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day 48: crafty kiddos/ minnie mouse birthday pin wheel garland/banner!

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1. Cut two strips of paper in equal size. 2. Accordion fold both. 3. Place both pieces together on the table, face up. Push them in, and turn them on their side to staple them in the middle. 4. Fan them back out, and secure their sides by taping them. Double sided tape works like a gem, and scrap book paper is super fun, as are music sheets, and pictures decorated by your little ones.

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• Project: day 48: crafty kiddos/ minnie mouse pin wheel birthday garland/banner!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes, it was pretty easy, very cute, and could easily be done for any holiday. There are so many great cardstocks out there that have great themes to theme: Halloween, Christmas, birthdays, you name it!
• What I would do differently: my DCWV paper was almost out, so I only could do one pink pin wheel! I will either take it out for Morgan’s birthday, or go buy some more pink to add into her Minnie Mouse theme!
• Items used: DCWV Glitter Cardstock pack (Michael’s), twine (Hobby Lobby), scissors, tape, stapler, and clothespins

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 🙂