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DIY: Mini Bunting for Cake or Flower Pot

Holy Moly Macadamia Nuts! I never knew I loved these nuts until my first trip to Hawaii! Those are the BEST little suckers ever. Thanks Kiyo and family for sending us the BEST chocolate covered macadamia nuts! That was the best thing we have EVER got in the mail!

{{thank goodness the mail man didn’t eat them}}}


If you are looking for that perfect last minute valentine’s gift I have just the thing for you. I personally love getting and giving greenery as a gift. It’s something that will last a long time if it’s cared for properly . 

You know I love flag bunting! I swear it’s the one thing that will make my toes tingle and my heart smile. Who woulda thunk it!

Let’s hurry along because it’s already nighty night time and you need to see this before the morning!!!

The ingredients you will need are:

Martha Stewart glue gun, 2 wooden skewers, Martha Stewart all purpose scissors, Martha Stewart Baker’s twine, and some little triangles cut out of fabric. You can get all of the Martha Stewart products at Michael’s Art’s and Crafts.

Start by laying out your flags they way you want them. Make sure to put the “good” side facing down so you can glue the twine to the back.

Add a little line of hot glue to the back of the flags. Gently press the twine into the hot glue before it dries.

SERIOUSLY…. How cute is this!!! It’s super simple and definitely adds a whimsical, fun touch to any plant or cake. Have fun with this! This is totally a project you can afford to do for EACH holiday!!! Don’t you just love all of these succulents? I bought ALL of them at Home Depot!

In case you didn’t see my tutorial on how to make this fish bowl terrarium click HERE….

Stay tuned for a post on which plants give off good energy! You don’t want to miss it.

Gotta go finishing preparing for a fun filled Valentine’s DAY,

This post is brought to you Plaid’s Martha Stewart line of paint and stencils. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Plaid’s fullMartha Stewart product line here


Happy SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!!   I think my mouth is still OPEN from the halftime show. I can’t even get over the fact that MADONNA is still the hottest performer alive! There is nothing like her. Maybe that’s because I grew up with her and she was the most daring person I knew as a child. She has a new album coming out and if you click HERE you can pre-order it!!! I just did!!!

I wanted to squeeze in a fun little craft before my hectic week started. I LOVE gnomes. Maybe it’s that little “red” pointy hat that make me smile. I wanted to make some little plant stakes for some of my lonely plants. We had a really cold winter and my plants are coming alive again. Figured I could make some “friends” for them! 

It all came back when I got this book. I had a credit at a book store for sending in some old books and one day I went in the store and found it. I had this book when I was little and didn’t think I would ever see it again. When I was a little girl I used to watch “The world of David the Gnome”.  Do you remember it? It’s BASED off of this book!!!I will post a clip at the bottom of this post!!!!

The book is called “Gnomes” by Huygen and illustrated by Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet. You can order a copy HERE  if you are interested! I will share some fun facts that are in the book and maybe you will fall in love with garden gnomes like I have!

* The adult male weighs 300 grams and the female weights 250grams * You would typically only come in contact with the male because the females stay home *ONLY the males wears a peaked red cap *They are 7 times as strong as a man *When it’s really cold the male keeps his hands warm by placing them under his beard *They speak their own language, only animals can understand them.* Goodnight is “slitzweitz” and Thank You is ” te diews”.  

Let’s get started!!!

Grab some air dry clay. You can get this at walmart or any craft store. I order my stash from from the Crayola website!

Grab some  wooden skewers.

Of course you will need red paint and if you are a glitter fanatic like me you will need red glitter! Grab a small detailing brush also. If you follow me then you KNOW my commitment to anything “Martha Stewart”.  I absolutely swear by everything and it is by FAR the best quality of products I have ever worked with.

I used Habanero for my paint. You can get it at Michaels Art’s and Crafts or just order it here. I used red corundum for my glitter and you can get it here.

Start by shaping your air dry clay into the shapes you want. I did two separate pieces for each one then put them together after. Make sure you stick them onto the skewers before they dry. You want them to dry around the wood.

Put some paint on the hat then sprinkle glitter on top!

Don’t forget when you paint your mushroom to leave some little white circles. It will be cute with a couple of these on top.

This is what your mushroom should look like. BEWARE, if you sprinkle glitter while the clay is WET it will stick and you will NOT be able to get it off! ( haha, go figure I learned this the hard way)… But don’t worry, if this happens it will only give your mushroom

Tadahhhhh!!! Here are my cute little creations. I just love them and I can’t wait to make a ton of them to put in ALL of my plants. I think I will make them ALL different! I hope you enjoyed this craft and create whatever makes you happy. This clay is super fun and very easy to work with.

Oh, before I forget…here is the video of the cartoon I used to watch.


Sending you lot’s of gnome love,

This post is brought to you Plaid’s Martha Stewart line of paint and stencils. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Plaid’s fullMartha Stewart product line here