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DIY Mother’s Day Print

framed print

Hello there! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today I’m sharing a little gift made for my mom: a diy Mother’s Day print.

I’ve known for a few weeks that I wanted to make something for my Mom but I wasn’t sure what it should say. I finally settled on this phrase. Which is actually quite appropriate because my parents are moving in a few months (out of what is pretty much my childhood home. i’m adjusting to the idea…)

First I started with a sketch:

letter sketch

Then I translated it onto a higher quality sketchpad paper. I’ve used acrylic paint and a paintbrush to do lettering for some previous prints, but I wanted to try something different and easier to handle this time. I chose a broad-tipped opaque marker from Michael’s Crafts (from their Recollections brand). I would have preferred a paint pen, but I could only find them white, silver, and gold. (anyone know of any paint pen brands that come in colors??)

home is where your mom is

And there you have it! Just pop it in a frame and boom!… Instant Gift! Did you diy something for your mom/grandma/friend/special person for Mother’s Day?

PS – there’s still time to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway! Read about the prizes and how to enter here.

Foto Friday

Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday for my little Blogiversary shindig! (don’t worry! you still have plenty of time to enter my giveaway!).

I’m so glad that Friday is finally here. I’ve had a very, very busy Spring. So I relish each weekend as an opportunity to do what I want to do, even if it means being up to my eyeballs in craft supplies, and normal weekend chores falling by the wayside (oops).

Anyways, I thought I’d share a few of my amateur photos with you—some “outtakes” from my blogiversary shoot (it wasn’t as fancy as it sounds).

blogiversary cupcake audreylainecollection

Yes, I made my own confetti. Which ended up being more complicated than it should be—has anyone else ever purchased a paper punch that won’t punch paper?!?

And, because I think there’s been a scarcity of her on the blog lately, Molly:


Yes, I know she needs haircut 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve got a little DIY-for-Mom to share next week. I couldn’t share it early because my mom is a loyal reader (thanks Mom! Sorry to spoil the surprise!)

Just a little “Public Service Announcement”



You DO NOT want to miss this weekend’s Crafty Supermarket event! There will be tons of awesome artists, curated handmade goods, and delectable local eats.

So get yourselfs to Clifton.

And maybe I’ll see you there!

DIY Easter Garland

DIY Easter Egg Garland by Two Purple Couches

I really loved how my Valentine’s garland turned out, so I whipped up an easy DIY Easter garland to make my mantel more festive.

I created eggs with felt and a variety of ribbon and the pom-poms with some fun multi-colored yarn. I picked up all of the supplies at my local craft store.

Felt Easter Egg Garland by Two Purple Couches

This would be super-cute with felt bunnies or chicks, too!

Here’s a shot of the garland and my Easter-ized mantel:

Easter Egg Garland by Two Purple Couches

I think it’s pretty cute! And I love all of the bright, springy colors popping off our white mantel.


Linking up here:
The Shabby Nest

Spring Forward?

Is it really the end of March? If so, could someone please tell the weather patterns to start cooperating with the normal average temperatures and behaviors for this time of the year? I don’t know how much more of this dreary, snowy, rainy stuff I can take. It literally took everything in me to muster my bee-hind off the sofa yesterday, change out of my flannel pjs into sweats (yea, you read that right), and attempt to put together some springy/Eastery vignettes around the house. Who can get motivated for Easter decor when there’s two inches of snow on the ground? At this point, I firmly believe that it will be 35-degrees with grey, cloudy skies for the rest of 2013. Blah.

Anywho, here are a few signs of Spring that I sprinkled around our house…

framed felt egg -- diy, crafting -- TwoPurpleCouches.com

diy’d washi-tape eggs / framed felt egg / vase via my March UmbaBox

personalized egg -- TwoPurpleCouches.com

My grandma made the eggs in the foreground – she even personalized one for me <3

Hopefully these little signs of Spring inside will encourage more signs outside. Hopefully.