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Saturday, April 23, 2016

An Apple for Teacher


I can't tell you enough how much I love and appreciate teachers for all  they do. I volunteer at my daughter's preschool and I see firsthand how much time and energy they put into their classroom to make it so incredible for the kids. With Teacher Appreciation Day coming up, here's a fun gift to show your teachers how much you appreciate their efforts. 

When I saw these adorable red apple containers from Oriental Trading Company, I knew they'd be perfect for a teacher's gift. I attached a darling "A is for Awesome" printable from Skip to My Lou with green bakers twine and tied it around the stem of the apple. So simple and easy, right?!



I  then filled the containers with a gift card, lip balm, hand sanitizer and a couple little treats. The apples are pretty large so they can hold quite a few little goodies.


My daughter is so excited to give these sweet apples to her teachers, I don't know if she can wait until May to hand them out! 


Hooray for teachers!!



Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies used:
A is for Awesome printable - Skip to My Lou
Green bakers twine- Whisker Graphics

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ice Cream Party Invitations and Centerpiece


It's so much fun to guest post for The Wood Connection because there is ALWAYS something adorable to make.
 We have an ice cream party coming up at our place and I wanted to do something fun and unique for the invitations.  Who says party invitations have to be made out of paper?  Today I'll show you a super cute and simple way to make these little ice cream invites as well as a fun centerpiece for the party.





Let's get started!

Supplies used:
pattern paper
foam brushes
Acrylic paint by Delta in Trail Tan, Hydrangea Pink and Light Ivory.
 All supplies can be found at The Wood Connection

Directions:
Using a ruler, mark off three sections with pencil on the creamsicle.

Paint the bottom half pink and allow to dry.


Paint the middle section light ivory and allow to dry as well. 


Paint the top tan and allow to dry. I didn't paint the stick on the creamsicle because I liked how it actually looked like a popsicle stick.

 And there you have it!
 A cute and unique way to invite friends to your ice cream party.  For the printable, I used Canva to design it. I simply picked out a design I liked and added my own text. It's REALLY easy, believe me! 


Darling tissue confetti from - Eve's Party Market



Directions for the box sign centerpiece:

Paint the entire box sign light ivory and after it dries, sand just a little around the edges to give it a bit of a shabby look. 

Next, cut out your pattern paper to fit inside the box sign and attach it inside using wood glue.


Place one of the painted creamsicles inside the box sign using wood glue.

And you're finished!
 Pretty sweet and simple, but lots of fun! 

I don't know about you, but this little invite is making me hungry for the real thing! Hope it does the same for my guests too! ;-)

Thank you so much to The Wood Connection for having me, it's a pleasure as always!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Idea

Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up (May 3rd, to be exact) and what better way to let your child's teacher know how much you appreciate them than with donuts. Because...who doesn't LOVE donuts?! 
Oriental Trading Company has these darling donut party treat boxes that are perfect to house mini donuts or yummy donut holes. 

I am SO not a graphic designer so I used Canva to create my printable. It was so quick and easy, you just choose a design and type in your own words. The printable I made says, "We donut know what we'd do without you". Soooo punny! ;-)


These little donut boxes are adorable, sturdy enough to hold several little donuts and perfect for gift giving. You could also add a gift card to Starbucks to go along with the donuts. YUM!

I love how the boxes resemble a mini donut shop. So sweet!


The gift is easy and inexpensive and is a great way to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them for all the hard work they do. 


Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies used:
DIY printable- Canva
Tissue confetti , paper poms and honeycomb balls -Eve's Party Market

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rustic Cupcake Stands and Vintage Scooter

 I am SO excited to be a part of  the wonderfully talented Eighteen 25 Creative Team  this year!
 I have a fun wood project to share with you today. It's incredibly simple and fairly quick to whip up.
Wedding season is just around the corner and these rustic cupcake stands and vintage style scooter would make the perfect centerpiece for a bridal shower or wedding reception. Of course they'd be adorable for birthday party or really any kind of celebration that includes cupcakes. ;-)

Let's get this party started! 

Supplies:
Miniwax wood finish - provincial 
Acrylic paint - ivory
Two 4" circle plaques, two candlesticks in small and large and scooter - available at The Wood Connection
foam brush
wood glue


Directions:
Trace the flower basket and the front and back end of the scooter using pattern paper and cut out. Set aside while you paint. 

Paint all loose scooter pieces with ivory acrylic paint and allow to dry.

Apply wood glue to wood pieces and attach paper to the pieces. 


Sand the wheels of the scooter a bit to give them a bit of that distressed look. Punch two circles out from the pattern paper to attach on top of the wheels. 


Set aside all the loose scooter pieces while you stain the rest of the project. 

Take the 4" circles, scooter and candlesticks outside to stain. Brush one coat on each wood piece and allow to dry.  After all the pieces are dry, take a bit of sandpaper and sand your projects to give them that rustic look.

Using wood glue, attach the 4" circle to the top of the candle stick. 


Attach flower basket, front and back end and wheels to the scooter using wood glue as well. 

Tie a pretty little bow around the middle of the candlesticks. 

And the most important step... add cupcakes with colorful sprinkles. ;-)

And there you have it!  Rustic cupcake stands to display lovely little cupcakes and a super cute vintage style scooter. 




 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you treat yourself to a cupcake....or two! ;-)

Check out the original post on the Eighteen25 site here





Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Children's Book Club



We are huge Eric Carle fans at our place and our favorite book is Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me.  I had a children's book club party where the little guests read and discussed the book, munched on popcorn and dined on cookies that looked as if Eric Carle himself painted them! 






Darling popcorn boxes from Eve's Party Market.









It was a sweet and simple get together to share the children's love of books and reading. The only thing missing was Eric Carle! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check out @babygabeycookies on instagram  to see all her incredible cookies and @evespartymarket for the cutest party supplies on the planet!