Well, it is snowing again here in the D.C. area and I all I can say is "Ugh"! I am soooo ready for this winter to come to an end! Luckily, I found these pretty paper flowers at Target over the weekend...
Aren't the spring-like colors lovely? I found them in the Easter decor aisle - $2.00 a piece. I love making paper flowers myself, but I must say these are really nice and look very hand-crafted.
They would look really sweet all clustered together in a vase - a nice fresh flower substitute until the real ones begin to bloom. Or they would make beautiful gift embellishments...maybe attach a sprig to the top of a present with some washi tape?
I was so happy when I walked into Target the other day and found that they had put out all the Valentine's Day items. Yay! I just love Valentine's Day and Target usually has some really cute stuff. Once again, they did not disappoint...just look at the sprinkle tape!
Yes, SPRINKLE tape! So adorable!
And how about these colorful heart straws!
These are the cute, shorter, chubbier ones - so fun for the kiddies!
I am aware that today is not Tuesday (and so very happy it is Friday!), but I found these pretty pastel, felted eggs at Target today and I just couldn't wait to share them with you!
Aren't they lovely! They come in a choice of two designs - one set has white designs squiggled onto the colored eggs and the other set has half-white, half-colored eggs. I love them both! Six dollars for a set of twelve and you can find them in the easter decor aisle.
I just adore that they look handmade! They come with little string hangers attached, but I chopped mine off. :-)
I like mine just simply piled up in a little dish, but the crafting possibilities are endless.
OK, so I am a day later than promised with these, but I think you will forgive me when you see how cute and easy these no-sew aprons are to make! I was actually going to skip aprons for the cake decorating party this year. I just couldn't find any as nice as the ones I found for the last party and and I really didn't have the time to sew any myself. But.....I was walking though the girls' department at Target over the weekend and I found these adorable ruffled tulle skirts on CLEARANCE!
I instantly had an idea - why not turn them into aprons? The great thing about elastic and tulle is that they do not unravel easily - making them perfect for a no-sew project. So I grabbed a bunch and got to work. I began by carefully cutting each skirt down the side seems. The result: two apron panels per skirt! Then I used my iron and some Heat n Bond (available at craft and sewing shops) to attach a 4-foot length of pink ruffled ribbon to the elastic waistband of each apron.
As a finishing touch, I added some clip-on fabric flowers (H&M) that the girls can later wear in their hair.
So, for less than $5 a piece (and without any sewing!!!), I have a pile of pretty aprons! And they were so easy and quick to make - I was actually able to finish 12 aprons in just a few hours!
I discovered a new collection of super cute Valentine's Day supplies at Target this week! These adorable striped straws are slightly wider and shorter than the typical paper straws that we have come to love.
They come as a set of 20 straws in a mix of fun colors for only $3.00!
And these plates and napkins are a real steal at only a $1.00 a pack!
Such a fun heart-shaped pattern...
These supplies are all so pretty for Valentine's Day, but I am thinking they would work equally well for a "circus" themed party. These cups ($2.00) especially...