Flower Pot Birthday Card

I recently made this card for my Mum’s birthday. Inspired by all the lovely flower pot card designs that I had seen on Pinterest, I decided to make by own version. My Mum enjoys gardening and flower arranging and so I knew that this card would be perfect for her.

Flower Pot Birthday Card | Paperspice

The card was made with basic items that I already had in my craft stash. The flower pot base was assembled using coloured pearlescent and corrugated card. I also used pearlescent card for the flowers, traced the shape using a plastic template and then cut out by hand. I drew the leaves freehand on green card before cutting them out. I made the crochet flower centres using small scraps of yarn from my yarn stash.

I designed a simple Happy Birthday sign on my computer, which I printed, cut out and then attached to a cocktail stick so that I could arrange it to poke out from among the flowers. I used fussy cutting to create the lettering of the word Mum from another computer print out.

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Spring Flower Gift Basket

Spring Flower Gift Basket 1

My lovely Mother-in Law celebrated her 90th birthday last month. As a special gift for her I planted a basket with primulas and daffodils and then added some simple decoration to personalize it.

Spring Flower Gift Basket 2

I made a fancy bow using two different ribbons, a small crochet flower and a button and attached it to the handle at the side of the basket. I made the MUM bunting using letters printed on my inkjet printer, ribbon and embroidery thread to tie it to the handle of the basket.

Spring Flower Gift Basket 3

I also printed her age, cut it out with a 2 inch circle craft punch and backed it with a paper rosette. This was then attached to a plastic straw and simply pushed into the soil at the rear of the arrangement.

Spring Flower Gift Basket 4

As a finishing touch I couldn’t resist adding a couple of paper butterflies!

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Easter Craft Ideas

Have you downloaded your FREE Easter printables yet? There are so many ways that you can use these printables. If you are in need of some more inspiration, then take a look a these crafty ideas.

Easter Egg Carton (free printable) | Paperspice

Decorate an egg carton using scrapbook paper and ribbon and top with a tag. Fill the carton with foil covered eggs or with mini cupcakes to make an original Easter gift.

Easter Table Favour (free printable) | Paperspice

Add a tag to a mini basket filled with chocolate eggs to make a cute Easter table favour.

Easter Treat Sacks (free printable) | Paperspice

Decorate a plain paper bag using scrapbook paper and a tag to make a cute Easter treat sack.

Have a Happy Easter!

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Easter Dots – Free Printables

Add the perfect finishing touch to your Easter gifts and favours with these FREE Easter printables. The large hang tags have space to write a name and can be used to personalize Easter baskets or Mason jar gifts. The smaller Easter tags can either be used as square tags or can be cut out with a 2 inch circle craft punch and can be attached to classroom favours or Easter treat bags. They could also be printed on full sheet label paper to make stickers. Just download the FREE PDF file by clicking on the link below and print as many times as you like.

Easter Dots - Free Printable  | Paperspice

Easter Dots Printables PDF File

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DIY Pirate Valentine Treat Pouches

These cute pirate themed treat pouches are great for boys to hand out to their classmates on Valentine’s Day and they are so easy to make.

DIY Pirate Valentine Treat Pouch | Paperspice

For each pouch you will need:-
One 8 x 8 inch sheet black card or scrapbook paper
Coordinating ribbon, twine or raffia
One 4 x 6 inch cellophane bag
Chocolate coins

You will also need the following basic craft supplies :- 2 inch circle craft punch, scissors and paper glue.

To decorate the pouches I used this Personalized Printable Pirate Valentine Gift Tag design, available from my Etsy shop, printed on quality photo paper using my inkjet printer.

Use the black card or scrapbook paper to make a diaper fold pouch using this Diaper Fold Pouch Tutorial by Beate Johns. (I use pearlescent black card, but you could also use scrapbook paper.) Fill the cellophane bag with chocolate coins and tie a short length of ribbon around the top of the bag. Cut out a tag using the 2 inch circle craft punch. Attach the tag to the front flap of the pouch using glue, a glue dot or double sided tape. Then just slip the bag of coins into the pouch and you’re done!

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