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DIY: Seed Bombs

DIY Seed bombs

Recently I planted peonies and iris bulbs so now I am crossing my fingers that they sprout out of the ground someday because I have the blackest thumb ever. Pretty sure I couldn’t keep a cactus alive. But I love flowers and plan to spend more time in my garden and yard this summer. Last year I was completely enamored with Myles and growing him. ; )
I adore these DIY bomb seeds that the darling Amanda from Be Crafty made! She used my Dear Lizzy paper on a couple of the bags. Then added clips and stamped tags with fabric strips. Love it! They are perfect to give away as a gift to celebrate spring. You definitely have to get your hands dirty for this project. Here are the tips she shared:

I have always seen seed bombs at the green house in candy machines and wanted to try make them.  Seed bombs are little balls of dirt, dry clay and flower seeds. They are intended to be placed in areas where gardening in unavailable, but can be placed anywhere.

I found they were a lot easier to make then I thought. Please note: I read many different directions and worked with supplies I had on had.

SUPPLIES:  Dirt, dry clay ( found at walmart for $5 in crafting section) wild flower / flower seeds

STEP 1: Mix in small batches, adding dirt and clay together.
STEP 2: Roll into small balls
STEP 3:  Add a few flower seeds. The clay will hold the seeds in place.  ( don’t add to many)
STEP 4: Set balls out in sun for clay to harden. ( about 24 hours)
STEP 5: Enjoy + Share

TO MAKE THE BAG: I placed sticker letters  in the middle of a small canvas bag. Using distress ink (for scrapbooking)  mix with water in a small spray bottle.  Spray over the stickers. I added more ink as I went to get a darker ombre look.  Once the bag is dry, remove letters ( ok, I removed them right away, but best if you wait till it’s dry)
Photos + Craft: Amanda//Be Crafty Workshop

DIY Seed bomb

DIY Seed bombs

 

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Lola + Small Fry

bunny tote diy
Last week I got to work with my sis in law, Emily, at Small Fry Blog and photograph a darling bunny bag she crafted. Lola gave it a trial run and approves. See the simple DIY here. Perfect for Easter egg hunting and just being adorable.

How in the world Lola was scared of these tiny checks when she has a dog the size of a horse is beyond me.

bunny tote diy
bunny tote diy

xo, Lizzy

Pretty Pinwheels

pinwheel diy

Out of all the April Fools Jokes this week my favorite was waking up to snow on the ground and snowflakes dancing from the sky. Each one laughing in my face… You actually thought it was spring!  You win mother nature. I would’ve rather seen another millionth “I’m pregnant” joke.
Love these pinwheels the darling Amanda Rydell made using Dear Lizzy papers and the flower epoxy center for the right pinwheel. For the containers she painted egg cartons a cheerful coral and gold. Who would have thought of that. So clever!
(The right color is Valspar Coral Reef & left is gold spray paint.)

These are such a cute gift idea to a crafty friend because inside the egg cartons are plastic eggs full of darling supplies: gold glitter clothes pins, mini rolls of washi tape, lace and stickers. Now that’s an easter egg hunt I can get excited about!

pinwheels diy

Adore these painted and embellished eggs. Spray paint plastic eggs and decorate with paper and add a flag with a stamped sentiment.
Projects and Photos by Amanda Rydell
easter egg diy


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Don’t Get Pinched: Girl Hair Clips

diy hair clips

It’s a tragic day in second grade if you forget to wear green on March 17th. Quincey has been hounding me since last week to get her all green outfit laid out and ready to go. She definitely did not inherit my procrastination gene. But today we finally put together some fun, green accessories. I shared the green bow tie diy for Myles, now here’s some super quick girls’ ideas to put together.

diy hair clips

The first are some modern style barrettes.
I used some fabric scraps and glitter POW cardstock from American Crafts. Love that stuff.
-First, I cut some acrylic 2.5″ x .5″. You can use thick chipboard or foam board anything really.
-Next, cut the fabric slightly larger and wrap the acrylic like a present. Hot glueing each side as you go.
-Last, slide a bobbi pin on a 2.25″ piece of ribbon. Add hot glue to the back of the barrette and then attach the bobbi pin and ribbon. That’s it!
If you are making the glitter cardstock  ones it’s the same steps just cut the glitter cardstock slightly larger than the acrylic and then add the ribbon and bobbi pin the same. Use Modge Podge or Tackly Glue and glitter and it will work just as great. Just make sure the last step is modge podge to keep glitter in place. Should be quick since it’s such a small piece.

diy hair clips

diy hair clips

Next is a clover flower that Quincey helped me make. Great for a beginner sewer.
-Cut 3 clover leaf shapes.
-Then sew a running stitch along the bottoms.
-Last, pull thread to bunch together and tie a knot. Would be cute in other colors and more petals. Love Amy Tan’s embroidery threads and needles for this.
diy hair clips

diy hair clips

diy hair clips
Happy St Patty’s Day! xoxo, Lizzy

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glitter cardstockembroidery set amy tanbobbi pins

Valentine Craft Night!

Valentine Craft Night

Last week I hosted a craft night with Alix at Waffle Love’s new restaurant in Provo! That’s right guys, we are talking a box full of crafty stuff in one hand and a delectable waffle in the other! Sounds like a fun girls’ night out to me! We invited some of our local friends and bloggers to join us. Being a mom or working girl it is beyond needed to have a night out to visit and refresh. So we put our kids to bed and that’s what we did. I don’t do this enough it was perfect timing after a busy week.

Valentine Craft Night

Valentine Craft Night Valentine Craft Night

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Big thanks to my good friend Heather for the photos and Collin for putting together this awesome video of the event. He was the only boy invited to the party. I remember hearing over hearing a conversation and asking…  ”wait… watching something emotional can put you into labor?” haha!

Valentine Craft Night

Valentine Craft NightValentine Craft Night

Valentine Craft Night

Thanks so much to everyone who came! And to our awesome sponsors!!!
Waffle Love
Garnish
 (goodie boxes)
Penny and Tillie (earrings)
Melissa Esplin (calligraphy cards)
Miss J. Handmade (bows)
Latter-Day Home (heart prints)
American Crafts (craft supplies)
Orson Gygi (square boxes)
Heather Telford Photography
Collin Kartchner (video)

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Let’s Cuddle + (Instax Review)

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Myles in a red bow tie screaming while I take his first polaroid. Classic.

After dropping my Instax camera and breaking it a few months ago I was having withdrawals recently and needed a replacement. They are actually pretty durable but I dropped a couple and one of my dials broke on another. I lug them everywhere with me and travel with them so I think it is about time to spend twenty bucks on a leather case for my Instax. Or actually this pink one is darling! Some exciting news is that Fuji is releasing a printer you can print Instax from your smart phone or tablets using this printer and instax film! Amazing. This is awesome because instead of not knowing how the picture turns out you can take them with your phone then print your favorite. Although I do love the uncertainty of the Instax experience. You can pre-order but it will be available April 15th. There’s an Instax printer that prints right from your dslr but I’ve never bought it so I figured I might as well wait for the smart phone one now. Can you imagine how fun that will be for vacations etc?! I’m excited!
The film also comes in cool designs.  CHA someone was shooting with polka dot film and I definitely need some of that.  Also I need the Disney themed film our next trip to Disneyland. NEED not want. ; )

I snagged one of these albums but here are some other ways I have displayed polaroids or albums I’ve made over the years.
I have a new album but need to take pictures of it so here are some of my favorite Instax projects for now…

Off We Go: Mini Album
Dear Lizzy mini album

Story Tags
instax tags

Felt Album
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Kids Art Journal
kids art journal kids art journal

It’s Your Day: Board Book
instax book
board book instal

 

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DIY: Valentine’s Day Countdown

valentine's garland

I know there’s only nine days until Valentine’s Day but yesterday I finished my garland/slash countdown/slash treat bag advent and finally hung it up. yay!
Since we moved furniture around I am still figuring out what to hang above our piano so it was a great empty space for some Valentine’s Day fun.

These Wood Numbers are my favorite new product I picked up at CHA and were perfect for a countdown.
The polka dot paper is a Dear Lizzy product found here. I added a new product coming from AC including the black clothespins, pennant shape and twine. The cloth bags will have goodies, small games, pencils etc inside each day. I need to fill a few more of them today but, hey, it’s up at least. And since my kiddies are sneaky they can’t steal the treats from future days yet. They don’t even realize I’m one step ahead of them without even trying.  (high five)

See my countdown from a couple years ago here.

Valentine countdown garland

Valentine countdown garland

valentine's day countdown

Valentine countdown garland

Valentine countdown garland

valentine's garland

valentine's garland

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DIY: Floral Crown

diy floral crown

 

Recently our family pictures were coming up and I had a vision in my head of Lola wearing a floral crown… Not sure why I would do that since family pictures are already stressful enough just getting everyone ready and out the door. Lola hates pants, which last I checked they weren’t optional for pictures in the snow. Then everyone has to be matching… but not matchy-matchy denim on denim.
Well, the crowns all came together effortlessly because with in a couple days I found Amy from Bleu Wednesday. And even better than just wearing the crowns, she came to my home and we made them together. She is the sweetest and was so patient with my girls. Loved spending the afternoon watching her create such beautiful things. Plus, flowers just make you happy… and my home smelled like Christmas.
I filmed and edited the afternoon putting together a tutorial for making floral crowns of your own.
Photos: Heather Telford//Filmed and edited: Me//Flowers: Bleu Wednesday

 

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diy floral crown

diy floral crown

diy  floral crown

 

Add to your Christmas List…

Something you may want to add to your Christmas list (and since we are all Santa might as well grab one for your workshop) the new Dear Lizzy product–triangle punch. It comes in two sizes 1.5″ and 2″ in length. That way you can layer them on top of each other. Yessss! I only have the 2″ but need to get the other size asap. It even comes in a darling mint green color too.
I have loved using it to add triangles here and there to projects and also it’s perfect for making garlands. Save those paper scraps and punch away!

Lola approves.


Above papers from my Lucky Charm collection. Shop all sorts of Dear Lizzy goodies here.  Kisses, Lizzy

just in time… Happy Love Day video

We had a blast making valentines one afternoon and thought these homemade valentines were a perfect way to spread some love. Quincey was so darling running around with us making her deliveries. She really enjoyed hanging with mommay & daddy and being our star of the show.
I especially loved when she yelled, “It’s for Austin Moon!” When I asked who her valentine was for.
Click here to view a Happy Love Day message for you! Video posted just in time since V-day is almost over…

xo, Lizzy