Hello friends. I hope your week is off to a great start! We had another beautiful sunny day yesterday and though I’m still a little hesitant to claim that Spring is near, it definitely has been feeling like it.
If you’re coming from Rachel’s home, welcome. I have had the pleasure of meeting Rachel and love her amazing talent and of course, her sweet heart.
I’m so excited that you are here today because I have the cutest, funnest and easiest projects to share with you today.
I’m not really sure what to call it but let’s call it 3D canvas art…does that work?
Here is how to make your own:
On a plain canvas, draw a simple vase shape with a pencil.
Using a flat brush, dip it in black (or choose your color) and paint stripes ‘around’ the vase. NOTE: Follow the normal curvature of a vase to make it more realistic.
Mix some black and white to make a very light gray. Shade the edges of the vase. Outline with a thin black line. Allow to dry.
Take a sharp knife and pierce the canvas, making as may slits as needed to fit the desired amount of stems.
Fit your faux plant or florals through the canvas as shown. Hot glue some of the leaves to the canvas.
Flip the canvas over to the otherside and secure with tape. NOTE: I used painters tape because I couldn’t find any duct tape but the tape kept coming off. So you will need duct tape. Do not use hot glue for this step because it will bleed to the other side of the canvas.
I forgot to to say that I also added a few ‘highlights’ to the center of the vase as well as a little shadow underneath. This just add more dimension.
There you go. Something a little fun and whimsical for your walls…:) This photo also reminds me that I should probably finally get some window treatments for our windows. Ugh.
I hope you enjoyed this little project. Please visit my friend Tana, to see her adorable DIY. And when you’re done, also visit the rest of my friends.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you soon…xo
Hello again friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. We had a long weekend which always makes Tuesdays twice as tough to get going. Even though we’re still in the thick of winter, we’re starting to see the
temperatures rise a little bit which always brings great hopes for Spring. Well, today some of my friends and I, are sharing some spring ideas.
I made this craft a few weeks ago and I’m excited to share it with you today.
This adorable little tulips have a little secret inside. I was inspired by THIS post, I did a couple of years ago but I decided to do something a little more Springy….
Here is the surprise….
Pink crepe paper
Green crepe paper
White crepe paper
Watercolor or acrylic brown paint
1. Take some chocolate eggs or any other treat you want and make a little bundle with plastic wrap. Secure with tape.
Insert some wire to the little bundle and secure with tape.
Take some white crepe paper and wrap the little bundle. Secure with hot glue or tape.
Cut a thin strip of green crepe paper or use floral tape and wrap around wire.
Wrap all the way to the top.
Using brown paint, paint bulb of the tulip and allow to dry.
Cut several petal shapes making sure the grain run up and down.
Gently ‘cup’ the petals with your fingers.
Glue petals around wire.
Continue to glue petals all around.
Cut several long leaves…
And attach to the stem and there you go…:)
I even added a few roots to this one just for fun…:)
You can enjoy these as a treat before or after dinner…:)
Today some of my friends are sharing their beautiful and inspiring spring DIY & Craft ideas! Head over to see what they have in store…
Hello friends and happy Friday. I’m looking forward to the weekend and taking advantage of discounted flowers at the grocery store since they’re usually discounted after Valentine’s day. Speaking of Valentine’s day, I hope you had a great one.
Today I wanted to share with you this super fun little clutch that I painted a couple of weeks ago. It’s bright and colorful and I think it’s going to be a conversation starter.
I had so much fun painting it and though I used very happy colours, you can tone it down and maybe just do black and white or more neutral colours etc.
Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. Today felt like Spring and it made me think of Easter. We have an early Easter this year and I thought it would be fun to share with you these adorable mini Easter baskets, which are perfect as table place settings for both young and old.
They’re simple to make but I think they are just so sweet.
I’ve partnered with HERSHEY’S Canada and EGGIES for this project, which of course, are the little eggs in the middle. Your guests can enjoy them after or before dinner.
This is what you will need to make them:
Small artificial flowers
Small paper boxes (either square or round)
Butterfly stickers (optional)
White card stock
HERSHEY’S EGGIES candy
1. Paint the outside of the box and allow to thoroughly dry.
2. Cut faux grass big enough to fit inside box.
3. Cut a long and thin strip of white cardstock to serve as the handle for the basket.
4. Hot glue strip of cardstock at either side of box as shown.
5. Decorate the outside of the box with flowers as you wish.
6. Place grass into the box
7. Attach the butterfly sticker if you wish.
8. Last but most importantly, place some EGGIES inside basket (plus a few in your mouth) and you’re done!
Aren’t they so cute?
I love the soft pastel colours of the EGGIES. They are just so perfect for Easter crafts. I love how tender they look on the table.
Don’t forget to get your kiddies involved in the process and watch how proud they will be to proclaim to your guests that they helped you.
And, if you’re feeling crafty yourself this Easter, post your own #eggiescreations and you might be recognized with an EGGIES Star!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a beautiful day.
Hello friends. I hope you’re having a great week so far. This week is flying by for me. It could be because I’ve been busy behind the scenes. As you might remember, I missed Watercolor Wednesday last week and so today I wanted to make it up to you and share a sweet little Valentine’s day printable. As usual, you can check out the time lapse of this watercolor on my INSTAGRAM account.
Here is a quick run down of the process….
I first drew a very faint heart shape on the paper.
I painted several different flower shapes. Notice how imperfect they are but that’s what makes them special.
Continue filling with flowers and add some branches and leaves.
More leaves and a few little buds.
Erase the pencil lines and you’re done.
The moral of the story is to have fun and don’t worry about making it perfect but try to stay within the shape of the heart
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These printables are for personal use only. Do not alter. Feel free to share by linking to this post, not the printable itself. Thank you so much for your understanding.
They’re so sweet and of course, you can change the colors to suit your decor but Valentine’s only comes once a year, so I say embrace the pink…:)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a beautiful day.
Hello friends. Happy February 1st! Here we are with another amazing Valentine’s day hop with so many beautiful ideas.
I have to admit that my craft is super simple yet I really love the meaning behind it as the little bouquets are wrapped in one of my favourite Songs of Solomon scriptures .
A couple of years ago, I designed these two pillows and one of them has the verse ‘I have found the one whom my soul loves’ which is from Songs of Solomon 3:4
So I decided to print some of the chapter on a piece of paper and use that as a wrap.
I love this simple idea because you can use any poem or verse that has meaning to you. I used a handwritten font from PicMonkey but how sweet would it be if it was your own writing?
It’s usually these thoughtful things that mean so much.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to my friend Jo-Anna for putting this beautiful hop together.
Please make sure to visit my friends below or PIN for later.
Hello friends. I hope you’re having a great week so far. I have to apologize for missing Watercolor Wednesday, but I promise to come back next week and make it up to you.
In the meantime, I’m so happy to be joining my dear friend Jennifer who put together this sweet Valentine’s day blog hop with some of my talented friends.
I love the title Jennifer chose as the name of the hop – Heartfelt and Handmade.
I chose to do a super simple yet in my opinion, adorable straw tote. I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to make more with different colours and sayings.
Happy Tuesday friends. I hope your week is off to a great start!
Last year I had the honour to attend SNAP and help manage the FloraCraft booth. Our booth was reminiscent of a cute little flower shop, where anyone could stop by and make their own little bouquet.
To save on cost, we had ordered carnations and other less expensive flowers, but I vowed that I would make an effort to bring Carnations back. The colors nowaday are so soft and pretty and the best part is that you can
actually make them look like peonies if you bunch them together.
I simply took five separate carnations and secured them with tape like so…
I mean, they don’t technically look exactly like Peonies but they do resemble them, don’t you think?
Specially when you look at them from above.
I love this peachy pink and how sweet this little arrangement looks.
Happy Monday friends. I hope you had a great weekend.
The weather here has been crazy these past couple of days resulting in school being cancelled on Friday and hubby’s flight coming back from a business trip being delayed several times and eventually also cancelled. It’s only mid January so we still have a long way to go before winter is over. How has the weather been where you are?
Last week I had to work on this month’s challenge for DecoArt which involved updating an IKEA Moppe organizer…
I knew we had two of them in the basement that the kids used to hold Legos. I became a little nostalgic as I emptied the little drawers. Each holding different colored Legos and other little trinkets the kiddies had collected and placed in there.
Their random little drawings and other markings on the drawers brought a lot of memories. It’s hard to believe how fast time has gone. I felt a little sad and had to remind myself that the memories are all alive in my heart.
So with a little paint and some catalogue pulls I purchased at Michaels, this old organizer turned into an adorable planter.
My original idea was to place some fresh herb plants and dry herb refill bags in the drawers and place it on the kitchen counter. But when I visited my local nursery, they didn’t have any herb plants in just yet.
So I opted to just place some succulents instead.
I love how whimsical this looks and since the succulents are simply placed in there, I can take them out and water them in the sink.
I decided to place the catalogue on the built in instead and fill the drawers with some of my brushes and other art supplies.
I think it looks so neat and I love the pop of black on the shelf. I still need to add some black to the otherside of the built-in to balance it out. Which reminds me, I’ve been wanting to fill a couple of the shelves with real firewood like this…
Happy Thursday friends. I hope you’ve had a nice week so far. A couple of moths ago I went on a fun weekend getaway with some friends and part of the goodie bag included some amazing body scrub.
I’ve been meaning to buy more and then I had the idea of putting together a little spa Christmas gift idea basket for a friend or for yourself. Because you also deserve a gift!
Even though I called it a ‘Christmas gift idea’ this can really be for any time of year . I started with an old wine box I found at the thrift store but you can use a basket or a regular sturdy box.
I lined it with some tissue paper followed by some shredded paper. This gives it height and keeps the items nice and tucked in.
I then placed a little eucalyptus branch along with some fir, followed with a faux rose. You can replace the rose with some pinecones or omit it altogether.
I arranged various items like a nice flute glass some champagne and for the spa part of the gift, I placed some body scrub, body butter a bath bomb and a scented candle.
I also added a couple of Christmas bulbs and of course some chocolate…:)
You can tie a nice bow around the box if you wish and you’re done!
Isn’t it just so pretty? Who wouldn’t love receiving a little gift like this.
By the way, do you buy yourself a Christmas gift? I usually don’t but I really think that we should.