St. Patrick’s Day Shop Window ~ Rainbow and Pot of Gold

St. Patrick's Day window

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Today, I’m revealing the finished studio window and the second craft element for the display. {Check out the shamrocks I made for the window here.} After some research on Pinterest, I was inspired by a post at Creative Juice to make a rainbow with a pot of gold.

Here’s how I did it.

 

Supplies needed:

streamers {red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple} masking tape several white poster boards black […]

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.

 

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patterned scrapbook paper green […]

Pom Pom Garland

pom pom garland

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We’re adding a garland to this year’s Valentine’s Day mantle! This was a fun project, especially since Clara was excited to help me out.

 

Supplies needed:

yarn pom pom maker hearts cut out of sparkly scrapbook paper scissors tape

 

I hired Clara to make the pom poms for me since she has the fancy pom pom maker. It’s so much easier and quicker to make pom poms this […]

Love Letter Wall Art

love letter art

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We’re continuing the Valentine’s Day 2015 mantle project reveal with this LOVE letter wall art tutorial. It’s such a simple and quick way to add a festive atmosphere to a room. I’m using pastel colors this year, but I think bright reds and pinks would look really nice, too.

 

Supplies needed:

large canvas wood letters paint & foam brush jewels Aleene’s glue {my favorite} hot glue gun

 

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How to Arm Knit an Infinity Scarf

infinity scarf

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Clara has been obsessed with loom knitting. While looking for something new to make, she discovered arm knitting tutorials. So, of course, she had to try it out.

Here she is showing off one of the infinity scarves she made.

 

After seeing how well her scarves turned out I suggested she might want to take orders. She was very excited about the idea! So, if […]

Glitter Necklace Pendant Tutorial

glitter pendants

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I love glitter and I love making necklace pendants. I knew I just had to try making these pendants when I stumbled across them on Pinterest. This project is super easy and the results are stunning. Clara likes the pink one and has already claimed it for herself. These would make lovely birthday or Christmas gifts!

 

Here’s how you can make these pendants, too.

Supplies needed:

Pendant Trays Glass […]

How to make a King Arthur Knight Costume

how to make a king arthur costume

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Happy Halloween!

The kids decided to dress up as King Arthur and Guinevere this year. {Check out this post for some of their past costume choices.} There was no way I was going to try to make a dress. That’s a little beyond my capabilities. But a knight costume, now that’s a different story. So, today, I’ll share how I made Nick’s King Arthur costume.

Knight Armor

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paper […]

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 & […]

Make your own Valentine’s Day Art

Valentine's Day Mantle

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to decorate! This year, I decided to create some art for the mantle. {You can check out last year’s mantle here.}

 

 

Here’s what I did.

1. I painted a large canvas with a heart and stripes. {Tutorial posted below.}

2. To incorporate my built in shelves, I painted another canvas peacock blue with a cursive love.

3. The X and O were […]