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Hey All! I don’t know about you…but it has been an absolutely GORGEOUS Spring so far! And I am trying oh so hard to keep up with my crafting but to be honest, most of my time has been spent outside getting our yard and garden ready for Spring! I have to admit though, I have been ichin’ to do a spring craft lately and add some pops of color around the house. As you’ve seen in my past few blogs, I have had a love affair with paper lately and it’s all because of the new local paper shop that has opened up called Running With Scissors. I can’t help myself when it comes to pretty paper and now have a good stash for spur of the moment craft endeavors! And this was just the day for it! I decided to make these precious lil’ paper roses and make some fun decor creations using them. Ready to check out what I did?!

DIY Rosette Vase

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This piece was SUPER DUPER easy to make and such a lovely decor addition to my home! I found the vase in the new DIY/Craft section of Target (which if you haven’t seen yet, you gotta check it out). It is the sweetest little white matte clay vase with a lovely shape and only $5. Okay, so the next few photos are going to show you how to make the paper rosettes and then I will show you how I applied them to the vase.

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Items needed for this Craft:

–  Paper of your choice (try to grab at least 3 different patterns that coordinate with each other)

–  Vase (from Target)

–  Hot Glue Gun and extra Glue Stick

–  Scissors (which I forgot to show in the photo/oops-my bad!)

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First, take a square piece of paper (really any size you want/you’re gonna make some of all sizes) and cut it into a circle. At any part, start cutting the circle into a big spiral leaving about a 1/2″ to 1″ of space until you reach the very center. Leave a small space in the center to attach rosette with hot glue.

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Start rolling up the end tightly until you reach the very center. This may get a bit tricky as you near the end but try and keep the roll tight so that the rosette appears to have lots of layers.

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Your cute little rosette should look something like the one shown above. Pretty huh?!

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Finish it off by adding a dab of hot glue to the bottom and pressing the middle of your flower down until the glue cools and hardens. You’ve made your first rosette!

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Now that you’ve made a few more of those, it’s time to add them to your vase. Make sure your rosettes vary in sizes (it makes for a more interesting look on your vase). Keep that hot glue gun plugged in cause your gonna need it next!

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Pick out three of your favorite rosettes – all varying in size and paper pattern and get ready to apply the glue. Add a dab to the back and position it onto your vase off the the side, right as the vase starts curving up to the opening. Apply the other two to form a little triangle – though slightly of centered. It should look something like the picture below.

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Ultra cute and ho so pretty! Now you’re ready to display this puppy and it really only took you less than 30 minutes to make!

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DIY “Home Sweet Home” Rosette Sign

Oh boy! I am so excited to show you this next craft! I think I’m IN LOVE! Check it out!

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So cute huh?! And…yet again…so easy to make! I must admit though~this one takes a bit longer to make. But I ensure you that your time is well spent. Let’s get to it!

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Take a blank canvas (I chose a 8×8″ in size) and pencil out the saying “Home Sweet Home” on it. Now, if you’re like me, I have a hard time figuring out which type of font to use so I ALWAYS go to Pinterest and search for different fonts to mimic for my projects. I chose this ever so popular cursive font cause…well…I’m kinda in love with it right now 🙂 When it’s to your liking, bust out the paint cause you’re gonna need it!

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Find some regular ole black acrylic paint (I’m sure you have some somewhere!) and the finest little paint brush you can find. Slowly and carefully start tracing your pencil lines with that paint. This is not a race folks. Take your time so that you don’t make mistakes. And if you do, not to worry. Just find some white paint, paint it over, let dry and try again. You’ll do fine, trust me.

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Ta-Da! Now that wasn’t so hard, was it! And it looks great!

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Now, take about eight or so varying roses and place them to your liking on your piece of art. I like to use the biggest ones in the center and gradually get smaller as you are curving around your lettering. Make it appear as a half wreath; shaping out the saying. Glue those bad boys down.

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Annnndddd, it should look something like this! Super cute!

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Add a piece of twine to hang by gluing down on both ends and you are done my friends!

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Isn’t that just the sweetest thing! Thanks for following along y’all and hope you enjoyed these couple crafts with easy DIY paper rosettes! Until next time!!!

Date posted: May 19, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

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I’ve. Got. Baby. Fever. I just can’t help myself! I have a 7 year (going on 13) year old and a lil’ rascal of a 2 1/2 year old and I am MISSING that sweet cuddly infant age! Not to mention the fact that I am surrounded by friends and family member’s who just had their sweet little ones or are going to have them soon. So being the fact that I am NOT pregnant right now, nor will be in the near time future, I HAD to get my baby fix by making something nursery related to keep my sanity 😉 Soooo…off to the local Paper Store and low and behold, I found this absolutely PRECIOUS paper that I had to have! Picked up some letters and thought, “Wouldn’t this be so sweet as some sort of Nursery Decor?” And, welp, no more than 5 minutes later, I have this cute sign that I am gushing over! And oh so easy and just as cute as any Etsy order but only cost a few bucks! Let me give you a quick overview on how I made this and how you can too!

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Okay, so I know there are a few extra pieces in my materials photo, but I always seem to start off with a thought and quickly ixnay it after I get to work. So here is your list folks:

–  Craft paper (pattern of your choice)

–  Sticker Letters (fairly decent in size/atleast 3″ tall)

–  Scissors

–  Some cute lil’ Adornment (I chose to stick with the Heart theme)

–  A Frame to put your Artwork in

That’s it. You may even have all of this sitting around in that Craft room of yours! 🙂

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First, choose a saying. I chose to keep it simple. “You are Loved”. So sweet. Start out in the top right-hand corner of your paper. Make sure you leave room for frame clearance. Try and keep your letters nice and straight as you are placing out the work. Draw in pencil a line if you have to…you definitely don’t want it to look sloppy and try and have to un-peel those stickers. Directly under the first word, start your second word and so on. When it’s all said and done, it should look somewhat like the next photo.

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Cute, huh?! And just one more easy step and you are done! So fast isn’t it?!?!

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Take your cute little accent piece and place it in the position to your liking. If it is something that you have to puncture through to place, mark the front of the piece so you know where the placement should be and carefully press through so that nothing rips. Fold down the flaps to secure it and double check it’s placement by flipping back around to the front and make sure it’s to your liking. You. Are. DONE!

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Open up that frame and place your masterpiece in it! Now time to see how it looks!

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So ADORABLE! Perfect addition to your Nursery or even makes a sweet gift for that next baby shower! Thanks for Crafting with me and I look forward to the next venture!

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Date posted: May 2, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

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