Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Too Cute Not to "TooT"

So, with the changes to the Linky Parties last week, I started digging a little earlier this week to find some awesome ideas to show off to all of you :-)  Some of these will be the last of the Valentine Day ideas so write them down and save them for next year!

Over at Living Life Crafty is a great idea to use up all of those nasty conversation hearts your kids got at Valentines (hahaha)  Actually, this really is cute and would also make a great centerpiece at a Valentine's/Couples banquet or even a bridal shower anytime of year. If you know you have to throw this year - pick up some bags of Conversation hearts at the Dollar Store and there ya go!!

I thought that this decorating idea from Krafty Kat was a really cute idea and super inexpensive too.  I am tucking this one away for next year.  We actually just had Pepsi in glass bottles for Valentine's day so I just saved the bottles and am ready to go!

The Brassy Apple shows off another way to make neat "trees" for the Love Holiday.  The Styrofoam trees come around for every holiday but I'm always amazed by the different ideas that people come up with to make them look festive.  This is another idea I've stored away to make before next February.  I can see my little V-Day decor starting to come alive for the future!

Here's a freebie for you from She Wears Flowers.  It is an awesome printable based on the traditional "Eye Chart".  I'll be printing this one and framing it for future use. 

This is a great idea!!  Nifty Thrifty Things gives a great tutorial for making this awesome basket out of newspaper.  I used to make those rafia baskets around a brown paper bag and this reminds me of that!  I get a paper every single Sunday so I might have to save the next one and try my hand at this basket.

Are you ready for some Easter Ideas?  I saw this posted over at Craftomaniac and thought it was super cute.  There is no time like the present to start getting your spring on :-)
Paisley Passions, a blog I recently "found" gives a really easy, cute tutorial for making a menu board.  I love the creativity and the fact that it is different.  I am trying to figure out how to incorporate this into my kitchen up-do I'm getting started on . . .so you may see a version of this sometime soon!

 This Jewelry Organizer from I Heart Organizing is so awesome!  This is another item I've searched for and have come up empty but this would look cute on my wall and help me see what jewelry I have to wear!

I saw this idea on several blogs, and all linked back to Martha Stewart.com  It would be a great craft project for next February :-)
And the last one for this week comes from Just Another Hang Up.  She gives a simple tutorial for making Owl Heating Pads for kids.  This is a great idea!!

I've heard about making fabric shapes, numbers, and letters and finally found a tutorial over at Learn and Go.  I always like to see how others make a project even when I know in my head it can't be that hard.  It helps my creativity and my confidence.  My 2 year old knows his alphabet but we need to work more on numbers so I might have to pick up some fabric and whip these together!!

She also gives a cute idea for making a  Sewing Machine Cover which you can see here.  My boys love to touch all the little knobs and switches on mine so a cover would be a good thing!!

So many wonderful ideas out there!!  I have been busy planning Valentines Day and Birthday Ideas so I've taken a break from my normal crafting.  Hoping to get back to it within another week :-)