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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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… 1. Print | HERE PRINTABLE DANDELION CARD |

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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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Pompom and Felt Gift Wrap

Merry and bright wishes to you today from our “almost” north pole home. I’m wrapping gifts and I’m tinkering away with pompoms, felt and  photos that are compensating very well for our lack of snow. I’d love to share how-to-make these with you, too. — follow me below…. When I wrap gifts for adults,  I

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3D Paper Stars

Hi. Welcome to Day 17 of the The Creative Collective‘s 24 Creative Days.  I’m so excited to get this project into your hands. It’s a simple, multiple use paper project that is for both young and “vintage” creators.  We think these can be both super sweet or elegant depending on what you’re looking for. Template and step-by-step,

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Cookie Cutter Candle Stick Holders | Pepparkaksform Ljusstake

DAY 7:  Cookie Cutter Candle Stick Holders | Pepparkaksform Ljusstake Happy Monday. It’s great to meet you here and to start the week together.  I hope you will have fun personalising this project just for you or as a gift.  I created this set to combine with some of our traditional Danish porcelain, whose color hase

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Ginger Bread Houses with Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ginger Bread Houses in a pinch of time. I love baking cookies and making Ginger Bread Houses for the holidays but, sometimes it’s tricky to  find the time and when I looked at ordinary Ice Cream Sandwiches one day, had an idea. (After all, isn’t food on a stick an instant party?)   In Sweden,

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Macramé Ball Ornament

Hi friends. Make Macramé Ball Ornaments with us today and join me and 9 other Swedish creatives in our 24 days of creating. I’m sharing Day 2 in our 24 day Advent Calendar. The playful twist of macrame and classic Christmas Glass balls make for a modern Christmas Ornament. The variations are endless and can’t

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Swedish Christmas 2015/ Den kreativa julkalendern 2015

Warm wishes this blustery Sunday! We’re all cozy inside and preparing for the season ahead. If you’re new to willowday or missed this last year, starting on December 1, I’ll be joining 9 other Swedish creatives for a Christmas countdown. I’m so honoured to join these other locals to create and share with you. Click

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Personalized Advent Calendar

Make Personalized Christmas Calendars. (It’s actually a hack and a project that’s super fun with kids!) With December 1st, right around the corner, I realised that I shouldn’t hold off with one of our two Advent Calendars, this year. This one’s for fun and a great project for young artists or to do with a

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Make Pumpkin Seed Art

We’ve found a new place to doodle (and it isn’t on the walls!)  What to do with all of those pumpkin seeds? We’ve found something even more popular than roasted pumpkin seeds in our house: super simple pumpkin seed art. Jump with us below to see how: We’ve all been pulling out pens and have

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Things to see in Oslo with Kids

Traveling west to Oslo:w     Have you ever noticed that when you’re already doing more than you think you can, that this is exactly when you find your super strength to say yes to something that you might not normally do? Although I’m a traveler, married to a seasoned citizen-of-the-world, and have lived abroad

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Interview with Anne Weil of Flax & Twine

Hello, November, you beautiful sweater-weather-month, you!  Soft, knits are exactly where my mind is right now. Are you feeling this, too? I want to dress in them and I want them in my house. Boy, do I have the thing for this: I’m so happy to start the week off with an interview with my

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Bone Candy Favors

Are you looking for a super fun and easy way to make Halloween candy even better? Made in a snap, these Bone Candy Favors  add fun to parties or serve up a “bag ‘o bones” for trick or treating? Let’s get started. This is what you’ll need: Materials: Heavy Card stock, treats, kitchen paper towel

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Make Rococo Finger Knit Wigs

Make Finger Knit Wigs Ready for Halloween? Today, we had a real Princess in the house and it made me think of you. This is such a fun, fun, fun,  way to be creative together and to build your own customised Princess Wig — with finger knitting! Jump with me below and I’ll share how!

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Halloween Projects: Fruit and Veggie-o-lanterns

(and veggie-lanterns, too!) Happy Friday! Happy October! Wishing you all a whole lot of happy. (Don’t you agree:  if you can’t find it, make it!)   Jump below and I’ll share these two healthy Halloween treats that have brightened our house this week.  We’d love them to do the same for you! Halloween Treat 1: Make Veggie-a-lanterns! Squash-a-lanterns Carrot-a-lanterns

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Halloween Round Up

Happy Halloween! I’d love to simplify the search and maximise your time for creativity and fun so I’ve rounded up 30 + willowday Halloween Projects just for you. Come join us: big and smalls, bakers + makers; bats and cats… jump Handprint Ghost Cards | HERE | Can we have enough of our children’s hands?

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Cactus Banana Pops

Happy Friday!  I shared in a post earlier this summer that we’re having a very flower filled summer and “a cactus” feels like a fun way to round it out. I think eating should be fun, don’t you, too? When sharing today’s treat, I feel like it should be tagged, “Are you ready to play?”

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Make simple, one-of-a-kind, Flower Crowns

Make super, simple, Flower Crowns — classic or with a fun, new, twist! Saying hello to you, in August, with flowers feels like a fitting way to jump back in.  Today, make simple, one-of-a-kind, Flower Crowns with us.  I can’t wait to see what you do with these, too! Jump with us below for the

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