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DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

Little C’s Bright, Jewel Toned Bedroom (+ Win Custom Canvas Art – Giveaway Ends 11/30)

As soon as I told Little C that we were building a new house and that she was going to get a brand new bedroom, I could see the wheels turning in her little head on how she’d decorate it.

There was no question at ALL that her wall colour was to be purple. She was certain of that. Each time we visited Lowe’s, she picked up a few paint chips in various shades of purple to add to her collection. She settled on the most vibrant, most intense shade of electric plumb that I’ve ever seen and I gave it my mommy blessing. It was crazy, but she loved it so much – why not say yes? She picked all of the fun & whimsical artwork too (scroll down to the bottom of this post to see her pick from Fizz and Bean and for a chance to win your OWN  canvas art!).Continue reading

The DIY Mommy on CTV Morning Live News Edmonton
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays

Make a No-Sew Scalloped Bunting Banner (On the News!)

I had a really fun morning. It was my pleasure to be on CTV Morning Live here in Edmonton with one of my favourite girls in the whole world – my 4 year old Little C!

The DIY Mommy on CTV Morning Live News Edmonton

We were able to do a bit of live crafting, and we talked about Mama Blogs – an event I’ll be speaking at next week (if you’re local to Edmonton and are thinking about starting a blog, you should come!).

Little C helped me make a simple version of a scalloped bunting banner on air. This version requires no sewing, so it’s really easy and quick to make (and so much fun to make with your kids).Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Sew a New Cover for a Plush Kid’s Chair

Sew a New Cover for a Plush Kid's Chair by The DIY Mommy

Last week, I had a table at the Little Monster’s Swap Meet in Spruce Grove to sell my Golly Gee Baby goodies. The LMSM is a massive new & used kid’s items sale in our town, and you can find some amazing deals there. My lovely friend Leah was helping man my table, and before she took off to peruse the baby goods available at the show I asked her to keep her eyes peeled for some plush kid’s chairs. Both Baby A and Little C didn’t have one, and I didn’t feel like paying $30 for each. Well, guess what? Leah scored two chairs for $2 each! One was an Elmo chair and the other was Winnie the Pooh, but I didn’t care because I wanted to try to wash them and recover them to match my girlies’ room decor.Continue reading