How To Make A Lily Of The Valley Arrangement

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How to Make a Lily of the Valley flower arrangement
It is easy to learn how to make a Lily of the Valley arrangement. These highly scented little flowers are fabulous to have in the house. 

My garden is filled with flowers that have scent or sentiment  (I remember the same flowers from my mother's garden as a child) and to have these in the home always brings a smile to my lips.

Lily of the Valley are a very romantic flowers and you will see them often used in bridal bouquets in the spring time. As in all flowers there are little tricks on how to make an arrangement with Lily of the Valley.

How to Make a Wine Glass Lamp

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Make a wine glass table lampI designed these little Wine Glass Lamps because there have been many times where I need a temporary light that I wanted to look pretty. 

If I am hosting a party I don't want long hallways or unused rooms to be dark so placing these little lamps about gives the right amount of light.

Wine Glass Lamps are also useful if you are hosting a party outside but want light to show the way to the powder room or kitchen. Here I am showing it on a buffet table.

They are based on the idea of making wine glasses into candles but these can be placed out unattended without the fear of fire since they are electric.

Make Beaded Bubble Wands

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Make a beaded bubble wandWhat could be more wonderful to blow bubbles with than a beaded bubble wand.

This could be a great craft for a birthday party and a kids group.

The decoration is simply placing whatever fabulous beads you have around onto a wire bubble wand that is very simple to make.

Make several and let the kids go wild with them. Everyone will have their favorite and these are inexpensive enough to make that you can let them go home with them.

A beaded bubble wand is a great way to start off spring.

How to Sew a Fold Up Shopping Bag - Free Pattern

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How to sew a fold up shopping bag free patternI designed this fold up shopping bag several years ago but wasn't able at the time to give a free PDF of the pattern.

I now have a free pattern to share with you which makes sewing the nifty little fold up shopping bag a breeze.

Once you have made one you will be addicted and find yourself quickly making them for gifts.

I have made several which I keep in my glove compartment of my car so I never have to pay for plastic bags if I decide to do a quick shopping trip.

The best thing about making your own fold up shopping bags is that you can personalize the fabric to what suits you.

Childhood Photos of Mother for Mother's Day

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childhood photos of mother for Mother's day
For Mother's Day many moms will say that they don't want anything. But it is the thought that counts and you want to get them something memorable. Something that will put a smile on her face.

You know that mom has a houseful of photos of the family when you were all little, but does she have any photos out of herself when she was a child?

As kids we think of our mothers as always being a grown up and forgetting that they had a childhood as well. This Mother's Day why not give her a framed photo of herself when she was a child in the acknowledgement that her childhood was important as well.

Mother's Day Tablescape

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Mother's Day TablescapeWhat nicer way of treating Mom than to give her a special lunch or dinner. While flowery and sweet designs are nice if your mother has a bit more sophisticated tastes then she might want something rather more elegant a little less frilly.

This is a simple but elegant tablescape that was designed around the purple grape hyacinths that grow rampant through my garden in the spring. (These flowers were actually cut from my front lawn where they had escaped the confines of the garden.)

With touches of blue/purple and gold this tablescape has a regal feel to it.
Small Victorian Flower CardsThese free printable small Victorian flower cards were designed from Victorian calling cards.

These beautiful little cards are the perfect finishing touch on a gift for Mother's Day, a Bridal Shower or even for Valentine's Day.

They are very feminine and delicate looking. If you have decorative scissors you could give them a fancy edge.

Placed on a white package with a red bow the cards really stand out. For a great shiny white paper use children's Finger Painting Paper and for instructions on how to make this bow go here.

Mother's Day Wrapping Paper - Printable

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Mother's Day Wrapping PaperWrapping paper for Mother's Day can be expensive if you just need a little piece to wrap up something small.

Here is a free printable wrapping paper that I designed from an antique calling card. It is a sweet image of a  hand holding two blue birds surrounded by roses.

For more color print this out on colored paper. I used yellow and pink paper and the design looks lovely on both. 

This free printable wrapping paper is a perfect way to finish off a Mother's Day gift.

Easter Egg Dye Note Cards

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Easter Egg Dye note cards
You finished coloring your Easter Eggs and you still have all that marvelous dye left over and you are feeling creative. 

Why not have some fun with paper and make these very cute Easter Egg Dye Note Cards?

They are fun and easy to make and adds a bit more creativity to your Easter. Depending on the colors of your dyes they might be subtle and pretty or bold and striking.

Wrap them up with a bow and add some envelopes and they make a great little gift.
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