Happy Mother’s Day – DIY: Crepe Paper Magnolia Branch

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I wanted to share a branch of crepe paper magnolia flowers that I made for my mom for mother’s day. I love you mom!

To make the flowers and bud, I followed the directions in this Martha Stewart video with a few modifications.

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DIY: Potted Paper Orchid

As you may have noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with paper flowers. While I love real flowers, they aren’t always practical as they are prone to wilting and can be expensive.

Even potted orchids, which are among my favorite house plants, eventually fade. A couple of years ago when a bloom fell off one of my orchids I used the fallen blossom to create a template to make coffee filter orchids.

Today’s project uses that same template, but replaces the coffee filters with double sided crepe paper.

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Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower with Rosemary & Garlic

I strongly dislike the ubiquitous cauliflower florets on store-prepared vegetable trays so I was happily surprised to find a cauliflower recipe that I like!

My husband and I have been trying to add more veggies to our diet and this rosemary garlic mashed cauliflower is an easy and delicious way to do so. Continue reading

Happy Easter! Bunny Ornaments

For those of you celebrating Easter today, I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday!

I wanted to share a quick Easter craft project. I few weeks ago I found these little bunny ornaments at a dollar store. The ornaments came in a package with primary color paints, but I set aside the paints in the package and used some acrylic craft paints that I had on hand to paint the rabbits. Continue reading

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Plastic Utensil Snowflakes

Hi, I hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this past week had a wonderful holiday! I had a fun holiday spending time with family and cooking up a storm in the Atlanta area. My husband was in charge of making macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and stuffing and I was responsible for red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato dinner rolls, and sweet potato cinnamon breakfast rolls (for the morning after Thanksgiving). We also helped my father-in-law brine a turkey. The turkey ended up being the one of the best turkeys that I have ever had, which is saying a lot because I generally dislike turkey and fill up on sides on Thanksgiving.

Although I have been posting Christmas ornaments and crafts for a couple of weeks now, now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas craft mode! Today I am excited to be visiting Allison at A Glimpse Inside Blog.

I hope that you’ll stop by Allison’s blog to see how I transformed silver colored plastic utensils from Thanksgiving dinner into snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.

DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornaments from Plastic Utensils

Come back later this week to see what else I have been working on.

Christmas Craft Roundup

Welcome to everyone who is stopping by Scissors and Spoons for the first time and welcome back to everyone who has visited before! I will be posting some new Christmas crafts soon, but in the meantime I wanted to provide a roundup of my Christmas crafts to date.  Please click on an image below to see how I made the crafts. I hope you’ll come back next week to see what I have been working on.

Salt-dough Snowflake Ornaments:

Salt-dough Quail Ornaments: Salt-dough Hummingbird Ornaments: Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments: Clothespin Star Ornaments: String or Twine Ornaments: Origami Gift Box: Pine Cone Christmas Trees Pine Cone Christmas TreesPaper Star Garland or Ornaments:

DIY Paper Star Garland or Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Paper Star Garland

I hope that everyone is having a good week. I’m excited to share my latest project: a garland made with paper stars.

Paper Star Garland

This project was really simple.  To make the garland I used the following:

Supplies for Paper Star Garland

One piece of gold scrap book paper, gold string, scissors, and an awl.

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