Crafty Creators Link Party #68

Welcome to Crafty Creators Link Party, where you can share all of your wonderful crafts, DIYs, fashion, recipes, or any other thing that makes your heart happy! After you link up, I’d love it if you’d spread the word about the party! Remember, you must be following me on social media in order to be featured on next week’s party.

Don’t forget to link up on Happiness is Homemade. Now let’s get to the posts that I shared over the last week.

Make a gorgeous tote for the beach, shopping, or work with this easy DIY tutorial. You can use one of my 6 free designs or a split monogram on your own bag with or without a Cricut.

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I love how my tobacco basket with a DIY lamb’s ear and starfish wreath turned out! You can make this farmhouse or coastal farmhouse decor piece for less than $15! Check out the tutorial to see how!

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I have some more spring to summer decor and DIY Father’s Day gift tutorials, printables, and ideas coming up so make sure you follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar or at the top of the page. That way you don’t miss them! Enter your email address below to get an email when I add a new post, including new link parties, so you never forget to join us!

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This Week’s Features!

We didn’t have many Memorial Day posts shared last week, but we’ve got some great ones to use through the whole red, white, and blue era! Jenna over at The Painted Apron shared a roundup of red, white, and blue decor that you can use all summer, from May through September! I love this red, white, and beach tree that is shared in the post! Isn’t it so cute?! Perfect for those of you who like to use a Christmas tree for different holidays all year. Check out the post for more ideas!

Beth Wilson of Whispers of the Heart shared a beautiful patriotic tablescape that’s sure to inspire you. I love the Preamble on the centerpiece and the different iterations of our flag and “1776” on the plates! This is a perfect tablescape for the upcoming patriotic holidays, Father’s Day (if you have a LEO or military dad), July 4th, Flag Day, and Labor Day.

If you have a Memorial Day parade in your area, I highly encourage you to participate. Anytime we can come together as a community with the love of our nation in our hearts, it’s bound to be a great time! If not, create your own Memorial Day parade in your backyard like Penny from Penny’s Vintage Home did! Isn’t this absolutely to-die for?! She always sets up the cutest “little vignettes” in her backyard and I love them.

These DIY wood buoys made Diane at South House Designs are a perfect addition to your coastal farmhouse decor. If you have a good saw, they’re super easy to make and are just beautiful! Don’t you love them as a door hanger? Fabulous job, Diane! If you don’t have a saw, last year I shared a set made with dry floral foam. Don’t worry, I show you how to make the finish smooth and not styrofoam-like!

Beth over at Creatively Beth shared a great patriotic decor piece that you can make using your vintage rulers! I love having it hung with the greenery in the background. It reminds me of a wind chime, but without the noise. You can use it as wall decor or a door hanger as well. I love how she carried the measurement theme throughout with the star made from a tape measure!

Grab Your “I Was Featured” Button!

FEATURED BLOGGER GUIDELINES: Follow Niki on FB & IG for more recognition! If you are featured this week, let me know in the comments if you’re following me on Facebook and/or Instagram. Just a short “following” will do. If you are following, Niki will schedule a post promoting your featured post across all of my social media accounts including FB, IG, Twitter, MeWe, etc. I will tag you in the post so that all of your followers can see how great your post was as well! The social media features happen throughout the weekend and just before next week’s party (usually on Tuesday and Wednesday nights). I love showing y’all some love! If it’s been a while since you’ve been featured and you’re following, leave me a comment just in case.

If your post was featured, grab your “I was featured” button to display on your blog! Save photo and upload the photo to your site. You can backlink to Life as a LEO Wife on the image if you’d like. I’d so appreciate it!

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On to Our Crafty Creators Link Party!


If you’ve been featured, remember to leave a comment letting me know you’re following me on social media, and I’ll schedule your feature on FB, IG, & Pinterest. I’ll tag you in the post so it shares to those following both of us!

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Be sure to come back Sun-Thurs to link up on Happiness is Homemade! It is open for today (Thursday). You can find all of my latest link parties on the Link Parties page. Follow me via email so that you get an email notification when I upload a new tutorial, free printable, or a link party and you never forget to link up!

17 thoughts on “Crafty Creators Link Party #68

  1. Thanks so much for the party Niki, and thank you for featuring my red white and blue beach tree and the red white and blue decor post! Hooray for the red white and blue! Happy Summer!

  2. Niki,
    Well, I finally made it over to your party. I don’t get around much. lol! Added my cork patriotic tree.
    Hopefully, I will get better at stopping by.
    Have a great upcoming weekend.

  3. Niki,
    Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! I hope you are having a great week!!

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