Personalized Wrapping Paper.

craftyspotI live in a studio apartment so I don’t have a lot of room for a ton of wrapping paper and accessories. I’ve also learned that a personalized touch to anything, especially gifts, always means a lot (you can read more about this and this specific gift here at my blog, Flowers in my Hair).

For this project you will need, brown wrapping paper and glitter pens. You can use glitter and glue but that’s a messy situation. Also, I just have to say no one does glitter like Martha Stewart. Once you go Martha Stewart glitter, you never go back.

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Umbrella Wreath – Full of Blooms

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The weather is starting to change; you can feel it in your bones.  You can hear it as the migratory birds start to return, filling the sky with their birdsong.  You start to see your fall bulbs push through the earth, bringing a bright array of colors to your still-winter stark yard, enticing a smile to spread across your face.  Maybe it’s still cold and gloomy six days a week but that one day, that the sun comes out and shines on your white winter skin, brings you a feeling you can’t quite describe.  Perhaps it’s hope or excitement; maybe it’s just the increase in vitamin D.  Whatever it is, you know that spring is on the way and with the long dark winter you have had this year, you couldn’t be more excited to help usher it in.

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To help bring it closer I have a fantastic craft idea:  an Umbrella Wreath – Full of Blooms!  I wish I had seen this sweet idea when I lived in an apartment.  I always longed for spring bulbs.  With this craft you can bring the spring inside!  I also love how simple this craft is and it can be done quickly with supplies that are easy to get.  You can hang it on your front door or inside if it’s still a bit too cold in your neck of the woods.  No matter where it hangs, it will certainly escort spring into your life with vibrancy and enthusiasm.

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Coffee Filter Roses DIY


I love Roses. I think they are my favorite flower. I love this craft and it is so easy to do, and looks so pretty. This is the type of project that would be so pretty to decorate a baby or wedding shower, or even for birthday party or any other event and you want to have some pretty decorations.

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DIY Paper Pom Pom Decorations


My best friend and I recently threw a baby shower for one of our besties. Our girlfriend is having a boy so my best friend made these adorable hanging pom poms in blue and white over the table where we served the food. They are so cute and would be perfect for any type party you might throw. Here is step by step instructions for the Queen herself, Martha Stewart. They are so easy and really help bring the festive look for your room decorations. It also doesn’t take too much time and they really look great!

Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold

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