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How to etch a monogrammed horseshoe beer glass for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Spring, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Hey mint juleps, step aside. Make this monogrammed horseshoe beer glass to watch the jockeys race for the Triple Crown. All you need is a $3 beer glass and some etching cream to make...How to etch a monogrammed horseshoe beer glass for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes... »
 
 

DIY Bath Bombs for Mother’s Day with Free Printable Tags

DIY Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Spring

Who wants flowers? Make DIY Bath Bombs for a Mother's Day gift that your mom will love! And you can also make a few extras for yourself :) My friend Sonya is a talented...DIY Bath Bombs for Mother’s Day with Free Printable Tags... »
 

 

Easy DIY Paper Easter Basket and Astrobrights Paper Giveaway

Easter, Paper Crafts, Spring, Under 1 Hour

Here's an easy DIY paper Easter basket that you can make with just a few cuts and folds. Hop to it! I love these paper Easter baskets. I want to make like 85 of...Easy DIY Paper Easter Basket and Astrobrights Paper Giveaway... »
 
 

DIY Mother’s Day Card Using a Polka Dot Stencil (and GIVEAWAY!)

DIY Gift Ideas, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

All moms agree that the best Mother’s Day presents are handmade. Make your mom a special Mother's Day card that spells M-O-M in polka dots. I used this new polka dot stencil from Amy...DIY Mother’s Day Card Using a Polka Dot Stencil (and GIVEAWAY!)... »
 

 

Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

Accessories, DIY Gift Ideas, Fall, Recycled Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Winter

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Fresh, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but...Stencil an Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts... »
 
 

DIY Geometric Painted Planter #craftmonthlove

DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Spring

Here's a DIY geometric painted planter to get you in the mood for spring. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores makes spring crafting easy with this $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and the...DIY Geometric Painted Planter #craftmonthlove... »
 

 

Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)

Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Weddings

This rectangular place card free printable template coordinates with my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” You can personalize...Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)... »
 
 

Make an Edible Easter Bonnet for a Lamb Cake

Dessert Recipes, Easter, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Spring

Make a charming (and edible!) chocolate candy melt Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it to add a little fashion sense to an Easter lamb cake. I've shown how to bake and cool...Make an Edible Easter Bonnet for a Lamb Cake... »
 
 

How to Decorate an Easter Lamb Cake

Dessert Recipes, Easter, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Spring

Nothing says spring like decorating a traditional Easter lamb cake with fluffy white frosting and green coconut grass. By now, you should have followed the Easter Lamb Cake recipe to bake and cool your...How to Decorate an Easter Lamb Cake... »
 
 

Easter Lamb Cake Recipe For Beginners

Dessert Recipes, Easter, Kid-friendly Recipes, Spring

Lamb cakes are as Easter as the bunny himself! Make your family and friends a cute-as-a-button lamb cake this Easter with this simple step-by-step recipe. My friend Meg Wolff hosts a Lamb Throwdown contest...Easter Lamb Cake Recipe For Beginners... »
 
 

Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that's perfect for late spring and summer. And it's super easy to sew. This...Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern... »
 
 

DIY Garden Seed Markers from Recycled Plastic Salad Containers

Earth Day, Home, Recycled Crafts, Spring, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

These free DIY printable garden seed markers are made from recycled plastic salad containers. The packrat in me always kinda feel bad about throwing these plastic salad containers away so thought I'd try to...DIY Garden Seed Markers from Recycled Plastic Salad Containers... »
 
 

{DIY or Buy} How to Make a Garden Mosaic Stepping Stone – Or Where To Buy if Your Plate is Full

DIY or Buy, Home, Spring

Spring is already here and my Must Make This Someday List is really filling up. I totally have 'eyes bigger than my stomach' syndrome when it comes to crafting. So I’ve decided to round...{DIY or Buy} How to Make a Garden Mosaic Stepping Stone – Or Where To Buy if Your Plate is Full... »
 
 

Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Easter, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's a super cute DIY spring and summer craft that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look....Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}... »
 
 

Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Here's my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature "Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine." I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round...Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}... »
 
 

Lamb Cake Throwdown Contest for Easter

Easter, Spring

My friend Meg has made a tradition of the Easter Lamb Cake. Each year, she holds a Lamb Cake Throwdown Contest to determine the best decorated Lamb Cake using the Wilton Lamb Cake Pan....Lamb Cake Throwdown Contest for Easter... »
 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins with Irish Maps and Sayings {free printable}

Free Printable, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

I made these St. Patrick's Day Shrinky Dink necklaces and pins to spiff up St. Patty's garb just a little bit. Of all the holidays, St. Patrick's Day is among the least classy when...St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins with Irish Maps and Sayings {free printable}... »
 
 

Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer, Under $10

Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can't get enough of them. So I decided to make a free baby sunhat sewing pattern with ruffles to add to her fashion options. I freehanded this...Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties... »
 
 

St. Patrick’s Day Personalized Pot Pies

Dinner Recipes, Holidays, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Spring, St. Patrick's Day

So I thought of something to do with my mini alphabet cookie cutters. I simplified a more intensive version that Simply Recipes adapted from a Marshall Field's cookbook. Chicago *knows* St. Patrick's Day. //...St. Patrick’s Day Personalized Pot Pies... »
 
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