I’ve made a LOT of DIY signs and DIY lettered canvases over years, and it’s no surprise. I’m a writer and I love collecting quotes that inspire me and motivate me.
These tutorials are scattered all over the blog, so I’ve finally rounded up some of my top ways to make a DIY sign or canvas, from using stickers (paper and foam) and hot-gluing wooden letters to various ways to print and transfer words you print out.
Any questions, let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to help …
The above tutorial on lettering a wooden sign also works for canvases like these ones below! (Just stick to tracing the printed letters and skip the screwdriver step.)
I’ll keep adding more sign tutorials to this post as I make them, so be sure to pin this post for later and pop back to it when you need to make a DIY sign. 😉
‘Tis the season for online shopping (well, for me at least). Working from home has made me #alittlebitagoraphobic! 😉
I wanted to do a quick post to share an online shopping tip that REALLY helped me recently.
As in … it saved me more than a hundred bucks, buying EXACTLY the same items on a different website.
You see, our daughter is desperate for a pretend grocery store for Christmas. (It’s pricey so my dad and stepmom graciously agreed to go in with us, just like we’re doing with our son’s Nintendo Switch.)
Instead? I used a handy little trick that saved me soooo much money.
Here’s the trick …
Type in the specific name of the product if possible. In my case, I typed “Melissa & Doug grocery store.”
I was shocked when I saw that Well.ca — a site I had NEVER used before, never even heard of, honestly — was selling the identical toy for $181.99. Almost $78 cheaper than Indigo, which is where I often shop for toys.
I added it to my cart immediately, feeling SO much better about the purchase all of a sudden.
And because Well.ca had ALL of their Melissa & Doug products on sale, I was able to scoop up three additional sets (grocery store accessories, pretend grocery cans, and pretend grocery boxes) all for almost exactly the same price I would have paid JUST FOR THE ONE big item on Indigo.
Much LESS, actually, because this total includes tax (and shipping was free).
For comparison …
It’s no longer on sale on Well.ca, BUT it’s actually $3 cheaper right NOW on Amazon.ca. (And no, I’m not even mad about it. I’m relieved to have mine sitting upstairs in our closet, and I still saved a ton of money on it.)
So the next time you need something online, take the extra minute to do a quick Google search of the item and click “Shopping” to see different price options.
You can even click a drop-down to sort them from low to high.
I just tested this by searching “Kindi Kid” (another gift our daughter wants) and sure enough, it shows that the identical doll is $5 cheaper on ToysRUs.ca than it is on Walmart.ca.
Happy online shopping! I hope this helps!