Grown Ups: Family Home: DIY and outdoor

The Kiwi Do-it-youself mindset is a fantastic part of who we are. It's that number 8 wire, make the most of what you have, spirit that makes New Zealand great. Get inspired with a little DIY creativity in and around your home.

Bright and colourful bird feeders project

I got the inspiration for this great little family craft project from my school, where the kids were making something…

DIY cloud hair clip holder

I don’t know about you but we are always losing my daughters hair clips! So in a vain attempt to…

DIY Eco-friendly Christmas Tree

This year I decided to starting decorating my home early with Christmas decorations. You see for the past 2 years…

DIY Pallet Coffee Table with Planter Boxes

The humble pallet has to be the most forgiving, and most fun material to work with. I’ve always wanted a…

DIY rainbow shelf

So the other day I saw these cute cloud shelves on Pinterest and told my Daughter I would make her…

DIY Whimsical Wooden Christmas Angel

Over the past few weeks I’ve been creating and making fun Christmas decorations to make my home feel more festive….

DIY window bench seat with storage

There’s nothing better than a bench seat under a sunny window on a Sunday morning. Curling up with a cup…

Faux Cactus Stone Garden

This faux cactus stone garden¬†is a great project to do with your kids, whatever their age. They¬†are just perfect to…

How to make a bug hotel

This is a wonderful story of one man’s trash, is his daughter’s treasure! Find out how we turned a broken…

How to make a pompom cactus

My daughter loves to challenge me. Last week she had me making her a rainbow shelf¬†and this week it’s a…

How to make a terracotta pot birdbath

Well it’s Spring the perfect time to bring the birds into the garden. And what better way than with a…

How to make your own decorative wall clock

I’d just been thinking about making a cool decorative wall clock, when I was going through the aisle¬†at¬†Spotlight, only to…

Kid’s Play Kitchen Using Upcycled Bedside Table

This has to be one of our most successful DIY projects we’ve made for our little one.¬†We made this kid’s…

Under stairs kid’s study nook part 1 – Magnetic art display wall

Ever since we renovated our 80s bungalow, we’ve wondered what to do with the wasted floor space under our stairs….

Under stairs kid’s study nook part 2 – Whiteboard desk and storage

In Part 1 of our under stairs kid’s study nook, we created a feature wall using magnetic paint. We also…

Upcycled beer crate toy box

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly looking for ways to store all my children’s toys. Luckily for me…

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