Using Digital Scrapbooking Products for Instant Home Decor | Valentine's Day DIY Craft Idea

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a quick idea I had after a recent phone conversation with my best friend in Florida. She had mentioned that she and her kids had decorated their house for Valentine's Day already and it got me to thinking that I don't even own any Valentine's decorations. 

So instead of going out and buying some, I repurposed a 5x7 photo frame into a cute little display for our kitchen counter, using a card and digital paper from the L'amore collection by Little Lamm & Co.  I simply printed out the digital paper on a 5x7 card, printed the smaller 3x4 journal card, trimmed them both up, and adhered them with some washi tape. Then I topped it off with a simple, gold-foil arrow and viola! Instant, inexpensive home decor. I love it! 

Using Digital Scrapbooking Products for Instant Home Decor | Valentine's Day DIY Craft
Using Digital Scrapbooking Products for Instant Home Decor | Valentine's Day DIY Craft

What do you think?  What fun ways have you used digital scrapbooking elements around your home? I'd love to hear about them!

Adorable Wood Burned Wooden Spoons | Pinterest Inspired Crafts + DIY

Who doesn't love a good Pinterest-inspired project?!

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Adorable Wood Burned Wooden Spoons | Pinterest Inspired Crafts + DIY

I love when I see an idea on Pinterest that I just have to try! 

This most recent Valentine's Day, my husband and I discussed not purchasing expensive gifts for each other this year in lieu of buying gifts or taking a trip for our wedding anniversary instead.  I stuck to that commitment and he did not. (But I'm ok with that because I love my Pandora charm!). 

So with saving money in mind, I browsed my Pinterest boards for some inspiration on something I could make for him to celebrate Valentine's Day.  I came across this pin from DollarStoreCrafts.com and knew this is something I had to do. 

Wood Burned Sexy Wooden Spoons - a DIY Craft

Adorable Wood Burned Wooden Spoons | Pinterest Inspired Crafts + DIY

This project was so simple.  I started by using a No. 2 pencil to freehand the phrases on the handles of the spoons while my wood burner warmed up. Then I simply traced what I had sketched out with the wood burner. I've been obsessed with my wood burner lately and have used it for a lot of projects in the last year or so.  This one is probably one of my favorites though! 

What you'll need:

  • Wooden Spoons with a thick handle
  • Pencil or stamps for your design
  • Wood Burner (nearly any hardware or craft store sells them)

Thanks to the blogger over at DollarStoreCrafts for the idea, tips, and tutorial! It was a smashing hit.

What crafty things have you been up to lately?

Mini Envelope Tutorial | DIY & Crafts

Pinterest is one of my favorite sources for inspiration, simply because I'm a visually inspired person. A while back I came across a super cute card with these little mini envelopes on it. I knew as soon as I saw it, those envelopes were something I had to try handcrafting! I googled a template for making them and had four made in a matter of a few moments. They are super easy and super adorable.   

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Step 1. Print out this image to use as a template in the inch size you wish your envelope to be.  I used 2 x 2 Inches.   

Step 2. I traced this template onto the back of the scrapbook paper I chose to use and then cut it out.

Step 3. Fold along the corners as indicated in the template. Use a tiny adhesive to secure. 

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Happy Valetine's Day Idea - Pinterest Inspired Stud Muffin Breakfast for Him

It's Valentine's Day and if you're like me, you're scouring the Internet for fun, inexpensive ideas to surprise that special someone in your life.  I'm happy to share this simple, easy idea!

Happy Valetine's Day Idea - Stud Muffin Breakfast for Him

I hope you and your valentine are enjoying a beautiful, special day together!  While I'm a firm believer that you should love, cherish, and spoil your special someone every day of the year, I'm also a sucker for a day dedicated to romance and hearts!

My husband has been working seven days a week and on a really tough job/shift so early this morning I surprised him with muffins, milk, and a valentine's gift! It was an idea that stemmed after finding that adorable Stud Muffin tag from Eighteen25 on Pinterest.  I pinned it here.

Happy Valetine's Day Idea - Stud Muffin Breakfast for Him
Happy Valetine's Day Idea - Stud Muffin Breakfast for Him

If you love this idea, you should check out this Pinterest-inspired handmade gift I made for my hubby to accompany his muffin breakfast!

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