Bunny Door Hanging

Hi friends,

I have a simple but very sweet Bunny Door Hanging to share with you today! She won’t take long to make and will add a little touch of Spring wherever you hang her.

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I picked up this cute unfinished wood bunny at Hobby Lobby in their seasonal department (she measures about 18-inches tall). Then I popped over to the fabric department and got a yard of pink cotton gingham. You won’t use anywhere close to a yard of fabric, but since it was on sale I went ahead and got the whole yard – you never know when you might need pink gingham! 😉

First, pop off the bunny tail and set it aside to glue back on later. Don’t worry if there is a blob of glue that won’t come off. The bump will be covered up when you glue the tail back on. Flip the bunny over and trace the bunny onto the back of the fabric. I used a pencil to trace my bunny. Be careful to keep your fabric from slipping as you are tracing. Then cut out the bunny shape.

Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge over the front of the wood bunny shape. I used a foam brush to apply the Mod Podge. Carefully smooth your cut fabric onto the bunny shape, smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles. Let it dry. You may have to trim any excess fabric around the bunny shape a little, then add a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.

Reattach the pom pom tail using your hot glue gun. I used the Re-Fabbed method to make my bow and hot glued it to my bunny. I tied a small piece of white ribbon to a pink button and attached it to the center of the bow with mini glue dots. You can also use a dot of hot glue to attach the button.

And here she is!

She looks sweet on my front door.

And here she is propped up on my mantel next to my DIY Farmhouse Candlesticks. I’m not sure where she will end up when I get all my Easter decorations out! 🐰

Not a fan of pink? She would be so cute in yellow, green, or blue too!

Happy Easter Crafting! 🐰

Anita

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Clothespin Carrots

Hi friends,

Is it too soon to be thinking of Easter? It’s April 4th this year, so I’m thinking it’s time to start Easter crafting before time gets away from us. 😉

This is a super fun and inexpensive way to make some cute carrots to put with your bunnies and baskets as you decorate. 🥕🐰

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All you need are some spring-type clothespins, orange paint, (this is a great set of paints if you need to resupply your craft room) and green yarn. You’ll also need a hot glue gun to attach the yarn. I used E6000 clear adhesive to glue my clothespins together, but hot glue would work, too.

The first thing you’ll do is to take the clothespins apart like in the picture below. If you sort of twist the 2 wood pieces, it comes apart easily.

Then paint the clothespins with orange chalky finish or acrylic paint – both kinds of paint will work. I had chalky finish paint on hand so that’s what I used. I painted 2 coats, letting it dry between coats. I didn’t paint the flat sides of the clothespins since they are glued together.

After the paint is dry, glue the flat sides together using hot glue or E6000 clear adhesive.

Cut 4 pieces of yarn about 5-inches long. Fold them in half and hot glue them to the top of the carrot. Then glue the end of another long piece of yarn to the carrot about where the first notch is and begin wrapping the top of the carrot, using a little hot glue to secure it along the way. Wrap all the way to the top where you glued on the 4 pieces of yarn and secure the end with a dot of hot glue. Your carrots will look like the picture below on the right.

To finish the carrots, separate the strands of the yarn at the top. Just untwist each piece of yarn and pull the individual strands apart. This will give the carrots the cute curly tops.

So adorable! They are so cute with my Rustic Farmhouse Easter Bunny. I found the sweet little basket in the Easter section at Hobby Lobby. It’s a cute way to display a basketful of these fun carrots.

Happy Crafting! 🥕🥕🥕

Anita

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Happy Birthday Gnome

Hi friends,

Remember in this post when I said I had more Gnome stamps in my collection? This Happy Birthday Gnome set from Unity Stamps is one of them.

I love his cute party hat and the single balloon he is holding. 🎈Such a fun way to wish Happy Birthday!

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I stamped the Gnome with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copic markers. I trimmed the image and layered it to turquoise card stock. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” with light turquoise ink and trimmed the words close.

To make the card, I attached a piece of red striped patterned paper to a white card. Then I attached the stamped image over the striped paper. I attached “Happy Birthday” with foam tape and stamped the little cupcake with light turquoise ink in the bottom right corner.

You can make this cute little guy in any color combination. He’s sure to brighten someone’s special day!

Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Crochet Spring Hand Sanitizer Holder

Hi friends,

I am so ready for Spring! Even though it still feels very much like Winter in a lot of places, we can still dream of flowers and bright colors!

That’s what I was dreaming of when I designed this cute Crochet Spring Hand Sanitizer Holder. We are still keeping the hand sanitizer close, so a cute little holder makes it easy! I used I Love This Cotton yarn and an H/5mm hook to stitch up my sanitizer holders. A 1-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer fits in the holder perfectly.

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You can find this super quick and easy pattern below. I’ve also included a link to a free PDF if you’d like to print it. 😊

Crochet Spring Hand Sanitizer Holder

Materials:

I Love This Cotton yarn – 2 colors (I used White and Aqua)

H/5mm hook

1/2 inch button and small button for center of flower

Stitches used in US terms:

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch – ss

Single Crochet- sc

Magic Ring

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Double Crochet – dc

Chain 12 with main color. Join with ss to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each ch around. Join with ss to first sc. (12 stitches)

Round 2: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss. *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * 4 times. 2 sc in last stitch. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Rounds 3-12: ch 1. sc in same stitch as ss and in each stitch around. Join with ss to first sc. (18 stitches)

Handle:

Ch 20. sc in 6th ch from hook. sc in next 14 ch. Join with ss to top of Round 12.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew 1/2 inch button to opposite side of holder.

Flower:

Round 1: Using accent color, make magic ring, ch 1. Work 5 sc in magic ring. Join with ss to first sc. Pull ring tight. (6 stitches)

Round 2: (hdc, dc, hdc, ss) in same stitch as ss. (ss, hdc, dc, hdc, ss) in each of next 4 stitches. Join with ss to bottom of first petal. (5 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Place small button in center of flower and sew onto Hand Sanitizer Holder. 

Insert hand sanitizer and button handle around purse or backpack strap. 

Here’s the link to the free PDF…

These would be cute for a little extra something in an Easter basket or for Mother’s Day. What colors will you make yours?

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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Sending Valentine Love

Hi friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ I’m sending you all some love today…Thank you for taking time to look at my little corner of the blogging world. 🙂

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Here are the details for the card above if you are interested…

The image is from the Easy to Love stamp set by Unity Stamp Company. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers. I attached a panel of red card stock to a white card and added strips of 2 different patterned papers. Then I added the bunny image to the card with foam tape. It’s hard to see, but I added Diamond Glaze to the 3 hearts to add a little glossy accent.

Happy ❤️ Day!

Anita

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Valentine Treat Mix

Hi friends,

This is a super easy, last minute treat to mix up for your Valentines. ❤️ It will take just a couple of minutes and it has raisins and cashews so that makes it healthy, right? 😉

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You’ll need cashews (I used halves and pieces in sea salt), raisins, white chocolate chips, and Valentine m&m’s. Not a fan of cashews? Make this tasty treat with your favorite nuts – I would recommend using salted nuts to get the salty/sweet taste that is so yummy.

Then just mix them all together in a big bowl and your Valentine Treat Mix is ready to eat!

I used a 16 ounce can of cashews, an 11.5 ounce bag of white chocolate chips, a 10 ounce bag of m&m’s, and just added raisins until I thought I had enough – maybe 1.5 cups.

You can fill up a clear treat bag, tie it with some red and white twine, and gift it to your family and friends for a sweet Valentine treat.

But…you may need to make a double batch so you’ll have plenty to keep at home, too! I have this fun extra large mason jar that I like to store my Valentine Treat Mix in – it looks so cute on my counter. 😍

Happy ❤️ Day!

Anita

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Crochet Textured Square Spa Cloth

Hi friends,

I’ve got a quick and easy Crochet Textured Square Spa Cloth pattern to share with you that you can stitch up in no time at all! I crocheted them using 100% cotton with an H/5mm hook.

The yarn I used is I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby, The colors I chose were White, Aqua, and Antique Cream.

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Here’s the pattern and you’ll find a free PDF below for easy printing if you’d like.

Crochet Textured Square Spa Cloth

I Love This Cotton yarn

H/5mm hook

Stitches used US terms:

Foundation Double Crochet – fdc

Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc

Back Post Double Crochet – bpdc

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – ss

Back Loop Only – blo

Row 1: work 15 fdc. Turn. (15 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first stitch). Skip first stitch, dc in next 2 stitches. *fpdc in next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * 2 times. Turn. (15 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first stitch). Skip first stitch, dc in next 2 stitches. *bpdc in next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches* Repeat from * to * 2 times. Turn. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-9: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 three times. Turn. (15 stitches)

Begin working in Rounds.

Round 1: Ch 1. Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.

Rounds 3-6: Ch 1. Sc in blo in each stitch around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished Spa Cloth measures about 7-inches square.

Here’s the free PDF…

These would make a great gift along with some pretty soaps, lotions, and bath bombs. Think birthdays, Mother’s Day, or the new mom who needs a little pampering. 🙂

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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I Will Always Be Your Friend

Hi friends,

Y’all!! Unity Stamp Company has the most adorable Gnome stamps!! Just look at how cute these little guys are! They’re from the Gnome Matter What set.

I’ve already shared a couple of cards using another Gnome set – you can find them here and here. I may or may not have more Gnome sets in my collection with a couple more on the way…😉 So stayed tuned for more fun cards to come!

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To make this sweet Valentine card, I stamped the Gnomes and the hearts with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment with red ink.

I die cut the image with a dotted scalloped rectangle (these are similar dies). I layered the image to a larger rectangle die cut from red card stock.

I attached a panel of patterned paper to a white card and then attached the stamped image using Tombow Dots Adhesive. It’s hard to see in the picture, but I added Diamond Glaze to the 3 hearts for a little glossy accent.

These guys could also be used for a birthday card or a thinking of you card. Just change up the colors and add your favorite sentiment.

Happy Stamping! ❤️

Anita

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Yarn Wrapped Valentine Wreath â¤ï¸

Hi friends,

My front door needed a little sprucing up after taking down the Christmas decorations. I love decorating for different seasons and since Valentine’s Day is coming quickly, it was time for a new wreath. ❤️

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I made this simple Yarn Wrapped Valentine Wreath to add a little love to my front door. I used an 18-inch styrofoam wreath form for my base and Yarn Bee Eternal Bliss yarn in Red to create my wreath. The yarn is a jumbo (7) weight yarn – any super chunky yarn will work great.

I started by simply using a 1.5-inch straight floral pin to secure the end of the yarn to the wreath form. You can’t see the head of the pin because the squishy yarn covers it up! Then just wrap your yarn around the form until you cover it completely. Cut your yarn and secure the end with another pin.

I painted 3 thin wood heart shapes (I picked them up at Hobby Lobby in the seasonal section) with white acrylic paint and dabbed on circles of red acrylic paint with a tiny sponge dauber. I hot glued them to my wreath and then attached a length of 2-inch wide ribbon using the same 1.5-inch straight floral pins for hanging my wreath. I overlapped the edges of the ribbon on the back of the wreath and secured it with 2 pins.

So simple to make and fun to hang on my front door…It just pops off the wood! ❤️

This wreath would be so pretty in a soft pink, too. The styrofoam wreath forms come in several different sizes so you can make the perfect size for your front door.

Happy Crafting! ❤️

Anita

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Trio of Hearts

Hi friends,

Do you ever see things and think “that’s cute, but it would be even cuter if I did…”?That’s what I thought when I saw these Valentine blocks at the Target Dollar Spot. They were in a package of 3 for $3.00. They are cute as they are, but I thought they’d be even cuter with a little paint, hearts, and scrapbook paper.

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I got out my acrylic paints (this is a great set if you need to resupply your craft room) and painted each of the blocks to cover up the lettering. It did take a few coats and I thought maybe if I had sanded the blocks a little it would have been easier. Of course, I thought of that too late. 😝

The blocks measure about 3.75-inches square and are about 3/4-inch thick. I had some 3-inch thin wood hearts that I had picked up from Hobby Lobby in the seasonal section. I traced the hearts on the back of some scrapbook paper, cut them out, and used a thin coat of Mod Podge to glue them to the hearts. I used foam brushes to apply both the paint and the Mod Podge. I attached the hearts to the wood blocks using E600 clear adhesive.

Super easy to make and I think they turned out really cute! ❤️

They are the perfect size to add to tiered trays. (You can find the info on my Vintage-Look Valentine Treat Jars here.)

I like them on my mantel, too! (Here’s the post on my Farmhouse Valentine Canvas and the info on my Valentine Garland is here.)

They are the perfect size to add a little extra love to my Valentine decor. ❤️

Keep your eyes open for things that you can add some creativity to and make them into something perfect for your home! You never know what you will find…

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Anita

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