DIY Paper Treat Boxes

February 2nd, 2012

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s not a holiday I decorate for but my elementary school kids look forward to it.  Apparently, word on the playground among second graders is the passing of the valentines is kind of a big deal.

Typically I buy those store-bought packs of kid Valentines and attach a lollypop, but my daughter was asking for something a little more special for her besties.  I came up with this inexpensive paper treat box made from cardstock scrapbook paper and embellished it with washi tape.

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They’ll be perfect for inserting a few sweet treats and a Valentine too.

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To recreate, here’s what you’ll need:  11 x 11” cardstock scrapbook paper, scissors, double sided tape, measuring tape, pencil, washi or decorative tape, embellishments (optional).

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Color Crush: Sea Green

February 2nd, 2012

I go through phases where I obsess over certain colors, and the color of the month for me is sea green – I’m totally crushing on it.  I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to paint my own walls or cabinets in this shade even though these spaces pull if off well.  Perhaps I’ll stick to fabrics and accessories, or even indulge in glass tile in a bathroom, but this hue is definitely on my mind.  

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Design Seeds

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sea green building

M. Christine Duncan

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Better Homes & Gardens

sea green paint colors

Better Homes & Gardens

 

Sea what I mean?  What’s your latest color crush?

 

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Top Ten: January

February 1st, 2012

Hey y’all, it’s February, how did that happen?  Crazy crazy how time does fly!  I decided to do a monthly recaps of readers’ favorite posts from each month so I have something to refer to at the end of the year. Here are the Top Ten posts of January not to miss! 

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1.  Stamped Tea Towels  2.  Chalk Painted Nightstand  3.  Installing Beadboard Wallpaper  4. Which Home Would You Choose?

jan top ten collage

5.  Powder Room Makeover  6. Lacquer Lookalikes  7.  Photos to Sketches  8  Choosing the Perfect Robin’s Egg Blue  9.   Lavender Sea Salt Scrub   10.  Love/Hate with Anthropologie

Also, for many of you who have written to me about posts and projects from summer 2009 where there are no images anymore, I am aware of the problem!  It has to do with pictures that were previously stored in a Picasa web album that I deleted *oops* assuming the images got rolled over in my WordPress move in September 2009 and I just found out they didn’t {thanks Google! insert swear word} – unfortunately they need to be rebuilt so please be patient, I’m working on it! 

Also, for those of you like me who love Pinterest, I’ve added more boards, so be sure to check them out, you may want to add them to your “follow” list!

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I’m off to the sewing machine shop now, either Mr. Singer is getting a repair or I’m buying a new one… stay tuned.

xo,

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