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Summertime Party Garland

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Now that it is summer and we find ourselves celebrating outdoors, I am reminded of how much I love to make party garlands. When we break out the shade structure, I love to decorate it with a colorful, paper pendant garland.  It makes the yard look happy and inviting.

The best part about this project is that most of it is actually kid made. I enlist my two and ask them to paint bright colors onto brown paper bags.  Then, we cut out triangles and I slowly sew them using a straight stitch on my machine.  You can also punch holes and thread with yarn or string.

Hang it wherever the party is!

Happy July weekending, my friends.

-Emily

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5 Bright Spots :: Bunnies!

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

1. Oh my! Mer Mag‘s Bunny Pouch is an adorable way to deliver candy and treats.

2. Jessica posted about a clever and pretty Origami Bunny Envelope tutorial that she discovered and tested.

3. Brown paper bag Bunny Masks for hours of fun and merriment.

4. Do you have extra paint chip samples kicking around?  This Paint Chip Bunny Garland is cute way to use ‘em up!

5. With a little help from an adult, children can send spring love notes with these Pop-Up Bunny Cards. Charming!

Hippity hop.

xo e

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5 Bright Spots

Friday, March 8th, 2013

1. This simple, cheery St. Patrick’s Day garland was made by Kelly at DIY Studio.

2.  Yum! These Zucchini Bites look delicious and fun to eat.

3.  A beautiful, simple, little Easter egg craft.

4. Melanie is offering an adorable, free bunny softie template on her blog.  Super cute!

5.  Ellen writes about how she taught 400 kids how to dye their own fabric.  Her method looks simple, fun, and successful!

Happy weekending to you all!

xo emily

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Make it :: Bird Garland

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Here in New England, we’re still kind of in the thick of it — another blanket of snow will come this evening and the mornings are still deeply cold.  But, spring is surely on its way and I like to hang a cheery bird and sun garland in my kitchen to remind myself of the light and tweets that will soon fill our days.

How To:

1. Put out a tarp and have children paint the inside of brown paper bags.

2. Set it outside in the sun to dry. (Or inside by the heater)

3. Cut the painted bag into bird and sun shapes.

4. Use a sewing machine (or yarn and a hole punch) to string the birds and suns into a garland.

5. Hang and smile.

xo emily

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5 Bright Spots

Friday, December 14th, 2012

1. Abby Glassenberg’s adorable mice softies make me smile! She posted this sweet design on her blog few years ago where she offers a free pattern for all to enjoy. Awesome, right?

2. Shirley Link is a new girl detective series that my daughter is crazy about. This is an amazing series, my friends! Your kids will be hooked and you’ll feel realllllly good about it. Visit author Ben Zackheim’s blog for more details and information.

3. Oooooh! A Book Page Star Garland! I have a thing for crafts made from dilapidated books.

4. This lovely wreath ornament uses left-over bits of yarn and fiber. Easy and beautiful! via craftycrow

5. LOVE these prints. (love, love, love)

xo e

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