Thursday, April 24, 2014

3M & Good Housekeeping: Get Hooked on DIY Event

I love being neat and organized but due to limited resources and time, my hubby thinks that I'm a messy mom. Good thing there's a DIY workshop that's free and hosted by prestigious brands where I expect to learn and take home some tips.

Last April 13 (Sunday), I attended a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and home improvement event entitled Get Hooked on DIY at SM Megamall Activity Center. The event was put up by 3M Philippines, in partnership with Good Housekeeping (country's no. 1 family and home magazine) to feature their Command™ Damage-Free Hanging Solutions. 

I especially enjoyed the talk by Ms. Coni Tejada, a home improvement expert and blogger. Here, she shared the different usage of 3M's Command products which we can easily apply in our very own home and workspace.

This is Ms. Coni Tejada, starting out her talk.

She mentioned that 3M products can help solve the problem of a horror-vacui (aversion to empty spaces in artistic designs) and for those who don't want to drill holes in their walls. 

Some ideas on where to use Command products which Ms. Coni had listed:
1. organize your fashion accessories
2. display kids' art
3. hang things from a bedroom door or a cabinet door
4. add string lights in a room or to a shelf
5. hang a lamp from the ceiling (be sure to check the weight limit of the hook)
6. create a tablet station in the bedroom
7. hang buntings and decorations
8. create a backdrop
9. hang a backdrop for your own DIY photo booth
10. create and play a memory game
11. hang paper lanterns

And the most-awaited part was seeing Team Kramer (Doug, Chesca with their eldest daughter Kendra Kramer) on stage being interviewed by Ms. Angel Jacob. These celebrity family and proud DIYers are 3M's Command Brand ambassadors who passionately shared their practical home improvement tips as well as cool parenting advices to the audience. 

Ms. Cheska specifically reminded everyone that before using Command hooks, to check on the weight limit located at the upper right hand corner of the packaging and to follow the instructions indicated at the back package to ensure proper usage of the product.

Ms. Angel Jacob interviewing Team Kramer.

Kendra shares her beauty tips.

Cute little Kendra is putting on lip gloss on her lips.

Bonus! Watch this!

Picture with Ms. Angel Jacob.

We were so fortunate to have our group picture taken with the Kramer family.

Group picture with Team Kramer and fellow bloggers.

Group picture with fellow mommy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines.
L-R: Mommy Nerisa of Baby Neo's Mama, Mommy Marie of Mamanee's Nest, Mommy Camille of Lollies and Lipsticks
, Mommy Pier Angeli of The Soapbox Filipina

After the program, I roamed around the event area and checked on their products and display. I noticed that the prices are quite expensive. For example, one pack costs P479.75 for 6pcs of medium hooks. That's almost P80 per piece! But looking at the practical side, you save yourself from hiring somebody to drill holes for you because you can just do it yourself plus you can be sure that it's as durable as the manual hooks being drilled, provided you follow the instructions strictly. Not only that, removing the adhesives is even easier because it removes cleanly without leaving any marks. Another good thing is that it's reusable, just buy the appropriate replacement strips!

Here are some 3M's Command hooks. Wow they even have different colors of duct tapes!

There are actually seven (7) product categories under the Command Damage-Free Hanging Solutions covering every part of the home and offering smart solutions perfect for every occasion. These are:

1. Decorative
2. Multi-Use
3. Home and Office
4. Cord Management
5. Picture Hanging Systems
6. Replacement Strips
7. Bathroom Solutions

General instructions for use:
1. Clean surface with alcohol
2. Apply strip
3. Press firmly
4. Wait 1 hour before using

To Remove:
1. Slide hook cover up
2. Grab removal tab
3. Slowly slide removal tab straight down (this is their unique feature: no surface damage and clean stretch removal)
*To reuse the hook, hanger or clip, just buy the appropriate replacement strip and repeat the application steps.

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More useful tips come in every issue of Good Housekeeping, available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide for only P120. You can also read straight from your tablets by downloading the e-magazine at

Congrats 3M and Good Housekeeping for a successful event! Thank you for the invite! #3MGHDIY

After the event, I was so inspired to apply them at home. During the Holy Week break, I was able to find time to do some general cleaning and so I tried out the 3M Command hooks. Look at our messy cables hanging on the floor. My hubby would always remind me to fix these cables so it won't get tangled. I used a twist wire to secure all cables in place and attached a hook at the back of the table to hang the bundle of cables. I'm loving it. Thanks to 3M for introducing these great products to us mommies. I'm happy that I can consider myself as a DIY mom now. Yey!

Feel free to share your DIY tips using 3M products with me in the comments section below.

Mommy Sally


  1. it was so nice meeting you at the event, Sally. more chika next time :)

  2. That's a nice way to fix the cord mess! I have a whole box of 3m stuff but I never thought of doing that with it. I counted at least 30 hooks in my old baby playroom - it makes things accessible for little people!:) Glad I found your blog!