I’ve been jumping on the mustache trend, I’m mean really, how can you not?
Using my Silhouette and outdoor vinyl, my outdoorsy friends got these beauties for their wedding gift. In case its hard to tell from the picture, I did the lips and mustache on one side and their names on the other. If you want to see some other Nalgene bottles I’ve done, check out here.
My sister needed a gift for her boss, so we used the same design on these mugs from the dollar store.
Not bad for $2, eh?
So we had a rockin’ Lego Party at our house. I’ll just go down the list of all the fun activities we did. Everything was a hit, keeping 12 kids entertained. Wheew!
I had big tables set up with piles of legos down the middle. As kids arrived, we directed them to sit and play. Once everyone arrived, we began a Lego Challenge. As kids completed making an item on the list, they yelled “Done!” and recieved a treat for their efforts. This was a huge hit. We then went outside for a Lego Hunt. I used the large mega blocks so they’d be easier to find. The kids hunted for Legos, then had to build something with what they found to get a prize. You could also put small Legos in Easter eggs and do the same thing.
We next did Lego Bingo, which was SO fun. We sat at the same tables as the Lego challenge, and used Legos as markers on the cards. Thanks Big D &Me for the awesome download!
My friend made this amazing Lego cake, bless her.
The favors are chocolate Legos. I used the colored melting chocolate sold at Joann’s and other craft stores. I bought the mold on Amazon. The chocolates are in a regular zip lock bag with a label stapled over the top. If you want the label, you can download it here: lego party
The Lego font I used was a free download too. Oh, and need thank you notes? Here you go: lego thank you
Honestly, this was one of the most fun parties I’ve ever done. If only Legos didn’t hurt so badly when I step on them.
There are no words to describe how much I love Ana White and her site of free designs. I have a LONG list of many of her projects I’d like to try. Here’s the first attempt at one of her designs, an entry table I’ve been eying for awhile.
If I were to do anything different, I would have stained the wood, then wiped it off with a microfiber towel so some of the wood grain could show through. I did it this way to match my stairs, but I would have preferred the grainier look. If you like the stain color, its Rosewood from Home Depot.
Can’t wait to get it decorated!
Using heat transfer vinyl and my Silhouette, I made these little onesies. The “K is for Keira” ended up being my favorite. Super easy!
This year, my go-to neighbor gift is peppermint popcorn which is divine and easy to make. I needed an equally as simple gift bag to put it in. I ordered 4 inch doilies from Amazon, although any respectable craft store will have them. I designed a little “Merry Christmas” tag and stapled it all on at once onto a brown lunch bag. You could also use “To/From” tags instead. I love easy.
Here’s the Halloween dinner I did for my kids. Nothing super amazing, but simple and fun and they loved it.
Favors from pinterest:
Monster Drink: 7 up dyed green with food coloring, scoop of lime ice cream, candy eyes, gummy worms:
Pumpkin peaches made on the Silhouette (pinterest):
Spider web and mummy pizza (pinterest):
Lately, I’ve been giving wooden letters as gifts to friends. If using a coupon at a craft store, you can usually score a letter about a foot tall for $2. I get a pretty card stock to match their house, and pull out the Mod Podge.
Here’s a letter “C”:
Paint your letter whatever color you want, back and front, two coats. Let dry completely.
Trace with a pencil around the letter on the back of the card stock. Cut out along your line a little more than what you traced to give you a nice border:
Sorry, not pictured, but do a layer of Mod Podge on top of the letter and carefully lay card stock on top. Its very important to press down completely and get out any air bubbles while the Mod Podge is still wet. I turn the letter over to dry completely pressed against my counter. You can seal the whole thing with another Mod Podge layer if you’d like.
And here’s what I did for my kitchen. I had a weird, long and skinny spot above a window that needed a little something. These letters I cut out myself with a hand held jig saw. To get the shape of the letter, I just found a font I liked on the computer and printed it off, cut it out, and used it as a pattern.