Archive | April, 2011

Great Ideas — Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts to Make!

30 Apr
Mother’s Day is coming up soon!
Here are a few wonderful Mother’s Day gifts ideas that were linked up this week:
Simple Starfish Display @ Charcoal & Crayons
Mother’s Day Text Art @ K.I.S.S. {Keep it Simple}
 
Make Mom a Personalized Coupon Book @ Something Created Every Day

 Or a Family Name Plaque @ So Not Donna Reed
 Create Map Art with maps of places that mom has lived @ Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
Make Mom a Silhouette Tote @ Ms. Not So Perfect
Or a Dimensional Magic Belt Buckle @ Mod Podge Rocks
Make mom pretty resin earrings @ Grey Luster Girl
Or make a  Celtic Knot Necklace @ Mommy Go Round
Give mom a  Glass Gem Necklace @ Madigan Made
Or make her a Ruffled Pouch @ That’s My Letter
Create a Boden-inspired necklace for mom @ Flamingo Toes
Whip up a batch of Gardner’s Hand Cream @ Northern Cottage
Make her some pretty pillows for her bed @ Ladycrafter 14
Make pretty Mother’s day Nests @ Dreaming in Color
Print off a fun Mother’s day Printable @ Holiday Snob
Or this pretty Mother’s day Printable @ Kiki Creates
Print off a fun saying for Mom’s Craft Room @ 30 Handmade Days
 Or this fun Mother’s Day printable @ Measured by the Heart
Make mom some cupcakes and print off these Mom Cupcake Toppers @ Diddles and Dumplings
Make Mom a Beautiful Zipper Flower Pin @ Delicate Construction
Or a Shimmered Brooch @ Peek a Dot 
Kids would love making these Photo Magnets @ Sweet November
 Or Bottle cap Magnets @ Literally Inspired
 Make a Mother’s Day Flower Gift @ Ginger Snaps
Or a Spring Flower Frame @ Every Creative Endeavor
Or make mom a Hanging Garden @ Everyday Art
Another fast and easy gift is this Tiered Tray @ Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
 And another great Dessert Stand tutorial @ Bubbly Nature
Or mom would love a DIY Jewelry Holder @ Peace, Love, 2 Sisters
Decoupage mom a special canvas @ Craftionary

Come over and see all of the creative projects that have been linked up this week! 
 There are great Teacher Appreciation ideas, DIY projects, Sewing ideas and more! 
And come link up YOUR ideas and you can win a $35 credit to Ladybug Blessings!!


Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight.

Have a Happy Saturday!!
xoxo

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Great Ideas — Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts to Make!

30 Apr
Mother’s Day is coming up soon!
Here are a few wonderful Mother’s Day gifts ideas that were linked up this week:
Simple Starfish Display @ Charcoal & Crayons
Mother’s Day Text Art @ K.I.S.S. {Keep it Simple}
 
Make Mom a Personalized Coupon Book @ Something Created Every Day

 Or a Family Name Plaque @ So Not Donna Reed
 Create Map Art with maps of places that mom has lived @ Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
Make Mom a Silhouette Tote @ Ms. Not So Perfect
Or a Dimensional Magic Belt Buckle @ Mod Podge Rocks
Make mom pretty resin earrings @ Grey Luster Girl
Or make a  Celtic Knot Necklace @ Mommy Go Round
Give mom a  Glass Gem Necklace @ Madigan Made
Or make her a Ruffled Pouch @ That’s My Letter
Create a Boden-inspired necklace for mom @ Flamingo Toes
Whip up a batch of Gardner’s Hand Cream @ Northern Cottage
Make her some pretty pillows for her bed @ Ladycrafter 14
Make pretty Mother’s day Nests @ Dreaming in Color
Print off a fun Mother’s day Printable @ Holiday Snob
Or this pretty Mother’s day Printable @ Kiki Creates
Print off a fun saying for Mom’s Craft Room @ 30 Handmade Days
 Or this fun Mother’s Day printable @ Measured by the Heart
Make mom some cupcakes and print off these Mom Cupcake Toppers @ Diddles and Dumplings
Make Mom a Beautiful Zipper Flower Pin @ Delicate Construction
Or a Shimmered Brooch @ Peek a Dot 
Kids would love making these Photo Magnets @ Sweet November
 Or Bottle cap Magnets @ Literally Inspired
 Make a Mother’s Day Flower Gift @ Ginger Snaps
Or a Spring Flower Frame @ Every Creative Endeavor
Or make mom a Hanging Garden @ Everyday Art
Another fast and easy gift is this Tiered Tray @ Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
 And another great Dessert Stand tutorial @ Bubbly Nature
Or mom would love a DIY Jewelry Holder @ Peace, Love, 2 Sisters
Decoupage mom a special canvas @ Craftionary

Come over and see all of the creative projects that have been linked up this week! 
 There are great Teacher Appreciation ideas, DIY projects, Sewing ideas and more! 
And come link up YOUR ideas and you can win a $35 credit to Ladybug Blessings!!


Another Great Ideas feature post is coming up tonight.

Have a Happy Saturday!!
xoxo

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Ladybug Blessing {hand-stamped jewelry giveaway}

30 Apr
UPDATE — Giveaway closed. Winner is comment #29. Jenn from Pickles and Cupcakes.
TGIF!! 
It’s Friday – my favorite day of the week.
I am so excited to see YOUR ideas!!
This week’s giveaway is from the very talented Kristen at Ladybug Blessings!!
 
Hey everyone my name is Kristen and I blog over at a little place called Ladybug Blessings. Honestly I have no idea where I came up with the name. I have always collected Ladybugs and it went from there. I blog about anything and everything. I also love to blog about my travels and my life. You’ll hear a lot about my puppy Pancake who I rescued from a puppy mill:

 


And I have a Handmade Tuesday linky party for people to link up their ideas (obviously not as awesome as Jen’s though!) and make sure to come link up!

And then of course I love to make crafts. Right now I am normally making things I can finish under an hour because my attention span is currently very short but I hope to have more time this summer! I absolutely love to make Hand stamped jewelry and today’s giveaway is for one customized necklace of your choice (up to $35 value). I have lots of design stamps, sizes and font choices.

 

If you can think of it then it can be stamped on a necklace! In addition, I make custom pet tags

 

Want to win the $35 credit for a custom hand-stamped necklace?
(Trust me, I know you do!)

  • Link YOUR ideas. (every link=one entry)
Don’t forget:

Please link up the Wrap Up button {a text link is great too — Tatertots and Jello}
so everyone can join in the fun!
Please comment on 2 posts above you and 2 posts below you —
in addition to any others that you want to visit. 
That way everyone gets some comments — we all love comments!!

I can’t wait to see what YOU have been working on!

I’ll start going through the links tonight!!
xoxo


Decorating Your Outdoor Space — and a $100 Pier 1 Gift Card giveaway!

29 Apr
UPDATE — # 125 — Winner is Paris Girl 24. Send me an email to claim your prize. 


This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

It snowed here this week, but that didn’t stop me from making over my front porch and dreaming about warmer weather! 
I headed over to one of my favorite stores —Pier 1 for some inspiration. 
I want to do something colorful with my backyard patio. 
Pier 1 is the place for bright, happy looking decor. 
I wish I could take that whole store home with me!! One of the first things I noticed when I walked in was this cool Jardin De Marie Trellis/Seat. How pretty would it look with some bright cushions in my back yard?

I also love this Outdoor Swingasan Chair.
I can picture myself sitting there with a glass of lemonade. 
I love all of Pier 1’s bright outdoor dishes!! I have my eye on this striped beverage dispenser. 
I ended up getting a few different sizes of pretty paper lanterns.
It’s my daughter’s birthday this week and I thought they would be fun as a decoration.
  And, to hang on my front porch and in my backyard this summer. I added lace and some other embellishments to them. And they have LED lights at the bottom of each lantern.  
(I’ll post a tutorial on these embellished lanterns next week!)
They are so pretty all lit up!! 
And guess what?? 
I have a fun surprise to help YOU brighten up your outdoor space!! 

A $100 Pier1 Gift Card!!! 

Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Head over to Pier 1 and take a look around. What would you buy with the gift card? one entry. 
  • “Like” Pier1’s facebook page. If you already do, let me know. one entry. 
  • Share this fun giveaway on Twitter with a message like “Enter to win an awesome @Pier_1_imports $100 gift giftcard at Tatertots and Jello @jenjentrixie”. one entry.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.
 Thank you to the fabulous Pier 1 folks for such a fun giveaway!!
Pier 1 is also planning some fun Pier 1 Tweetups — see if one is coming to an area near you!
This giveaway will run until Monday,  May 2nd.

Good Luck!! 
xoxo
PS — It’s Friday!!! Time for the Weekend Wrap Up party. I am excited to see YOUR ideas!! The party starts at 6 pm (MST). I hope you will come join in!!

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Decorating Your Outdoor Space — and a $100 Pier 1 Gift Card giveaway!

29 Apr
UPDATE — # 125 — Winner is Paris Girl 24. Send me an email to claim your prize. 


This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

It snowed here this week, but that didn’t stop me from making over my front porch and dreaming about warmer weather! 
I headed over to one of my favorite stores —Pier 1 for some inspiration. 
I want to do something colorful with my backyard patio. 
Pier 1 is the place for bright, happy looking decor. 
I wish I could take that whole store home with me!! One of the first things I noticed when I walked in was this cool Jardin De Marie Trellis/Seat. How pretty would it look with some bright cushions in my back yard?

I also love this Outdoor Swingasan Chair.
I can picture myself sitting there with a glass of lemonade. 
I love all of Pier 1’s bright outdoor dishes!! I have my eye on this striped beverage dispenser. 
I ended up getting a few different sizes of pretty paper lanterns.
It’s my daughter’s birthday this week and I thought they would be fun as a decoration.
  And, to hang on my front porch and in my backyard this summer. I added lace and some other embellishments to them. And they have LED lights at the bottom of each lantern.  
(I’ll post a tutorial on these embellished lanterns next week!)
They are so pretty all lit up!! 
And guess what?? 
I have a fun surprise to help YOU brighten up your outdoor space!! 

A $100 Pier1 Gift Card!!! 

Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Head over to Pier 1 and take a look around. What would you buy with the gift card? one entry. 
  • “Like” Pier1’s facebook page. If you already do, let me know. one entry. 
  • Share this fun giveaway on Twitter with a message like “Enter to win an awesome @Pier_1_imports $100 gift giftcard at Tatertots and Jello @jenjentrixie”. one entry.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.
 Thank you to the fabulous Pier 1 folks for such a fun giveaway!!
Pier 1 is also planning some fun Pier 1 Tweetups — see if one is coming to an area near you!
This giveaway will run until Monday,  May 2nd.

Good Luck!! 
xoxo
PS — It’s Friday!!! Time for the Weekend Wrap Up party. I am excited to see YOUR ideas!! The party starts at 6 pm (MST). I hope you will come join in!!

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Porch Makeover Part 2 — make a 10 minute pillow cover out of cloth napkins!

28 Apr
The sun is out and I love looking at my freshened up front porch. Yesterday I showed you my Chevron Frame Door Hanging {with Washi Tape}:
And today I want to show you a 10 minute pillow you can make out of napkins!

Take two cloth napkins. I found mine at Target.
If you can find a pillow form that’s the same size as the pillow, all you do is sew around the edges of the napkins, with the napkin outside facing toward each other. Then turn it right side out. Leave one seam open so you can insert your pillow form. Or, you can also stuff it with cotton batting material.
I cut out some Heat Transfer material letters that spell HELLO and ironed them on the pillow cover. Another fun idea would be to print out your HOUSE NUMBER!
I also took a 6 foot length of ribbon and sewed a big running stitch down one end of the ribbon and gathered it. 
Then I wrapped it around until it made a flower and then I sewed it onto the front of the pillow cover. Then I took a scrapbooking fabric brad and used some fabric glue to glue that in the middle of the flower.
Then insert the pillow form or stuff it with cotton batten. Once the pillow is stuffed, then pin the seam together with the edges
folded under. You can sew the seam shut or use hot glue. And if you want
to wash the pillow cover, you can use velcro strips to close the seam
and that way you can open it up and take the pillow cover or batting out
and wash the cover.
I love how my new pillow brightens up my bench!

I took another matching napkin and put it on top of my little side table and then I also took a little striped gray Ikea platter and attached a doily and another brad to the center and added that too.  I love the yellow and gray/black theme on my porch!

And I have a fun surprise for you tomorrow.
Something to help YOU makeover YOUR front door or outdoor space!!
xoxo
PS — Have you heard about the NEW Creative Conference — SNAP? It’s going to be held next year 2012 and I am so excited about it!! 

Porch Makeover Part 2 — make a 10 minute pillow cover out of cloth napkins!

28 Apr
The sun is out and I love looking at my freshened up front porch. Yesterday I showed you my Chevron Frame Door Hanging {with Washi Tape}:
And today I want to show you a 10 minute pillow you can make out of napkins!

Take two cloth napkins. I found mine at Target.
If you can find a pillow form that’s the same size as the pillow, all you do is sew around the edges of the napkins, with the napkin outside facing toward each other. Then turn it right side out. Leave one seam open so you can insert your pillow form. Or, you can also stuff it with cotton batting material.
I cut out some Heat Transfer material letters that spell HELLO and ironed them on the pillow cover. Another fun idea would be to print out your HOUSE NUMBER!
I also took a 6 foot length of ribbon and sewed a big running stitch down one end of the ribbon and gathered it. 
Then I wrapped it around until it made a flower and then I sewed it onto the front of the pillow cover. Then I took a scrapbooking fabric brad and used some fabric glue to glue that in the middle of the flower.
Then insert the pillow form or stuff it with cotton batten. Once the pillow is stuffed, then pin the seam together with the edges
folded under. You can sew the seam shut or use hot glue. And if you want
to wash the pillow cover, you can use velcro strips to close the seam
and that way you can open it up and take the pillow cover or batting out
and wash the cover.
I love how my new pillow brightens up my bench!

I took another matching napkin and put it on top of my little side table and then I also took a little striped gray Ikea platter and attached a doily and another brad to the center and added that too.  I love the yellow and gray/black theme on my porch!

And I have a fun surprise for you tomorrow.
Something to help YOU makeover YOUR front door or outdoor space!!
xoxo
PS — Have you heard about the NEW Creative Conference — SNAP? It’s going to be held next year 2012 and I am so excited about it!!