DIY :: Spring Floral Crown

DIY-Joe-Fresh-Floral-Crown

To celebrate Spring and the new Joe Fresh Spring collection, I hosted an incredibly fun in-store event this past Saturday at the Joe Fresh Toronto Flagship store (Queen & Portland). I had such a great time creating DIY floral crowns and chit chatting with shoppers, it was a colorful and Spring-like Saturday! Thank you for all of you who made it out and spending some time with us!

For those of you who weren’t able to join us at the Toronto location, have no fear! I’ve got you covered with this simple step by step DIY floral crown tutorial. With some practice, I promise it’ll only take you no more than 10 mins per crown!

A little extra treat for you all, until midnight March 9, receive 15% off your entire purchase online with code LITTLESECRETS15! The floral silk blouse is a must have! Read the full article →

You’re Invited :: Joe Fresh DIY Floral Crown Event

Joe Fresh DIY Floral Crown Event

Spring is definitely not in sight just yet, BUT I’d love to bring Spring to you by INVITING you to join Joe Fresh and I at the Queen and Portland this coming Saturday, Feb 28 from 2-4 p.m.! We’ll be celebrating Spring early alongside with the new Joe Fresh Spring Collection, full of soft silks (I’m wearing this one) and floral prints. From 2-4 p.m., I’ll be demonstrating DIY Floral Crowns and maybe, just maybe, some lucky shoppers will get the chance to bring one home.

Thank you Joe Fresh and Patchouli for sending this floral crown #FreshDelivery to me this week, it’s inspired me plenty just in time for this Saturday’s DIY event!

Be sure to join us! There will not only be floral crown DIYs but in-store surprises!

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DIY :: Dry Erase Acrylic Photo Cards & Valentine’s Day Mugs

DIY Valentines Day Project with Blacks

With Valentine’s Day just two days away, I decided to get crafty and surprise the mister with a couple of sweet and thoughtful DIY projects with my friends at BLACKS. Bonus, they only require a couple of markers and your favourite photos!

I’m also so thrilled to be added to the BLACKS Bloggers Team this year. I’m working alongside with such a fabulous group of creative bloggers! Make sure to visit the BLACKS Inspiration Page to get plenty of ideas on photography tips, DIY projects, and more!

Be sure to visit my DIY post to see full tutorial on how to create these awesome Valentine’s DIYs!
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DIY :: Valentine’s Matching Sweats

DIY Joe Fresh Valentine's Day Sweats 1

Hello! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m a big fan of getting crafty during this time of the year. Inspired by a few cheeky sweatshirts I saw over the last couple of weeks, I decided to flex my DIY muscles and create a matching DIY Valentine’s Sweats Set of my own. Whether you’re in the mood to create a matching set for yourself or a pair of matching sweatshirts for you and your loved ones (or these would be so cute on a little one!), I guarantee, these are not only fun but super comfortable.

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DIY :: Reusable Table Setting Placemats

DIY Laminated Reusable Table Setting Placemats

Hooray! Just a couple of days to go until Christmas! Though it is the most exciting time of the year, it can get fairly hectic, don’t you agree? I’ve got a great DIY to help you simplify your table setting and easy clean up too!

This year, Kyle and I are hosting an intimate dinner at our house on Christmas Day. When the two of us eat at home, we are super casual and rarely properly set the table, therefore I am so thrilled that I finally get the chance to ‘formally’ set the dining table. Instead of running out to to purchase a set of matching placemats, coasters, and name cards, I decided to design a fun faux table setting placemat accompanied with matching coasters and place cards.

Guess what? I also laminated these DIY table setting placemats so that they can be personalized and reused for my next dinner parties to come!

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DIY :: Jewelry Trays (FIMO)

DIY Jewelry Trays FIMO Clay

Greetings! I came across these DIY Jewelry Trays on Gaby’s Instagram feed a few weeks ago and absolutely HAD to take (virtual) lessons from her and made a few of my own. Last weekend, with DIY materials in hand, my girlfriends and I had a mini DIY night-in and made an assortment of DIY jewelry trays from FIMO Clay. It was such a fun way to spend time with the besties while sipping on wine and catching up. The girls did a far better job then I did with their DIY jewelry trays, I had to borrow them to take photos.

Thanks Gaby for sharing your tutorial, these DIY jewelry trays make a great Christmas gift or favors at your next party! Keep reading for some minor variations I made.

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DIY :: Mini Holiday Paint Projects

CIL Colour Test Paint DIY Project

Earlier this week, I had BIG plans to revamp a wall in our living room and picked up a few jars of CIL Testers (on sale for $3.97 at Home Depot). My plan was (and still is) to hand paint a super awesome wall paper pattern I spotted in a Kate Spade change room. Since the pattern really don’t require a full can of paint, the small CIL Testers definitely works.

However … let’s just say the Christmas party we attended over the weekend may have set me (slightly) back from my big paint project that certainly would have required attention to detail and focus. I managed to not let my entire weekend go to waste and tackled a few mini DIY holiday paint projects that are worth mentioning!

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DIY :: Joe Fresh Fur Trimmed Infinity Scarf and Embellished Hat

DIY Fur infinity scarf and knit hat Joe Fresh

TGIF friends! Starting your weekend off on the right foot with this DIY fur trimmed infinity scarf and embellished knit hat project just in time for the cold weather and the holidays!

I was lucky to snatch up this matching grey knit infinity scarf ($29) and hat ($10) at Joe Fresh a couple of weeks ago and decided to add a few touches to it. Faux fur is absolutely a hot trend this season and beaded embellishments are always a great hit!

Follow along to see how easy it is to transform your scarf and hat into a special Christmas gift idea or to add to your own wardrobe! Read the full article →

DIY :: 4 Fun DIY Sweatshirt/Sweater Projects

DIY Sweater and Sweatshirts

I’m currently brainstorming my next few DIY projects, seeing that snow has arrived, it’s got me in the mood for cozy sweatshirts and sweaters. I added my first DIY sweater project for this season recently, thank you so much for all the comments! If there is a DIY fashion project you’d like me to try out, please leave me a comment below, I’d love some brainstorming help!

In the meantime, here is a roundup of some of my favourite DIY sweatshirt and sweater projects from my old posts, I hope they’ll inspire you to create something for the cooler season!

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DIY Workshop :: Whimsical Wreath with DeLight Floral Design

DIY Wreath Workshop Cover

I’m beyond excited to host this DIY Wreath Making Workshop with DeLight Floral + Design! Sarah recently renovated her home studio (see photos below!) and we are collaborating to host our very first DIY Workshop in Toronto!

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your Saturday, meeting new friends, and being surrounded by beautiful inspirations while learning how to make a whimsical holiday wreath, we’d love for you to join us!

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