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Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger)

Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Our goal is to inspire. So come check us out! Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Tree Branch and Bird Mural A couple months ago my daughter asked me if I could paint a mural on her wall. She wanted some sort of tree branch with some birds as well. We scoured the internet and found a few designs that were nice, but none of them were exactly what she wanted.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Easy peasy D.I.Y - Beyond Beyond This D.I.Y Revolution will not be televised This D.I.Y revolution will not require you getting up at stupid o’clock and fighting your fellow man tooth and nail for paint and nails This D.I.Y revolution will not require giving up most of your weekend and crying about the flakes of paint in your hair This D.I.Y revolution will not feature Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen or any of the team from Extreme Makeover: Home edition* It will just require you – some card and scissors and you can get your homemade flowers on for full deets on this DIY teach get thee gone to Cardgirl Invitations and see the end result via Dozi Design as Wendy is the original genius behind these. *We would like to offer our sincere apologies to Gil Scott Heron for ruining a classic – but he had to be sacrificed in the name of blogging!

Mini Peach Pies! This week Emma and I made miniature peach pies! I love peaches. They're my favorite springtime treat. Here's Emma's advise on how to make your own fancy desserts... Mini pies are super easy to make when you use puff pastry as your pie crusts! Simply buy a box of puff pastry (usually located in the freezer section of grocery stores), a can of peach pie filling and sprinkle in a little cinnamon to add some extra flavor. A Fun DIY Idea To Keep Kids Entertained At Weddings This is such a simple yet brilliant idea… All you need is a printer, some card, pencils and a disposable camera! {via Martha Stewart Weddings}

SCRaPPY CaNuCK STuDioS It’s my second posting as a Fresh Face Designer for Echo Park Paper Co., and I thought I would share a bit of a funny story with you! Click here to view this post on the Echo Park blog. I am not sure if any of you have ever had a craft project that seems like it is out to get you! Well, this week, I wanted to share with you a project of mine that is out to get me – but not in the way you might think! A colorful and bright wreath for my colorful little girls! This beautiful wreath, made with some simple paper cones, was designed to adorn the room of my two adorable daughters.

Floating Vase Share this image Share It Pin It There's certainly a reason I haven't shared many pictures of my kitchen. Besides an oversized clock and one piece of art, the walls are dull, the space is tiny and I still haven't replaced the Venetian Blinds that cover the window.

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