Tip #1: Pom Pom Flowers
I have been wondering how to make these flowers ever since I saw them in an issue of Coastal Living Magazine. It was in the background and rather subtle but I loved them! They were purpley, full of whimsy and fun, and added just the right simplicity to be so very ME! I had it in my head on how to do them but then I came across this amazing and simple tutorial and I knew I had to pass along this fun find to all of you. Everything about the blog Domestifluff is amazing so be sure to check it out.
The above picture is mine (and I made that vase years ago...like 12 or 13...in one of those great pottery painting places. Who knew I would still use it this long?) and I chose to make my pom poms a bit longish since I liked the look. This was super easy and super fun and it looks just fabulous on my table!
Tip #2: Pretty Little Clothespins
Disclaimer: To all of you seasoned crafters...yes, I am aware that this has been done before and you may have already seen it. But maybe many of you are like me and love to see the same craft with a different spin. So I put a fun little organizational element into this one...
I am getting pretty repetitive.
So I whipped out some scrap scraps and had a blast! Here is what you need...
1. First you need to pull all the clothespins apart and remove the springs.
2. Trace the top of the clothespin on paper and cut it out. There are different ways to do this but this is the way I did it.
3. Use the paintbrush or fingers to coat Mod Podge the top of the clothespin. Smooth with fingers and add a finishing coat.
5. Let it dry and just pop the springs back using one that is already assembled as a guide.
Easy peasy and you can use them for anything!
This one was fun. I had this scrap paper that had the days of the week on it with all these cute little chores and things. So I decided to make Days of the Week Clothespins for some organizing flair. They turned out so cute! I love that Saturday has a glass of lemonade and Sunday has a pile of books with a cup of tea on it.
If the pictures are hard for you to see...
Monday: Dusting polish and cloth that says "dust me"
Wednesday: Van that says "mom's taxi"
Thursday: Bags of groceries
Friday: Broom and dustpan (I could not fit the laundry basket on there!)
I made some for the 4th of July but forgot to take pics. Here are some dark ones so you can get the idea...(the fun 4th of July printable is from here)...
Happy Tuesday Friends!