Bird Paintings

Bird Paintings

Today on Art Bar monday over at Small for Big I am sharing these DIY bird paintings, free printables and all! This was originally a kid craft, but things didn’t go so well. I ended up creating the bird coloring pages for grown-up kids (that would be us). I hope you will try them and create something beautiful for your walls!

Have a great week!

xo Bar


Wishes for Baby

Wishes for Baby

We had my SIL’s shower! She was her beautiful, glowy self. It wasn’t at my house, but I wanted to contribute something to the day, a keepsake that she could take home and cherish forever. I saw something, somewhere (Pinterest probably) that sparked an idea. I didn’t want it to be too much work for anyone (people at a party really don’t want to think, myself included). These WISHES were just right –  small enough so that you could write something quick, but sweet enough to save and read over again through the years. And an endearing way to decorate the nursery…perhaps?

You, too, could make these! Use wrapping paper (small, light patterns work best), rubber stamps, colored paper, or let the kids decorate each animal. Here are the animal templates:

turtle-bunny-bird // elephant-giraffe-butterfly

I used mini clothespins and ribbon to hang up the wishes. But you could also put them in a keepsake box or paste them in a book.

Now we just wait for baby!!


Teacher Gift Tags

Teacher Gift Tags

I made these over the weekend and thought I’d try offering them as free printables! I’ve never done this before, so I hope I’m doing it right.

I bought some cardstock on Amazon that went through my printer (65 lb. weight). Then I cut them out by hand, punched a hole and put in a string. I also added a heart rubber stamp just to give it a little pizzaz, and because I love our teachers!

There are three different quotes to chose from:

A teacher takes a hand…

They may forget what you said…

A teacher is a compass…

Tip: I left enough space at the top so that you can write in a teacher’s name for a more personal touch.