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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 | 9 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 | 10 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 | 7 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 …

Make Glittery Wall Art with Paper & Fabric

March 20, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Glitter Wall Art for Kids by The DIY Mommy. Use glitter scrapbook paper, fabric and stick-on gems and involve your child in some wall art fun!

In keeping with the purple, hot pink and turquoise theme for Little C’s new bedroom, we got to work on some wall art to match her pillows.

Use a Recycled Ice Cream Pail as a Craft Material

March 8, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Could you make a capiz shell light out of a recycled ice cream pail? - The DIY Mommy

I was chuckling to myself the other day as I was making this scalloped bunting banner for Baby A’s new room about how often I used recycled ice cream pails as my crafting material (I …

Sew A Simple Change Mat Cover

February 25, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Sew a Simple Change Mat Cover by The DIY Mommy

Sometimes I like to spend a lot of time on DIY projects, and sometimes I just want to make them as simple as possible and get them done.
This easy minky change mat cover was one …

Free Printable “Sweet & Tweet” Valentine’s Day Tags

February 6, 2013 – 10:03 am | 2 Comments
Free Printable Valentine Tags by The DIY Mommy

For a simple and budget-friendly Valentine for friends and family this year, print out my free bird & cupcake Valentines (found here) and cut them out into squares. You can punch holes in the tops, …