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How to Make a Floral Clutch Bag for Spring in 10 Minutes or Less

 Make this No-sew DIY Floral Clutch Bag using Dollar Store materials in less time than it takes to boil an egg. It’s the perfect Spring accessory for all of your outfits – an easy and inexpensive seasonal craft! 

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I’m not one of those girls who changes her purse with every outfit – Half the time I’m lucky to get out the door at all! But, I do love changing things up with a statement clutch bag now and then, particularly in animal print or a fun, bright floral. This lined floral clutch bag is not only perfect for such an occasion, but it also cost about $5 to make, and is a ridiculously easy project, without any sewing!

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Before I get to the tutorial, be sure to check out the other Spring My Dollar Store DIYs from my friends – scroll down to check out all the cuteness!

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Now, onto the tutorial…

 

Make a Floral Clutch Bag for Spring in 10 Minutes or Less

MATERIALS

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  • A lined, cloth placemat
  • An old cereal box or a 12″x12″ piece of heavy cardstock
  • A hot glue gun and glue
  • A silk flower in a coordinating color
  • Rick Rack trim(optional)
  • An iron
  • Scissors

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DIRECTIONS

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1 Turn your placemat vertically, then fold your placemat into three sections, leaving a slightly shorter section on top. Press the seams, leaving a sharp crease.
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2 Cut the bottom inside seam on one side of the placemat from the bottom fold line to the centerfold.
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3 To give the purse stability, measure, cut, and insert a piece of the cereal box into the slit, filling the entire pocket.
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4 Cut four 1/4″ strips of the cardboard the length of the bottom two fold sections and glue to the edges using hot glue.
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5 Glue the bottom fold to the center,  smoothing to secure the seams.
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6 Fold the loose flap over the pouch. Press again. Use hot glue to adhere your flower and rick rack, if desired.
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And that’s all there is to it!

 

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The pattern in this floral clutch bag reminds me of a warm, spring day and goes with so many outfits, both casual and dressy. I especially love to pair it with stripes. It’s destined to become a staple in my wardrobe. Even better,  this floral clutch bag will make for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift!

SUGGESTED: Seasonal Crafts Tutorials for All Seasons and Holidays of the Year! 

 

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Don’t forget to show some love to the other adorable Spring My Dollar Store DIYs! Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Galentine’s Day Table

These Happy Galentine’s Day table decor ideas will help you celebrate all your best-est girlfriends in style this February 13th. Ladies celebrating Ladies! 

Happy Galentines Day

My husband and I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Our shared thoughts on the day were the first thing we bonded on and sparked our first conversation! Throwing a Happy Galentine’s Day party, though, sounds SO fun to me. Ladies celebrating Ladies and all that! I’ve wanted to host one forever. This February, I’m doing it!

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Not sure what Galentine’s Day is?

“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,” says Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler on “Parks and Recreation”). “Every February 13 my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

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Sounds fun, doesn’t it!

Scroll down for my Happy Galentine’s Day party ideas – my tablescape for this year’s Valentine’s Day Tablescape Hop, hosted by dear Chloe from Celebrate & DecorateBe sure to scroll down to see the other Valentine’s Day tablescapes – there are new settings all week so check back often.

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To add even more fun, I’ve added downloadable Cheesy Pickup Line Place Cards, perfect for your Happy Galentine’s Day Celebration to my Goodies (Resource) area. The file contains eight different cards, featuring ridiculous pickup lines we’ve all heard at least once! Not on my list? You can get them HERE. 

Happy Galentine’s Day Table and Party Ideas

 

The Table Runner

The table runner is a quick, easy DIY – I used a length of inexpensive canvas, hemmed with stitch-witchery, and added heart-arrows with a sharpie.  Less than hour yielded an adorable holiday accent! Click over here for directions on how to make your own.

DIY Valentines Decorations

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The Centerpiece

Tulips are my FAVORITE at this time of year, with their bold colors and casual yet formal stature, they are my spirit animal of flowers. My REAL spirit animal is a goat.. bahh? But, I digress.

 

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The Table Setting

I have fancy china, but hardly ever use it. Instead, I love to pair colorful dessert and salad plates with plain, white, every-day dinnerware. For this setting, however, I reversed it and went with these DIY colorful dinner plates and white salad plates, topped with a gold-rimmed black heart and a glitter-filled shot glass of gummy hearts.

Happy Galentines Day Table

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Black and cream scalloped napkins add a teeny bit of elegance.

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Black glass goblets add a little drama.  My favorite flatware makes another appearance. It’s still hard for me to believe it’s disposable!

 

 

The Menu

I went simple on the menu. My main dish – grain-free Eggs Benedict Strata from Celebrations with hollandaise sauce by Danielle Walker. There is literally nothing in this book that isn’t amazing!

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To save time, I went with store-bought pecan sticky buns, Yoplait Oui vanilla yogurt served with a side of granola and fruit kabobs topped with watermelon hearts.

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valentines day party

No Valentine’s or Happy Galentine’s Day would be complete without sweets. Strawberry macaroons, with crisp and chewy perfection, are perched atop this DIY Hearth Plate.

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Cocktails

A brunch essential, my mimosa bar started with my favorite prosecco. I included orange, grapefruit, or and cherry juice to mix things up! I’ll also have Sparkling water for those looking for the taste of and bubbly of mimosas but not the alcohol.

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Other Decor

Embellished with adorable, cheeky, cheesy pickup lines you and your gal-pals will be giggling and rolling your eyes over these DIY Happy Galentine’s Day place cards.  They are available for free download to my mailing list subscribers. Click here to get your copy!

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I’m so excited to get the Happy Galentine’s Day party started. In the words of Leslie Knope: “Ovaries before brovaries. Uteruses before duderuses.” Forever, Amen. Now, bring on February 13th!

 

Who’s your bestie and how will you be celebrating Galentine’s Day?

PS: don’t forget to take a peek at the other Valentine’s Day Table settings. Thanks for stopping by!

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Our Gingerbread House Christmas Table

A charming Christmas table setting decorated with homemade gingerbread to celebrate the wonder and magic of the season!

Gingerbread House Decorating

Hello friends! Christmas is a time for traditions.  We have many we look forward to each year, but one of our not so favorite traditions? At least one major appliance breaking down right before Christmas. In the past week, our microwave has begun spontaneously turning on. Our dishwasher required new wheels on the top rack. And, finally, during our first snowfall (finally, a white Christmas!), our furnace conked out! Guess what I added to my Christmas list.. heat!

The stress can easily get to you, but without those challenges, we’d be hard-pressed to appreciate the sweet moments in life. Decorating homemade gingerbread houses with the kids every year is one of those moments and what better way than with a fun Christmas table, complete with homemade gingerbread cookies, to mark the occasion!

Thank you to Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate for inviting me to participate in her Christmas Tablescape blog hop. Be sure to scroll down to see the other Christmas tables throughout the week!

 

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Our Gingerbread House Christmas Table

The Centerpiece

This Christmas table is ALL about the gingerbread. I love everything about gingerbread. I love the smell, the taste, and how pretty it looks all decked out with royal icing, piped in beautiful patterns. This quick-baking gingerbread recipe requires no chilling, cutting project time in half. We decorated houses the SAME day as I baked and assembled them. And the taste.. yum! Perfectly spicy, firm enough to hold shape, but still soft!

christmas table_gingerbread housesA gingerbread village waiting for candy embellishments acts as a whimsical centerpiece. All three house patterns are available in this pattern set (download it here for FREE!).

Not only decorative, piped royal icing is also the glue holding the homes together!

Christmas Table_Gingerbread Centerpiece

Gingerbread House patternsDIY Christmas Ornaments – Dollar Store Project

 

Later, the kids got in on the act and added colorful candies. The kids love piping their frosting!

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The Table Runner

Dollar Tree paper doilies glued together creates an adorable table runner lovely against the quaintness of the decorated gingerbread village. I love how the scalloped edges mimic the design on the houses. Even better, because we planned to accessorize the homes (Ie: create a mess), I didn’t have to worry about icing or sweets dripping onto good linens – and it cost a dollar!

The Table Setting

 

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You might remember my cute DIY pink dinner plates from last years table, stacked atop DIY polka-dotted chargers.

Christmas table decorating with gingerbread

Sweet dessert plates from Target’s Dollar Aisle completes the stack.  I couldn’t find a link for mine, but these are adorable, too!

 

 

Christmas table ideas

Red napkins in a Christmas Tree fold, topped with a bakers’ twine bow, are the perfect pillow for my grandmother’s silver.

christmas table_gingerbread man decorationsA  teal napkin adds a pop of color and compliments the pattern of the gingerbread house bases. Gingerbread Men Place Markers, piped with each guests name, complete the scene.

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Food

I have to be careful about what I eat, as I have all kinds of food intolerances. Homemade Eggnog tastes even better than the store-bought stuff and contains no chemicals or preservatives!

 

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Other Decor

These DIY Honeycomb tissue paper ornaments are my new favorite things and look lovely dangling over the table. I’ve made one in nearly every color imaginable! christmas table_centerpiece closeup with ornamenets

Gingerbread House patternsDIY Christmas Ornaments – Dollar Store Project

 

christmas table_gingerbread decorating ideas

Sweets in bright colors work double time as table decor and gingerbread home decor, especially when displayed on tiered cake platters – I love using food as decor!

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Although not my most elegant Christmas table to date, I have to say, despite all things, this Christmas table setting rates right up there as one of my favorites. How could it not be when we all enjoyed it so!

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It might be a bit chilly in here, but I’m blessed beyond measure! Wishing you as many blessings! May your appliances (and furnaces) behave, and may your Christmas season be magical, bright, and happy.

Christmas Table Gingerbread Pin

Thanks so much or stopping in and don’t forget to check out the other magical Christmas table settings before you go!

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Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop 2018

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Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living | Knock it Off Kim | A casa di Bianca

Tuesday

Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge | Panoply | Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Wednesday

Debbee’s Buzz | Follow the Yellow Brick Home Living With Thanksgiving
Home and Gardening With Liz

Thursday

Red Cottage Chronicles | The Painted Apron | Our Crafty Mom | Celebrate & Decorate

Friday

From My Carolina Home | Sweet Sensations | Me and My Captain
Zucchini Sisters | Blue Sky at Home

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