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Chalk Paint vs Chalkboard Paint + DIY Recipes for Both

April 14, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
What's the difference between chalk and chalkboard paint? Here's an explanation plus DIY recipes to make both!

Two of the most common questions I’ve received from my friends and readers lately about my recent projects are: “What’s the difference between chalk and chalkboard paint?” and “How do I make them?“. Writing a …

Make Fabric Feather Wall Art

April 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Fabric Feather Wall Art - just use wire, fabric, & some Heat 'N Bond for unique artwork!

Baby B’s nursery is almost done! I’m just working on the finishing touches this week, and then I can proudly say that ALL of my girls’ rooms are completely decorated. (I cannot claim that they …

Our Coffee Nook (& A Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift Idea from Keurig)

February 13, 2014 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
A Valentine Themed Coffee Nook with chalkboard paint, gold sharpie mugs and a red Keurig Mini Plus.

Our original house plan had a “servery” nook between the kitchen and the dining room. When I saw it, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it had to become a special little …

Make DIY Monogram Wall Art for a Nursery

January 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
How to make DIY monogram wall art for a nursery or kid's room with burlap, and Ikea frame and scrap fabric.

Just above Little A’s crib in her newly decorated bedroom, is a pretty monogram art made from an Ikea picture frame, some burlap fabric, an MDF letter “A”, Mod Podge, and some scrap fabric that …

A Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

January 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

When we moved into this house last summer, my Mom gave us their old oak farmhouse table that they had DIY’d about 20 years ago. I’m the oldest of 5 kids, and I have many …

A Winter Ballerina Birthday Party

January 15, 2014 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
A Winter Ballerina Birthday Party

My 5 year old is a very particular girl. She specified several months ago that she wanted a “ballerina birthday party” this year. Then, a month or so ago, she clarified that she wanted a …

9 Favourite Tutorials of 2013 from The DIY Mommy

December 30, 2013 – 9:00 am |
9 Favourite Tutorials of 2013 from The DIY Mommy. Dolly diaper bag and accessories, granny square baby blanket, road map busy bag printable, fabric covered roller shade, easy baby quilt, infinity dress, craftsman trim, installing laminate flooring, jewelry holder from a cutlery tray.

As the year 2013 comes to a close, I feel very thankful. I’m thankful that I can use this little blog as a creative outlet, and I’m excited that it has even become a small …

Make Glittery New Year’s Kid’s Crafts – On The News!

December 28, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Glittery New Year's Kid's Crafts - The DIY Mommy

New Year’s Eve is coming up next week, and here are some fun craft ideas you can do with your kids to prepare to celebrate the arrival of 2014 together – glittery party hats, a …

Make a Snow Day Survival Kit Christmas Gift

December 18, 2013 – 9:00 am |
DIY Snow Day Survival Kit Christmas Gift - sugar cookies in a jar, a cookie cutter, hot chocolate mix in a jar, and hot chocolate spoons!

We have had far too many Snow Days here for my liking lately. A couple of weeks ago, the temperature dropped to -44 degrees (celcius) with the windchill! We’ve also had several feet of snow …

Make a DIY Santa Milk & Cookie Set (With a free stencil!)

December 16, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
DIY Santa Cookie Set - The DIY Mommy

You’re all in for a (literal) treat today – Erin from Made Urban is sharing the most adorable DIY Santa milk & cookie set tutorial with us! Wouldn’t this be the perfect neighbor gift or …