DIY Easter Napkins

DIY Easter napkins DIY beautify

It was very strange putting together an Easter post in the middle of a snowstorm last week! The snow may be all melted now....but when I was writing this post, we were 'snowed in'!

Thrift Store Clock Makeover

It's fun to let friends share their DIY projects from time to time. So today I have my friend Lindsay from My Creative Days with one of her original projects.Welcome Lindsay!

Hello, DIY Beautify readers! My name is Lindsay and I write the blog My Creative Days. I am happy to be here to share my thrift store clock makeover with you. I am obsessed with DIY, repurposing and upcycling. I love decorating our home with treasures I have picked up and made over to work in our space. A few weekends ago, I scored this great clock at a thrift store.

Thrift Store Clock Makeover

I really liked the shape of this clock and all the potential it had.

Thrift Store Clock Makeover

 The "insets" on the top and bottom are a perfect opportunity to change and make more visually appealing.


This makeover was very easy. I painted the clock black. Then, I popped the plastic Roman numeral off the bottom and added some pretty paper.

Thrift Store Clock Makeover

 I Mod Podged the paper in both the top and bottom "insets" of the clock.

Thrift Store Clock Makeover

This clock looks totally different and only took about an hour to complete. That is the perfect kind of makeover in my eyes! :-)

Thrift Store Clock Makeover Thrift Store Clock Makeover

I hope you have enjoyed this easy Thrift Store Clock Makeover. You can find more of my creative projects on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and G+ !

Thank you Lindsay for sharing with us today! I'm a lover of thrift store makeovers, so this one was close to my heart!

Here are a few of my favorite thrift-store makeovers:

thrifted makeovers by DIY beautify
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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (from Rotisserie Chicken leftovers)

chicken noodle soup made from rotisserie chicken

Rotisserie Chicken is a mom's best friend! Seriously, for those of us who work (admittedly, I only work part time, but still) that wearisome question of what's for dinner is a snap if a rotisserie chicken is hanging out in the fridge, right?

Well, I've found a simple way to one-up the rotisserie...

Pom Poms, and a DIY Garland

easy pom pom tips and garland

Hey friends, today's post is all about Pom Poms! But I'm not sharing it have to head over to my friend Christine's blog, Sweet Haute...I'm Guest Posting over there today! Just click here to be taken over to Sweet Haute where you can read all about Pom Poms, a girl's best friend...and how to make this adorable Pom Pom Garland! See you there!

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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

A Valentines Treat that's fun to give

cinnamon candy popcorn

When I was growing up in western Canada in the 70's and 80's (yes, I am that old!), there was one sure thing at Valentines in my home...

Valentines Day Dessert

How to make Perfect Pavlova for Valentines Day

Easy and Impressive Valentines day dessert

The DIY beautify household has recently become addicted to Pavlova!


Well..... have you tried it?

This might be the perfect dessert....light and airy meringue, slightly crunch and sticky...

To run or Not to run...

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DripDrop®, but all opinions on running, not running and DripDrop are my own. 
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So...confession time.

I can't run. Yep, I own running shoes....but I don't run in them! They are great shoes for standing all day baking chocolate chip cookies (my other part time job!)

I've always admired long distance runners who are able to propel their bodies forward for miles at a time. They make it look effortless.

I've tried to run. Several years ago Mr DIY and I decided we'd go for a run every morning. It was going to be our 'thing'. I bought new running shoes, cute little stretchy shorts