Friday, April 28, 2017

MHCT&M: Fabulous Floral Ideas

Welcome to the last Must Have Craft Tip Post for April! 


The end of April is already here and the weather near you is probably on the warmer side and flowers have been in bloom for quite some time but for me, here in WI, we've still had some pretty chilly weather and spring is just now deciding it wants to really start showing herself more and more and we are still anxiously waiting for many of our blooms. 

 For a girl that loves ANYTHING with flowers, it kills me to not see gorgeous spring blooms at this point in the year, especially since I grew up in the South, so today I wanted to share with you fabulous floral ideas to bring to spring to your next of the woods even if it doesn't really want to appear yet by you.


Get ready for all things floral!
There are so many cool ideas out there and now I want to really bring spring inside!




Thursday, April 27, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #151

What have you been working on lately?
Show off all your cool ideas and inspire others!



You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

a craft room dream come true

We just moved about a month ago. We hadn't moved in 5 years and one year before that was a local move. This move was tougher than the last, since we moved 5 kids this time...and all the stuff. Oh my, so much stuff. We did our best to pair down and donate and pass along a lot of our unused items. It felt so so good to get rid of so much. But when we got here I realized we didn't get rid of nearly enough. So a lot of our stuff is just sitting in boxes in the unfinished part of the basement...and that is fine, for the time being. I'm going to have to face the facts and go through it all eventually. There aren't any boxes in our main living areas any more. Last week I finally got the boxes emptied and out of the girls closet and we moved the boxes out of our basement family room into the storage room. It makes it feel so much more like home without boxes lying around every where. Our basement storage as you can imagine is a mess though! Eventually we will tackle that!

One of the best things about our new house is the basement. Half of the basement is finished and as I mentioned before half is unfinished, but works great for storage. There are also two bedrooms in the basement. My oldest daughter was so excited to find out she would be getting her own room!! And I was ecstatic to find out that I would be able to use the extra basement bedroom which has no windows as a CRAFT ROOM!!! So, yeah, no windows...but a CRAFT ROOM! I will take what I am blessed with! So the process of setting up said craft room has been a lot trickier than I imagined. So much of my stuff was spread throughout three different rooms in my old house that now I have to figure out a way to make everything flow in one room. I have taken to pinterest and created a board just for my dreams of how I want my craft room to look and feel. Obviously I won't be able to implement ALL of the ideas I have pinned but it's a great way to find some ideas for things I didn't think of on my own. I am still in need of a desk and some closet shelves but I feel good about where I am at and I am able to work in there so that's good. I will share some pictures with you so you can maybe get some ideas for yourself...but please know this is just a couple of weeks unpacked and still a huge mess (which I'm not really showing you).  I have dreamed about having my own craft space for YEARS...so I am not trying to rush through the set up and organization of my room. It's a work in progress and will take some time. Especially finding the perfect dresser to hold up a door as a desk top for me! So excited to have the space and I think my husband is SUPER excited to get all the craftt supplies out of our bedroom!!

And remember that my craft room budget is slim to NONE!! So I am using things I already had and making my own items. Until a craft store picks me up and helps me furnish my room (in my dreams) it may look a little like a college dorm with a hodpodge of mismatched furniture and storage items. And I am okay with that for the time being. I will work on a cohesive look once I get all my big furniture items (which I have to save up for a buy with cash!!) So, please don't judge my non-magazine worthy craft room. I am just elated to have the space!!!

When you first walk in your can see my wall of embroidery hoops and back on the other door (that leads into the storage part of the basement) is a shoe organizer full of office supplies.

This is on my desk with my essential pens, scissors and other items ready at hand.

Friday, April 21, 2017

MHCT&M: Creative Fairy Garden Ideas and Tips

Hello friends and Happy Friday! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 

Kara from Mine for the Making here and this week I’m sharing Creative Fairy Garden Ideas and Tips with you! 

  

My daughter and I have a slight obsession with fairy gardens and have created a couple of our own.  They are so fun and magical and they can be as simple or extravagant as you want!   

Tip 1: Pick a place to create your fairy garden! 
The options are truly endless. Let's take a look at some of my favorites...

   

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #150

I'm away in Utah for the SNAP conference right now but they party is still on! 
Show us what you've got this week. 
Let's party! 



You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easy Baby Receiving Blanket

Hi, it's Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom. A few weeks ago, my little sister had a baby shower. I decided to make her some receiving blankets. They were so easy, that I just had to share.

Easy Baby Recveiving Blanket
I loved swaddling my little ones when they were small. However, my babies were large to begin with and soon grew out of the little receiving blankets that I had. I decided to fix that problem with these receiving blankets. Starting with a full yard of fabric ensures that these blankets will last much longer than the standard store bought receiving blanket.

Friday, April 14, 2017

MHCT&M: Colorful Spring Crochet Projects

Hello all - it's Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you for today's Must Have Craft Tips post! 


I've gathered up some of my favorite Spring Crochet Projects for you today. 
There are so many cute projects here and a lot of them are perfect for beginners. 
Spring is a great time to start a new hobby! 


 Let's dive right in shall we?  


   


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Plant a Window Sill Herb Garden

Hello, this is Donna again from Modern on Monticello and I'm here to share one of the projects I had planned for April as part of my "getting ready for Spring" adventures.

Spring and warmer weather create an urge in me to plant things.  I am sure I’m not the only one.  I just want to plant flowers, veggies and new shrubs and imagine I will have this perfect garden this year to enjoy and the neighbors will be jealous over.  Well…reality isn’t always so kind but I still try every year to plant some new things and enjoy the process.

This year I started with a window sill herb garden.





My husband recently attended a church fundraiser for our youth group and brought home a beautiful gift basket he won that included these hanging mason jar planters complete with soil pods and seeds from a company called Modern Gourmet Foods.  These jars are part of The Flavor Garden gift set and can be found on Amazon and at other retailers like Target.

Friday, April 7, 2017

MHCT&M: Floral Themed Mother's Day Gifts

It's a new month, and that means it's time for a new theme for our Must Have Craft Tips series!

 Can you believe it's April already? 
This month we're sharing a little bit of Mother's Day inspiration and some ideas for spring.

 Give mom something floral-themed for Mother's Day, and she can enjoy it all spring! 

Today you're getting a little bit of both! 
I've rounded up some stunning ideas of floral-themed gifts for mom that she can appreciate all spring long! Florals don't just have to be in arrangements. They can be on decorative items as well! Hopefully you will love these creative DIY ideas as much as I do!


 Give mom something floral-themed for Mother's Day, and she can enjoy it all spring! 
Hexagon Wall Florals from Style Me Pretty 

 Give mom something floral-themed for Mother's Day, and she can enjoy it all spring! 
  Floral Embroidered Dishtowels from Flax & Twine 

Give mom something floral-themed for Mother's Day, and she can enjoy it all spring!  
 Floral Cross-Stitch Leather Cuff from The Scrap Shoppe 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #148

Let's party! 
Show us what you've got this week. 



You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

HomeRight Electro-Light Fire Starter GIVEAWAY

This post is brought to you by HomeRight

 Spring is here with summer soon to follow which means grilling and fire season!

 Today I am giving away an awesome tool to have on hand to get those charcoal grills hot in a matter of minutes and a fire started in a fire pit in no time at all, the Electro-Light Fire Starter.

If you have a charcoal grill you want one of these for sure! 
You can get your charcoal nice and hot in 2-3 minutes instead of waiting forever for the coals to heat up enough so that you can finally throw your food on the grill. Plus, you can get it going WITHOUT using any sort of chemical! How great is that?!
(photo via HomeRight)

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