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29th May2014

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Glow Stick 4th of July Party Favor Printable

My family and I celebrate the Fourth of July at the same place every year. There is an annual party with family and friends at my best friend’s in laws. Every year after the sun sets and we wait for the fireworks, all the parents pass out glow sticks and sparklers to all the kids.  This year, I thought I’d make a glow stick Fourth of July Party Favor and free printable to make and bring to the party.

Materials:

You can find glow sticks and sparklers everywhere at this time of year.  I found some fun multi-colored bracelets.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

They have a little more flare than the traditional glow stick bracelets. I removed them from the packages and placed the plastic clasp on one end of each.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Free Printable

I printed out the printables that you can download here and cut them out with a paper cutter:

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor Printable

I cute out 10”X3” strips of patterned scrapbook paper. I taped three glow sticks onto each strip and then used double sided tape to tape a corresponding piece on top, with the printable on top of that. Again, sparklers work great for this too. You can even do a combo of both along with a little pack of matches!

Glow Stick 4th of July Party Favor Printable

The printables say “Light Up Your 4th” and “Have a Bright 4th”.

Glow Stick Fourth of July Party Favor

I hope you enjoy them! In case you missed them, here are a few more fun Fourth of July posts:

20th May2014

Father’s Day Gift Wrapping and Printable

by Dinah Wulf

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Did you know that a 5X7 frame fits perfectly in a Cheez-It’s box? Me neither until now! I, of course, am too cheap to buy gift wrapping boxes.  As you can see here and here and here… oh and here! Man I am thrifty! With Father’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d do a quick and easy free printable and I happen to throw in this Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Wrapping idea.

We bought my husband a frame for his desk at work and put my daughter’s most recent school photo in it. I really should have taken a picture before I wrapped it because it was a fantastic repurposing idea. I bought it at Tall Mouse.  It was a frame covered in old computer keys. It is so cute and perfect for my husband’s desk at work.  Maybe I’ll have to make one myself.

See? It fits perfectly in the box!

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I wrapped it with blue wrapping paper and embellished it with Washi tape and some other decorative tape I had.

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I created a simple printable and tied it on!

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I was going to stop there, but then I thought that since I already made it, why not share it! So feel free to download this free Father’s Day printable here:

Happy Father’s Day Printable

I embellished my tag with patterned scrapbook paper and more Washi tape. Cute, right? I can’t wait to give it to my husband.

In case you need some more eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas, check out a round up post I did.

 

12th May2014

Just Add Ice Cream Repurposed Tic Tac Packs Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Repurposed Tic Tac Packs

This post, Just Add Ice Cream Repurposed Tic Tac Packs Printable, was brought to you by the makers of Tic Tac® mints. I received compensation to write this post through the Tic Tac® Pack program… all opinions expressed are my own.

Did you know that there’s a brand new flavor of Tic Tac mints? Tic Tac® brand launched new limited edition Summer Ice Pop Tic Tac® mints, the coolest flavor to heat up your summer with a nostalgic nod to summertime memories.  These artificially flavored mints are a delicious combination featuring blue Berry pills, red Cherry pills & white Lime pills, and are a unique treat for guests at summer gatherings this year. Mia’s and my favorite are the blue Berry pills.

Repurposed Tic Tac Pack Gift

To help celebrate the launch of this new fun, festive, and patriotic Tic Tac®Pack, I thought I’d make a unique repurposed Tic Tac Packs hostess gift to bring to all those summer parties you may have coming up this season. You can print this FREE printable here:

Just Add Ice Cream FREE Printable

I used my empty Tic Tac packs and filled them with various ice cream sundae toppings like crushed peanuts, mini chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Here is a tip to help you fill these cute little packs with goodies.

Repurposed Tic Tac Pack Idea

Upcycled Tic Tac Packs

I used some red and blue card stock, ribbon, the printable, and double sided tape to create a special card to bring to your favorite party Hostess this Memorial Day or Fourth or July. You can even make this for Father’s Day, for Dad’s like my husband, who has a major sweet tooth!

Repurposed Tic Tac Pack Hostess Gift

Of course I added a pack of the limited edition Summer Ice Pop Tic Tac® mints as well!

Repurposed Tic Tac Containers

Summer Ice Pop Tic Tac® mints can be purchased at select convenience and grocery stores nationwide for a limited time only. I hope you enjoy the printable! Thank you to Tic Tacs for sponsoring this post!

In case you missed it, be sure to check out how I used Tic Tac packs to make Repurposed Tic Tac Packs Craft Kits!

 

11th Apr2014

DIY Bachelorette Party Favor Ideas FREE Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Recently I shared some fun stenciled DIY bachelorette party favor bags that I made for a girls weekend I have coming up. Today I wanted to share what’s inside!! AND I decided to make a Bachelorette Party Favor FREE Printable that is perfect for survival kit for a weekend getaway. I also wanted to put together some fun ideas for DIY bachelorette party favor ideas for you.

Girls Weekend Survival Kit

Bachelorette Party Favor Ideas:

  • Gum or mints
  • Candy
  • Bra Strap Clips
  • Invisible Tape
  • Hair Ties and Hairbands
  • Mirrors
  • Aspirin
  • Cups and Straws
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Eye Masks
  • Mini toiletries
  • Tissues
  • Nail polish
  • Lip gloss

I raided the dollar bins at various retail stores.  I found these jeweled compact mirrors and eye masks for $1.50 each at Michael’s!

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You can also buy things that come with several pieces and then break them up in packages to save money.  I did that with the hairbands, gum, aspirin, bra clips, and invisible tape.

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The FREE printables come with Girls Weekend labels, including an “in case of an emergency”, “sweet treats”, “extra hairbands”, and “hangover relief”.  By the way, after I already made the favors for my friends I realized that “hairbands” and “hangover” is one word! They are wrong in the photo but correct on the printables! My friends are free to make fun of me later! Ha! Print the Girls Weekend Printables here:

Girls Weekend Free Printables

The small labels will fit a two inch plastic bag, the medium will fit a three inch plastic bag, and the large labels will fit a four inch plastic bag. You can buy these favor bags at any supply craft store and some party supply stores. Here are my favor bags all filled up! Feel free to stop by my post on how to stencil these fun jute tote bags!

 

19th Mar2014

Teacher Appreciation Free Printables

by Dinah Wulf

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This is the first year in many years that I finally get to participate in Teacher Appreciation week!  As a bonus, I have the honor of participating in another Craft Lightening! This sweet little gift can be made in less than 15 minutes! Mia is in her first year of pre-school and has three teachers. I thought I’d make a few Teacher Appreciation Free Printables that can be used as gift tags, bookmarks, or little signs. With a little bit of paper scraps and ribbon you can embellish them any way you’d like.

I came up with three sayings that I found online:

  • 2 Teach is 2 Touch Lives 4 Ever
  • Thank you for helping me GROW.
  • There’s no one quite like a special teacher and no one quite as special as you.

Materials I used were:

  • Scrapbook paper scraps
  • Paper Cutter
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Picture corners
  • Double-sided tape
  • Craft flowers
  • Rhinestones
  • Glue
  • Skewer

The printable looks like this, so that you can dress them up however you’d like!

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They can be used any way you please. I thought the “Thank you for helping me grow” one can be attached to a BBQ skewer and inserted into a favorite blooming flower or plant.

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Download the FREE Printable…

Teacher Appreciation FREE Printable

I hope you enjoy them! The creative possibilities are endless for these.

Thank you to Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for allowing me to participate in another fun Craft Lightening!  If you want to see some of my other 15 minute crafts you might like:

Be sure to check the other fabulous Bloggers participating in this series!

18th Feb2014

Dr. Seuss Inspired Party: FREE PRINTABLES

by Dinah Wulf

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Geesh! It helps when you have a super talented, even craftier, older brother! My brother from, Figure Ground Graphics, designed these AWESOME Dr. Seuss Inspired Party printables and is offing them to DIY Inspired readers for FREE! Woot woot! They take just a few minutes to download and print and can be used for cupcake and food toppers, favor bags, or signs.  This is great because I am honored to share this Sweet Things Are Treat Things party for a Dr. Seuss edition of Craft Lightening!

Here is what they look like when you print them.

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I cut and folded the balloons and cakes and put them on straws for food toppers.

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Here are a few close ups.

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I also used them to embellish some treat boxes that I made.  I will have a tutorial for these boxes coming up this week!

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The sign can be used in different ways as well. You can simply fold it and display it.

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You can use a photo holder to display it. OR…wait for it… they are the perfect size to fit in a Ziploc bag for party favors!

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Now for the FREE Printables! Download them here:

Sweet Things Are Treat Things Party Printables

I hope you enjoyed this Dr. Seuss Inspired Party!  Thank you to Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for allowing me to participate in another fun Craft Lightening!  Be sure to stop by their blogs for more Dr. Seuss inspired crafty goodness!

 If you want to see some of my other 15 minute crafts you might like:

28th Jan2013

DIY Candy Valentines with a Free Printable

by Dinah Wulf

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Even though my daughter is not yet old enough to be in school, I thought it would still be fun to come up with some DIY Candy Valentines with a Free Printable for my DIY Inspired readers.  I figured my daughter and I could pass the ones I made for this post out to friends and loved ones.  I have done a candy sayings post in the past to help cheer up my husband when he hurt his foot last year, so if you need more inspiration or want to use different candies check out that post.  If you like these, please help yourself to this free printable!

DIY Candy Valentines with a Free Printable

Here are the sayings that I used this time.  I tried to be creative and funny.  Let me know what you think!  If you have other ideas, I’d love to see your sayings in the comments below.

  • Fruit Snacks – “Orange you berry happy I’m your Valentine?”
  • Blow Pop- “Life without you would blow.”
  • Almond Joy- “You bring me so much joy it’s nuts!”
  • Chiclets- “You’re a sweet chick.  Will you be my Valentine?”
  • Pop Rocks- “You Rock, Valentine!”
  • Whoppers- “You’re a Whopper of a Valentine.”

I used favor bags, scrapbook paper, and ribbon to embellish them.  Double sided tape makes it easy to assemble.  Here are a couple more photos.  I had a lot of fun making them.

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I hope you print them out! Enjoy and don’t forget to leave your candy sayings!

***Bonus alert! I am so excited to share two more bonus Valentine’s Day crafts from my friends, Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box and Barbara from Chase the Star!***

Here is Barbara’s adorable Valentine’s Day Banner!

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And here is Loren’s cute Cupid Felt Valentine’s Snow Globe!

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Happy Crafting!

 

 

26th Dec2012

Potty Training Chart with Free Printable

by Dinah Wulf

Like every other Mother out there with a toddler, I am working on a new rite of passage… potty training.  Ugh.  First of all, I think I started too early.  My best friend’s daughter who may be the same numeric age as my little one, however is actually this amazing super talented and smart 4 Year Old in a Two Year Old’s body, was the reason I started so early.  I tried a few tactics here and there and my newest one is a reward chart.  Since I thought I’d share my story, I might as well turn it into a blog post on how to make your own potty training chart!

What is strange is that we went on vacation for two weeks and she was practically potty trained. She woke up with a dry diaper almost every night and sat on the “big girl” toilet seat almost every time.  We get home from this successful vaca and nada.  We were back to square one.  So, I digress, to a potty training chart.  Here is what you need:

  • Two pieces of 12X12 scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Straight edge
  • Computer (or feel free to handwrite)
  • Exact-o Knife
  • Double sided tape
  • This blue chart or pink chart printable

Step One:  The printable is 7.5” X 10.25”.  Using an exact-o knife and straight edge, cut out the 7.5” X 10.25” window in your desired area.  I positioned mine in the center bottom to leave room for a title.

Step Two: Create your title.  I printed it on a computer and cut it out, but you can simply write your title or use stencils, whatever you prefer.

Step Three: Using double sided tape, attach your top piece to a second piece of scrap book paper. Leave the right and left side of the window unattached so that you can slide and change out your printable when necessary.

Step Four: Print and slide in your printable. By the way, I got the image of the star on Google Images because Mia loves stars!

Step Five:  Hang in at eye level, near your child’s potty.

I use fun and unique stickers to cover each space as my daughter hits the achievement.  So far it’s kind of sort of working maybe?  Ha!  We’ll see!  Do you have any potty training advice?  Here is some advice from Facebook (some funny, some serious):

“Glue” – T.N.

“Be patient. It’s doesn’t happen overnight.” – T.W.

“Aim for the center.” – P.S.

“I was going to say bribery.” – J.H.B.

“It usually will happen when she is ready. Make her as familiar as possible and try all you can think of and when she wants to and is ready she will just do it.” – K.T.Y.

“Buy a potty chair and have her sit on it when she watches TV and then make a big deal out of it when she goes.” – J.W.

“Just show her the process, ask her if she wants to potty in the toilet when you go and once you think she gets the concept just ask her every morning if she wants to wear a diaper or not…. when she is ready she’ll say no. I don’t recommend kid potties, totally unnecessary, more work, more things to clean and when there isn’t one available, they have a harder time going in a regular toilet.” D.R.

How about you?  Any tips or tricks?

 

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12th Mar2012

St. Patrick’s Day DIY Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf

My husband LOVES St. Patrick’s Day (even though he’s not Irish).  We thought we’d start an annual St. Patrick’s Day party at our house… starting NEXT year.  Since we just moved in, we thought it’d best to just start with getting some ideas first.

There were so many inspiring St. Patrick’s Day ideas that I decided to do a photo gallery.  It was impossible to narrow it down to a few pictures.  I explored my usual websites like BHG and Martha Stewart and also some of my favorite blogs as well as Pintrest.

So, at the end of this photo gallery is a list of links for the sources, some with tutorials, and some with free printables, to all this amazing St. Patrick’s Day DIY Inspiration.

St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas:

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations & Crafts:

St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Treats:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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08th Nov2011

Easy Monkey Banana Treats – Free Printable!

by Dinah Wulf

One of the best parts of blogging, at least for me, is developing relationships.  Thanks to the World Wide Web, I am introduced daily to creative people with my same interests from across the globe. Recently, I was introduced to Anneke van de Langkruis from Holland.  She sells items at her Etsy Shop, Villa Figura, such as prints and gift tags with her whimsical illustrations, perfect for a nursery.

The tutorial and free printable below  is courtesy of Anneke van de Langkruis!  Follow her on Facebook here.  Thank you, Anneke!

Easy Monkey Banana Treats by Anneke van de Langkruis

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Preparing fun birthday treats for one or two year old’s can be a real challenge. Forget about hard candy, chocolate and chips. Too sweet and hard to chew with no teeth! Don’t bother coming up with original and complex ideas those little ones won’t even understand. Think simple and healthy!

Here’s a fun, fast and easy idea I designed for my son’s first birthday. Banana Monkeys! Their tail curls all the way around.

 

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How to:

1. Print this simple design on craft paper or brown paper.

2. Cut around the monkey and cut out the tail into a spiral.

3. Curl the tail around a banana.

4. Fasten the little feet with a staple or small piece of tape.

Looking for a jungle-theme? Present the group of monkeys in a cane basket
and cut some green jungle leaves to affix to the basket.

- Enjoy!