Friday, March 30, 2012

Cupcake Toppers

I don't know what it is about the springtime but it seems that all of my friends and family members celebrate their birthdays during the months of March, April and May. (This includes my own birthday in May!) My brother has asked me to make a slew of cupcakes for a party he's planning for his girlfriend next week. I thought it would be cute to make some toppers to jazz them up a little bit!

Take a look at these adorable cupcake toppers! They were so simple to make. I just printed out the "Happy Birthday" sentiment and attached it to a trimmed flag cut from card stock!

I also tried my hand at the pinwheels. These are super simple and so cute!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Burlap Love

I'm so excited that I finally have some time to myself! After a long week I can sit down with a glass of wine and get crafty. I'm so looking forward to completing some projects tonight. But before I started crafting I wanted to share a pic of a wreath I made.

As you may know Pinterest is my newest obsession. I've seen a bunch of different wreath tutorials so I decided to try one. With Spring around the corner I thought I'd make a cute little wreath to spruce up the entry.

I used a 12" straw wreath as the base. I bought this type instead of the styrofoam because it was $2 less but after working with all that straw I will definitely be splurging the extra 2 bucks next time! :P I hot glued one end of a burlap ribbon to the wreath and just wrapped it around. I hot glued the other end of the burlap to the backside of the wreath. Then I just cut and glued these cute flowers and added the leaves........and voila!

I love how it turned out. It's so springy and simple. I may add a tag or some ribbon just to embellish it slightly. I can't wait to make another one!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lucky in Love Banner

What a beautiful Sunday! Today my husband and I spent the day with his family celebrating his Grandfather's 92nd birthday! It was a gorgeous day spent with family who we don't get to see very often. The weather is amazing and thanks to daylight savings we score an extra hour of sunlight! I don't know what it is but the extra light gives me just that bit of energy I need to close out my day.

Thought I'd take advantage of this energy and post a pic of a banner I made for a friend who is getting married on St. Patrick's Day. They're going with the whole green theme so I thought this was a cute little decoration to add to her day.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mini Chalk boards

If you follow my posts you know by now that I have an addiction to Pinterest! I can spend hours browsing through the yummy pics for inspiration and ideas. In my pinning I have seen different craft ideas for using chalk-board paint. About a month ago I picked up a pint of the chalkboard paint while stopping my a local hardware store. It's been sitting on the floor of my craft room in the plastic bag I carried it out of the store in! I wasn't quite sure what I was going to use it for but I knew I had to try it!

On a recent trip to Michael's Craft store I spotted these 8x10 tin-like plaques with graffiti type printing on them for $2. I picked up a couple and brought them home- wheels spinning!

I went ahead and painted them using the chalk-board paint. The paint was easy to apply and covered extremely well. I then used some patterned papers, ribbon, and other embellishments to make a little pocket to hold memos and papers. I attached a ribbon on top to act as a hanger. These are two I have already made. A couple more are in the works for Mother's Day gifts!