Spring Shop Window Display with Tutorial

spring shop window

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It was time to update the window of our piano teacher’s studio. {Check out our first window display here.} Since Easter is already almost here, I decided to go with a more general spring theme so we could leave it hanging for a while. What could be more spring than flowers, birds and butterflies.

These spring garlands would look great in your home, too. Just follow the simple tutorial […]

Quilled Spring Candle Holder Tutorial

quilled spring candle holder

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One of my most popular blog posts has been the Quilled Tealight Candle Holder Tutorial. What better way to thank you for your support than to create a new tutorial for you.

We’ve had a lot of snow here lately and I’m definitely ready for spring. So, it wasn’t hard to come up with a theme. Immediately, I had this picture in my mind of a fun and colorful candle […]

How to Make Paper Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

paper shamrock

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I was given the privilege of decorating Clara’s piano teacher’s studio window. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to do some craft experimenting and spread the word about my blog. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I figured it would be the perfect theme for the window display.

Today, I’ll share the shamrocks I made for the display along with a tutorial.

 

Supplies needed:

patterned scrapbook paper green […]

Dimensional Flower Paper Lanterns

paper flower lantern

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Today, I am excited to share with you the results of our first monthly craft evening. There are three of us ladies {plus several tween/teen daughters} that have decided to meet once a month to try out a new craft and to work ahead on making Christmas gifts.

We take turns hosting and this week it was my neighbor’s turn. She chose this fabulous paper lantern craft she came across […]

Quilled Tealight Candle Holder Tutorial

quilled tealight holder tutorial

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It’s time for another tutorial and I think you are going to love this one. It always amazes me what you can create with a little paper and glue! These candle holders make great table decorations. Your color choices are limitless – think fall colors for your Thanksgiving table or red and green for Christmas.

Here we go!

 

Supplies needed

2 sheets of card stock glue – I prefer […]

Paper Batik Tutorial

Paper Batik

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Here’s a unique paper craft for you to try out. I think you will love it!

We used to make these paper batik cards as kids and had so much fun creating all the different patterns.

 

Supplies needed:

white tissue paper {Cut to size. Mine is slightly smaller than the card stock I’ll be gluing it to.} tie dye kit plastic bowls paper towels set of plain cards & […]

Newspaper Origami Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Newspaper Ornaments Tutorial

Here’s the tutorial for the newspaper ornaments I entered in the Totally Green Contest. Voting is open until Nov. 30th at 8pm. I’d really appreciate your vote.

Please VOTE HERE. Thank you!!!

Supplies needed:

newspaper glue silver string beads 2″ circle hole punch glue stick (UHU is my favorite brand) wire hanger

1. Punch out 20 circles of newspaper. {Note- double-check the words on your circles for appropriateness :)}

2. Fold the circles in […]

Hanging Origami Paper Flowers

Flower Origami Tutorial

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Today, I’m going to show you how to make these beautiful hanging Origami Flowers using origami circle paper.

 

Supplies

8 pieces of 10 cm. round paper glue stick 36″ piece of crochet yarn beads – 3 small colored beads, 1 large clear bead and 1 teardrop bead

 

1. Fold 10 round papers the following way.

Fold in half.

Fold again.

Open up again.

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How to Make Origami Boxes

Origami Box

Here are step by step directions for making origami boxes. These are fun to make and fill with jewelry, candies, chocolates, etc.

You will need two perfectly square pieces of paper. The size of the paper will depend on the content you intend to put inside.

Step 1 – Fold paper in half.

Step 2 – Turn around and fold in half again.

Step 3 – Fold all four corners toward the center.

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