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DIY Space Saver Spice Rack

What better way to de-clutter your cupboard then to install a spice rack on the back of the cupboard door.

I should have thought of this earlier! All these years fighting to fit my collection of spices of varying sizes on several shelves in my cupboard was a complete pain, even with the store bought organizers. I would knock over every container in the way to get anything on the shelf.

Below I have the written instruction on how to make the Space Saver Spice Rack, but you can also watch how to make it on youtube.

Don’t you HATE when you open the cupboard to get something and stuff falls out!!

A Space Saving Spice Rack that is mounted on the back of the cupboard door will help. Let me show you how to make one.

First cut a piece of metal or have the piece cut to20170710_222618 fit the inside of your cupboard door.


Ensure the metal is light and a magnet is able to stick to it.



Paint the metal with paint that adheres to metal in the colour of your choice








Once the paint has dried, cut pieces of double side foam tape and place on the back of the metal






Remove the backing of the double sided foam tape





Mount metal in place and press firmly to adhere to cupboard door




spice container



Purchase magnetic spice canisters and fill with spices




labelPlace spice name label on the lid on the spice canister




Place spice canisters on new metal spice rack and you are done!!


Amazing, Functional, Space Saver Spice Rack!!!

Watch “How to Make a Christmas Planter in Under 10 mins” on YouTube

This fun and quick video shows you how easy it is to put together a great looking Christmas Urn.   Oh by the way it only cost me a couple bucks. I reused my pots from the summer and trimmed the trees in the back yard for the greenery and bought a couple dollars worth of decorations. You don’t need to spend much to have pots looking this good. Trust me watch the video and see how.

How to Make a Christmas Planter in Under 10 Mins Video Demo Written Instructions

Step 1. Gather up an old pot, decorations and clippings of cedar, pine, and spruce

Step 2. Take the greenery and break to the size you want and stick in dirt of the pot

Step 3. Make sure to have several heights of greenery to fill out the pot

Step 4. Cover the bare spots at the bottom of the pot with smaller clippings

Step 5. Keep filling the pot until your desired fullness is met

Step 6. Add some decorations

Step 7. Use gardening wire to keep the greenery gathered and standing up straight

Step 8. Use gardening wire to attach ornaments

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Watch “Christmas Lollipop Decoration” on YouTube


This video shows you how to make a giant lollipop. This giant sized lolly will sweeten up any decor. I used mine to decorate a float and then used it in my Christmas planter (URN).
So Simple, So Sweet.

Lollipop Written Instructions For Video Demo

Step 1. Draw five evenly spaced half circles on the paper plate


Step 2. Draw half circle lines between each of the five drawn previously


Step 3. Mark the five areas that will be painted red


Step 4. Using red acrylic paint, paint in the marked areas


Step 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 and make one more plate

Step 6. Let dry

Step 7. Using a hot glue gun, bamboo to a plate


Step 8. Hot glue plates together


Step 9. Using Clear wrap, wrap the Lollipop


Step 10. Tie a ribbon around the bottom



Step 11. Curl the end of the ribbon with scissors and tack the ribbon with hot glue


That is it So Simple, So Sweet.


Watch “How to make a Wreath out of a Pool Noodle and Dollar Store Decor” on YouTube

Also see to see how to make the green wreath.

Watch “How to Run a Boat Out of Water With Muffs” on YouTube

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Upcycled Yellow Bench Made From a Headboard

I have been wanting to do this project for a while now and mothers day was approaching so I thought I would give it a whirl.  Minimal supplies are needed for this project. Its super easy, fun and turns out to be a great gift.

To start I used a metal double size headboard from when I was I kid for the back of the bench, which is shown below. You could use a wood one or any other headboard you like. I just happened to have this one laying around and wanted to put it to use.



I wanted to add style or some sort of design to the legs of the bench so I went to the locate restore in search of legs.  I found railing spindles, and I cut them to size and sanded them down to make sure the chipping paint was all cleaned up.


All the wood I used was pressure treated to withstand the outdoors. Next I created the frame for the seat of the bench using 2 x4’s and a 2 x8 for the back of the seat where the metal headboard would be connected to the seat.  I framed in each of the location where a leg would be to ensure they were supported.


The paint I chose for this bench could be used on both wood and metal.  The next thing I did was paint the frame, legs and metal headboard in yellow paint. You don’t need to paint the insides of the frame because you will not be able to see it once the bench seat is on.

I then drilled holes in the headboard and the 2X8 to connect the bench frame . I made sure that the seat frame was at good sitting height, while making sure that the frame was square and level.

Once the frame was attached to the headboard I then cut deck boards to fit the frame I built and attached them to the frame. Then painted the deck boards yellow to match.

My final step was to apply three coats of clear coat to ensure the bench was well protected and to give it an stunning shinny look.


That is it super easy and it looks great!!!




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