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DIY + Home Improvement

Father Daughter Doing a Family DIY Project Building a Table

Got a leaky faucet? A room that needs renovating? Maybe your walls need some new color? Keeping your home up-to-date is no small task. And being a Do-It-Yourself Mom means you need to have access to resources to help with your home improvement projects. That’s why New Orleans Mom is always keeping an eye out for all the latest DIY and home improvement trends, tips, ideas and styles.

We’ve got ideas for choosing your next coat of paint. We’ve got tips on how to create your own art from mementos and otherwise ordinary objects.  We’ve even got one writer’s story about how she reuses or repurposes old items to “upcycle” and make them new again.

Many of our DIY and home improvement ideas focus on preserving your budget, making things easier, or just having fun and playing games.  In some cases, we work to keep alive skills that our mothers’ and our mothers’ mothers had, like how sewing isn’t just a great way to create original clothing and costumes for family members, but also a fun and rewarding hobby.

Our DIY and home improvement stories come from experience. When the pandemic shut down the local hair salons and barber shops, one of our contributors chronicled her experiences being the household barber.

At New Orleans Mom, our DIY and home improvement content isn’t just about paint, hammers, and nails. We also write about improving yourself, especially by finding and maintaining productive and fulfilling hobbies

With a team of more than 30 writers bringing the best DIY and home improvement ideas, there’s always a new craft, hobby, renovation, or project for you on New Orleans Mom.

Let me be honest, I'm more of a “wannabe" DIY mom. I have a TON of creative ideas that come to me at 1 AM when my restless mind refuses to sleep. However, when it comes to time, money, or...
What are your hobbies? It’s a question that is often asked on job applications and in social conversations, and lately, it seems to be a question that is tied to “self-care.” Usually, my answer is “reading and writing,” but despite...
Nine weeks is a really long time! Being home with our family and balancing all the work/life demands during social distancing (while homeschooling) and trying to maintain some level of sanity has certainly had its challenges. Like many families,...
It's World Art Day! What a great time to break out the poster boards and craft supplies and celebrate with your kids! Time spent in art projects promotes creativity and a love of learning. Art helps with hand-eye coordination and...
Once we decided not to move and to stay in our house we started making renovation plans. We knew that our biggest undertaking was also the one about which I would be the most excited, and it was time....
I’m not a decorator by degree or by trade, but I’m a decorator at heart. I like my home to feel like a sanctuary. While we are all spending more time in our homes for the foreseeable future, it’s...
When you're pregnant, you have all these ideas of the mom you hope to be. Hands on. Crafty. Home cooking meals. Hand sewn clothes. PTA Mom. Room Mom. These ideas meet a hard wall when you’re a working mom....
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Cold Weather Indoor Fun!

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New Orleans is experiencing some chilly temps this week and if you're anything like me you are finding every opportunity to hide from the cold! We have been getting creative with the outdoor activities over the last few months,...
DIY Lifesize Jenga Crafting is my jam. I love everything about it. And I'd love to take it a step further and venture into woodworking. But I am learning that some things you’re really good at ... and others you’re...
When I graduated high school almost 20 years ago, I received a gift that I still regularly use.  It was a book that the mom of my hometown BFF had filled with all the recipes she made us growing...
Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by Zippy Shell of Louisiana.  Five Ways to Make Renovating Your Home Easier {A Mom's Perspective} My husband and I recently purchased a new (to us) home that needed some work before we could settle...
I was staring into our hall closet (where all the things I can’t find go to hide) when I realized I wanted to move and leave everything in it as an incentive for the next owner. I’ve also been glaring...
Whether it's by choice or doctor's orders, cutting gluten from your diet can be a daunting task. Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, a wheat allergy, or what have you - there is so much conflicting information out there, and...
Some friends and I recently had a discussion about the Costco 100 calorie vodka pops that have gone viral. Research was done, and it was determined that they are not sold in our area (side note: I believe they...