Kassarie & Kayliray

Hi there!!! I hate when bloggers have been MIA then they come back and share a long story about where they’ve been, excuses, excuses, etc.. So I’m not going to do that. Life happens. Blog breaks happen. Let’s move on. ;)

It’s spring here friends! Well… mostly. Our grass is greening up in our yard, trees are starting to bud and the wind is starting to blow… The wind. One of the downsides of the beautiful little town where we live. But there’s got to be at least one downside to everything, right?! Regardless it’s mostly planting time here and we’ve been spending our weekends tidying up the yard, cutting and spraying weeds, etc. So this last week my little helper and I fancied up a couple of cute little planters just for fun.

The plain white planters were like $2 each at the dollar store, a can of spray paint, painters tape and a sheet of brown vinyl. That’s all you’d need to make your own!

My daughter helped me tape off the top and bottom so we could just spray paint the center of each planter to add a fun pop of color. I used Rust-oleum Seaside Gloss paint… This isn’t an advertisement other than that I just love this color and would spray paint all the things this pretty turquoise blue if I had the time. ;)

The Silhouette SD machine that I’ve had for 6ish years bit the dust just before Christmas… I talked the hubs into ordering a brand new shiny Silhouette Cameo and I am in love with it. Projects happening all over the place now!

That cute font with the arrows is available within the Silhouette store… It’s called Swift Arrow Font. I also bought the welcome ya’ll shape in the Silhouette store because it was too cute and perfect to pass up. ;) I cut them out onto some brown vinyl and applied the vinyl using transfer paper.

I planted a cute little strawberry plant in each one and set them on either side of my front door. Yay for happy spring fun entryway!

What fun spring projects have you been creating lately? I would love to see links! Oh, and we link to these fun parties. Hope you’ll join us!

Hello there lovelies!!! It’s been awhile. This renovation stuff, painting at the new house and then just life on top of that has kept me away from the blog. But I have a cute little Baby Girl Bow Holder to share with you today that I made for my new little niece on the way!

Materials needed:

*Burlap frame from Wal-Mart’s craft section (I originally had planned to make some exactly like the ones I made for Klara but then I found that cute frame and thought it was too cute to pass up!)
*Ribbon
*Glue gun and glue sticks
*Craft Paint
*Paint Brush
*Cardboard Letter from Wal-Mart’s craft section

Step 1: Paint the board letter in your choice of color. Pink for a baby girl. ;)

Baby Girl Bow Holder (2)

Step 2: Hot glue the letter to the frame. If you don’t go the burlap frame route like I did, you could still do a cute little frame and put fabric as the background.

Baby Girl Bow Holder (3)

Step 3: Cut your ribbon in the lengths desired to hang from the frame and hot glue those to the back of the frame. I used thumbtacks to reinforce the hot glue.

Baby Girl Bow Holder (4)

Step 4: Clip on your cute little bows to the ribbon and hang on the wall! Or in my case wrap and give as a baby shower gift! ;)

Baby Girl Bow Holder (1)

Your turn: What’s your favorite gift to give at a baby shower?

Kassi

I have always loved July 4th! Red, white and blue, fireworks, cookouts and parades. You’d really think my decor for this patriotic holiday would be a little more robust. But it’s not… I only had a few items prior to this post.

I read an article from Kimra Bettasso DIY recently on changing crafting perspective. If the aim is to craft for financial gain, you should know that in most cases that isn’t going to happen. According to Kimra you should craft to express your creativity and to make something truly your own. So with these July 4th Porch Decorations I changed my perspective and made something just for myself to enjoy the crafting process.

4thofJulyBurlapWreath

I went to the craft section of Wal-Mart looking for inspiration and came across the perfect burlap! When I saw it I knew that the blue with stars and the red stripes would make a perfect patriotic combo on a wreath! I made a burlap wreath for St. Patrick’s day awhile back and knew I could whip up another for the fourth!

July Fourth Burlap Wreath

I’ve kind of come up with my own method for creating a burlap wreath. I started by searching Pinterest, but true to Kimra’s mantra of make it your own, I just took the burlap, some hot glue and figured it out. With the metal wreath form I started by gluing the burlap down on the end then wrapping and pulling it through to make big loops.

BurlapJuly4thWreath

I love it! I’m really into the look of burlap wreaths lately, so to have my very own, handmade by me Flag Burlap Wreath… That makes me happy!

Burlap Flag Wreath

The flowers and blue starred crate were another awesome find I happened upon at Wal-Mart! I found the cute crate, already painted, WIN! And then went in search of some cute flowers to fill it. Add a little dry foam to hold the flowers and BAM! Patriotic flowers for the porch!

PatrioticFloralArrangement

Patriotic Porch Decor

Do you decorate for the Fourth of July? I’d love to see your decorations if you’ve blogged them – share your posts in the comments below. Oh, and we link to these fun parties. Hope you’ll join us!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Kimra Bettasso DIY. As always opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Kassi