Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.Nothing beats a good dragon craft. Being a fan of things mystical, magical and whimsical, dragons also fall into that category. My home has touches of all these things in most of my rooms, some subtle, some not so subtle. My home office is one of the not so subtle rooms. It’s where I spend a lot of my time and it reflects my likes dramatically and boasts several dragons, most of which are a set of flying one’s on my wall.

Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child. I purchased the ones you see then realized it would be fairly simple to make my own style. Well, not me personally, but my go to person for this type of thing, my daughter Jennifer. I would ask her to make a set then others who also enjoy all things dragony could have flying dragons on their walls! (I know your out there… or at least your kids are.) So she drew up our own dragons and we made them into a downloadable package just for you. And if you are looking for more dragon things well, of course I have them for you. Check our our Dragon Craft Post making Dragon Eyes! Plus, one of our most favorite posts of all time is our  How to Make a Dragon Egg. Every home needs one of these! And they’re so easy to make.

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Gather your paper color of choice the patterns and your other supplies.

Roll tape back on itself stick side out to adhere the pattern to your paper while to cut.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Using detail scissors, cut out each dragon in this method.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Completed cut dragon.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Carefully remove the template off the top.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

You will now bend your dragon where it shows the dotted bend lines on your template.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Curl the tail up using a pencil or something round.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

This gives the 3D effect.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

On the one’s with wings, bend the wing before gluing in place.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Bend the small flap where it will attach to the dragon.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Add some glue to the small flap.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Press the wing in place.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

You can try attaching them to the wall this way but normally it takes a stronger tape to hold them in place for a long period of time. Command Strips work great.Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

Hang as many as you wish wherever you like!Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child. Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child. Get your free download for an amazing 3D dragon craft to decorate your walls. A simple and delightful way to add a little magic to any room, adult or child.

 

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These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books… you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. This reminds me of our Peace Dove & Poem which you would think was just for Christmas but when you read the short poem you’ll see it’s  not. While we’re speaking of birds, you might enjoy the short but amazing little personal story with photos entitled A Bird in the Hand.

 

Birdies DIY Room Decor Supplies

NOTE ON PAPER: You will be pulling the wings out just a bit so if you use scrapbook paper try to use double sided though it might not matter depending on where you place your little birdies.

Birdie Pattern Downloads

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These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Instructions

Gather your supplies.

These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Cut out around each bird set with wing.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

I like to just cut once, so I double my paper. If it’s card stock it can make it more difficult to cut intricate areas though so you might want to just cut each pattern twice.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

I staple my paper to my pattern just to help hold it in place while I cut. You can tape it also.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

I use special detail paper cutting scissors. They help a lot!These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

They’re great for getting into the little intricate spaces. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

If you use scrapbook or patterned paper, one side might be white. Keep that in mind when cutting your patterns out so that your pieces face the correct direction.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

  These are all the birds I cut out to match various places around my home. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

The first step is to glue the two bird pieces together. Spread your glue on the top area as shown, keeping the bottom area free of glue. This does not have to be exact.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Press the second bird first one making sure they are aligned well. If you used paper that has a white side you might need to do a little trimming.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

For each wing piece place a spot of glue on the end where it will attach to the body.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Place your wing where you want it to be on each side of your bird. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

You can bend the wing out just a bit to give it a 3D effect. Again, if it has a white side don’t bend it too far out.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

 The last part is adding the feet which requires two regular paperclips. You will be bending the inner part up as shown.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Using needle nose pliers can help. Bend the center part of the paper clip up while keeping the curve where illustrated. The larger part is the foot.I chose gold paperclips for this particular bird. Pinch the foot together a bit as shown. You can either keep the other end as it is if your bird will be short, or you can straighten it out as shown for a taller standing bird.I chose gold paperclips for this particular bird.

Jumbo paper clips can be used but you need to switch which part is used for the feet. The other side will need clipped with a wire cutter also. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.I chose gold paperclips for this particular bird. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

To attach the feet to your bird open up the bottom where you did not glue and add a line of hot glue.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Place the top part of your feet into the glue.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Being careful not to get burned, press the bird together and align the feet before the glue dries making sure they are even. To make your bird stand requires fiddling with his legs and feet a bit till the right angle is found. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Where My Birdies Sit

These are where I put my birds though I had trouble with one and couldn’t’ decide. This first little guy sits it my library. He matches perfectly!These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

One sits on the mantle in my living room. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.
Mr. Cardinal sits on my Chicken Wire Frame Memo Board which, by the way, you can make.

These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.This little pink one is sitting on my office shelf. I turned his wings around.  These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Then I wondered how he’d look on top of the sign over my door. Now I can’t decide. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

Little black bird sits over the door in my bedroom which is done in black and silver.These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

The little blue fellow sits on my peg board in my craft room.

And finally, Mr. Yellow Bird sits on a jar of beads on my sewing desk. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

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 These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue. These sweet little birdies are perfect for a touch of whimsy DIY room decor and they can be placed in any room you like! Sit them on shelves, mantles, on top of books... you can even put a row on top of a door jam! Using our pattern you can make whatever colors you like. All you need is the paper of your choice and two paperclips and glue.

 

 

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For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.This is one of the more clever ways to decorate a window that just had blinds on it. It’s gorgeous and can be a focal point for the room if desired! And all it takes is a few tissue paper flowers that are so simple to make, a 6 year old could do it. So yeah, its not only easy, its cost effective and the result is dramatic. I get excited just talking about it! I love unique decorating in my home so if you’d like more creative and inexpensive ways to decorate your home take a peek at our Darling Dollar Store Plastic Plate Kitchen Wall Decor, our DIY Cash Statement Piece Wall Decoration Idea and our Butterfly Dream Catcher with Special Meaning. And that’s just to name a few!

Window Treatment Ideas Flower Supplies

Leaf Pattern Download

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Instructions

To make the flowers, all you really need are three things. Tissue paper, string and scissors.
For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

NOTE ON STORE PURCHASED TISSUE FLOWERS: You CAN purchase the tissue flowers. They come like this. We bought some to test. You still have to do all the work of pulling the layers out. The biggest problem is they put WAY TOO MANY LAYERS of tissue paper. Much more than is needed and the flower ends up looking too crunched up. These have 10 sheets each. We took them apart and made two flowers  out of each one. You only really need 4 sheets per flower for the best look. These also cost a lot more. Considering all you’re doing is saving the time fanning the tissue paper, its much cheaper to just make them from scratch. Should you decide to buy this type, Amazon has a nice selection.
For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. The sheets we used are 20″ x 26″. Use no more than 4 or 5 sheets.

SIZES OF FLOWERS

LARGE FLOWERS: For flowers that are 10″ or larger you can fold over the 5 sheets FIRST before doing the accordion folding. These flowers need more bulk to them.

SMALLER FLOWERS: For say a 6″ flower, cut 8 sheets  6″ by about 10″ or 12″ long.  DO NOT do STEP 1. Start with doing the accordion folding and continue from there. It will only take a short time before you realize what size works best.

STEP #1 for flowers approximately 10″ or larger.

STEP # 2 Accordion foldFor simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Once you’ve finished the accordion fold bend the tissue paper in half. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Cut a piece of string long enough to tie around the center of your paper.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Tie it in a snug knot.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Mark a curve on each end for cutting. Some people like to do points.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Cut off inside the marker curve you made. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

However long your tissue paper is will be the size of your flower. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Pull the ends together. You can staple or tape them if desired. We’ve found that’s not necessary as once you start pulling up the petals they stay together.  For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Very carefully, so as not to tear the tissue, start pulling up one layer at a time. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Go around the flower doing this.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Once one layer is done, move to the next. Fluff them as you go.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Eventually you’ll get to the last layer.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

You’ll end up with a gorgeous flower!For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

These are the ones we made for my craft room. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

This was the window I was going to decorate with them. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.We placed them above my window using command strips cut in half.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

It’s a good idea to lay out your plan on paper before starting. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Print out the free leaf pattern.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Tape it to one or two sheets of green cardstock.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Cut out your leaves. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

The finished window decor!For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

I wanted a teal pull on my blinds. I had this old crystal from a chandelier. I was going to buy some glass paint as I wanted it to be transparent, then I remembered my post on How to Paint Mason Jars. That effect was just what I was after. So I figured it would work on this just as well as mason jars.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

I mixed a little food coloring gel with some Mod Podge.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

Then I painted over the crystal bauble. For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

I should have hung it on wire to dry but I put it in a small plastic cup and put a fan on it.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

It turned out great!

Just what I was wanting.For simple & unique window treatment ideas you'll love our tissue paper flower window toppers. The gorgeous flowers cost pennies & take minutes to make.

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This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.This year, add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He only takes 5 minutes to make when framed, he’s a classy little addition to Easter time. He also makes a great gift.  All you need is some paper, glue, scissors our free pattern below and a 5×7 frame with no glass to allow his little ear to flop. You can make him (or her) in a variety of colors.  If you like this, you’ll love our Burlap Bunnies and our little Sock Chicks!

Bunny Easter Decorations Supplies

Bunny Pattern Download

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This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Instructions

Gather your supplies.

This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Cut out the pattern pieces.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Using the pattern pieces, cut out a rabbit in the paper of your choice.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

You will not be using the glass but can use it as a pattern to trace your choice of cardstock paper for your background.  This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Layout your bunny pieces to get an idea of placement.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Glue the body piece on first.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Make sure you’ve arranged it so it will end up even on the background paper when framed. This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Next, add the head wherever you decided to place it, keeping in mind you will be sliding the ears under the top of it. Glue the tip of one ear.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Slide it under the head.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Do the same for the second ear. You can glue the second ear flat or keep them both loose.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift. Taking a pencil, roll under one ear to make it floppy. This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

Use a white pom pom for the tail.This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift. Glue it in place and frame your bunny! This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift. This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift. This year add a cute little floppy eared bunny to your Easter decorations. He takes 5 minutes to make with our free pattern and is also a wonderful gift.

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Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Being thankful can be difficult when life gets in the way and the daily grind gets us down. Even teens and kids get stressed out with school and chores. Our Gratitude Tokens can help!  Well, we have two printable versions that work for adults, teens and kids alike to help everyone remember the wonderful things in their life on those days when they forget.  You can make either a “Let Gratitude Grow Flower” or a “Here Comes the Sun”. Print them, fill out the answer on the back and put them on a string, key chain, or ribbon. Then get your token to remind you just how lucky you are when you need it most!  If you’d like more gratitude ideas check our very popular Encourage Thankfulness with Gratitude Stones and our A Thankful Heart, A 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, also with awesome printables!

Being Thankful Reminder Token Supplies

  • Printables Below
  • Small hole punch I prefer a 1/8″ size for string.  A regular size will work but the hole may need to be punched a bit further up into the petal or raindrop.
  • String or Chain or Key Ring that snaps open
  • White Cardstock  This is what I keep in stock at home. Its 110 lb very bright so its heavy. You can buy smaller packs that are not quite as heavy though I do like heavier weight cardstock for this type for project.

Free Token Printables

The packet also comes with a page each of blanks in case you want to come up with your own questions.

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Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

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NOTE: There are 30 questions, one for each day of the month, should you decide to make it a month long activity. It can also be done for an evening activity. younger children can be helped. You can use all or just some of the questions.  Write the short answer to each of the statements on the back of each petal or raindrop. Then when you or others are having a bad day you pull out the  gratitude token to remind yourself how wonderful your life truly is.

 

Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Cut out the petals or raindrops. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Punch holes where shown.Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

If you have an awl it can help you line up smaller holes for putting string into. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Write the answers to the questions on the back of each petal or drop.Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Whenever you are having a bad day bring our your cards and look through them.gratitude-reminder-tokens-sq Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

 

 

 

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Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!blank630x20

This simple dream catcher has extra special meaning. Taken from an old story, it carries the idea that while you sleep, the butterfly gathers up all negative energy, thoughts and dreams and cocoons them up, then carries them far away on its wings and drops them off. It then returns  and when you awake you are filled with wonderful energy and love.  There is a special poem to go with it which can be hung beside it or given rolled up as a scroll for a gift. Either way, children and adults alike will love it! You might also want to check out our Dream Catcher Vision Board post which combines two wonderful ideas into one!

POEM: This poem is a printable in the free download packet. Frame and hang it next to your dream catcher or roll it up and tie it with a ribbon and give with the dream catcher as a gift.

Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Special Thanks goes to Jessica Serrano-Gregg who shared the wonderful butterfly story which was one her abuela (grandmother) taught her as a child. We adapted it for the poem.

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NOTE ON FRAMES: We used an 8×10 oval frame from Walmart. If you can’t find one of those, you could use any square or 8×10 frame and simply put scrapbook paper as the background and center your butterfly on it.

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Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

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Gather your supplies.

Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Paint your fame if needed. We chose a cream color. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

  After your paint dries give it a solid coat of Martha Stewart’s Metallic Gold or something similar. Her metallic and pearl paints are amazing!Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Print and cut out the butterfly templates. Because the poem speaks of the color “gold” you may want to keep some of that color involved. We used a solid gold glitter type sheet for the largest butterfly. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

We traced our large butterfly on the back of our sparkle paper and cut it out. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

The other two butterflies were cut out of matching cardstock. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Cut 8″ pieces of cord that will hold your feathers. We used 10 feathers and attached three to each of the outside cords and four to the inside cord. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Paint the ends of your feathers with a metallic gold paint.Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Glue three feathers along each cord, one below the other. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

These are the final feather groups ready to attach to the frame. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

One set of butterfly templates should fit inside the oval 8×10 frame as shown. (You can do this other ways too and just center them in the middle of a normal frame.)Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Use a small amount of hot glue to tack down the butterfly wings inside the frame edge. In this set up there is no backing sheet on the frame. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Fold your other two smaller butterflies so they bend upward. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Glue the smallest one onto the mid sized butterfly as shown.Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Then glue them to the center of the largest butterfly. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Glue the feather pieces to the bottom inside of the frame spacing them evenly.Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

For the final touch, cut out the mini butterflies. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Fold them as shown.Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

Glue them onto the feather groupings. Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

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Make this beautiful butterfly dream catcher with a frame and some paper. Attach the very special poem and it makes a meaningful gift for adults or children!

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Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It’s both classy and meaningful! It doesn’t matter what size your “puppy” is.  It makes a beautiful gift for family, friends or your children.  (I’ve been told its great for kitty cats too!)  You might also enjoy learning how to simply and inexpensively make personalized dog bowls or make sure your little guy or gal is styling with our 5 minute puppy bow ties!

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IMPORTANT: Dogs that have longer fur will be next to impossible to get a clean paw print unless the fur is trimmed. Also, many dogs do not like their feet touched. Don’t ever force your dog to do something that scares them.

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Gather your supplies. You can use regular paper but watercolor paper gives a much nicer print and finish!

Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Paint your palm gold, making sure to cover it well.Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Make sure there are no gaps in the paint.Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Make sure you plan ahead for your frame so you know exactly where your hand needs to be placed. Press your hand down firmly on the center of the paper.  You may need to take your other hand to help with pressure. It’s a good idea to do some test runs to know exactly how much pressure to use. Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

The final print.Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Feel free to touch up any gaps if needed. Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Take your little pups paw and press it into the ink. Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful! Do some test runs on the paw print also before doing the final. Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Press the paw in place. Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

Frame your art and hang!Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

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Make this framed keepsake dog or puppy paw print to have forever and memorialize your furry friends. It's both classy and meaningful!

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Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade! Even use them in your hair! blank630x20Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less!  Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair! They are quick and almost free to make and they can adorn just about anything. Download our free pdf template and you’ll have a dozen made in no time!  (There’s a silhouette file too if you own that machine!)  These would go beautifully on our clothespin craft container or our lovely upcycled string dispenser!   FYI: We have a specific craft coming up next week that utilizes them in a very unique way so stay tuned or better yet subscribe to our posts!

 

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Cardstock for flowers and leaves

3/16th dowel, or anything about that size for wrapping the flowers. We used the end of a paint brush!

Hot Glue

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Print out the free template and firmly hold it over a piece of cardstock while you cut it out on the lines. Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

Starting with the outside end begin to wrap it around a small dowel or the end of a small paintbrush. A pencil can work but its a bit too large and makes it difficult.Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

Once you get to the end you will have the other ends round piece left. Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

The rest of the flower will sit on this “base” as shown. FYI even if you let go of the flower it will stay together. Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

  Place a glob of glue onto the base. Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

You need to use enough glue to attach the entire flower. Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

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Hold it for a few seconds. (This is what the hands of a crafter looks like… covered in paint!)Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

That’s how to make DIY paper flowers! Cut out your leaves and glue on if desired.Make these beautiful DIY paper flowers in 5 minutes or less! Use them in your crafts or decorating. Attach them to a lamp shade. Even use them in your hair!

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Who doesn’t need a little more positivity in their life?  Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield!  Customize with your favorite colors and patterns to create a one of a kind work of art in just 5 minutes!  A great way to add a little flair to your decor while sending a positive message, this lightweight construction hangs anywhere to keep the negativity away. Don’t forget to check out our multiple FREE downloads below for different color schemes.

If you would like to wear your positive good vibes check out our Good Vibe Necklace made with shrinky dinks!

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Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.

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Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Print the download of choice and cut just inside the black outline.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Cut the scrapbook paper or gift wrap paper of your choice.  When the downloaded cutout is placed on the paper, it should have at least an inch of space all around the cutout.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Using a glue stick or spray glue, cover the back of the scrapbook/wrapping paper completely.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Lay the sticky side of the paper onto a sheet of foam board and smooth out any creases.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Cover the back of the download cutout with a glue stick or spray glue.  Apply to the center of the previous sheet of paper, smoothing as you go.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Let dry for 1 minute.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Using a ruler and pencil, measure 1/2 an inch around the downloaded cutout.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
When complete, there should be a 1/2 inch “frame” surrounding the center image.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Using an X-acto knife, place the foam board onto a cutting board and cut along the pencil line.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
When complete, gently pop the shield out.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
If any pencil lines can still be seen, gently erase, being careful not to pull up the paper.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Slightly bend the soda pull tab.  It is common for the edges of the tab to break, however, the remaining aluminum will still hold the tab together.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Place a small amount of hot glue onto the bottom (solid) portion of the tab.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.
Adhere to the upper center of the shield.  To be sure the tab is centered, use a ruler to draw a line down the center of the back of the shield.
Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.

Your Anti Bad Vibe Shield will definitely make a statement!Surround yourself in good energy with our anti bad vibe shield! Hang anywhere to keep the negativity away! Multiple downloads for different color schemes.

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Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you’ll miss them and to keep in touch! There are two poems, depending on if you are moving nearby or far away. Tie on the tags that have your new address and phone number.

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Cardstock of choice for house and tag

Regular white inkjet paper for poem

Printable template, poem and tags (free below)

String of choice

1/8th hole punch

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Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Print your house onto card stock and cut out. Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Print out the poem sheet on regular paper and cut out.  Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Glue the poem onto the house.Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Print the tags of choice onto cardstock and cut out just inside the border line. Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Punch a small hole in your tag and the top of your house. Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

Tie your tag onto your house after filling in your information. Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

You can also write your families name directly above the poem on the cardstock. Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20 Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20 Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20 Moving can be bittersweet but these printable poetic moving announcements are a fun way to let your neighbors know you'll miss them and to keep in touch!blank630x20

 

 

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For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included! blank630x20Being grateful is important to a happier life. So here’s a fun unique gratitude activity to encourage more awareness of  things generally taken for granted.  Grab a tiny inexpensive spiral memo pad and print out the free labels and quotes provided, then follow the simple instructions. These are wonderful any time of year. Give them to your kids. Make a batch for a family or group activity. Or create a basket full to pass out at Thanksgiving dinner.  No matter how you use them they are a fun way to inspire thankfulness.blank630x20

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Get the flip top memo pads.

For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Cut out the front label in the size you want.For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Glue it onto the front of your pad.For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Cut out the quotations provided.For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Glue them throughout your notebook.For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Add a pencil that you’ve cut and sharpened to fit nicely in the metal spirals.For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral notebook, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Add extras if desired. The books are wonderful as is but if desired,  you can add extras to them such as Washi tape strips here and there, or a ribbon tied onto the spirals. Small charms can also be added to the spiral.

For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

Also optional is spray painting the pencils. Its pretty easy to do. Just cover the top part with tape, spray paint and then cut them down to size. For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20

For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 For a fun unique gratitude activity for any age, grab a tiny spiral memo pad, our free printouts and make a Gratitude on the Go book. Instructions included!blank630x20 What if you woke up tomorrow...blank630x20

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A free Tolkien Quote to end our month long celebration of Tolkien Week & Hobbit Day! View all Tolkien Crafts & Activities! blank630x20

This is the end of our Tolkien Week & Hobbit Day Celebration. We’ve had a blast creating these ideas and sharing them and hope you’ve enjoyed reveling along with us in the joy of all things Tolkien.

In each of our weekly newsletters we’ve given away a free high resolution printable quote. During our celebration those were all Tolkien quotes. We wanted to give this last quote to everyone, not just our subscribers. We felt it was a fitting end to the celebration.

If you missed any of our Tolkien Celebration posts please click the link below to see them all!  Thank you so much for being part of our online lives. To share a sentiment from Bilbo himself “May your beards never grow thin!” Metaphorically speaking that is.

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Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board! blank630x20

Grab our free printable pattern and make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger. The flip side has Speak Friend and Enter depending on your mood. We made ours with foam board but cardboard or even poster board would work! There’s a color version and a black and white version to download. Make sure to check out our other Tolkien crafts and ideas on our Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week page.

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  • Print hangers on regular paper (choose white or colored below)
  • Foam board
  • Paint (optional of you want to paint your foam board edges)
  • Marker (optional if you want to use for the edges)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Glue (I used spray glue)

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Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board!

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Print out the hangers of choice on either paper or cardstock. Glue one of them to your foam board. I used spray glue but any glue will work. Carefully cut around the edges using a knife. If you do not want white edges you can color them with a marker or carefully paint them before applying the back of the hanger.

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Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board!blank630x20

Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board!blank630x20 Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board!blank630x20 Free printable pattern to make this double sided Gandalf You Shall Not Pass door hanger with Speak Friend and Enter on the back. Made from foam board!blank630x20

 

 

 

 

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Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home! blank630x20

Your lamps can hold surprise messages when they’re turned on! It’s just a matter of tacking a paper message behind your shade. This can be done using an X-acto knife, dark paper and a little patience, or if you’re lucky enough to have a Silhouette cutting machine, you can use that. I have FREE downloads for BOTH versions.

NOTE: This generally only works well on thin shades as thicker one’s will not allow the message to shine through. Make sure your lamp has a wide berth between the bulb and the shade so there’s no fire hazard.


Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!blank630x20How To Decorate a Lampshade (Cutting By Hand)

SUPPLIES

  • Downloaded pdf patterns.
  • Printer
  • White paper, cardstock preferably
  • X-acto Knife
  • Spray adhesive

HOW TO

  1. Print your words of choice on paper or cardstock.  (Cardstock holds up better.)
  2. Lay your paper on a safe cutting surface and using an X-acto knife carefully cut around the edges and openings.
  3. Lightly spray the FRONT of your words with spray adhesive.
  4. Press the words inside the lamp shade.

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SUPPLIES

  • Downloaded Silhouette patterns.
  • Black or dark paper,  cardstock preferably
  • Spray adhesive

HOW TO:

  1. Open up the file of choice in your Silhouette software.
  2. Choose the messages you want and move the others off the page.
  3. The Silhouette patterns will allow you to make the patterns bigger or smaller if needed.
  4. Cut out your words using your Silhouette.
  5. Lightly spray the FRONT of your words with spray adhesive.
  6. Press the words inside the lamp shade.

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As I was out of black cardstock I used a darker blue which worked.

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Tack the words into place inside your shade.

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Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!

 

 

Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!

 

 

 

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Here’s a fun Halloween activity and craft! Print out our FREE fortune tellers for some spooky fun! We have several versions including full color and ones you can color yourself. You might remember these as “cootie catchers” if your old enough. We show you how to fold them and use them. There’s one you can add your OWN fortunes too also!

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jenny.creationPaper fortune tellers have been around for decades. We called them “Cootie Catchers” when I was a kid. I made this one just for Halloween.  My daughter Jennifer did all the artwork shown.  I’ve provided a downloadable pdf that you can print, cut, fold and use. There are four versions. A colored version and a black and white version you can color yourself. There are two of each, one with the fortune inside and one that is blank so you can write your own. Below are the folding instructions and how to use them.

Supplies for Cootie Catcher Template

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Folding Your Cootie Catcher Template

NOTE: Fold the opposite sides as shown as you go along. It lines up better that way. Make sharp clean folds.

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Here’s a fun Halloween activity and craft! Print out our FREE fortune tellers for some spooky fun! We have several versions including full color and ones you can color yourself. You might remember these as “cootie catchers” if your old enough. We show you how to fold them and use them. There’s one you can add your OWN fortunes too also!

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Using Your Cootie Catcher Template

(Also on pdf)

  1. Have someone ask a yes or no question. Then choose a symbol, witch, jack, ghost or skull.
  2. Spell out the name of the symbol as you move the fortune teller back and forth
  3. Have them pick a number from the spot it opened. Move fortune teller that many times.
  4. Have them pick a new number  and open flap of it to get their answer

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Here’s a fun Halloween activity and craft! Print out our FREE fortune tellers for some spooky fun! We have several versions including full color and ones you can color yourself. You might remember these as “cootie catchers” if your old enough. We show you how to fold them and use them. There’s one you can add your OWN fortunes too also!

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Here’s a fun Halloween activity and craft! Print out our FREE fortune tellers for some spooky fun! We have several versions including full color and ones you can color yourself. You might remember these as “cootie catchers” if your old enough. We show you how to fold them and use them. There’s one you can add your OWN fortunes too also!

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Here’s a fun Halloween activity and craft! Print out our FREE fortune tellers for some spooky fun! We have several versions including full color and ones you can color yourself. You might remember these as “cootie catchers” if your old enough. We show you how to fold them and use them. There’s one you can add your OWN fortunes too also!

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This cute little pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make.  All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern.  A little tracing, a little cutting, a little gluing and your done! We’ve provided a pdf version of the pattern and a Silhouette file for those who have that machine.   For another great idea check out our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love. It has the cutest free printable!blank630x20

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free downloadPDF download of pixel hearts pattern. Print and cut.

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For Manual Cutting: The pixel heart necklace pdf has several of each size heart but you only need to cut out ONE of the size of your choice to use for a pattern. Trace the one you cut out onto the cardstock several times and cut carefully with the knife, including cutting out the hole.  I used 5 hearts for mine and it was a great thickness. You can add more or less if desired.

Silhouette Cutter: If you own a Silhouette download the appropriate file and remove the sizes you do not want in your Silhouette software and cut out the rest.

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Spread a thin layer of glue between each heart until it is as thick as desired.  Let it dry.   Coat with Mod Podge if desired for a sheen finish.  Insert string or chain.

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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This pixel heart necklace is incredibly easy to make. All you need is some cardstock, glue and our free pattern. You'll be wearing retro jewelry in no time!

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These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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These DIY angel wings make from paper plates that are large enough for adults.  All you need are paper plates, scissors, glue and ribbon. Toss on a little glitter for some extra magic and you’ve got a full spread wing set for any occasion!  If you a fan of things with wings check out our Good Luck Fairies!

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These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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To make the features cut all the larger 9″ plates as shown. Discard the center pieces.

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Glue the feather pieces onto the back of one of the smaller 6″ plates as shown, overlapping the ends.

These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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Measure your ribbons and glue them as shown for tying the wings on.

These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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Glue the second 6″ plate over the back to give a cleaner finish.

These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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All done! Feel free to add a little glitter here and there.

These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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These lovely DIY angel wings are large enough for adults to wear and all you need are some paper plates and ribbon with a little glitter for extra magic.

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Make these quick hand fans in minutes using a regular wood clothespin and some heavy scrapbook paper. Wrap a little ribbon or twine around them and you have a beautiful way to cool off! blank630x20

Make these quick hand fans in minutes using a traditional wood clothespin and some heavy scrapbook paper. Wrap a little ribbon or twine around them and you have a beautiful way to cool off! You can make a dozen of these for parties or even lovely gifts in any colors or design you like. Just follow the simple instructions below. If you like,  these check out our more modern Free Emoji Fan Printables and Instructions.

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Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-1 blank Fold over along the width at approximately 1/2″ folds. Use something flat to press each one down. Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-2 blank Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-3 blank Press one of the paper fan into the clothespin about half way into the opening. If you press it too far down it will make the span of the fan smaller. You want enough stuck in to make it sturdy. 2″ is a good estimate. Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-4 blank Depending on how small you were able to make your folds they might stick out on the sides of the clothespin. You can trim if desired to make them flush with the wood for wrapping. Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-5blank Wrap your string, yarn, cord or ribbon around the pin. Overlap one end to hold it in place then put a dab of hot glue on the other end. Cover as much as you like. We did ours down to where the clothespin tapers. You can also paint your clothespin ahead of time in bright colors before wrapping. Or just paint them and be done!  However, the wrapping helps keep the fan in place. Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-6blank Make color coordinating fans that easy enough even even kids can make them. Make these quick hand fans in minutes using a regular wood clothespin and some heavy scrapbook paper. Wrap a little ribbon or twine around them and you have a beautiful way to cool off!   blank Paper Clothes Pin Hand Fan Tutorial-8   blank Make these quick hand fans in minutes using a regular wood clothespin and some heavy scrapbook paper. Wrap a little ribbon or twine around them and you have a beautiful way to cool off! blank Make these quick hand fans in minutes using a regular wood clothespin and some heavy scrapbook paper. Wrap a little ribbon or twine around them and you have a beautiful way to cool off!   blank

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