28 March 2016

Decorating a Shelf

Hello there lovelies!

I'm in the process of spring cleaning and re-decorating. And if like me, you live in an apartment, every inch of space is precious.

Little nooks like the space above a door are prime real estate. It's a good place to add a shelf! 

I have a lot of books. They are useful references and add soul to a home.

If you'll notice, I have a travel theme going on here.

On each end are framed postcards from two of my favorite cities, Paris and London. The vase, I think has so much character on its own.

Creating a space for objects that hold a lot of meaning, I think that's blah to TADA!

27 March 2016

Happy Easter

What a beautiful day for new beginnings! I received an Easter greeting in the mail and I just have to share it with you:

Isn't it lovely? This thoughtful card came from same family who gave me this

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter! 

21 March 2016

Hunny Bunny Easter Treat

Today, a little Easter craft that doubles as a token to share.

We're not making cookies! I took out these cookie cutters to use as a pattern. 

I trace the body of the gingerbread boy onto paper.

I'll replace the boy's head with a bunny face.

Now we have a bunny! TADA!

Of course, as an alternative, you can draw one freehand or download a stencil from the web.

Time to personalize with paint.

Add a chocolate egg to the center. Secure it with double-sided tape. 

Fold the bunny's arms and attach these to the edges of the chocolate egg with more tape or hot glue. 

It's like the bunny is hugging the chocolate.

And he's ready to give it to you! TADA!

Have a Happy Easter!

14 March 2016

Easter Cupcakes

Easter is coming up on March 27. And I thought it proper to share a seasonally-appropriate craft, 'no? 

Let's turn these cupcakes from blah to TADA!

I'm using these candy eggs and vanilla frosting to decorate the cupcakes.

The vanilla frosting is tinted in a light shade of green using food color. I'm using decorating tip #233 to give a grass effect.

Once the grass has been piped, just top with the eggs.

I like the pastel speckles on the eggs!

Another version uses flowers made of royal icing.

A small yellow accent to herald spring.

These cupcakes are ready to party!

07 March 2016

Dainty Gift Tags

Hi there everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

Today, I am inspired by this gift tag. Ain't it pretty? Pretty enough that you don't need any gift wrap.

I'll make my own version using scrapbook paper, cardstock, and these paper flowers.

I trimmed the cardstock and the scrapbook paper to my desired size. I rounded the edges using a craft punch. I attached them together with glue.

I attached the flowers with a hot glue gun.

Then, with watercolor, I painted on some celebratory words.

I added some twine to make it easy to attach to any present.

Got any plain cardstock lying around? Turn them from blah to TADA!