A sure sign of spring up here in Canada is when the little insects start to make their appearances. On my way home from school yesterday, and small group of grade 1 students were huddled around a little spider hanging off the building, totally enthralled as they watched it bounce up and down. And when I walked in the door at home, one of my daughters happily announced that she had seen a ladybug – “a live one mommy!” Yup, spring is alive and well!
Today, I wanted to share a project with you to celebrate these little spring creatures! Now before you run away screaming, I promise there are no spiders included!
This altered frame was covered with paper from the beautiful Butterfly Gardens stack from DCWV. A little decoupage paste and a craft knife is all you need! All of the flowers and butterflies were fussy cut from the patterned paper, and some were topped off with a coat of Glossy Accents for a bit of shine and durability! The butterflies are only adhered in the middle “body” section, so I could fold the petals up to add some dimension and life to the piece. I added a white, silk bow (May Arts has the most beautiful silk ribbon), and that, my friends, was it!
See – no spiders here – just don’t go outside! I make no promises out there!
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A few weeks ago, I came across a fun argyle inspired yarn wreath on Pinterest (click here to take a look). I loved the idea of the argyle pattern combined with the yarn, and figured that the only thing that could make it cuter would be twine!
So, for my second Trendy Twine project this month, I decided to create a wreath of my own.
The best thing about this wreath is how easy it really is – it does take a bit of time (I do remember sitting with my hubby and asking him if I was on drugs when I took this project on…in all fairness, I had been wrapping yarn around the wreath for a couple of hours), but I think it was well worth the time! Once I had the base wrapped, I simply cut some hearts from felt and wrapped Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine (on sale until the end of the day) over top of the hearts, making sure to cross over in the middle (approx) of each heart. I then created some fun felt flowers and added a twine tassel to the centre for some added dimension and attached to the wreath with a straight pin. That’s it! Really!
So, while you might not be a fan of wearing argyle, consider hanging it on your door!
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This year, I saw a really cute rosette wreath when I was out and about, and it inspired a bit of an idea. My MIL is a bit hard to shop for, so I thought I would create a project that would help her remember how much fun grand kids are during the holidays – you know, sugar them up with cookies and candy canes and then send them home! Her three sets of grandkids are a number of years apart, so I thought it might be cute to have something that shows them all at about the same age:
The rosettes were easy to create. The key is to make your paper strip 1/2 of the diameter that you would like for your rosette, and make the length 4x the diameter. For instance, if you want a rosette that is 3″ in diameter, cut your strip 1 1/2″ wide by 12 inches long. I then scored the paper strips every 1/4″ and accordion folded each score line. With a little help fro the Art Philosophy cartridge (I got mine from a great Close to My Heart consultant named Jo), I embellished the tops, added some pictures, and glued everything onto a wreath base.
All of the papers for this wreath is from the super cute DCWV Evergreen stack! I love the foil on these sheets – the extra sparkle is perfect for the season!
I know that over the years, my MIL probably has Christmas decorations galore. I hope this one holds a bit of special meaning – a bit of a reminder of the magic that little ones bring to this season!
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We are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas right now at DCWV, and I am up with Day 6! Since the inspiration was supposed to be six geese a-laying, I decided to see what I could create with egg cartons! Voila – flowers! This was actually a fun little craft I created with my girls. I simply cut open each one of the sections from the egg carton, bent them outwards and had the girls fill the inside with glue (they loved this step – who knew???). I then cut strips of paper, glued them inside of each carton and trimmed off the excess paper. These could make some cute ornaments for little ones to make too! I add a bit of sparkle, we glued some glitter along the edges and then added the flowers to the top of a banner made with the help of the Art philosophy Cricut cartridge.
The Winter Holiday Stack from DCWV has become one of my favourites! I love the fun, bright, cheerful colors and patterns!!! I think I hear a new layout calling my name.
So there you have it – the sixth day of Christmas with DCWV! Thanks for stopping by!