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What to do Weekends Party #183

Hi Friends, Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!

Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful  crafts and DIY creations,recipes, etc.  

If you are new to our party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!

Bonus Feature this week...

Prickly Pear Cactus Plant by Plum Perfect and Me

My Indoor Water Garden

How to make an indoor water garden for summer. I used my old soup tureen which I haven't used in maybe 15 years so I took a chance that I'm probably not going to use it this summer. ha ha
I bought some water plants. These water hyacinths are perfect for the job. I looked up water garden plants on Google and found a place that sells everything needed for water gardens, but then I noticed that Amazon also sells live plants. 


See the top of the soup tureen? It's a duck! And we have outside ducks now also. Ducks are so fun. You can't help smiling when you look at them. They are funny little creatures with their webbed feet and their bills.

Anyway, any large bowl will make an indoor water garden also.




I love seeing the live greens in the house. These water hyacinths are easy to grow also.


Hope you are enjoying every minute of your summer. I am. You know that the summer is short!

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What to do Weekends Party #182

Hi Friends, Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!

Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful  crafts and DIY creations,recipes, etc.  

If you are new to our party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!

Bonus Feature this week...
Essential Oil Hair Spritz by Busy Being Jennifer

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Flamingo Wine Gift Bag

Flamingo Wine Gift Bag

Easy to make gift bag for wine from a placemat, believe it or not. Easy. You could actually glue this bag together also if you don't sew. However, if you sew it's only 2 seams!!


Here is the bag itself.


I bought this cute flamingo place mat at Kohls. I love flamingos. They SO spell summer, don't you think? Yes, and Florida. :)


I folded the placemat over with right sides together and sewed the bottom and side closed.


See the inside?


Open it up and stand it up and make a little crease on the bottom corners, like this.


Then stitch it across.


Trim. Do other corner.


Turn inside out. Glue a rope handle on. I use Fabri Tac glue because it's waterproof and holds well.


Bingo. Instant wine gift bag!


Here is another wine bottle gift bag idea. It's not really a "bag" but it's certainly a "wrap".



32 Awesome Flannel Gifts to Make These are such inspired ideas for sewing with flannel.



Decorating with Bird Cages I love bird cages. I have lots of them. When I like something I tend to "gather" lots of them. :)



Have fun this summer.

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What to do Weekends Party #181

Hi Friends, Welcome to What to do Weekends Party!
Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful  crafts and DIY creations,recipes, etc.  

If you are new to our party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!

~ You, truly make this Party as wonderful as it is!  If you are new to the Party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!  

Bonus Feature this week...

Strawberry Cannoli Tiramisu by Frugal Foodie Mama

Sweet summer strawberries & a two classic Italian desserts come together perfectly in this no-bake Strawberry Cannoli Tiramisu.


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Vintage Iced Coffee Sign by I should be Mopping the Floor

DIY Vintage Iced Coffee Sign : the perfect summertime sign! Full tutorial on paint technique and sign assembly. Easy to make.
Floating Pool Tray by Dukes and Duchesses

floating pool tray

Repurposed Sewing Cabinet by Down Sprigg Lane

My Vintage Chair Makeover by Home on the Corner

grandpas chair anchor pillow

How to make jolly rancher suckers



How to Use Fake White Birch Bark

I LOVE white birch bark so when I found this faux white birch bark in Joann's I was all IN to make something with it. SO, I made these little containers and topped them with moss. I love moss. I've made numerous moss projects like this moss hat and moss shoe.




I saw some of this fake white birch stuff at Joann Fabrics and I had to have it. I love it.


A box.


Wrap the faux white birch bark around the box.


And around a jar


Some moss, crumbled up.


Put some glue around the tops of the containers and put upside down in the moss.



I like Fabri-Tac glue. Dries fast and is water proof.








I'm sure you guys could think of way more things to do with this awesome product!

Some summer fun posts...

What to do with all those summer flower petals? Make some flower dresses!

pretty dress


Fancy Top Blueberry Pie - pretty for company, fun for family.




Homemade sangria by the glass - easy, cooling, yummy.



Lots of ideas for fun in the summer... ENJOY, my friends.

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