Fabulous Floral Ideas

Welcome to the last Must Have Craft Tip Post for April! Allison of A Glimpse Inside here today to share some Fabulous Floral Ideas… perfect for spring!
 
 For a girl that loves ANYTHING with flowers, it kills me to not see gorgeous spring blooms at this point in the year, especially since I grew up in the South, so today I wanted to share with you fabulous floral ideas to bring to spring to your next of the woods even if it doesn’t really want to appear yet by you. 

Get ready for all things floral!
There are so many cool ideas out there and now I want to really bring spring inside!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 For Kids:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aren’t those all just super fun?!
I love it all!Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic!

 

 


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Creative Fairy Garden Ideas and Tips

Hello friends and Happy Friday! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! Kara from Mine for the Making here and this week I’m sharing Creative Fairy Garden Ideas and Tips with you!

My daughter and I have a slight obsession with fairy gardens and have created a couple of our own.  They are so fun and magical and they can be as simple or extravagant as you want! 

Tip 1: Pick a place to create your fairy garden! The options are truly endless. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites…

Fountain Fairy Garden

Barrel Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden Table

Tea Cup Fairy Garden

Fairy Door Planter

Fairy Garden Basket

Beachy Fairy Garden

Flower Pot Fairy Garden

Basin Fairy Garden

Wagon Fairy Garden

Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden

Tip 2: Purchase or make fairy garden accessories. You can find fairy garden accessories at your local craft stores, Easy, and Amazon. There’s also lots you can create and make on your own. 

DIY Salt Dough Fairy Garden Accessories

DIY Polymer Clay Fairy Garden

DIY Fairy Garden Accessories from Nature

Tip 3: Choose, purchase, and plant the plants for your fairy garden. I love using small flowers, succulents, and mosses for my gardens, but really there’s a plethora of options. I’ve seen adorable fairy gardens in veggie gardens and right up against a giant, shady tree. 

Best Plants for Miniature Gardens

That’s it! You’re ready to create your very own magical fairy garden. And I hope you do! It’s such a fun spring activity. 

Join us again next Friday for another Must Have Craft Tips and More!

 

 


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Colorful Spring Crochet Projects

Hello all – it’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you for today’s Must Have Craft Tips post! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Spring Crochet Projects for you today. There are so many cute projects here and a lot of them are perfect for beginners. Spring is a great time to start a new hobby!

Let’s dive right in shall we?

Spring Blossom Coasters

Rainbow Ruffle Blanket

Dainty Daisy Bookmarks

Colorful Nesting Baskets

Happy Flower Coasters

Crochet Lovebirds

Pretty Pastel Cushions

Little Crochet Roses

Ruffle Bag (wouldn’t this be great in a mint color for Spring?)

Crochet Heart with Daisy Center

Colorful Dishcloth

Crochet Jellyfish

Clamshell Throw

Sweet Crochet Daisies

Aren’t they all so sweet?!

Come back next week for more fun projects for Spring!

Your hostesses,

 

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Delicious and Creative Easter Foods

Welcome to the final Must Have Craft Tip and More post for March. Easter is only a few weeks away and it is never too early to start planning your menu. Today, I am sharing some delicious recipes you can include in your Easter dinner as well as some fun creative foods that are perfectly festive for other times of the day.
 
 
 We’ve got everything you need for breakfast, brunch, treats, and hearty eats! Click the links to for the how-tos and recipes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are your favorite recipes to include in your Easter meal?
 
 
Be sure to join us again next month when we begin a whole new topic of Must Have Tips. 
 


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Three Baby Accessories for Spring

Hi Everyone! It’s Siri from Of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings! Just stopping by to share three baby accessories for spring that are my favorites!
 
 
There are lots of fun fashion and baby accessories that become more popular in the spring and summer months, but these might not be your typical “spring accessories.” They’re ones that I’ve found to be just wonderful for my little lady though!
 
1. Glitter Hair Clips by Little Blooms Handmade
Now that my little miss is running, dancing, and tripping all over the place, her bangs that are trying to grow are constantly in her face. These adorable little clips are perfect for keeping her hair out of her face
and staying in place!
 
 
We live in Arizona too, so in the spring when it starts getting pretty hot outside, you don’t want hair on your sweaty forehead. Again, these clips are lifesavers!
 
2. Bright Patterned Onesies
 
Spring is the perfect time to break out the stripes, polka dots, and chevron patterns! Be bold with adorable spring colors and patterns!  Svea’s onesie here is from Carter’s and they have all sorts of adorable spring patterns!
 
 
3. Play Blankets by A Pretty Life Shop 
 
A lot of people have asked if that blankets in my shop are swaddle blankets or toddler blankets. 
The answer is both! I call them play blankets because they are roomy, soft, and compact, able to be used for swaddling, nap time, or playtime. I’ve found them to be perfect for my little lady to play outside on! Right now while the weather is so lovely, our play blankets are perfect to bring a snack outside and picnic on or play with some toys on. 
 
 
Every blanket is sewn and hand-stitched with love.  There are several patterns to choose from with lovely spring colors and more coming soon!
 
 
Go on! 
Get yourself and your little ones dressed up in those cute spring patterns with glitter clips in hair and armed with blankets for playing.  Enjoy the fresh air, the flowers blooming, and fun that childhood brings to it all. 
 
Thanks for reading!

Cinderella Spring Prints

Hello friends!!
It’s Kelsey from Tattered and Inked again!! I have such a fun printable for you guys today and it was inspired by my most recent girl’s night out date with my little girl. We had a rare night out and were able to see the new Cinderella movie & LOVED it. It was exactly how the classic fairy tale should be and there were so many beautiful dresses, and shoes and music!! Of course, the fact that Frozen Fever was on before Cinderella was a huge hit too. 
 
When sitting down to create a spring print, I couldn’t get Cinderella out of my head…and here we are. Two spring-filled, gorgeous prints with the sentiment that Cinderella’s mother left with her daughter. To have courage and be kind. Such a great message! So I created these Cinderella Spring Prints!
 
 
Don’t they just burst with all things spring?? With a touch of Cinderella blue of course!!
 
There are two different designs to choose from below so to get your free print, find the link below & click to download. 
 
  Cinderella prints
 
Quick tips for printing in case you’re a newbie…
 
1. Click the download link below for the print you’d like to get. Then follow the prompts to download and save to your computer. 
2. Print your printable as you would any regular picture. I like to print them on white cardstock or picture paper- they tend to print better and with more vibrant colors this way. 
3. These prints are sized to be printed as large as 8×10 and will look best printed as a 5×7 or 8×10 size. 
 
That’s pretty much all there is to it. So get at it…just click. print. frame!!
 
 
 
{Quick Disclaimer}
Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked/Mine for the Making readers only.
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use ONLY. Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
 
Hope you enjoy bringing a little bit of Spring into your home!!
Have a great week! 
 
 
If you loved this Cinderella inspired post, check out these Cinderella & Prince Charming Peg Dolls and this adorable DIY Cinderella Tee!
 
 
 
 

Spring Wreath

Oh boy. I can’t believe spring has finally sprung. Even though it was a very short winter here in Utah, I am still stoked to have some nice weather. Living in our new home makes it even more fun to decorate when new seasons come along, and one of my favorite ways to dress up the house is with a new wreath! I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and today I am going to show you how I made this Spring Wreath for my front door. 

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I started out with a foam wreath form that I got at Walmart for just a few dollars. I happened to already have the eggs (I got them off an old wreath my mom was going to throw in the garbage because it was broken) which was nice because the eggs already had a spike on the bottom. Easy crafting! You will also need some layering moss and glue. (I used wood glue but I’m sure just about anything would work fine…just DO NOT use hot glue on a foam wreath. Been there done that and it’s not pretty). 

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As you can see I just started by sort of patching on the moss at random. I decided to wrap it around the back and used the whole package of moss to cover as much of the wreath form as I could. I got this moss at Walmart (since I don’t have a real craft store nearby in the hick-town I live in), but I’m sure you could find higher quality moss at Michaels or JoAnn. Once the moss is dry (I let it dry overnight), start adding your eggs. Though I repurposed my eggs, you can find them at your local craft store as well. 
 
 
I just used as many eggs as I thought I needed to cover the holes in the moss. I’m thinking about adding a ribbon or something…what do you think? I like to keep this wreath on the INSIDE of the door because of the crazy winds here. I don’t want my precious moss flying all over my front steps! You can hang yours on the outside of your door, above a mantel, on a window, inside a frame… the options are endless with wreaths!
 
 
This wreath was so simple to make it took me less than an hour (not counting the over night dry time) and I love how it turned out! I’m going to keep this up way past Easter since it’s so cute and just right for spring! Stop by Dream Crafter to see what other crafts I am dreaming up over there! 
 
Happy Easter!
 

Carrot Cake Chocolate Cookies

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It feels like springtime here in sunny Arizona! I’m decorating for spring and getting my spring baking on too. I’m excited to share this yummy, but super simple recipe with y’all today. And only 4 ingredients are needed to make these soft baked Carrot Cake Chocolate Cookies!

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Carrot cake just screams ‘spring is here!’, don’t you think? Instead of baking up a cake, my daughter and I whipped up these easy cookies in no time at all. And since M&M’s® are one of our favorite baking add-ins, we had to pick up a bag of M&M’s® Carrot Cake. Here’s what you will need to make a batch of your own:

  • one box of carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup of M&M’s® Carrot Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of oil

Yep. That’s all you need. This is a super kid-friendly recipe, so don’t be afraid to invite the kids into the kitchen with you. 

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To make these cookies:

1: Preheat the oven to 350*

2. Whisk together carrot cake mix, eggs, and oil

3. Scoop cookie dough in 1 inch balls onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet

4. Press M&M’s® Carrot Cake into the tops of the dough balls

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes

6. Remove from oven.

7. Let cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a cooling rack.

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Not only are these cookies easy to bake up, but they will be eaten up quickly because they are SO good. Perfect for spring and Easter. You can find all of the ingredients, including the M&M’s® Carrot Cake, at your local Walmart. 

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So tell me… what’s your favorite recipe to make to welcome spring?

Easter Bunny Burlap Canvas

Hello there friends!

I am sharing the last of my Easter projects with you today. I actually made it over a month ago, but it’s been so busy around these parts I haven’t had the time to photograph it and type up the post. But alas, here we are, finally! Say hello to my sweet little Easter Bunny Burlap Canvas!

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It’s the perfect addition to my springy Easter entry table. I purchased the 10×10 burlap canvas from Hobby Lobby and everything else I had on hand in my craft stash.

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Here’s the easy HOW-TO so that you can make your own.

Place a bunny stencil on the canvas and paint with a sponge brush. I created my bunny stencil on my Silhouette, but you could trace an image or draw one yourself too.

Cut out an egg shape from a scrap piece of fabric and glue onto the bunny’s hands. Add ric-rack or other embellishments if you choose. 

Make a yarn pom pom and glue it to the bunny’s bum.

Add ribbon to the sides of the canvas with fabric glue. 

DONE! 

Cute little Easter Bunny…I do love him!

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See how cute it is on my entry table? It goes perfectly! Here’s the break down for the table starting from left to right…

Scrappy Spring Wreath

Bunny Blocks

Spring Monogram Door Decor

Yarn bird from Target

Easter egg tree from Target

Bird cage from Michael’s

Faux Easter eggs from JoAnn

Mini Easter Bunny figurine from Kmart

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Thanks for stopping by today friends!! I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend with your family and friends. I am so grateful for this holiday and the reminder it brings to the world of our Savior, who died so that we can live again.

Happy Easter!

 

Teach Me Tuesday: 25 Ways to Do Easter Eggs with Kids

 Hello there and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday… a weekly series where I share all things that are kid-friendly and that you can teach your children to do! 

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We absolutely LOVE spring and all it has to offer. From the weather to the holidays, we love it all! I want to do an entire Easter Egg unit (week) with my daughter for homeschool so I thought I would round up 25 Ways to Do Easter Eggs with Kids! They all look so fun and there is something for all ages. Science is even incorporated in a lot of them! Check out the full tutorials by clicking the links below. 

  25 ways to do Easter Eggs

I think we are going to do the Natural Dyed Eggs and the Nail Polish Easter Eggs first. What about you?