Does anyone else really like to color when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I don’t often find myself with time to color or draw, but when I have extra time, I find it peaceful and relaxing.
Instead of my usual once a month printable, I decided to do something different this time: offer three botanical prints that you can color, paint, or simply print, frame and hang up. They’re simply designed and I think they’re adorable. Remember, for best results, do not print larger than 8.5X11. To download, simply right-click and save them to your machine. Please do not use these for commercial use; they are to be used for free and personal use only. And, as always, if you should use these in a blog post, please tag me and give me credit. Thanks!
Quarantine isn’t as strict these days as it has been, but most of us are still spending more time at home where we are safest. Staying at home can mean it’s a lot harder to entertain the littles, so throughout March and April, I’ll be sharing a few spring kids’ crafts with you.
I know you must be wondering: what is a foot bird anyway? It’s exactly what it sounds like.
Paint the bottom of your child’s foot with your choice of washable paint. Then, simply freehand a roundish belly at the arch of the foot. Add little feet, an eye and a beak. You can add a little crest to the top of the bird’s head if you want.
These feet birds make a cute keepsake so you can remember when your littles were small, or you can give them to the grandparents.
…or frame them and decorate with them every spring.
Have a wonderful week! We will show you a great reuse and repurpose idea on Wednesday.
I love anything burlap. I love burlap almost as much as I love farmhouse signs and quotes. As I was thinking of January post ideas, I thought I’d share some easy, cheap and adorable burlap crafts with you.
1. Framed burlap initial print
All you need are some old picture frames, some 8×10 burlap sheets, a printer and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy or WeddingChics.com (this is where I got mine).
2. Clip photo displays
For this one, you just need 8×10 picture frames with no glass, 8×10 burlap sheets, hot glue gun and a small binder clip or clothes pin.
3. Burlap candle wraps
All you need for this one is burlap ribbon or 8×10 burlap sheets cut into strips, pillar candles, lace and hot glue.
4. Fake grain sack
All you need is a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, some 8×10 burlap sheets, a printer, and a picture frame. You can read more about this one here.
5. Burlap covered books
I hope you enjoyed this project idea gallery! Happy crafting!
After the splendor of fall and the grandeur that is our home at Christmas, winter is a time for me to simplify and just let my house breathe. We do so much decorating for Christmas that my home sometimes seems bare after we take it all down. I do like to keep some of our wintergreens and red berries out for winter, and fill in the gaps with other things (and by other things I mean snowmen). We do very simple decorating for winter and I’m very happy with the results this year.
I may just have a snowman problem. Who wouldn’t? They’re cute, they’re wintery, and we live in NC, so we rarely get to build one. And there are worse things to love than snowmen 🙂
Christmas 2020 is only two days from now, and you probably haven’t even begun to think about next Christmas. Did you know there are a few things you can do right now to plan for next Christmas?
1. Take stock of what you used…and what you didn’t
I have a few tried and true things that I love and use year after year for Christmas decorating. I also have a box of things each year that I don’t use. This year, I’m letting go of those items so they can bless someone else. I’m also repurposing anything I can use in a different way.
2. Make a note of what youneed for next year
Something will always break and a strand of lights will always go out. You also may come up with new decorating ideas for next year that you want to try. Make a list of what you need for next year right now.
3. Hit up After Christmas sales
Get decor at a discounted rate, buy gifts to hold onto for next year, or whatever you want to do. We bought a whole new Christmas tree last year for 50% off. We would have never bought it at the retail price. Go check out the after Christmas sales. You may find nothing but you may also find a great deal on something you love.
4. Plan new Christmas traditions
Is there something you have always wanted to do but you never have? Maybe you want to host a cookie decorating party with family, or go skiing for New Years Day. It’s never too early to start thinking about how you can make it happen.
5. Plan a loose Christmaslist
Maybe there is something your child or spouse really loves- start planning a loose Christmas shopping list for next year, and you can help plan what you want to buy, which will also help you budget for it as well.