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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), …

Make Glittery Wall Art with Paper & Fabric

March 20, 2013 – 8:00 am | 4 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 …

A “Busy Bag” Swap Party (with tons of great links to toddler busy bag ideas!)

March 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
Colour Matching Felt Board - Toddler Busy Bag Swap Party - The DIY Mommy

Last Friday, I packed up my kidlets and headed off to our local McDonald’s to meet up with a group of moms & toddlers for a Toddler “Busy Bag” Swap party! The party was the …

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 …

Make an Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Container

January 30, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Easy, Tactile Baby Toy from a Wipes Case by The DIY Mommy

Yesterday was a very, very cold day. It was -44 C with the windchill, Little C’s playschool was cancelled, and we were stuck inside (unless we wanted to lose all of our appendages outside)!
I had …

Make DIY Snow Globes – A Kid’s Craft

December 3, 2012 – 9:25 am | 4 Comments
DIY Snow Globes by The DIY Mommy

What’s better than doing crafts? Doing them with your children!
My little three year old had seen some snow globes over the weekend and was fascinated by them. When I told her that we could make …

Make Homemade Gnocchi Bake

July 20, 2012 – 8:58 am | 3 Comments
Homemade Gnocchi Bake by The DIY Mommy

Life is crazy, busy and more crazy with toddlers and babies in the house. While I love experimenting every so often with more complicated & exotic dinner recipes, I have a few that aren’t so exotic or complicated that I love to make for my family. This Homemade Gnocchi Bake that I’ve concocted is the ultimate comfort food! While it’s made from “scratch”, I find it pretty quick to put together and it’s something that both my husband – and even my toddler! – loves. Gnocchi is a type of pasta that is really easily and inexpensively made by hand; you don’t need a pasta machine to make it because it’s rolled and cut into pieces. Chopped chicken is optional in this meal, and the addition of tomatoes and spinach add some tasty veggie goodness!

Make DIY Photo Backdrops with Fabric or Paper

July 17, 2012 – 8:59 pm | 2 Comments
DIY Photo Backdrops by The DIY Mommy

I love taking photos of my two girls! They’re just so darn cute and I want to capture every stage of their little lives with images that I can treasure forever. While I like to take photos with natural backgrounds (like the beautiful outdoors), I also like to experiment with creating interesting backdrops with easy and inexpensive materials that I have in my crafty arsenal. My favourite materials to use as backdrops are simple fabrics and white banner paper – both of which also work really well ask backdrops for product photography if you’re a DIY mommy that sells her creations!

Applique a Onesie

August 26, 2009 – 6:01 pm | 6 Comments

by Christina Dennis
Liven up a boring cotton onesie with a cute applique design! It’s easy & inexpensive. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen an adorable tie-shape for the applique, but your options are endless! Draw your …