May Arts

Sweet Love Hot Air Balloon

Love is in the air, can you feel it? I’d be lying if I didn’t say I mostly feel the -20 degrees and the snow blowing in my face first, but as February quickly approaches the little red cinnamon hearts will call my name and I’ll be set for Valentines Day! Today the May Arts […]

Fluffy Christmas wreath made from Dollarstore dusters

Last year my friend Lucy from Craftberrry Bush  (who’s style I think is the bomb.com, I actually think I want to be her when I grow up) had the most fabulous idea for a Christmas wreath. She asked her readers if her idea was Brilliant or Crazy, and she got a big huge, both hands in the air BRILLIANT from my […]

Make these easy personalized luggae tags for your graft bags #XyronInc #luggagetags #scrapbooking #paper #diy #crafts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! But more importantly… it’s trip week, Yayyy!! On Friday a few of my best gal pals and I are travelling a few hours to Crop and Create, the radest scrapbooking event in Canada! I couldn’t be more excited to go, and I have a few fun surprises in store for the ladies […]

Valentines treat bags painted by your child

I wanted to share this special way we’re gifting our yummy chocolate treats to our friends, family, and teachers this Valentine’s Day. My kids LOVE to paint, so I created this little craft as a double whammy. The kids get to paint and the recipient gets a swell piece of artwork in gift bag form! […]

Christmas wreath made with garbage WOOL SOCKS!

I love wool socks but for some reason the toes seem to wear so easily. I hate to throw anything I could create with away (I might be border-line craft hoarder), so I came up with this Wool Sock Christmas Wreath to give them a cozy new life! For this wool sock Christmas wreath project […]

What a cheap gift idea!

My daughter is at an age now where she is wanting to treat her friends to gifts (all the time, not just at Christmas)! While the special season is here, I thought I’d create a little gift for her to share with her besties… that won’t break the bank. This Easy Handmade Jewelry is cheap, […]

BOO! Did I get you? Naw, didn’t figure but the witching hour is upon us and you’ll need to be prepared! The May Arts DT has been sharing projects all week long to get you ready. Today I want to share a great idea for a Halloween Treat Bag. I sewed these simple muslin bags […]

Welcome! The May Arts Ribbonista’s have teamed up with Faber-Castell to bring you a week long blog hop!! Each day this week there will be loads of inspiration, and a prize you won’t be able to resist! I have a little girl so Halloween isn’t exactly a spooky occasion, really more of an excuse to […]

ocean inspired wreath

If you follow me on Instagram (if you’re not, you really should!) you’d know this week we took our fam on a day trip to the Fisheries museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, NS. While we live very close to the ocean, taking in some of the touristy sites was actually quite fun. The kids (really Justin […]

This week I got my hands on a few fun treats from Lawn Fawn. I paired them with some sweet May Arts Ribbon to create two fun cards. Each day both teams will be sharing how they put their fun supplies to work. Have a look, leave a comment for a chance to win, and hop […]

This week three great companies May Arts Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Xyron are teaming up to bring you projects all week long. I had the chance to play with beautiful ribbons from May Arts, pretty ‘Poppy’ pattern papers (say that 3 times fast) from LYB, and the most innovative adhesive from Xyron. I created a paper banner for my kids playhouse. The […]

fun craft that little ones can create their own pendant

Thanks for dropping in today for a little toddler craft project idea. Every kid loves a necklace, especially one they can help create. This would be a perfect birthday party craft, it uses little supplies and can be assembled in a flash. All you’ll need is May Arts string beads, 1/2″ wrinkled silk, white fabric or heavy […]

I’ve had a little set of tart pans I picked up at a yard sale for quite some time, I think I paid $1 for them! However, they sat around unused for so long they rusted. I had them in the throw away pile (but its not like me to throw away valuable goods) I […]

When I was asked to create a project for the Autism Awareness campaign ‘Light It Up Blue’, my immediate thought was I need to incorporate light into my project.  I went hunting in my stash and found an old lamp shade that had long lost it luster. I created this DIY ribbon lamp shade, with a […]

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