April 2015 archive

How to create a strawberry rose topiary | ashandcrafts.com

Strawberry Topiary

Hello everyone! I hope you saw yesterday’s post on Strawberry Roses. Today I will show you how I made this strawberry topiary, which you could use as a Mother’s Day gift! Most of the time when you see craft and food blogs, everything is so perfect. All the crafts turn out perfectly, all the meals […] Read more…

Strawberry Roses

Hello everyone! Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I will be trying my best to post some Mother’s Day ideas for you in the coming days. For this tutorial, I was initially going to show you how to make those popular fruit arrangements with strawberries, pineapples, melons, etc. (like from Edible Arrangements), but […] Read more…

Flower Crown Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Flower Crown Tutorial

Hello everyone! I recently became a contributor for Think Crafts! by Create For Less and my first post as a regular contributor is now up on the blog! I made this flower crown Coachella weekend (not that I attended), with summer music festival goers in mind. This flower crown would also be really cute for […] Read more…

Free Mother's Day Printable | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Mother’s Day Printable

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I am sharing a free Mother’s Day printable with a great quote from the 16th President of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln. Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I will be trying my best to get some Mother’s Day ideas posted on the blog in the coming days. […] Read more…

Paper Peony Tutorial | ashandcrafts.com

Paper Peony Tutorial

UPDATE: click here to see the new video tutorial Hello everyone! I previously blogged about how I was going to attend a paper flower making workshop on April 11th, so here I am today to show you want I learned. Although the class was three hours long, we unfortunately were only able to learn how […] Read more…

One easy way to gain Instagram followers | ashandcrafts.com

One Easy Way to Gain Instagram Followers

Hello there! Today will be my last post on my How to Start a Blog series. Please click here to start at the beginning of the series if you haven’t read it yet! Today’s post will be focusing on Instagram. I’ve read a lot of posts on how to boost your Instagram. The most common […] Read more…

Printable Paper Bow Template | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Printable Paper Bows

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I’ve made a printable paper bow template for you! I’ve left it blank so you can print it on colored paper for some colored bows, or you can decorate it yourself after printing or by opening up the template in an image editing program and adding decorations yourself.  All […] Read more…

3 Tips to Boost Your Facebook Page | ashandcrafts.com

Three Tips to Boost Your Facebook Page

Hello everyone! I’m continuing the How to Start a Blog series. Please click here to start at the beginning if you haven’t read it yet. Today I will be focusing on Facebook Page likes, and my experiment with advertising. Facebook used to allow you to create a page without a personal account, but now they […] Read more…

Target Giveaway | ashandcrafts.com

04-14-15-Target-Giveaway

Yes, it’s time for another giveaway! If you’ve read my latest post Gaining Followers: Giveaways and Pinterest, you’ll know that I signed up for this giveaway and totally forgot about it until today! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck to everyone!! GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway organized by: Oh My […] Read more…

Gaining Followers: Giveaways and Pinterest

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today I am continuing my Starting A Blog series. Please click here to read the first post on this series: How to Start a Blog Today’s topic will be on social media. This is an area I am still working on,  but I have made some […] Read more…

Freebie Friday: Quote Printables | ashandcrafts.com

Freebie Friday: Motivational Quotes

Hello everyone! Freebie Friday is back with two motivational quote printables! Since I am really loving gold and rose gold right now, I’ve kept to the same color scheme for both.  Have a wonderful weekend! Click the sample image below to open the PDF you can save/print. I hope you enjoy these! You are free […] Read more…

A guide to link parties and optimizing thumbnails

Gaining Blog Views: Link Parties

  Gaining views – Part 1: Link Parties Hello! Last week I started a series called How to Start a Blog, to chronicle my experience from starting a blog so far. Last week focused on actually starting your blog and the technical aspects of beginning a website. It is a good idea to start from […] Read more…

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hello everyone! Freebie Friday is still on hiatus because I have a very special post today! I was recently featured as the Friend of the Week and received the Very Inspiring Blogger award from Create with Joy. It was so super sweet of her and I was so surprised and happy to receive this! Create […] Read more…

How to Start A Blog | ashandcrafts.com

Starting a Blog

NOTICE: The following article contains affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you chose to make a purchase through my link. It does not affect the price you pay Hello everyone! I don’t have a tutorial or any crafty project today. Instead, today I will be writing about how I started my blog!  […] Read more…