I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend! It was so nice to have a 3-day weekend just to spend around here and not have to do too much. Since I had a little extra time on my hands I finally was able to tackle a small project I have been planning since I spotted these candlesticks in a thrift store down the street. This is probably the easiest craft you will ever find so brace yourself.
I got the idea after I did this little dessert stand project here. All you need is some spray paint and a few cheap candlesticks!
Not super interesting, but I saw their potential 🙂 …I think I spent $3 on both of them so not only is this an easy project, but it’s easy on your wallet too!
All you need to do is spray paint them with Frosted Glass paint (after they’re clean and dry of course), let them dry an hour or so (I let them sit a little longer just to be sure, but I’m sure they’d be fine in 20 mins as long as the coat isn’t super thick), then spray paint them in the fun color of your choice!
I went with classic black paint since it will match everything, but it’d be fun to do some cute neon colors for the summer… I’ll have to go pick some fun colors up and do more of this 🙂 Candles everywhere!!
I’ve been looking forward to this post ever since my friend Kat (blogger @ Withywindle) and I decided to host a baby shower together for our friend Johanna! So I’m excited to finally share some pictures from the event.
Couple of things you should know:
- We decided to make it garden themed partially because Johanna is vegetarian and super healthy…and because it was spring, and because it’s so darn cute!
- Much of the credit for the way this shower turned out I owe to my friend. She gave up her beautiful house for the event, did most of the decorating and a great deal of the cooking!
- Many of our ideas were from other blogs which we stumbled upon probably through Pinterest (I’ll credit them below the pics)
- A classic children’s book can make a great guest book! Have the ladies sign the inside of the book and write a note to the baby
- Cake Batter popcorn is really really addicting
Credits & Links
Luscious Lemon Squares
My take on Mini Spinach Quiche
Mini Fruit Tarts
Mini Caprese Salad Bites
Inside Out Carrot Cake Muffins
Credits & Links
Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn
Some garden inspiration gathered here
The best and easiest Tissue Paper Poms tutorial
Cute graphic design elements
I learned a lot throwing this little shower. It was so much fun, we had a great turn out, and the food was all delicious! We were pretty pleased, to say the least. Aside from all the baking, I really liked learning to make tissue poms! I hadn’t done any before but my green poms ended up looking like heads of lettuce, which was pretty perfect! 🙂
Check out Kat’s cute post of the same event with her beautiful pics here!
Here’s one more baby shower idea I had to share from Sea Kettle Diaries –a flowery onesie bouquet! One of the cleverest, prettiest gifts!
Easter is such a fun time for crafts. There are just so many adorable ideas out there, it’s hard to decide which ones to try! Since I was home this past week, I got to dye Easter eggs with my little sister. It was a blast since neither of us have dyed eggs in years…and I don’t think an Easter is complete without a few real dyed eggs.
The only downside to the egg dyeing party was that we only had 6 eggs in the house and we couldn’t find any good rubber bands. We did the best we could, though… 🙂
While at Wal Mart the other night, I picked up some crochet thread, water balloons, and liquid starch so I could do this fun craft I’ve been dying to try. It was much messier and more time consuming than I thought it would be, but I think the end result was worth it!
Here are some other DIY ideas to try for Easter. Hope you enjoy!
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Yesterday I went over to my friend Kerrie’s house for Tea and Crafts and Crumpets (aka cookies, pastries, and other yummies). Kerrie has a fantastic blog called Sea Kettle Diaries — go check it out! She’s super creative and had a bunch of girls over today for crafts. Most people brought something to work on, but since I didn’t really have anything I was working on at home, she provided some stuff I could get creative with.
Some of us made MOD PODGE PICTURE MAGNETS! This is a great gift idea, or if you’re like me, and don’t have many magnets on your own fridge, make some for yourself! I was like a magnet making factory. I just couldn’t stop finding cute pictures I wanted to make magnets out of. 🙂
Here’s all you’ll need:
- Some magazines you can clip pictures out of (or find pictures online and print them out)
- Mod Podge
- Glass pebbles ($1 at the Dollar Tree for a whole bag of them!)
- Magnets to glue onto the back of the stones
Here was the result of my afternoon. I had a lot of fun, and these are super easy! Thanks for the great idea, Kerrie! She also told me you can get some Altoid tins, mod podge-decorate those, and put a few magnets inside the tin to give as gifts.
Call me lazy, but it’s been a heck-of-a-week so far. I haven’t had much time at all to blog the way I want to right now. So for today’s late roundup, I picked three crafts I’d like to attempt in the next coming weeks or months. I think if I was Martha Stewart I’d say I’d do them in the next 3 days, but we all know I’m not Martha.
1) From Live a Little Wilder we have a cute DIY scarf hanger. This would be really fun to do…. might require some shopping around for scrap wood and unique hooks/door handles/knobs, but it would look amazing hanging in the hall. My scarves would look pretty sweet hanging off it too….
And then finally we have Satsuma Orange Candles! How hard could these be? I found this idea on Honestly WTF … a really fun blog to peruse. She’s got everything from stories of travel adventures to fashion decorating ideas.
Happy Valentine’s Day readers!
I have lots of fond memories of Valentine’s days at home growing up. My mom would always make a special breakfast and at each of our places at the table we would find a Valentine’s Day poem written by our dad on a doily or red piece of construction paper. His poems to us were the silliest. He actually just texted me my Valentine for this year:
Evangeline is a kitten as she is so Smitten,
and she has her Colby
and that’s just fine.
But don’t you forget, still you’re my Valentine!
As you can tell, my dad is the greatest. For more Valentines, check out some of these!
Colby is out of town again so we’ll be celebrating this weekend,… so I think tonight if my friends are busy I’ll probably turn on last night’s re-run of the Bachelor and sit down with some chocolates and soak in all the sappy drama 🙂 … hmmm… that doesn’t sound too bad! haha
Hope you all can enjoy the day! Here’s another cute little project I’ll leave you with from Hi Sugarplum.