DIY Butterfly Jar

Recently I have seen a lot of beautiful terrariums in the blogosphere and have wanted to make my own.  I don’t want to have to take care of additional plants so I decided to make a butterfly jar instead.  I can set this arrangement on a shelf and not have to worry about whether it is getting enough sunlight and water as it needs neither.

DIY Butterfly Jar

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Guest Post on A Glimpse Inside Blog: DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies

Today I am very excited to be guest blogging on A Glimpse Inside Blog while Allison is on blogging maternity leave.  Here is a preview of my guest post on DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies:

DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies

I encourage you to stop by Allison’s blog to see how I made these butterflies.  If you are interested in seeing how I made the flower, check out my post on DIY Paper Magnolias.

My First Guest Post & Guest Post Policy

Today is a busy day on Scissors and Spoons and this is the first of three posts I have planned for the day!

First, I am pleased to announce that I am accepting submissions for guest posts for consideration.  I know many of my readers enjoy cooking and crafting as I have received several photos of delectable looking dishes.  If you are interested  in submitting a guest post, please review my blog policies for more information.

Second, later today I will be guest blogging on A Glimpse Inside Blog.  It is my first guest post and I hope that you will stop by to say “hi” and to check out my post on DIY Paper & Tape ButterfliesI will post a link to and a preview of my guest craft post when my post goes live.

Third, also a little later today I will be posting a new craft project–a DIY Butterfly Jar–which builds off of my guest post.  Here is a preview:

DIY Butterfly jar DetailI hope you’ll come back later today!

DIY Play-Dough

Today, I am excited to have my mom as a guest to share how to make homemade play-dough.  All the pictures of play-dough making in this post are courtesy of my dad.
Making Play-DoughMy mom has made this play-dough many, many times.  I made this recipe with her when I was a kid.  I haven’t played with play-dough in years so my mom recruited two adorable helpers.  This recipe requires adult participation as it involves boiling water.  This is a fun craft to help teach children to follow directions and to measure.
First, my mom and her helpers measured 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid, and 3 tablespoons oil into a large bowl.

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A Chalk Art Festival & DIY Framed Chalkboard

This past weekend my family went to the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival.  During the two day festival artists create works of art on the sidewalk.  The festival raises funds to benefit Utah’s foster families. Here are a couple of photos that I took of the sidewalk art at the festival:

Artist: Jonah Nielsen Slart | Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Artist: Corrine Johnson | Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Pretty cool huh? To continue on the chalk theme, today I’ll show you how I made a framed chalkboard  using an inexpensive thrift store frame and paint.

After trying to write the title of this project on my chalkboard, I have a whole new level of respect for the chalk artists!

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