Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Spring Home Decor project you can do with your kiddos

Have you seen my new banner? Blogger went and made it much more user friendly to change your banner so I did so really quickly with a spring project I made with my kids. I was inspired by a sticker book in Oriental Trading magazine for a fun and easy spring home decor project that you can do with your children. This is one of my projects for Worldwin this month. I made mine with Morgan, who just turned 4, and Payton, who will be 2 this month.

I started with this as the base. I hand cut my trees from Worldwin Colormates cardstock and mounted it on blue and green Colormates cardstock. The size of my project is 6x8. I then machine stitched through the chipboard that it is all mounted on. I have never done it before but my sewing machine and my needle had no trouble going through. That certainly makes it easier, and I like the more finished look that machine stitching adds to a project.

I then took my two handy new Martha Stewart punches and trimmed flowers and butterflies in different spring colors.

Because I don't have this punch yet:
I hand cut some green leaves from more cardstock.

I then let each kid decorate their spring tree as they wished. What I love most about this project is that you can't "mess up". It doesn't matter where you place your embellishments, it looks perfect either way.
This is my finished tree. I added a couple of Heidi Swapp flower jewels just for fun, and because I knew that Morgan would think they were a hot item.

And here's the finished look. After we were done decorating I used my Cropadile to punch some holes, added some ribbon, and then hung them from a curtain rod in my living room. Such a cute project! I like where Morgan put her flower jewels, and I think PJ did an awesome job with a gluestick on her tree.

Have a great Sunday! The kids are going to spend a few hours with Grandma and Grandpa this afternoon while hubby and I have a date. We have some early birthday shopping to do for Payton, and then I think we are going to the movies. I've been wanting to see Juno, but it's been so long since I've been to a movie I don't even care what we see, really. I'm not sure what is even out today... I guess I'd better check that, lol.
Take care!


  1. Those are really adorable Davinie!! What a fun thing to do with kids! And you free-hand cut those trees? You are amazing!

    Have a great date with your hubby today! BTW- I just started blogging again, and added you to my sidebar links. Hope you don't mind!


  2. OK, I am totally copying this idea! I am going to get everything ready so we can do this tonight. Thanks for the great idea!!!

  3. Beyond adorable ... fabulous pieces and great new banner.

  4. Davinie , i LOVE your new banner, i didnt even realize that Martha had such cool punches , i must check them out ! I especially love that flower ! I miss all the IMCK girlz , i have just been so sick and so busy the past couple weeks ! I must catch up over there ! Have a great week, chat soon !

  5. Oh what a fun project! I am thinking my neice would really enjoy it!

  6. Look at you already using up your birthday present!!
    That butterfly punch is totally cute and totally you.
    Love your project. Zoe would have a blast making one :)
    Thanks for sharing the idea!

  7. HOW CUTE is your creation!!! LOVE it Davinie!! :)

  8. So totally DARLING! Olivia would LOVE doing these too! xoox
    Hey a little something fun on my blog so come on over and check it out! xoxo
    Love ya,

  9. great use of punches! i think they are one of the most overlooked tools i have. of course, the martha punches are totally fun!

  10. So very cute Davinie!