Posts Tagged ‘Crafts & Celebrations’

Amy’s Notebook 10.10.12

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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I love this idea for creating a Halloween photo garland to display your kids in their past costumes (@ Clover Lane)

This is a great list of 31 things to freeze to save time & money in the kitchen (@ One Good Thing by Jillee)

I love these ideas for decorating with vintage book pages (@ Inspired by Charm)

I want to make one of these picture frame memory wreaths (@ Infarrantly Creative)

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I am in awe of this super awesome toy soldier costume (@ Wild Ink)

I want to print out some of these free vintage-style bookplates (@ How About Orange)

I love this upcycle from sweater into leggings (@ Make It & Love It)

I need to make a, “meh,” banner for my husband’s office (@ Ecka & Pecka)

I can’t wait to make my iPhone festive with these free Halloween iPhone/iPad wallpapers (@ The Crafting Chicks)

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I am madly in love with these adorable copper planters (@ Poppytalk Handmade)

I adore this artwork display frame and want to make this for my kid’s rooms (@ make it and love it)

I want to try this recipe for pumpkin doughnut muffins (@ Brown Eyed Baker)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 10.03.12

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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These paper bag costumes are too cute and a frugal way to dress up for the holiday (@wee society)

These black widow spider snacks would be a fun & easy Halloween treat to create (@ Mom on Time Out)

I want to make some of these adorable boot socks for myself this winter (@ infarrantly creative)

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I want to create my own Instadesk with my Instagram photos (@ I Heart Organizing)

I love these DIY ombre tights for a fun nod to this trend (@ M&J Blog)

These witch’s hat cookies are also an easy assembly Halloween cookie to create (gingersnap crafts)

I love this tutorial for how to paint a bike (@ A Beautiful Mess)

I can’t wait to print out this handmade holiday organizer (@ giver’s log)

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I want to knit some of these adorable knitted candy corn hats (@ The Purl Bee)

I am bookmarking these twenty tips for making the perfect smoothie (@ The Kitchn)

I love these adorable chocolate icebox cupcakes (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

I love the look of these DIY spray painted countertops (@ Southern Hospitality)

I am going to have to try making this microwave popcorn without the bag (@ One Good Thing)

I hope you enjoyed this collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. Follow me on Pinterest for daily inspiration!

Amy’s Notebook 09.26.12

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

This idea for paint organization in your craft supplies is simply genius! (@ Mad in Crafts)

This cloth napkin storage container is absolutely adorable! (I Am Momma Hear Me Roar)

These jack o’ lantern shade covers are such a cute way to decorate for Halloween (@ Easier Than I Thought)

I love this idea for creating a paint references chart (@ i heart organizing)

I absolutely love these ideas for fall decorating (@ eighteen25)

I love these tips for creating a vignette in your home (@ Home Stores A2Z)

These healthy whole grain freezer waffles look so good (@ Mary Jolley)

I am madly in love with this house and ideas for decorating with kids (@ Design Mom)

I adore this beautifully decorated fall mantle (@ The Lettered Cottage)

I love these monster cookies with a real monster spin (@ The Idea Room)

This Dollar Store Halloween village is such a cute way to decorate for the holiday (@ The 36th Avenue)

My kids would flip for these JELL-O jack o’lanterns (@ zakka life)

This pumpkin garland is too cute for words (@ tatertots & jello)

I am madly in love with these vintage camera bookends (@ Smile and Wave)

 

 

Painted Address Pumpkin Topiary

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

One of my favorite things about Fall is the fun crafts that I get to do with all of those beautiful Fall pumpkins! Today I wanted to showcase an easy painted address pumpkin topiary that you an create with just a few supplies from your local Walmart store. This painted address pumpkin topiary would the be the perfect way to dress up your porch, porch step, or a little corner in your room.

Craft Supplies Needed

2- 75 inch pumpkins (any color)- $4.87 each

8″ pumpkins (how ever many you need to complete you house number)- $4.87 each

Black Plaid FolkArt acrylic paint (I chose the shiny variety)- $1.77

4″ Plaid letter stencils ($3.77)

Stencil Brushes ($5.47)

Clear tape (in supplies)

Hot glue gun & glue sticks (in supplies)

8″ pot (I found mine in the clearance section of the store for $11.96)

1. Begin by twisting off the stems on all of the pumpkins that will be going on the bottom of your topiary. You will want to leave your top pumpkin (the 75″ one) with the stem intact. All the other stems can come off.

2. Center your stencil on your pumpkin and attach it with clear tape. Make sure when positioning your numbers that when you stack the pumpkins, you will be able to see the number clearly in the center. You will especially want to do this for your bottom pumpkin since it will be wedged in your pot.

3. Trace your number with a pencil. Remove your stencil.

4. Pour your acrylic paint in a disposable cup or bowl. Using a small paintbrush, carefully paint your number on your pumpkin. If you make an error, use a cloth or a damp Q-tip to remove any painting errors. Set your pumpkin aside, and repeat the process on each of the other pumpkins until you have stenciled your address number.

5. Wedge your 75″ pumpkin into the pot. This should be a tight fit so you will not need to glue or attach your pumpkin into the base. Stack your next pumpkin and carefully hot glue in each spot where the pumpkins are joined together. Hold the pumpkins together to secure for a minute or two. Repeat this process until you reach the top of your pumpkin stack!

Stand back and behold your pumpkin glory! Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever? I know all of my neighbors are going to be so jealous!

I hope they are half as impressed as my cat.

Seriously.

Looking for more Fall crafts? Be sure to check out my round-up of the Best Fall Crafts on MomAdvice. I hope you will find it inspiring, friends!

 

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Amy’s Notebook 09.19.12

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I adore this creative display for a doughnut party (@ How Does She?)

I want to try making one of these DIY Anthro inspired mugs (@ Morena’s Corner)

I love these washi tape file labels (@ i heart organizing)

I love these simple triangle print napkins (@ Terra Savvy)

This ruffled belly band would have been so handy when I was expecting (@ see kate sew)

I want to try these salted caramel apple bars (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

These are great tips on how to oil and clean your sewing machine (@ make it & love it)

I adore this cute chore board to keep the family organized (@ The Daily Five)

These pumpkin blossom cookies look like a delicious fall treat (@ Inspired by Charm)

I am going to have to bookmark these tips for the perfect pie crust (@ Completely Delicious)

Amy’s Notebook 08.15.12

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

These back-to-school apple waffles would be a great way to start the school year (Random Thoughts of a SuperMom)

I love these faux stainless steel letters for the fridge (@ The Crafted Sparrow)

I love this advice for making the perfect bow (@ The 36th Avenue)

This diamond wall made from Scotch tape looks like a fun & inexpensive way to create an accent wall (@ The Nesting Place)

I love this knitted lines & squares blanket pattern (@ The Purl Bee)

This tip for a baking powder substitute will really come in handy, I am sure! (@ Dine & Dish)

I love these tips for throwing a grilled pizza party (@ The Crafting Chicks)

These DIY paper parasols are a cute way to dress up a drink for a party (@ P.S. Blog)

This s’mores cake would be a cute addition to a camping party (@ One Charming Party)

This chalkboard globe would be a fun desk accessory (@ Ucreate)

I love these tips for hosting a kid’s book club (@ pars caeli)

I want to make some of these mason jar to-go cups (@ fine & feathered)

This diy easy fridge makeover is a cute way to organize those art projects on the fridge (@ How Does She?)

This chocolate chip cookie dough frozen yogurt looks divine (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

I love this list of seven ways to organize a bookshelf (@ The Art of Doing Stuff)

These bacon tomato pesto sandwiches look like a perfect lunch (@ Smells Like Home)

Amy’s Notebook 07.11.12

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I adore these DIY family of string puppets for a fun summer craft (@ Salsa Pie)

This DIY rope basket would be a fun addition to home storage (@ I Heart Organizing)

These no-sew mermaid tails would be a cute craft project (@ Living Locurto)

I love this whimsical grandfather clock makeover (@ Nesting Place)

I am in love with this knock-off Restoration Hardware decoupaged map (@ gardners two bergers)

These sticky balsamic ribs look divine (@ shutterbean)

I love these ideas for a Michigan-inspired vacation (@ Enjoying the Small Things)

I am in love with this mini track & field Olympics set for LEGO play (@ Alphamom)

I love this cute idea for making your deck into a game board (@ The 36th Avenue)

I need this inspiration to start another no spend month project (@ Small Notebook)

I want to try this honey mustard grilled pork tenderloin (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

Amy’s Notebook 05.23.12

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I love this cute graduation soda topper for a simple & easy grad gift (@ the letter 4)

This “you are APPreciated gift,” is a cute end-of-year teacher gift (@ eighteen25)

This grandfather clock makeover is so cute! (@ trash to treasure)

I love this greenhouse made out of a trampoline (@ How Does She?)

I love the idea of adding washi tape to a drum shade for decorating (@ it all started with paint)

I love this DIY constellation jar (@ Design Mom)

I am bookmarking these dairy-free summer treats to create in our kitchen (@ the kitchn)

These wind-up paper butterflies would be such a cute craft to do with the kids (@ You are My Fave)

I want to try these slow cooker shredded pork tacos (@ Confections of a Foodie Bride)

These pancake pops would make a cute breakfast treat (@ tatertots & jello)

These knitted golf club covers would make a cute Father’s Day gift (@ The Purl Bee)

I can’t wait to make this kindergarten graduation sign for my daughter (@ Paging Supermom)

This mango rice looks like a fun summer side (@ Eclectic Mom)

My kids will absolutely love this Olive Us series for kids created by Design Mom (@ Olive Us)

These DIY fruit balloons would be so cute for a summer party (@ Oh Happy Day)

Amy’s Notebook 05.16.12

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

I am dying to stencil a table after seeing this tutorial (@ Domestic Imperfection)

I love this idea for throwing a neighborhood popcorn & movie party (@ The Crafting Chicks)

I love this font decorated paper lantern (@ The Swell Life)

My daughter would flip for these high heeled cupcakes (@ How Does She?)

I love this upcycled maxi dress turned into a maxi skirt (@ make it and love it)

These washi tape gift tags are adorable (@ NoBiggie)

These graduate silhouettes would be great for making a graduation gift (@ Just Something I Made)

I am in love with these burlap bags for dressing up a mason jar (@ Two Shades of Pink)

I am madly in love with this chevron wall (@ Design Sponge)

These Avengers bookmarks would be a cute craft to do with my son (@ Crafts by Amanda)

I want to make some of these utility cord bangles (@ Blog A La Cart)

I want to make a succulent terrarium (@ Thrifty Decor Chick)

These lemon mint juleps look refreshing! (@ shutterbean)

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Amy’s Notebook 05.02.12

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Welcome to my little notebook of ideas to help improve your life. This is a collection of gathered links to DIY crafts, food projects, and thrifty ways to spruce up your home. Nothing brings me more joy then to highlight other fabulous bloggers. I hope you will enjoy this weekly does of loveliness with beautiful links that are individually handpicked just for you!

 

This file cabinet turned garage storage is simply genius (@ trash to treasure)

This birth announcement pillow is such an amazing baby gift (@ infarrantly creative)

I am madly in love with this handmade doily lamp @ EmmmyLizzzy)

These lace glitter crowns are absolutely precious (@ tatertots & jello)

This key lime tart looks heavenly! (@ Two Peas & Their Pod)

This little chalkboard tray made from a baking sheet is absolutely adorable! (@ Prudent Baby)

This frozen mango margarita looks like a fun Cinco De Mayo treat (@ Confections of a Foodie Bride)

I love this things to do printable (@ A Pair of Pears)

I love these margarita push pops for Cinco De Mayo (@ Atlas Designs)

I love this idea for filing your fabric for fabric storage (@ Sew Many Ways…)

This child’s table & chairs makeover is adorable (@ lolly jane boutique)

I love these tips for how to view Instagram photos on the web (@ apartment therapy)