Happy weekend! Here’s what happened this past week:
Can I Have This?: Eggbot
Five Faves: Bridal Party Gifts
What To Do: Spring Clean for a Cause
Love Links: Angry Chicken
All About the Packaging: May Baskets
Things That Make Us Smile: Balloon Flowers
Traditionally, May Day celebrates the end of winter. People used to leave May baskets filled with candy or flowers on each others doorstep. While they’ve fallen out of favor, why not bring back such a sweet tradition in your home?
1. Cut out a paper cone out of construction paper or card stock using this download.
2. Glue or tape ends together.
3. Punch two holes and attach a ribbon for a handle.
4. Decorate the basket with glitter, stickers, sketches, etc.
5. Fill with treats and leave for a loved one!
In addition to the blog, Amy is also the author of two fantastic sewing: Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew and Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More. We’ve read both books and they are full of easy projects to make for yourself or for a friend.
Spring is here and with it comes the urge to clean out your closets. As you go through your things to figure out what to part with, think for a moment about where to donate them. Thrift shops are always an option, but there are other places who could use your donations as well.
* Women’s shelters and homeless shelters are always in need of clothes and toys for both children and adults.
* Animal shelters can use your old blankets, towels and animal toys.
* Dress for Success is a great place to take your unwanted business attire.
Your bridal party is made up of the closest people in your life, so it only makes sense that you want to show your appreciation of their friendship by giving them each a gift of some kind. Here are five ideas that we think make perfect presents.
Pearls never go out of style and there is the added benefit of your friends being able to wear them to your wedding. Whether you go with freshwater or saltwater, you can find something to suit your budget.
A Digital Camera
A digital camera is a wonderful gift and there are as many price points as there are features to choose from. And if you charge them up beforehand, your friends will be able to capture candid shots before and after the wedding itself.
How cool would your Easter eggs look if you had the Eggbot? It’s too late for this year, but there’s always next year. And it works on pumpkins, too.
April 22nd is Earth Day, a day to appreciate the environment. You can do your part by reusing, renewing and recycling. We love the idea of using something as simple as newspaper as gift wrap. It easy and eco-friendly. How About Orange takes it to the next level with a bow made from a magazine page. Click here to see her tutorial.