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. Continue reading


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? Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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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DIY Starfish Framed Mirrors $20 CAD

Starfish, Pallet wood, DIY, Mirror, frame, pallet frame, wall artThis summer while I was learning how to use my Kreg Jig I made several frames out of some scrap pallets that were lying around. I knew I wanted to DIY some wall art. I originally wanted to put the starfish inside the frame but my centre hole was too small (poor planning on my part). However, I really like how they turned out! Find my Kreg Jig Tutorial here.

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DIY Christmas Card Display

DIY Christmas Card Display | leave it to Joy

It’s getting close to Christmas, and I love displaying all the cards I get from my family and friends; but I hate the clutter. A few years ago I found a really great idea on Martha Stewart’s website but I didn’t have a good spot for it to go. Now I do. Check out Martha’s idea here.

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DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath | leave it to Joy

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – everywhere I go. Especially at my house, this weekend all my Christmas décor will go up! Starting with my latest DIY.

I was inspired by a DIY I found on Pinterest over a year ago, click here to see it. Personally I like mine better. I spent $40 on the materials and I have lots of leftover ribbon and burlap to use throughout the season and on other DIYs. After I finished it I found a similar style wreath at Homesense, and it was about $50. So I think I did ok.