Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Framed Burlap Earring Holder {DIY}

My 17 year old daughter wanted something to hang all her earrings on.  I told myself I would make this for her for Christmas....but it didn't happen.
I felt really bad about it.  The other day she was bored, so I got out all the supplies and SHE (with my help) made this!  I think she did such a fantastic job!  We got the idea from here.  She posts a nice tutorial.

We made a few mistakes I have to tell you about.  First, my daughter painted the frame.  I told her she should do 2-3 coats.  Then I offered to sand it for her, giving it the distressed look.  The paint just peeled off!  I should have sanded the frame before she painted it.  DUH!  

I offered to paint it for her (the second time).  I sanded it, then painted it with 2 coats.  Perfect!  Then, I put the glued the burlap on the frame backing with spray adhesive.  That was a sticky mess!  It wasn't anything I couldn't handle:)  

She did the rest.  I am impressed how well she stenciled the "N" and the flowers.  For the "N," I cut it out with my Cricut using cardstock.  We taped the letter onto the burlap.  It worked great!

The flower stencils were Martha Stewart and she picked out exactly what she wanted and it turned out fabulous!  

She was so excited about this!  Now she can take it with her off to college.  She loves having her earrings right there where she can see each of them and not have to dig deep in a jewelry box to find the pair she needs!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Top 10 Favorites from 2011

My blog will be 3 years old this year!  WOW, I can't believe I have been blogging that long. I look back at some of my first posts and holy cow, I didn't have a clue!  But I am learning and my blog has sure grown, thanks to all of YOU!

I started out this blog not knowing what the heck I was doing.  It's cool to see how my style has grown and changed (hopefully for the better!).  It's fun to go through my posts each year and see which posts were the most viewed from that year.

Here are the Top 10 favorite posts of 2011.  See my top 10 favorites from 2010 here.  I am so excited for what 2012 holds in store for this blog.  I hope you'll stay along for the ride!

Thank you so much for following along in 2011! 

I would love to know what your favorite Pocket Full of Pink project was in 2011.  
Please share in the comments!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

 I love this picture of Mary with Jesus.  It really encompasses the love a mother has for her child.  
I am so grateful for this time of year we have to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  I have been trying to keep that in mind more this year.  It is so easy to get distracted by all the media, etc. 

If you would like to learn more about Jesus Christ and his plan for you I would like to share this with you.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!  

Thank you for visiting my humble little blog and for all your sweet comments!  I so appreciate YOU!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crafts and recipe's from Christmases Past!

Some of you may not have been following my blog for long, so I thought I would share some crafts from Christmases past!  Sound good? It's not too late to make some of these!  You still have 3 days:)

Here we go!

I made these cuties a few years ago, when I first started blogging! 
They are so easy and you use a OJ can lid!  How's that for repurposing?
Here's the tutorial on how I did these.  Keep in mind when you are reading the tutorial it was one of my first!

I love these vintage images! Cute, huh?

I love to make these Glass Pendant Necklaces.  They are really easy to make and are a great gift.  You can find tutorials for these all over the internet.

I made this baby last year.  I love it and have it sitting in my living room.  I recommend making the ruffles using this tutorial.

These blocks are simple to make.  Just cut the wood in three different sizes, paint and adhere the vinyl or you could stencil the words on!

More wood blocks!  The tree I ordered from Thoughts in Vinyl.  I added the paint and paper.  The Ho, Ho, Ho blocks I cut out added the paper and cut and added the vinyl myself!  

How about covering a Dollar Tree Composition notebook with pretty scrapbook paper!  Use Mod Podge to glue the paper on, then glue desired embellishments on your book.  Stamp, print or draw ------'s Journal on the front!  Easy and super inexpensive.

Scrapbook paper ornaments.  Another very inexpensive gift to give someone!  Find the tutorial here.

This is one of my favorites!

Yummy Santa Snack Mix!  Just don't eat too much of it while you are making it, like I did!  Find the recipe here.

Lavender Rice Bags.  I actually made these this year!  They were so easy to make!  I love the flannel fabric I found.  You can find the tutorial here.

I hope these gifts can help you with some last minute ideas! 

I may not be around here for a few days, so I wish you happiest of holidays! 

Thank you for reading my blog and making sweet comments.  I appreciate YOU!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Friday Frolic Features!

Wow!  There was some beautiful crafts and recipes linked up last week on Friday Frolic!  I really enjoyed looking at them all!  I realize there are A LOT of link parties out there and I appreciate you linking up here at FRIDAY FROLIC!

Now onto the features!  These are the top 5 viewed links last week:
If you haven't seen this already, you have been missing out!  This is Today's Fabulous Finds Marshmallow Wonderland Viganette.  Isn't it gorgeous?

These yummy neighborhood gift ideas is from Pumpkin and a Princess.

Keeping it Simple made this adorable ornament pillow.  Find out how to make it on her blog!

I love LOVE these Chocolate Candles Homespun with Love made.  They look edible!  Yum!!

Red Suit Pops from The Seven Year Cottage.  So dang cute!

Thanks to all of you who linked up!  They were all great and I wish I could feature all of you!!  

We will be taking this Friday of from Friday Frolic, but it will be back on the 30th!  Don't forget to come back and link up :)

Christmas Garland {Upcycling!}

Hi, I'm Vanessa from Home Sweet Butterfly

I love creating fun and easy projects for my home while keeping the cost down. If you never been to Home Sweet Butterfly, I would love for you to stop by and look around.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I am so happy to be here with Karen and all of you today.
Today, I am up-cycling a old Christmas garland that has seen better days. You'll just need a green garland and two rolls of Poly Deco Mesh.

Take each end of the garland and hold it down with a chair , this will make it stable.
Gather the mesh in your hand 
Mesh should be 9 inches long
Make a puff  
Tie the mesh using the garland. Continue all the way down
First layer.
I added second layer, by using the same method.
Finish product. 
You can add ribbon going over the top and tying it off with the garland. Also hot glue Christmas ornaments as well. I love how the garland looks, its so fluffy and full. It looks great on top of my entertainment center. This would also look great over the fireplace or your entry way. I used Deco Mesh on my tree this year.  Thank you for having me Karen and I LOVE comments so drop me a line. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


What a gorgeous Garland!  I love the pretty ribbon.  Thank you Vanessa.
Stop by Home Sweet Butterfly for more of Vanessa's cute crafts!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Favorite Gift Wrapping ideas! {Aqua and Red}

Are you as crazy in love with all the Aqua and Red crafts that you are seeing everywhere as I am??  I don't know what it is about those two colors that makes me squeal! 

Here are some of my favorites that I thought might give you some fabulous ideas for Christmas.  It isn't too late is it?

I am so totally in love with these printable gift tags you can download at Sass&Peril.

Ok, this isn't exactly gift wrapping, but are these Winter Warmers the cutest?  I love the fabric she used and she wrapped them in Red and Blue ribbon.  DARLING!  You can find the tutorial to make these at A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.

I love this gift wrapping idea from Make and Takes Ribbon is one of my favorite ways to decorate a gift.

I am swooning over that Red and White twine!  I love this idea! You can find it on Wink Designs.  There are several other Red and Aqua wrapping ideas on here website you need to check out!

Some more darling Christmas Red and Aqua printable Gift Tags found at Creature Comforts blog.  Make sure you look around on this blog.  There are a ton of printables!! 

I just had to add these glittered clothes pin gift toppers!  Aren't they so pretty?  You can also find those at Creature Comforts Blog.

Well that about WRAPS it up!  I hope this gave you a few ideas for when it comes time to wrap your presents!  I still have done NO gift wrapping.  I better get on it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Don't forget Wednesday I will be featuring the top 5 viewed links from last weeks Friday Frolic!  Maybe it will be you!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Today's Guest: Ginger Snap Crafts

Hi! I'm Ginger, & I blog over at Ginger Snap Crafts
It's a fun place where I share my easy, simple & cute crafty ideas & projects. 
{Would love to have YOU drop by sometime!} 
{Ginger Snap Crafts}
It is so fun to be over here with Karen & YOU celebrating Christmas!
(It seems like I was just here during the Pumpkin Bash...yikes!  Where did all the time go???)
Buuuut I do love this time of year, and I am so excited that Christmas is almost here!  Yay!
 Today it will be a JOY to share my cute & easy {JOY} blocks tutorial. ;)
2x8 cut into 3 blocks
(7 in x 5.5 in, 5.5 in x 5.5 in, 6.5 in x 5.5 in)
vinyl lettering
(I used my Silhouette & software to cut mine.)
Christmas ribbon
They are as easy as they look.  You just paint the blocks a creamy white.
Let them dry completely, apply your vinyl lettering & then add a festive bow.   That's it! :)
Over my blog I'm having a fun $5.00 and under link party all month long.
{This craft would definitely fall into that category.}
If YOU have any cute, easy & CHEAP ideas click the button & join the party!
I'll be choosing one idea of YOURS as our neighbor/friend gift this year!
If I chose YOUR idea I'll spotlight YOUR blog & show our version on Christmas Eve!

Thank you for having me over, Karen! I had a wonderful time! :)
Hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

I am in love with those blocks!  They are so bright and cheery.  Thanks so much for sharing Ginger!
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