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0 Weekend Projects | 20 Gorgeous DIYs to Try

1. DIY Plant Stand
by The Merrythought

2. How to Marble Fabric
by The Homesteady

3. Eames Inspired Mobile
by Vitamini

4. DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer
by The Merrythought

5. DIY Tiered Cake Stand
by Monsters Circus

6. Pendant Light Fixture
by Tidbits

7. Crisscross Coasters
by Fall for DIY

8.  Shibori Dip Cushions
by The Blackbird

9. DIY Mirrored Gold Hexagon Tray
by Homey Oh My

10. Paint Your Terracotta
by Livet Hemma

11. Square Hanging Planter
by Fall for DIY

12. DIY Tassel Balloon
by House That Lars Built

13. DIY Grid Planter
by Homey Oh My!

14. DIY Art Display
by Traveling Mama

15. DIY No-Sew Coiled Basket
by Alice and Lois

16. A Tropical Dinner Party
by Studio DIY

17. Hanging Half Frame
by Design Sponge

18. DIY Patio Try
by Francois et Moi

19. DIY Leather Luggage Tag
by Almost Makes Perfect


20. Upcycled Vintage Plates
by Honestly WTF


0 Father's Day DIY | Custom Photo Playing Cards

Giving a customized gift makes celebrating someone that more special and with Father's Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to make Dad some custom photo playing cards using images of some of his favorite things.  Lifeguarding comes to mind and so we dug back into our archives, and found the perfect ones!

Finding the perfect photos was hard. But making them was super easy!  We visited Staples Copy & Print online service , and uploaded the images of our choice, chose the card option and poof it was done! Once the order was ready (allow a few days for processing), we picked it up at our local Staples store (but they do deliver also) and couldn't wait to check them out!

We think he'll love them!


Other photo ideas for this could be pictures of the kids or grandkids, a favorite car, the family farm, a vintage trailer.

We think next time Dad has friends over for a game of cards they'll be super impressed with his cool custom decks!

(This post is sponsored by Staples' new Canvas Printing and Photo Gifts Service. Turn your favorite photo into a work of art, gift or keepsake with their new photo printing service. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poppytalk.)

0 House Proud With Dyson | Cleaning Up In a Hurry!

(This post is sponsored by Dyson Canada and the DysonV6 Absolute , a powerful cordless vacuum cleaner that tackles large debris to fine dust, carpets to hard floors. We've been a fan of Dyson for years and love that they've come out with this powerful cordless version. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poppytalk.)

In every home there's a few places that everyone tends to avoid during cleaning patrol. High, hard to reach inset window ledges, awkward heating vents in the stairwell or even above the door. You know, the places where we say the grapes really are too high, and they would have been sour anyway, so we just kinda overlook them. But every once in a while —the coming of spring or when company comes, we really need to clean up those long lost places (and sometimes in a hurry)!

The DysonV6 Absolute is perfect for places like this.  With it's extra long arm, and brush attachment, reaching up to our 20 foot window sill is a breeze and because it's cordless and portable, it's super easy to move around.  We also love the brush for getting into the vent grills and above door frames. 

It also works great for cleaning cob webs in hard to reach corners or around things like pot lights. With just a flick of a switch cleaning is a breeze, just in time for those spur-of-the-moment visitors.

More info on the DysonV6 Absolute can be found here.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poppytalk.)

1 Dispatch from Sweden | Shop Tour - Lagerhaus

Lagerhaus is a budget-style home accessories store in Sweden with over 34 locations, and now expanding into Japan. They create their own product, making for a unique budget shopping experience!  I sort of am kicking myself now for not picking up the rug (below) 8'x6' for 699 SEK which equals approx. $102 CAD. And those copper clothes hangers (just below that) at 69 SEK or $10 CAD.   Let's take a look at the rest shall we?

Södergatan 16
Malmö, Sweden


2 Oh Hoy Bedding from Fine Little Day

Fine Little Day's OHOY pattern has been one of their best loved patterns ever since it was presented and nominated in Sweden's largest professional meeting point for nordic design - Formex Formidable 2010. And now it comes in textile version for the bed, one of Fine Little Day's new emerging product groups. Made of a high quality GOTS certified, woven organic cotton percale, each set, single or crib size, is packed in a neat textile pouch.  See more here.