Garden Craft: Mini BirdHouses

Garden Craft: Mini BirdHouses

The other day I had a few things I needed from Target. A few things like milk, cream and other SMALL items. Well, six bagfuls later I was going home a happy girl! Does that ever happen to you? I swear, every time I walk into Target doors, I spend WAY more than I ever intended…they have SO many cute things right now! I managed to save some money by shopping in the dollar bins. I found some adorable mini birdhouses to put in our flower beds  and garden outside! I loved the bright colors, but wanted to do something that would make them a little more unique and my own. I took my handy-dandy Washi Tape and decided to make a fun pattern on the roofs of the birdhouses. It gave them a little bit of a funky edge and they stand out even more! Who knew Washi tape could be so versatile…it’s the new duck tape, but for women!  This project takes literally seconds and costs next to nothing! Looking for a fun way to jazz up your garden or flower beds? You know what to do…go to Target (hopefully you will have more self-control than I did!) to grab a few of these adorable mini birdhouses and do something fun! It doesn’t even have to be Washi tape, you can hand paint a fun design if you want! Do whatever your creative mind tells you to do!   What do you think?  Cute or not so cute?! I would love to hear your thoughts!  XOXO, Lidy...
DIY: Tea for Two

DIY: Tea for Two

Valentine’s day is fast approaching us and what’s better than having tea for two! I love endless cups of tea with my husband, snuggling up and watching movies together (which would be the perfect date for this simple girl!). It’s an easy gift, but perfect for warming the heart! Tea is such a comforting thing, when you hear the kettle whistle, you instantly feel right again.  Here is a simple DIY you can whip up at home in no time! You can warm someones tummy and heart this Valentine’s day!  You will need: – needle and thread – cut out paper hearts (I used vintage paper and regular construction paper) – tea bag ( I used black tea, but you can use whatever kind your special someone enjoys) Simply cut a piece of thread the length you would like between your tea bag and your paper heart (not too long or too short….just right!). Make sure your thread is thick enough that it won’t break and carefully hand stitch the thread into the heart. You may choose to tie a small knot when it has been through a few times to ensure it does not come undone. Repeat this step with the tea bag, using the same piece of thread. You can have all sorts of fun with this craft. Use any kind of paper you desire (thick paper is a lot easier to work with). You can even write a sweet note or leave as is! This DIY looks so cute when serving a cup of tea! You can even put it in a little gift bag and...
Christmas tag DIY

Christmas tag DIY

Christmas Tag DIY During the craziness of this season I am grateful I can squeeze some time in for my little blog! Thank you for being patient with me…it’s been a BUSY week! Not to mention, I leave in 7 days for Canada to see family and friends. I’m super excited, but have a lot to do yet. I find myself doing my Christmas shopping last minute and quickly as possible! Eeks! Well that’s my tidbit for the day, back to my post!!! Today I decided to share with you an easy DIY tag you can use on your gifts, cards or anything you can think of! It’s all about handmade goodies and having fun in the process! What you will need: Yarn or twine Martha Stewart doily lace coaster and/or doily adhesives (or good card stock you can cut snowflake shapes from) Hole puncher Scissors What to do: Simply cut a piece of yarn or twine long enough to wrap around your gift or card a few times. Put aside for later use. Take your coaster or card stock and punch a whole at the top, not too close to the edge. Wrap the yarn around your item a few times until you have enough to tie a knot in the back. Slide yarn or twine through the hole on your coaster or card stock and bring to the front of your gift or card. Secure the back by tying a knot. Write a festive message and presto: you are finished! Did I mention it’s really easy?! I hope you find this helpful and have fun doing your...
DIY!

DIY!

I decided to share this fun little DIY with you today! It has two parts to it, but it’s super straight forward and practically free. Yes, free!  Part one: You will need – an empty clean glass jar (it can be an old jam jar, any jar will do!) – cut out snowflakes (I bought Martha Stewart adhesive doily die-cuts) – water-resistant glue, sealer and finish (I use Collage Pauge in glossy)  Part two:  You will need -twigs (from your back yard or if you really want you can buy them from a craft store) – yarn (in any color, but I chose cream)  – hot glue gun Part one instructions: Make sure your jar is nice and clean so your snowflake will stick nicely to the glass. If you want to get super creative you can make your own cut out snowflakes. For easy instructions to cut out a five-point star snowflake, click here. I bought the Martha Stewart doily die-cuts a few months ago on sale, so I am dying to use them! Note: if you use these doilies they have a sticky back, but still use the water-resistant glue to ensure your snowflake sticks real good! Take your snowflake and rub the glue on the back until it is covered well. Place it on the jar wherever you please and rub a little more glue on the front until the snowflake is secure. Dip your finger in water and rub off access glue so you don’t end up with streaks. You can also use several jars and place tea-light candles in them! They make great shadows on...
DIY-Christmas Decorations

DIY-Christmas Decorations

I am super excited to show you this fabulous DIY project! As soon as I spotted it on Pinterest, I went straight to play! A few months ago I bought a bag full of retro yarn at a garage sale. I wasn’t too sure at the time why I was buying it, I just loved the colors and for 25 cents you can’t go wrong! Now, I can finally put it to some good use. This is a super inexpensive and easy project! It doesn’t take much time to complete, so you can accomplish lots in a short period of time!  What you will need: – a cereal box – yarn in fabulous colors – scissors – a hot glue gun – clear-drying craft glue Directions: can also be found at this blog Step 1: cut your box along all of the folds, so that you end up with two large flat pieces of cardboard and several smaller pieces. Keep the large pieces; stick the smaller ones back into your recycling bin. Step 2: imagine one corner of your box as a triangle. You want to make the triangle by cutting the corner off the box, *but* with a rounded edge. Use this template from Nestle family as a guide for the shape that you want. Don’t worry about being perfect here – it’s not even a little bit necessary!  Step 3: Roll the flat edges of your “triangle” together to make a cone. Secure them together with hot glue.       Step 4: Using craft glue, draw a ring of glue around the very bottom of your cone. Press a single strand of yarn onto the...
DIY – Christmas Jar

DIY – Christmas Jar

First of all, I need to apologize! I have been so busy the last few days with the Thanksgiving festivities, homework and house renovations. I underestimated what that would entail, let me tell you! I am happy to announce that we are nearly done all our little house touch ups and will post some pictures real soon.  Today I decided to start off the Christmas treats, tricks and tips with an easy Christmas jar DIY. It literally took me a couple minutes to put this together! How amazing does that sound?! All you will need is an old mason jar (lid optional), salt and an assortment of bottle brush trees.  What you will need (plus trees) Step 1.) Simply poor some of the salt in the jar, this will be your fake snow.  Step 2.) Carefully put the trees inside the mason jar however you desire. Step 3.) Display your project in your room for all to see!  You may want to do a few mason jars grouped together or keep it simple by just having one. Bottle brush trees can also be substituted with anything else you feel would suit your style, Christmasy of course!!  Told you it was easy! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy this simple DIY project....
DIY – Fabric Feathers

DIY – Fabric Feathers

Fabric Feathers D.I.Y Do you have a lot of extra fabric hanging around from previous projects? If not, you should just come over to my house and take some of mine! I even took a trip to the fabric store anyway to see what they had on discount and sure enough, I came home with a few more scraps to add to the rest. But they were so cute! Here is a great way to use all that spare fabric laying around the craft room!  Grab a friend or two, because this is a great craft to do with someone! It’s fun and so easy!  (1) First you will need an assortment of fabric, whatever you choose! You will also be needing a hot glue gun (you can also use Avery permanent glue stick) and floral wire. You will be using regular sewing scissors to cut strips of fabric, as well as fine tipped fabric scissors for all the details. These supplies are easy to find at any craft/fabric store.  (2) Once you have all you need the instructions are quite simple. Cut out a piece of fabric big enough for your feather to be cut from. (3) Lay out your fabric so you have a bottom and top piece (size of fabric depends on how big or small you would like your feathers to be). Lay the bottom piece down and hot glue the floral wire in the center of the fabric, making sure to  leave some room at the top so your wire isn’t going to be poking out at the top. (4) Place the top piece of...
Crafty Friends

Crafty Friends

The other day I had a friend over so we could catch up, do a little crafting and eat some yummy baking! It all sounded so wonderful, but it didn’t exactly go as planned! I underestimated how much time we would need for our craft and I couldn’t find a lot of my crafting tools…ANYWHERE!!! It’s been that long! My baking didn’t turn out so perfect either…trial run I suppose!! All in all, the company was wonderful and it was a good excuse to have a girl date on a cool and windy day! The girls and I use to have craft night once a month, but everyone (including myself) got busy busy!! I think it’s time I start putting some extra time aside for some good girl time again. I forgot how much fun it can be! Crafty Friend: Kelly  Craft of choice: Banner Materials: Burlap, yarn and hot glue guns Treat: Pumpkin Scones and Coffee Listening to: Foster the People This project was SO easy! We decided to do a very neutral banner. This way we could create something that could be used throughout the year and not just for one particular holiday. It saves you time, money and work! It also leaves you more time to do other fun projects! Like making a second banner if you so choose! The plan is to create removable letters (or other fancy components…such as flowers, ruffles etc.) and spell out different things for different holidays. I am still not done figuring it out, so if and when I ever do I will update you on that!  For now, the banner...
Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

I don’t know about you, but I have been counting down the days until Christmas! I’ve decided that starting November 26th, I will share with you some of our families traditions, favorite recipes and fun projects you can do for the holidays! So stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this!  If there is anything in particular you would like to see, let me know! I would be happy to try it out! ...
I Heart Crafts

I Heart Crafts

I’ve been pinning Thanksgiving crafts for a couple months now, I just love to create my own decor for the holidays! Not only is it cheaper, but it’s a lot more fun! I have a mild obsession with burlap this year. It’s simple, clean and great for all sorts of things.  I have been collecting some ideas for Thanksgiving (and Christmas, of course). I love the vintage feel of burlap and it’s neutral qualities. Of course, I was so excited I had to share it with some friends! So, this week I’m gonna craft it up with some of my fellow crafty gals and put some of these ideas to the test! I will be sure to show you what we come up with…depending on how easy (or difficult) the projects are, we may make a few things!  Here are some of the ideas I am dying to try! DIY Thanksgiving Turkey!  Ruffled Table Runner Of course, a festive wreath A lovely Banner Can’t wait for Christmas! Burlap tree skirt! Fun advent Calendar When it comes to burlap, the sky is the limit!...
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