Friday, August 22, 2014

Our Friday Five | Jodie Edition

I actually watched all of it (doesn't happen often) and laughed my head off.

Huge Fabric US Map Hoop Art. Cutest thing I've ever laid my eyes on.
I wish she was selling this because it would be hanging in my home right now.

Napkin bow.. cleaver and easy! and i love those plates!
Love the yellow and white.  Love the bow napkin.

04 |  This song

WARNING: She says the "S" word.

skirted stools-- sweet!! gonna have to do these!
Simply adorable.
What's on your Friday Five?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Birthday Tracker Tags

We are excited to share 8 brand new Birthday Printables with you today. It's fun to celebrate birthdays because they are scattered throughout the year (I guess not always scattered... we have some pretty big clumps of birthdays too) and it's always a good thing to make someone feel special! 

Jamie designed these super cute Birthday Tracker Tags for all of us. Jot down all those special dates and then keep it somewhere safe or display it somewhere fun.

We printed out our tags. Trimmed them and then hole punched the corner. Then used a silver binder ring to hook them all together. Write all your dates in and you are good to go. You'll never forget a birthday again. :)

Now... Head over and visit our friends and get 7 more free Birthday Printables. As always, they are color coordinated so they all go great together!

1. Whipperberry: Make this festive banner once and reuse it over and over again!
2. Eighteen25: Keep all those special birthdays in one spot with these Birthday Tracker Tags!
3. Simple As That: Add some colorful flair to your next birthday party with these 3x4 printable tags and coordinating cupcake flags, perfect to slip into a scrapbook after.
4. Paging Supermom: Print this GIANT happy birthday poster for less than $8 to help celebrate that special day!
5. Kiki and Company: Never forget another birthday again with this printable birthday calendar.
6. The Crafting Chicks: You'll never have to search for a birthday card again with these fun cards.
7. Thirty Handmade Days: We love these simple but cheery birthday tags.
8. The Idea Room: Need a quick birthday gift? Print out these colorful and fun birthday gift tags and tie onto candy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall Flower Wreath

Hi everyone, Kiki from Kiki and Company back this month to share a little project I did to get me ready for fall!

My family just moved into a new home and I don't know about you, but I feel like it takes FOREVER to get a new house feeling like a home. I thought this wreath might at least get that feeling started:

Isn't it so fun! I just got a Cricut Explore and have enjoyed SO much designing lots of fun things and having it do all the cutting saves me SO much time!

So I wanted to show you how to put these flowers together:

Foldover Flower: After cutting out the pattern, simply fold over the design and glue the sides together. Start rolling the flower, tacking the beginning down with glue. Roll until you are at the end and put a dab of glue to seal it. Then simply fluff out the petals with your finger.

Petal Flower: For each small flower you will need 6 small petals and 4 large petals. You can make these as big as you'd like by adding more petals. Once cut, fold the base of the flower in from one corner and then fold in from the other corner to make a point in the back. (see pic) Before gluing, put your finger in the point and smush the point in the back. Now use a felt ball (or anything you have on hand) to glue into one of the small petals. Add 2 more small petals around the ball. Add another row of small petals behind the first. Lastly, glue the large petals around the back. I then went in and folded and shaped the tops of the leaves until I liked how they looked!

Long Petal Flower: Take cut out design and roll, tacking down the beginning with a bit of glue. Roll until you are done and use a dab of glue to seal. I did 3 layers for the large flowers and 2 for the small. then simple start at the base and pull each individual petal down shaping the petal up a little at the end.

To Put Together the Wreath: Take a foam wreath and wrap it with fabric. I knew I wanted mine to show a bit so I picked one that coordinated. If you don't want yours showing, use any fabric you want. After wrapping the wreath, begin hot gluing those flowers on. Once you have it where you like it, cut out and add the leaves in. This really brings out those flowers and can hide any spots you make need to! Now you have made a wreath ready for any season (just change the colors you use!)

There are so many things I love about summer, but after making this wreath, I am READY for all the wonderful smells, the cooler weather and awesome colors of fall to come! Good luck making one of your own!

To download the free patterns for these flowers, click on the links below:

PDF patterns to print on any plain or patterned paper:


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