Posts Tagged With: green

Easy Peasy whimsical Holiday “flowers”

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yarn Pom Pom flowers

I really enjoy decorating for the holidays. I do not however enjoy the price of holiday decor. This means that i use a lot of hand-me-down decorations or handmade items.  I was noticing , this year, as I was putting out me decorations that they are starting to not suite MY style. That’s when I decided to make these whimsical Lorax inspired “flowers”. They are so easy and quick and I kind of want to put them everywhere.

Here is what you need:

*yarn (red)

*sparkly pipe cleaners (green)

*scissors

Here is what you will do: tutorial

1. There is not a picture of this, but cut one piece of yarn about 8 inches long for tying your pom pom. Then hold one end of your longer yarn with your thumb and begin wrapping it around your pointer and middle fingers until you have a nice “forkful of  spaghetti”

2. This is your “forkful of spaghetti”

3.Take the 8″ piece of yarn you cut and stick it through your two fingers and back around the other side and tie a loop in the middle of your “spaghetti”

4.Place one of your pipe cleaners about an inch into your middle string. Pull tight and tie a knot.

5.Fold down the end of your pipe cleaner and wrap it around itself tightly.

6. Cut your loops so that it forms a shaggy ball.

7. Trim your shaggy ball . The closer you get to the middle, the neater the ball will look. It is ok to leave it shaggy if you prefer that look. *hint- to trim all of the loose ends -fluff the ball in your palm a few times while trimming.

8. Voila! you have a fun little yarn pom pom flower! Now make more and stick them in vases all around your house!

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St. Patty’s Day (free) printable cupcake toppers (or other things-like pins, placecards, invitations, placecards, & more! )

Free printables by TheTomKatStudio.com

Yeah, I know I picked a long title for this post, but I am in a happy mood today so I felt like being a little silly.  I have been so busy with spring projects around the house that I haven’t had much time to make my own crafts. All of the projects are the remodeling kind. So for now, I thought I would link my readers to other crafty projects other than my own. It’s a good thing too, because I found a new (to me) blog called The TomKat Studio where there are lots of wonderful ideas and free downloads. Here I found these  free printable cupcake toppers for St. Patrick’s Day. These could be used for other projects too – just check the title of this post for some ideas!

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how clever! kitchen soap dispenser

Here’s a clever way to add a little surprise of pizzaz to your kitchen.
Get rid of that messy ordinary looking dish soap bottle and replace it with this:

** you can also use a wine bottle if you like to keep more soap on hand. I found this specialty soda at the grocery store (it was quite good too) and LOVED  the brightly colored label that is painted on. Looks great with green colored apple scented soap!

you can  purchase the spouts at most stores in the wine or mixer section or order them from a site like amazon.com

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