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Make a Faux Cowhide Rug for Under $50

April 8, 2015 – 8:00 am | 9 Comments
DIY faux cowhide rug for under $50!

I seriously used to DESPISE cowhide rugs, but somehow they slowly knocked at my brain until I started liking them just a little bit. Then, I kept seeing them in home decor spaces that I …

Make a Counter Top Phone Charging Station & Tablet Holder from a Picture Frame

January 19, 2015 – 8:00 am | 12 Comments
How to make a counter top tablet and phone holder and charging station out of a picture frame and some trim

I have to say that being “forced” to be extra thrifty over the past year or two because of a transition to double-self-employment has been a blessing in disguise. If you and/or your hubby are …

Make Modern Artwork from Thrift Store Canvas Art

September 3, 2014 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
$13 DIY Silver & Black Modern Canvas Art from a Thrifted Painting

Last Tuesday evening, I was able to sneak away for a couple of hours with Baby B to visit the new Value Village in St. Albert. It was HUGE and awesome! I haven’t had the …

35 Free & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #KinderMom

July 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
A great list of free things to do with kids in summer!

It’s summer time! I absolutely adore the summer. It’s relatively short here in Alberta, so we always need to seize each day and spend as much time doing summery activities together as possible before the …

Sew a Shabby Chic, Pleated Table Runner from a Drop Cloth

January 22, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Shabby Chic Pleated Table Runner from Painter's Drop Cloth

I’ve recently fallen in love with using painter’s drop cloth as a decor fabric.
It’s such an amazing colour – a cool, grey-taupe with a rustic finish. It’s not TOO rustic (like burlap can be), but …

DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art For $1 (& A Value Village 50% Off Sale!)

August 24, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art for $1. Spray paint vintage frames white and find printable vintage art books!

When Value Village asked me to swing by the grand opening of their new store in Sherwood Park last week to find some treasures to upcycle, of course I said “YES”! I completely enjoy the …

Make Chevron & Sticker Quote Wall Art

June 25, 2013 – 9:50 am | One Comment
Chevron & Sticker Quote Art by The DIY Mommy

If you can paint between two lines and wield a small paint roller, you can make this easy & inexpensive chevron + sticker quote wall art!
All you require is a canvas (any size you prefer), …

Whitewash and Seal a Butcher Block Counter Top

June 19, 2013 – 8:00 am | 14 Comments

One of the goals for the decor in Our DIY House is to have NO orangey or golden toned wood ANYWHERE. I mean, I think it looks great in some houses, but I find it …

Make DIY Glittery Cloud Dough (with Vegetable Oil + Flour)

June 4, 2013 – 8:00 am | 13 Comments
DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

The thing about having girls is that there is a lot of glitter.
We make sparkly artwork, we have glittery shoes, we put sparkling barrettes in our hair… the list is endless. I love it.

Make a Bird’s Nest from a Paper Plate – A Kid’s Craft

April 18, 2013 – 8:00 am | 8 Comments
A Bird's Nest Craft from Paper Plates by The DIY Mommy

Yesterday was really fun day. I had the absolute pleasure of crafting with a wonderful group of mamas and their babies with Modern Mama at Java Mama in St. Albert. We all made a craft …