is? Someone who …[Read more]

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]

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]