Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring/Summer Monogram Wreath

Back around Easter of last year, I was itching to make something crafty that didn’t involve teaching (something that doesn’t happen often), and since our front door had looked quite bare since Christmas I decided that something crafty would be a wreath. I came across a pin on Pinterest that linked to a darling wreath on Etsy (which was no where to be found on the actual site). After seeing this wreath, I knew I wanted to make an A wreath, for our last name, and one that could be used in both spring and summer. I bought all of the materials from Michaels (grapevine wreath, white and purple flowers, galvanized letter A), then came home and got to work. It was very quick and easy to put together…both the flowers and letter A are hot glued onto the wreath. I did have to weave some of the flower ends into the wreath before hot gluing, but once again, it was easy to do. This is what I came up with:

So happy to see it hanging on our front door once again!

Krafty Banner Birthday Card

I’m always looking for ways to use up paper scraps, especially in a cute way. So when I created this card I couldn’t believe how darling it turned out!! I want to make more of these cards (and I probably will)! The scraps come from a variety of paper companies, but I just looked for teal, yellow, and gray (my favorite card color combo of the moment), and put those scraps to good use. Sentiment is from Stampin Up “Friendly Phrases” They’re elevated using pop-up foam stickers.

Spring (or Summer or Autumn or Winter!) Chalkboard Vinyl Bottles

For years I had saved 6 green bottles from a fancy drink to use for a craft I had envisioned. Well, it took until last year before I finally used them to create a cute spring/summer decoration! It was so simple to make…all I needed were the bottles, chalkboard vinyl, a Silhouette machine (though the vinyl could be cut out by hand if a Silhouette or Cricut isn’t available), decorative flowers, and a chalk marker (or regular chalk). I picked my favorite decorative box to cut out with the vinyl, then attached one to each bottle. I also wrote one letter each of the word
“spring”, as well as put one flower, into each bottle. After spring is over, just erase all bottles but the first one, spell out summer, and fill with summery flowers (like daisies or sunflowers!). I haven’t tried it in autumn or winter yet, but since both of those words are 6 letters as well, these bottles could be used year round! In autumn you could use wheat or darker flowers in them, and in winter you could put winter berries or some kind of decorative branches. The possibilities are really endless! (Flowers are from Michael’s Crafts).

Starry Woodland Birthday

I created this starry woodland Birthday card for one of my nephews who is turning 5 next month. I’ve been fond of my Lawn Fawn stamps as of late, and used several from different sets for this card. The tree is from Critters in the Forest, birthday sentiment from Chit Chat, and the deer, balloon, and gift from Party Animal. Since all of the patterned papers came from my scrap boxes, I’m not sure of the brands of those. I used a rub on transfer for the number 5 as well, but a stamp, or nice handwriting, would have worked as well. This card is even more perfect since said nephew lives in the Pacific Northwest 🙂