Creatively Crafty Link Party

Happy Thursday all you creative people! Welcome again to the Creatively Crafty Link Party! This party is for any creative post that you have to share - in your craft room, in the kitchen, with your kiddos, or behind your camera. We love to see all creative posts.

This past week on my blog I shared how to add some fun Spring color to terra cotta pots and I also joined up with a group of bloggers for an $80 PayPal Cash Giveaway. If you could use some fun money, head over to enter by the 27th!

    


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Painted Terra Cotta Pots

Adding a few colorful pieces to my spring decorations was so easy with these painted terra cotta pots. This was a quick DIY project and I love the finished result. In 15 minutes you can have multiple painted terra cotta pots. Read below to see how you can make these for your own home.

paint terra cotta pots for home decor

A few weeks ago I was wandering around Hobby Lobby (which truth be told, happens every 2 weeks or so because I can't stay away!) and I saw a package of small terra cotta pots (2.625 inch). There were six in the package and I thought they would be perfect for adding to my spring display, using to plant some small flowers to give to friends, or plant some succulents. I didn't want to leave them the terra cotta color though, so I decided to paint them. I had never painted pots before, so it was going to be a crafting adventure for me.

If you want to add some color to your pots go ahead and grab some paint and a brush, read my tutorial, and get crafting!
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March PayPal Cash Giveaway

I'm so glad it's finally springtime and the weather is getting a bit warmer. What better way to celebrate Spring that with some fun money? Enter this PayPal Cash Giveaway for the chance to win $80 that you can spend however you want!

$80 PayPal Cash Giveaway!!! | My Crafty Spot

March is the month where we dream about rainbows, leprechauns and spend a lot of time talking about luck. We hope you are feeling lucky this month because the contributors of My Cooking Spot and My Crafty Spot have teamed up to give one reader $80 in PayPal Cash!
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Creatively Crafty Link Party #6

Hello there all you creative people! Welcome back again to the Creatively Crafty Link Party! This party is for any creative post that you have to share - in your craft room, in the kitchen, with your kiddos, or behind your camera. We love to see all creative posts.

This past week on my blog I started a giveaway to celebrate National Craft Month and I shared a tutorial to make Easter decor.

      


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Collage This Journal - A Book Review

I'm always looking for a new way to journal the happenings in my life and my dreams and goals. Read my review of Collage This Journal by Eleanor Shakespeare below.

collage this journal book review

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for writing an honest review of the book. All thoughts are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links.

In Collage This Journal, Eleanor Shakespeare has created interesting and unique journal prompts. She combines hand-lettering, images, different textures, and colors to create illustrations on the pages of this journal.

Photo Prompt used in the book Collage This Journal

collage this journal book review time capsule prompt

I like the idea of creating collages to capture memories and using them to create journal pages. I really liked the journal prompt topics that Eleanor uses throughout the book. Thinking of what you would put in a time capsule, who you would invite to an ultimate dinner party, key events from your life that have led you to this point, and filling a page with bright ideas are fun and I look forward to doing those prompts.  I'm not sure if this style of illustration is my favorite though. I tend to gravitate more toward shabby or crafty instead of old fashioned photos. 
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Happy Easter DIY Decor

Add a little happiness to your Easter decor when you make this Happy Easter DIY Decor block.

DIY Easter decoration painted block with bunnies, egg, chick & Happy Easter

I decided that my Easter decorations needed a little more color and cuteness, so I painted this Easter block. I love the addition of the little bunny, egg, and chick.

If you follow this tutorial, you can make your own happy Easter decor for your home.
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National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? How great is that? A whole month to celebrate crafting and creating. In honor of National Craft Month, I decided to have a giveaway for some fun spring inspired craft supplies.


National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring paint fabric paper straws stickers bakers twine washi tape paper flowers

Aren't these craft supplies so cute? I love the colors that are available this season. For this giveaway, I picked some fabric, craft paint, paper straws, owl stickers, paper flowers, washi tape, and baker's twine.

Here's a closer look at all the fun craft supplies that you could win!

National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring fabric

I absolutely love the patterns and colors of this fabric from Waverly. I'm tempted to go back to the store a get a few more for myself!

National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring paint

I love Plaid Crafts Apple Barrel paints and these colors are just perfect for springtime. China Blue, Cameo Pink, and Sunny Day.

National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring paper straws

I saw these paper straws and thought that they would be great to include in this giveaway. There are lots of different crafts you can create with them. I used paper straws to make a wreath and we loved having it on our door because it was unique. You can see mine here and make your own with spring colors.

National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring  bakers twine washi tape

Baker's twine is useful for card making, hanging a garland, or any number of crafts. This washi tape by Scotch is bright and cheery with the colorful polka-dots.

National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway spring stickers paper flowers

Aren't these owl stickers a hoot? I couldn't pass them up when I was shopping for this giveaway. The paper flowers are the perfect color for your spring decor. You could add them to the outside of a wicker basket, use them to decorate a grapevine wreath, or add them to a headband.

Those are the fun craft supplies that you could win in this National Craft Month Craft Supply Giveaway. They seem perfect for spring and summer crafts! The white wooden crate will not be included.

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win! Open to US resident only that are 18+. The giveaway will run until March 25th, 2016. I will email the winner and need to hear back within 48 hours or I will choose another winner. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Creatively Crafty Link Party Week 5

Welcome back again to the Creatively Crafty Link Party! This party is for any creative post that you have to share - in your craft room, in the kitchen, with your kiddos, or behind your camera. We love to see all creative posts.

I'm glad you stopped by today. I've been busy, busy, busy here during the month of March. It's National Craft Month and I have joined quite a few craft challenges for the month to celebrate. I will also start a giveaway on Monday March 14th for a selection of crafting supplies! Remember to come and enter on Monday.

This week on my blog I shared a recipe and my creative bucket list for the year. I have lots of little projects I am going to do for my blog, but there were 10 larger projects to plan out that I want to work on throughout the year and I put them on my creative bucket list. Click on the pictures to visit those links.

      

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Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes

If you are looking for a new side dish for your next family dinner, try these deliciously simple oven roasted ranch potatoes. They are sure to be a big hit! Don't forget to check the bottom of my post for more delicious potato recipes from other bloggers.

oven roasted ranch potatoes side dish delicious


My kids love to request these potatoes for dinner. Maybe it's because we call them Vader Taters and they think it's a fun name, but judging by how fast these disappear from their plates I'd say they love the taste too!

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Creative Bucket List 2016

I enjoy creating lists. Lists of fun activities, to-do list, blog ideas, errands to run for the day, grocery lists, and goals. I decided to write down a bucket list of creative projects I want to work on during 2016. I thought that sharing my ideas could help inspire you to work on creative projects of your own throughout the year.

crafty creative bucket list 2016 10 projects sewing, painting, craft, diy projects, home decor, gifts

When I sat down to write this list, I wanted to add a few different type of creative crafts for the year. I have a mix of sewing, painting, a button craft, a wood DIY project, paper craft, and photography. I'm excited to work on these home decor projects and gifts.
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Creatively Crafty Link Party #4

Hey there all you crafty people! I'm so happy you came to visit the Creatively Crafty Link Party this week.  I can't wait to see what great posts will be shared.


As for things here at Home Crafts by Ali, this last week I shared two DIY tutorials. Click on the pictures to visit the tutorials so you can learn how to make your own clay beads or a festive block for St. Patrick's Day.

        


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DIY Luck O' the Irish Block

This weekend I decided to make a quick St. Patrick's Day decoration. This DIY block is easy to make and I love how it turned out. Read this tutorial to make your own Luck O' the Irish block.

DIY Luck o' the Irish decor St Patrick's Day tutorial

A craft group I belong to, Creative Craft Bloggers Group, has a monthly craft challenge. Last month we created crafts that had to do with hearts. This month it was my turn to pick the topic for our craft. I decided that we should all create something made with scrapbook paper.

This phrase popped into my head when I was thinking about what I should create for the scrapbook paper challenge. I looked through the wood pieces I had in the garage in my thrift store stash and happened to have a great square block to use. I found some other treasures that I had forgotten about and will be featuring in projects soon!
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