Archive for the ‘diy’ Category

Making a Wreath for Free is our Fave!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Man, how we love a simple, pretty project that costs us nothing at all!

Sarah has a lot of dusty miller plants in front of her home, that needed a good clipping for winter. We took the clippings to make the easiest wreath ever!

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath 2

boxwood clippings | garden clippings wreath

We used a wire hanger as our wreath base (see HERE), which we simply just bent into an oval. Next we attached the dusty miller clippings by wiring the stems to the hanger.

This plant dries great, and this project took about 10 minutes!

We’ll take any chance we get to bring a little extra life into the house for the winter, especially when it’s free!

Black Licorice Cat Favors

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

We spied these black licorice cats HERE and thought they were perfect for Halloween!

Paired with THESE little muslin bags and you have a perfect harry potter-worthy treat.

boxwood clippings | boo favors

We stamped the bags with ‘boo’ to make them a little more festive.

boxwood clippings | boo favors 2 png

Do you have a Halloween party coming up?  These would make such a cute favor!

Glitter Acorns

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

You know what’s fun? Glitter!!!

It’s pretty hard to beat good ole’ nature, but sometimes is fun to add little sparkle!

These acorns were simply dipped in glue and sprinkled with the good stuff (HERE).

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

boxwood clipping | glitter acorns

They’re nice to dot around the house, or to display together in a bowl.

As always, it’s always fun to add a little festivity here and there! :)

A little Pom Pom Garland for Halloween

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pom poms make us giddy, and nothing could be easier than making one for any and every holiday!
We made this b+w one for Halloween…

boxwood clippings | pom pom halloween garland

boxwood clippings | pom pom halloween garlandSupplies:
baker’s twine HERE
white pom poms HERE black pom poms HERE
large sewing needle

Simply thread your twine on to needle and get to work threading pom poms.

Easiest way to decorate for holidays, guaranteed!

Really Easy Birthday Card DIY

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Forgetting someone’s birthday is top on my list of pet-peeves.

It doesn’t take a lot to wish someone happiness on their special day, so I get really aggravated with myself if I haven’t sent out a little card.

Since birthday are an around-the-calender sort of thing, I’ve found it’s best to have a stock of them on hand to either pop in the mail, or in my purse to drop off.

.So here we go…my secret way to make 40 cards in about 1 hour!!!



boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Blank cards and envelopes.  I use THESE.

A sheet of text (use my PDF HERE)






1. First, make sure you have the essentials. The Blank Cards can be found anywhere, look at craft stores or Target. Then you need to print off the text sheet on card stock. Personally, I never like to fight with my printer at home with card stock so I bring it into Fed Ex, it only costs about $.10/page if you bring your own card stock. No fuss, great quality…holler!!!

2. Cut the text sheet. First one cut vertical, and then horizontally so each “happy birthday” is cut individually!

3. Make the little flag by folding the word strip over a ruler and making a crease (pic below). It’s an over and back motion.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Use scissors to cut ends to look like flags.

boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

.The first few are a little fiddly, but you’ll soon get the hang of it!

4. Glue the flag onto card, by just gluing the flag tales either side. This gives a lovely 3D pop!

.boxwood clippings | really easy birthday card diy

Ta-Dah! That’s it!!!

This is the perfect project to squeeze in when the little ones are down for a nap.

Call a friend you need to catch up with and talk while getting your crafting on.

So fun. So Productive!

Oooooh, and I forgot to mention they cost about $.35 each…BOOM!!!