School is starting back up and that means the reading will start up too! I have the most perfectly simple project for you today that they can even help with, Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmarks! These would even be great for back to school gifts for teachers! Everyone can use a cute bookmark right? Right!…
I by no means invented this idea or recipe! However I am totally guilty of thinking that it was more work than it was worth to make these cute little red, white & blue layered jello treats. It’s really one of the simplest treats I could make and it has such a fabulous visual impact on…Read details
JUMP TO RECIPE Is it getting hot where you live? It is certainly getting warmer here! Why not celebrate the patriotic holidays of summer with some Patriotic Popsicles made with Gatorade & fresh fruit?! My house runs on popsicles. I am not even kidding. Do you want to know who demands them and eats them the most? …Read details
Do you host a Memorial Day, 4th of July, Flag Day or Labor Day Party? Do you attend any of these said parties? Labor day festivities? If you love patriotic summer holidays as much as I do then you will want to print off these FREE Patriotic Party Printables for your next get together! Whether…
Do you want a really simple and practical gift to make and give for Father’s day? I have just the thing for you…my BBQ Squirt Bottle. Most dads, uncles, grandpas and the special men in our lives spend some summer time in front of a grill. Most of the time they have a huge cup of water or a squirt bottle to help tame the flames! Here is a fun one to fix up and personalize for your special man!
This started out a long time ago. I bought the one below for my dad at the Christmas Store at my grade school. I think I probably spent a good $2 of my hard earned money on it :) It was an old dish soap bottle that had “Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle” written on it with paint markers and some flames drawn on it. Fast forward to just last year. MY DAD WAS STILL USING IT! It had to be at least 25 years old! It was an antique people! (That just scared me that it was 25 years ago—I am not that old!) OK so I digress…however it had seen better days so I whipped one up for my small people to give him to replace the old one.
I made this Jelly Bean Prayer Free Printable for the boys to hand out at PSR (Religion class for public school kids!) and preschool. Perfect little bag topper of Jelly Beans! I thought they turned out so cute that I thought I would share them here with you. These would be perfect for play groups, church…
I think I need to admit a problem…I have a carrot problem. For some reason everything Carrot is absolutely, incredibly, fantastically wonderful to me! As are these adorable Carrot Mason Jars that I whipped up in no time for my Spring Mantel! Do you ever do that? Find something you are crushing on and let…
This Orange Play-Dough Recipe is the perfect thing when stuffed inside these cute carrot eggs! A great non-candy basket option that will soon become your favorite play-dough recipe to make! I can’t believe Easter is just around the corner! If you are like me, you are looking for things to add to your children’s Easter…
Do you want to make a super quick sweet treat for your family for the upcoming Valentine’s day? Well these Heart Milk and Cookies are perfect and they are minimal work with maximum cuteness! A simple treat to whip up to show you love your crew!
Guess what? I made these heart cookies from a box!! My time is precious and the store bought rolls of dough and the fab boxes of mix are just super time savers for me. Not to mention, I am pregnant…I just don’t have the motivation that I normally do. The thought of getting out all my baking products and mixer and such just makes me want to hibernate to the couch under a giant cover! Especially since I will have to cook dinner later in the day!
These cookies are so easy, I prepared the dough according to the box directions and then I simply pressed the dough into this adorable silicone heart pan I picked up at Wal-mart for only $4. I baked about 2-3 minutes longer than the package stated.
Then while those were cooling I whipped up some Heart Ice Cubes using milk instead of water! So easy, I made some pink and red ones using Wilton Food Colors that I had in my cake decorating stuff. So easy. Mix it with the milk and fill the same silicone tray back up (after washing of course!) Freeze until set.
When the kids were home from school they loved to see heart ice cubes floating in their milk and I cut a slit in the heart with a knife and hung some cookies along the rim of the glass!
A few weeks ago I shared these Float My Boat Free Printable Valentine over at C.R.A.F.T. I thought I’d share them here too in case you missed it! There is a free printable below so all you have to do is get some of your favorite life savers! I love the Wint-O-Greens but my kids love…
Today I am super excited to show you my DIY Chevron Gift Tags using my Lifestyle Crafts Tools! I am thrilled to be a part of their Studio Teams and I get to show you a great home/organization project each month using these great products! If you didn’t hear already…We R Memory Keepers purchased Lifestyle Crafts! So now I get to show you projects using BOTH companies products! Yay! All opinions are 100% my own! Make sure you read until the end because there may or may not just be a GIVEAWAY for you!! Woo Hoo!
- Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Die Cut machine
- Genius Platform with included Dies
- We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi Tape (in Emerald)
- Crop-A-Dile with included eyelets
- Twine or Ribbon
Before I get started on this project, I want to tell you that if you are interested in any of these tools or products you can use code CHESAYS and get 20% off your order! I’m kind of in love with this stuff!
First I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to fit my Genius Platform and I applied a strip of Chevron Washi Tape down the length of the paper.
The Genius platform is great because it’s magnetic so your dies don’t slide around while you are positioning everything in your machine. I followed the directions and put my die down, topped with my washi cardstock and then put down Mat A and fed it through my machine.
This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions are 100% my own.
Do you need a last minute handmade gift idea? I have the perfect one for you and any wine lover on your holiday list. These Hand Painted Wine Glasses are so easy and fun to make! You can customize them to say anything you want!
- 3D Opaque Glass Paints from DecoArt
- Wine Glasses (I picked mine up from Dollar Tree)
- Scrapbooking Stickers
- Xacto Knife
I started off by spelling out the word “cheers” on my glass with my scrapbooking stickers!
Next I started with one color of my 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels and made dots all round the letters. Be sure to leave room for your second color. Make your dots dense around the letters and then slowly taper off as you extend outwards.
This post is sponsored by Michael’s and Recollections. All opinions are 100% my own. Today in my 25 Days of Christmas Series I am sharing this fun Glittered JOY Wall Hanging! It’s really easy and I love the way the glitter sparkles and shines! I realized the other day that I don’t glitter enough stuff! …
Today in my 25 Days of Christmas Series I am sharing a fun FREE Christmas Printable. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can sure be overwhelming so here’s a funny reminder to take a deep breath!! We try to do all don’t we? Decorate the most perfect holiday home. Make the most delicious and…
I am in total love with this Tiered Peppermint Serving Tray! Last year I made this Mod Podged fabric one and I adore it! Use it all the time. I remembered back when I was in girl scouts, and we made these melted peppermint ornaments. I got to thinking…why can’t I make them into a…