DIY Book Paper Wreath

Oh my goodness y’all – our friend Cortney (of Cortney Wheeler Photography) shared this on facebook yesterday and I completely fell in love!  She made this gorgeous Book Paper Wreath and it’s by far the prettiest I’ve seen.  She hung the larger one over her mantle, and a smaller version over the baby’s crib.

(SO Sweet!!  I would’ve never even thought of that but she shot me a picture and darned if it doesn’t look completely perfect in there!)

 

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After getting some tips from Cortney and reading some other tutorials along the way – here are the basic instructions to construct your own DIY Book Paper Wreath.

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DIY Flower Planters | How to Choose & Arrange Flowers for BIG Impact!

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Jamie here, if you’re wanting to try your hand at DIY Flower Planters this year (rather than buying the super-cute-but-crazy-pricey arranged pots at the garden center) I have a super-simple 3-Step Rule to share with you ;)  You need to purchase each of these types of flowers for maximum impact:

1) BOOM

2) FILLER

3) SPILLER

You’ll want to begin putting together your DIY Flower Planters by searching for these three types of flowers/plants to fill your pot.

*Keep in mind that they each need to have the same sun requirements

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The BOOM!

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DIY Pebble Trivet

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DIY Pebble Trivet

If your mom is a tea drinker – this would be a lovely gift for resting her tea pot on!
Jamie here!  I made a really easy little craft recently that I wanted to share with you.  This DIY Pebble Trivet uses only a bag of assorted pebbles from the Dollar Tree and a couple other household items.  And I think it’s just darling! It only cost me $1 and it’s one of the cutest things  my kitchen now :)

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DIY Baby Shower Gift Baskets {on a Shoestring}

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As part of our ongoing Themed Gift Basket Ideas series – I want to share one of my favorites… this awesome Baby Shower Gift Baskets Idea!
This is a great way to present several inexpensive gifts in a pretty package – also a winner of an idea if you’re going in on a gift with a group of people.  I especially like that this makes a shoestring budget feel less…. shoestring ;) I had spent under $20 on this gift, but it was greeted with more excitement from the shower than many other more expensive gifts.
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Start with a colorful laundry basket from the dollar store – this one was only a few dollars and I went with pink for a baby girl shower.  It will be useful for mom either for baby’s laundry, or to store toys.
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Next, choose something big and bulky to be your focal point – a big stuffed animal, a nursing pillow (I got mine FREE here using code ENBABY!) or maybe a nice diaper bag.

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Add a couple packs of diapers and wipes – these are ALWAYS appreciated – to fill in the middle of the basket.  If you’re using coupons, and tracking sales – you can easily find a pack of name-brand diapers for around $4.  (Find the current best deal on diapers and wipes this week here)
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