Thursday, April 23, 2009

When life gives you scraps...


Don't the bright colors in this just make you smile!? There is such randomness in the colors and patterns (yet it's so beautiful) that it is the perfect way to use up your bits and pieces. Hop on over to Linda's to find out how to create this wonderful wreath!


Creative Little Daisy has a wonderful tutorial on how to make this belt. Take a look around at your pile of scraps and imagine the possibilities!!


I found this adorable necklace over at cakies...isn't it cute!? What a fantastic way to recycle your scraps. You can make one yourself thanks to her wonderful step by step instructions.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tulip Bouquet

My daughter wanted to have a "Garden Party" to celebrate her 8th birthday. I found this great Tulip cupcake pan in with the Easter supplies at Wal-Mart and just had to get it. I ended up creating a "tulip bouquet" (actually 2 of them...needed to feed 14 girls!). All you need is the tulip cupcake pan (they have other types of flowers as well), cake mix, pink frosting, bamboo skewers, green spray paint, and pretty ribbon.

Step 1: Paint skewers with green spray paint. These will be the "stems".

Step 2: Bake cupcakes while paint is drying. I made 7 cupcakes per bouquet...that's what I could make fit on my cake board without it looking overly crowded.

Step 3: Frost cupcakes with pink frosting (I used Strawberry from Betty Crocker...quick and easy!).

Step 4: Pipe tulip shape (lines) on top of cupcakes to help define the type of flower. I added food coloring to darken up the pink frosting.

Step 5: Arrange on foil covered board and insert "stems". Gather in the middle with a pretty bow!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Julie has a wonderful tutorial on how to turn a metal gardening bucket into this beautiful creation. There are only 5 items needed to complete this project and it doesn't even require any sewing!! It looks so quick and easy, I can't wait to make some of these!