House and Hearth

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How to Make Colorful Window Stars | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

A long time ago, I saw a picture of the most gorgeous window star that I had ever seen. It is actually made from four different window stars of different sizes. When I saw it, the first thing that popped into my head was “dahlia”, which is one of my favorite flowers. So I decided […]

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Free Easter Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It appears that I have set a goal for myself to complete one window transparency a month. With Saint Patrick’s Day already come and gone, it is time to start looking towards Easter, which is only 18 days away! I am having more fun making window transparencies for spring, since I get to use so […]

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Easter Egg Geodes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We originally made these Easter egg geodes a couple of years ago, following directions from Martha Stewart’s website. Unfortunately, since then, Martha has removed her directions! Fortunately, I had saved some of the notes I made when we made these geodes the first time. Unfortunately, the notes were not detailed enough, so it took four […]

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Free St. Patrick's Day Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have been continuing to experiment with window transparencies. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17th, I thought I’d try my hand at a leprechaun transparency. So now I have this free St. Patrick’s day window transparency template to share with you. As always, it is free for your personal use only. Also, […]

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Free Valentines Day Window Transparency Template | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I created another window transparency for Valentines Day that I thought I’d share with you. I chose this particular design because I noticed an odd trend with Valentines Day designs, they all seem to use spring or summer settings! That is really weird when you think of about it, since Valentines Day is in February. […]

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