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February 4, 2016

The Handmade Hangout #87 + FEATURES!

Welcome to the Handmade Hangout- where you can link up all things made by YOU!



This week I'm featuring three of my favorite projects from last week's linky.

1.  Gorgeous Headboard from BiFold Doors (I Should Be Mopping The Floor)- this room is so dreamy, and I love using something surprising for a headboard!

How to Make a Headboard Out of Bifold Doors | Tutorial on creating a large headboard with old doors.


2.  Shabby French Painted Mason Jars from Dreams Factory- I love mason jars, and the addition of the label on these really makes them stand out!

Shabby French Painted Jars

3.  DIY Candy Heart Decor from CarrieElle- I love these sweet little decorations for Valentine's Day!  This is a great way to use up those conversation hearts!

Candy Heart Crafts

Thanks for sharing your talent with us each week!  Now on to this week's linkup-- remember, just two little rules!

1.  Become a follower of the blog where you linked up.  Of course we'd love it if you follow all our hosts on whatever platforms you use most!

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY


2.  Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties

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February 3, 2016

Rolled Paper Flower Shadowbox

LOVE PAPER CRAFTS?  THIS HOME WALL ART IN 3D FLOWER SHADOWBOX MAKES A PERFECT HOUSEWARMING GIFT, WEDDING GIFT, OR JUST A STATEMENT PIECE TO ADD TO YOUR DECOR.

Home Wall Art - Gorgeous 3D Flower Shadowbox wall art made with paper flowers! | The Love NerdsHi everyone-  I’m thrilled to share this project with you today.  I belong to a lot of groups on Facebook.  One of my favorites is a Silhouette machine group.  People share their projects for inspiration as well as ask each other for help.
Lately, 3D Flower Shadowboxes have been huge in this group!  So I finally had the time to sit down and make my own.  If you can roll paper, you can make these!

This 3D Rolled Flower Shadowbox makes a perfect housewarming gift, wedding gift, or just a statement piece to add to your home decor!

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:

  • 2-3 sheets Scrapbook paper of your choice for flowers
  • 1 sheet coordinating scrapbook paper for background
  • Hot glue gun/sticks
  • Vinyl (if desired)
  • Shadowbox frame (mine is 8×10)
Let’s get to it!

WALL ART TUTORIAL

First, cut some scrapbook paper to fit the background of your shadowbox frame.  For my frame, I used the actual backing of the frame.  The size of your flowers determines how much of your background will show.
Glue your paper to the background and let it dry.
Next, use your cutting machine or a template to cut out your flower shape.  I used the 3D Rose shape from the Silhouette shape store.  I sized it down to about 3 inches.  It really is just personal preference how many flowers you want and how big you want them.


Create your flower shape by rolling tightly from the long end of the shape.  I like to roll it tight into a bud shape, and then release it and arrange it to the size I want.  I find they look more uniform that way, though there definitely is some variation from flower to flower.  (That’s the beauty of it!)
Glue the flower together by placing a dot of hot glue on the bottom circle of the flower shape, then pressing and holding together.
Once your flower is dry, hot glue it to your backing.  Continue until you have filled your space.
Place your background back into the shadowbox and secure.
Home Wall Art - Gorgeous 3D Flower Shadowbox wall art made with paper flowers! | The Love Nerds
Finish up by placing a vinyl decal on the front of the glass.  I kept it simple with the word “home” in Samantha script. 

Home Wall Art - Gorgeous 3D Flower Shadowbox wall art made with paper flowers! | The Love Nerds
You could use any color flowers for this, even alternating colors for a different look.  Though I originally made this for fall, I think it goes perfectly with my Valentine's Day decor too!  I’d love to see your version if you make this!

Happy creating!
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February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Embroidery Hoop Art




Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I'd share one of my favorite projects with you!  I made this last year about halfway through February, so I can't wait to pull it out for my V-day decor this year.

For this project, I combined my love of embroidery with Valentine's Day, and came up with this "Love" Embroidery Hoop Art.

January 28, 2016

The Handmade Hangout #86 + FEATURES

Welcome to the Handmade Hangout- where you can link up all things made by YOU!



This week I'm featuring three of my favorite projects from last week's linky.

1.  Airplane Birthday Party from Sandy a la Mode -   This party is adorable with so many fun details.  You'll have to click through to check them out, but I love this cute and simple cake!  

Airplane birthday party

2.  Raspberry Truffle Tart from Cooking On The Front Burner   This timeless dessert is a gorgeous addition to your Valentine's dinner ,or any special occasion!  

Raspberry Truffle Tart | Cooking on the Front Burner #chocolatetart

3.  Torched Wood DIY Counter from Creatively Living- Could you TORCH your brand new wood countertop?  This made it look amazing!  

Beautiful Rustic Built-in Coffee Bar Makeover DIY Wood Counter by Creatively Living

Thanks for linking up all your great projects each week!  Now, for this week, we just have two little rules:

1.  Become a follower of the blog where you linked up.  Of course we'd love it if you follow all our hosts on whatever platforms you use most!

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY


2.  Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties

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January 27, 2016

Ultimate Valentine's Day Round Up



Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is around the corner and the Social Fabric Community has put together the Ultimate Valentine's Day Round-Up to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas!



Craft/DIY/Tutorial


Friendly Valentine Candy Jar - Creative Ramblings

Valentine Felt Envelopes - Good Morning Loretta

Valentine's Day Candy Filled Mason Jar - Savvy Saving Couple

Valentine's Day Love Bug Craft - Maryland Momma's Rambles

Last-Minute Quick, Cute Cut-Out Cards - Our Daily Craft

DIY Heart Shaped Massage Bars - Thriftanista in the City 

Valentine Memo Chalkboard - Southern Couture 

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Decoration - Pretty in Pigment

Flower Vase Craft - Polka Dotted Blue Jay 

No-Sew Ribbon Embellished Cocktail Napkins - Atta Girl Says

Macaroni Art Lace Hearts - ABCs and Garden Peas

Cupid's Arrow Valentine's Day Favors - Home. Made. Interest.

Hand Lettered Valentine Notecards - One Artsy Mama

Instagram Magnetic Bookmarks - Happy Go Lucky Blog

Birdseed Heart Valentines - Made with Happy

Valentine's Day Burlap Wreath - The Farm Girl Gabs

Cute Flower Valentines for Kids - Love, Jaime

DIY Valentine Flower Corsage - Suburban Wife, City Life 

DIY Valentine's Snowglobes - Woods of Bell Trees

Valentine Envelop Chair Backers - 2Paws Designs

Reversible Valentine's Day/St. Patrick's Day Banner - Fearlessly Creative Mammas 

Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines - Bubbly Nature Creations

DIY Button Heart Picture Collage - Our Piece of Earth

Kids' Valentine's Day Gift with FREE Printable - A Cowboy's Life

Easy Mesh and Ribbon Valentine's Day Wreath - My Pinterventures 

Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub Recipe - Sunny Sweet Days

Valentine's Day Verse on Burlap - Life with Captain Fussybuckets

12 Days of Romance Scavenger Hunt - The Mama Zone

Candy Kiss Ring - So TIPical Me

Valentine's Day Hand Print Craft - As Cute as a Bug's Ear

How to Make a Valentine's Day Ribbon Banner - Aprons and Stilletos

Date Night with a Romantic Treasure Hunt - The TipToe Fairy

Chalkboard Gift Box - Organized Island

Easy Valentines Felt Pillow Cover - Creative Southern Home

Polar Fleece Ruffle Heart Wreath - Joy's Life

Making A Valentine's Day Rag Wreath with Fabric Scraps - Third Stop on the Right

Washi Tape Bubble Valentines - Moneywise Moms

Homemade Candles in 5 Easy Steps - Lemon Peony

DIY Felt Ornaments for Valentine's Day - 3 Little Greenwoods

Butterfly Valentine's Day Craft - Sarah in the Suburbs

Epsom Salt DIY Valentine Candles - A Day in the Motherhood

I "DOVE" You Printable with Candy - Newlywed Survival 

Rainbow Heart PomPom Garland - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Wishes

Valentine's Day Printed Burlap Subway - Occasionally Crafty

Pom Pom Cupcakes Valentine Craft - Cute as a Fox

Valentine's Wooden Door Hanger - We Got the Funk 

Hearts Aplenty: Valentine's Day DIY Decor - Woman in Real Life

Love Letters Simple Valentine's Day Craft - Craving Some Creativity 

Valentine's Day Coffee Cup Sleeve - Craving Cynchronicity

How to Make a Great Loves Print - My Sweet Sanity

Cross Stitch Heart Pillow - Cutesy Crafts

Free Valentine's Day Cards Kids Can Make - Happy and Blessed Home

Recipe


Valentine Cupcakes - Home Maid Simple 

Valentine's Day Cakes - Charleston Crafted

Red Velvet Pudding Cups - Mostly Homemade Mom

Blood Orange Panna Cotta - Mooshu Jenne

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts - Drugstore Divas

Cranberry Bliss Bars - Swanky Recipes

Valentine Rice Crispy Treats - Midwestern Moms

Chocolate Valentine Sandies - Cindy's Recipes and Writings

M&M’s® Red Velvet Brownies - Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Nutella Filled Conversation Hearts - A Million Moments

Conversation Hearts Martini - JVKOM Chronicles

Valentine's Day S'mores Dip - Our Mini Family

M&M’s® Red Velvet Blondies - The NYC Talon

Valentine's Day Cheesecake Brownies - West of the Loop

Red Velvet Cheesecakes - Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Kiss Valentine's Day Cookies - Moscato Mom

Chocolate and Candy Valentine Popcorn - Made by a Princess

Easy Valentine's Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - Janine Huldie

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe - Scrappy Geek

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce - Graceful Order

Love Dipped Wafers - Sparkles to Sprinkles

Valentine's Day Bento Lunch - Diana Rambles

"Blackened" Seafood Medley for a Low-Calorie Valentine's Dinner - Broken TeePee

Sweet Salty Fudge - Foody Schmoody Blog

Valentine's Day Covered Pretzels - Texas Type A Mom

Valentine's Popcorn - Mommy's Bundle

The Easiest Valentine's Day Fudge Recipe - Young at Heart Mommy

Valentine's Day Butter Cookies - Ilona's Passion

Valentine's Day Blondies - Saving You Dinero

Super Healthy Pomegranate-Cranberry-Almond Smoothie - Easy Cooking with Molly

Brownie Cut-outs - Tramplingrose

Puppy Valentine's Day Cookies - Staying Close to Home

Valentine OREO Brownie Bar Recipe - As Mom Sees It

Strawberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Pie - Johanny's Kitchen

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake - Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles - Food Lovin Family

Honey Bee My Valentine Cakes - I Don't Have Time for That

Red Velvet Valentine's Day Parfaits - Living a Sunshine Life

Homemade Strawberry Syrup - Day by Day in Our World

Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies - Momma DJane

Red Velvet Donuts - Frugal Family Tree

Strawberry Mocha Granola - Strength & Sunshine

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Chocolate Shot Glasses - The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Chocolate Pretzel Kisses - Just 2 Sisters

Valentine's Candy Bark - Life with the Crust cut off

Chocolate Kiss Shooter! - Housewives of Frederick County

Super Simple Valentine's Day Candy Hearts - My Real Food Family

Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies - Meatloaf & Melodrama

3 Ingredient Strawberry Brownies - Fun Things to Do in Central Mass

Nutella Baked Brie - Basil and Bubbly 

Easy Cupid Crinkles - Creative Southern Home

Valentine's Day Edible Tic Tac Toe Game - A Frugal Friend

Valentine's Day Ombre Sweet Treat - Tastefully Frugal 


Party


How to Throw a Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Party - Amber Nicole Blogs

Valentine's Day Party for Tweens - Soiree Event Design

Love is in the Air Valentine Table - Not Just a Mommy

Valentine's Day Tea Party - The Peanuts Gang


Printables


Easy Valentine's Printables - I am the Maven®

Printable Valentine's Day Lunch Box Notes and Coupons - Gluesticks Blog

"I Love You Like" Valentine's Free Printable - C'mon Get Crafty

4 Free Valentine's Day Coloring Pages - Saving More than Me

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues - Mom on the Side

Valentine Gift for Kids {Free Printable} - Fun on a Dime

Crayon Valentines Printable - Mom's Messy Miracles

Tic Tac Toe XOXO Valentine with Free Printable - Housewife Eclectic

Valentine's Day Activities for Kids - Simple Living Mama

2 Free Printable Valentines (Owls) - Altamonte Family

Love is in the Air Valentine Card - Making of a Mom

Matchstick Valentine Free Printable - Frenchie

Valentine's Day Lunch Box Notes & Jokes - Coupons are Great

I "Wheelie" Like You Car Valentine Printable - Artsy Momma


Round-Up 


Valentine's Day Guide - The Ranting Latina!


24 Frugal Valentine's Ideas - Real: The Kitchen and Beyond

7 Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day - Downshifting PRO

5 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Bloggers - That Chic Mom

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants to Eat at in East Greenwhich, Rhode Island - Mama Luvs Books


Other


War Room Movie Night - A Beautiful Exchange

Pairing Chocolate with Wine & Spirits - In Good Taste

Valentine's Day Make-up Tutorial - Glam Hungry Mom 

Valentine's Day Dinner at Home - Natasha Byrd



Can you feel the love tonight with all these great Valentine's Day inspired activities?

Check out my favorite Valentine's Day projects too:


Make these cute Valentine's Day Word Magnets with just a little paint and glitter!







Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies

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January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day Mason Jar Printable

Add this sweet Mason Jar Valentine's Day Printable to your holiday decor!



I don't go crazy decorating for Valentine's Day, but I do like to put a few things out in my house.  This year I put together a sweet little printable for you.  You can download yours and get the details on how to put the finishing touches on it over at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home!

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?

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January 21, 2016

The Handmade Hangout #85 + FEATURES!


Welcome to the Handmade Hangout- where you can link up all things made by YOU!



This week I'm featuring three of my favorite projects from last week's linky.

1.  This Chalkboard Wall from Follow Your Heart Woodworking is gorgeous- the wood frame really sets it off!  


2. These Apple Pie Pancakes from Simply Stacie are simply to die for!    

Apple Pie Pancakes - A spiced apple pancake recipe, topped with syrup poached apples and a spoonfuls of creamy, thick crème fraiche.  This is one glorious breakfast!

3.  I'm loving this Distressed Gate from One Thrifty Chick!  It is stunning on her mantel!


Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations!  Now for this week, we have just a few little rules:

1.  Become a follower of the blog where you linked up.  Of course we'd love it if you follow all our hosts on whatever platforms you use most!

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY


2.  Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties

Occasionally Crafty

 
Link up your projects!




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