Birthday Poster! – I cannot wait to use this for Dominic’s birthday

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Favorite Lists, Home Crafts, Kids Crafts, New Products, Products, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015

I cannot wait to use this!!! My son Dominic has his 3rd birthday coming up on June 1st and I am in love with this Birthday Poster by Sticky Bellies. You can customize it and decorate it anyway you want. I also love that it is full poster size. You can buy some on Etsy for like $40 and they usually are only 8×10. The one from Sticky Bellies is only $18.99 and free shipping! I will definitely post pictures once I fill this bad boy in! Stay tuned…

 

 

  • Simply fill out the details, hang on the wall, and snap a pic! All of your child’s details in just ONE cute pic!  
  • Adorable birthday party decor & unique keepsake
  • 24″ x 36″ paper poster
  • Make it your own with ANY markers, glitter, stickers, and other fun embellishments
  • This keepsake product is not reusable as it is a matte paper optimized for flash photography. No laminate = no flash glare.

 

Ashley Devonish

I have a passion for helping moms and encouraging them in their journey through motherhood. I invite you to journey along with me!

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DIY – Colorful Shoe Soles

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Home Crafts, It Worked 4 Me, Surprize Me! | Posted Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY - Colorful shoe soles

 

I think this is a genius idea especially when your kids shoes get all dirty and scuffed. Just paint them!

 

 The tricky thing about painting the rubber on your shoes is keeping the paint on after a while. With a helpful little sealer (you might already have at home) it shouldn’t be problem. 

Gather these supplies and let’s get started

 

Get neon acrylic paint and a paintbrush.

Tape around the edges of the shoe so that the paint doesn’t get on the canvas. Take your time because this part helps so much when you’re painting.

Start painting your first coat. You may need a thinner brush to paint the spots closest to the canvas.

After a few coats they should look like this! Let it dry.

Grab your Mod Podge and a foam brush. Brush it onto all the spots with neon and carefully avoid painting the canvas.

Let that dry and now they’re ready to wear!

 

I hope you try this!

 

originally posted on: http://prudentbaby.com/

 

Ashley Devonish

I have a passion for helping moms and encouraging them in their journey through motherhood. I invite you to journey along with me!

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DIY: Summer Parasol Wreath

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Creating a Home, Home Crafts | Posted Monday, June 25, 2012

I love the idea of a well trimmed door with a fresh new wreath awaiting each new season!  I found this idea for my summer parasol wreath on Pinterest.

All you need is:

-A wreath (either foam or a grapevine as shown below)
-A box of mini parasols (I purchased a box of over 100 for about $5 on Amazon)
-Some Caribbean music (optional)

To make:

Simply open up your parasols and decorate to your liking.  Ashlyn helped me with mine and I was impressed by how well she did.  We had fun and the end result is very cute.

My only concern (besides how dirty my door looks in this photo) is that the colors on my little parasols will fade fast if I keep my wreath in the direct sun. For that reason, I think you would do best to choose a door that gets some shade to display your wreath.  Enjoy!

The original idea for this wreath was found on Family Chic via Jessica Hekman on Pinterest.  If your into pinning, I welcome you to pin along with me!

Ashley Devonish

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Turn buttons into beautiful: DIY framed monogram

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Creating a Home, Home Crafts | Posted Saturday, June 9, 2012

I’m over at my friend Selina’s blog (Creative Juices for Decor) this week sharing one of my favorite DIY crafts: a button monogram. Come join the fun!

Ashley Devonish

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Artwork worth framing!

By Heather Ledeboer | Category: Home Crafts, Kids Crafts, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, May 14, 2012

I have been meaning to have my kids do some artwork that I could frame for quite sometime.  I finally decided this would be the week, no more putting it off.

My initial plan had been to let the kids use finger paint to create a painting on scrapbooking paper (or any paper that is acid free so that it won’t yellow over time) and then to let it dry and frame it for the wall.  However the homemade finger paint that I attempted to use was too thick I came up with a “plan B”.  I went to Target and purchased a frame with a mat.  I opened up the frame, removed the mat and allowed them to paint it any way that they wanted to with their crayola paints.  It was fun to see how great they both turned out even though they were so different!

We allowed the mat to dry and then I marked it with their name and date.  Then I chose a recent photo of them and placed it in the mat and put it back in the frame.  The end result turned out really awesome.  I love that I have both a personal art piece but I also see how old they were at the time that they created it!  I decided that they turned out so well that I purchased another frame for them to paint as a gift for my moms birthday.  An idea like this could also be fun as a class gift to a teacher (each child could add a few fingerprints or brushstrokes) with the class photo enclosed.  If you have additional ideas, please share and feel free to pin this post on Pinterest!

Heather Ledeboer

I am a Christian, wife, mom and the original founder of Mom 4 Life. Now that Ashley owns Mom 4 Life, I am focusing my energies in homeschooling and asking God to use me in other areas.

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