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Floral Heart Wreath

OK everyone, this is my attempt at making a floral wreath. I’m trying to teach myself different ways to use artificial flowers in my craft projects. This wreath needed way more flowers than I expected. Good thing I live close to a dollar store!

Check out the tutorial below.

 

Supplies:

  • 12″ Heart Wreath Frame
  • 9 bouquets of artificial flowers (45 Peonies and leaves)
  • Wire Cutter Pliers
  • Tape

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Directions:

  • Cut the flowers from the bouquet.

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  • Twist the flower stems around the wreath. I covered the top ring first, then I covered the bottom ring.

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  • Use tape to secure the flowers on the wreath. Floral tape is best, but I did not have any available when I started making the wreath. I had to improvise and ended up using some painter’s tape.

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  • Continue adding flowers until the wreath is completely covered. If you wish, add ribbon and other embellishments to finish the wreath.

 

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This wreath is perfect for Spring. I love the fullness and the colors of the flowers. I’m pretty sure I will make this wreath again for another season, only with different flowers.

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Craft Roundup: DIY Easter Crafts

Welcome to the Easter edition of my weekly craft roundup. I’m so happy for a new season and warmer weather. All of the sunshine and flowers have inspired me to make some beautiful projects.

I hope you enjoy today’s blog post.  It is a little longer than usual and filled with a lots of colorful photos and tips.

 

1. Easter Assemblage Clock

Supplies:

  • Idea-Ology Assemblage Clock
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Glass Gems and Marbles
  • Flower Embellishments
  • Small Chenille Easter Chicks
  • Wood Heart Embellishment
  • Pink Ribbon
  • Key Embellishment
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun

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The amount of ideas for this clock are endless. I saw so many gorgeous and beautifully designed clocks that other people made on Pinterest. You can add as many or as little craft supplies as you wish. I chose to keep my designs to a minimum because I want to reuse the clock for other holidays.

Steps:

  • Remove the back of the clock.
  • Cut the scrapbook paper and adhere it to the clock back with double-sided tape.

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  • Add double-sided tape inside the bottom of the clock, then hot glue the chicks on top of the tape.

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  • Hot glue the heart and key embellishments on the covered clock back, then add the flowers and glass marbles inside the clock.
  • Glue ribbon bows on the clock bells, then close the clock.

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2. Easter Bunny Garland

Supplies:

  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Bunny Rabbit Outline
  • Cotton Balls
  • Hole Punch
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Steps:

  • Draw bunny rabbit outlines on the back of some scrapbook paper, then cut them out with scissors.

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  • Hot glue a cotton ball on the bottom of each paper bunny.

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  • Punch holes in the ears of the paper bunnies, then string yarn through the holes.

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  • Hang the adorable garland on a wall or mantel.

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3. No Sew Bunny Pillows

Supplies:

  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Liquid Stitch
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Bunny Rabbit Outline

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  • Use a bunny rabbit outline for a pattern.

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  • Apply the Liquid Stitch glue to the wrong side of the fabric with your finger, brush, or bottle. Position fabrics. Let them dry for 24 hours.  Apply a thin application of glue to lightweight fabrics. Make sure to leave an opening at the bottom for the fiberfill.

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  • Stuff the pillow with fiberfill, then seal it closed with the Liquid Stitch.

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  • Tie a bow around the neck of the pillow with ribbon.

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How cute are these bunny pillows?!

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4. Tulip Arrangement

Supplies:

  • Artificial Tulips
  • Tin Flower Container
  • Floral Foam

This floral arrangement was quick and easy to complete. All I had to do was place the floral foam inside the tin container, then stick the flowers into the foam.

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5. Easter Bunny Art

This last craft project is a repost from a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to share it again because it fit the Easter theme. (Click here for the tutorial.)

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Have a blessed and happy Easter!

 

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Pom Pom Pencils

Today’s craft tutorial is a fun and easy project you can make with just a few supplies. I am sure many of you have pencils lying around your homes, so gather as many as you can find and start crafting!

 

Supplies I Used:

  • Decorative Pencils
  • Yarn
  • Small Pom Pom Maker
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

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Steps:

1. Make small pom poms for the pencils.

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2. Use the hot glue gun to glue the pom poms on top of the erasers.

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3. Let the glue dry.

 

Here are the finished pencils:

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Pretty simple, right?

These pencils are so cute and kid-friendly. I gave mine away to my son, and he loves playing with them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Chipboard Sign

Check out today’s colorful craft tutorial where I show you how I made a fun sign out of chipboard shapes.

 

Supplies I Used:

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1. Paint the chipboard word, and let it dry. Set it aside until you finish the other steps of the project.

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2. Iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles, then cut the fabric to fit the chipboard plaque.

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3. Decoupage the fabric on the plaque with the Martha Stewart adhesive. Let it dry for about 1-2 hours.

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4. Finally, hot glue the painted chipboard word on the plaque.

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Enjoy!

 

*** Chipboard shapes bought at Michaels.

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Craft Roundup: Wood Crate Projects

Welcome to another Craft Roundup! Today, I am sharing my favorite wood crate projects. I have decorated several wood crates for every room in my home. They are perfect for storing books, keepsakes, files, and other items.

Enjoy the photos and links to the tutorials.

 

1. Wood Crate Bookcase

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2. Chevron Wood Crate

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3. DIY Rolling Storage Crate

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4. Kid’s Room Crate Bookcase

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5. Decoupaged Wood Crate

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I made the following projects for customers (no tutorial links):

6. Three Drawer Crate

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7. Bumble Bee Wood Crates

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Have a great day. Feel free to share this post and add your comments below. Thanks!

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DIY Shamrock Garland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You know I couldn’t let this day pass without doing a craft project. I made a fun and simple shamrock garland out of green scrapbook paper and jute rope. The best part about this project is that I completed it in under 30 minutes. I enjoy making things that are easy and festive!

 

Supplies I Used:

  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Jute Rope
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

 

Steps:

First, draw a picture of a shamrock on the scrapbook paper. Cut out enough shamrocks for the desired length of your garland.

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Next, cut a long piece of the jute rope.

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Then, glue the paper shamrocks on the rope with the hot glue gun.

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The garland is ready to hang once the glue dries.

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Here it is on my mantel.

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Have a great day, and don’t party too hard!

 

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Easter Bunny Art

This beautiful and warm weather is putting me in the mood to make a lot of crafts. I’ve already completed a few colorful projects that I can’t wait to share over the next few weeks. Today, I am sharing some fun and easy bunny art I made for Easter!

Supplies I Used:

 

Steps:

1. Use a foam brush to paint the wood frames pink. Let them dry for about an hour.

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2. Draw two outlines of a bunny rabbit on the scrapbook paper. Cut out the outlines, then glue them on the frames using the glue stick.

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3. Cut strips of pink ribbon to make bows on the frames.

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4. Use more of the ribbon to connect the two frames.

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5. Use a small pom pom maker and white yarn to make the bunny tails.

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6. Glue the tails on the bunny bottoms with a hot glue gun.

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The art is now ready to hang on a wall!

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I hope you all enjoyed my craft project. Are any of you making Spring or Easter crafts this year? Please share your ideas or any comments below.

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Craft Roundup: Map Crafts

Welcome to another Craft Roundup. Today, I am showing pictures and tutorials of some of my favorite map crafts.  Maps make excellent wall art, they look beautiful decoupaged on furniture, and you can also use them to make jewelry. Maps come in many different colors and sizes, so there is no limit to the projects you can create.

 

1. DIY Map Art

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2. Map Lined Envelopes

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3. Vintage Map Crafts

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4. Map Gems

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5. Map TV Tray

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6. Map Shadow Box

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7. Decoupage Map on Organizer

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I hope everyone enjoyed viewing these projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Feel free to like this post, share it, or add your comments below.

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Glitter Gem Rings

Making these sparkly rings took me back to my childhood when I used to shop in the mall at those jewelry stores for preteen girls. Everything was so bright, shiny, and colorful. I wanted my glitter rings to look as fun and pretty as the rings I bought years ago. I think I accomplished my goal!

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Supplies I Used:

  • Adjustable Ring Bases
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Glass Gems
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Ultra Stix All

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Steps:

1. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on the ring top, then sprinkle on the glitter color of your choice. Let the glitter and glue dry for about 30 minutes.

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2. Cover the bottom of the glass gem with the Elmer’s glue or some other bonding adhesive that dries clear.

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3. Press the glass gem on top of the ring. Hold them together for about 10-15 seconds so that the ring and gem can bond together. Set the ring upright until the adhesive completely dries (about 1-2 hours) and the gem is no longer movable.

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You now have a ring that sparkles!

 

 

I made five rings that look awesome when the sunlight hits them. The colors are so beautiful. The rings look like they are glowing!

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Thanks for reading. Please feel free to share your comments below.

 

 

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Turn a Picture Frame Into a Dry Erase Board

Today, I am showing you how to make a crafty dry erase board. This is by far the easiest craft project I’ve ever made. I have notes and note boards placed all over my house. I’m constantly making lists and writing reminders. I knew a pretty DIY erase board would be the perfect addition to my living room, and it will help me keep track of my ideas throughout the week.

Supplies I Used:

  • 11″ x 14″ Picture Frame
  • Fabric
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Stapler

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Steps:

1. Remove the backing and glass from the frame, then paint the frame (optional). Let the frame dry for about 1-2 hours.

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2. Iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles.

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3. Cut the fabric and staple it to the frame. Make sure the staples aren’t noticeable by stapling very close to the edges of the backing that will be hidden by the frame.

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4. For the last step, simply put the frame back together. It’s now ready to use with a dry erase marker.

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I’m not sure if I want to hang my dry erase board vertically or horizontally, but what I do know is that I love the beautiful colors on the fabric. This board is so pretty and girly. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer!

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