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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!!!

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YOU WILL NEED:

boxwood clippings | easy birthday card diy

Blank cards and envelopes.  I use THESE.

A sheet of text (use my PDF HERE)

Ruler

Scissors

Glue

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HOW TO:

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!!!

DIY Flower Girl’s BIG Flower headband!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Our little brother is getting married this June…eek sooo exciting!!!

We found these simple cotton flutter-sleeved dresses from Gap that are perfect for a summer wedding. They are comfy and cool for the long day ahead (not to mention super affordable) but they needed fancying up a little….

boxwood clippings flower girl

boxwood clippings flower girl

boxwood clippings flower girl

We really wanted real flower crowns for the babies but we knew they wouldn’t last more than a minute with these little grabby hands.

We decided to fancy up our home made headbands (HERE) with a massive silk flower from Hobby Lobby.

We pulled off the flower heads from their stems and hot-glued the base of the flower to a piece of felt. Then we hot-glued the felt to our normal piece of ribbon instead of the tulle bow.

These turned out great and only cost a few dollars!

Can’t wait for the girls to wear their big headbands on the big day!!!

DIY Kid Party Hats

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

What is cuter than a baby with rosy cheeks and pearly teeth?

All of the above plus a party hat!

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After a failed attempt to find cute hats for the twins’ first birthday party (HERE), we decided to make our own.

We used THIS template from Oh Happy Day and attached ribbons to help the babies keep their hats on.

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Of course, the paper hats were way too tempting for the one-year olds, but the older kiddies loved them for all the birthday festivities.

Oh Hannah, you are a cheeky baby girl and somehow even more so in your little party hat!

Five-Minute Easter Garland

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! It may be snowing outside, but inside we are thinking of spring!

We made the EASIEST garland for Easter, and LOVE that it only took five mins!

boxwood clippings easter egg garland

boxwood clippings easter egg garland

SUPPLIES:

We used THESE eggs. So cute and less than $5 for the dozen!

Jute rope (HERE)

Pearl pins (HERE)

HOW TO:

These eggs are made of foam and are light-weight, which made them perfect to pin onto a rope.

Decorating for holidays in just a few mins with just a few dollars is our absolute favorite, how about you?

$4 Bobble Hats for the Lil’ Ladies

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

In England, we like our pom-poms on our babies extra large!

We discovered it was hard to find bobble hats (knit hat with a massive pom pom) in the states, so decided to make our own!

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Isn’t Jane so funny with her massive pom-pom?!

We found knit beanies for $.97, as well as extra bulky yarn for $2.97 at Walmart.

Here are the supplies we used:

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Two sheets of cardboard for pom-pom template (we used a cereal box)

Compass or two round objects for template (we used salad plate and a cup)

hat

 30 yds of yarn

scissors

We followed THESE instructions to make the pom-poms.

Because we wanted such a large pom pom and had such a big template we cut our yarn into 10 yard pieces to make it easier to work with.

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Last, we attached the pom-pom to the hat by cutting two little slits at the top of the beanie and tying two pieces from the pom pom in a double knot on the inside of the hat.

One hat took about ten minutes to make, and because we could make 2 pom poms from one ball of yarn only ended up costing $2.50 per hat!

What’s not to love about a warm and cozy baby?!!!