Currently Crafting: Rustic Flower Box Display

Turn This Into This

When I’m at Target 7 times a week (exaggerating, but don’t dare me), I can’t help but browse the Dollar Spot and check out the adorable seasonal decor and crafty thingamabobs! I’ve been seeing these Easter themed wood boxes lately. I couldn’t help but to be drawn to the gold and white polka dot details along the sides! I picked it up and saw that it wasn’t a solid block of wood, but it had a hollow back. Since I’ve been making felt succulent boxes lately, I immediately thought of another use for this little guy…

Egg Hunt Block Target Dollar Spot

Mrs Priss DIY Flower Box Repurpose Flip

Mrs Priss DIY Flower Box Repurpose Felt Flowers

I added some felt flowers and a few fake sprigs and I had myself a new display box! It’s a pretty good way to re-purpose something seasonal that you wouldn’t really use the rest of the year. I’m all about finding multiple uses for things… I have been known to put leftover nipple cream from my nursing days on my heels and elbows. I know, my resourcefulness knows no bounds!

Mrs Priss DIY Flower Box Repurpose Baby Fingers

Ruthie was sitting next to me at the dining room table and wanted in on the flower action. She kept saying, “Umm…” and I finally realized I mindlessly say “umm… hmm…” while I’m crafting. UMM weird.

Mrs Priss DIY Flower Box Repurpose Display

So would anyone be interested in a tutorial explaining how I made the flowers? I think I will work on that in the near future!

Weekend craftiness: Wreaths and other shenanigans

This weekend, a few of us got together to celebrate my dear friend Alyssa’s 20-hrmphhth… birthday! If you guys don’t already follow her blog, pop on over and take a look around. She’s one of the craftiest little ladies I know and always manages to inspire me somehow. Also, she bakes cupcakes. You’ll love her.

I had a feeling she’d appreciate a handmade gift, so I whipped up a yarn wreath for her and myself and a little embroidery thingamabob. I say ‘whipped up’, but if you’ve ever made a yarn wreath, you know I’m a filthy, rotten liar because it takes about as long to make as it does to watch 3 trashy VH1 reality shows. I don’t know from experience or anything though… just saying.

P.S. I do not embroider or sew at all, so don’t judge the little rain cloud project too harshly. Whenever a craft project doesn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, I just say “it has charm” and pretend I wanted it to look that way. Really though, this looks like a 5 year old did it, ha!

Just wanted to give you guys a few more example of what you can do with the oh-so-addictive yarn wreath. I think my count is about up in the teens now. I just love those things!

[ See a few other wreaths I’ve made here: 1 | 2 | 3 ]

Classic Felt Flowers – Tutorial

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First of all, I have to give credit where credit is due. This amazing lady inspired me to try my hand at a different type of flower than usual, and I sort of switched it up a little to make it my own. Enjoy!

Now, I know I say this pretty much every time, but I LOVE THESE FLOWERS. I would jump into a big pile of them, roll around, toss them joyfully into the air and have them flutter down all around me, I adore them so much. (I’m weird, but that’s why you love me.)

Supplies:

  • Felt
  • Glue (I used a hot glue gun because I apparently like the excruciating 5 second pain it causes my fingertips, but try whatever you have on hand)
  • Center: A cute button, vintage earring, cluster of beads… other ideas?
  • Backing: Alligator clip, pin back, headband, etc.
  • This is another versatile craft and you can pretty much glue it to anything. Use it as a gift topper, maybe? OMG CUTE.
  • Also, notice how I didn’t say ‘needle and thread’?? These little babies are no-sew!

xo!

Check out my other tutorials here!