Friday, February 6, 2015

Crafting is My Sanity

How do people happily survive without a hobby? Seriously. With all of the demands with family, work and church, it's so nice to have a craft where I can take time out and create something. When I'm making things with paper it's like I'm giving myself a really big breathe of fresh air.

This week a crafting break was inspired by my Today is Beautiful kit scraps that were in a messy piles on my desk. After making six layouts, there were still a lot of great bits and pieces still left, so I decided to make some Valentine tags for my kids, Ward and a few friends.

White tags that I had on hand were the base for each of the tags. I sprayed a few white doilies with Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Tropicana Teal, Gold and Primrose) and folded those around a few of the white tags. 

It was so fun to stack and layer bits and pieces of pretty paper, glittered embellishments and flowers. My talented friend, Tessa, gave me a sweet gift of handmade flowers and bows and I used those and finishing touches on a few of the tags. 

Once the tags were finished, I decided that it would be fun to tie them with baker's twine to some candy. I was so happy to find these hot pink candy bars at Trader Joe's. I didn't even care what chocolate flavor they were (luckily they were plain swiss chocolate) because I knew the pink candy wrapping would add the perfect pop of color.

It took about an hour to create these eight tags and I'm thinking that was an hour of crafting happiness that was well spent!

Happy Friday, friends!

1 comment:

  1. These are soooooooooo fun! I love love love them!!!! And loving those chocolate bars too!!! The pink wrappers ROCK!!!!!!



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