This post is a quick tutorial on how to create a wreath base out of toilet paper rolls and simple paper flowers.
The hallways in our apartment complex may be windowless, but we are very aware of what season is upon us by simply walking past all our neighbors doors. Wreaths, flowers, holiday signage, what have you, the doors are always cleverly decorated. My toddler likes to stand and point at each one saying “ooo, pretty!” So, of course I had to make one for our door! And her reaction; “Oh wooow! I love it Mom!” <3
To make our autumn wreath, I crafted several dozen paper flowers and hot glued them onto a makeshift wreath base created with toilet paper rolls! Yes sure, you can get a wreath base for $1 at the dollar store. But with little miss having been toilet trained recently, she loves to breeze through that TP, so I had an abundance of rolls to work with.
How I transformed our small apartment bathroom into a bright candy sprinkle themed space to encourage potty training.
So long diapers, it’s potty time! Is your kid ready to be potty trained? When our tot started to show interest, I researched the 3-day method, hit up my FB mom group for insider tips, bought gallons of carpet cleaner, and prepped a candy reward system to distribute after pees & poos. Before all that went down, I revamped the bathroom to encourage her to come running to the potty all the live long day.
This post shares how to DIY a fun dress up trunk that can inspire years of imaginative play!
Morning routines in our home consist of waking up, drinking milk, brushing teeth, and looking for the best set of heels to wear in my closet. Actually, that’s my toddler’s routine, and she’s been doing it since about age one. Not even two yet, this girl has mastered a runway strut! After regularly watching The Wiggles, she’s also a fan of their song “Dressing Up in Style” where they sing “dressing up is so much fun, you can dress like anyone, you can use any clothes you find!” So for her birthday this year, I crafted a dress-up trunk that should get her through the next decade of imaginative costuming.
Dressing up let’s a kid live out their imagination by creating a costume to go along with a story they’ve created. I also love the art appeal of a dress-up trunk as it can be a catalyst for performance art, where the artist uses them-self in a live performance instead of traditional art mediums like painting or sculpture. Example, I’ve witnessed my kid put on a cool hat and flower lei, then proceed to play her toy piano with her feet and quietly scream with her eyes closed. It was an amazing moment.
How I put together a time capsule for my kid to open on their 18th birthday.
“Treasure the time you have with your baby. Before you know it, they’ll be walking out the door to start life on their own.” If I had a dollar for every time that parenting tip was brought up to me, I wouldn’t have to live a DIY/frugal life. Just kidding, I still would, because creating art is the best! Yes, it’s true, time does totally fly by. The world as we know it changes, and babies grow up.
This post is how I planned, prepared, and completed my maternity photo shoot with the help of friends.
One of the funnest days during my pregnancy was getting some of my girlfriends together, hitting up a giant street art mural for a maternity photo shoot, and going out to lunch after to eat all the things. It was a day full of inside jokes, swollen ankles, and was strategically planned in advance.
The cherry on top of an all out decorated nursery is, drumroll, … a diaper genie. Just kidding, a mobile of course! Honestly, it was the last thing on my mind when designing everything for the art themed nursery, but considering there was already art on the walls, floor, and shelves, the ceiling was screaming for something too.
Traditionally, nursery mobiles are hung above the crib so that the baby is entertained and stimulated whilst laying down. I used that as inspiration while constructing this floating piece of art, wanting to use a variety of shapes and colors to peer at from all angles, but especially when looking up. Continue reading “How to Make a Paper Mobile”
This post shares some quick and easy DIY art hacks to decorate any room.
Shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, we ended up moving to a small apartment, and with that came the loss of our beloved art nursery. That move inspired the metamorphosis of a nursery to a toddler room. But with the smaller space and the restriction of changing the paint color and limited holes in the wall, a new challenge of how to decorate was initiated. It’s still a work in progress, and definitely a “make it work with what you’ve got” situation. Continue reading “Fun Frame-able Ideas to Art Up a Kids Room”