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Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY

Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY
Jan 26 by Chiara Alberetti Milott I have to say, Valentine’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Something about all the pink and red makes me giddy. Here are some sweet little Valentine’s Day favors – made with wax paper, and secured with mini crepe paper flowers on a toothpick. Materials needed: crepe paper, toothpicks, scissors, glue, wax paper, a hole punch (I found the smaller size works better with the toothpicks), and some green paper and white-ink pen for name tags. Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 crepe paper petals, about 1/2-inch wide by 1-inch height, and follow Jordan’s great tutorial for crepe paper flowers here (steps 1-9 of her Basic Rose Instructions). Step 2: Tear off a 12-inch piece of wax paper. Step 3: Punch two holes, about 1 inch down, and 1 1/2 inches from each side. Step 4: Put your treats in a bowl by the door, with a reminder for guests to take one as they leave. P.S. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Related:  Holiday Decor

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Idea ~ Chocolate Love Notes Oh you guys, I am so excited about this Valentine! Most likely due to the fact that I have a horrible track record when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts for my husband. I thought this idea was a great way to not just say I love you, but share all the things that I love about him. I wrote down things that I never have thought to tell him I love. For instance I love the way he laughs when he is with his friends. You could use anything, even a pack of gum, but I went with Hershey’s nuggets and wrapped them with scrapbook paper I cut down to size. Then using a simple running stitch, embroidered “i love…” on some muslin that I made into a little bag (you could use this tutorial, just make it smaller) to put all the chocolate love notes in. Now I just can’t decide if I should wait to give it to him, or give it to him tomorrow to count him down to the day. As for my track record, ladies I am horrible! How about you, any funny stories of forgotten Valentines?

Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks Guest post by Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern Today's Valentine's DIY's comes from the multi-talented Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern. Margie (a rural physician) is well known for her beautiful crocheted river rocks and skill at finding treasures in nature. Have you ever visited her blog? She finds the most amazing things on her walks in the woods (even in the cold of winter)! Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks Materials: lat sheets of beeswax, heart shaped cookie cutter, candlewick, bamboo skewer sticks First cut out some heart shapes from the beeswax with the cookie cutter. Stay tuned for Margie's other two DIY's coming soon! Margaret Oomen, a rural physician and textile artist, has been a gatherer and maker of things for as far back as she can remember. Site: Shop: Blog:

Fabric Valentine hearts garland I have a big aversion to heart-shaped jewelry, but I don't mind me some Valentine decorations! Using some pieces of stiffened fabric, I made these easy folded fabric hearts. Once the fabric is treated (see here for the how to), it folds beautifully and doesn't fray. Start by making a set of paper templates. I layered and cut four identical heart shapes, then progressively shaved more off the sides of each one. Trace the four heart shapes onto the back side of a piece of stiffened fabric and cut them out. Use these as Valentine package decorations or string them into a garland by running a thread through the bottom-most heart shape. All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes Bluish-Gray Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries. Blue Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon. Jade Green Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Faint Green-Yellow Peel the skin from 6 yellow apples. Orange Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Faint Red-Orange Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar. YellowRich yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Brown-Gold Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Brown Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee. PinkFaint pink: Chop 4 oz. amaranth flowers and simmer in 2 cups water; strain. Lavender Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Easy Easter DIY DIY Tutorials - 10 Awesome Ideas! Posted by on måndag, april 2, 2012 · 2 Comments How do you take your eggs? Today’s post serves a delightful dish of 10+ hacky Easy Easter DIY ideas brought to you from the blogosphere. The selection features a range of doable DIY egg hacks with Neon Dip Dyed Eggs, Chocolate Birds’ Nests, a ready-to-download-and-print Easter Bunny Garland + lots of other awesome ideas to have up your crafty sleeve when the Easter bunny comes knocking! Link to tutorials under each pic - Have fun! DIY Yummy Easter Placecards by Janis Nicolay of Pinecone Camp for PoppyTalk, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Leaf Print Eggs from Disney Family fun, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Chocolate Birds’ nests from ‘The Curvy Carrot’ TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Easter Garland, download printable rabbits here! DIY Secret Message Egg from PoppyTalk, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Neon Dip Dye Eggs from OhJoy, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Washi Tape Easter Stickers from Creatures of Comfort, TUTORIAL HERE! DIY Egg & Cherry Blossom from Decor8, TUTORIAL HERE! CMYK Eggs