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Newspaper Canvas Art

I did a canvas art project last year that did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, I had to find some way to reuse the canvas because I didn’t want to throw it away and waste money. I saw so many great ideas online on how to reuse an old canvas, but the projects using newspaper stood out to me the most.

These are the supplies I used:

  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge Glue (Matte)
  • 16″x20″ Canvas
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Dollar Store Flowers
  • Krylon Black Spray Paint
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Paint Brush

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I started by cutting the newspaper into strips of various sizes. Then, I spread the Mod Podge over the canvas with a foam paint brush. Next, I placed the newspaper strips on top of the canvas and covered them with a thin coat of the Mod Podge.


While I let the canvas dry overnight, I decided to use chipboard letters to add a message and dollar store flowers to add some color. I spray painted the letters with black spray paint and hot glued them and flowers on the dried newspaper strips.


I enjoyed working on this project because it was fun and easy. It was a great opportunity to express myself, and I look forward to doing this project again using different objects.


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Free Online Conference for Moms!

I was just invited to this event, and I wanted to share the details with my readers. Please share with anyone you think may be interested.


The Mom Conference is free and going to be more fun than shopping in PJs and fuzzy slippers, and more educational than having brunch with Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Dr. Spock! And, better yet, it’s ONLINE and Available at NO-COST from April 7 – April 14, 2014!

Desi Ward, host of The Mom Conference and creator of The Unconventional Kitchen, created this educational and entertaining event because no mom is perfect. That’s why we MUST share our strengths! You know the whole idea “I’ll do your laundry if you do my dishes?” At The Mom Conference we’ll gather together to learn from each other because we’re our greatest resource! Register here.

Being a mom can be overwhelming at times, right?! The Mom Conference contains 30+ online classes to make motherhood more enjoyable. 30 rock star bloggers (mostly moms) will be teaching classes on topics incredibly important, like:

– Cooking a month’s worth of dinners in ONLY a couple of hours! – Getting kids to listen without yelling, nagging or reminding! – Making sure there’s not just heat in the kitchen, but how to put the sparks in your marriage, too!

Sounds great, right?

Here are a few of the incredible presenters:

Get Kids to Cooperate Without Yelling or Nagging with AMY MCCREADY from

Knock Out a Month’s Worth of Dinners in One Day with TRICIA CALLAHAN from

Feel Connected in a Disconnected World with HANNAH BRENCHER from

I Lost 60 Pounds & Kept it Off: YOU Can Too! with JEN GROTHE from

Get & Stay Organized: A Fail-proof System with JENNY LAYTON from

Healthy Marriage: Top 3 Successful Marriage Tips with DINO & SHANNON WATT from

… along with 20+ additional presenters sharing their wealth of knowledge. This invaluable resource is intended for moms everywhere!

Better yet, if you register today, you’ll have access to the following gifts at no cost as soon as your registration has been completed!

– Video 1: Creative Ways to Get Kids to Love Fruits & Veggies
– Video 2: Tips & Tricks for Awesome Hair
– Video 3: Make Foaming Hand Soap in One Minute
– Video 4: Find Jeans That Flatter Your Body Type
– Video 5: The Best Tasting Green Smoothie

Come listen ONLINE and be inspired from April 7 – April 14, 2014! Register for at the following link today.

See you at The Mom Conference from April 7 – April 14!




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DIY Mickey Mouse Wreath

My little boy loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with Disney, so I was very excited to do this project.

I used the following supplies:

  • 1 Foam Floral Ring (Dollar Tree)
  • 2 Foam Floral Discs (Dollar Tree)
  • Straight Pins (Walmart)
  • Red and Black Yarn (Walmart)
  • Glue sticks and glue gun
  • 2 White Buttons

I started off by wrapping the two discs and top half of the ring with black yarn. I used straight pins to keep the yarn in place. Then, I wrapped the red yarn around the bottom half of the ring.

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I used the glue gun to attach the ears and buttons.


This was such a fun and easy project. All of the material was very inexpensive because I bought everything from dollar stores. The best thing is that I was able to share something with my son that I know he loves.