Anthropologie Inspired Mr. & Mrs. Dishtowels

Katie from View From The Fridge back today with a quick, easy, and super INEXPENSIVE project.  It’s perfect for those newlyweds in your life (or soon-to-be newlyweds).

Anthropologie Inspired Mr. and Mrs. Dishtowels .  Perfect bridal shower or wedding shower present! [Read more…]

DIY Planted Ampersand

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With spring finally here, it is all about plants and flowers. If you have been looking for the perfect spring time centerpiece or mantle display with no watering needed, then look no further. This simple planted ampersand can be made with plants or moss or even flowers. It is the perfect compliemtn to your party, shower or wedding.

5 Real Plant Ampersand 8 Plant Ampersand

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Personalized Bakeware

Is it wedding season where you live?  About this same time each year, we receive several wedding invitations.  I always want to go and support the bride and groom and their families, but sometimes, I just don’t have a lot to spend on a gift.  Are you in the same boat?  Well this personalized bakeware is the perfect wedding gift!  It is easy to do and doesn’t cost a lot of money.

Bakeware 1

The first thing you will need to make one of these is a glass baking dish.  You can buy these for $10 or less at Target, Walmart, or anywhere you can buy baking supplies.  Maybe they have even registered for one!

Bakeware 2

Using my cutting machine and vinyl, I cut out the last name of the soon to be bride and groom.  I actually cut a mirrored image of the name.  I will show you why in a minute.  I placed my vinyl stencil on the bottom of the baking pan.  If you don’t have vinyl and a cutting machine, I have done the same thing with contact paper and an exacto knife.  It works just as well.

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The reason I cut a mirrored image is so that the name reads correctly when you are looking at the top of the pan.

Bakeware 4

You will need to buy some glass etching cream.  I’m not familiar with brand names, I just picked one at the craft store.

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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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