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Easter - Home Decor

DIY Metallic Clay Pot Crafts

March 19, 2018

Making clay pot crafts is so easy and inexpensive. Use some metallic paint and create these farmhouse style clay pots filled with an easy arrangement of faux flowers.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Supplies –

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Paint your clay pots using two coats of the metallic paint. Allow each coat to dry in between so that you reduce your brush strokes and any paint lifting.

Cut your faux flowers off into individual sprigs. You’ll want to glue the foam ball into the terracotta pot and then begin poking the foam balls with the wired faux flower sprigs.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Arrange it to how you like and then display it wherever you desire. I placed mine on this farmhouse style shelf right outside my front door.

Be sure to check out the other clay pot crafts that bloggers did for this months Craft Lightning.

Cricut Crafts

Make a Floral Crown using Crepe Paper Flowers and your Cricut

March 14, 2018

These paper flowers are so easy to cut using your Cricut. Use crepe paper to create a one-of-a-kind floral crown.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.
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You’ll want to cut out your flowers using the rotary blade and your Cricut Maker. This post goes into how to cut crepe paper using your Cricut. It’s a lot easier than you think!Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.Assemble all your crepe flowers together using Lia’s instructions. I use her files all the time and it’s been well worth the investment of a membership. Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.I took three wire stems and braided them together for strength and then I wrapped the ivory ribbon around the stems. I formed it into a semi-circle and then began to hot glue the flowers to the headband. I did wrap the wires from the flowers around the headband as well. Just secure it in the best way, you won’t see it all once it’s completed.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.This ivory ribbon matched her baptism dress perfectly. I grabbed it from Michaels when I was getting all my other supplies. Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.My grandpa recently passes away and a way Leila wanted to remember him there was through these pheasant feathers. He was an avid pheasant hunter and this is just a special way to include him and for her to remember him.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.These paper flowers cut with my Cricut are the perfect way to customize this floral crown. If you don’t have crepe paper, just use regular cardstock and create this floral crown here.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.Add your floral post to the link below and check out what everyone else has to offer. Be sure to follow all the hosts and join us next month when our theme is Spring!

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Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
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Julia  |  The Quiet Grove


Christmas - Cricut Crafts

How To Cut Crepe Paper with Cricut

December 6, 2017

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Create this unique gift packaging with your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar by cutting a crepe paper poinsettia. Learn all the tips and tricks I use to cut crepe paper with my Cricut.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I love using my Cricut Maker to make unique gifts, for this tutorial I’m going to show you how to cut crepe paper with it. Create a unique topper for your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.It’s really easy, you just need the right materials. Here is what you’ll need –

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I first began by getting a membership to Lia Griffith. It’s worth it when you consider the printables and all the free .svg crepe paper flowers she offers you. Save the .svg to Design Space and then open the image onto your canvas.
I first started with grabbing some Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.The most important thing to remember is the grain of your paper and how that is loaded into the mat. Be mindful on how you want your petals to be shaped when cutting. For this project I had the grain going vertically. Even if you’re cutting you’re your crepe paper by hand, being midful of the grain is very important. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Place your rotary blade into you’re Cricut Maker adaptive tool. It will go in side B. Load your mat into your Cricut Maker and select Go. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.When you remove your crepe paper, peel it slowly so that the grain doesn’t stretch. I used a flower template from Lia Griffith and uploaded it to my software.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Glue each of the petals of the flowers to it’s coordinating size. I used hot glue for this but any glue will do. Next you’ll lay a bead of hot glue along the seam and place the floral stem wire. Do this to the large petals and the leaves.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.You can use floral tape to attach all the stems to each other but I have never been very good with it. Just glue all the stems together and then twist them with the leaves. Next, lay your smaller petals over the top of the larger petals. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.For the stamen, fold the cut piece in half and roll. Glue them together separately or all together. Cut off the excess floral wire and attach a piece of felt to the bottom. This is where you’ll glue it to the top of your Don Victor® Honey jars. Attach a gift tag and you’re set.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Don Victor® Honey honeycomb can be served on a warm piece of toast, French toast or warm biscuits. You may have to mash it but once it warms up against your food, it’ll soften right up. Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.Cutting crepe paper with your Cricut Maker is easier than you would expect. I’d love to see what project you’d make for your Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar. Be sure to follow Don Victor® Honey on Facebook and Pinterest for more great ideas.Have you ever tried cutting Crepe Paper with your Cricut? Come learn all the tips and tricks on how to do it with your Cricut Maker.

 

Cricut Crafts

Make a floral crown with your Cricut Explore

April 20, 2017

Using Cricut’s Make It Now feature is easier than you think. Just choose your project and press go! Create this paper floral crown with your Cricut Explore.Cricut Make it now floral crownThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post.

Have you ever wondered how the Make It Now projects work in Cricut Design Space? It is probably my most favorite feature that Cricut launched when they first launched their Cricut Explore. I’m going to be showing you how to make a floral crown with your Cricut Explore. I’ll be using just simple cardstock and some glue and all my measurements are done for me with the Make It Now feature.Make a paper floral crown with CricutHow I chose this specific project was select the Fashion category from the drop-down menu on the upper right corner of Cricut Design Space. I selected the project I wanted and then all I pressed was Make It Now! Everything is measured out for me and they tell me what colors and how many pieces of each material I need in the information page.

Materials:

How to Use Cricut's Make it Now-8Cut all your needed flowers and leaves and use this Giant Paper Flowers booklet to help you learn to put the flowers together correctly. Once you have them all together and then begin to assemble your floral crown.How to Use Cricut's Make it Now-4I started by braiding the floral stem together with 2 kinds of ribbon. I used 3/8″ wide ribbon that I picked up from my local Michaels along with the floral wire stem. I took it against my daughters head so that I’d have the right circumference. Her head was just the right shape so I didn’t need to cut any additional wire. I did leave longer tails of the ribbon so that I could tie it in a bow at the back and it’d have some texture.How to Use Cricut's Make it NowOnce the wires were braided together and the flowers were assembled, I glued it right to the wires. I just placed them as I wanted them and that was it. Cricut’s Make It Now feature is so easy to use and all the supplies are listed for you so you know what you’ll need ahead of time.

For more Cricut inspiration, see my Cricut projects here.

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Home Decor - Mother's and Father's Day

Quick and Easy Mothers Day Wreath, the Perfect Gift

March 19, 2017

This quick and easy Mothers Day wreath makes the perfect gift. It’s the perfect addition to your door in the Springtime.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’m so excited to be joining in on another Craft Lighting. I’ve made so many easy crafts that are darling and make the perfect gift for anyone but today we’re going to make the perfect Mothers Day gift by making an easy Mothers Day Wreath with cupcake liners and some ribbon.Spring wreath ideas

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Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaThis mothers day wreath was so easy to make. Just buy a bunch of cupcake liners and the best place to buy bulk is online. I grabbed these ones at the dollar store and I bought 8 packages which was more than enough for a 16″ wreath form. The reason I like these ones is because they are not a true white, they are more of an antique finish and almost have a wax paper consistency.Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaCreate this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaTo begin, take one of your liners and grab the bottom and pull up so that it creates a longer, skinnier liner. Place some glue on your wreath form and quickly add the liners. Repeat this as much as you like. I chose a lot of liners because I want a full wreath but you go for it however full you want it. I also suggest you use the low temperature on your glue gun or else you’ll end up with a lot of burns…just talking about a friend of mine.Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaCreate this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaYou’ll leave a space blank and add your flowers. I grabbed my faux poppies from Michaels and removed them from the stem. I placed quite a bit of glue on the back of the flower and pressed. I began with my flowers and added my leaves as I went to fill in the spaces. Once your flowers are arranged how you like it, add in more liners to complete the look. Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaNext take some ribbon, I love this muslin ribbon and it matches the antique look I’m going for. You can take long strands and tie them together in the middle so you have a sort of tail looking ribbon or you can take extra tong strands and tie them in a bow. I like the look of flowy ribbons so I did the first option. I think that with this muslin ribbon it looks better the longer it is. Cut the ends on a diagonal and then attach it to your wreath. You can also do this a number of ways by just gluing the knotted part of the ribbon to the underside of the form, you could also tie your ribbon on beforehand and then glue all the liners to the form. Again, this is your project so do it how you like.Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath ideaOnce it’s dry and complete, give it to your mama. I know my mom will love her Mothers Day wreath and its something that looks great all year round. I’d love to see your creations so tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Happy Mothers Day!

Check out all the other Craft Lightning projects and gather more inspiration for the perfect Mothers Day gift that won’t take you a lot of time!” Create this Mothers Day Wreath in less than 30 minutes. Perfect Spring wreath idea

Crafting

Easy DIY Floral Wall Hanging

January 15, 2015

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

DIY Floral Wall Hanging

I love this little thing. It’s perfect for Valentines Day or Spring and really any day of the year to give your home a fresh floral look. Michaels sent me some items and I was asked to make one of their new Spring Wood Surfaces creatively using Plaid Craft products.

Made With Michaels

Supplies

  • Spring Wood Surfaces
  • 6″ Foam Wreath Form
  • Mod Podge
  • Tissue Paper
  • Foam Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Martha Stewart Gilding Paint (optional)
  • Paintbrushes (optional)

Applying Mod Podge

I started with applying my Mod Podge – I did this in one solid step because my tissue paper is a roll. If my paper was actual sheets, I would do this piece by piece. I start with the bare minimum that I think I’ll need. If you overdue it with the Mod Podge, you risk tearing and an overall non attractive project (I learned years ago the hard way!)

Painting with Mod Podge

Start by pouncing and add any additional that you may need, remember that your foam brush is usually always filled with the product as well. I then laid my paper on the wood surface and tried to make it as smooth as possible. It won’t be perfect and that’s what the sandpaper is there for later. I allowed this to dry overnight and then I carefully cut around the Sprind Wood Surface to remove the excess tissue paper. I then decided to go on the inner and outer edge with the Gilding Paint.

Applying Tissue Rolls

With my wreath I chose some artificial flowers I had on hand. They are about 2″ in diameter and about 5 to a stem and I needed 10 total. I cut them about 1.5″ below the bud and just stuck it into my wreath form. I didn’t glue it because of the wire and I might want to use this form again. I grabbed some 1.5″ grey satin ribbon from a local shop here and just wrapped it around the wreath where no flowers were yet. I then sandpapered the inner and outer edges of the surface to give it a bit of a worn look and then I hot glued the ribbon to the back of the wooden surface and then I filled in the sparse areas with the remaining flowers.

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I hope you love this, I plan on giving this to a dear friend of mine who I just love and I know she’ll love it too! XOXO – Lindsay

Halloween

Spooky Halloween Wreath

September 24, 2014

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Today I’m apart of Craft Lighting Halloween 2014 with a Spooky Halloween Wreath. I love these series that Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts put on each year! Halloween has to be my second favorite holiday. I love all the colors associated with Halloween. If it came with presents instead of candy, it’d be my favorite holiday!

I had a lot of fun at JoAnn’s picking out the goods to make this wreath. I knew I wanted something earthy and a little sinister without it being too Holiday-ish. I kind of don’t love the froo froo looking decor. It’s definitely not me.

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

I bought a 10″ styrofoam wreath mold I guess is what you’d call it. Floracraft is the ones who make it and I like them the best because they are the sturdiest. Some people use pool noodles and I don’t mind it but I’ve noticed that you can get sagging or some cheaper ones fall apart a lot faster. I go for it in the beginning using a coupon and you can spend $3-$6 on one and you’re money and time won’t be wasted because you’ve invested in a good product. That’s just my honest opinion. I bought some black moss in the floral department along with a small nest and some pinecones. These were also all on sale so I spent about $15 total on this wreath. I had the bird from a clearance sale last year from Michaels.

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

I used a low temp glue gun to adhere the moss to the foam. This will give you an advantage in two ways. One, it will not melt the foam and two, it will help you be able to touch the actual glue without burning yourself. Also at this point I took the bird’s nest and painted it with my favorite spray paint, Rustoleum 2X Coverage in Black. I let it dry to the touch and glued it on and adhered the bird in the position I wanted it in.

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

I then took the package of the mini pinecones and placed them below the nest in a cluster and spread them out to have them taper off so they wouldn’t end bluntly when they were all gone. Again, I just hot glued them. This was a really easy process. When everything was in the position I wanted it to be, I just took my embossing gun and heated up all the strands of dried glue and they disappeared.

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

I placed it on my front door in front of a large wire spider web I bought last year at a boutique. I’m still in the process of decorating my front porch so I can’t wait to show you more! This project was really fast once you have all your products in an assembly line.

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

Spooky Halloween Wreath on seelindsay.com

Make sure you check out the rest of the Craft Lightning Halloween 2014 Series!! Thanks for  checking out this fun project, I enjoyed making it!

XOXO, Lindsay

Home Decor

DIY Easy Floral Arrangement

May 10, 2014

Making your own floral arrangement is a lot easier than it sounds. Grab some of your favorite flowers and create away.Create this easy floral arrangement with figs!

Creating an easy floral arrangement is easier than you may think.When I grab flowers at the store, I love to take them home and just cut them into varying lengths and set them in a vase. I don’t usually have the floral foam on hand because I never knew it cost less than a $1 for a large block of it. You can easily find something totally off key to put flowers in. Using watering buckets, bowls, boots, mason jars, or even wooden boxes are unusual and add more conversation to an arrangement. Just even going for a different shape than the standard tall vase adds something that is pleasing to the eye. I’m not a professional florist, to be honest, I don’t really know the names of the flowers I used, I just knew I wanted something fuller and purple.

In Salt Lake, there is a wholesale floral company called Ensign Floral. They have an amazing assortment of whatever you can imagine and can special order whatever you need, but they are wholesale and you need a business license.

When I went in I knew that I needed to work with height and fill in the bottom. I knew that I didn’t need a lot of variety. I could achieve a lot of drama without going overboard with a lot of colors and species. I first start with my height. I was looking for some branches that had a worn look to them. When I saw these figs, I knew that they were the right fit. They had a slight grey tone but with the green in the figs, they ended up tying in with the lemon leaves that I was going to use in the base. I then selected the purple ones (these are the ones I obviously don’t know the name of). They had the perfect fullness in them but yet they were mini enough that I thought they were just the cutest. When they bloom they have a white flower too! I then chose the lemon leaves because these are a hearty leaf and they last so long and dry beautifully.

First, I cut my oasis foam into thirds, just along the cut guidelines. I placed it in my square vase, pressed it down to the bottom and filled it with water. This soaks up a lot of water so just keep filling it until you think it can fill anymore. Usually filling the vase twice is ample enough. My vase has about a 4×4″ opening.

Once you have the oasis filled, you can start cutting your flower stems and placing them in your vases or pots. When cutting your stems, you want to cut on an angle. This makes it so that the water can travel up the stem and give your flower a longer life. I prefer also to have my water to be room temperature. I’ve heard that having warmer or colder water can make your blooms loosen or tighten up. I’m not really sure but I know that’s what Martha Stewart said and I’m going to do what she said!

I placed my twig stem in the middle. I only had 2 fig stems so it was pretty easy to figure this one out. Once that was done I began placing my purple flowers around the base of the figs. These I wanted to have a bit of height since I knew my leaves were going underneath the easy floral arrangement.

Before I added the leaves to my easy floral arrangement, I wanted to make sure that my purple blooms were pretty symmetrical. The great thing about flowers is that they are so forgiving and that is what makes them so beautiful. They don’t have to be perfect. When adding the leaves, you’ll want to fill in any blank areas that you can. That’s my personal preference. I’ve seen florists use apples or artichokes to do this too. I wanted a bit of a fanned look, so I chose the leaves for this easy floral arrangement. I cut them in different lengths and to just start placing where I could find a spot. Be creative, they don’t all have to face the same direction. Make sure you get the dead blooms or leaves off too. If you don’t do that, they will end up taking those vital nutrients from the others cause they are struggling to survive.

Once you’ve placed all your blooms and stems inside to vase, go ahead and double check everywhere and make sure everything is sitting where you want it to sit. This type of easy floral arrangement will last you a good while because these are not delicate blooms. The figs aren’t necessarily the best thing to hang around but the twigs obviously will last. I really love this arrangement and it was fairly inexpensive. I was able to make 2 of these including 2 vases for $35. Again, that is at a wholesale price. Go ahead and ask florists at the end of the day if they have any blooms they are willing to part with. I’m sure they’d be willing to get something for them. Roses can easily be salvaged just by taking a few petals off. I’d say that this was a really successful creation.