Making over some simple dollar store items with American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line to spruce up my kitchen for spring!
Have you seen the new Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic line from American Crafts, designed by Liz Kartchner? I was recently sent some of the items from the line and am so excited by what I’ve seen and I just couldn’t wait to get crafting with it!
The line features crisp blues, pinks, greens, yellows and airy neutrals with hints of gold. It’s perfect for spring!
The line includes 12 by 12 high quality scrapbooking papers and coordinating embellishments including brads, adhesive die cuts, stickers, wooden buttons, epoxy accents, ribbon, and more.
I really love the themes of family, friendship, love, gratitude and happiness present throughout the line.
The 5th & Frolic paper crafting line debuted in all Jo Ann’s stores March 17 but it’s only available for a limited time, so be sure to get there soon! You can see the entire 5th and Frolic product line here.
I especially love the garlands like this flag bunting held together by stitches. At first, I was a bit intimidated by it thinking I would tear it trying to punch it out but it was so easy to do. Roll it back and forth to loosen it up and then holding it down with one hand, simply pull on the string with the other. Each little section just pops right out! I also love that just like the papers, the garlands are double sided, giving you lots of options for using them!
Because of the “homey” feel to the line and the colors which perfectly suit my decor, my first crafting thoughts naturally went to items to use to spruce up my home for spring. I’m in the midst of bringing in a new, more colorful scheme to my kitchen so I decided to start there. My kitchen clock no longer matches my decor so I found one at the local dollar store that I could make over with the Dear Lizzy products.
.My next project was to create a magnetic memo board to hang on the side of my fridge.
I began with a simple metal cookie sheet from the dollar store as my base. I used Mod Podge to glue a piece of the paper into the cookie sheet as a background and covered with a coat of Mod Podge to protect it as well.
I used some of the plain papers to create layered flowers and brads as their centers. A bit of magnetic tape on the back and I had some magnets to hang on the board. I created some other magnets by cutting the metal “wings” off some of the larger brads and then hot gluing magnets to the back of them. Of course, I had to embellish the board with some of the lovely little flag banners as well! The glittery gold metallic letters spell out “Our home is built with love”.
I repurposed a cake box (but many others would work as well) into something to hold pens, pencils, and scrap paper for my memo board. Cut off the top half of the front and sides. Cover inside and out with papers and embellish as desired. I used the same strong magnets that I put on the back of the memo board on the pen holder so that I could attach it to the back of the board. You could also glue it in place if you wanted it to be permanently attached. You might want to make several smaller boxes instead of one larger one.
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Disclosure: American Crafts provided me with papers and embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Fifth and Frolic line to play with and blog about. No other compensation was given. All ideas and opinions are my own.
That pre-sewn bunting garland is genius!
I love paper crafting and these products are to cute, i need them in my stash!
Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says
So many cute ideas! I have so much craft stuff around my house I need to use.
Oh you are so creative. I love all these crafts. They are so good.
Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books) says
Oh what fun ideas!!! So glad you’re going to be at SoFab Con!!! I’ll see you there!
paula schuck says
I love the adorable little widgets and the stitched banner is very sweet. Your card is magnificent with the clock on it.