2.14.2018

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

Happy Valentine's Day 2018!

Here's a look back on some fun Valentine Day Craft Ideas I've posted on my blog for Valentine's past but now they are all wrapped up neatly in one post for you! Looking back on these makes me feel like a total slacker this year BUT I'm happy to say, I'm using all the decor I've made in the past still today! Hope you enjoy and have a LOVEly day spreading LOVE around!

Valentine Printable Tag - FREE - LeroyLime

Teacher Valentines - Valentine - LeroyLime

8 Valentine Crafts - Valentine - LeroyLime

Love Note Challenge - LeroyLime

Washi Tape LOVE card - Valentine - LeroyLime

2.05.2018

DIY Upcycled Jewelry Holder

Happy Monday!! Can't believe February has already arrived...along with some snow. I took a moment this morning to walk outside our village and soak in the peaceful cool quiet of a new day. The snow so perfectly covered every rooftop and tree in a precise blanket of unblemished white. The perfect start to my day after dropping our youngest off at kinder and before I tackle our mound of ski laundry from the weekend...but not before I've had my coffee!

One of my latest DIY projects was to figure out where to put my jewelry since I sold my jewelry armoire before we moved. If you remember, I made a smaller version of a jewelry holder for a teen that lived next to us in VA, you can see that HERE.


DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime




I guess you can say I've gotten quite a bit of use out of the doors we removed from our laundry room, since that's what I used for this project. I needed something I could set up on my dresser and not hang on the walls since most of them are hard to hang anything on here in Germany. I also wanted a splash of color in our closet, since we are renting and can't paint the walls, so I looked through my chalk paint stash and chose this lovely lavender shade.


DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

No prep work for me, just slapped two coats on and roughed up the edges a bit with a sanding block. I dug through my hubby's tool box and found a few white hooks and cup hooks I had left over from another project and attached them around the edges. 
DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

I'm pretty excited with how it turned out and love that it adds color and charm to our closet room. I destashed a bunch of my unworn jewelry before we moved as well, always feels good to declutter!

DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime

Here's the jewelry holder in all it's glory sitting on top of my dresser. The lighting isn't the greatest but I wanted to share how I display the rest of my jewels. I have a few trinket boxes, the brown cedar one my Dad recently made for me. The two trees I used to have on our mantle won't fit anywhere in this house, so I have them adding a bit of greenery to my jewelry set up and they double as clip holders too! How do you display your jewelry? I'd love to see, share a link in the comments or let me know your favorite part of this DIY project.

DIY Jewelry Holder - Upcycled - LeroyLime



1.21.2018

Valentine's Day Handprint Craft


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get crafty with the little ones. From a little piggie, to an adorable monkey, Personal Creations made it easy to create Valentine’s Day crafts you can hang on the wall or gift to Grandma and Grandpa!



Print a template of your child's favorite animal, and have them stick their hand in washable paint. Then apply their hand on the template to create the outline of an animal. Once dry, help them complete the craft by cutting out and gluing additional pieces to the animal. With just a few basic materials and a tiny handprint, help your little one create a masterpiece this Valentine's Day! Handprints are such a sweet treasure to share, as we all know just how quickly our little ones grow up. Happy crafting!


12.14.2017

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

Working on festive arts and crafts projects with your kids is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit! It’s double the fun when the project can also be used as an adorable Christmas decoration or special holiday gift! 


This mason jar snow globe is so unique and is the perfect holiday craft to squeeze in before Christmas. Shutterfly’s step-by-step guide breaks the project down into 7 easy steps, making it super simple for the kiddos to get involved in the holiday crafting fun. Once finished, the snow globe would be the perfect Christmas present to pair with your holiday card to friends and family. There are so many creative ways to customize these snow globes that I know you will want to make more than one!

 

11.02.2017

100th Day of School Kid Craft



Celebrate the 100th day of school by making a unique work of art using 100 colorful pom poms! For kindergarteners who have just started school the 100th day is a particularly important landmark. As she creates her pom pom art, reflect back on the last half year of school with your child and congratulate her on what she's accomplished.
In addition to helping your child reflect on her past experiences, this activity also offers your child good practice in color recognition and counting to 100.
If you don't happen to have pom poms handy, you can also use any of the following items...cheerios, beans, beads, stickers, punched out paper shapes, buttons, pasta...the list is endless.
For more fun math activities, go to Education.com!

What You Need:

  • Construction paper in any color
  • 100 mini pom poms in assorted colors
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Have your child count out 100 pom poms in various colors.
  2. Ask your child to choose a favorite part of school or a favorite thing about school such as a sport, subject, or activity.
  3. Once your child has selected a favorite thing, ask her to think of a simple image that represents it. For example, if your child chose music as her favorite part of school, she might choose a musical note to represent it.
  4. Have your child arrange the pom poms on the construction paper in the shape of the image she chose.
  5. Help your child carefully glue the pom poms onto the paper to complete her picture.
  6. Set aside the pom pom picture to dry completely.
  7. Once it's dry, have your child recount the pom poms in the picture. Are there 100?
Display your pom pom artwork on the wall or refrigerator to commemorate the 100th day of school!

5.06.2017

Teacher Appreciation Week - 2017

Another fun week of Teacher Appreciation has come and gone. Being in the middle of a move hasn't completely put the stop light on my creativity. This week of gifts wasn't as "put together" as I'd like...but in the end, you have to remember, it's the thought that counts!

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--- DAY ONE ---

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Although the winter is gone, it doesn't mean the germs are, 
a massive bottle of hand sanitizer and a small magnetic chalk 
board went into today's bag

--- DAY TWO ---

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A small wooden sign from Target, reads 
"you make me HAPPY" and a set of blank notecards.

--- DAY THREE ---

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A small post-it note pad, coordinating pen and 
light summer scarf went into today's bag

--- DAY FOUR ---

Teacher Appreciation Week - LeroyLime.com - LeroyLime

I finally tried my hand at chalk painting jars, it was rather
fun and I had the slotted lids set aside just for this kind
of a project, they make arranging flowers a breeze.

--- DAY FIVE ---

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 I stole today's theme from the fun pencils, that read
"I like big books and I cannot lie" and 
"Read, Write, Draw and Repeat". I wanted to include
a Barnes and Noble gift card but settled on a Target gift
card, since we don't have a Barnes and Noble near us. 
I thought it'd be fun to include a book or two,
The Aviator's Wife and Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul, 
were the perfect find for $1 each!

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Looking for more Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas? 
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2.13.2017

Valentine Printable Tag



Always on the search for cool teacher gifts, I came across some monogrammed koozies a few months ago and added them to my teacher gift crate of great! Now what to do for Valentine's Day?...

FREE Valentine Printable - You are honestly sweet - www.leroylime.com

It's always hard to bypass all the sweets during Valentine's Day and every holiday, who am I kidding. As I was thinking of putting together a little something for my kiddos teachers, I remembered said koozies and ran to the store for a few bottles of sweet iced tea. 

A gift wouldn't be complete without a tag, so I've taken the guess work out of it all and added one you can print out and use as well! I'm sure your teachers will enjoy a sweet token of love and it's always nice to have something tasty to drink too! This would be sweet on a bottle of honey too, buzz, buzz!


(Click on picture to pull up printable version)

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2.09.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 359 - Farewell

Happy Friday Friends!! 
This crazy weather has a personality complex. Yesterday I was in a tank top working on cleaning up our outside landscaping and today, a blizzard! Welcome to Virginia...

I've enjoying hosting the Friday Favorites Linky Party each week but am going to have to step down from my spot on the team after this week, we've got some major changes happening for our family this year, exciting and crazy and I'm sure there will be more DIY - stay tuned! If you'd like to stay connected to LeroyLime, join me on Instagram, it's my jam. Well IG and coffee...priorities!

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Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt
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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt from Just Measuring Up

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Candy Jar and Printable Gift Tag from Gluesticks Blog

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
3 Self Care Tips from Quirky Inspired

                   Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs Tips and Ticks | The Hollow Road Blog
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Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs from The Hollow Road

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 Sheree at Stage Presents chose 
DIY Die Cut Watercolor Art from Consumer Crafts

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Pantry Makeover from Just measuring up

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A Baby Is from Paper Seedlings

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Conversation Heart Cake Pops from Sugar, Spice, and Family Life

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DIY Denim Ottoman from Pillar Box Blue

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2.02.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 358

Happy Friday Everyone!! Have you all stuffed your eggs yet?? Kidding...I know, I know, wrong holiday BUT it's never too early to start on the next, right? (Plus, I was seeing if you were paying attention-wink, wink) Happy February, is Spring blooming where you are yet or are you still digging out from loads of pretty white stuff? Either way, I hope you have a wonderful month, filled with smiles, crafts, yummy foods and cups of warm coffee shared with friends. Stay thankful and smile!


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       Pineapple Console Table Upcycle
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Pineapple Console Table Upcycle from Pillar Box Blue

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Paper Wreath from Simple Joys

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
Ways To Remove Mental Clutter from Homegrown And Healthy

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Metal Lateral Filing Cabinet Makeover from The Interior Frugalista

             IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet
IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet from The Interior Frugalista

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Sheree at Stage Presents chose
Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipes from Simply Stacie

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Spinach -Potato Breakfast Pizza from Homegrown and Healthy

 
Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Crochet Flower Bookmark from Annemarie's Haakblog

Easy Crunchy Baked Asparagus recipe
Penny at Penny's Passion chose
Easy Crunchy Baked Asparagus from Keeping It Real

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1.26.2017

Friday Favorites - Week 357

Hello to all you crafty peeps! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we've got a Birthday coming up in our family as well so party planning is in full effect. If you're looking for a few Valentine's Day ideas, check out this Valentine's Pinterest Board, it's filled with all sorts of LOVEly ideas!


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Coffee Tea Lights
Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Coffee with Tealights from The Boondocks Blog

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Bookcase Makeover from Health, Home and Heart

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  Caramel Popcorn with Peanuts by The Monday Box

Lisa at Condo Blues chose

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Red Velvet Fudge from The Country Chic Cottage

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Sheree at Stage Presents chose
Mason Jar Vase for Valentine’s Day from the Country Chic Cottage

            This Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup is fresh, healthy and ultra comforting. Full of delicious flavor, it makes for a fabulous lunch or dinner any time of year.
Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup by To Simply Inspire

Sausage Jambalaya - An easy slow cooker meal with just the right mix of hot and spicy!
Penny at Penny's Passion chose
Sausage Jambalaya from Simply Stacie

Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Space Saving Sliding Spice Rack from Just Measuring Up

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