Thursday, September 30, 2010

Disney Count Down to Halloween

I've always gotten a kick out of advent cards (especially the ones with chocolates or little ornaments inside each day) and I'm passing along the tradition to my little girl.

Now you make your very own count down to Halloween with Mickey & Friends! Celebrate 13 thrilling days to October 31st. Download the free template from Disney Family HERE

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ghost Leaves Kids Craft

Boo! Say hello to our new ghost friend created with leaves. Cute huh! Want to make some with your little gobblins? Super easy & so much fun. Let's get started.

You'll need white paint, brush, wiggly eyes, glue and silk leaves (we used small & large sizes).

Paint both sides with the white paint. Let dry & glue on the eyes.
That's it! Super fun Halloween decorations your kids will love to show off!

Love how the ends of the leaves started to fray. Adds to the spookiness!

She's so proud! We hung the big guys in our front window and made a garland with the little ones for her room.

Hope you'll try making a few to add to your Halloween decor!
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Light Bulb Terrariums

How genius is the idea of using light bulbs as miniature terrariums? What a fun DIY project. They make wonderful place cards for your next party (and they double as favors too)!

What you'll need:
  • Light bulbs (globe, incandescent, clear)
  • Tillandsias (also known as air plants)
  • Dry moss
  • Spray paint
  • Self adhesive silicone bumpers
  • Place cards (with care instructions printed on opposite side)
  • Metal wire

  • Hollow out light bulbs (make sure to wear safety goggles). Great tutorial here
  • Spray paint the cap of the light bulb for a cleaner look
  • Use Tillandsias & moss to fill the terrariums
  • Attach silicone bumpers on the bottom for stability
  • Hole punch place card & secure with metal wire
{Photo credit: Dream Box Photography}

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bunting Cake

Next time you make a cake, add some whimsy & fun with bunting!

Sure to make you smile!

Photos via Rosy Posy

Monday, September 20, 2010

Birdcage Candy Wrapper Printables

What a lovely way to dress up chocolate bars! Visit Nonpareil Magazine to download these FREE bird cage candy wrappers from Posh Pixels Design Studio. Get them HERE

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Buddha Pears

Something magical happened when a clever Chinese farmer took a very Zen approach to growing ordinary fruit. He created tiny praying Buddhas out of pears by encasing the young pears in molds while they're still on the tree. As they grow they have no choice but to take the shape of the figure.

I bet it is amazing to see an orchid of pear trees growing hundreds of tiny Buddhas but I don't know if I could actually eat one. It's kinda like a piece of art and really, are you suppose to eat a Buddha?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Toddler Tank Makeover

We recently had the opportunity to participate in an amazing photo shoot (I'll share the image soon!). The only criteria was that we had to wear white. Once I got my little gal dressed in her white tank, I realized it needed some pizazz.
Chiffon flowers to the rescue!

Blank tank = Boring right?

You'll just need a few supplies to pretty it up:
  • Chiffon fabric
  • Beads
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Needle
  • Thread
Cut chiffon circles in various sizes and singe the edges with the lighter. It'll prevent fraying & curl the edges.

Next sew the chiffon circles & add the beads.

These cuties aren't just for tank tops. Add them to a hair clip or headband, glue them onto a plain pair of ballet shoes or attach one to a pin back and wear it on your favorite fall cardigan!

In less than 10 minutes, this is the transformed tank!

Now go try making some of the flowers. I promise it's so easy, you'll be hooked!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Kids Party Bingo Printable

Kids birthday parties can be a day of jubilee mixed in with oodles of stress! City Cradle Design has designed a brilliant bingo game that will surely entertain & be a huge hit with the adult guests. Let the giggles begin!

Download the bingo cards HERE

Monday, September 6, 2010

DIY Pea Pod Necklace

Make your very own pea pod necklace from Just Something I Made. A super cute gift idea for all the momma's in your life! Get the details here