DIY Bunny Banner Perfect for Spring!

BUNNY BANNER Spring Bunny Banner

Spring is in the air here in Kansas! We have been having 70 degree weather, which is crazy! We should be in the 50’s right now, but hey I will take 70’s any day! So I thought it was a fun time to start doing some Spring DIY Crafts, for those who are wanting to get ready to decorate the home!

This is a really fun craft that is pretty easy to make. Feel free to improvise things, you don’t have to make it exactly like pictured! Here is a fun DIY Bunny Banner Tutorial Perfect for Spring!

Bunny Banner Supplies

Supplies: 
scissors
transparent tape
glue gun or glue dots
pen
template outline of bunny
paint brush
Chipboard Letters
that spell “spring”
twine
embellishments for the bunny tails (found in scrapbooking supplies)
Instructions: 
Spring1. Paint your chipboard letter that spell “spring” and set aside to dry. Use any color of paint you would prefer! This is Spring Mint.
Bunny2. Trace 7 Bunnies (approx 6 inches tall) on your choice of decorative paper and cut them out. Or if you have a Silhoutte Machine, you can easily cut them with that.
Bunny Tails3. Add embellishments as bunny tails. You can find neat stickers like these in the scrapbooking section at stores.
4. Once dry, attach the chipboard letters to the bunnies with glue gun or glue dots.
5. Lay out your bunnies and the letters with the spacing you prefer.
6. Measure out your twine so that there is extra on each side of the banner for hanging.
7. One by one, secure paper bunnies to the twine using tape or glue.
8. You are done, now just hang wherever you would like, or give as a gift!

DIY Bunny Banner Perfect for Spring

Bunny Banner for Spring
TIP: by using tape instead of glue to secure the pieces, you are able to adjust them after you hang the banner if needed.

 

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No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial + Valentine Gift Basket #TreatThePups

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Valentine's Day Dog Gift BasketI can’t believe Valentine’s Day is almost here! I feel like we flew through January, and I blinked and it was gone! I thought I would get a little head start on a Valentine Gift Basket for our little doggy, Ruger! He is a part of our family, and I will be honest he truly gets spoiled with toys, treats, and lots and lots of attention!

I thought it would be fun to create this cute Valentine’s Day Doggy Basket, and I made a fun No-Sew Dog Rope for his play time! It is super easy to make, and you can use any fabric you want! I had some red and white fabric, and since I wanted it to be Valentine’s theme, I thought it was a perfect time to use it up!

Want to see how easy it is to make this No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial?! Then keep reading! It only takes like 10 minutes to make, it is that quick! Plus you don’t need anything more than fabric, scissors, and your hands to tie and braid!

Dog Rope Tutorial

First off you want to cut up some fabric. Again you can use old t-shirts, or old fabric you have laying around, or go out and buy some. Anything will do! Now, Ruger is a really small dog, he weighs only 12 pounds and is full grown. So I knew going in I didn’t have to have to long of a rope. So I just grabbed my ruler, and cut up some strips of fabric. Because you braid and tie off the fabric, cut it a bit longer than what you are wanting. I used three strips of the white, and six strips of the red fabric.

Dog Rope Tutorial

Next you want to tie the end together on one end. Its a little awkward to get tied but again it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it is knotted well, so it won’t come apart when your doggy is tugging on it!

Dog Rope Tutorial

Then you simply want to braid the rope, and tie the other end off once your braid is done! That is it, you are done, and ready for your little pooch to begin playing!! 

#TreatYourPup

Now I wanted to go and do a bit more for Valentine’s Day for our little Ruger! So I hit up our local Walmart and got some tasty dog treats that he loves!

#TreatYourPupsI got some Pup-Peroni in original beef and bacon flavors, and picked up some Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers! Those are his absolute favorite treats to munch on!

Big Heart Pet Treats

I tossed all the items into a basket, and wrapped this cute heart I made that says Free Kisses around his neck to make him pose for the camera!! Ruger, is not a fan of getting his picture taken when he knows he has a toy right next to him and tasty treats, but hey I got a few of him! Isn’t he just adorable?!

Big Heart Pet Treats Look at that yearning for his treat in this picture! I barely got to snap the picture before he demolished it! That is one thing I can say, he love love loves his treats!

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So don’t forget your little dog (s) this Valentine’s Day. Stop in to your local Walmart and pick up some tasty treats at great prices, like I did! And if you are feeling like a DIY, create the fun rope above! It is really easy to do and takes only 10 minutes!

Do you have a pet you will be spoiling this Valentine’s Day?! 

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Created a Deco Mesh Wreath Courtesy of Paper Mart!

 I was sent some products to try out for free. All opinions below are 100% my own. 

Deco MeshI was sent a ton of Deco Mesh from Papermart.com to use! At first when I got the box I was in shock of how much they sent, their were tons of colors, it was like Christmas! My first thought was to create a wreath, I know lots of people use deco mesh for wreaths! I wanted to create a simple wreath!

Deco Mesh WreathI decided to go with black mesh, and then I found the letter “A” made of wood, and I painted it a pretty blue-ish color and wrote our last name on it! I thought it would be a fun wreath to have in between the holiday wreaths I have. Plus I have enough deco mesh I could make more wreaths for all the seasons!

I had no idea where to start, so I searched You Tube and I came across the Spring Geo Mesh Wreath Tutorial from Maymay Made it! I watched a few video’s and she was the one who I thought had the best tutorial! It was pretty easy to create, and it really didn’t take to long. I thought I would share the video, instead of trying to explain how to do it!

Deco Mesh Wreath

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If you enjoy crafting you might check out Paper Mart! They have quite a bit of party supplies, packaging items, crafts and more up for grabs. It is a really neat site, and I am interested to try out some more of their products. I also was sent some tiny paper cups to make like bon bons and put them in, so I might have to whip up a fun dessert sometime for a party!

Do you enjoy doing crafts? 

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Let Freedom Ring 4th of July Inspired Sign + Deal on Silhouette Products

Silhouette sent me some products to try out and share my honest thoughts on them. All opinions below are 100% my own. 4th of July Silhouette Craft

With 4th of July right around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a cute 4th of July Inspired Sign to decorate with using the Sketch Pens from Silhouette! I used the pen to write the words on the paper, then cut out some blue and red stars to add to it! I think it turned out pretty good. I had black and white pens, they do have lots of colors to choose from though in the Sketch Pens!

Silhouette Sketch Pen Using the Sketch Pens in my Silhouette Cameo was really easy! All you do is remove the blade, and replace it with one of the sketch pens. It fits right in, and only takes a second to pop in. Then just pick out a design you want, I used the “Let Freedom Ring” Design ID #61940  in the Silhouette Store.

Silhouette Sketch Pen

Then once you get your design the size you want it, you just select the Silhouette Sketch Pen for the cut setting, and replace your blade with choice of pen. Then click start and it will begin to create your design! It is super easy to do, and doesn’t take any more effort then cutting a design!

With the pens I will say depending on the paper, will determine how well it works. I had a red and blue card stock paper that had a little bit of lines on it, the sketch pens didn’t show up very well on them, so using these pens it is best if you use flat plain paper.

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Now through July 5th you can head over to silhouetteamerica.com and score 30% off everything! I really love my Silhouette Cameo, it can do so much, and it makes crafting fun and really easy! If you own a Silhouette Machine you can even buy accessories like vinyl, sketch paper, sketch pens, and much more!

Do you enjoy doing crafts? If so what kind?! 

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Turn an Old Window Into Wall Decor with Fresh Paint and Quote

Old Window Into Wall Decor My sister-in-law, Amie, had put all new windows in her home and asked if I wanted a few of her old windows! I said, sure, and decided to craft with them! I wanted a nice turquoise color window, with a little antique look to it! I thought adding a quote to it, would be fun to hang on the wall! I decided to do one for our bedroom and I want to do another one for the living room! Here is the one I did for the bedroom! Ways to Use old windowsThe window was a brown color, and I thought why not paint it up, so I started out spray painting it black, and once it was dry, I then added the turquoise color on top of it! I did it this way because I took a sanding block
to scratch it up, and I wanted black to show through. So here is how I turned this old window into wall decor, for cheap!

Items I used: 

Black Spray Paint
Turquoise-Satin Lagoon Spray Paint
icon (or any color you want)
Sanding block
word decal to put on window (Amazon has decals for around $2!)Adding aging to painted windowAs you can see this is the sanding block I used, it was like $1 at the Dollar Store. But if you don’t have that, you can use sanding paper too. After I got the black and turquoise on and it dried, I lightly scratched at it, on the edges I rubbed a bit harder, as I wanted it to go down to the wood to give it more personality! 

DIY Old Window Then I put the quote on it. You can buy pre-made quotes that you peel and stick or you can make your own with a Silhouette or Cricuit machine or whatever else you have available! This was really easy to make, and you can use any color you want! I also thought to make a window and put a picture behind it, and use the window as the frame! The possibilities of how to use a window for crafting is endless!  Grab a window from a yard sale, or rummage through your garage and start crafting!! Love to hear what you would do with an old window!

This is a really inexpensive craft, that doesn’t take much to do! What would you do with an old window? 

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