Crepe paper flowers

I am so happy to be part of the Fourteen Days of Crafting!

I made these cute and easy flowers using crepe paper from the dollar store and hot glue, super easy!

 Take your crepe paper and start to wrap it around to form your flower. Add a dab of hot glue at the bottom every couple of inches to hold the flower in place.

Begin pulling the top back a little to open the flower up.  Keep going until you are happy with the size of the flower. Now you can fluff the flower out completely.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the great ideas being shared throughout this week by these amazing and fabulous ladies.

Mom4Real,   Yesterday on Tuesday,  Craftberry Bush,  The Polka Dot Closet,  Rook No.17,   504 Main,  JoJo and Eloise,  A Spoonful of Sugar,  and  Live Laugh Rowe.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Paper Napkin Flowers~Tutorial~

~Hi Friends~

I am so happy it is Friday!  Time to relax and hang out with family and friends, YAY!  I made some paper flowers during the week using some napkins, so simple, perfect for adding a splash of color for Valentines Day.

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Buy some colorful napkins in different sizes, I found mine at the dollar store.

Scallop the edges with some scissors. Unfold and stack the napkins on top of each other, the smallest napkins goes last.  (I used 4 napkins but you could use more or less depending upon how big or small you want your flowers to be)

How to make a paper flower

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Begin flipping and folding, like an accordion.

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Pinch the center and Tie a ribbon in the middle to keep it together. IMG_6187

Begin “fluffing” the flower by peeling each layer up, careful you don’t rip the paper.

 

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Voila, beautiful paper flower!

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I placed one on each end of my Valentine Banner.

~Have a wonderful weekend~

Valentine crafts with tutorials

Angelina from JoJo and Eloise has put together 14 Days of Crafting to celebrate Valentine’s Day and I would say the first day was a huge success!

Craftberry Bush made these lovely flowers using crepe paper and water colors, simply gorgeous.

504 Main shares her tutorial on how to make this banner using fabric, buttons and ribbon.

I’m loving these mason jars filled with lots of love and candy from Mom 4 Real.

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A Spoonful of Sugar shows us how to make these beautiful heart houses.

Rook #17 is giving out her fabulous recipe for these yummy chocolate dipped marshmallow arrows.

JoJo and Eloise shows us how to make this adorable applique heart skirt.

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Live Laugh Rowe shares her Washi covered matchboxes…pssst….she is giving some of the tape away!

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The Polka Dot Closet made some shabby fabric hearts.

Don’t forget to stop in here for a chance to win this adorable apron!

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I will be sharing my Valentines project on February 6th.

~Have a wonderful day~

Valentine Pennant Banner Tutorial

I love Valentines Day. Nothing crazy, just some flowers and chocolates and a yummy home cooked meal that we eat as a family.  I love the fact that it gives me an excuse to add little splashes of pink around the house too!

This little pennant banner was a lot of fun to make and it’s so cute!

~Valentine Pennant Banner Tutorial~

Head on over to Gaddie and Tood for the printable pink or blue alphabet letters.  She has a ton of other adorable and fun printable’s for personal use as well!

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Print them out, I used photo paper.

Grab ribbon, buttons, scrap paper whatever your heart desires.  The only thing I purchased was the Doilies for a dollar at the 99 cent store.

Start layering your paper and supplies adhering with hot glue.  Cut out your triangles and thread everything through the ribbon.

I thought it would look pretty up against the armoire we have sitting in our niche upstairs.  

An easy and inexpensive decoration, took about an hour!

~Thanks so much for stopping by today~

DIY wine cork heart

Wine lovers, DIY peeps and all you romantics I have a fun project for you today. You will either need to have a wine drinking habit, throw a big party or collect corks for no reason for years and years like I do.

Start off by tracing a heart on some heavy weight card-stock .  If you are going to be placing the heart in a frame, make sure the paper is cut to the correct size.

Grab all of your corks and start hot gluing.

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When I was all done with the shape of the heart I stuck the glue gun in-between many of the corks and added more glue to the sides so they would be secure.

Painted just the tops with various shades of pink and red that I mixed.

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I placed it in a old frame I painted awhile back and hung it in the kitchen.

I like being able to see the sides of the corks, some bring back fabulous memories.

It has a happy home on our pantry door next to the Cabbages and Roses apron I had made last year around this time.

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Super fun and easy, hope you will give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping in today, hope you have a fabulous week!

 

DIY Kissing Ball

Grayson and I were making Valentines for his Kindergarten class and It got me in a crafty mood. 
I decided a Valentine kissing ball would be a fun accessory on top of a candle stick.
I really wasn’t in the mood to leave the house for a styrofoam ball, this wiffle ball worked just fine.
~don’t tell the boys~
I made the rosettes exactly the same from this POST.
(some of these step by step pictures are taken from the rosette post since I wasn’t snapping away while working this time)
 

 

 
~Hope you will give it a try~