Tuesday, March 15

Taste the Rainbow

I'm making these babies for St. Patrick's Day!!!
I love the Family Fun website! I get a ton of great, fun ideas from there.

Click HERE for the Rainbow Cupcake Recipe!

My kids are so excited we get to have these, we have a St. Patrick's Day countdown going on...

Sunday, March 13

Princess Skirt

My little girl got this skirt out of a box in her room this last week...we moved and so I'm still in the process of unpacking!!

She has been obsessed with skirts (if anyone has a good link to a cute skirt tutorial, please leave a comment).

I think I'm going to have to make her a new ruffle skirt too...

Want to make your own, the link is above and in the "Tutorials" tab.

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Friday, March 11

Four Leaf Clover Lollies Door Hanger Tutorial

**Warning, this is a seriously simple NAPTIME craft, to be started and completed while the kiddos nap**

My five year old has been on my case about the lack of St. Patrick's Day decorations. In his world, the house should be redecorated for EVERY little holiday, he even asked me about Mardi Gras, Kindergarten has opened a whole new world, I used to be able to skate by the less significant holidays...not anymore!

So last week while the baby was napping and my daughter was watching "Princess and the Frog" for the one millionth time, I snuck away to craft.

I have this obession with lollies (the ribbed circles), so I decided to go with that.

I found any green stuff I had, scrapbook paper, gems and ribbon!
I cut three sheets of 12X12 paper into 6X6 squares, you'll need three squares to make one lolly.
Next you'll accordian fold each square of paper. I do my folds about 1/2 inch wide.
TA DA! Its an accordian fold!
Now squish up your accordian and fold it in half
You'll glue (using a hot glue gun) your folded accordian at the center to make a fan shape
Do that to all three folded accordians and then glue those three together to create a circle.
The circles will b 6" in diameter, so if you want an 8" circle, cut 8" squares to fold.

Do this to make three lollies, I used three different shades of green.
Now for the shamrock...a four leaf clover is basically four hearts put together at their tips. I drew a heart I liked then copied it and traced it four time to make this clover.
Trace your clover onto some scrapbook paper, I used two greens and a white paper to get my three clovers. These will go into the center of each lolly...
But wait!! Before gluing it on, if you have a green ink pad, give your clover some depth by distressing it with ink.
Once you have your clovers done, glue them into the center of each lolly. I had some green gems and used those to glue around the lollies for added bling and sparkle!
Next step, cut a ribbon, mine was 1 1/2" wide, to the length of 24". Glue that ribbon to the back center of the lollies, making sure they're evenly spaced.

I glued a 10" section of smaller ribbon in a loop on my top lolly to use as a hanger.
And there you have it!
This was a way easy, fast little craft and it made my son very happy to come home from school to see a St. Patrick's Day decoration up.

All the materials I used was from my own stash, which is even better! I have so much craft supplies that go unused...I totally plan on making more lolly hanger, one for each holiday perhaps. 

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Tuesday, March 8

Yo Ho Yo Ho...My little boy turns ONE!

My baby is turning one next week! This year has gone by so fast and he's grown so much, as all babies do. I want to throw a really fun party for him and since he's the youngest of my three and the second to the youngest cousin, its important that I have a fun party for all other eight kids to do!

I'm going with a PIRATE theme...and have been scouring the internet and craft blogs looking for fun ideas.

I got the invitation done last night, found the cutest pirate paper courtesy of Jamie Dell Scraps, and then put it together on Photoshop...keep in mind that I am a self-taught, novice user of photoshop.

I have a mile long list from Oriental Trading and like ideas I've found at Cottage Industrialist.

If there's anymore great pirate theme party ideas out there, please comment and let me know! I'm looking forward to putting it all together over the next few weeks... :)