Do It Herself Workshop {+ a Giveaway!}

Do- It- Herself (DIH). That’s got a good ring to it, don’t ya think?! I’m all about empowering women (and kids and men) to Do! Which is why I was super psyched to co- lead the DIH Workshop at the Georgetown Home Depot Thursday. Plus the class is free, which is another one of my favorite things! We had 57-ish women, men and kids attend and learn how to make a pinterest inspired mosaic mirror! It. was. awesome.  Meet my new friends over at the Georgetown, TX Home Depot!

Home Depot DIH

Side note: Thank you, Marianne, for the group shot! Maritschka, the workshop leader, did an awesome job of explaining exactly how to make the tile framed mosaic mirror. We took notes, ate snacks, and asked lots of questions!  Maritschka is a tile pro. Oh, and check out those cute reusable Home Depot goodie bags that were handed out to everyone. Pretty snazzy, huh?!

Home Depot DIH

Next it was time to start doing!  And chatting! And meeting other DIY-ers! I had a blast helping everyone make their mirrors. It’s a simple, pretty solution to jazz up any builder grade mirror.

Home depot DIH

Home Depot offers DIH Workshops the third Thursday of every month. Next month, we can learn how to install dimmer switches in our homes, something I’ve never done before!

Home Depot CRAFT

Another fun thing, the Georgetown Home Depot gave away awesome prizes, not 1, but 3 microwaves! And while we’re on the awesome subject, check out my apron. I love it. Jan, a local artist who also works at Home Depot, painted my apron exactly like my C.R.A.F.T. logo! Pretty impressive. (Jan’s in the green visor next to me, below.)

Home Depot CRAFT

I was really excited that Jenn and Allison came out for the DIH Workshop! We made lots of new friends too. That’s Bettina on the end (and above in the pink jacket), she knows all things garden at Home Depot and she speaks German and smells really good!

Home Depot DIH

Just for fun, Maritschka and I were on Good Day Austin last Thursday morning! You can see our 1:58 seconds of fame on KTBC FOX 7! I’m not gonna lie, I was a proud mama, watching C.R.A.F.T. on the big screen (or t.v.), ha!

Home Depot CRAFT


And finally, here’s how to win the bacon:

Home Depot CRAFT

(up to 2 entries per person)

1. Leave a comment on this post. That was easy! What project(s) would you tackle with the use of this fancy gift card?


2. If you attended the DIH Workshop,  pin a picture of your masterpiece with the hash tag #DIHWorkshop and then comment here with a link to that pin.

*Please leave your email with your comment!

This giveaway is open to the contiguous US only. The giveaway will close Thursday, February 28, at 9 a.m. EST.

*If you want to see some more blogger action at the DIH Workshop’s in other areas, here’s Thrifty Decor ChicsHow to Nest for Less and Wait till Your Father Gets Home.


  1. these pictures are so fun!! Love your apron too :)

    I would use this for the maaaany DIY projects for our “new” (old) home we’re moving into next month!!

  2. I would love to buy a lot of fun paints for all my spray painting projects! It does look like you guys had a blast!

  3. I would use it to buy supplies for the awesome ombre stairs project we talked about!!

  4. I have been putting off replacing the fan in my bathroom. I was hoping that I could just fix it, but I think I am going to have to replace it. It shouldn’t be too hard, and this gift card would be the kick in the pants I need.

  5. Oh Home Depot! My favorite craft store!

    I would probably spend a gift card on some base boards for our loft/office and upstairs hallway. I’m sad to say those areas don’t have any since we got rid of that nasty carpet and replaced it with beautiful hardwood floors. If there’s any money left over I’d totally get some black pipe fittings to make a wall of shelves in there.

    Nikki Kelly

  6. With a $100 Home Depot gift card, I would get some new interior doors!

  7. We’re planning to replace our floor and the kitchen counters so a gift card would really help! :)

  8. Very cool and great giveaway. I would make 2 of those mirrors for over my master bath vanities. I was coming by to let you know I linked to your 17 spring crafts from last year via pinterest in my spring fling post today. Hope you’ll pop over with more spring links, the linky will be open until Easter :)

  9. The workshop looks like fun! This has nothing to do with the post- but I LOVE, love your shoes!!

  10. My hubby and I call HD the “Toy Store”! I would probably treat myself to a leisurely afternoon in the store and just let my imagination run wild. No telling what I’d bring home but I’d be really happy!

  11. Terry Madden says:

    I need to buy tile for my bathroom floor.

  12. love your apron and i just saw all of your diy they are impressive and inspiring

    Well if i got a gift my goddaughter is turning one in a month and i would love to make her gift, and even if i do not get the giveaway i would like if you could give me some pointers to what i could do for her. She is my first goddaughter and i have no clue as what to give her . Thank you you seem like a nice person

  13. I would love to replace my bathroom vanity and mirror!

  14. Shelley T. says:

    I would build shelves for my new apartment!

  15. Great giveaway! I have been itching to update some lighting in my home. Fingers crossed!

  16. I’d use it for bathroom makeover, get new cabinet and mirrors!

  17. i want to tackle our bedroom. It needs help!

  18. Oh my goodness!! This card would help us so much!! We would replace our kitchen faucet that has been leaking for 2 years. :)

    23thirty (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I love they have project workshops for women! I’d like to start with re-painting my room and changing the light fixture.

  20. I really need a new showerhead and a new toilet. Wondering if I could actually tackle either of those jobs?

  21. I would use this to buy supplies to help us finish our basement. Thank you!

  22. I would tackle my office with a gift card!

  23. Oooh I could definitely redo my bedroom with that! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  24. Tricia @ Simplicity in the South says:

    We are going to retile our kitchen backsplash this year. This would be enough money for all the supplies we need!

  25. I really want to make a wood shelf to go on the wall by my front door with hooks for coats and a shelf for things like purses.

  26. I really want to make a wood shelf to go on the wall by my front door with hooks for coats and a shelf for things like purses.

  27. I would use the gift card to finish so many of my projects, mainly my wall art tile sets I give as gifts to family and friends then I would move onto my organizy projects: tile wall calendar, extra shelves, magnetic boards, peg hang boards, etc. maybe even a bed frame/base so I can finally have under bed storage!

  28. I would love to build a kitchen pantry

  29. Dh and I are painting every room except one – the card would go a long way in helping pay for the paint and supplies. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  30. I need to refinish our deck this spring. It needs restaining and resealing.

  31. We are sprucing up our main bath and plan to buy a new vanity to provide some much needed storage. I’d love to use the card to help with the purchase.

  32. I would start by starting with something small in my rental apartment!

  33. Hi Jamie!!! Love this post and loved hanging out with you at this event. Keep me informed of all the fun stuff you do because I’m always looking for ways to get out of the house!
    Did you notice in that photo where you captured the crowd I’m looking right at you with a thumbs up?! :)

    So if I were the lucky winner I would most likely check out the amazing section of rugs actually. I walked by them at the Georgetown store and fell in love with one!

    Have an amazing day!

  34. I would eagerly paint the front door green, replace the hardware and made a new spring wreath for it.

  35. mary fanara coleman says:

    I would like to tackle learning how to put up some hardware for curtains in m bedroom.

  36. mary fanara coleman says:

    It’s not shown here but I need to start with simple tasks like installing window hardware to hang some curtain rods and drapes. Here is a link to something I would like to do…..……#DIHWorkshop

  37. I think I would get PVC pipes to make shelving. Thanks for the chance to win! Do all Home Depots have the Do It Herself Workshops?

  38. I want to make an entry table with a mirror hanging over it

  39. Kim Fahrni says:

    I’d love to get started making an outdoor seating area to entertain family and friends in!!

  40. Kristina Utz says:

    I would love to revamp my storage/stockpile/laundry area!! :)Thanks!

  41. I need this, we need shelving desperately in our garage!

  42. I would build two small doll houses for my two oldest great granddaughters.

  43. I would love to buy some wood for an upcoming furniture build! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Awesome giveaway.

  44. Stephanie Jones says:

    I would repaint my bedroom in a lilac color and trim the walls with a patterned paint roller in a blue. I would also build a chalkboard so that I could put my daily agenda on it.

  45. I NEED this gift card! We need a new kitchen faucet ASAP!!

  46. Our bathroom needs a new faucet and paint!

  47. Shannon Burke says:

    I’d use it for either a jewelry storage project involving existing frames, chicken wire and spraypaint or a tools/paint closet project including peg boards and spray paint.

  48. Stephanie Smith says:

    I would get the materials to build custom shelving in my new TINY apartment.

  49. Making my own pallet headboard

  50. I would like to finish planting my garden. I also wanted to make my son and daughter their own headboards.

  51. I can’t wait to try the workshop…how fun! Love the apron, too!

  52. I would use it to buy paint to finally repaint the outside of my house! :-)

  53. Looks like your girls had fun too! Thanks for sharing my DIH experience as well :o)

  54. I want to put up some baord and batten in our powder room. The GC would definitely help with that project!

  55. Sorry I missed this! I definitely will be at the next one. (I’ve been wanting a dimmer switch for my chandelier for quite awhile now.)

  56. I want to tackle our laundry area. I want to build some shelves to get my soap up off the floor!


  57. Terry Madden says:

    I need to D.I.Y. bathroom floor that is what I would use the Giftcard for.

  58. I’d replace our fixtures

  59. I would love to help my parents finish fixing up their bathroom.

  60. Danielle T says:

    i would fix some shelves in our garage

  61. Want to paint the bathroom !

  62. With this gift card, I would buy some supplies to start working on the basement.

  63. The garden!

  64. got to try to make me one of these mirrows going to put it in the small bathroom would look great tjhere thanks so much enjoyed so much

  65. I would buy supplies for the card catalog-esque side table I want to build. Oh, and a new electric staple gun for all my upcoming upholstery projects.

  66. I would use it to fancy up the house we are soon to pick out/buy! There’s always something that you need to do when you buy a house right?

  67. domestic diva says:

    We need to re-tile part of our bathroom, so I’d start with that.

  68. I would use it towards some outdoor/garden projects my hubby has on his to-do list for me for the Spring!

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