11 Lovely Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

We're entering the season of LOVE. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Of course, I don't decorate quite like I do for Christmas or Halloween, but I do love to hang a few hearts and add splashes of red and pink here and there. It's fun! Today I've gathered 11 ideas to get you started./1/ Heart Doily Decoration - Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Show it how much you love it with a few strands of heart doily garland./2/ Embellished Mason Jar - Something tells me you've got a few Mason jars lying around. Simply add a heart shaped doily a bright heart and wrap it bakers twine. Easy-peasy!/3/ Felt Heart Trees - Trees are no longer only for Christmas decor. Fancy up a few styrofoam trees with felt hearts and you've got yourself a Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Simple Bunting

You've seen them all over Pinterest, in Etsy shops and maybe even in your friends homes. You know they've got to be simple enough to make on your own. But, how? I'm here to show you today how to sew a simple bunting in just a few easy steps. If you can sew a straight line then you can sew a bunting. First, gather your supplies. You'll need:Supplies for a Simple Bunting:a sewing machine thread that coordinates with your fabric choices a pair of scissors at least three coordinating prints of fabric {unless you want only one} a self-healing cutting mat* a rotary cutter* a quilter's ruler*{*The last three supplies are optional. If you don't have them, don't worry. You can cut your fabric by hand, it's just easier and quicker with these tools.} Let's get … [Read more...]

Paper Bag Gingerbread Garland

With just a brown grocery bag and some crayons, you and your kids can create this sweet garland of paper-doll-style gingerbread boys & girls.Supplies:brown grocery bag (or a roll of brown craft paper) crayons, markers, etc. for decorating - we found that construction paper crayons worked greatOpen your paper bag flat and cut into strips. Accordion-fold each strip, making the folds the width you want your gingerbread people to be. Draw or trace a gingerbread shape onto the top of the folded strip (we used a cookie cutter for tracing.)With some good scissors, cut around the shape (this is a grown-up job!). Remember not to cut any parts that are on the folded sides, in this case the ends of the arms and legs. Unfold and see the long string of gingerbread people holding … [Read more...]