Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party

Welcome to my link party. I hope you enjoyed the great projects from last week’s party and the spotlights on Friday.

It’s time to link up. I’ll be featuring some of the projects later this week either in the Spotlight, Twitter or Facebook.

A few rules:
  • Link up your own projects – something you created.
  • Link to a specific post, not your blog home page (No Etsy shops or giveaways).
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on the post you’re linking, on your home page or a page of link parties. Or, if you prefer, add a text link.
  • Follow homework. You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay awhile and check out some of the party links. Enjoy!


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Monday, June 20, 2011

Little Craft: twig trellis and beanstalks

Here’s a fun summer project that you can make for yourself or as a kid’s craft.
Assemble a plant trellis from twigs and moss. I used a glue gun to hold mine together.

Here’s the part that kids will love. For almost instant gratification, germinate beans to plant with your trellis.

I soaked my white beans between wet paper towels overnight and the roots were forming the next day.

 
Plant your beans in a pot with your trellis.

Put in a sunny location and watch your beans twine up the trellis in days.



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Come back tomorrow for my Link Party.
Link up crafts, home decor, cooking or baking or more.
Whatever you've been making - I'd love to see it.
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This project is linked at the following:
craft  UndertheTableandDreaming      Tip Junkie handmade projects   Nothing But Country Childmade  A Crafty Soiree Photobucket   
And other link parties here.





 





 





 





 

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project at my link party on Tuesday. I’m really enjoying discovering new blogs and new sources for creative inspiration.

Here are a few that I’m spotlighting this week.


Bamboo chair makeover from A Blondes DIY Life. What a great find and great makeover. I want to start tackling some bigger projects like this.
Inspiration: diy decor

How brilliant is this? When Vivienne at The V-Spot couldn’t find any affordable coral or coral without a sunken ship attached to it, she made some out of salt dough. Vivienne also gets extra credit for having the best project name: “faux coral or daux coral”.
Inspiration: ingenuity


Ali Lilly created a beautiful pastel birthday party complete with tissue paper garlands, a pastel cake and more. What a sweet party for her sweet little girl.
Inspiration: pretty pastels



Our Mini Family shared a recipe for gluten free sugar cookies. I hear it’s a challenge finding good gluten-free goodies and these cookies look wonderful.
Inspiration: good health


From my Home created a bumble bee baby shower. Bees are swirling around lanterns, decorating homemade cupcakes and adorning honey jar thank you gifts. The details are wonderful.
Inspiration: details

Nifty Thrifty Things made a friend these adorable kimono baby shoes. I miss baby shoes. My son has gigantic teenage feet now but once upon a time, he fit into shoes this tiny.
Inspiration: gifts from the heart



If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.



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Thank you again to everyone who linked up. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

Please come back next week for another link party.
Link parties will be held every Tuesday.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Celebrations: father’s day coffee sampler

If dad doesn’t need another tie or tool, here’s a little gift that he may enjoy.

Assemble a coffee sampler gift box just for dad.

For this gift box, I made miniature coffee bags out of kraft paper. I glued the bottom and sides together using a glue stick. Each bag is filled with a one-pot portion of a different blend of coffee.

The tops are folded down and held together with a wire twist tie that I covered in masking tape. Now they look just like the bags of coffee you purchase at gourmet coffee houses.

I printed out fun labels for each bag; Big Daddy Kona, Manly Mocha Java, Perfect Pop Jamaican, Excellent Dad Espresso, and Father’s French Roast.

I had the perfect size box for my coffee bags and covered it in a coffee-brown pinstripe fabric.

Add a mug, coffee cozy or coffee gift card for an extra special gift. After all, dad deserves it.



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This project is linked at the following:
A Crafty SoireeParty ButtonSuzy's Artsy Craftsy SitcomSomewhat SimpleIhookedupwithHoHlamespice