March 9, 2010
I found this great idea from Mary Janes & Galoshes, and I thought Peyton just HAS to have one!
I made mine exactly the same way, usuing her template from the Girls Mom Tattoo Clip.
I cut out two hearts and one of each banner piece. I sewed them together and then sewed on the "MOM" part. For me, I wanted Peyton to wear this on any outfit, not just one specific shirt. So, I saftey pinned it on to his Blue Jeans Coveralls. This is so adorable!! I can't wait to make more!
February 23, 2010
February 14, 2010
February 11, 2010
I started with buying a pack of 10 heart shaped doilies from the Dollar Tree! Yes, the Dollar Tree! I bought a pack of Red and a pack of white.
I used my stencils and drew out the letters, B E M I N E. I then traced the letters onto the hearts, alternating colors.
Punch two holes at the top and lace the doilies through. I hung my banner on our family room wall up on the pole. My letters are not moving at all, but I am noticing that the lette "E" is curling inward. I am simply going to glue the edge of that doilie to the ribbion to flatten out!
I wanted to make some kind of clips for everyone to clip onto their cups.
I started with HARD Red & White Felt (not the soft, flimsy kind) I used a cookie cutter to trace the hearts and then cut them out.
Using a hot glue gun ( my secret crush) I glued on a clothes pin to the back of each heart. After learning as I go, be sure to glue the clothes pin closer to the BOTTOM of the hearts, this way you'll have room to hole punch a hole above the clothespin. As you can see below, this is exactly what NOT to do :) The clothespin is way to far up to punch any hole through! :O
I then cut out hearts from plain white and red paper. Side note, I again folded the paper in half and cut free hand hearts ( they will have a slight crease down the middle). On each paper heart I wrote out Love words, if you will :) Not cute, but sexy words instead! After all, this is an adult only party! :)
Lastly, I punched my holes through the felt and paper hearts together and tied a ribbon through the hole to hold the hearts together! Alternate by using red on white and white on red.
I left only about 2 inches between sets of hearts.
February 1, 2010
This is VERY affordable, cute and even fights germs!! :)
I picked up hand sanitizer bottles at the dollar tree,
the most important tip I can give, is to be sure that there is nothing actually printed on the front of the bottle! You need to
remove the label, and if need be use goo-gone or soap and water to remove all the adhesive. Once removed, its simple- decorate!! I use black swirl and valentine decals that I had from my
collection!! I added silver puffy paint as well. I tied different colored red ribbons on each bottle, giving it its own touch. These are fun to make, but best of all helpful for Peyton's teachers!
January 30, 2010
December 1, 2009
I started with purchasing the "do it yourself" clear bulbs sold at Michael's, they come in different size packs. I bought the Large ones first, then when I went back to get more, those were sold out so I then bought the small ones. They actually both worked out pretty good, but the large ones are definitely better!
I first poured glitter down the top so it sat pretty at the bottom. Please note that I think the trick is to buy more expensive glitter so the glitter doesn't "stick" to the sides like static!
I then cut my son's picture into circles, I guessed on the size-holding his picture up to the bulb. For his teachers I cute one picture, and on the other side I typed a bible verse and the year in the shape of a circle the same size as the picture.
I cut two different pictures for each of the bulbs. I then placed ribbon in between the two pictures and glued the pictures together leaving a ribbon tail at the TOP. Once the pictures were completely dry, I then rolled the photos and squeezed them through the top, tying the tail of the ribbon around the top after looping around a few times, hot glued the ribbon down and stuck the bulb top back on with hot glue.
Now, its decorating time!! Get crazy, and get creative! I used feathers, and jewels to cover the bulbs!* Don't forget to write the year, somewhere on the bulb! Everybody loved these bulbs!!