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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 🙂

Day 21: crafty kiddos/ Christmas tree snowflake window decor

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Source: ohcrafts.net via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: Day 21: crafty kiddos/ Christmas tree snowflake window decor
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1, but I will say that there’s a difference between the snowflakes you made when you were in first grade, and actually trying to make them look semi decent; it takes a lot of patience.
  • Would I do it again? yes, it’s a quick and festive way to spruce up any window or glass door, and inexpensive!
  • What I would do differently: maybe try origami paper as one of the sites had said.
  • Items used: We used construction paper for the colors which was very thick, and white copy paper which worked pretty good. We got our inspiration from some of the sites above; the 6-point snowflake tips seemed the best!

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 12: crafty kiddos/ handprint Christmas Tree

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Source: ucreatewithkids.blogspot.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 12: crafty kiddos/ hand print Christmas Tree
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, paint + kids= a MESS, but it was fun!
  • Would I do it again? yes, they had fun once again dipping their hands in paint, and wanted to keep going!
  • Items used: Crayola kids paint & canvas (Michael’s), paint brushes and kiddo hands 😉

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 10: get crafty/ 5 minute Christmas table decor

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Source: inspirationforhome.blogspot.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 10: get crafty/ 5 minute Christmas table decor
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it’s such a simple and quick table decoration for the holidays!
  • Items used: my own glass vases, pinecones from Michaels

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 8: outdoors we will go/christmas photo idea

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Source: christmas.yourway.net via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 8: outdoors we will go/christmas photo idea
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! The girls were laughing hysterically when we did this!
  • Items used: Nikon d3000 camera, Scottsdale Quarter fake grass knoll 😉

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂