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Pineapple Shoes

Y’all, summer is here!

I know the calendar says it doesn’t start until June 21st, but listen – the kids are out of school, the pool is open, and I’ve got my pineapple shoes on! If you’ve been basically *anywhere* over the last couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that pineapples are IN. They’re what the cool kids would say is “on fleek”.  Naturally, I’ve jumped aboard the pineapple train and I’m not getting off anytime soon! Don’t you want to join me?

Here are a few adjectives to describe these summer shoes: bright, cheery, and cheap! Those are three of my favorite words.

Check out the super short list of supplies needed to make these cuties:

Canvas shoes (Mine are from Michael’s)

Fabric markers (see colors below)

Colored chalk (only used if you need to pre-draw your shapes)

I know you’re ready to show of your new DIY shoes, so…

Let’s get started!

  • Draw yellow ovals on canvas shoes (REMEMBER: when you’re spacing these out, less is more! You don’t want to fill up every inch of the shoe surface with these. There needs to be room for the stems too.)

  • Add green stems
  • Add the “v” shape several times on the yellow oval to make it look like the ridges on a pineapple. You can do this in whatever color you want!

If pineapples aren’t your thing, get creative! You can draw watermelons, sprinkles, fireworks, polka dots, anchors, palm trees, flamingos… the possibilities are endless!

There you have it! The perfect, comfy pair of summery, pineapple-y shoes. Show these beauties off to your friends! Send them my way so they can learn how to make their own pair.

I can’t wait to see your creations! Send me pictures and share on Facebook so others can be inspired by your ideas too! I hope you have a wonderful week and can sit back and enjoy the gift of summertime.

 

Xoxo,

Jessica

 

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Outdoor Fun!

Ahhh spring! How I love you!!! Longer days, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and warm weather! I can’t get enough! I love being outside as a family on these beautiful nights and thought these ideas would make out time even more special!

 

Life size tic tac toe is always a hit! Sometimes we play on the grass and sometimes we draw lines with chalk on the driveway. You can make your own set super fast and super inexpensive. All you need is some string or chalk, letters (you can get these at a craft store of Walmart) and paint!

My little guy loves cars so we decided to build him his own road that he can move around the yard! Some wood scraps painted black with a yellow line and he was ready to play! Have your wood cut in all different lengths and sit back as you watch their imagination soar!

 

 

Who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt? It is one of those childhood memories that stick with you. Well, let’s take it to a whole new level. A glow in the dark hunt! Go grab your eggs from last years hunt and grab some battery operated tea lights from the dollar tree and let the hunt begin! This will become their new favorite tradition, I promise!

Here is to family fun and making sweet memories with those we love most!

 

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Target Dollar Spot Bunny Makeover

When I saw this wooden bunny in Target he jumped in my cart (along with a lot of other things we won’t tell the hubby about)! I knew I had to have him but didnt’ have a plan! Since I own a door hanger business I have my fair share of door décor so I knew putting him on a wreath wasn’t as option! So I busted out some paint and my drill and went to work! Here is what you will need to make your very own bunny décor:

*wooden bunny (or anything else that you love)

*a drill

*a dowel rod

*a wooden block (think scrap wood)

*paint

*piece of ribbon

*hot glue gun

The first thing I did was drill a hole in the bottom of the bunny being careful not to crack the little guy! I then drilled a hole in my wooden block as well. Then my favorite part, paint! I painted all 3 pieces and let them dry. I put a dab of hot glue on each end of the dowel rod to make sure they stayed in place and then put one end in the block and one end in the bunny. After I tied a sweet little bow I placed him on the mantle! The bright pop of color over my fireplace brightens up my whole family room! I just love the little guy!

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Simple and Sweet Pillows

 

Y’all I love pillows! Like really love them! So I was really excited when I got this burlap pillow cover and pillow wrap! If you have a cutting machine you can whip these out super fast! After I designed my image on my computer I put freezer paper glossy side down on my cutting mat. After it was cut I weeded out the image so I was just left with a stencil. Once I got the stencil placed just how I liked it I ironed it on which made it slightly adhere to the pillow. With a make-up sponge and acrylic paint I began to dab paint on the stencil. Once I had the coverage I wanted I removed the freezer paper and voila!! Cutest pillows ever! Don’t forget to place something inside your pillow so your paint doesn’t leak through to the other side! Can you imagine all the different pillows you could make?

 

 

 

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Super Simple Spring Wreath

Nothing says spring life bright cheerful colors! They make my heart super happy! And what better way to greet your guests than with a happy, colorful wreath! This wreath was a cinch to make! You will need the following:

*straw wreath

*straight pins

* fabric or ribbon cut into strips (I used fabric)

*silk flowers

*a word sign or a letter (this one is from target)

* hot glue gun

*piece of coordinating ribbon

Start by tacking a strip of fabric to your wreath with a pin. Continue this as you make your way wrapping the fabric around the whole wreath. Secure with a pin.  Hot glue your favorite silk flowers and a wooden word or letter. Cut a coordinating piece of ribbon and loop around wreath and knot on the end. There you have it! A super simple, super affordable, and super cute way to welcome all who come to your door!