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.

Mother's Day - Small Victorian Flower Cards - Printable

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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.

How to Make a Fall Flower Arrangement

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fall flower arrangementThere is a easy way to add a little bit of color and grace to your home for Thanksgiving by making a simple fall arrangement.

I happened onto these everlasting flowers (helichrysums) and statice at my local farmers market and bought two bunches for $7. I also added Dusty Miller leaves that were still in my fall garden as extra foliage.

If you don't have a farmers market near by you can check out to see what you local florist might have in stock that is in these fall colors of yellows, oranges, dark rose and other colors that the leaves are in this time of year. 

While I used these flowers fresh you can also make this arrangement with dried varieties of the flower.

Spooky Halloween Portraits in Frames

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spooky Halloween portraits in framesFor the last several years dollar stores and craft stores have been selling wonderfully spooky portraits that when looked at a different angle turn into creep images.

While I love the look of these portraits I'm not so enamored with the "frames" that they come in and decided that I could do something better.

Placed around my home these have an added ghoulish effect since I mingle them amongst  genuine photos of relatives.

How to Carve Apples for Halloween

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Carved apples for HalloweenWhile flowers and greenery are always great to have on the table as a center piece they seem a little too...tame for a Halloween meal (unless you use a plant like Venus Fly Trap).

Swap them out for an evening with these grinning apples. Apples are easy to carve and quick to do.

All that you will need are a few fresh apples, a paring knife and a little bit of time. Place un-carved apples in a bowl and your carved ones on top for an instant easy Halloween center piece.

Best of all you can eat you center piece when you are done with it!

Skull & Medical Printables for Halloween

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Halloween - Skull and body part prints free printable
For something goulish for Halloween why not print off these free PDF's of medical body parts.

I found a old beat up book of anatomy at a antique shop years ago that was filled with macabre etching of the human body.

Beautifully illustrated I have made it my Halloween tradition to place these out every year.

For a unique trick or treat bag you could glue one of these images to a large black gift bag.

While these images are a little creepy they are not gory which makes them a bit more fun.

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Halloween Treat Bags - Printable

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Halloween treat bags printableIf you are holding a Halloween Party, have a group that you will be giving treats to, or your children exchange treats at Halloween with classmates these little treat bags are ideal!

For children that have allergies or can not eat candy these are a perfect way to customize the treats.

Easily made from one sheet of regular or colored paper they are very easy to assemble.

Boo, Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat? are on the front of these small bags.

There is a free printable PDF to print from and with a little glue you are done!
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