Monday, October 24, 2016

Apple Pie Wishes

Autumn and Apple Pie wishes to you today. These two topics go hand and hand with the season and I wanted to start the week off with a small hello. After a Saturday morning Fall Picnic, baking

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Piñata Boxes

This past week,  as I was preparing piñatas for another party,  I had an idea to make Ghosts and Pumpkins Piñata Boxes with a kids group.  I thought, if they insisted, we could go traditional but, I really wanted little "piñata boxes" that they could fill with surprises or treats and set out for the season. The project went better than well: no one could stop at one. By the end of our creative session, we had Ghost Gangs and Piñata Pumkins Patches! Just adorable and can't wait to share with you, too. 
I was thrilled when one of my "wee willows makers," marveled with, "it's just so much fun with crepe paper, " I completely agree and can't wait to see if you feel the same!

Friday, October 14, 2016

DIY Halloween Lollipop Wrappers


Personalize your own spooky treats this year with 
DIY Halloween Lollipop Wrappers.

Follow me under the light of the Halloween Moon to the Pumpkin Trail below.
I'll tell you my secret!

Paper Pumpkin Chain Garland

5 Little Pumpkins sitting on the bed and
20 Little Pumpkins hanging out overhead!

Join us!

After a week of living with these, I promise, even Scrooge would break a smile at the sight of  "Pumpkins with personality." Make these is 2 minutes. (OK. Maybe I'm exaggerating slightly, but, honestly: 5 or 10 if you're really looking to bring out your A-game.) Perfect for kids and adults!

(a cautionary tale of Halloween lore: 
this simple format is deceitfully additive: you just can't stop at one.)

Jump below...

Sunday, October 9, 2016

DIY Leaf Masks

Fall for Fall and make Leaf Masks.

With the fall colours springing magic in the air, can you resist the color or the leaves. I find my front door with a new spread daily. 

Uncomplicated beauty and fun: Leaf masks are perfect for creative play, additions to custumes or just for fun. If not for you, why not for a pumpkin? (here) or (here)

Continue below for tips for making and printable template.

Friday, October 7, 2016

DIY Unicorn Bank

Ready for a weekend project with your kids?  Who can resist a Unicorn?
These simple little DIY Unicorn Banks are made with materials you already have at home but are any thing but ordinary and are just waiting for you!

I created these to be a functional bank but, oh, even I can hardly resist the urge to play, too!

Jump below with us or maybe fly?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Trick for Fresh Flower Cake Toppers

Top cakes with Fresh Flowers

Just in time 
- for the weekend
- for a party 
- or just because. 

Here is the easiest technique to make the most beautiful flower-topped cakes. I think that they're a dreamy addition to the day and this technique makes decorating with fresh flowerspiece of cake. 

Follow below to learn, too!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Make Pompom Book Marks

Hi. Ready for creative fun and a project that you can use immediately, too?  I'm thrilled to share a project with "something for everyone" today. Slipping back into school schedules, for me, meant thinking of a very simple, back-to-school project and it's a project for anyone of any age! 
Make Pompom Book Marks. 

These are such a simple, fun, relaxing to make project:
perfect for kid-makers -- side-by-side with you or in groups --- for teachers, hostess presents --- but, why not make one for you, too! 

I honestly couldn't choose what I like more: the ultra, long, multi-pompom bookmark or carefully crafted shortie. Plus, it's a project for anyone who'd like to do step it up a notch.

I've included a few pompom plus versions, as well:
- Pussy Willow Leaf  Bookmark
- Apple-Book Mark Bookmark

Continue with me below. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Healthy Snacks for Kids: Make Little Bird Apples

Start the school year with a "Little bird" send off ---- Make Little Bird Apple Snacks.

I'll show you the moves you need to make these simple and sweet (healthy) snacks!

Let's fly below...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School DIY

Hi friends.

I hope your summer has been just sumptuous.

 'm not quite back at my desk but, am thinking of creativity and you!  As we speak, I have our table full of several last-minute back-to-school projects that I hope to share with you soon. (Crossing, crossing fingers we complete everything before tomorrow morning!) Until then, I wanted to toss together a simple post with many of our school favorites and wish you a wonderful August!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Draw with Pet Prompts (and Printable)

Oh, my! How can it already be July! 

It's been so long since I've had the chance to put a blog post up but,  I've really really wanted to share this simple and fun summer project. These are both incredibly simple and incredibly fun. Do you have a pet or does someone in your house want one?  Plus Parents: you don't even have to have a pet of your own: you can borrow ours.)

What? How can this be? Just jump with us below!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Super Simple Puppy Cupcakes

Simplicity brings true love --- of this I am sure.

If you are like me, with lots of occasions where you need to bring a treat for kids, then, jump down below to learn how to make these happy cookie-embellished treats to ring in happiness any day of the week!