DIY Puff Daddy a Knit Ottoman

DIY Puff Daddy a Knit Ottoman

I wanted a Knit Ottoman. Do I need to explain why? They are cute and functional! I saw one I liked at a retailer… but it was pretty expensive. I can’t even remember exactly how much but definitely over $100. Enough for me to be hesitant, off to google!  There has to be a free knit pattern out there. Spoiler, THERE IS and I found it!  

DIY Knit Ottoman | leave it to Joy
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Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

Vintage Window Command Centre Tutorial

I used to crank out DIY projects monthly. However, I now have two littles and I cook more. Here is a DIY that took me 4 months, but should have taken a weekend, or an afternoon. *shrug* Here is my Vintage Window turns Command Centre! Also known as that place I put my toddler’s crafts.

Vintage Window turns Command Centre Decor | leave it to Joy

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DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees

DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees

DIY Rustic Outdoor Christmas Trees | leave it to Joy

Here is a festive decorative DIY inspired by some rustic trees I stumbled upon at HomeSense. Not sure who to give the credit to for the design but I thought it would be too easy not to replicate.

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DIY Hanging Orchid Centerpieces

DIY Hanging Orchid Centerpieces

I was out shopping for an area rug and stumbled upon a beautifully set dining room table with 3 unique center pieces, which inspired this insanely easy DIY.

 

 

 

 

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DIY Chalk Sandwich Board Tutorial

DIY Chalk Sandwich Board Tutorial

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I love hosting events, but one area that I really could use a little more effort on is decorating. With a birthday party coming up I came up with this idea for a sandwich board. I love all the chalk board stuff floating around the internet and wanted a way for me to bring that into my home. Find my Pinterest love of chalk boards here. Read more

DIY Butterfly Mobile Under $10

DIY Butterfly Mobile Under $10

Butterfly, mobile, purple, baby, decor, DIY

With a new baby every parent wants to decorate their baby’s nursery. I stumbled upon a super cute Pinterest idea which inspired this DIY. Find the pin here and follow me on Pinterest here. Read more

DIY Burlap Spring Wreath Under $10

DIY Burlap Spring Wreath Under $10

Burlap, Pool Noodle Wreath, Wreath, Yellow Flowers, Bow I needed a spring wreath, so I wandered through my local craft store to get a wreath base and oh my oh my are they expensive. I went immediately to Dollarama to buy a pool noodle. I’d seen this on Pinterest before, how hard can it be? Read more

DIY Upholstered Headboard

DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is part 3 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, the first post on the footboard creation here and the post on the headboard frame here. Now we start upholstering the headboard:

DIY Upolstered Headboard | leave it to Joy photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

DIY Decor Stick Frame Re-Do 

DIY, Decor, Stick, Frame, Re-Do, $20 CAD

This DIY is a re-do of a previous DIY I did last summer – find that here. The old home of the frame got a facelift, which  means this guy had to find a new home in a new room with a new colour theme. I used paint that we had leftover from doing a small accent wall in our main floor bathroom so it literally cost me nothing. Read more

DIY Gallery Wall Tutorial

DIY Gallery Wall Tutorial

Gallery Wall, frame, picture wall, DIY, Stairs Decor, White, Wall of Fame, Family pictures

I’ve been planning on doing this for a year and it’s finally done, and doesn’t it look amazing! The hardest part was collecting frames. I didn’t want to spend $200 on a gallery wall (which could have easily happened when you’re spending $10 on each frame).  Here is how I built my Wall o’ Fame for about $40 dollars Canadian. 

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