I’ve been on a kick lately in creating birthday banners using the simplest materials. All you will need are the following supplies: burlap, twine ( or ribbon), stencils, black acrylic paint, pom poms ( if you wish) and glue ( I used a hot glue gun). Cutting out the stencils was the most time consuming part but when you do it, you have them forever. Here are some pics to show you the out come. So simple yest so festive!
Hello everyone and happy spring! It’ still a bit chilly out there but that doesn’t stop us from hoping that the warm weather is around the corner. I have been putting together some stuff that reminds me of this season and a lot of the products are scented. It is very clear that certain scents alter your mood and it’s very true for me. I especially love the scent of fresh cut grass, cucumber, gardenia and many more. There is so much to celebrate around this time of year and so here are my gifts to give for any occasion.
Trust me- it’s simple, affordable and adorable. I am currently packaging these mason jars that are filled with chocolate limes ( imported from England) for multiple valentine’s day gifts. I thought about how I should make the jars stand out a bit and it came to me, all I needed to do was to go straight to a few of my favorite things ( kraft paper, stamps, ink and twine). I then stamped the paper using brown ink, punched out a red paper circle for the top of the jar and stamped that using a “love” stamp and tied it with bakers twine. It was so easy and it is amazingly presentable. Happy Valentine’s Day!
I was recently asked by a friend of mine to put together a gift for a baby girl. I thought about the things I loved when my kids were born. Coming from an educational background, I could NEVER have enough books especially hard covered copies. They last longer and look better on shelves. I loved have bibs and burp cloths on hand. With that said, I put together a small package of a book with a bib positioned in the insert. I then wrapped it using the colors of the bib and book- LOTS of craft punching, ribbon tying and hot gluing. This is what I came up with.
Here is another gift but this time for a baby boy! I just packaged a bib by Crocodile Creek, a plush “where the wild things are” and a small book. I then cut out leaves to hot glue to the twine and there we have it- a cute and simple baby boy gift!