Craft Craze: Ribbon Wreath for the 4th

In honor of the Fourth of July, I did a really fun craft over the past week.

I found it on Pinterest (obviously!) and it was super easy and very, very cute. Although mine did not come out exactly like the one on The Suburban Mom, it was still a success. All in all, I was happy with it. The directions were very clear and this was a cute and simple idea.

This was a Fourth of July wreath. (In case you’ve never noticed, I’m really into wreaths)

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It was made with a styrofoam wreath and ribbon. That’s it! So simple.

I love that this is a really great craft to know because you can change it to customize it to almost any holiday or occasion. For instance, if you know someone having a baby, you can make them a pink or blue one or something like that. All you need to do is find cute ribbon and there you go! The other best thing about it is that you can keep it forever and use it year after year.

I really like the one on this site, how it’s set up like an American flag. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the ribbon I was looking for (we have only Walmart here for craft supplies, which is annoying. Thankfully a Michael’s is opening soon!). So, I improvised.

All in all, this was a really fun craft! I highly recommend trying it for any holiday!

Thanks, Suburban Mom!

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As Seen on Pinterest: Lilly

I have a love-hate relationship with how popular Lilly Pulitzer suddenly is. I love it because, who doesn’t love seeing Lilly everywhere? I hate it because there are so many “fake” Lilly lovers who like it only for the sorority pattern or only because they think it’s something they should like.

Anyways, because Lilly is such a crazy right now, it is all over Pinterest! That’s really fun. I have so many cute and perfect Lilly pins that I couldn’t help but share with you. Mostly all of them are from my Preppy Girl Problems board:

Love these Lilly quotes:

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Lilly crafting!:

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Check out the tutorial for this here!

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Just perfect Lilly!:

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What are your best Lilly inspired pins?

Craft Craze: Mod Podge Obsessed

Lately I am totally obsessed with mod podging! I don’t know why. I’ve always loved crafting, so I guess it’s natural.

There are so many fun mod podge crafts on Pinterest. I already showed you my Lilly Easter wreath, which I think is really cute (and it was really fun to make!).

But here are some other really cool Pinterest inspired mod podge crafts:

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See the directions here.

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A cute and easy gift for any occasion!

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A great home accent!

Fun, right?! I can’t wait to try more of these over the summer!

Craft Craze: Easter & Lilly

Last week, I did a really fun Easter craft. I’d found the idea on Pinterest and it came out so adorably! I mean, Lilly Pulitzer and Easter are practically made for each other!

I won’t go through the instructions, you can look at them here. I have to say that this was a simple and really cheap craft that turned out really well. I mean, it looks so cute! Here are some pics of the process and the final product:

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Cute, right?! I can’t wait to hang this up when I get home for Easter.

A few tips when you’re doing this, though:

Make sure to put down newspaper. The mod podge has a way of getting…everywhere. Also, try not to goop it on too much because you want it to dry clear and smooth. I would start with a lot on the brush, dab some of it off onto excess newspaper, and then start spreading it around. First, I put a coat of mod podge on the egg, then put on the paper, then a thin coat of mod podge on top. That seemed to work well! Additionally, I tried to do half the egg, let it dry, then did the other half, working on other eggs in the meantime.

You can use bigger eggs or the small size like I did. They’re both cute! Also, I would get a thicker ribbon than I used.

Happy crafting!

As Seen on Pinterest: The Elephant in the Room

Every once and a while on Pinterest, the same animals keep popping up – kind of in waves. Sometimes it will be pigs, other times frogs – it changes. I mean, dogs are obviously always popular on there and I’m constantly pinning cute dog pictures. But other than that, there are all different types of animals. I remember once I was seeing so many raccoon pictures (which I thought was relay weird) and lately I’ve also noticed many deer pins.

But I’ve noticed on my personal boards many elephant pins.

I know, this seems really random, but elephants are actually really cool and have generated cute patterns, pins, and crafts! Check them out!

Products:

Love this bathing suit top!:

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These pillows are super cute and unique:

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Crafts:

Love these! Made out of scrapbook paper:

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It’s a minky elephant!:

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Baked goods:

How cute are these elephant cookies?

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Random:

Love this elephant pattern! Pretty in pink!:

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A beautiful resort…the white ELEPHANT!:

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What animals are you always pinning?

As Seen on Pinterest: Heart Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this As Seen on Pinterest edition obviously centers all around the heart-obsessed, pink studded holiday.

There are so many great ideas for Valentine’s Day on Pinterest. I seriously don’t know what people did before Pinterest, especially when it came to Valentine’s Day!

V-day is such a great holiday to craft and bake for, and especially make cards for!

Here are some Pinterest gems for this holiday:

Crafts:

I love this canvas! Totally cute!:

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My dad would love these…he’s owl obsessed!:

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Baking:

Red velvet whoopee pies are absolutely de-lish!:

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This cake is so simple but so…perfect! Reeses heart shape on a cake? Sugar overload but I love it!:

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Obsessed with the Heart Day baby!:

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Craft Craze: Heart Day Decor

Last week when I was home I did some Valentine’s Day crafting.

I had found so many fun decorations to make on Pinterest that I couldn’t resist! I knew my mom wouldn’t be decorating for Valentine’s Day anyways, so I decided to do it for her.

I got some really cute paper from Paper Source and made this really fun heart garland. It was really simple and so easy to make…I just used card stock paper, patterned paper, and ribbon:

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Then, I just printed some really cute printables that I found on Pinterest and put them in cute frames I found at Home Goods. These are super fun because they look fancy but were beyond simple! I love the bumble bee one…totally adorbs!:

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Then I just added some small candles with conversation hearts around them and here’s the finished product:

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Just a little bit of Valentine’s spirit to decorate the mantel! What do you think? How do you decorate for Heart Day if at all?