Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spreading a Bit of Spring

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Have you guys heard about A Lovely Place to Land’s  DI4Y Month?  Every Thursday of this month she will be having a linky party showing something we’ve created for someone else.   I am very excited to participate and what a great reminder to serve and love others with our talents.  Check it out! :)

I am also participating in a service project she has organized to donate fun suitcases or bags to the girls at Hope Hills Children’s Home.  You can check it out here…


This week I made this sweet little planter for my aunt.  She has always been a big part of my life and consider her an aunt, sister and friend all rolled into one!  She is an amazing person who is always willing to help and give, never expecting anything in return.  She is very accepting of everyone and doesn’t gossip or talk poorly of others.  I am always impressed with her positive attitude.  She has always been an example to me and one of my biggest fans.  My kids LOVE to be around her because she is always fun and happy and does fun things with them.  I love to laugh with her and be silly, but I know she’d always be there for me in a time of need.  I am so grateful for her in my life and I probably don’t tell her enough. 

Thanks, Amanda for reminder us all to share our talents with others.  Although it’s not much, hopefully sharing this bit of Spring with my Aunt will brighten her day and remind her how loved and appreciated she is.


A little planter like this is so fun and easy to make.  It is actually in a little mug, so it doesn’t take much to fill it.  I started with my just a bit off center, so they can fall down one side.  Then I simply added in some mini roses and filled in with different greens and moss until I got my desired look and fullness.  Next I stuck in my tiny little nest.  For the finishing touch, I tied a sweet bow on the handle.  This adds some softness as well as balance.  I hope this inspires you to create and spread some spring and love!  Warmest wishes to you and yours.





  1. What a great idea! I love the birds nest and bow...very sweet! Well done. =)


  2. Thank you so much for linky up this very special gift :) I love it! And you have been added to the blog roll!

    Thanks again for your help in making this a success!

  3. Very pretty arrangement...I am sure your Aunt will love it!

  4. It's beautiful with sweet thoughts behind making it. What a wonderful gift!

    Thanks for joining us today, and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.


  5. You have a talent that I wish I had. Everything you arrange is just adorable!

  6. That is a mug?!?! I was sitting here drooling over that awesome vase:) haha! What an AMAZING idea to use a mug and build it up like you would a large vase. Just DARLING... and I bet your Aunt felt loved :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  7. Very sweet and useful! WHen the flowers are gone, the mug can be used for coffee and remind her each day how much she's loved. Ahh. I think I might start looking for neat mugs to use for a mother's day present and make something like this. Thanks for sharing! Saw you on Everything Etsy I Made it Thursday. (and I don't even have anything to link to on there, haha.)


  8. You have inspired me Krista! This is beautiful! I love the nest and the bow tied on the handle is just perfect!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It led me to you!

    I'm a follower!

    Lou Cinda :)

  9. It is a very sweet arrangement and I am sure your Aunt will just love it. What a great way to let someone special know you love them!


  10. Your aunt is one lucky person. Seriously, that is beautiful!


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