Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Easter... {Frame it! Friday}

Happy Easter printable with rabbit

Happy Easter! 
This week's {Frame it! Friday} features a sweet Easter bunny surrounded in fresh Spring blossoms. I hope you enjoy it. As always, simply print (it's free!), frame and enjoy! 

Happy Easter free printable with bunny and flowers

To print, click HERE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pretty in Pink Pinwheel Wreath

Pinwheel Wreath

Spring has finally arrived and I am seeing pink

This sweet Pretty in Pink Pinwheel Wreath is the perfect way to welcome in the season, especially at our house. I have five sons and only one daughter, so we take advantage of any excuse to bring a little bit more pink into our lives. The pinwheels remind me of our lazy days in the backyard. We love watching them spin in the gentle Spring breeze. We also love seeing everything in bloom!

pink pinwheel wreath

pinwheel wreath

This wreath is actually surprisingly easy to make. 
To make your own, you will need the following:

foam wreath form
assorted doublesided card stock 
(cut in various size squares)
ribbons
pink and white silk flowers 
(these are hyacinth and carnation)
buttons
sewing pins

pinwheel wreath supplies

1ST: Wrap your wreath form in ribbon. 

I simply attached the ribbon using a few sewing pins. (no glue needed!)
(if you look closely on the bottom of this photo you can see the white pin heads)

ribbon wrapped wreath

2ND: Assemble your pinwheels.

I am fortunate enough to have a pinwheel punch board, which is kind of like a fancy cutting board that only cuts pinwheel shapes. Using different sized, double-sided square card stock, I cut out my pinwheel shapes. 

pinwheels

If you don't have a pinwheel punch board, do not despair! Pinwheels are actually surprisingly easy to make. Just take your square and cut diagonally from each corner from the center, careful to not cut into the center. Don't worry about the hole-punched ends like the one in my photos, the pin will go right through it without it.

pink polka-dot pinwheel

Fold the corners in like the picture shows.

pinwheel assembly

Stick a pin into the hole of a button. The pin head should prevent it from pulling through. Then stick the pin (button attached) through the center of the pinwheel, going through each folded-in corner as you go. Now stick the pin with the pinwheel attached directly onto your wreath. 
Tip: For now just use one of the holes on your button. You may want to rearrange/rotate/spin the pinwheels once they are pinned onto the wreath to get them positioned the way you want them. Once you have it just the way you like it stick another pin through the second hole on your button to set it in place.

3RD: Arrange your flowers on the wreath.

I find that it is easiest to pull the bloom right off the wire, stick a pin into the center of the flower and attach it directly to the wreath. You can also glue the flowers on, but I like the flexibility of being able  to move and rearrange them until I get a configuration I like. Sometime I go back and glue them, too.

4TH: Tie a ribbon on it!

I used a coordinating ribbon to tie a bow at the top of my wreath. After I tied the bow around the wreath form, I used a couple of pins stuck into the underside of the bow loops to make sure the bow stays full and doesn't go limp. I also used a small lighter on the end of the ribbons to prevent them from fraying.

Pretty in Pink Pinwheel Wreath

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bee Party #5

Easter decor, pink pies, peanut butter cookies and wall signs

Happy 1 Month to my Bee Party! A great big thank you to everyone who is supporting this link up and returns every week to share their creative projects. I appreciate your help in making this party a success, so please keep coming back and invite your friends; share via social media.

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On to this week's features!

Penny's Vintage Treaures shared these beautiful Cottage Style Easter Eggs from Fabric Scraps. I love the soft pink and blue floral fabrics!

fabric Easter eggs

Of Faeries and Fauna is ushering in Spring with this 3 Tier Galvanized Tray. The sweet little bunnies and pale pastel colors are perfect for Spring! (and do I spy a jelly bean? yum.)

Spring galvanized tray decor

Pink pie? Yes, please! This easy Strawberry Lemonade Pie from Across The Boulevard would be welcome at my table anytime, especially Spring or Summer! 

Strawberry Lemonade Pie

Abbotts at Home showed us how to use a paint pen to make these gorgeous Farmhouse Signs
(What a great quote!)



Courtney's Cookbook gives us the recipe for these amazing Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.
(You will never believe what the super secret ingredient is!) Yum.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Irish Blessing...{Frame it!Friday}

Today's {Frame it!Friday} is an Irish blessing: May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. As always, just print, frame and enjoy! Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

St. Patrick's Day printable... an Irish Blessing.

St. Patrick's Day printable.

To print, click HERE

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rainbows and Shamrocks at Bee Party #4

Last week's Bee Party was full of St. Patrick's Day goodies; rainbows and shamrock's all around! A great big thank you to everyone who shared their creativity last week. You all inspire me to do more and try new projects, thank you! Please link up again and invite your friends!
Now onto the features:



Hoopla Palooza shared these adorable Rainbow Palmiers. I'm certain they'd brighten the day of anyone lucky enough to receive one!

rainbow treats

Our Unschooling Journey Through Life brought these fantastic Shamrock Zentangles to the party.  My kids would love creating the patterns and watching the colors peek through!

shamrock crafts

 I fell in love with the Kindness Rocks Project shared by Just Simple Somethings. Painted rocks with inspirational sayings are left along trails or parks around the world, brightening the day of whoever is lucky enough to find one! I love it!

kindness rocks

  This DIY St. Patrick's Day Word Art by MyPinterventures brings a little luck to your day and helps you clean out your craft stash!

St. Patrick's Day LUCK art

Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud, a free printable by My Busy Beehives reminds us to brighten the day of those around us... be a rainbow!

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