Creating for Cinco De Mayo

Tomorrow we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, so today I thought I’d share some fun crafts, activities and decorations to make while at home.

Sombrero pinata cookies

Napkin rings

Cactus pin cushions

Gilded maracas

Floral papel picado

Southwest welcome mat

Ice cream pinata

Mexican pottery

Hanging paper flowers

Paper flower crown

Painted cactus rock garden

Pinata napkin rings

Fiesta skirts

Sugar skull sachets

Pull-open pinata

Sock cactus

Castanets

Sugar skull dolls

Fiesta donkey finger puppet

Sombrero headbands

Toy cup and ball game

What are your plans for celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

Beautiful Butterflies

As we get closer to spring and think about all things with a little magic for St. Patrick’s Day, today I thought I would share DIY decorations and crafts featuring butterflies!

Metallic paper butterflies

Woven craft stick butterfly

Butterfly garden stakes

Butterfly window card

Knit a butterfly blanket

Paper lanterns covered in butterflies

Butterfly and white grape vine wreath

Felt finger butterflies

Butterfly quilt and pillow

Heart of butterflies canvas

Detailed butterflies and flowers greeting card

“Big Dreams” butterfly window

Paper butterfly mobile

Butterfly decorated candle holder

Metallic soda can butterfly pin

Nature inspired butterfly (finger puppet)

Crochet butterflies

Quilled butterflies

Tulle and clothespin butterflies

Butterfly bouquet

Butterfly pretzels

What fun butterfly craft and decoration project ideas do you have?

Letters of Love

Today, with Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought we’d look at all the ways you can show others that you “love” them.

Cards:

“Love you watts”

“Owl always love you”

“I love you berry much”

“You are loved”

“Love you with all of my heart” postage stamp card

“Love you” card with strings and hearts

Blue pastel “Love” card

Wall Hangings:

Love canvas with rainbow watercolor hearts

Love letter frame

Folk art splatter ‘love’ pallet

LOVE marquee

“All you need is love” shadowbox

LOVE succulents string art

“Love grows here” palette

Yarn wrapped LOVE letters

Jute or burlap LOVE banner

Love and a heart with string

Even More to “Love:”

“Love you” t-shirts

Love tote

Watercolor ombre “Love” pillows

Stamped “Love” necklace

Love spiral bracelet

Neon “Love” tote

“Love you to the moon and back” scrapbook page

“I love you more than cupcakes” cupcakes

Paper “Love” lanterns

How are you showing love this Valentine’s Day?

Playing with Pillows

In the cooler months we often talk about making blankets and sourcing the warmest materials that we can wear.  But a good snuggle also needs some support, so today we’re taking a look at some pillows you can create to maximize your indoor winter times.

Knitting and Crochet:

Mustache knit pillow

Knit pillow

Knitted twisted taffy

Crochet full circle

Clay steps crochet pillow

Crochet stripes

Couture cable knit

Stepping stripes knit

Mitered squares crochet cushion

Big crochet round pillow

Big loopy knit pillow

Round crochet floor pillow

Knit basket weave pillow

Crochet a unicorn pillow pal

Oversized crochet owl pillow

Bamboo knit stitch pillow

Crochet cactus pillow

Knit cloud shaped pillows

Sewn:

Striped pillow

Envelope back

Sunfold printed pillow

Chevron pillow

Ombre ‘love’ pillow

Fleece pillow with fringe

Chambray floor pillow

Pillow pals

Striped rug pillows

Lavender eye pillow

Tooth fairy pillow

Turn a blanket into a pillow

Buckwheat hull pillow

Faux cross-stitch accent pillows

Sun print pillows

Reversible sequin mermaid tail pillow

Shibori velvet pillows

Round floor pillow with center button

Alpaca pillow

Neck roll pillow

Scrabble “F A L L” pillows

Floor pillow poof

Dog’s bed floor pillow

Pieced half circle pillow

Fleece Christmas tree pillows

What fun pillows have you created?

Words of Holiday Cheer

With Christmas day less than 24 hours away, today I’m sharing some words of the season, and how you can show what’s inspiring you this season.

Joy:

Joy-ful lighted sign

Joy boxwood wreath

Perler bead ‘joy’ banner

Large ‘joy’ letters

Rustic ‘joy’ art made of rope

Jute wrapped ‘joy’ letters

Candy cane striped ‘joy’ letters

‘Joy’ with evergreen wreath sign

‘Joy to the world’ sign

Merry:

‘Merry’ pom-pom sign

‘Merry and Bright’ sign with painted lights

‘Merry Christmas’ pallet sign 

‘Merry little Christmas’ song sign with wreath

‘Merry’ letter sign with mini gold ornaments

‘Merry and bright’ Rudolph sign

Santa inspired:

‘Elf Squad’

‘North Pole’ arrow sign

‘Never too old’ sign

‘Santa’s workshop’ and more signs

Lighted ‘Ho Ho Ho’ sign

Reindeer names sign

Other ideas:

‘Let it snow’ fabric wreath with white (snow) sequins

‘Let it snow’ shadowbox

‘Noel’ pallet sign

‘Vintage Christmas’ pillow

Family holiday sign

‘Christmas tree farm’ sign

‘Sleigh rides’ sign

‘Christmas countdown’ lighted sign

‘Candy cane’ sign

‘O Holy night’ sign

‘Calm and bright’ sign with lights

Wooden ‘O Christmas Tree’ sign

What has been your word or words this Christmas?

A Tree Full of Treats and Treasures

As we get closer to the official celebration of Christmas, today I’ve got some fun DIY tree creations and a few tree treats too.

Amigurumi mini tree

Christmas tree terrarium

Wood disc tree

Weaving hoop tree

Gemstone Christmas tree gift bag

Christmas tree gift tag

Fabric tree pillow ornament

Hanging trees with stars

Felt kids playtime tree

Quilted tree pillow sleeve

Simple golden wood sparkle tree

Simple dyed green wood tree

Ribbon tree

Pinecone tree

Ribbon tree on a T-shirt

Washi tape tree on canvas

Yarn and felt tree skirt with trees

Beaded chenille (pipe cleaner) stem tree

Wood disc ornament

Tree place card

Felt tree bottle cover

Christmas tree napkin

PVC pipe tree

Treats:

Geometric tree candy

Decorated Christmas tree cookies

Star topped mini tree cakes

Decorated Christmas tree cutout cookies

Stained glass Christmas tree cookies

What trees are you decorating with this year?

Christmas Celebrating with Advent Calendars

Thinking of a fun way to count down til Christmas? Try making a homemade Advent calendar.

Wooden Advent tree calendar with boxes

Colorful paper pouch advent calendar

Christmas countdown tree

Fabric “envelope” Advent calendar

Tree Advent banner

Garland art calendar

Scratch-off snowflake calendar

Advent calendar in a jar

Balloon garland calendar

Take-out box calendar

Wooden house calendar

Wooden tree advent calendar with little metal buckets

Felt stocking garland calendar

Paper stocking garland calendar

Christmas light bulb garland calendar

Paper woodland houses calendar

Hanging paper houses calendar

Boxes on canvas calendar

Activity card calendar 

Star garland calendar

Upcycled toilet paper gift-filled Advent calendar

Punch box calendar

Tree-topped Advent calendar boxes

Message in a bottle calendar

Matchbook advent calendar

Ornament calendar

Advent calendar with little mailboxes

Geometric calendar

Envelopes in a box calendar

What are your Advent calendar ideas?