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25th Jul2014

Carnival Carousel or Circus Cake Topper Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf

Circus Cupcake Topper DIY

I made a DIY Circus Theme Cake Topper the other day for my daughter’s birthday cake.  The little pompoms on top of the straws I used reminded me of a carousel. Plus, I was not only serving cake for her birthday, but cupcakes as well.  It gave me the idea of making a Carnival Carousel with those little plastic animals you get at party supply stores. I went on a hunt, and came up with this Carnival Carousel or Circus Cake Topper tutorial.

Materials:

  • Plastic circus animals
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper party straws
  • Pompoms
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper

I found a bag of plastic animals at a local party supply store for $2.99 for a dozen.

Circus Cupcake and Cake Topper Tutorial

I laid down some paper on my craft table and Mia and I painted each one a solid color.

Circus Cupcake Topper How To

We chose colors that reminded us of a carnival or circus. Some of the lighter colors needed two coats of paint, but they dried very quickly.

Circus Cake Topper

While the animals were drying I cut the party straws. Once in half, and then the half I cut in two, with one side slightly longer than the other.

Circus Cake Topper DIY

I hot glued the animals onto the straws and also glued a fuzzy yellow pompom on top.

Circus Cupcake Topper Decoration

 

I used some as cupcake toppers.

Carnival Cupcake Topper

Circus or carnival Carousel Cupcake Topper

I also used three of them as circus cake toppers and placed them in a circle to look like a carousel.

Circus Carousel Cupcake Topper

It turned out so cute!

Circus or Carnival Cupcake Topper

Be sure to check out some of my other circus themed posts!

24th Jul2014

DIY Circus Theme Cake Topper

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Circus Theme Cake Topper

As you may already know, we took my daughter to the circus for her birthday.  I am loving this circus theme and had such a fun time making these cute circus party favors that were a hit with the kids.  I also wanted to share simple paper craft and easy DIY circus theme cake topper I made for her cake. You only need a few materials.

Materials:

  • Two paper straws
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Colorful paper
  • Two pompoms
  • Glue

I cut a one inch strip of red and white striped scrapbook paper that I had left over from the party favors I made. I cut them into little 1”X1” pendants. The red and white stripes made it easy to just eyeball and cut a 45 degree angle.

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Fringe makes everything better!! I used some left over blue paper to make these little fringed squares.

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Next, I cut two slits on each of the tops of the straws and inserted the twine as shown. It slides right in perfectly.

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I glued the pendants to the twine and added a little yellow fuzzy pompom I had left over from some caterpillar clothespins Mia and I made a while ago. You can use any glue.  I chose to use hot glue.

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There you have it! Instant circus theme cake topper! It’s very quick and easy and costs next to nothing to make.

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If you need more carnival or circus inspiration, check out these posts!

23rd Jul2014

Happy Fourth Birthday, Mia

by Dinah Wulf

Happy 4th Birthday Mia

Dear Mia,

It’s July, 23rd, or as you would say it, “Jew-lie tweny toid.” Happy Fourth Birthday, Mia! Last year I wrote you a letter on your birthday on my blog, and I thought I’d continue the tradition. I had fun reading it just now to see how much you have grown over the last 12 short months. You are the BIG 4 now, and like I’m sure every parent can attest, I have no idea where the time went.  This year has been SO fun.  Your little personality is no longer little actually. It’s quite LARGE. Here are some things I want you to remember this year:

  • You started dance class with your two best friends, Becca and Taylor, this year and had your first recital. It was a tap dance to Animal Crackers in My Soup. As much as I hated putting the required make-up on your face, it was the most adorable thing I have ever seen.  I cried.
  • You also started soccer and you love it, making Dad the happiest man on earth.  I think Dad cried.
  • In Preschool I am told that you like to play Mommy and Baby still.  You came home one day and told me about who was marrying whom in your class and I just about fainted.  Come on. You’re three. Boys already?
  • When you are at home you prefer to walk around in your underwear only.
  • You are a pro at traveling now and have been a great travel buddy through long car rides, lay overs, and airplane rides.
  • You, your Dad, and I have dance parties in our living room on the weekend and you like to shout “Shake your tail feathers!”
  • You went to your first baseball game at Dodger Stadium.
  • Surprisingly you know A LOT of words to many Top 40 songs on the radio.
  • You know how to write and spell you name!
  • One of my favorite times of the day is reading to you before you go to bed.
  • You saw your first movie, Frozen.
  • You love driving with the windows down and buckling your dolls and Lamby Toot Toot in the seat next to you.

Once again, I wanted to cut and paste the funny Facebook statuses I wrote about you, starting from the most recent:

July 6, 2014:

“Remind me to wear pants and socks on my hands next time we go to the park so that I can play on the playground. It’s too hot!” –Mia

June 26, 2014:

Mia was crying and upset because her car seat was hurting her and then Iggy Azalea came on the radio and she started rapping through her tears. She is SO my child!

June 25, 2014:

Mia was arranging her little chairs with blankets on top and I asked, “Are you making a fort?” She replies, “Yes, I’m making a fort of July!”

June 15, 2014:

“Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy who let’s me eat chips and dip and gummy bears right before dinner, plays Captain Hook with me and let’s me run around the house with a wire hanger, and retorts to my sassy attitude with Your Mom jokes. I love you more than anything (besides Mom, of course).” –Mia

May 21, 2014:

Mia just said: “Mama, I’d like to go to the Aquarium but we have to pick up Lilly, Becca, and Taylor. I also want to pick up Coco, but there’s not room so call her Mama to see if it’s OK that she sit in the back of the trunk.”

May 14, 2014:

True Story.

Mia: Mommy I’m too scared to go to the doctor!

Me: Then stop sticking gold fish up your nose.

April 17, 2014:

“Mama, my I please have some candy while I wait for the bananas to ripen?” Mia, age 3

April 5, 2014:

Only my husband can quote Cyprus Hill while playing Sesame Street with our little lady.

March 31, 2014:

Fun Fact by Mia Wulf, age 3: “Did you know that iPads can pause while someone goes to the bathroom?”

February 18, 2014:

At dinner tonight Mike asked Mia, “If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for?” Mia answered, 1) for Mommy to do a craft with me, 2) for a stuffed animal frog, and 3) for Daddy to shave his beard!

February 5, 2014:

Mike: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Mia: A Doctor!

Mike and Me: Yes!!! (high five)

Mia: … AND a Tooth Fairy!!!!

January 10, 2014:

You know your husband’s a good father when he kisses Mia’s baby doll goodbye when he leaves for work only after he dresses it up (backwards I might add).

January 4, 2014:

“Mommy, you better bust a cap in daddy’s booty.” – Mia, age 3

December 20, 2013:

“Mommy, we better leave a sweater jacket for Santa to give to Mrs. Claus. She would like that.” – Mia, 3 YO

October 2: 2013:

Parenting Tip #12: QC your purse before you sit in a full waiting room with your toddler, because when they get bored from waiting and pull out the tampons and shout, “Hey, Mama! This is for your butt!”, it’s not fun…at all.

August 13, 2013:

This is my 8th time circling the airport to pick up my mom and Mia is yelling out the window “Peeeeeeeww! Smell my stinky toes!”

August 12, 2013:

Gotta love when your three year old can’t stop singing “I’m up all night to get lucky!”

August 3, 2013:

Mia: (gasp) Mama! You have scratches all over you!

Me: Those are called stretch marks.

Mia: Well, you better wipe those stretch marks off!

Me: (silence)

July 30, 2013:

Me: What is there a helicopter circling our neighborhood? It’s making me nervous.

Mia: I’m nervous too and Daddy’s nervous. Auntie Jennifer, The babies, Becca, Tiffany are nervous. Tito and Tita My are nervous. Auntie Katie and Taylor are nervous too.

Me: (laughing)

Mia: Mama?

Me: Yes?

Mia: Grandma and Grandpa are nervous too.

 

Happy 4th Birthday, my little lady. Mommy and Daddy love you more than you know!

22nd Jul2014

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

by Dinah Wulf

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto

Disclosure: Thank you to Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto for sponsoring this trip and post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Where do I begin? I attempted to summarize four fun-filled days and three nights about my trip to Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in one blog post.  It didn’t quite work out. So I ended up writing several including 1) our boat tour, 2) diving for clams, 3) our morning hike, 4) my tips for paddle boarding, and even 5) how I learned how to make a beautiful sun-shaped garnish on the beach while sipping on some fresh cucumber lime margaritas. Oh! I even shared 6) How I wrapped my souvenirs in toilet paper rolls!

There is still so much more to share, so I summed it up as best as I could in a three minute video. In it, you will see photos of our entire trip including my gorgeous suite, all the adventures I mentioned above, and all the gourmet food we ate.

Enjoy!

ABOUT VILLA DEL PALMAR AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO (Press Release)

Villa del Palmar Loreto Mexico

Baja’s First Million Star Resort

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a self-contained destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with balcony or terrace, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square feet Spa, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.  The New York Times lists Loreto in its Top Ten Places to go in 2011. The travel article featuring The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers.

Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands, horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto chef prepare it for you), paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking.  With complimentary shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous.  The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children. 

More about my adventures in Loreto, Mexico:

21st Jul2014

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping (5)

If you have been following along both of my blogs, this one and Inheriting Our Planet, you may have noticed all the posts I have been writing about my amazing trip to Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto in Mexico! Of COURSE I had to bring home a few souvenirs from my trip. Thanks to my Mother In Law, she gave me the inside scoop that Mexico has THE BEST vanilla extract so I always know it’ll be a hit when I get home. I ended up using Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping to present my gifts to my friends and family.

Materials:

  • Gift (duh!)
  • Toilet Paper Rolls (duh!)
  • Decorative Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper Cutter
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun (optional)

It just so happens that a small bottle of vanilla extract fits perfectly in a toilet paper roll.  I KNEW I was hoarding toilet paper rolls for a reason!

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I picked some colorful and bright paper that reminded me of Mexico,  cut it to size with my paper cutter, and secured it with double sided tape. FYI, toilet paper rolls are 4.5” long.

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Wrapping

Next, I simply rolled the bottle in some tissue paper and inserted it into the roll.

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Next, I tied a ribbon on each end.

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Now, the bottle was a little thin and slid around in the tube, so I put a little dab of hot glue into the tube to keep it from sliding around and it worked beautifully.

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I can’t wait to give them away, especially to my Mother In Law!

In case you want to read about my adventures in Mexico, check out these posts!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a cute little video of my trip!

18th Jul2014

Circus Carnival Theme Party Favors

by Dinah Wulf

Circus Carnival Theme Party Favors

My daughter is turning four next week and instead of having an elaborate birthday party we are taking her and her two best friends to the circus. Since we are saving money on food, decorations, a bounce house, shaved ice booth (we have this every year), and everything else that goes along with a party, I thought I’d spend a few extra dollars to make three special Circus Carnival Theme Party Favors for my three favorite little ladies.

I found these adorable plastic bottles at a craft supply store. I wrapped some red and white paper around it and filled them with blue candies.

Circus Themed Party Favors

I also found these candy shaped plastic containers and filled them with red and gold candies.

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Cute, right?

Circus or CircusThemed Party Favors

I filled some candy pretzel bags with animal crackers and iced animal crackers and tied them with red and blue ribbon.

Circus Themed Party Favors DIY

I also bought a bag of candy peanuts and divided into three. I put them in small plastic sandwich bags, stuffed the bottom of these cute popcorn treat boxes, and placed the peanuts on top.

Circus or Carnival Themed Party Favors

I designed a little Happy Birthday sign on my computer for the front of the treat box.

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I stuffed the box with all the goodies I made including a blue felt flower hair clip and a little stuffed elephant. I also decorated it with some carnival tickets I bought at the craft store.

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Carnival Themed Party Favors DIY

They turned out so cute and I only spent about $15 per girl. I thought it was well worth it for my daughter and her best friends.  I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when we take them to the actual circus!

Carnival Themed Party Favors

If you need more carnival or circus inspiration, check out these posts!

17th Jul2014

Easy High School Class Reunion Centerpieces

by Dinah Wulf

Easy Class Reunion Centerpieces IKEA

I can’t believe that I will be celebrating my twenty year high school reunion next month.  I went to high school in a very small town on the East Coast.  My graduating class was about 200 people and I was the Student Government President…I know… I’m a Geek now and I was a Geek back then too!  My classmates and I were very close, and after all these years we still are.  Even though I live in California, I still keep in touch with a handful of best friends and I go back to visit often. For our reunion, I volunteered to make these Easy High School Class Reunion Centerpieces.

I SCORED at IKEA the other day.  I walked in thinking I was going a different route for the centerpieces. I originally was going to frame black and white pictures of the school and put fresh flowers on the table, but then I saw a large yellow banner with a $1.99 sale for these lanterns on it. What??? $1.99??? I couldn’t pass it up.  I immediately put 10 lanterns in my big recyclable yellow bag with blue handles.

Easy Class Reunion Centerpieces

When I got home I knew exactly what I was going to do.  I measured the glass panels and designed three simple school spirited panels on my computer. I printed them on plain white computer paper and used double sided tape to tape them inside each lantern.

DIY Class Reunion Centerpieces IKEA

I added a tea light and voila… cute and simple centerpiece! We are having the party at a bar so I think these will be perfect for bar sized tables. I may opt to do more but I think that’s it for now because I have to mail them along with the Dollar store photo booth props and Mod Podge photo props that I made.

Easy High School Class Reunion Centerpieces

Easy Class Reunion Lanterns

I can’t wait until the reunion! Less than a month away!

16th Jul2014

Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to

by Dinah Wulf

Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to

Ah! There is nothing more relaxing to me than spending summer vacation on the beach. OK, well, maybe there is ONE thing more relaxing. That would be spending summer vacation on the beach with a margarita in hand. Lucky me; I had the privilege of spending four days and three nights at the gorgeous Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto resort and spa. I can’t wait to tell you about it all including hiking, paddle boarding, the amazing food and staff, my incredible private suite, and my clam diving excursion. But first, I just wanted to share a little Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to. My friend Sharon and I had a special tutorial by our bartender, Jorge, on the beach when he made us some tasty and refreshing cucumber margaritas with a chili lime rim.

You only need three things:

  • Sharp Knife
  • Key Lime
  • Cutting Board

OK, well you also need a margarita of course! First, slice the end off of the key lime and discard.

Sun Lime Garnish How to

Cut a thin slice saving the rest of the lime for later and follow the lines of the flesh and cut, stopping at the inside of the rind.

Sun Key Lime Garnish How to

Invert the ring as shown.

Margarita Sun Lime Garnish

Margarita Sun Lime Garnish How to

Use the remaining part of the key lime, and maneuver the ring onto the edge of the lime forming a sun.

Sun Key Lime Garnish Tutorial

Lay the sun flat onto the cutting board and cut a slit into the rounded end.

Sun Lime Garnish Tutorial

If desired, groom the sun with your knife to shape the perfect sun.

How to Make a Sun Shaped Lime Garnish

Place it on the edge of a salted margarita glass using the slit on the body of the lime.

Sun Shaped Key Lime Garnish How to

Isn’t it adorable? It was such a beautiful and thoughtful touch to help make our sun bathing THAT much more special. Jorge went over and above for us, especially taking the extra time to show us how to make this unique margarita garnish.

Here are more of my adventures in Loreto!

 

15th Jul2014

Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf

Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece

I have a massive dining room table. It’s eight feet long and cannot be folded down because it’s glass. We actually found the base, an old metal work bench with wheels, at an architectural salvage place in Los Angeles. You can see more pictures of it on my dining room makeover reveal. That being said, when I have a centerpiece on the table, it too has to be kind of massive! So, today, I wanted to share one that I whipped up, my Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece.

You can kind of see how massive my dining room table is in this photo, but I swear this photo doesn’t do it justice.

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I found the most AMAZING deal at Michael’s for this wall mirror. It was discounted 60% off and then I had an additional 10% off coupon on sale items as well! Woo hoo!!!!! I used it as a tray for this table. I also have a collection of vintage books, so I used them as levels for my apothecary jars.

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I filled each jar with some vase fillers, and some collections, and added it little chalkboard tag on them so that I can easily change the contents inside.

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I thought this was perfect for any holiday because I can simply change the contents with colorful things like Easter eggs or Christmas ornaments for each holiday. Nice and simple!

Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece

Here are some other centerpieces I have tried out in the past:

On a side note, this winter forest may be one of my most favorite apothecary jar displays that I have done!

14th Jul2014

Party Top Hat Headband DIY

by Dinah Wulf

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My daughter turns four at the end of this month and my husband and I are taking her two best friends and her to the circus for the first time. I thought it’d be fun to dress her up a little for her special day so I wanted to share and easy repurposed Party Top Hat Headband DIY that I made out of a party cup and that you can make for a costume, party hat, or just for fun!

Materials:

  • Small Party Cup
  • Scissors
  • Circle Craft Punches
  • Cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Craft Flowers or Felt
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Headband

I purchased these cups for .50 for the whole pack at an after Easter sale.  They were just too cute to pass up and I knew I would eventually use them for something.

Party Top Hat Headband DIY (2)

I used scissors to cut it down to the size hat I wanted.

Party Top Hat Headband DIY (3)

Next I cut out two circles with two craft punches. The sizes I used are 2” and 3.5”. The 2” just happen to fit the bottom of the cup perfectly.

Party Top Hat Headband DIY (4)

I glued the top, rim, and ribbon band onto the cup.

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Then, I had some extra felt craft flowers from my Dollar Bin Headband project I did not long ago and glued that to the hat.

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Lastly, I hot glued the mini hat onto a sparkly gold dollar bin headband. Isn’t it adorable??? I can’t stand it! I may even wear this myself to the circus or even make three of them for party favors for her two best friends!

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11th Jul2014

Camping Ideas and Tips

by Dinah Wulf

Happy Friday! With summertime well underway, I thought I’d put together a list of helpful checklists, camping ideas and tips, DIY hacks and ideas, games, crafts, and tasty treats from some fabulous fellow Bloggers.

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Here we go!

 

Check Lists and Camping Tips: Checklists, tips, and tricks to help prepare you for a successful and safe family vacation.

 

DIY: Budget-friendly upcycled ideas for outdoor lighting.

 

Games/Activities: Fun games and activities the whole family can enjoy outdoors.

 

Craft Ideas: Craft ideas to keep the kiddos busy and spark their creativity.

 

Tasty Treats: Easy to make finger foods to help make your trip extra special.

10th Jul2014

Front Door Makeover Before and After

by Dinah Wulf

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference.  I had no idea how expensive doors were until I actually had to look into buying one. My husband and I have made some modern updates to the house (see more below) when it comes to paint colors. I’m not very adventurous and seem to be sticking to black, white, and gray! For our front door, we ended up deciding to paint it instead of buying a new one, saving a lot of money.

My husband wouldn’t allow me to tackle this DIY (there are just some things I don’t attempt), so we hired our contractor, Jeff from Diamond Custom Finishes (he rocks!). He and his son are our trusted dynamic duo! I neglected to take pictures of the door outside but you can kind of see it in this post. But it pretty much looks like this photo of the interior.

Front Door Makeover

Jeff and his son and partner Brian, took off the door, removed the hardware and primed and painted it.

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Here is the after! To me, it’s such a big difference.  We haven’t changed the hardware yet, but I kind of like the old hardware.  It’s a nice mix of modern black and old patina. P.S. if you like the radiant orchid address wreath or the burlap stenciled metal vases check out those tutorials!

Interior:

Front Door Makeover (2)

Exterior:

Front Door Makeover (3)

You can also catch the full front of the house in these posts as well:

Check out other makeovers we did with our home:

Thanks to Jeff and Diamond Custom Finishes for the awesome front door makeover!

09th Jul2014

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags

by Dinah Wulf

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags How To

These cute little versatile DIY chalkboard clothespin tags are perfect for creative gift wrapping, party favors, name place cards, or even gardening or home organization labels.  They are inexpensive to make and you only need a few materials.

Materials:

  • Wooden Shape Cut-Outs
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Scrap Paper
  • Clothespins
  • Glue
  • Chalk

I found these cute little wood cut-outs at Michael’s for .29 each but then I got 15% off of that, so they were roughly four for a dollar.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags

I painted one side using a foam brush.  I like using this type of brush because the edges stay nice and neat so that only the front of the wooden cut-out is painted.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags Easy

Tip: You may have noticed on previous posts, I like to save packing paper and reuse it.  It’s easy to store and doesn’t take up much space and it’s perfect for protecting any craft workspace.  I use it especially when I do kids crafts that involve paint with my daughter.

Two coats will suffice, but I did three, allowing one hour in between each coat.  I find that waiting works best when working with chalkboard paint.

Lastly, I glued each painted chalkboard tag to a clothespin.  You can use any type of glue. I personally prefer hot glue in this craft.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags Craft Idea

Tip: I noticed after the fact that it was easier to glue on the wood cut-out BEFORE painting it so that it is easier to hold while painting and less messy on your fingers!

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags Craft

I used these for little party favors but you can use them for several purposes. They would be adorable as place cards settings for a dinner party or even a wedding or shower.  You can also use them to label and organize craft supplies as well.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags Tutorial

Here are a few more after photos.

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin Tags Party Favor

DIY Chalkboard Clothespin GiftTags

08th Jul2014

Clever Repurposing Ideas for Prescription Bottles

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposed Prescription Bottles

I am one lucky girl! I leave on Wednesday for a luxurious vacation at the Villa Del Palmar Resort & Spa in Baja, Mexico! While I was packing, I was looking for something to pack my rings and earring so that they could easily be found.  They always get lost in my jewelry tote that I have. I came across some prescription bottles and thought they were perfect! THEN, I got carried away. What other clever repurposing ideas for prescription bottles are there?  I thought of over a dozen!

Here we go!!!

Earrings and Rings

Small jewelry always gets caught or lost when mixed with my necklaces and bracelets.  This is a great compact way to keep them separated.

Upcycled Prescription Bottles

Bracelets

Now my bracelets won’t get tangled in with my necklaces.

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Bobby Pins

Perfect for those nights when you want to put your hair up.

Clever Upcyling Ideas for Prescription Bottles

Hair Accessories

This is perfect for when I travel with my daughter. Her hair accessories are so small and easy to lose.

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Travel Tic Tac Toe Game

Also helpful when you’re traveling with kids, make a little board with a piece of paper and use small shells, rocks, and the like for markers.

Clever Repurposing Ideas for Prescription Bottles

Mints and Candies

I am always digging in my purse to find individually wrapped mints.  This is a great way to keep them all together.

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Extra Batteries

Because you never know…

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Spare Change

It’s never fun when you are traveling and you need to feed the meter.

Ideas for Upcycled Prescription Bottles

Head Phones

Prescription Bottles are the perfect size for your headphones and great for preventing tangles.

Upcycled Prescription Bottles for Travel

Cotton Balls and Cotton Pads

Prescription Bottles are a similar size to travel shampoos and fit perfectly in a cosmetic bag.

Clever Uses for Prescription Bottles

Cotton Swabs

Another compact container that’s perfect for your cosmetic bag.

Unique Uses for Prescription Bottles

Small Toiletry Items

Tweezers, nail clippers, and the like fit perfectly inside these useful little bottles.

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Adhesive Bandages

They fit perfectly! Who would have thought?

Ideas for Repurposed Prescription Bottles

Lip Balm. Lip Gloss, & Lipstick

When you have to dig for all three in your purse, having them all together in one container is helpful.

Repurposing ideas for Travel

Lastly, hop on over to Inheriting Our Planet and see how I turned some into craft storage!

Phew! Did I miss anything???

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