Easter Egg Wreath

Hooray! Spring is finally here!

What better way to celebrate than to decorate the house with some bright spring colors?
I decided to start that adventure by making an easy, inexpensive Easter egg wreath.


I bought everything I needed at the dollar store, and spent a total of about $3 on this project. I must have been hiding under a rock or something because I had NO idea that the dollar store had wreath forms!! I have been overpaying for far too long...

Here's what I used to make the wreath:
Wreath form
Regular size Easter eggs {I used about 22}
Styrofoam glitter eggs {4 regular size}
These came pre-glittered and on picks. I bought one set of 5 regular size, and one set of 4 large eggs.
Hot glue

I didn't bother wrapping the wreath with ribbon or anything, but this might help if you have problems gluing the eggs onto the wreath. I needed to hold the egg in place for a minute or two until the glue cooled enough that the egg didn't shift. I started at the bottom and randomly added in the glitter eggs on.

Once the eggs were all on and the wreath was set, I added on some colored bows that came with the glitter eggs to add a little something extra. I ended up not having room on the wreath for the large eggs, so I just added them into my apothecary jars.


I love how colorful and EASY this wreath is!

Happy Spring!
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Happy Blogoversary to ME and a Giveaway!


One year ago TODAY I wrote my first post on Artsy-Fartsy Mama {I know what you're thinking: really, Lindsay?? Christmas stockings in March?! Oh well, you have to start somewhere!}. I can't believe it's already been a year. So much has happened here at Artsy-Fartsy Mama in that short time. I've gotten over a million {A MILION!! crazy...} page views, and have exceeded any expectations I had when I started blogging. Most of all, I've met so many fabulously talented bloggers and made so many new friends. Whether you're a new follower, or a newcomer, I am so glad you're here.

Thanks to a busy business, sickness, and vacations, I apologize for the posts being a little less than expected lately - but I promise there are more projects in the near future to be shared!

As with most anniversaries, there is usually a gift involved. This one is no exception!
To say thanks for sticking by me, I've teamed up Jessica Berchtold from Thirty-One for an awesome giveaway!

If you are not familiar with Thirty-One, it is a company that sells cute totes, bags and accessories. Their product line ranges from products for women and teens to kids and each bag comes in a variety of patterns - so there is something for everyone and every personality.

I've had a lot of fun using my Organizing Utility Tote. I decided that my "craft bin" was overflowing and hard to organize and I needed a better option. The pockets in the bag help me to easily find the craft supplies I need to use, and not to mention SO cute to look at!

 
I love the bright colors!! Another thing I like about this bag is that it would also make a great diaper bag or large purse. Even a certain someone's little hands couldn't resist emptying it out and loading it back up...

I'd also like to mention that you can even get your favorite Thirty-One bag personalized with initials, name, or phrase, which could make for a great gift! They have really cute fonts and colors to choose from, plus a guide to help you choose a coordinating color to the print on the bag.

Thirty-One also gives you the opportunity to host a party or even become a consultant. You'll set your own schedule, which makes it a great opportunity for anyone to make some extra income. If you're interested in becoming a consultant or hosting a party, contact Jessica today!

One lucky follower is going to win a
$31 Gift Card
to spend at Thirty-One!

Good Luck and THANK YOU!!

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**Disclosure: I received a complimentary Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty-One as part of this review. All opinions are my own.**

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #27


First, I want to wish my mom a Happy Birthday!!
Love you!

Now, on to some Pinteresting things I've I've pinned recently:

{Source: Pin via Myrtle & Eunice}

{Source: Pin via A Girl and a Glue Gun}

{Source: Pin via Gluesticks}

{Source: Pin via Momtastic}


{Source: Pin via Crap I've Made}

{Source: Pin via Kiki Creates}



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You'll still find some pretty sweet things to pin.

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Craft Competition Announcement

Happy Monday, everyone!! I have some fantastic news to make your Monday even better: I'm going to be a guest judge for an awesome craft competition sponsored by Embracing Messy and Mindy Mae's Market! Here is Kelsey from Embracing Messy to tell you more about it:



Hi everyone! My name is Kelsey and I blog at Embracing Messy. I've been blogging for less than a year, so I'm still learning as I go but loving every minute of it! I get so excited when I can share a craft tutorial with my readers and connect with other crafty people.

A little over a week ago, I contacted Lindsay to ask if she'd be willing to guest judge in my crafting competition that I'm hosting and I was thrilled when she agreed. Well, today I'm here to tell you all about it! I am hosting my first ever craft competition with Mindy Mae's Market and special guest judges Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects and your very own Lindsay! I'm so excited to be teaming up with all of these wonderful ladies.

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So if participation from all of these wonderful ladies hasn't already grabbed your attention, did I mention that the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Mindy Mae's Market?!

Here are the basic rules:
1. Your craft/project MUST use an item from Mindy Mae's Market. If you don't already have some of their supplies, go check them out! I recommend their Facebook page as well!
2. You can enter as many times as you'd like as long as you are entering different crafts/projects.
3. Link your craft to the link party here.
4. After the submission deadline (April 7th) be sure to check out the other entries and vote for your favorite! We will take the three entries with the most votes and select a winner.
5. The contest will close on April 7th and voting will last for a few days after.
6. Finally, I've never been a fan of *requiring* people to follow. BUT, if you like our blogs, we would be delighted to have you follow along! Plus, it's an easy way to keep tabs on the contest.

For more specifics and the nitty gritty details, head on over Embracing Messy and find out what aspects we (as the judges) will look for as we judge the final three! If you have any questions at all, please let us know. I hope to see your fantastic projects linked up soon! GOOD LUCK!!

Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #26


I love all the amazing, creative things I find through Pinterest! There are so many talented people out there, I'm so glad I have a place like Pinterest to keep it all organized and easy for me to remember where I found the inspiration.

Here are just a few of the awesome projects I've pinned recently:

{Source: Pin via The DIY Dreamer}

{Source: Pin via Shelterness}


{Source: Pin via Button Bird Designs}

{Source: Pin via Lil Blue Boo}

{Source: Pin via All in a Day}


{Source: Pin via Two Oh Two Seven}

{Source: Pin via Christy's Cuties}

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St Patrick's Day Clothesline Art

Remember when I said that my Valentine's Clothesline Art could be used for every holiday?

Well, here you go:
Green hearts with GOLD glitter for a fun St. Patrick's Day Clothesline!

Easy peasy.

All you need for this project is:
11"x14" canvas
1.5" heart {or any other}-shaped punch
Paint chips
Mini clothespins
String/twine/etc {I used black embroidery thread}
Gold glitter paint or Mod Podge & Gold glitter


Head to any paint-selling store {I chose WalMart this time} and pick out a bunch of paint chips
{you'll really only use about 3}. The color I chose was Lucky Shamrock by Glidden.

Punch or cut out 16 hearts {or more, if that's how you roll}.
Carefully paint a layer or two of the gold glitter paint on each heart. Don't have gold glitter paint?
You can also paint on some Mod Podge and sprinkle some gold glitter on top! Either way looks great.

While they're drying, tape or glue one end of the string onto the back of the canvas and wrap the thread/string/twine/etc around the canvas until you have four lines across the front and tape or glue the other end of the string on the back.

Now it's time to attach the hearts! Carefully clip the hearts onto the string with the mini clothespins and arrange however you want - crooked or perfect, it's all up to you!


Hope you all have a *LUCKY* St. Patrick's Day!!
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Pinteresting Features n' Shtuff #25


I can't believe it's already time for St. Patrick's Day!!

Have you decorated or made St. Patty's Day party plans yet?
If not, here are some great ideas to get you started!

{Source: Pin via Thoughtfully Simple}

{Source: Pin via The Fickle Pickle}

{Source: Pin via Canadian Living}

{Source: Pin via Craftin' on my Door}

{Source: Pin via Not Martha}

{Source: Pin via Jenny Cookies}

{Source: Pin via Oh Happy Day}



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