Spring Apartment Tour 2018

The official first day of spring is in just a few days. Even though we still have snow here in Canada, I have been working on making my apartment feel bright and fresh for the coming spring season. So, today, I am excited to participate in a YouTube challenge for Spring DIY and Decor. For this challenge, I am sharing my spring apartment tour.

spring apartment tour

Many of my decorations are DIY projects. If you’d like to see more about how to make these decorations, let me know in the comments below.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy spring and Easter!

Joanna

Sunrise Cleaning Challenge

I am super excited to be participating in a Sunrise Cleaning Challenge on YouTube hosted by Inspired by Nikki. The purpose of the challenge was get up before sunrise and be ready to start cleaning. That way the rest of the day could be spent doing something else. Face it, we would all rather be doing something other than cleaning!

Watch my video here:

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Next week, I will return to my Saturday posting.

Until then, God Bless,

Joanna

DIY Christmas Decor – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my DIY Christmas Decor posts. Today I will be sharing a YouTube video on how I made this Snowflake Button Cushion and NOEL Banner.

Be sure to watch the video here:

Cushion Supplies Used:

  • ½ yard of 45” wide ivory fabric.
  • Scraps of quilting batting (your local fabric store may have some smaller packages or scraps).
  • Assorted red and white buttons (I purchased a package at the dollar store). You will use 5 red and 4 white for this project.
  • Fabric scissors, straight pins, white thread, and sewing needle.
  • Sewing machine (optional).
  • Iron and spray bottle.
  • Green acrylic paint, a liner brush, and something to mix the paint on such as a palette.
  • A jug of water, paper towels, and a garbage bag.
  • A measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and regular scissors.
  • Printable snowflake pattern from my corresponding blog post.

Banner Supplies Used:

  • Remainder of the ivory fabric from cushions project.
  • Christmas fabric scraps (I used 5½” X 4” scraps).
  • Five more red buttons.
  • 10’ of ½” green ribbon.
  • Fabric scissors, straight pins, white thread, and sewing needle.
  • Sewing machine (optional).
  • Iron and spray bottle.
  • A measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and regular scissors.
  • Printable NOEL letter template from my corresponding blog post.
  • Printable Banner Template from my corresponding blog post.

Printable Templates:
Snowflake PDF
NOEL PDF
Banner Template PDF

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are feeling inspired to create your own decorations. If you missed Part 1, check it out here:
https://joannagreen.ca/2017/11/18/diy-christmas-decor-part-1/

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Joanna

DIY Christmas Decor – Part 1

The Christmas season is fast approaching. This is a great time to start on some DIY decorations. Today I am sharing on YouTube a tutorial for this “Joy to the World” painted canvas.

Be sure to check out the video here:

Here are the supplies I used:

  • A 16X20 pre-stretched, pre-primed canvas. (I bought mine at Walmart, but I usually buy them at the dollar store.)
  • Acrylic paint. Red (mine is actually Christmas Red), black, brown (mine is Burnt Umber), green (mine is Hunter Green), and white. (I bought all of these at the dollar store.)
  • Varying sizes of flat brushes and a liner brush. (I bought most of these at the dollar store.)
  • Something to mix the paint on. (I purchased this palette at dollar store, but I have used plastic lids from old containers such as yogurt tubs.)
  • A jug of water. (I used the bottle of a water bottle.)
  • Paper towel or old rags.
  • Garbage bag or something to cover your work space.
  • Measuring tape, ruler, pencil, and scissors.

Here are the printable templates:
Joy to the World PDF File
Bough JPG

As a special kick-off for the Christmas season, I will be having an extra post this week. Make sure to look for Part 2 of DIY Christmas Decor on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Joanna