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Make it Monday: DIY Tile Coasters from Scrapbook paper and Home Depot tiles!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

DIY Tile coasters

DIY Tile Coasters

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

• Project: Make it Monday: DIY Tile Coasters from Scrapbook paper and Home Depot tiles!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 15 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes! It was so simple not to do!
• What I would do differently: Change of te scrapbook paper
• Items used: adorable idea from: lightrefreshmentsserved.com , brushed Modpodge on precut scrapbook paper to adhere to super cheap white tiles from Home Depot, then attached felt pads to the bottom of the coaster

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J
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day 134: get crafty/ spa sleepover party decorations: crepe paper streamers, tissue paper pom-poms, and pin-wheel garland!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: day 134: get crafty/ spa sleepover party decorations: crepe paper streamers, tissue paper pom-poms, and pin-wheel garland!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1, thanks to my mom and Aunt Cindy, who are amazing crafters!!
• Would I do it again? yes! This was very easy, took little time to do, and makes a big impact; all good!
• What I would do differently: do it again for other parties and holidays in different colors!
• Items used: different colored crepe paper streamers knotted to a string of twine!
Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 123: get crafty/ simple easter craft, gift, decor, treats/ cute “bunny noses” aka jelly beans in a mason jar with free printable!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 123: get crafty/ simple easter craft, gift, decor, treats/ cute “bunny noses” aka jelly beans in a mason jar with free printable!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, they are too cute! I will have to do more to give as gifts for sure!
• What I would do differently: make more! 😉
• Items used: mason jar, starburst jelly beans, ribbons and twine, and free printable “bunny noses” labels from: http://www.sheskindacrafty.com/2011/04/easter-spring-free-printables.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, I wish I had tried this earlier, it was SO easy (plus the baby oil smells so good).
• What I would do differently: nothing, except make more! The girls had so much fun doing this today 🙂
• Items used: mason jar, scrapbook paper, sticker labels, flour (4 cups), baby-oil ( 1/2 cup)

Cloud-Dough inspiration:

http://www.jugglingwithkids.com/2011/11/cloud-dough.html

Free Printable labels:

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/organization-basics/free-printable-storage-labels/#page=22

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 75: crafty kiddos/ valentine’s kids handprint heart xoxo

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: day 75: crafty kiddos/ valentine’s kids handprint heart xoxo
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, I always love catching the girl’s handprints at different stages in their lives.
• What I would do differently: do one for each girl!
• Items used: Crayola kids paint (pink and red), sharpie, scrapbook paper/cardstock

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!

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  • Project: day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! ALl were such a very quick and simple way to tie in your birthday theme with things that you already have.
  • What I would do differently: nothing really, except to do it to more things!
  • Items used: cupcake stand & polka-dot flowers and ribbons (Michael’s), black frame (Hobby Lobby)

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 47: get crafty/ kids party decoration idea/a year in photos, collage

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Project: day 47: get crafty/ kids party decoration idea/a year in photos, collage
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes! It’s a great way to commemorate your child’s past year in photos (or anyone for that matter). We did this for Morgan’s Minnie Mouse birthday party coming up, and I thought what better way to show what she has been doing for this past year, and how much she has grown. It hopefully should be pretty cute with all the fun Minnie Mouse decor!
• What I would do differently: get the photos in black and white!! I meant to but started uploading all of the photos and forgot to change them to black and white. Oh well, next time!
• Items used: instead of waiting to put them up on the day of the party (since we are not having the party at our house, but rather The Little Gym), I thought it would be better if I could make it ahead of time. So I just laid out legal size copy paper, stapled them together to for the number 3, ordered about 70 picture of Morgan all taken since she turned 2 last year until now (you can probably get away with using 40 or so, I didn’t use all of mine), taped the pictures with double sided tape to the paper, and voila! Now I can take it to the party and it will be ready to go!
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 45: get crafty/ diy fabric tutu for minnie mouse birthday party!

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Project: day 45: get crafty/ diy fabric tutu for minnie mouse birthday party!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (but really a 3 for me, but since I had my best friend Jackie who is oh so good at crafts with me, she gave me a lot of help!).
• Would I do it again? yes, it turned out so cute! Can’t wait for Morgan’s birthday so she can wear it!
• What I would do differently: it really turned out great, but we were possibly going to add tule to it as well for an extra touch of girliness! When we were at Michael’s today, we thought we purchased some elastic to tie all of the fabric to, but it wasn’t in our bag when we got home! So, we tied it all to some adorable ribbon left over from my Minnie Mouse centerpieces, and we’re hoping that will work, if not I will be calling my mom for some last-minute help in the sewing department!
• Items used: Michael’s fabric squares in zebra prints, polka dots, oh my!, scissors, and left over Hobby Lobby polka-dot ribbon!
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 38: get crafty/ party decor/ how to make pom poms

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Project: day 38: get crafty/ party decor/ how to make pom poms (Morgan’s 3rd birthday is coming up, so I will be doing many fun Minnie Mouse/party crafts, yea!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? yes! They really were just a bit time-consuming, and mine did not turn out quite as perfect as Martha Stewart‘s would, but then again, that’s why I’m doing all this, to get better! Can’t wait to see what they will look like at the Minnie Mouse Birthday party hanging from the ceiling!
• What I would do differently: Martha’s website said to use 8 sheets, which I did for my first one, but I thought it was a touch skimpy, so I did ten (looks better). The tissue paper I purchased at the store was 20×20, not 20 by 30, so hopefully that was ok 😉
• Items used: Packets of tissue paper to go with our hot pink, black, white, and polka dot Minnie Mouse theme (Hobby Lobby), white floral wire (18″) (Hobby Lobby), scissors

Pom pom instructions from the Martha Stewart website:

  • Tissue Paper Pom-Poms How-To

    These dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality, they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament, imparting a cheerful radiance to any party.

    You can also buy a Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Kit from Martha Stewart Crafts.

  • Step 1

    Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

  • Step 2

    Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

  • Step 3

    Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

  • Step 4

    Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.

until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 22: crafty kiddos/ homemade Christmas peppermint playdoh, holiday mason jar packaging

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FROM PINTEREST (a combination of these two below; recipe from peppermint playdoh, packaging idea from gingerbread playdoh):

Source: sweetsugarbelle.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 22: crafty kiddos/ homemade Christmas peppermint playdoh, holiday mason jar packaging
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): playdoh- 1, packaging 1 ok, maybe 2 since I had my brother-in-law, Gaelan, help cut the white label 😉
  • Would I do it again? yes, Morgan, our 2 year-old loves to play with playdoh!
  • What I would do differently: we thought we had peppermint extract, but when we went to add it to the dough mixture it was gone! Oh well, maybe next time it will smell yummy! Ours also seemed a bit too moist, not sure what went wrong 😦
  • Items used:
  • Peppermint Play Dough Recipe: * 2 Cups White Flour* Liquid Water Color or Food Coloring (as much as needed to get the color you want)* 1/2 Cup Salt* 3 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar (This was hard to find, I never saw it before. It was in the area with the salt and looks like baking powder.)* 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil* 1 Tablespoon Peppermint Extract (Optional – but this is what makes it smell SO good!)Ready, set, make!1. Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl with a whisk.

    2. Add 2 cups of water and your coloring of choice to get desired color.

    3. Mix well with a wisk.

    4. Add vegetable oil and peppermint extract.

    5. Mix well with a wisk, then stir/smooth batter with a soft spoon or  spatula.

    6. Pour batter into a large skillet or electric pan and cook on medium heat while stirring constantly. Continue stirring and turning until play dough is cooked, thick, and no longer shiny. Don’t be afraid, the pan will clean easily. It cooked for me in about 5 – 7 minutes.

    7. Remove from heat and place on counter top. When it cools, knead it over and over until it is the consistency you like. Be careful, it will be HOT!

    MASON JAR PACKAGING:

    Recycled mason jar

    cut up paper bag

    white copy paper

    Christmas ribbons and snowflake

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂