Stocking stuffers for kids

Hey y’all. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I’m just popping in real quick to share a last minute stocking stuffer DIY for kids! I whipped these up for Jay’s Christmas party at school last week and I think they were the perfect little stocking stuffers for five year olds.

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Cute huh?! ;) Here’s how you make them!

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

On that I simply wrote From: Jay in a blue sharpie.

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

Stocking stuffers for kids via @clivelaughl0ve

There ya go! Simple, easy & fun DIY stocking stuffers. Even if you can’t use this idea this year, there is always next year! Have a great Saturday y’all!

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Angry Birds birthday party decor

Over the weekend, we celebrated Kage turning four. I really can’t believe he is already four! He requested an Angry Birds birthday party this year and I was totally down for that. I knew I didn’t really want to have everything angry birds, but I wanted the colors of the angry birds and of course a couple of things that showed it was angry birds themed. I’m breaking this post into two. I wanted to share the decor today and the rest of the pictures from his party tomorrow. Here is Kage’s angry birds party decor.

Angry Birds birthday party decor via @clivelaughl0ve

Angry Birds birthday party decor

For the red and blue back drop cut a piece of string to the desired length, cut equal pieces of red and blue streamer to desired length and hot glue said pieces to the string. Yes, it was seriously that easy. ;) For the goody bags, I created goody cups instead. I got the cups from Walmart for $.89 a piece and they were the perfect touch for the angry birds party. I filled them with small little toys that I found from the dollar tree and then I created little candy bags to put in each cup along with the small toys.

Angry Birds birthday party decor

Angry Birds birthday party decor

Angry Birds birthday party decor

The jars of candy you see on the table were made from Christmas jars that I picked up from the dollar tree. I simply wrapped the streamer around the jar several times to cover up the red and blue Christmas decor on the jars. I secured the streamer with tape & then filled the jars with matching candy. Green had green candy, red had red candy, etc.

Angry Birds birthday party decor

I knew we were going to put presents on the fireplace so, I knew I needed to add a little decor to it. I hung 3 little twirly things from the fireplace and tied string onto balloons and taped them to the edge of the fireplace and wa-la.

Angry Birds birthday party decor

The cake is from Walmart, that’s normally where we get our cakes because they are so cute and taste so good! The balloons you see on the wall are thank you balloons for the kids and each are filled with a piece of candy. Every kid loves balloons and when it’s time to pop them, there is a treat waiting inside. Yes, they got goody cups and a balloon! What can I say, I like to say thank you in a big/fun way!

Angry Birds birthday party decor

We found that frame at the dollar tree as well. I didn’t have time to get an actual 8×10 picture printed so, I simply printed it on regular computer paper and wrote in the remaining white space of the paper then stuck it in the frame. I loved the way it turned out!

I can’t even tell you the amount of compliments I got on the decor of this party! It blew me away how many of our friends and family members were saying they loved it and that I did an awesome job! #winning

All of the other decor you see – red & blue plates, red cups, red forks and knives, red & blue napkins and green tablecloth are all from Walmart. The two red tablecloth holders in the back are from the dollar tree. :)


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DIY Advent Calendar

Hey y’all! Before I get into this tutorial, I wanted to let you know that I am getting my injection today for my back. Please say a prayer or send positive thoughts my way that all goes smoothly and that the injection works. I would greatly appreciate it. :)

This is the first year we are doing the advent calender. I have seen it the past couple of years, but for whatever reason I didn’t jump on board, but I knew I had to this year. :) Instead of buying some of the cute ones I have seen, I decided to make ours. A couple of weeks ago I went to Hobby Lobby with my momma - it’s one of our favorite places to shop ;) - they were having a 50% off sale on all of their Christmas items and I found some adorable felt stockings and felt candy canes that I just had to buy. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them at first, but I bought them anyway. Well, a few days ago I was looking around my house trying to decide on what to use for our advent calender and I remembered I bought those and I knew I had to use them for the calender!

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

To make this super easy Advent calendar..

you will need:

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Felt stockings
Felt candy canes
Sharpies
A pencil
Card stock
Scissors
A pen
An 8×10 picture frame
& something to trace 25 circles, I used a shot glass, it was the perfect size.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Trace and cut out 25 circles.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Place the felt stocking on one of the circles. They were already made to stick to something.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Write the number you are working on, on the circle next to the stocking.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Continue to alternate between the stockings and the candy canes until you have done all 25. Don’t forget to number them as you go so you know which one you are supposed to be doing next. :)

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

I just used glue and made a slanted design on all four sides of the frame and sprinkled silver glitter on the top and bottom and then used red sprinkles on the two sides. I love the way it turned out.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

I didn’t take pictures of this part, I apologize, but it’s still easy I promise! The back of my frame has staple looking holders, I used really thin mint yarn and tied four pieces of the yarn onto the holders on the back. Then I used paperclips to hang them. I just poked a hole in the top of the circle with the paper clip and then hooked it onto the string.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

As you can see, it is only the second piece of Christmas decor on my fireplace so far. I am working on more and can’t wait to share more as I go along. :) You can see how I made the Joy sign here. Here is a few more pictures to show you the prettiness. I love looking at it!

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

Oh and before I put the calender on the yarn, I flipped over each one and wrote something on the back of it. Make s’mores. Watch Christmas movies, sing and dance to Christmas music, drink hot chocolate, etc. On a few of them I also wrote candy and that day they will get a candy cane or some other fun Christmas candy. I will placing everything that can be drank, made, or ate in little boxes for them to open on that day. For example, drink hot chocolate – the hot chocolate bags will be in little boxes for them.

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

DIY Advent Calendar via @clivelaughl0ve

What do you think? Do you like it? Have you made an advent calender before or are you thinking about making one this year? If you have made one and blogged about it, I would love for you to leave the link to it in the comments section below!

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DIY Joy Sign made with Gum

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Christmas is right around the corner. Thirty one days to be exact! Eeeekkk. Christmas is literally my favorite time of the year. I love the magic feel that seems to float in the air. I love decorating for Christmas too. The silvers, reds, greens and lately blues, are all so beautiful. I normally always do silver and red, but this year I want to incorporate green and blue into my Christmas decor as well. I made my first two DIY Christmas projects Friday night and I am SO excited to share the first one with y’all. Friday while I was at Walmart, I picked up some delicious peppermint and spearmint gum, but it wasn’t for chewing. Well, not all of it. ;)

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Joy Sign made with Gum #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

I love when I can create unique decor no matter what holiday I am shopping for and I am so pleased with how this gum DIY turned out. Not only do I love it, my husband does and even my boys told me they liked it. I consider that winning! Ready to see what it is? I present to you my DIY Joy Sign made with gum.

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Isn’t it so pretty and so sparkly? It also smells so good. I love that mint smell and I couldn’t resist chewing some while I was making this project. I had a few trials and errors with it, but in the end I was pleased with myself for making it and pleased that my husband and boys like it. :) I mean, after all they do live here and have to look at it everyday. I find myself glancing at it quite often when I am in the living room, I happen to love things that sparkle. Do you? Anyways, time to show you how to make this DIY.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

You will need:
A hot glue gun.
4 packs of Extra gum {I used spearmint and peppermint, but they also have polar ice}
Crafting bond
A rectangle cork board
All my supplies was bought at Walmart.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

First, unwrap one pack of spearmint and one pack of peppermint. Set the gum aside while you use the wrappers.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

Simply add glue to the spot on the cork board that you will be placing the gum wrappers, place the wrapper on and use your finger to smooth it out so that it is good and on there. Completely cover the board with the gum wrappers that way no brown is showing. It does take a little bit of time, but it’s worth it!

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

After the wrappers are on, flip it over and cut off any excess that you want to on the back. I just trimmed mine a little.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

Then the fun begins! You only need about 30 pieces of gum, 15 of each, but I recommend the two extra packs encase you mess up when you have to cut the gum and need another piece. Yes, this happened to me a few times. #oops. Spell out and super glue the word JOY with your gum. Alternate between colors to give it a fun look, you could just do one solid color, but I like the different colors. That’s just my personality. =D

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

After you have spelled and super glued them out, it’s time to stack em because, it just looked too flat in my book and I wanted to give it a little more pop to make it stand out. I spelled out JOY two more times that way each letter was a stack of three and didn’t look so flat on the board.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

Once the glue is dry, spray the sealant {crafting bond} over the gum to make sure the gum stays in place. Once that dried, I thought it looked a little to plain in my book and I don’t do plain. However, Christmas isn’t Christmas without some sparkle so, I decided to add silver glitter to the gum wrappers to make it more fun and to really stand out. I put it all over the board and even on the letters to make them sparkle!

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

This DIY was so much fun and really challenged me to be creative. When my husband came home and saw it, I was telling him about how I made it and that it smelled sooo good. So, I took it off the mantel and let him see it up close and of course smell that yummy mint flavor. I may have to do a few more projects with extra gum because I had a blast making it and I love the way it turned out.

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve #GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

DIY Joy Sign made with Gum via @clivelaughl0ve#GiveExtraGum #shop #cbias

Be on the lookout for more Christmas crafts to come. ;)

What do you think? Do you like it? Have you done any fun Christmas crafts lately?

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DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel

Happy Tuesday! Anybody else have a three day weekend? We did and it was absolutely wonderful. I am not ready for it to be Tuesday and for life to be busy during the week again, but we got plenty of rest this weekend and spent lots of time just hanging around. It was nice. Today I wanted to show you my DIY fall and Halloween mantel. The only thing I bought that is on my mantel is the spider candle & the boo sign & of course the candy corn. Other than that everything else I made!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Fall and Halloween Mantel via @clivelaughl0ve
Please ignore the tape on top of my mantel, normally no one can see it and it’s hold my leaves, bats and sign! :)

For the leaves, i just googled fall leaves, found a template I liked. I then printed them out, colored them with sharpie and added a string to them so they would hang from my mantel. I did the same thing with the bats, except I didn’t color them since they are already black. The fall banner, I just made a triangle, cut out enough for the words FALL + drawing pumpkins on them. I used sharpie writing the words and drawing the pumpkins too. The white, black & orange thing {I really don’t know what to call it}, I used coffee filters and just folded each piece a few times, colored the tips orange and black, glued them all together and wa-la, an extra cute decor for free!

If you have shown off your fall mantel, leave a link in the comments below so I can check it out!

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DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

Hey ladies {and um gentlemen?} How was your weekend? I really hope it was a good one! Today, instead of my usual life lately post, I thought I would change things up a bit and share a fun and simple craft I did last week. I bought my first few rolls of Washi Tape and I am ADDICTED to it! I never thought I would say I was addicted to tape, but *sigh* I SO am. Anyways, back to the point. With life so busy lately between work, school, baseball and the regular everyday life things, do you ever feel like you and your spouse are barely getting a “Hey, how was your day” and a kiss in? Well, I feel like that often and I wanted to do something to make things fun.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

I created a Love Mailbox where we can write each other short {or long} love notes. Little reminders of I’m thinking about you or how our day went or whatever we feel like writing to one another. Yes, it’s mushy and gushy and I really don’t care because I sure do love that man. Now let’s see if he actually does it. ;) Bonus, I’m going to show you how I made this cuteness.
First you will need a Kleenex hand towel box. Those things are awesome by the way. Stock up on them because they are way better than using a hand towel every time you have to dry your hands. Back to the point.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

You will also need..

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

{If you can’t see the picture it’s scissors, washi tape and a permanent marker}
I took the wrapping off the Kleenex box.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

Then came the fun part. I just simply did row by row of washi tape. I used all three colors and I love the way it turned out.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

On the sides, I did just a simple strip of washi tape to cover up the overlapping washi tape from the front.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

For the top, I just doodled on it. It was hard writing at a weird angle, so my writing isn’t the best. I probably should have wrote it in cursive, because I write way better in cursive. I simply added four hearts and some words to it!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

Then I placed it on top of our command center, which I’ll be showing y’all soon, promise!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Washi Tape Love Mailbox

So, what do ya think? Do you think it will work in adding a fun little spark to a relationship? Even if we don’t stick with it {which I really hope we do} It’s a super cute decoration!

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DIY Teacher Gift

As you probably know by now because I can’t really seem to shut up about it to the days leading up to today – Jay started school today!! While I have a whole post about how I am feeling about that, today I wanted to share a very simple and easy DIY teacher gift. We took this to meet the teacher night last Thursday and she loved it! I basically combined two pins I saw on pinterest & added a list something extra. You can see each of the pins here and here.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

I mean seriously how cute is that? & yes, it is as easy as it looks. You will need:
- A jar of some sort
- A hot glue gun + glue sticks
- 2 boxes of crayons
- 2 packs of pencils {I used two 10 packs}
- Mini post it notes

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

Begin by gluing the first crayon on the jar and then glue the rest all the way around! Yes, so easy!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

I could have just dropped the post it notes in the jar but, I placed them in a little square!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

Then, simply place the twenty pencils in the jar and wa-la you have a fun and totally usable teacher gift that your kids teacher is sure to love! A cute jar to set on her desk plus, pencils at her ready and of course post it notes for when she needs to jot something down!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Teacher Gift

Did you a teacher gift at the beginning of the year? If so, did you share it? I would love to see it if you did!

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DIY painted lampshade

Having my back messed up right now has given me a lot of time to slow and think about things I really want to get done. It has given me time to make lists and remember the joy I used to get out of doing furniture projects. I have truly missed them. Granted I can’t stand up and paint walls right now but, I can sit down and paint furniture. I have been staring at this lamp + lampshade in our room for awhile now and really wanting to do something with it. Well, last week I finally did.
I didn’t go out and buy paint. I simply used paint I had around our home.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

I started by taking the lampshade off the lamp and wiping it down with a dry rag to dust it off. I recommend probably using spray paint if you have some if not, it is possible to use a paint brush. I know, I did it! ;)

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Apply the first coat of paint, let it dry. By the time I made it around the whole lamp it was dry enough for a second coat.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Now do the same thing again for the 2nd coat.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

For the 3rd coat, I turned the brush side ways that way I could get in to all the cracks. If you have a smooth lampshade no need to worry about this, if not – I highly suggest doing this.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Tired of painting yet? ;) See why I recommend spray paint?! Now, I used a small little brush to touch up areas that the big paint brush didn’t get.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

As all that was drying I went into the kitchen and brought my white paint along and grabbed some blue paint I had from when I did the trim in the boys room. I simply mixed them together to create this soft baby blue color! I am in love with it.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

I very carefully went around the bottom edge and top edge of the lampshade with my new pretty blue color. I didn’t tape it or anything, I just made sure to take my time and go slow. I really love the results.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

I can not wait to paint the lamp itself and show y’all how it completely looks put together! Until then. I love the pop of white and blue against our dark brown walls.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY painted lampshade

What do you think? Do you see any lamp painting in your future?

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DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

I saw this fun little craft on Pinterest. I adore the simple way her looks and are perfect for an elegant bathroom. Our guest bathroom is also our boys bathroom. It also happens to be one of the rooms in the house I plan on painting very soon. As much as I love the elegant look, I needed color.
Here is my version of these adorable bathroom bottles. First, get four empty coffee bottles and clean them out. Choose your spray paint of choice and spray both the bottles and the lids.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Let them dry for 24 hours. Then this is what you will need:

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

It is SO super simple. Cut out the labels & tape them to the bottle. That’s it!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Then you have colorful bathroom bottles to display in your bathroom that can be used!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // DIY Coffee Bottles for the Bathroom

I created these labels and you may download them to use for personal use only!

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Persnickety Prints Craft – Part 1

Hey friends. I hope your weekend was good and that your week has started off with a bang! One thing that is getting me through the waiting game about my back {besides my husband, kids & family of course} is crafting. For awhile now, I have been wanting to add more crafts to this little space of mine and I finally started taking the leap. I adore crafts and making over furniture and rooms and I miss doing that and sharing those things on the blog. So, you could consider today a little start to doing just that!
A couple of weeks ago I ordered some Persnickety Prints. When I got them in the mail, I was SO happy with them and I really wanted to do something fun with them. I have two things in mind, this is part 1 of my persnickety prints crafts!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

I have seen pictures hung on walls in so many different ways and I really wanted to do something different. I have always liked different, it’s just part of who I am and I just kept looking at them and looking at my house and my small amount of craft supplies and BAM it hit me. I wanted to “hang” them but, not in a traditional way. Insert this tutorial.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

You will need:
Your prints
A needle
String
Scissors
Tape

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Step 1 – Poke a hole in the top of your pictures in the center {or at least near the center}.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Step 2. Stick a small piece of whatever string you want {I went with white} through the small hole and tie a double knot.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Step 3. Cut enough small pieces of a tape of all of your pictures & begin hanging them on your wall in whatever shape you wish. I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to do this V shape but, it worked out perfect. Hang them all up and wa-la. You now have pictures “hanging” on your wall. :)

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Persnickety Prints Craft - Part 1

I can’t wait to show you what I am doing with the rest of my prints! :) 
p.s. the little heart you see in these pictures is covering up my ugly light switch that I have yet to put the cover back on yet! Ha, you can see the other uncovered one right around the corner, yikes! I should really do that shouldn’t I? ;)

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