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Guest Post on Lil Luna: A Spa DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I had so much fun putting this lovely gift idea together for Lil Luna and her readers.

I always thought spa products like these would be a little time consuming to make, but it was easy peasy and really enjoyable!

Pop over and take a look. (click HERE)

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A Homemade Spring Wreath

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sarah has been on the hunt for a spring wreath for her front door for a really long time…years in fact.

Every spring wreath has been too big, flouncy, ‘fake’ looking or expensive for her liking, so this year she finally decided to make her own.

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a spring wreath

She bought a simple grapevine wreath HERE for $4.99, whitewashed it with craft paint and used four stems of paper florals from Hobby Lobby (in store) to tuck into the wreath.

Isn’t she lovely?

Under $20 and less than an hour…and so much sweeter that it’s a one-of-a-kind and we’re all happy Sarah finally has a spring wreath on the door!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Personalized Plant Pots

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Happy Monday!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend, we really felt spring for the first time this year and are excited for all the season has to offer.

We shared this Mother’s Day gift idea on Lil Luna a few years ago, but still think it’s pretty fab if you’re looking for a homemade gift idea for your mum, (or anyone really) be sure to keep it in mind!

We just love the spring feel, and homemade touch!

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You Will Need:

Terra-cotta Plant Pot

Puff Paint

Pencil

How To:

Simply free-hand a design (like the dots below), or sketch a design with a pencil and go over it with the paint (like the monogram above).

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Just make sure you have fun, and don’t think too hard about the process. Simple is almost always best.

Once your design is finished, just let it set for about four hours, and then you’re ready to add the plants.

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It was fun to decorate a few different sized pots, as they look great grouped together. Maybe having each child decorate one and create a whole garden would be sweet.

Adding a little ‘homemade’ says “I love you” more than anything.

Do you agree?

White Chocolate Easter Lollipops

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

We made these adorable chocolate lollipops for the girls’ Easter baskets and loved how they turned out!

They remind us of our English childhood and were so incredibly fast and easy!

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Here’s what we needed to make them:

White chocolate snaps HERE
Easter mold HERE
Easter egg mold HERE
Lollipop sticks HERE
Lollipop bags HERE
Ribbon of choice

First we melted our chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.

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Next, we laid the lollipop sticks in the mold and poured the chocolate to fill the mold.

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We let them harden and they popped out of the molds no problem.

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Lastly, we covered with the lollipop bags and tied with grosgrain ribbon.

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These turned out incredably cute, we’ll be making about 100 for our huge family on Easter day!

Do you love giving gift-giving at Easter? If so, these are for you!

Head over to Gygi for supplies and be sure to use “BOXWOOD15” to get 15% off your entire order!

Yay!!!

A Gold and White Easter Basket

Monday, March 14th, 2016

We are big fans of Lindt chocolate and love seeing their Easter collection when it hits stores every year.

THIS yummy bunny caught my eye for Jane and set the theme for her Easter basket…

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lindt white chocolate bunny HERE
gold saltwater sandals HERE
baby bling metallic bow HERE
bunny ears HERE
golden egg HERE
wooden initial HERE
bunny peeps HERE
dove eggs HERE

Can you tell what my two favorite stores are?

We made these adorable chocolate lollipops which were the perfect addition to her basket.

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Make sure to come stop by tomorrow to see how easy they are to make!