Today we’re sharing a simple DIY you can create with your kids! These folded paper butterflies would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift and can be used to create a garland or a mobile, to decorate a frame or even a gift box! There are lots of examples of these accordion butterflies on Pinterest, but here is how we made ours… Supplies: scrapbook paper or cardstock (we used different shades of pink), scissors or a paper cutter, and pine cleaners. Directions: 1. Cut paper into squares (ours were about 4×4) 2. Fold each square in half and then accordion style, folding from corner to corner. 3. Take two folded squares and set them on top of one another (corner to corner). We made our butterflies
Here on the East Coast it is suddenly feeling like Summer! To celebrate, we created some felt lemons for a Summery garland! Here’s how… Supplies: green felt, yellow felt, scrapbook paper, scissors, and glue. Directions: 1. Create a template from a piece of scrapbook paper. 2. Trace the template onto the yellow felt. 3. Cut out the lemon shapes from the felt and set aside. 4. Cut leaves from green felt. 5. Glue some leaves to the lemons, leaving some leaves as extra. 6. Attach lemons and leaves to a string to make a garland or spread them out across a table as a runner! (Or use them to decorate a lemonade stand!) Who else is excited for Summer?! Happy crafting!
Tax day has come and gone (thank goodness!) and we are excited for a fresh new tax year! Our goal for 2016 is to be even more organized than ever. If you’re an online seller like us, we have an awesome info-graphic to share from the US Tax Center, an educational hub for all things tax related and great when filing taxes online. We hope this makes your 2016 taxes even easier! Being an online-seller has been a fun and fulfilling experience over the past three years. Selling my artwork on Etsy and other e-commerce sites has helped gain exposure for my brand and offered a way for fans of my work to purchase some of my artwork directly! We have also been able to connect with
Mother’s Day is coming up (May 8th!) and we all know that Mom deserves something special. Here are a few things we are loving that are sure to put a smile on Mom’s face too! 1. Earl Grey Candle | 2. Porcelain Berry Baskets 3. Ceramic Ring Dishes | 4. Body Polish 5. You Are Beautiful Print | 6. Monogram Pendant Necklace P.S. You know what goes great with a Mother’s Day gift? A Mother’s Day card 😉
It’s Fri-YAY! To celebrate, we whipped up a batch of Funfetti Fudge! This recipe is super simple to throw together and the end result is a decadent treat you won’t want to put down. Ingredients: 1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup Funfetti cake mix 2 cups white chocolate candy melts sprinkles Directions: 1. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, the cake mix, and the candy melts. 2. Put bowl in microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until smooth and candy melts are melted. 3. Line an 8×8″ cake pan with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick spray (optional). 4. Gently fold in sprinkles and immediately pour into the cake pan. 5. Top with more sprinkles. 6. Refrigerate
Are you experiencing April showers today too? Spring’s return has been lovely, but we can’t wait for the May flowers to arrive! While you’re inside experiencing rainy days, we have a chocolaty snack recipe you can make in no time… Ingredients: fresh fruit, candy melts, and lollipop sticks. Directions: 1. Clean and dry the fruit. Peel and cut bananas and kiwi into 1/4 inch slices. Remove stems from strawberries. 2. Insert lollipop sticks into fruit. 3. Melt chocolate candy melts in the microwave according to directions. 4. Dip each piece of fruit into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. 5. Place baking sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes to set chocolate. 6. Enjoy immediately! What a sweet way
Happy almost-Friday! We have the perfect drink to start practicing for the weekend! This cocktail is a super easy version of the classic mojito, with a berry sweet twist! Ingredients: 1 oz white rum 1 oz simple syrup 6-8 fresh mint leaves 3-4 strawberries 1/2 a lime soda water ice Directions: 1. Clean the mint leaves, strawberries, and lime. Cut 1-2 strawberries into slices and set aside. Cut lime into quarters. 2. Muddle mint leaves, remaining 2 strawberries, and quartered limes. 3. Add rum and simple syrup and continue to muddle. 4. Add ice and shake. 5. Pour into a glass and top with soda water. 6. Garnish with lime and strawberry slices. Enjoy! (responsibly, of course 😉 )
We have been loving the geometric planter trend, but the price tag? Not so much. Naturally, we decided to make our own! All you need to create these “planters” are coffee straws, wire, and spray paint! Here’s how… Supplies: straws, wire, and copper spray paint. Directions: 1. Create geometric shapes by threading the wire through the straws. We looked at geometric shapes in a Google image search and did our best to replicate them. Some of the shapes require all full-sized straws, while others required a mix of full-sized and some cut in half. 2. Twist wire ends and push them back through the straws to conceal them. Trim any sharp edges. 3. When you have your completed shapes, put them in a cardboard box,