Hello Spring Printable

Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Spring is almost here and I am CAN’T wait! Every year I swear winter gets longer and longer. It seems like the weather might be getting a little bit warmer and I absolutely have spring fever! How is your weather? Warming up?

Hello Spring Printable by Paperelli for Classy Clutter

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I still have all my Valentine’s Day decorations up, but you better believe that the day after I am pulling out the Spring decor! I can’t wait to add a little Spring sunshine over here. I thought it would be fun to share this Hello Spring Printable with all of you.

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It is super easy. All you need to do is print, download, and add to an 8×10″ picture frame! As always, I LOVE seeing what you do with your printables. Be sure to tag @paperellidesigns and@classyclutter and show us what you decided to do with your Hello Spring Printable.

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DOWNLOAD THE HELLO SPRING PRINTABLE HERE

Love Grows Wild Sign

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this sign. No joke I would have it up all year round. One thing that I love so much about this decor from my Valentine party is that it can be used for different events like a garden party, wedding, and list goes on and on. I thought of the idea of having a focal point and a theme of the party in one would be fun and this sign is what I came up with. I wanted the sign to have great texture and I think I was able to accomplish that.

To start the base of the board is just a piece of plywood that I had the guys at Home Depot cut down to a 4 x 6 feet sheet and then I painted it solid black so that the words would really pop.

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The L-O-V-E letters are from the very talented Heidi Swapp. The letters are from Michaels. They were $12.99 each and they are 100% perfection! Each letter is individual lit by its own set of battery powered lights. I simply sprayed the letters with Krylon Gloss Watermelon spray paint.

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Grows Letters

To do the G-R-O-W-S letters I purchased the wooden letters at Joann’s. I used the Krylon Spray Paint in this green color and then I used the 3M Spray Adhesive and I added moss onto the letters. I used two different kinds of moss only because that is what I had. Each letter used a bag of moss that I got from Micheals. These letters were very easy to do. They only took about 15-20 total to do.

The W-I-L-D letters were the hardest part about this sign. It’s not like they were hard but they were more time consuming. First, I started with the cardboard letters from Micheals. I used an knife to cut of the top of the letter. By the end I realized that you can just peel back the top of the letter and it comes right off.

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Then, I added the floral foam into the letter to prepare for the flowers. I used scissors to cut the foam to fit into the letter.   Wild letter 2

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In order for these letters to look really good and full you first start with the greenery. Place the greenery around the perimeter of the letter and a few in the center to make sure it all blends together  Wild Letter 3

I then added moss onto the letter so it would fill in the gaps by gluing the moss on. After the moss placed the flowers on the letter. I finished the letters with the tall sprouted floral stems. I like the sprouted ones because they add a touch of whimy.  wild letter 6

 

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To attach the letters onto the wood I used a nail to hang the LOVE letter on. The GROWS letters I had to use finish nailer and compressor to nail on those letters and then to attach the WILD letters I used the 3M mounting tape.

This sign turned out great. I love it. It was easy to do. I love that the sign is such a great focal point and everyone loved the sign.

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Diy Floral Letters

Love Garden Party

Every year I have a fun Valentine’s Day Party and this year I have been totally crushing on all things floral. With that being said I knew I wanted to do a Love Garden Party. This years party decorations were my favorite of all time. Here is a little sneak peek at my decorations and on Monday and Tuesday next week I will share with you some more details of this awesome party.  028 027 002 012 017 003 (1) 025 It is all so pretty right?!? Monday I will be giving you all the details of this awesome love grows wild sign. See you then.

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“I Love You” Pillow

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Hi Friends!  It’s Katie from Made to be a Momma!  I have a super simple and quick Valentines Day sewing project for you today! This “I Love You” Pillow is so fun and can be made into any size pillow you want!  I don’t typically decorate my home for Valentines day besides a few fun pops of color and heart shaped decor in areas of my home. Pillows are one of my favorite ways to change the look of my living room! It’s inexpensive, especially when you make your own, and can change the whole look of a room!  Typically, when I am making throw pillow for my living room I will use a pillow form that you can find at your local craft stores but when I am making a little decorative pillow I tend to just stuff it myself with pillow stuffing. So simple!

For this pillow you will want to cut out two square pieces of fabric. Mine is roughly 10 in. x 10. in.  I cut my squares out of two different colors of fabric because I like to have a contrasting back piece but you can cut it out of the same fabric if you want.  I then cut out the letters and shape for my saying that was going on the pillow, which in this case is “I [heart] You”. I used a bright fuchsia felt.

Cut Letters Place your felt letters down in the middle of your fabric and pin in place. Sew around letters with a straight stitch. You can also use a zig zag stitch for a different look.

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Place your back piece of fabric on top of your fabric with the letters on it. Make sure the pretty sides of the fabric are facing each other. Sew around all 4 sides making sure you leave a small 2 in. – 3 in. gap for turning.  Fill your pillow with pillow stuffing and then sew or hand stitch close.

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So fun right?!  You can do this with so many things! Make your pillow say “HELLO” or “MR. & Mr’s” you can make your pillows bigger or smaller. You can make them a rectangle or heart shaped.  Have fun and be creative!

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For more Valentines Day Ideas check out these:

Valentine Socks Gift Idea

Bubbles Valentines Day

 

 

 

DIY Letter Pillow

Happy New Year from Ciburbanity, Classy Clutter readers!! Decorations are put away, the kids are back in school, and I’m ready for some projects! I will preface this entire tutorial with the words: I am not a sewer. I mean, I CAN sew, but… quasi-straight lines are about my limit. So take this whole thing with a grain of salt and leave comments with technique suggestions! That said, I LOVE this monogrammed pillow I made for my daughter, Martha. Did I mention it took no time whatsoever?

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I love this project because it used fabric remnants of which I have many! Your first step is choosing which fabric you want. I opted for three different ones, but no reason you can’t go with one fabric all over.

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Using a ruler and a fabric marker, I traced out my letter “M”. I allowed for 3/4″ seam all around. Cut your letter out of both top and bottom fabrics.

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For the sides, I wanted something that was a little wider than 3″ so I cut strips of the 3rd fabric 4 1/2″ wide (the excess is for the seam allowance). This letter took two strips of fabric each as wide as the bolt of fabric.

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Start by placing the right sides of your fabric together and pinning the side strip to the top of your pillow. This gets a little tricky around any corners. The technique that worked for me was to fold over the fabric of the letter, and then to fold over the side fabric lining up the edges. I know. I’m making ZERO sense… hopefully the photos will *maybe* help explain?

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I found that it was easier to sew one side at a time rather than one continuous seam all the way around the letter. Pin the second letter to the side piece in the same way. By now, each corner might not feel as awkward, but it might… sorry this tutorial isn’t more clear. #Fail. Sew the last piece in place leaving one corner free to stuff your letter.

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I used more than 1/2 a bag of Polyfil, but obviously stuff as much as you’d like! (This letter is about 14″ tall.) Hand or machine sew the last seam after you’ve stuffed the pillow to your satisfaction.

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I was tempted to include the ball fringe from the materials photo, but sewing around the edges was just tricky enough that I bailed. Maybe the next letter will get trim, but for Martha’s “M”, I think the three fabrics are detail enough!

Letter pillow front/ back

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It’s a nice little complement to the kids rocker I recently reupholstered (2015 is the year of upholstery for me…). Any goals or plans for 2015! The year is young, folks!

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Here are a few of my other attempted sewing projects… as long as it’s only a straight line, then I give myself a B+.

Lined Curtains

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Roman Shades

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Number Pouf

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Charlotte

2014 Valentines Day Party + Party Tips

As I was looking through a few of last years Valentines Day posts I realized that I never shared what I did for last year’s Valentine’s Day Party. I did share with you my cute invitations which were these cute boxes that had the party information on the circles that were sewn together.

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If you want the full tutorial you can go check out that post HERE. They are super cute, easy and cheap.

Now, back to the party. Something that I think make a great party is always the good food. I was in charge of dessert and I assigned everyone else something to bring around the menu that I wanted, which was Mexican food. That included Taco meat, taco toppings, chips, homemade red and green salsas, bean dip, and Honey Lime Enchilada. I also assigned the drinks.

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For dessert I did one of my all time favorite dessert ideas which was Ice Cream Sundaes in waffle cone bowls from Cold Stone Creamery and they were a hit! I had some syrups, brownies, bananas, Oreos, strawberry topping and some sprinkles to make the sundae perfect! Everyone loved them.

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Another key element to a great party is the decor. Over the dessert table I did a group of different sizes of lanterns and different balls and I think they turned out very cute.

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We had a few different games at the party like Minute to Win it, and also Reverse Truth or Dare, which was so much fun. I will be sharing more details about how to play these game on a future post. So keep an eye out for that.

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The last thing I had the guest do was take a quick picture in front of the photo booth with the cute props from Little Retreats. She has the cutest props ever! Love them!!!!

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I am excited for this years party and I cant wait to share all the details with you all!

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Easy Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

These easy Valentine’s Day Cookies are packed full of yummy M&M candies and so festive for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day M&M Cookies

Hi friends! So glad you stopped by today! Are you getting excited for Valentine’s Day? We are!!! We’ve loved sharing our Valentine’s Day projects (and recipes!) with you. If you’re popping over for the first time, welcome! We sure hope you stay a while.

So, I’m a mom of 4 little boys, age 6 and under. Yes, I’m a little crazy. Yes, they’re a lot crazy. That being said, they are the coolest bunch of little dudes ever and I just love them to pieces. I’m a work at home mom, running 2 businesses from home while caring for my little dudes. My oldest is in Kindergarten and my 2nd goes to Preschool a couple days a week but usually, my house is packed full of crazy little superheroes, dressed up like Jedis, playing Legos. They are all boy and crazy and cool as they come.

The great thing about little boys is that they are all “Momma’s Boys”. In a good way. ;)  Sometimes these hardcore, rough housing boys surprise me with their tender, mommy-loving hearts. The other day, my 4 year old was just beeeeeegging me to bake cookies with him. I knew he was craving some momma time and craving cookies like always. I told him we would bake some “sometime today” and he would just not let up. Finally he came to me and said “Mom! Are we gonna bake cookies or WHAT!?!”  I dropped everything and decided to devote all of my attention to him. I pre-measured the ingredients and let him put them all in the mixer. We put the balls of dough on the cookie sheet and he chose which one was “his” cookie.

It was a sweet little moment and it made me realize that I need to take more time during the day to unplug, stop working and show the kiddos that I care about their wants and needs, sporadic and unhealthy as baking random cookies may be. ;) Since the new year, I’ve put myself on a pretty strict schedule so I can fit everything that needs to be done in my day without ignoring my kids completely. It’s helped tremendously and we’re all happier, house is cleaner, and I am way less stressed.

Valentine's Cookie Dough

Easy Valentine’s Day Cookies

(adapted from Sugar Baby Boutique)

Ingredients:

3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. butter flavored shortening (I use the pre-measured Crisco Baking Sticks)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
add 3/4 cup oats
1 tsp vanilla
approximately 1 cup of Valentine’s M&Ms.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use non-stick spray. With a mixer, combine sugars, eggs and butter flavored shortening until mixed throughly. Now here’s a trick, mix the remaining ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, oats and vanilla) until combined but do not over mix. It makes the cookies SO much yummier. I have no idea why but I swear it works. Gently stir in M&Ms. Next, bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes until the edges are barely brown. Let cool on baking sheet for about 3-4 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.

If you want to make these into a super easy, super cute gift for Valetine’s Day, take a sandwich baggie and cut off the zipper.

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Place the cookie inside and secure with a ribbon and a tag (if you’d like) It is so simple and inexpensive and is much cuter than a store-bought Valentine. These can be customized to virtually any holiday, season, occasion, etc.

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See! Way easy and way cute! Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to check out our other Valentine’s Day Ideas!

Custom Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies

Valentine’s Day Printables

Lego Movie Valentines

DIY “Love Bites” Boys Valentine’s Dad Shirt

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DIY Custom Fortune Cookies – Valentine’s Edition

Hi friends! Today we are guest posting at Over the Big Moon, sharing these stinkin’ cute Fortune Cookie Valentines! We created it using a custom fortune cookie and my gosh, they’re so cute! Click over to Over the Big Moon for the full tutorial on how to put these cute little valentine’s gift boxes together! But first, we’re going to show you how to make your own custom, chocolate dipped (!!!) fortune cookies with your own fortune inside! So fun right?!

DIY Fortune Cookie Valentine - www.classyclutter.net

These cute little boxes are filled with these adorable custom fortune cookies! We’re going to teach you how to make them.

Materials:

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First, download your Happy Valentine’s Day Emoji Fortunes and print them off.

Remove Fortune

Using some small (clean!) tweezers, remove the fortune that came with the cookie. No, you will not be able to get the fortune out of all cookies. Some have larger openings than others and you cannot use them all. My kids LOVE fortune cookies so I gave the ones I couldn’t use to them in lunch boxes or an after school snack. They love them!
Roll up new fortune

Next, take your print out the Happy Valentine’s Day Emoji Fortunes and cut them into strips. Fold or roll up the fortune and feed it back into the cookie.

Put new fortune inside

Next, melt candy melts according to package directions. I used a small plastic bowl and heated in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between until it was melted all the way through.

Dip in melted chocolate

Next, dip your cookies into the chocolate and shake gently to remove the dripping chocolate.

Remove from chocolate

In another bowl, add sprinkles to the melted chocolate on the cookie before it dries.

Add Sprinkles

I used a cooling rack for baking to allow them to dry so the chocolate didn’t get smudged and messed up. It fit great when I did it diagonally. Also, my little dude, Carter wanted to sprinkle his own colors for his fortune cookie. ;)

Allow to dry on cooling rack

When it is dry, package it up and give it to someone you love!

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DIY Customized Fortune Cookies - Click for tutorial and tips!

Classroom Valentine Ideas

Every year I am on the look out for fun and creative Classroom Valentine Ideas. Here are a few of my favorite ones I have seen this year.

Classroom Valentine Ideas

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Lego Movie Valentine

Sunny Delight Valentine So Delighted

Sunny Delight Valentine

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Gooed Valentine 

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You Blow Me Away

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Won’t Chew be Mine

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Starbursting Valentine

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You are a Hit 

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You’re all Write

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Cute Monster Valentine

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Sip-Sip Hooray

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Glow Stick Valentine

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Minion Valentines

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Amazing Valentine

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If you would like to see more Valentine Ideas Check these other ideas HERE

Fun Valentines Day Printables

Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Valentines Day is coming which means I have some colorful Fun Valentines Day Printables for the whole family to share with you!

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I love Valentines Day because it is all about pink, hearts, & best of all LOVE! Valentines Day is a day to show the people we care about how much we love them. There are so many ways we can do this. We can send them a box of chocolates, give them a heartfelt Valentines Day card, or even surprise them with a bouquet of gorgeous flowers! Growing up, one of my favorite ways to celebrate Valentines Day was to go what we called “heart attacking”. Basically this would consist of cutting out a bunch of paper hearts and putting them all over someone’s door! You can heart attack a bedroom door, office door, or a front door, doesn’t matter!! Still has the same effect, making your loved ones feel LOVED! In this Fun Valentines Day Printables set I have included heart designs that you can print off, but you can also add even more by cutting hearts out of construction paper or card stock!

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After you heart attack the people you love, you can also print out a copy of the Fun Valentines Day Printables for yourself! I used mine as photo props to snap pictures of the kids to send to relatives. You could also use them to add a little Valentines Day decor to your home, office or craft room!

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As always, I LOVE to see what you do with your printables! Be sure to tag @paperellidesigns and @classyclutter and show us what you decided to do with your Fun Valentines Day Printables!

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