St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I love decorating for every holiday :)  Also creating new crafts for the decorating is also alot of fun for me!! This section of my home is pretty new for me this year. I am happy how it turned out. I love green so I had alot of green things already.
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

Canvas banner- I got from hobby lobby the pennant and used iron on heat vinyl then just clothes pin it to jute with some favorite fabric scraps left over from another project.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I had this white frame 16×20 out in the garage, dusted it off and hung a shamrock from it. The shamrock is from JoAnn’s and it is just a card board 3d shamrock that I painted then poked a hole through it for the ribbon to hang on the picture frame. I broke the frame glass some time ago on accident.

 

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I still have left over wood blocks and pieces from various other projects from Christmas and holiday. I had just enough to spell out IRELAND and paint the flag. Painted this and added vinyl letters. Was easy peasy!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
I have a box of gumballs I purchased some time ago from Sam’s Club. I do not use them to eat now that it is a bit past expiration date so I use it for decorations and filled up this big jar for a fun rainbow piece.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
Small frame I found in the Micheals section and printed off this 4 leave clover image from google images for this frame.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

Another small frame and image.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

 

Over my piano I love how that turned out as well!!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

Hubby drilled holes in this horseshoe I already had and added ribbon and hung it from an ornament hanger.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
Cheap 1.00 charger in gold and added a 17 for “March 17th” date with Green vinyl I cut out

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I love this big shamrock!! My hubby also cut this out of wood, I painted it then I mod podge on scrapbook paper on the front and then roughed it up with sand paper along the edges. It is quite heavy piece. I love the pattern of the paper!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
Again- more left over blocks from a past project and painted up with vinyl letters. Quick and easy. Using my silhouette and a favorite font.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

A few other decorations in my home I love…. Hobby Lobby having blank burlap and canvas pillow cases with zipper bottoms. I love to use heat transfer vinyl and create fun covers for each occasion.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I just posted how I made this Lucky sign. One of my favorite favorite pieces yet!! LOVE!!!!!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

Using chalk pen and my chalk board wrote on a Irish Blessing quote

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
Hubby cut out and varnished these blocks for me. Using vinyl cut from my Silhouette machine for scrabble blocks :)

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I saw this cute tip on a home decorating show using dried split peas for candles. So I tried it out with what I already had on hand. Love this tip too! Never would have thought about using Split Peas!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

A funny chalk board drawing I did. Little humor :)

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

Yes I asked my home improvement store if I could have a few of each color green to make this. They said I could. Made a pennant for a bare window that I haven’t had time yet to decide how I want to finish it, for now I love this adding color!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
Last but not least– hand hubby made me 2 of these wood pieces for my front window of our house :)  Painted it and added ribbon. Decorate a little bit outside as well :)

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015
St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Home Decorations 2015

I am thrilled how everything turned out this year. Already looking ahead to Easter. Trying to decide what I want to craft for that holiday coming up. Crafting is my stress reliever! I let get so tuned into it , it brings me joy and I love looking at it as I celebrate these fun events with my kids and family :)







LUCKY – St. Patrick’s Day Board

I wanted something more less traditional for St. Patrick’s day in my home for decorations. My husband took 2 boards off a weathered pallet in my back yard and screwed them together to make me a nice board to work with. I also have horse shoes a friend once gave me for a past party. Thought I would use one for this.

 

Using my silhouette machine I cut out my letters for a stencil to paint. Making sure I measured for it to fit my wood then placed it onto the board.

LUCKY - St. Patrick's Day Board

Using acrylic paint I dabbed with a foam brush to paint my letters in

 

LUCKY - St. Patrick's Day Board

LUCKY - St. Patrick's Day Board

LUCKY - St. Patrick's Day Board

Once I was done with the letters while it was wet I removed my stencil and used the glue E-6000 to glue on the horse shoe. I LOVE LOVE how it turned out!! My new favorite piece!!

LUCKY - St. Patrick's Day Board







Valentine’s Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Like Christmas– I jumped on Valentine’s Day and created a few pieces for my home to help decorate. Using wood squares then varnished them like Scrabble Blocks (thanks to my hubby) I then added vinyl to my blocks to make this piece.

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Hobby Lobby had this really awesome burlap charger. I LOVE BURLAP!! I added red vinyl with the DATE of valentine’s onto the charger in red for a decoration piece. VERY EASY!

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Hobby Lobby also had in the valentines section a black burgundy board, decorated it with vinyl as well.

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Yes… I LOVE HOBBY LOBBY!!  They have burlap pillow covers that I can recover my couch pillows with. Used heat transfer vinyl and designed these pillows for my couch. Love Birds and Hearts with Chevron :)

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Created this for a friend added a name onto this cute puppy for valentines day!

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Wanted to decorate the outside of my home. My wonderful husband cut me out wood hearts that I painted and added vinyl to and hug on the glass. My hooks are still on the glass from Christmas so I plan to just change out designs on the windows :)

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Again– HOBBY LOBBY had these cute blank chalk boards and used a chalk pen and drew on this design for a decoration .
Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

This is how it all came together.

 

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

These little fames I found at Micheals Crafts and then printed off images I found from Google images for them.

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home
Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Last but not least– thanks to Pinterest and my daughter LOVESSSS MINECRAFT- created these valentines to give out to her classmates. They were a hit!! You can find them here at CLUB CHICA CIRCLE.

 

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

Valentine's Day Crafts and Decorations for the home

I simply opened up the file into Photoshop and added her name right onto the printable. She was so sooo excited to give them out. I found the candy at my local dollar tree.







Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

2014 I stepped it up a bit with decorations and crafting. I enjoyed it so very much!!!

This photo I used timber and cut 4 pieces for our little family and painted it white, added on fleece caps and scarves and painted simple faces for snowman family.  Also my hubby used a pallet I had and created me a pallet christmas tree :)

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Lots of lights and decorating for the front of the house

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Then inside the house I got all decoration happy

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Then… I got extra craft/project happy :)

Created a fun gingerbread house with my daughter

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Found these cute blank burgundy metal ornaments/crafts at Hobby Lobby and cut out vinyl for them

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

 

I then got a 12×12 shadowbox frame from Hobby Lobby and a piece of my favorite scrapbook paper there and created this frame. I saw something very similar on Pinterest. Filled it with plastic ornaments that I got at target and then vinyl letters on the front

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Hobby Lobby had these stands (chalk board) However I used vinyl to cut out letters for many of my parties that I knew was coming up and love how they turned out!

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Purchase these cute candles from Dollar Tree and decorated them with Vinyl as well for gifts.

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Gifts for Friends I knew their wedding anniversary and which LDS Temple they were married in and made these temple wood art work for them. I loved how they turned out!!

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

Hobby Lobby has slip covers pillow cases that zip- and recovered a few pillows on my couch and recovered my pillows on my front porch using heat transfer vinyl

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Another project for friends and family for christmas. Using a 24 inch piece of 2 x 6 wood, painted and added this vinyl I put together. I love how they turned out!!

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts
My husband cut me out blocks of wood that I painted white and used vinyl for the snowman faces to make ornaments for friends and teachers as gifts.

Christmas 2014 Decorations and Crafts

It was a busy Holiday for me. I enjoy it!!! I love to decorate and can’t wait for Christmas to return to do it all over again in 2015!!







The season of Friendship lasts forever – Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

If you follow my blog you will maybe notice something- We were once the “Oviedo Ward” now we are Tuskawilla. We grew and split the ward and now we are Tuskawilla (or at least I am)  And since we split there are alot of new people to meet and get to know. We decided to work on a get to know you activity.

Decorations for this being in February was alot of fun!!

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

We made the fun red banner using paint chips (we asked our local store first) and created the banner. Cheap and love how it turned out!

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

Another part of the decorations was our HEART TREE. We used heart post it notes, with every single woman/sister in our church on their own heart on the wall / tree. As you came into the event you went up to the tree to find your name and pin it on. Since we were getting to know each other, it served as a name tag.

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

It also made a point later after we started how many names were LEFT on the tree, and we need to seek out and reach out to those sisters they may need a friend or someone to stop by and see them or invite them back to church.

Our lesson started off about Visiting Teaching  we then went into a nice dinner.

We provided the Lasagnas and the sisters either brought a dessert or a salad to share

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

One sister brought a cake to match the theme. It was SO FUN to have!! I love how it turned out. Publix did a great job!

After we ate we played a get to know you game.

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night

I found the game at MOMMIES HOBBIES blog.

The game was called “switch sides if” We put down a taped line and we read off “switch side if you like…..” and we would switch sides if it applied to each of us. We learned ALOT about each other. It really was alot of fun! Love this game!!

It was a great getting to know you event and yummy and fun for Valentines day.

At the end we gave all the sisters that came candy to enjoy – a little gift for valentines

The season of Friendship lasts forever - Relief Society Night







4th Grade Frozen Themed Holiday Party

4th Grade Frozen Themed Holiday Party

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Ward Christmas Party #sharethegift He Is The Gift

Ward Christmas Party #sharethegift He Is The Gift

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Building Sisterhood Through Christ

Building Sisterhood Through Christ

November we put on an activity that included girls ages 8 and up for our church. Something new that the LDS church has been implementing including our daughters to attend. This idea started off as a super saturday type of event then evolved into something more. We had 120 in attendance.  The sisters were able…

4th Grade Halloween / Fall Party

4th Grade Halloween / Fall Party

I love being the room mom for my kiddos. Now that I have one in HS my baby is still in Elementary and I enjoy it and know my years are numbered. I know also to have parties needs to have a bit of an educational twist and that is ok. Doesn’t mean that the…

Team Work Relief Society Night | RSU – Relief Society University

Team Work Relief Society Night | NothingButCountry.com

The above was our invitation we gave out. Printed it up and actually cut it out like a magaphone on the Silhouette machine. So it was a fun “shaped” invitation. September our theme was TEAM WORK for Relief Society. And our topic was Visiting Teaching. Working as a team with your partner when you go…

Minecraft Birthday Party

Minecraft Birthday Party | NothingButCountry.com

My daughter wanted a Minecraft party. We had a budget to try and do it for no more than 50.00 total. I think we did pretty well. Alot of stuff we either had on hand already or the Dollar Tree had most of what we ended up using. These GEM stickers were wall stickers found…

Holy Guacamole! Pool Party Fiesta | Relief Society Night

Our end of Summer Break pool party happens every year. This year we decided to go with a fun mexican theme and have a taco salad bar and desserts. It was fun. The ladies in the church signed up for various toppings we had on a list and brought them. We provided the meat and…

Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberry Bites

Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberry Bites | NothingButCountry.com

These blueberry bites are SO GOOD!!! Healthy too and my kids think they are icecream   Even better! I mixed plain green yogurt with a little bit of lemon juice and splenda/honey/agave. Whatever sweetener you desire. I did not measure. I just added till I got the desired sweetness. I used bamboo skewers. One to…

Pinterest Inspired Wooden Football Sign

Pinterest Inspired Wooden Football Sign | NothingButCountry.com

Another Pinterest Inspired project found here! Another project the ladies at church loved and we all created our own version of. Cut white vinyl with my Silhouette. Painted the wood blue and sanded the edge and corners down a bit. I added my 2 favorite team stickers onto the board. Luckily both teams share the…

Wooden Flag Blocks

Wooden Flag Blocks | NothingButCountry.com

I love PINTEREST. This project came from Simply Kierste.  She has a great tutorial on her blog on how she made this project. The ladies in my church try to make 1 Pinterest Project a month. We all get together and share the cost. Its been wonderful!  I was so excited to make this project!!…

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