I wasn’t going to do a post today because of the holiday weekend…BUT I COULDN’T DO IT! This blog is an addiction, I tell ya! If you haven’t guessed, I am an extremely calculated person. I HATE to procrastinate and I almost feel a strong anxiety when I do not plan ahead. This includes this blog. I have my posts and projects completed very early. My secret is out. Every post is published exactly at 6am PST Monday to Friday. It has been that was since this blog started in April 2011. Sometimes, I’ll admit, I have projects ready months in advance. I know I’m crazy. Today, IS THE VERY FIRST BLOG POST out of over 500 that I did not plan. Eeeek! With that said I found myself scrambling right before a party yesterday and decided to make this quick and easy headpiece.
Materials I used:
- Pre-made felt flower
- Hot glue & glue gun
Literally minutes before we left I threw this baby together. Thank goodness hot glue dries so quickly. I cut out scraps for blue leaves and a small sliver of tulle.
Here’s how it turned out!
This is me posting it on Instagram! Yes. I am in my garage and yes…that is a lot of gray hair.
Soooo, now that I am actually nearing the end of this spur of the moment blog post, I can take a deep breath….Ahhhhhhhhh. Hey! That wasn’t so bad! I really need to do this more often!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th with all your friends and family!
Geesh! The Fourth of July is right around the corner! How time flies! I wanted to share a quick and easy recycled T shirt Fourth of July bunting sponsored by Silhouette that I made with the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software. You can make this in minutes; just in time for the 4th. More importantly, you can purchase the software on sale from now until July 10th with the promo code: DIYINSPIRED! You’re welcome!
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait™
- Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software
- Scrapbook paper in patriotic colors and/or patterns
- An old T Shirt
- Spray Starch
- Iron and ironing board
- Hot Glue and glue gun
What is great about the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software is that there is a built in ruler and guidelines for precise alignment and drawing. Because of this, I was able to easily make these cut outs.
Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:
- Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
- Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
- Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
- Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
- Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
Next, I made a fabric bunting out of an old T shirt. You can check out the full tutorial for how to make it. It turned out great and was very quick and simple to do!
Just in case, the promo code is DIYINSPIRED to receive a discount from now until July 12th!
This post is sponsored by Silhouette and contains affiliate links.
I have seen a few Pringles can cookie tins on Pinterest. They are cleverly wrapped and hold the perfect sized cookie. I’ve seen them wrapped with Christmas paper complete with a bow and I’ve seen them wrapped like a Mummy for Halloween. These lovely ideas inspired me to create these Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits with a “pull me” tag and ribbon. The long vertical shape is perfect for this.
Here are the cans I used.
I made these nail kits for a teenage girl is four easy steps.
STEP 1: Choose your gift.
STEP 2: Make a “pull me” tag.
STEP 3: Tie all your gifts together with ribbon.
STEP 4: Insert them into your decorated Pringles can.
Other Gift Kit Ideas:
- Sushi Theme- chopsticks, sushi mat, soy sauce dish, packet of soy sauce, instructions on how to make sushi
- Movie Theme- different types of candy and movie tickets
- Spa Time Theme – loafa, travel sized soaps, bubble bath, bath wash, foot scrub, sponge
- Tool Kit – screw drivers, nails, other tools
- Sewing Kit – needles, thread, scissors, buttons
- Makeup Kit – brushes and makeup
- Creative Kit for Kids – crayons, markers, paints, brushes, stickers
- Travel Theme – travel sized toiletries, tooth brushes
- Puzzles – puzzle pieces and a photo of the completed puzzle
- Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Kit- small liquor bottles, shot glass, cards, vail, sash, temporary tattoos, fun straws, games, etc.
- Fourth of July- fill it with sparklers, snaps, matches
- General- fill it with holiday themed candy and decorate accordingly
Here are some more fun trash to treasure ideas and tutorials!
What else can you do with a Pringles Can???
Every year we go to my best friend’s house for the Fourth of July. It’s a casual potluck style get together and I always have a ton of fun. This year I was assigned appetizers. Although I didn’t know this until yesterday I was able to put together some fun festive last minute party appetizers.
Finger foods work best, in my opinion, at casual outdoor parties like this one. You don’t have to worry about supplying/holding/throwing away utensils. My favorite “party utensil” is the toothpick or skewer. It’s so easy to put together and they look great too.
This year, I went with the red, white, and blue theme and made raspberries, star shaped marshmallows, and blackberries on toothpicks.
I also make skewers with cold tortellini with Italian dressing, salami, and cheese. I made little festive flags on my computer and printed them on address labels.
Some other toothpick/skewer last minute party appetizers to consider are:
- Any combination of fruit
- Any combination of veggies
- Cucumber, olives, blue cheese, and tomato
- Mozzarella, basil, and cherry tomato
- Gorgonzola, apple, bacon
- Deli meat, cucumber, tomato
- Any combination of gummy candies
- Any combination of deli meat, cheese, and tomato
- The more colorful the better
- Consider using a small cookie cutter for fruit and such
- Marshmallows are inexpensive and can be dipped in chocolate, sprinkles, or melted candy to fit any party theme.
- Gummy skewers are fun for candy bars. They can also be wrapped in a clear plastic treat bag, tied with ribbon, and given as a party favor.
Memorial Day Craft: Patriotic Votives
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is when we honor Americans who have died for our country in all wars. Over 100 years ago, it became a widespread practice to decorate the graves of soldiers by friends and family.
With no surprise, Martha Stewart has come up with two ideas that I love; a table top patriotic votive and glowing hanging votives that I thought would be nice to make and to light in honor of our soldiers.
Click here to make these table top votives.
Click here to make these hanging votives.
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