DIY Painted Candles for Adults + Kids

In the hustle and bustle of the season, there are project that always truly stand out as the ones that you make again and again. DIY PAINTED CANDLE STICKS for both BIG and SMALL Makers are this project to me. 

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RUDOLF ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES

REINDEER ICE CREAM CONE CUPCAKES These sweet little cupcakes showed up in our house this week and you can assemble these faster than you can say… You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all? MAKE RUDOLF ICE

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Lucia in Sweden

Good Morning and Happy Lucia. Against the darkness of winter, blanketed in snow, today is the day where Swedish children and choruses rise before dawn with Saffron Buns and songs of Lucia.  On every street corner you will see a Lucia,

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DIY Snowball Print Wrapping Paper for KIDS

It’s Kid’s Maker’s Monday at willowday and I have 3 things that I can’t wait to share with you: A kid-tested, super fun, project for kids A creative talented friend A BOOK GIVEAWAY! This is such a perfect project for kids.  Follow me below and I’ll share more about all 3 Monday Mini-Maker Treats!

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DAY 11: DIY Dala Horse Boxes

Dala Horses delivered right to your door. Good Morning and welcome to DAY 11 in The Creative Collective’s Scandinavian Christmas Calendar. I’m so happy to meet you here. I think the classic, carved, red Dala Horse,  feels like it could have been the original “it gift” in Swedish Christmas giving. Just the word makes me imagine a scene with a

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Dala Horse Snowflakes | Moose Snowflakes | Snowman Snowflakes

Make Dala Horse Snowflakes | Moose Snowflakes | Snowman Snowflakes with template below. “Horses and Snowmen and Moose, oh my!” Come follow the Snowflake filled road below. I can’t think of a more literal way to put Scandinavian Snow into your own two hands than these: Print your own Free Printable Dala Horses, Snowmen and Moose Snowflake today.

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Printable Tree Ornament Cards

Don’t you love opening up the mail box in December? Oh, the holidays cards: each and every one. Then, there are certain people who put in that something extra into their cards and I just can’t wait to see what I’ll receive from them this year.  What will their photos be this year; will I recognize their

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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

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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 calendar,

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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

Are you looking for a nature project to make with kids? Make Fairy Leaf Puppets.  Can you resist the charms of an Autumn leaf? Everything about them sets my imagination spinning and my pockets full.   Let’s get “leafy” today! Inspired by imagination, fueled with imagination, make Leaf Fairy Puppets or use these as Leaf

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Halloween Piñata Boxes

Pumpkins and Ghosts,  in the form of Halloween Piñata Boxes,  that I think could be invited to any Halloween party. I made Ghosts and Pumpkin Halloween Piñata Boxes with a crafting kids group and no one wanted to stop.  These are both piñatas and containers so that they can be used in multiple ways: as a piñata, as

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DIY Halloween Lollipop Wrappers

    There’s nothing ordinary about these Lollies. Make your own Halloween Lollipop Wrappers as treats this Halloween. Personalize your own spooky treats this year with  DIY Halloween Lollipop Wrappers. Follow me under the light of the Halloween Moon to the Pumpkin Trail below. I’ll tell you my secret!   Materials: Orange and Green Lollipops

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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

These were created with Puppy Love. Super Simple Puppy Cupcakes Sometimes you need a treat that’s just a matter of quick assembly.  For me, I feel the hustle at the end of the year with, what feels like, school party after party; birthdays and this year, the kids and their friends threw in a Puppy

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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 Coloring Paper Dandelion

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Macrame Rock Necklaces

Painted rocks mean vacation to me. Theses are treasures gathered on travels  — near and far. Painting the rocks can be done while away or after returning and rocks also conjure up nice afternoons with walk with kids followed by an art project or experiment with the finds gather in this shared time. The question then

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Nature Play: Make Flower Animals

Nature Play: Make Flower Animals. Let your kids skip, scoot and leap along to find everyday flower adventure by making Flower Animals.  Parents want healthy, active, imaginative, kids. Kids love play. Flower Animals satisfy both.

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Printable Dandelion Gift Cards

Printable Dandelion Gift Cards for you. These printable gift cards are to spread flower pleasure without the gardening!  I’ve been happily wrapping presents this Spring with these Printable Dandelion Gift Cards tags and can’t wait to hand them to you, too. Jump below… 1. Print | HERE PRINTABLE DANDELION CARDS | CLICK | HERE 2. Color 3. Enjoy! Something

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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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