DIY: Bright and Cheery Yellow Flower Wreath

I have a pretty wreath to share with you. This wreath is perfect for summer or spring. It’s cheery, fun and easy to make. It has bright yellow flowers – some are even clip-on flowers which makes it extra easy to put together. Also, you can easily remove all the decorative items on this grapevine wreath to reuse and change the wreath’s look.

As much as I love making wreaths with different materials such as yarn, ribbon and paper, I also appreciate the simplicity of a classic grapevine wreath. I love our new bright and cheery wreath.

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The most time consuming part of this DIY wreath is the WELCOME banner (which is optional). But even that is easy to create.

Most of the wreaths I share with you are meant to stay indoors. I plan to hang this cheery wreath on our front door.

The materials I used to make this easy yellow flower wreath are a grapevine wreath, big flower clip-ons, smaller flowers, burlap garland, scrapbook paper, string, Mod Podge Outdoor, foam brush and scissors.

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I love the size of the clip-on flowers. It’s big enough to make an impact but not too big so it doesn’t overwhelm.

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All I did was attach the clip-on flowers onto a branch on the wreath. That’s it. For the other flowers, I cut it and stuck the stem through the wreath. I then bent the stem in the back to secure it.

I added a WELCOME banner. I had fun scrapbook paper and printed the letters for “welcome” on it. I then cut out each letter.

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I glued the letters onto string. I used Mod Podge for outdoors.

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I also lightly coated the top of each letter with Mod Podge Outdoor.

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I attached the WELCOME banner by tying the string onto the branches.

I also made a burlap bow using leftover burlap garland from another yellow DIY project. I put a pipe cleaner through the back of the bow and attached it to the top of our wreath.

Here’s a closeup view of our wreath. Isn’t it bright and pretty?

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Have you made any easy wreaths lately?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY: Monogram Burlap Decor

I recently made my first monogram craft project. I call it a Monogram Burlap Decoration. If you can paint, cut and glue, then you, too, can make this project. It is a simple DIY decoration that also happens to be beautiful. Simple and beautiful – that’s the kind of projects we love to share here at Happy Clippings.

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I think this monogram decoration is a great display for spring or summer. It’s bright yellow color makes me think of a marvelous sunny day. The burlap gives it texture. The flower embellishment adds another pretty layer to the overall design.

Want to make this Monogram Burlap Decoration? Read on for the tutorial.

The material I used to make this Monogram Burlap Décor are a basswood 8×8 canvas, yellow paint, white paint, foam brush, W letter, burlap, glue and small flower.

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The burlap is a garland wrap from Michaels found in the floral section.

The paint is Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint. The color is Yellow Jacket. First, I painted the wood canvas yellow. I did two coats. I also painted the letter W white. (The photo above shows it white because I painted it already.)

I cut a square piece of burlap and attached it onto the wood. I used Mod Podge to attach it.

You may notice the burlap is not cut exactly square but I like it this way, The imperfection gives it charm.

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I glued the W onto the burlap using a hot glue gun. I also glued on a tiny bouquet of yellow flowers onto the W monogram.

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And that’s it. An easy personalized DIY project is complete. You can make one for yourself or make one for someone to give as a gift.

Have you made any monogram projects?

Happy Crafting!

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Find other Spring ideas HERE and Summer ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to Sunday Showcase Party, Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls.)

12 Easter Craft Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for crafts to do with your kids or for your kids, then check out the list below. I’m sharing 12 fun Easter craft ideas for kids.

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1. Easter Bunny Bottles

2. Envelope Bunnies

3. Brown Bag Bunny

4. Paper Plate Bunny Craft

5. Paper Plate Footprint Bunny

6. Easter Egg Maracas

7. Mini Chick and Bunny Party Cups

8. Easter Chick Card

9. Paper Easter Bunny, Chick, Carrot Cones

10. Spring Flower Peg Craft

11. Stained Glass Easter Eggs

12. Easter Tissue Paper Cross

Have you made any Easter or Spring Crafts with your kids?

Happy Crafting!

Also read about 20 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas.

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

DIY: Butterfly Tree

I have another springtime DIY project to share with you. This project is simple and easy to make. I made a beautiful Butterfly Tree to display on our mantle. It currently sits next to our Spring Yarn Wreath.

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I have seen many gorgeous flower trees and Easter egg trees. I thought I’d create something similar. Instead of flowers or eggs, I decorated our tree with butterflies. I love how simple and pretty it is.

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Want to know how to make this Butterfly Tree Display? Here’s our tutorial:

The materials I used to make our Butterfly Tree are branches, white paint, paint brush, butterfly template, blue cardstock paper, pretty scrapbook paper, pencil, scissors and glue gun and glue sticks.

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The branches were left over from our Valentine’s Day heart tree display.

I painted the branches with white acrylic paint. This was so easy and quick. I just brushed one coat of paint on each branch. The branches are not completely covered in white.

I used two different papers for each butterfly. Blue paper in the back and a pretty patterned paper in the front.

I chose paper to match our Blue Spring Yarn Wreath and Chalkboard Seasonal (Spring) Display.

I traced the butterfly template on the blue paper and also the patterned paper. The butterfly template is the same one I used for our Springtime Glass Bottle Vases and Personalized Butterfly and Flower Art.

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I cut out the butterflies. I then folded each butterfly in half.

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I glued the patterned butterfly onto the blue butterfly at the fold.

I attached the pretty paper butterflies to branches using a glue gun.

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I placed the branches in a white vase.

Now, we have a beautiful butterfly tree displayed on our mantle. I love how our mantle decor is coming together. It’s full of blues and pinks. It’s bright and fresh – just like the spring season.

Have you made any butterfly projects?

Happy Crafting!

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Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to Life in Bloom and Sunday Showcase Party.)

DIY: Seasonal Chalkboard Display (Interchangeable Embellishment)

Today, I am sharing a beautiful chalkboard paint project with you – a Seasonal Chalkboard Display (Interchangeable Embellishment). I love using chalkboard paint when creating DIY projects. It instantly transforms an item by a simple stroke of your hand with chalk. I decided to take this one step further. The middle of our chalkboard features an interchangeable embellishment. How fun is that?

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My inspiration for making a Seasonal Chalkboard Display was Tatertots & Jello – Decorating a Wall for all Seasons and My Blessed Life – Interchangeable Wreath. In the past I  have displayed many seasonal framed items – Fall Tree Scrabble Button Art, Christmas Scrabble Art, 3D Heart Decoration and Shamrock Button Art. I wanted something I could reuse to celebrate the seasons.

Now, I have one board that can be customized for several holidays. I am so excited to change this Chalkboard display for the different seasons and events. Every time I plan to change it, I get to be creative again.

Want to know how to make this Seasonal Chalkboard Display? Here’s our tutorial:

The materials I used for this chalkboard project are a Basswood Plaque – French Quarter Square 11×14, Martha Stewart Blue Chalkboard paint, chalk, foam paint brush, Velcro and glue.

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The first thing I did to make this Seasonal Chalkboard Display was make sure my wood board/plaque was dust free and clean.

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I then painted it.

I must admit I was hesitate about using a blue chalkboard color. I didn’t want black. I wanted a punch of color.

I initally thought of green but our family room walls are green. I am happy to say I love the light blue color.

I painted three (3) coats with at least 1 hour drying time between coats. After 24 hours, I lightly rubbed the entire surface with white chalk and wiped it off. This is called seasoning or conditioning your chalkboard. It’s an important step.

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Next, I found the middle point of the board and attached Velcro. The featured embellishment will have the other side of the velcro attached to it.

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Now, this is when the fun and creative part of our project starts. You can write any message or words on the Chalkboard. You can create and attach any embellishment in the middle.

In this post, I am creating a springtime theme. I made a flower embellishment to place in the middle.

To make the flower, I used light pink felt, dark pink felt, blue felt, green felt, blue flower, embellished button and glue.

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I cut petals out of the felt in different sizes and glued them together. I glued the blue flower and pink button last on top.

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I used pinks and blues because I wanted this flower embellishment to compliment our Blue Spring Yarn Wreath.

Don’t forget to attached velcro to the back of your embellishment. Here I attached some to the back of our flower.

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I think the flower is beautiful. It looks stunning against the light blue chalkboard paint.

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After making and attaching the flower, I wrote “SPRING” and other related “spring” words on the chalkboard.

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This is my favorite project so far this year. What do you think of our Seasonal Chalkboard Display? I already have ideas for other seasons, events and holidays. I envision more posts on this in the near future.

Have you made any projects using chalkboard paint?

Happy Crafting!

See our other similar projects:

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Sunday Showcase Party, Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party, Tutorials & Tips Link Party and The Frugal Girls!)

20 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Today, I am sharing creative ways to decorate eggs for Easter. There are several egg decorating techniques that go beyond dyeing them just one color. You could use multiple colors, stickers, glitter and much more.  

Some decorating ideas are more complicated than others.  But they are all creative and fun.

Here are 20 creative ways to decorate Easter Eggs:

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1. Tissue Paper Decorated Eggs

2. Glitter Dots Easter Eggs

3. Glitter Striped Easter Eggs

4. Glitter Dipped Easter Eggs

5. Lace Decorated Eggs

6. Stenciled Easter Eggs

7. Speckled Eggs

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8. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

9. Melted Crayon Eggs

10. Marbled Eggs using shaving cream

11. Watercolor Easter Eggs

12. Metallic Eggs

13. Drip Dot Easter Eggs

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14. Flower Sticker Eggs

15. Botanical Eggs

16. Wax Resist Patterned Eggs

17. Rubber Band Patterned Easter Eggs

18. Black and White Patterned Eggs using a sharpie 

19. Words or Message Easter Eggs using a Sharpie

20. Easter Egg design using toothpicks

Does your family decorate eggs for Easter? How did you decorate your eggs in the past? What do you plan to do this year?

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

(Photo Credits in above pictures: MarthaStewart.com, BHG.com and Disney’s Spoonful.com.)

DIY: Springtime Paper Hot Air Balloons

I love making fun paper crafts. I’m excited to share with you our latest creation – Springtime Paper Hot Air Balloons. We usually display our cute holiday themed projects by hanging them on our kitchen chandelier. These Paper Hot Air Balloons are no exception.

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The bright spring colors of the paper balloons are cheery. I also love the print of our hot air balloon’s basket. It’s a mini cupcake liner.

The materials I used to make these Springtme Paper Hot Air Ballons are scrapbook paper, an egg shape template, pencil, scissors, glue, tape, mini cupcake liners, light green ribbon and white ribbon.

The scrapbook paper, cupcake liners and ribbon were purchased at Michaels Stores.

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To make a paper balloon, cut out six (6) egg shapes from scrapbook paper. My egg shape is about 5.25 inches in height. An oval shape would work also. But I like the look of an egg shape for a balloon. Note: The eggs are actually upside down when put together as a hot air balloon.

I used different paper patterns for each balloon – 2 green, 2 blue, 2 flower pattern – totaling  six (6) egg shapes. I folded each paper egg in half.

I took two folded eggs and glued (using a glue stick) them together back to back. I then glued another folded egg onto it so there were 3 folded eggs glued together.

I repeated again with the rest of the 3 paper eggs. I had 2 sets of glued-together eggs. We shall now call them 2 halves of the paper balloon.

See pictures for a better visual.

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To attach the basket – I cut a strip of light green ribbon. It measures about 6.5 inches long.

I carefully poked holes through two opposite sides of my mini cupcake liner. I used a pencil point to make the holes. I stuck the ribbon through the holes.

I attached one end of the ribbon to the bottom back of one of the paper balloon halves. I used tape to attach it. I taped the other ribbon end to the other side of the paper balloon.

I then glued the other half of the paper balloon on top.  See pictures for a better visual.

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The last step I did was use a hot glue gun to attach white ribbon to the top middle of the paper balloon.

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So what do you think of our adorable Springtime Paper Hot Air Balloons?

Have you made any paper crafts lately?

See our other similar projects:

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Sunday Showcase PartyTatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls!)

Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats

Here is an easy to make and sweet Easter treat – Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats. The combination of nest shaped Rice Krispies treats and M&M’s chocolate candies are a sweet pairing. They also look cute.

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It is a fun treat to make with the kids. My kids requested we make these Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats again this year. We already did as evidence by this post.

Rice Krispies Birds Nest Treats Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • Small egg shaped candy such as chocolate eggs or jelly beans. (I used M&Ms Speck-tacular Milk Chocolate Eggs)

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Melt butter over low heat and then add marshmallows. Stir until melted completely.  Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until cereal is completely coated.

Spray muffin tins with baking spray or butter the muffin tin cups. I divide the mixture to fill 24 muffin tin cups.

I use a spoon and my fingers to scoop the mixture into the muffin cups. I just keep putting butter on my fingers so the mixture won’t stick to me. Once a scoop of the mixture is in all the muffin cups, I place a piece of parchment paper on top of each Rice Krispies treat cup and press down.

To make a nice nest shape, I  use a tool I’ve had for years from Pampered Chef called a Mini-Tart shaper. I place a piece of parchment paper on top of the Rice Krispies treat and press the Mini-Tart shaper down the middle.  If you do not have a mini-tart shaper, then using your fingers should work.

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Let cool completely.

Top each Rice Krispies Bird Nest with egg shaped candy. You could use frosting to make the candy stay in place. We did not do that. The candy could be colored coated chocolate candy or  jelly beans.  I used M&M’s Speck-tacular Milk Chocolate candy. They come in pastel colors. The picture at the top of this post shows only the blue colors.

Do you like to make any special sweet treats or desserts for Easter.

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DIY: Mini Party Cup Chick and Bunny Craft

I recently made an adorable, fun and easy Easter craft project with my kids. There is something cute about chicks and bunnies using googly eye (wiggle eyes). Maybe, that’s why I keep making similar projects like last year’s Paper Chick, Bunny and Carrot Cones. This year we made Mini Chick and Bunny Party Cups.

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This kid friendly Easter craft project was inspired by an egg carton chick. It reminded me of our Halloween egg carton bats. Although the egg cartons worked great for our Halloween bats, I had an issue figuring out how to cut my egg cartons for the chicks.

The grocery store eggs I normally purchase come in egg cartons which are shaped in a way where I would not be able to get a nice clean cut of one individual cup. The egg carton cup would have been too short after cutting. I did not have this problem with our egg carton bats because they use 3 cups and are cut with wings.

So instead of using egg cartons, I came up with the idea to use mini party cups. You can purchase mini party/nut cups at a craft store or party supply store in their baking section. Mine came in a pack of 36 cups. They measure 1.25 diameters.

You know how one idea leads to another. Well, I remembered our Thanksgiving Turkey Cups. You could also flip the cups and use them to hold goodies. That would be fun for a kid’s Easter party.

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The materials I used to create this super cute Mini Party Cup Chick and Bunny Craft are Wilton White Mini Party Cups, scrapbook paper, cardstock paper, googly (wiggle) eyes, scissors, yellow marker, hole puncher, fine tip back marker and glue.

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For the chicks, we cut out wings, a beak and feet from orange with white polka dot paper.

For the bunnies, we cut out ears and feet from pretty plaid paper. I used a hole puncher on pink cardstock paper to make the noses.

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For the chicks, we colored the mini cup with a yellow marker. You could also try yellow paint.

For the bunnies, we left the cups as is because the bunnies are white.

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We glued on the googly eyes and beak on the chicks. For the wings, we folded a small part of the wings and glued it to the sides.

We glued on the googly eyes and pink nose on the bunnies. I drew whiskers using a fine black sharpie. We glued the ears to the back.

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To glue the feet for both the chick and bunny, we glued them on the inside of the cup and then bent them out.

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If you’re making these as mini cups to hold goodies, then glue the ears and feet on the other ends. You know what I mean.

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Will you be making any springtime or Easter crafts with your kids?

See our other kid-friendly projects made with googly/wiggle eyes:

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls!)

DIY: Green Burlap Easter Egg Wreath

I have another springtime wreath to share with you. This one is Easter-themed. The green burlap with the colorful Easter eggs makes this wreath both adorable and beautiful. I love our Green Burlap Easter Egg Wreath.

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To make this Green Burlap Easter Egg Wreath, I used a straw wreath form (12 inches), green burlap, brown/natural burlap, three (3)oval flat wood pieces (it came in a 4 pack bag), scrapbook paper, ribbon, pencil, scissors, Mod Podge, paint brush, white paint and glue.

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I first wrapped my wreath form with green burlap I purchased from Michaels. I love these rolls of burlap in different colors. I also saw a blue color burlap.

One roll of burlap is 5 feet long. I needed 2 rolls of the green burlap to completely cover my wreath. I wrapped the burlap around the wreath securing with glue (hot glue gun) at the start and end points.

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Next, I made the Easter eggs. I used oval wood pieces, covered them with pretty springtime paper and embellished with fun ribbon.

I first painted the sides and backs of the oval pieces with white paint. I let it dry completely.

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I traced the oval shapes onto the scrapbook paper.  I cut out the paper ovals.

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I applied Mod Podge on the oval wood piece and placed the oval scrapbook paper onto it. I smoothed out the paper. I let it dry for 15-20 minutes.

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I then applied Mod Podge onto the paper (already Mod Podge onto the oval wood piece). I let this dry for 15-20 minutes. NOTE: I used outdoor Mod Podge because I originally thought I would hang this wreath outside on my front door. I changed my mind. You could use the regular Mod Podge, Matte Finish.

The last step for the eggs was decorating them with ribbons. I purchased a pack of ribbon on sale at Michaels. I simply cut and glued strips of ribbon to the eggs.

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I cut strips of burlap and glued them together to make a “nest” for the Easter eggs. I glued the eggs onto each other and then glued them onto the burlap nest.

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I also used the brown burlap to make a bow for the top of the wreath. NOTE: The burlap strips used for the nest and the bow were from the burlap wrap but I cut the width in half.

I think our Green Burlap Wreath with Easter Eggs is gorgeous.

Have you made any Easter or Springtime Wreath?

See our other similar wreath and spring projects:

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

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