PRINTABLE SNOWY WRAPPING PAPER

Christmas and Winter are just weeks away! It’s a big wrapping season in our house and when Scotch  Tape reached out to work together, I jumped at the chance.  With our current  snowy weather, I’ve been so inspired to think of a way to share our snow-globe-surroundings with you and today have 3 FREE PRINTABLE SNOWY WRAPPING PAPERS in 3 wintery shades. Now, you can enjoy “snow in your own two hands,” too,  for wrapping.

Happy Holidays. Happy Winter and let’s go print you a Merry, little, snowy wrap!scotch_mainb

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A special gift for Willowday Readers — something, just for you

  I have something extra special for you today. If you’re following along with The Creative Collective Sweden & Friends , “A Creative Christmas Calendar,” then you might already know that this is our third year of creating together and that it’s a very special year. I could gab and gab about who we have in this year’s

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DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments

DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments Happy December. Welcome to Day 1 in  “The Creative Collective Sweden’s: 24 Days of Creativity Calendar.”  The guests and the entire month have me seeing rainbows; gingerbread rainbows, actually. I suspect that when you see the guest list below, you’ll feel the same. I’m so thrilled and relieved to finally be

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Mini- Cranberry wreaths

With the teeniest of efforts, a bold start: jump into the coming season: Make mini- Cranberry wreaths. A small weekend hello, from our breakfast table, which was set with leaves from a morning walk and every changing  assortment of people and ideas of breakfast. jump…

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Fairy Leaf Puppets

Invite a Leaf Fairy home today. Make Fairy Leaf Puppets  as a project or as Cupcake toppers. Let’s get “leafy” today! Inspired by imagination, fueled with imagination, make Leaf Fairy Puppets or use these as Leaf Fairy Cupcake toppers.   Follow me below to see where the wind blew the leaves and imaginations of my

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DIY Leaf Masks

Fall for Fall and make Leaf Masks. With the fall colours springing magic in the air, can you resist the color or the leaves. I find my front door with a new spread daily. Uncomplicated beauty and fun: Leaf masks are perfect for creative play, additions to custumes or just for fun. If not for you,

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DIY Unicorn Bank

Ready for a weekend project with your kids?  Who can resist a Unicorn? These simple little DIY Unicorn Banks are made with materials you already have at home but are any thing but ordinary and are just waiting for you! I created these to be a functional bank but, oh, even I can hardly resist

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Trick for Fresh Flower Cake Toppers

Top cakes with Fresh Flowers Just in time – for the weekend – for a party  – or just because.  Here is the easiest technique to make the most beautiful flower-topped cakes. I think that they’re a dreamy addition to the day and this technique makes decorating with fresh flowers a piece of cake.  Follow below

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Make Pompom Book Marks

Hi. Ready for creative fun and a project that you can use immediately, too?  I’m thrilled to share a project with “something for everyone” today. Slipping back into school schedules, for me, meant thinking of a very simple, back-to-school project and it’s a project for anyone of any age! Make Pompom Book Marks.  These are such

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Healthy Snacks for Kids: Make Little Bird Apples

Start the school year with a “Little bird” send off —- Make Little Bird Apple Snacks. I’ll show you the moves you need to make these simple and sweet (healthy) snacks! Let’s fly below… This is what you Need: 2 Apples 1 Knife 1 Cutting Board How to Make: – Using your first apple, slice

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Back to School DIY

Hi friends. I hope your summer has been just sumptuous. ‘m not quite back at my desk but, am thinking of creativity and you!  As we speak, I have our table full of several last-minute back-to-school projects that I hope to share with you soon. (Crossing, crossing fingers we complete everything before tomorrow morning!) Until

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Draw with Pet Prompts (and Printable)

Oh, my! How can it already be July! It’s been so long since I’ve had the chance to put a blog post up but,  I’ve really really wanted to share this simple and fun summer project. These are both incredibly simple and incredibly fun. Do you have a pet or does someone in your house

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Super Simple Puppy Cupcakes

Simplicity brings true love — of this I am sure. If you are like me, with lots of occasions where you need to bring a treat for kids, then, jump down below to learn how to make these happy cookie-embellished treats to ring in happiness any day of the week!

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Printable Coloring Paper Dandelion Crowns

Hello Summer! Hello Sun.  Hello, Summer Simplicity.  The humble dandelion reminded me of why I started willowday originally —  to share and inspire simple, everyday, creativity from our home in Sweden for anyone to find creativity, beauty and inspiration in their own day — and often, in your own hands.

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Printable Coloring Paper Dandelion Crowns

Hello Summer! Hello Sun.  Hello, Summer Simplicity.  The humble dandelion reminded me of why I started willowday originally —  to share and inspire simple, everyday, creativity from our home in Sweden for anyone to find creativity, beauty and inspiration in their own day — and often, in your own hands. Today: a  Printable Paper Dandelion Crown

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Macrame Rock Necklaces

These macrame rock necklaces were an idea that came about after we painted rocks but, would work with so many rock treatments, along with nature finds, such as seaglass or a piece of drift wood. They were so beautiful and it gave me an idea that led to these necklaces and today, come join us

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Lilac Llamas with template

Let the Flower Safari continue:  First, came the Dandy “dandelion” Lions, Now, we’re inviting Lilac Llamas to play. I’ve been just thrilled to have our lilac bushes in bloom and filled our house with vase after vase; but, I find I can’t stay too serious  — my imagination quickly turns to creating with kids … and

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Let’s Paint with Dandelions

SUMMER NATURE CRAFT and ACTIVITY FOR KIDS: Simple Dandelion Invitation to create: Paint with Dandelions. This is an ultimate, crazy-simple, nature, summer, fun, experimentation project with beautiful outcome and all you need are two supplies.  For us, it’s even a “Big and Small” makers project. Curious? Come join me below….  

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Printable Dandelion Cards

A Dandelion Gift Card just for you… Paper Dandelion gift tags for everyone anywhere. With Dandelions announcing Spring, this printable paper version means pleasure without the gardening! I’ve been wrapping presents with these tags and wanted to share a version for you to use, as well. Jump below…

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Dandelion Lions with printable template

Why hello there, dandies, lions and  — absolutely — every one of you! I invite you to travel on a  dandelion safari with us and then, invite these “Dandy Lions” back into your home.   (I promise these lions don’t bite and can be trusted not to roar at bedtime. ) Jump with me below for

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Invite a Chocolate Bunny Madeleine home this year

There’s a new chocolate bunny in town … Chocolate Bunny Madeleine.   Hop below for full recipe and how to. These bunnies have been hopping in and out of our kitchen all week. Madeleines are best eaten the day, are the cutest shapes ever and feel like a really special addition to the week. We’ve

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Invite these Swedish Chicks to Easter this year

Easter in Sweden means feather topped branches. Today, play with tradition and turn these traditional feather topped bouquets into Spring Chicks.   Pop down below for more…. Materials: Feather topped twigs, coloured paper, cutting tool, double sided take, marking tool (pen, pencil, marker) Cut Paper Circle. Cut beak Add details Cut in approximate 1/2 in

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MAKE A RAINBOW PUZZLE

Build your very own rainbow. This is a puzzle for you to make with your own two hands and then for you to build your very own rainbow inside the house — again and again   I’ve been so excited to share this project with you.  It’s so simple but leaves room for imagination and

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How to create a family time capsule and Pet Portrait Gallery

I’m so honoured to be in the Winter Issue of Momazine Magazine. The Winter edition was released yesterday. It’s so beautifully presented and thoughtfully curated, I think you’ll enjoy it, too. It is created as a creative journey for moms, creatives, photographers, illustrators, designers, bloggers, you. Each issue seeks to inspire the heart, the soul,

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How to make a non-fussy wreath with fresh flowers

If you are not a terribly fussy person, a wreath is a very simple thing to make. It’s almost as easy as 1, 2, put on your shoes; 3, 4 walk out the door; 5, 6 pick up sticks. Looking for signs of Spring this past week, lead me to this idea: could I add

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5 Easy Valentines for Anyone

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend.  Here are 5 super, simple, little Valentine’s ideas that you can make to fit everyone.  Why five? All 5 because these were put together this morning and you can, too. I think that something made with heart can fit all sizes and hope that you’ll find a little inspiration to add

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Conversation Heart Popcorn

Make Conversation Heart Popcorn this Valentine’s Day! It’s a love snack: popcorn, sprinkled with love!  How often is that the thought on my mind when I’m creating in the kitchen — cooking with love and from the heart — using Candy Conversation Hearts like little cupids bows in popcorn clouds! jump Conversation Heart Popcorn Ingredients: 1 Batch

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DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Game | Guess Who

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at my calendar yesterday and the date actually registered in my head!  Can Valentine’s Day, truly, be right around the corner! Are you ready? I can’t get this printable Valentine’s Day Game to you fast enough because it’s so much fun. It’s also a free printable, just

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Semla Cake Pops

While on Fat Tuesday, some dance and others dress in costumes; in Sweden we eat buns; in fact, 4 million Semlas will be consumed in Sweden today. We usually visit a bakery for ours, but, this year, I flipped tradition on it’s head and created mini semla cake pops. I think these pasties are already such sweet treats to

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20 + Winter Projects

Well, hi there! Happy Weekend! Many people ask me how do you survive Swedish Winter? My answer can come as a surprise because it’s to go outside and the second part to this answer is also that I can’t imagine a winter without Ice lanterns or Ice Hangings by our door. However, this can be easier said

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Make Snowflake Placecards

Happy Weekend! I want to bring a little of our Scandinavian-snowglobe living inside the house this weekend. (No real snow (or travel) is needed to experience a little north pole living!)  Whether you have real snow or imagined,  hop with us below to add a little snow to your tables this weekend, too!   Today, in

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Doodle Dogs

Hello, Week 2! Today, I want to start with a simple prompt to get your creativity flowing: pick up a pencil and doodle with us.  Jump below for more … Week 2: Dog Doodles:  (#willowdaydoodles) I feel like I’m moving on and into 2016 without a proper hello or review of 2015 but, I feel

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Gâteau des Rois | Kings Cake and Paper Crowns

Happy New Year!  We’re back from the holidays and I’m so happy to meet you here.  I’m hoping you’ve had a wonderful holiday season! Ours has been wonderful and the feeling is still in the air. In Sweden, January 6th is a National Holiday called “trettondeknut. For us, and I’ve learned, for others, too,  around

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