Monday, February 25, 2013

Easter Centerpiece

This Easter centerpiece is cute for March/April and really easy to make!

First, get a big bowl to be the centerpiece and fill it with moss:

Next, add greenery and vines for texture:


Now, add bunnies or easter decorations in the middle:

Last, add eggs for embellishment!

Be creative with this DIY decoration and feel free to post pictures of your own sassy creations ;)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mesh Deco Wreaths

Hello, friends!  I wanted to share with you a fun craft my sister Melody has been working on.  She has made these beautiful wreaths below for Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day!  They are easy and fun to make and add a little festivity to any room or door!

This wreath is called "curly mesh deco."

-16 inch green metal wire wreath (can be found at Hobby Lobby)
-4 rolls of deco mesh, colors of choice (21 inch wide, 10 yards per roll)
-1 pack chenille pipe cleaners (25 per pack, will use 23 of them for 1 wreath)
-ribbon for big bow in center

Cut mesh into strips your choice of 9-12 inches (pictured 12 inches). *ALL MUST BE SAME LENGTH*  Then roll these strips up tightly one at a time.  After rolling, layer 3, 4, or 5 on top of each other and use a pipe cleaner to tie them together.  Make sure this knot is tight.  Then use the other ends of the same pipe cleaner to attach to the wreath.  Continue around the wreath until it is full, then secure your bow in the middle with a pipe cleaner.  This is somewhat time consuming, so you might want to put in a movie ;)

This is a flat tulle Valentine's wreath.  

-5 rolls of tulle (25 yards/roll for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby) colors of your choice
-round white styrofoam ring 8 or 10 inches wide
-ribbon to use for hanging

To start, cut the tulle into 12 inch long strips.  Take 2 of the same color and tie around the wreath, making sure that the knot is double knotted and very tight.  Continue with the rest of the strips, 2 at a time, until the wreath is full.  Finally, tie a ribbon around to hang.

This is a St. Patrick's Day flat tulle wreath, made the same as the Valentine's one above.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sassy Children's Artwork

Want to do some fun, cute artwork with your little one on a chilly winter day?  Here are some easy DIY artwork ideas!

This sweet cupid was made with a footprint!  Simply paint the child's foot red and have them step on the paper.  Embellish with a bow and arrow (I used silver Sharpie), goggly eyes and a smile!

This sweet heart was painted on a little 3 x 3 canvas using two overlapping thumbprints.  The background was creatively finger painted by the child artist as well!  I embellished by drawing an arrow using a fine point black Sharpie!  Don't forget to write the child's initials and date.

These snowmen were made using a footprint! I painted one foot white and had the child step on the colored paper three times.  I used different color paint to embellish the snowmen with hats, scarves, arms, buttons and faces!

You can also just do one snowman instead of three using the same technique!

Here is a little baby snowman made using fingerprints on a 3 x 3 canvas.  I used white paint on the thumbs to make the body, after I let him finger paint the background his favorite color (green) of course!  I then used different colors of paint to embellish the body of the snowman!

Don't forget to put names and dates on these fun crafts!  I hope you enjoy them!

Friday, February 1, 2013

DIY Festive Cotton Napkins

These festive cotton napkins are easy to make with just 1 yard of fun fabric for kids!  You can use any fabric and make them for different holidays, parties, etc.

Simply take 1 yard of fabric, fold the right sides together, and cut into four squares.  Then sew right sides together leaving three inches to turn.  Cut off the corners, and then turn.  Next, press them with an iron and sew a decorative stitch around the outside!  (be sure to catch where the turn was, otherwise it will remain open)  This is a quick and easy craft and super cute to pack in lunch boxes!! Don't forget they're reusable ;)

Keep in mind these don't have to be perfect, so you don't have to have a lot of sewing experience to make them, because little ones aren't going to be judging your sewing ability!