4.27.2014

Easy DIY Kids Art Display


Looking for a way to hang all of the beautiful art work your kids bring home from 
Church, School or home projects? If you have an empty door, you have 
the perfect spot without clogging up your kitchen refrigerator with magnets. 

This closet, I actually converted into our art cupboard by hanging a shoe
organizer on the inside of the door and having my hubby build a few shelves in 
place of where coats would hang. 

I took a spool of hemp twine and just tied sections around the door, knotting
on the inside of the door. The word ART was cut out of stiff felt, so no rolling 
of the corners as it hangs in place. My kids clipped mini clothes pins on the
twine and then we hung a few pieces of their artwork. 

An easy project and now their art won't fall off the refrigerator
 door everytime it opens!

How do you display your kids masterpieces at home?

4.20.2014

Washi Tape Eggs


I picked up these papered eggs from Hobby Lobby last
year after Easter, so they were on sale, woohoo!

This year I had my daughter help me wrap them in Washi
Tape and we displayed them in this little Easter Basket.

Next year I might wrap them in twine, who knows. The
sky's the limit when it comes to crafting and repurposing!


Happy Easter Y'all!!


4.18.2014

Easter Egg Wreath with Washi Tape


My kids have been chomping at the bit with our recent
snow fall and lack of outdoor play, so I asked them to help
me with this project. They sorted out fun colored plastic eggs
and wrapped Washi Tape around the openings, while I
wrapped and hot glued everything onto the wreath. 


I didn't have enough of the blue organza to wrap the 
entire wreath, so I pulled out some green paper grass to
fill in the gap. A chevron ribbon left over from a diaper
cake was added before I finished up with the grass. 

I had to put my OCD aside with the washi tape on the 
eggs but the kids did a fantastic job and kept their
creative hands busy for a few minutes, hooray!

A bit of hot glue strategically placed on the eggs and 
taadaa...a finished wreath. I love the fun pops of color
throughout and that we had everything on hand, 
so no trips to the craft store were needed.

4.17.2014

Hoppy Easter Footprint Card



If you're looking for a quick and cute way to impress
the Grand or Great GrandParents this Easter
and you happen to have a little one to use as a human stamp,
then try your hand at this cute Hoppy Easter handmade card!


I used my 9-1/2 month old's wee little bunny foot and inked
it up with a bit of craft ink (it washed right off with soap and
water, as soon as we were finished stamping) and then sprinkled
white embossing powder on the image. After heat embossing her
sweet little foot, I used a brayer to roll the blue background onto 
my white cardstock. I guess I could've just used a blue cardstock
instead but I was trying to go for a different look...

I then took a piece of dry swiffer, to buff the blue ink off of her
footprint and then started on the rest of my card. I wanted the card
to say Hoppy Easter, so I just combined two stamps and voila, 
a new saying! The 'from your little bunny' I printed off of my
computer and stuck everything down with doubled sided sticky
tape & snail adhesive.

I hope our Greats and Grands love it as much as I do!