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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Tissue Paper Mason Jar for the 4th


I have another fun 4th of July craft for you today! I hope you like it! πŸ™‚


I got the idea for doing this simple craft on pinterest, you can view it here. The pin led to a dead end so I decided to wing it myself. It didn’t look or sound that hard to do! Are you ready for the tut? πŸ™‚

First, you need to gather your materials:

* Red, White and Blue tissue paper

* Mod Podge

* Mason Jar

* Glue sponge brush


I thought it would be a good idea to put mod podge on a little bit of the tissue paper and then stick it in the bottom of that jar. Not such a good idea. I couldn’t move it around very well and ended up ripping some of the paper in little/biggish areas.


It took a while for me to get that bottom layer glued down. I kept pulling on the paper too much and then not putting enough glue or putting too much glue… it wasn’t going too well.


There were a few other areas I had ripped so I added some more tissue paper to cover it up.


And Voila! It was pretty easy to fix! πŸ™‚


(For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the next step, adding the white layer. Sorry! It’s hard to take tutorial pictures with gluey fingers and a HEAVY camera! LOL) So this is what it looked like after I glued the next 2 layers of tissue paper on. I did those layers differently and they worked out so MUCH better!


Instead of only gluing a part of the tissue paper and then inserting it into the jar, I put the glue on the jar and then put the tissue paper down. This was so easy and then once I had the tissue paper all glued too the jar I put a layer of mod podge on top of it to make sure it would stay.

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I was very liberal with my glue!! You can see where I brushed it at the bottom to keep the red tissue sticking.


And here it is displayed so beautifully on my holiday display cabinet! πŸ™‚


My toddler LOVED it and kept wanting to touch it and play with it. I have found him walking around with it a few times in the last week. And now that I have made the flag from yesterdays post to go inside it, he LOVES that flag!! Haha.


What do you think with both projects complete and blogged about? I love that I actually got some crafting done for this fun holiday!! Now, I have a HUGE list of sewing projects to get going on. I really should start another sewing challenge. I really think that helped me out a lot!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Come back on Monday to find out how we did with our new chore board! It’s been an interesting week! πŸ™‚


Pinterest Pick Friday ~ 4th of July Wreath


I’m so excited to show you this project!! I LOVE how it turned out!!


I found the idea on pinterest a couple weeks ago when I was looking for one to make for this upcoming holiday. This one really stuck out to me! I had to search a couple of blogs to get to the tutorial for it, but I finally found it and got to work.

And let me tell you, this was NOT a one sitting wreath project!! It took about 3 hours to finish it completely. Of course, I was doing it at night while watching a new favorite TV show with the hubs, soooo, I would get distracted easily. It was very time consuming. If you’re not patient and like fast results, this wreath probably isn’t for you, but if you put on a favorite movie or watch TV, you can actually enjoy doing it.

Here’s the finished result:



I used a LOT of pins!! I had to go back to the store to buy more because I ran out. I decided I was ok with leaving the pins in. At first I thought I’d pin a bunch and then glue the felt pieces on with hot glue, but that added another step and I really didn’t want to do that. I’m a lazy crafter! πŸ™‚



I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the stars from sticker paper and then sandwiched floral wire I bought at walmart for $1.27 in between 2 star stickers.


My rows aren’t as full as they could be. I might go back and add more for next year.



I am really please with the finished project!! It turned out a lot better than I thought it would! Doesn’t it look great on my front door?!! πŸ™‚ If you want to make one head on over to Capital B where I got the tutorial from. It’s easy, just time consuming!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!!


Last Day of School!! ~ Teacher Scrapbooks

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen a couple photos having to do with teacher scrapbooks I’ve been working on this week. I’m finally ready to show them off! πŸ™‚


I’ve been planning on making each teacher a scrapbook all year long. I Finally took pictures of the class last week and I printed them off onΒ  Monday this week. I’ve been working on putting the pictures on cute paper and stamping names on the pages for the past 2 days!! I finally finished yesterday and I am here to show you the finished projects. I LOVE them!! They aren’t as FANCY as the scrapbooks I made last year. I did those ones on the computer so it was easier to make them look fancy. Paper scrapbooking is HARD compared to digital!! BUT, I was determined to do something different this year, since my 1st grader has the same teacher as my older boy had last year. I didn’t want her to get the same scrapbook with different picture. I’m a perfectionist like that. So, here you go:


I bought some cute We R memory keepers 4×6 journal cards at Target and used them because they were already decorated cute. All I had to do was glue on the picture!


Oh, I did use some of my new washi tape for this page because it was a little bland. Still easy peasy!


I used a friends stamps to embellish the top page a little bit.


And my cutie is on the bottom of the above picture πŸ™‚


We did a big class picture as well.


And at the end of the whole scrapbook I put in a little extra journal card for them to write down their favorite things about the year if they want.


So, that’s my first graders teacher scrapbook. I’m really emotional about not having a first grader anymore! I’ll miss the teacher! She has been a lot of fun to work with and get to know!


Now moving onto my 2nd graders teacher scrapbook. He has a HUGE class!! 28 kids!! So her book took a little bit longer to complete than Brynnan’s!




My cutie, Jonas, in the picture above.




Aren’t these journal cards just THE cutest?!! I have some left over so I can’t wait to use them!! IF I ever get around to scrapbooking! lol



I had FUN with the stamps my friend lent me! πŸ™‚




And that’s it! I’m going to put them into bags and write a nice Thank you note to them. My friend, Karlenn, has an Etsy shop where she sells her cards and she is SO amazing at it!! I LOVE her cards! I only buy them from her, never the store. NEVER again from the store!! πŸ™‚ Yes, that’s how good she is! And they’re the same price as buying them at the store! So, go over and visit Kar’s Kards today!!

Anyway, sorry for the detour there. I had to give a shout out to my bestie! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re having a great week! If your kids are still in school I hope all goes well with the last few weeks and if you want to do something like this for a teacher it’s really simple!! Just buy some journal cards like I did and slap in some pictures. If you don’t have a picture of each kid in the class you could scrapbook pictures from throughout the year if you went into the class to help out or something. I always have my phone with me to snap pictures every time I go in! Just in case! πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Thanks for stopping by!!


Guest Post by Christina from The Scrappy Housewife ~ Stenciled Burlap Placemats

Happy Cinco De Mayo! I have another WONDERFUL blogger friend here to share a project with you today. This week has been filled to the brim of so much I hope you can recover in the coming weeks! We will, most likely, go back to the normal 3 days a week of posting. Sorry to break your heart, but I’ve got a family to take care of πŸ™‚ I’m so glad Eva and Christina were here to join in the fun this week, a BIG thanks to both of them!

Enough of my blabbing, here’s Christina!

Hey y’all! I’m Christina aka The Scrappy Housewife and I am so happy to be here guest posting for Megan during her birthday week! Over at my blog, I blog about a little bit of everything, but especially about my adventures as a housewife, crafting, scrapbooking and organizing. I’d love it if you’d pop over and take a look! When I’m not blogging you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Today, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite “throwback” projects that I did a couple of years ago and stillΒ use – my burlap freezer paper stenciled placemats. They were simple and added just the perfect touch of rustic to our dining room. Check it out:

I’m always looking for new tips and tricks to create a home on a budget so when a friend recommended a site called TipnutΒ I knew I had to check it out. I was notΒ disappointed!Β The site is just slam packed with fun things to make and do and create. While checking it outΒ I came across possibly the cutest placemats everΒ over at bloesem kids. Here are those adorable placemats:

They are made from burlap and freezer paper. I knew I had to try it.

Now, I’ll fully admit I’m probably way behind on this freezer paper stenciling thing. I spent most of the creativity I had the last 5 years on teaching and working with kids in the classroom. I’ve missed out, but oh man am I going to catch up, so when burlap went on sale 2 weeks ago at Joann’s, I snagged a yard and promised myself I’d make some. I had a coupon so I went ahead and bought the textile paint I would need as well. Here’s what I did:

First, I chose the size of my placemats and made a template. I chose 15×15 squares because we have a small round table and four rectangle placemats tend to overlap more than I’d like.

I used a black marker to make a dashed outline around my template to make it easier to cut out.
Then I cut them out carefully and removed 5 or 6 strands of the burlap from each side. I’d recommend that you cut inside the selvage edge on the burlap since you won’t be able to pull strands to make your border otherwise.
Also, it won’t really be 5 or 6 equal long strands of burlap. It’s not easy to cut the burlap evenly (for me at least) so you’ll probably have some small strands that pop off too. No worries.
Next I made my template. I wanted our placemats to look natural and rustic, but somewhat classy with a monogram. I used Microsoft Word and chose the first initial of our last name “L” and used a font size setting of 800 to blow it up. I printed it out and attached it and the freezer paper to my Fiskars self healing cutting mat plastic side down. I secured them with a binder clip and then went at it with my x-acto knife.
Scrappy’s Quick Tip: The reason I laid the freezer paper plastic side down is because my design was directional. When you iron the freezer paper to your fabric you do it plastic side down and you need to make sure your design is in the right direction while cutting out your template.
Then I ironed the freezer paper templates to each placemat. I made 4 – one for each placemat. I followed the directions on the Reynold’s Freeze Paper package and made sure I had a paper bag in between the iron and the freezer paper.
I used Jacquard Textile paint in a navy blue color and applied it with a stencil brush, but if you want fuller coverage I’d use a sponge brush or some other brush. Mine came out rustic which is what I wanted, but it’s not full coverage.
Here’s what they look like completed:
After I let them completely dry and removed the freezer paper (a mustΒ – let your paint fully dry before removing stencil) I flipped them paint side down and heat sealed the paint with a screaming hot iron. These placemats will be spot clean only, but considering the whole project cost me less than $20.00, I’m not worried about it.
Total Cost for supplies:
Burlap $3.99

Fabric Paint $5.29

Freezer Paper $3.50
Have you tried this technique? If so, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for letting me guest post Megan, and Happy Birthday!
Thank YOU, Christina for guest posting on my blog today!! I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! I’ve heard so much about using freezer paper, but I have yet to try it… I guess I should get on that now, huh? πŸ™‚
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for another round of Let’s Get Organized! I also have some more special posts coming your way SOON!! I can’t wait to share them with you! Have a wonderful and uplifting Sunday!
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Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Crystal Light Pen Holder


I know, I said I would post this last Friday and never did. Then you might have seen it on my facebook page or possibly got an email last Saturday about it being up. Well, that was a mistake. I accidentally set it to post Saturday morning, thinking I would have it ready to go and I didn’t. If you saw the post earlier, I’m sorry and I feel completely embarrassed and unprofessional because it wasn’t even half finished! So, I apologize!! I’m hoping I’ll be back on top of my game next week!! πŸ™‚


Anyway… the post you’ve been waiting for since last Friday. I hope it doesn’t disappoint you too much. I did have fun spicing it up last week after spending a little more time on pinterest.Β  _MG_9763

I made this a while ago, probably a month or 2 and at first it was plain and boring (see picture below):



When I was writing up this post last week on Friday I decided it needed something more. I was searching on pinterest for my original pin and in the process I came across a pin the used washi tape to decorate the Crystal Light containers with washi tape on the ends. I immediately LOVE the idea. This is the reason I never got around to posting last Friday. It always takes a few hours to complete even the simplest of projects for me, mainly because I get interrupted a hundred times during the process!



I just LOVE the way it turned out!!

And here are 2 different views of how it looks on my desk. I keeping all my markers seperate from pens and scissors and everything else that ends up in my old pen holder!


Once my birthday comes and goes and I’m done with my sewing challenge, I want to start scrapbooking more, so my pen stash might get a little bigger. I don’t know. I really don’t like writing out my journaling anymore. I’m more of a typest that way. I prefer to have my journaling neat and legible rather than writing it up myself!

My ribbon stash is already encroaching on the rest of my desk as you can see here in the picture above. I’m going to have to come up with another creative way to store the overflowing ribbon storage cabinet!!

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a nice and sunny Friday!! Maybe Spring will come this year after all! πŸ™‚


Craft Room Organizing Review

Well, here I am to show you some more progress pictures on my craft room. Last week and this week I have been working on my sewing/computer desk. It was a HUGE mess last week and has been for about a month now. I REALLY HATE having a messy desk, but I have the bad habit of getting the organizing bug, and then quickly getting bored/overwhelmed with it all and I give up. I leave everything where it is for months at a time, even though it makes my life so much HARDER!! UGH!! Does anyone else do this? Even if you don’t, can you please humor me and tell me that you do πŸ™‚

Anyway, here are some before pictures from last weeks post if you don’t remember, or if you’re just too lazy or not in the mood to click the link and read another post about organizing my craft room. Hehe, I won’t blame you so don’t feel obligated….


YIKES!! I seriously CRINGE everytime I look at the before pictures of this room!!




Can I get a druuuuummmmm rooooollll PLEASE?!!


These are the after pictures from last night! After doing my Zumba workout I had some energy to tackle the huge pile of clothing to fix and the stray paper scraps, etc. Doesn’t it look soooo much better?!!



There is a problem area around my computer and behind my Silhouette. I tend to stick papers and craft store receipts around them and never clean up. I’ve got to remedy that…


I actually cleaned off the ironing board last week!! One of the things I actually cleaned before giving up! LOL I have it currently residing next to the scrapbooking desk in front of a rarely used closet.


And I know this picture is probably boring and still looks messy, right? Well, I am proud of myself because I actually pulled EVERYTHING out from under the desk to vacuum. I actually vacuumed the whole room, which hardly EVER gets done!! You would think this is one of the rooms that gets vacuumed all the time, but NO!! It’s usually the messiest with tons of toys and crafty stuff all over the floor so I just don’t bother. I’m glad I did it today! It feels GOOD to know it’s CLEAN now.

So, there you have it. My somewhat clean sewing/computer desk and floor and surrounding areas. Oh, I almost forgot! I posted a picture on facebook last week after cleaning up all the old, torn up pants from the boys. This is now what it looks like over to the right of the sewing desk:


I’m so excited that I finally sat down and cut them all up!! The only sad thing is that, apparently I had some clothes in the pile that were just too small for the older boys, but I wanted to save them for my toddler when he got old enough. I ended up cutting off the hems on one of the pants before realizing they were just fine. They just needed to be put in storage for a couple of years! UGH!! So, now they’re in the mending pile to figure out what to do about the cut off hems! πŸ˜›

The first two drawers in the plastic organizer are being used for the pants scraps and also projects that need to be done, like patching up pants and other pieces of clothing. I’m starting to think that one day a week I should dedicate to patching up clothes!! Tuesday is crafty day, Wednesday is patchy day.

Well, thanks for stopping by!! I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what I’ve been crafting up lately! πŸ™‚



Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Easter/Spring Sign


It’s no secret that I have a Silhouette Cameo and LOVE it!! If you’re new here and haven’t seen any of my projects with the Silhouette go ahead and search “Silhouette” at the top of my blog in the search bar. There are TONS of them! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m going to share a little sign that I made last week. It was so easy and fun! I haven’t been using my vinyl for a while so since I had it out for my Easter door hanging project I decided to make something else with it at the same time.

The Silhouette online store has a weekly free shape starting on Tuesday, speaking of which I need to go buy the one that came up yesterday. They also have a weekly clearance where most of the shapes are $.49 each. A few weeks ago I purchased one that was for Easter/Spring and I kept looking at it whenever I would open up my image library in Silhouette Studio, but I didn’t know what I would do with it. Last week it hit me that I could make a little sign!!

So, I got to work! My vinyl stash is very small and colors are limited, so because of that I decided to use a mixture of cardstock and vinyl. This is what I came up with:


Isn’t it just so CUTE?!! I LOVE how it turned out!!


Here’s my whole Easter area in my entry living room area of the house.



It was really easy to make! First I cut out the purple vinyl, then the pink. I cut each word out individually and put the transfer paper on the front of them. I placed them on the sign where I wanted them. I pulled out the cardstock I wanted to use and cut out the chick parts. I glued them on with mod podge. Once everything was in the right place I put mod podge on top of it to make sure everything would stay put.


I had a lot of fun making this sign! I’m really excited to make another one soon! I think this might be my new favorite craft! πŸ™‚

Did you like the shape I used from the Silhouette online store? You can find it here, called Bird Set.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll come back tomorrow for a fun and kid friendly recipe!

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Paper Easter Egg Kids Craft


Since the boys are on Spring Break this week I wanted to make sure they weren’t just sitting around watching TV all day, every day. I found a couple of crafts to make with them and spent some time getting one ready for them on Sunday. They sat down and did it individually yesterday and we’re all so excited about the outcome! It turned out really cute!

Here’s the original pin and the original post on I fell in LOVE with the idea immediately when I saw it on pinterest and last week when I was trying to figure out what crafts I could do with the kids this one seemed simple enough. I cut out all the strips of paper with my Silhouette. I could’ve just as easily done it with my paper cutter, but when you have a machine that will make multiple cuts at one time why not use that?!! πŸ™‚ I also bought an Easter Egg shape off the Silhouette online store and used the outline of it to cut out the Easter Egg shape._MG_8853


I laid out all the strips of paper and let the boys choose which colors and patterns they wanted on their egg.


Brynnan helped his little brother by gluing on the strips he picked out. It was sweet! πŸ™‚


Sorry the egg isn’t in focus, but I couldn’t resist posting the picture anyway! Just LOOL at that cute face!!



Jonas was a MASTER at this project!! He was so careful to glue them on close to each other and it was so cute, he didn’t want to have his look like Brynnan’s, BUT he DID want his too look a little bit like Tinian’s!


Ta-Da! Jonas kind of had a Vanna White thing going on in this picture. I thought it was funny πŸ™‚



The finished projects!


Once they were all dry, I cut the ends off so they wouldn’t hang over into the next eggs frame. I had a frame with a mat for 3 4×6’s so I decided to keep the mat and glue the eggs onto the white paper that came with the frame.


Here’s how it looks on the wall. My friends husband brough the painting on the bottom right back from China and gave it to us as a gift this last fall. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!! It a finger painting done with pencil. Just amazing!!


These pictures are hung on the wall in the kitchen that head down the stairs. I’ve been wanting to put something there along with the finger drawing, but I haven’t had anything until now.


When you sit down at the table you stare right at it. The boys were so proud of it! They kept asking who’s egg was whose. In hind sight, I wish I had put the one on the left in the middle since the strips are kind of slanted and the other two aren’t, but oh well. You live and learn πŸ™‚ (I would switch them around, but I glued them down to the paper so they wouldn’t move and I was putting them in the frame.)

What do you think? It was so easy to do! You don’t even need a Silhouette to do it, either! Just pull out your handy ol’ paper cutter and slice away. You can make the strips as big or as small as you want.

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a GREAT Tuesday!


Let’s Get Organized! ~ The Craft Room Progress


It’s Spring Break at our house this week so things are going to be a little different around here. I’m trying to get a bunch of posts scheduled for the rest of the week so I don’t run into problems like I did today trying to get this post done. I don’t know about you, but having all 3 kids home just throws everything off track for me!

This week I’m going to be doing things a little different with my cleaning and organizing since I have the boys home. Today we kind of just played and had fun. Not much cleaning going on, but tomorrow I’m going to make the boys help me clean and do chores. I’m sure it’ll be a battle, but it needs to get done and they need to learn to do it too.

Last week was semi successful at cleaning up my scrapbooking desk. I bought some new organizing bins and made a little organizing thing for my markers. I also bought a new sticker maker at the DI a couple weeks ago. They normally run around $30, but I got it for only $1!! It was missing the sticker part, but I bought one at Jo-Ann’s for $13 this weekend. I’m so in love with my DI find!!

Here’s the before picture:


And here are some after pictures:


The desk has stayed pretty clean the last week. I have my latest craft project on there right now trying to finish it up for a post tomorrow:)


Here’s the $1 sticker maker I was talking about:) And the blue tin cups I bought at the Target Dollar Spot. I’m gonna go back and buy more because they’re so handy to have!


I’m going to store more things on the pegboard, I just need to buy more pegs.

This week I’m going to work on cleaning off and reorganizing my sewing/computer desk:


It’s pretty scary right now! I have my pile of need to sew things on the far right. I’ve been using my Cameo a lot this past week so I’ve had that out where it’s more accessible and I have tons of odds and ends all over that need to find homes.


The pile of old jeans and pants with holes is still on the floor. This week I’m going to take the time to cut them up and put them in one of these plastic drawers for scraps.


This is all the crap I had on the scrapbooking desk and under it that I didn’t feel like it or have the time to put away. *SIGH* Another thing I need to tackle this week…..


AND the ironing board… again, it’s messy. I cleaned it off last week and immediately started piling stuff on it again. It’s not that bad, YET! But it will get there if I don’t do something about it. Another BIG *SIGH*

SO, this week will be major organizing. I have a lot of things to go through and put away. That’s my goal. Put things away in places they go. Not just finding a temporary place for them on the ground or somewhere else, a REAL home!

Well, I better go now since I’ve been playing all day. I haven’t put away dishes yet and I hear my husband doing it. I don’t want to receive his wrath so this is the end until tomorrow:) Hehe

Thanks for stopping by!


Pinterest Pick Friday ~ Easter Wall Hanging


I’ve been having fun this week getting out all my Easter Decor and putting it up.


I spent all day on Tuesday making crafts and enjoying the season! It was WONDERFUL!! I think from now on, I am declaring Tuesdays as my crafting day. Sure, I’ll still do other things I HAVE to do like laundry, dishes and MAYBE I’ll pick up the house a little, but mainly I want one day a week to be my day!

I think that’s my problem! I try to do cleaning and crafting and blogging and surfing the internet AND take care of my kids and family stuff all in one day and I just can’t so it frustrates me. Maybe if I have one day where I don’t focus on cleaning, blogging and being on the internet I can enjoy some craft time for myself. I know it was a GOOD day on Tuesday!! πŸ™‚

Anyway, I was on pinterest on Tuesday and found this cute printable for Easter. I loved it so much I pinned it and then promptly printed it off. What do you think? At first I was confused because I thought she printed on actual burlap! LOL Go over to view Shannon’s original post on her blog, Fox Hollow Cottage. I just LOVE this printable that she made!! Its adorable and it looks so great hanging up on my wall! πŸ™‚ Thanks Shannon!!





I LOVE it! The bunny is so cute! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Next week is Spring Break for us so I have some fun things planned and I can’t wait to share them with you! Have a good Friday.