DIY Workshop

Mother's Day Fiesta and DIY

Mother’s Day Fiesta and DIY

This styling for a Fiesta had us inspired to host a fiesta for Mother’s Day. Cause we are all about DIY - our Mason Jar Cactus is the perfect centrepiece accessory and project to tackle with Mom.

If you are planning to make something for Mom, perhaps share the experience of a DIY. Join us at Homeworks Etc, May 11th to paint this project with Mom.

Then cook her a Fiesta Feast….. Taco, Quesadilla or a Burrito! All easy to make and so tasty. A margarita might need to be on hand for this special day!

To give the celebration an elegant touch, Paper and Parties styled it with a variety of fresh flowers in bright hues. Also included are our DIY Project with rustic cactus and handmade wooden tray from Homeworks Etc.

Paper & Parties styled this unique party idea with tons of partyware from their shop.. They included Cactus Plates,  Fiesta Fringe Party HornsLove Cake TopperPaper StrawsFiesta Neon Tassel Garland and more!

As favors for the guests, they included some personalized Swarovski wine charms from Plum Polka Dot. A lovely take home with a personal touch.

For balloons they created a custom arrangement with tassels and a large Cactus Balloon and Ring BalloonCustomized Balloons are a fantastic way to dress up an celebration.

I hope this gave you a few ideas to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day!

DIY Painted Mason Jar and Cactus
Fiesta for Mom this Mother's Day
Easy Food for Mother's Day
Fiesta with Tacos
DIY Paint Workshop with Mom
Wine Glass Charms
Fiesta Party for Mom

DIY Furniture Painting - The Painted Bench

“A throne is only a bench covered in velvet.” Napoleon Bonapart

Can you visualize a wooden bench in your foyer? At the end of your bed? As a coffee table? Or maybe on your front verandah as outdoor seating or a setting for vibrant flower pots?

The versatile, multi-functional wooden bench can work for your home in so many ways.

Let us count the ways!

  • A simple bench tucked against the wall in your front foyer is a warm welcome to family and friends. It’s a quick seat to slip off (or on!) a boot, wait for slowpokes or set down a package. You can arrange footwear below and hang jackets, hats and leashes above – great ideas for space savers.

  • Take your bench to the other side of the door – outside! Your covered front porch is the perfect setting for a decorative wooden bench. Display seasonal potted flowers or pumpkins or wreaths. Take advantage of its practicality and have a sit-down while you pull off mucky boots before entering the house.

  • Positioned at the end of your bed, a rustic bench gives you a place to prop a leg while tying a shoe or pulling on tights. It’s a lovely - and practical – backdrop for a favourite blanket and pillows, and acts as a visual anchor for your bedroom.

Create a breakfast nook banquette, a pit-stop in the upstairs hallway, a dreamy window seat. With a bench in your décor cache, you’ve got so many stylish options!

A wooden bench can last a lifetime – and become a loving feature in your home. Memories of family and friends welcomed into your home and seated on your handsome throne will live on forever!

Put your creativity to work and come join us to paint your very own wooden bench!

DIY Furniture 101 Bench Workshop

Date: Friday, September 14th

Time: 6:45 – 9:30pm

Location: #102 – 16793 60th Avenue

Cost: $225

 

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Finding Your Word + DIY Sign-Making Workshop

“Words have a magical power.” Sigmund Freud

Do you have a favourite word? A much-loved phrase that makes you smile? The perfect expression that describes YOU to a tee?

One word

Did you know that many people ritually choose a Word of the Year? Some folks believe that choosing one word to guide them through the year is much more effective than making a New Year’s resolution. The word can be chosen at any time of the year and can carry such tremendous possibility.

Others choose a Life Word. A life word defines you – forever - and guides you to be your best and create the journey you’ve dared to dream of. It’s deeply meaningful and transformative.

Sometimes we just need a good giggle

And then there’s the happy turn-of-phrase or cluster of words that simply gives you and your guests basic, life-boosting pleasure. Hilarity is always a winner and a saying that makes you laugh can’t be beat!

Keep your word(s) front and centre

Put your words where you can see them every day! Create a piece of art that brings your word or funny phrase to life! Grab a friend and come join us in a DIY Workshop where you can choose from a wide selection of words and phrases, and paint 3 rustic, farmhouse-style signs to add charm to your home décor.

What’s your special word or phrase?

DIY Workshop | Sign Making                                                                                                             Monday, August 20 6:45 – 8:45pm                                                                                                    #102-16793 60th Avenue, Cloverdale, BC                                                                                          Cost: $59

REGISTER TODAY! 

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Sugar Free Popsicle Recipe + Craft Printable

Who doesn't love a cold, dripping popsicle on a hot day? 

Homeworks Etc is sharing a fun, summery DIY workshop...that you can whip up in the comfort of your own home! It's quick, easy and requires very few materials (e.g. paper and string; scissors; printer) – no paint required! Rustle up the kids, fire up your printer, and embrace the warm weather with a festive ‘garland’ of colourful paper popsicles.

It’s this easy:

1.  Print the FREE PRINTABLE below on paper or card stock (use your colour setting…or pull out the coloured pencils if this isn’t an option for you)

2.  Cut out the popsicles

3. Hole Punch at the top of popsicles

4.  Glue popsicle sticker to each cut out (glue sticks work best)

4.  Loop together with string

And find the perfect spot to showcase this burst of summer colour in your home!  Popsicle Stand perhaps?

And let's take this DIY to another level! To celebrate your creative success, why not try your hand at this refreshing, delicious, and healthy popsicle recipe that the whole family (and neighbourhood kids) will love:

Watermelon-Strawberry-Lime Popsicles

3 heaping cups of cubed watermelon

1 heaping cup of strawberries, hulled (fresh or frozen)

zest and juice of 1 lime

Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze 3-4 hours until solid. Yum!

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DIY Sign & Stencil Workshop at Fusion Mineral Paint Retreat 2018

What a great experience in Toronto.  I had the opportunity to lead a DIY Workshop with Jennylyn, President of Fusion Mineral Paint.  

What make this fantastic?
Making connections with other retailers, learning paint techniques and talking the language with other merchants that know a thing about wood, paint and workshops.  

Check out the video below to see what it was like.